Shashi Kapoor,Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Passes away at 79 in Mumbai

Shashi Kapoor, Popularly known actor in Hindi films passed away, at his residence in Mumbai, after a prolonged illness.Youngest of the Kapoor family, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor was born on March 18th,1938, named as Balbir Raj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor was the name he made it into a big Hero, acted in 116 films.

Born to parents Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsani Kapoor, it was but Natural for him to choose theaters and Cinema.Prithviraj Kapoor, founder of Prithvi theaters gave him the initial lessons as actor-father, he later was drawn into cinema in the late 40’s.’Sangram’ was the childhood of Raj Kapoor, the hero of the film, he acted in a few films as a child artist.

‘Dhramapurthra’ Shashi Kapoor's first film as Hero, continued to be a hero in 61 films. Another 51 films, he was a part of multiple-heroes,21 as supporting actor.Char Diwari in1961, Mehendi Lage Mere Haath in 1962, Mohabbat Isko Kehete hai in 1965, Jab Jab Phool Khile in 1965, Neend Hamari Khwab Thumhari in 1966, Raja Saab in 1969, Rootha Na Karo in 1970 and many more. He acted in English films  Householder, Shakesphear wallah.

While in Calcutta, Prithvi Theaters were having plays, he met Jennifer Kendal in 1958, fell in love and were married.They have three children Kanal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor.

Shashi Kapoor had a shock of his life who died of cancer in 1984.

He was honored Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, a civilian award.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award, highest in Indian Cinema was awarded to Shashi Kapoor in 2014.

One and the only family, Kapoor family has the distinction of receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke Award by Father Prithviraj Kapoor, Elder brother Raj Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor.

May his soul rest in peace.

Courtesy: Videos by Vihari Channel

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