Bollywood industry is in shock as veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67. Here’s a look at his biography, films, awards & prolific career.
Veteran Actor Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67. Bollywood star shared this sad news on Twitter. He tweeted:
Being active in the industry for the last 50 years, Rishi Kapoor enjoyed a huge fan base. He is one of the few actors who had a solid second inning in the industry. The talented actor is no more and we will surely miss him badly. Here’s a look at Rishi Kapoor biography and prolific career.
Rishi Kapoor Biography
Born in Bombay, Rishi Kapoor was the second son of director Raj Kapoor (Showman of Indian Cinema). He did his schooling from Campion School, Mumbai and Mayo College, Ajmer.
He debuted in his father’s film ‘Mera Naam Joker’ in 1970 as a child artist. He got his first lead role opposite Dimple Kapadia in 1973 film ‘Bobby’, which was the biggest success of the era and earned him Best Actor Filmfare Award and rest what happened is history.
In the next 20 years, he delivered some big hits like ‘Khel Khel Mein’, Rafoo Chakkar, Kabhie Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Duniya Meri Jeb Mein, Laila Majnu, Karz, Prem Rog, Nagina, Henna, Bol Radha Bol, Chandni, Deewana etc. He played leading roles as the romantic lead in 92 films between 1973 and 2000, of which 36 were box office hits.
He is one of the few Bollywood stars who shone bright in their second inning. He delivered some power-packed performances in his second inning which includes films like Do Duni Chaar, Agneepath Mulk, D Day, 102 Not Out, Kapoor & Sons. Rishi Kapoor in his 50 years career was the most flexible and dynamic actor, twisted his bones and revamped himself. His Performance impacts us, makes critics blush and leave the audience in awe.
He recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film “The Intern” with Deepika Padukone. However, little did he knew that the project would not happen.
Rishi Kapoor career: In pics
Rishi Kapoor Career: Awards and accolades
- 1970 – National Film Award for Mera Naam Joker.
- 1974 – Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Bobby
- 2008 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2009 – Honoured by the Russian Government for contribution to cinema
- 2011 – Zee Cine Awards: Best Lifetime Jodi along with Neetu Singh
- 2011 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Do Dooni Chaar
- 2016 – Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2017 – Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor & Sons
- 2017 – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor & Sons
- 2017 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male for Kapoor & Sons
- 2017 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Kapoor & Sons
A star is gone. We will miss you, Rishi Kapoor.