Shashi Kapoor
Film actor and director
Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor, born Balbir-Raj Prithviraj Kapoor on 18 March 1938 in Calcutta, is an award-winning Indian film actor and film producer. He has also been film director and assistant director in Hindi Films. He is a member of the Kapoor family, a film dynasty in India's Bollywood cinema. He is the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, the son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the widower of Jennifer Kendal, and the father of Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.
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Breaking down the wall
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
On December 16, 1971, the Pakistani army stationed in the eastern wing of its country laid down arms before its Indian counterpart. The apparent regional supremacy of India was further enhanced by a nuclear test on May 18, 1974, when the Buddha smiled amid a radioactive haze. Behind this glitter and glory, the everyday life of a common Indian was plagued by phenomenal food shortages, an excruciating oil crisis and horrendous poverty. Was India on its way to becoming the most powerful nation in the East, or the most starved nation? This may have been the dilemma explored, consciously or unconsciously, in the movie Deewar. Released on January 1, 1975, the film was directed by Yash Chopra and written by Salim-Javed. It presented the story of a young policeman who chooses to live in poverty, paying the price for being honest, and kills his delinquent elder brother in the line of duty. The film was an instant success. Since then, it has been counted a ...
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Shashi Kapoor undergoes catract surgery
The Times Of India - over 4 years
Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor today underwent a cataract surgery at a city hospital and was later discharged, doctors attending on him, said.
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Roti Kapada Aur Makaan Is it still relevant
Bollywood Hungama - over 4 years
From the time he officially turned director with Upkar in 1967 (he had earlier ghost-directed the patriotic Shaheed), Manoj Kumar emblazoned the silver screen with star-studded epic-sized musicals. Purab Aur Pachchim in 1970, Shor in 1972 was followed by Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (RKAM) in 1974. The film, a melodrama about love, betrayal and unemployment, RKAM is significant in that it marked the return of the star to essay the role of Bharat, the conscience of the nation torn by the growing corruption in our society and the struggle of the common man to make ends meet. While Upkar was inspired by Lal Bahadur Shastri's slogan Jai jawan jai kisan, RKAM was inspired by Indira Gandhi's Garabi hatao slogan. Hence in a sequence simmering with indignant drama, Manoj Kumar burns his university degree in his father's funeral pyre, epitomizing frustration and dejection of the youth. The pronounced political undercurrents of the drama notwithstanding, RKAM is at heart a love triangl ...
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The timeless poster boy of Hindi cinema - The Asian Age
Google News - over 5 years
It's just another day in Shashi Kapoor's paradise. Confession: he was my hero, I-wish-I-was-like-him poster boy of the 1960s. Terrific looks, coiffed and cologned, a jagged but disarming smile, neatly turned out, advancing a fashion statement with
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High on life! Sanjana Kapoor's take on Prithvi Theatre - Moneycontrol.com
Google News - over 5 years
She is, of course, the famous daughter of very famous parents - Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal. Sanjana has been many things in her life. She has been an actor, television anchor and also continues to be a strong evangelist of theatre
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Top 9 Bollywood Janmashtami songs - Firstpost
Google News - over 5 years
The Shashi Kapoor,Zeenat Aman starrer became an all time favourite with this song. The song is Krishna's complain to his mother about he being dark, while Radha being fair. It portrays the innocence of krishna. 5. Badla – Shor mach gaya shor dekho aaya
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Notable deaths around nation, world as of Aug. 21, 2011 - OregonLive.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
His brothers Raj and Shashi Kapoor also were successful actors, and his father, Prithviraj Kapoor, was a theater personality. Scotty Robertson, 81, of Ruston, La., the first coach of the NBA's New Orleans Jazz, died Aug. 18 after cancer and a stroke
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Shammi Kapoor's death saddens his childhood friends - Pakistan Observer
Google News - over 5 years
The elders of Dhaki Munawar Shah still reminisce the good days they spent with Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor. The house of the legendary Kapoors at Dhaki Munawar Shah, in the heart of the Peshawar City, is still known as “Kapoor's house”
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Film Academy in India - Deccan Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Suniti Ghoshal, 44, started her career in film-making in 1988 and went on to work with Sanjay Khan in The Sword of Tipu Sultan and also with Shashi Kapoor in Ajooba. Born and brought up in Bengal, her enthusiasm about her work is evident as she talks
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Tearful farewell to Shammi Kapoor - Indiantelevision.com
Google News - over 5 years
The late actor's brother, Shashi Kapoor, who is himself unwell, attended the cremation on a wheelchair. His nephews Randhir and Rishi Kapoor and his grandnephew Ranbir were also present for the last rites. Apart from the family, many Bollywood
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Bollywood star Shammi Kapoor dies - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
The actor belonged to the Indian film industry's famous family of actors which included his father, Prithviraj, and brothers Raj and Shashi Kapoor. One of the most popular stars of his generation, he starred in hits like Junglee, An Evening in Paris, ... - -
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Celebrity Genes: When One Size Doesn't Fit All - Daijiworld.com
Google News - over 5 years
In Hindi cinema, the children of Dharmendra, Shashi Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, Raj Kapoor and many others, could not match their parents in terms of name and fame. Ditto is with Hema Malini and Sharmila Tagore's daughters who could not enkindle Bollywood
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Ritesh, Boman steal the thunder at IIFA - Deccan Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Even the No Dee-War spoof on the Shashi Kapoor-Amitabh Bachchan confrontation scene was a hilarious affair. Shashi and the Big B were replaced by the two warring Khans —SRK and Salman and the dialogue where the two try to upstage each other was so
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Amitabh Lexicon - Times of Oman
Google News - over 5 years
The word 'Sign' finds an instant reference point from Deewar (never mind that it has been wrongly referred to as Namak Halal here) in the famous scene where Shashi Kapoor questions Big B - 'Bhai tum sign karoge ya nahin...?' So while it does sound
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Sepianotes: Shashi Kapoor, Neetu Singh at an event - Times of India
Google News - over 5 years
And this picture of the lead actors Vinod Khanna, Shashi Kapoor and Neetu Singh along with director Ashok Roy, financer Gulshan Rai and guest V Shantaram was clicked at the very event by lensman Jagdish Aurangabadkar. The only thing that really stands
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The magic of Manoj - The Hindu
Google News - over 5 years
Just as Dharmendra is macho and versatile, and Shashi Kapoor, suave and romantic, actor-director-writer Manoj Kumar is intense and full of ideas. A look at four of his all-time hits: Woh Kaun Thi Raj Khosla's suspense thriller, Woh Kaun Thi, in 1964,
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Akshays 'S' fixation! - Times of India
Google News - over 5 years
What's more is that many a times he is called Saif and Shashi Kapoor lookalike and his all time favourite actor is Salman Khan. Well Akshay, you should choose a girlfriend whose name also starts with 'S' alphabet. He confirms, "I have realised that the
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A quiet half century - The Hindu
Google News - over 5 years
Astonishingly their contemporary Shashi Kapoor, who also completed his golden jubilee around the same time, has been ignored both by the film industry and the media. Beginning as a child artist in Raj Kapoor's “Aag” and “Awara”, Shashi Kapoor started
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shashi Kapoor
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 76
    In 2015, he was awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of his family to receive the highest award in Indian Cinema after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor.
    More Details Hide Details From the age of four, Shashi Kapoor acted in plays directed and produced by his father Prithviraj Kapoor, while travelling with Prithvi Theatres. He started acting in films as a child in the late 1940s, appearing in commercial films including Sangram (1950), Dana Paani (1953) under the name of Shashiraj as there was another actor by the same name who used to act in mythological films as child artiste. His best known performances as child artist were in Aag (1948) and Awaara (1951), where he played the younger version of the characters played by his older brother Raj Kapoor and in Sangram (1950), where he played younger version of Ashok Kumar.
  • 2013
    Age 74
    He was honoured by Walk of the Stars as his hand print was preserved for posterity at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai in November 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 73
    On 20 July 2012, Shashi Kapoor underwent a cataract surgery at Kokilaben Hospital in suburban Andheri.
    More Details Hide Details He was discharged from the hospital the same day. Winner Winner Nominated
  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 39
    In 1978, he set up his production house, Film Valas, which produced critically acclaimed films such as Junoon (1978), Kalyug (1981), 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Vijeta (1982) and Utsav (1984).
    More Details Hide Details In 1991 he produced and directed a fantasy film titled Ajooba which had his frequent co-star Amitabh Bachchan and nephew Rishi Kapoor in the lead. He regarded Nanda, Pran, Dharmendra, Dev Anand, Ismail Merchant, Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar as his closest friends from the industry since the beginning of his career and maintained cordial relations with Amitabh Bachchan, Yash Chopra, MGR, Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and most of his co-stars.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 22
    Shashi Kapoor made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film Dharmputra and went on to appear in 116 Hindi films, including 61 films as the solo lead hero and 55 multi star-cast films, 21 films as supporting actor and special appearance in 7 films.
    More Details Hide Details He was a very popular actor in Bollywood during the 60s, 70s and until the mid 80s. Kapoor's early films, Dharmputra, Prem Patra, and Char Diwari, were in Hindi. Since 1961, he started acting in English language films, which include The Householder and Shakespeare-Wallah. He was one of India's first actors to go international. Actress Nanda, who was an established star at this time, signed 8 Hindi films with Kapoor, as she believed that he could deliver good performances. Their first two films as a pair were the critically acclaimed romantic film Char Diwari (1961) and Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath (1962). In the 1960s Kapoor acted in several romantic films opposite Nanda, including Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain (1965), Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965), Neend Hamari Khwab Tumhare (1966), Raja Saab (1969) and Rootha Na Karo (1970). In an interview in the 1990s, Kapoor declared that Nanda was his favourite heroine and that he regarded her as one of his mentors. In another interview, Nanda stated that Shashi Kapoor was her favourite hero.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1958
    Age 19
    After their subsequent meeting, the couple fell in love and after facing initial opposition from the Kendals and support from sister-in-law Geeta Bali, they got married in July 1958.
    More Details Hide Details They acted in a number of films together, most notably in Merchant Ivory productions. They had three children: Kunal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor. Jennifer and Shashi established Prithvi Theatre on 5 November 1978 in Mumbai. Jennifer died of cancer in 1984 which shattered him. The English actress Felicity Kendal is his sister-in-law. Shashi Kapoor’s children, for a short while, became Hindi film actors but their European looks and accented Hindi prevented them from having a successful career. His elder son Kunal is married to director Ramesh Sippy's daughter. Kunal moved on to ad film direction and established his production house Adfilm-Valas which is today extremely successful. Shashi's daughter Sanjana is married to wildlife conservationist Valmik Thapar. They have a son named Hamir. Shashi's younger son Karan became successful in modelling and later settled down in London. He is an accomplished photographer.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Age 9
    He worked in four Hindi films as a child artist from 1948 to 1954.
    More Details Hide Details Kapoor got an opportunity to work as an assistant director in the film Post Box 999, the debut film of Sunil Dutt, and worked as an assistant director to Ravindra Dave in Guest House (1959) which was followed by movies such as Dulha Dulhan, Shriman Satyawadi, where Raj Kapoor was the lead hero.
  • 1938
    Born
    Born on March 18, 1938.
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