Randhir Kapoor life and biography

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Randhir Kapoor biography

Date of birth : 1947-02-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mumbai,India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-08
Credited as : Actor, Bollywood, Film director

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Randhir Kapoor is a Bollywood actor, producer and director. His nickname is Daboo.
Randhir Kapoor hails from the legendary Kapoor family. He is the eldest son of Raj Kapoor. He is a fourth generation Kapoor and comes from a distinguished Punjabi Hindu family who have been part of the Hindi film industry for many years. His great great grandfather was Dewan Keshavmal Kapoor, his grandfather was actor Prithviraj Kapoor, his paternal uncles are actors Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor. His brothers are actors Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor. His wife is actress Babita and his daughters are actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. His nephew is actor Ranbir Kapoor, son of Rishi Kapoor.
Randhir Kapoor made his acting and directorial debut with Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971) which also starred his wife, father and grandfather. The film was produced under the R.K banner and was an average success.
After his debut, he scored with two successful movies, the first with Jaya Bachchan in the film Jawani Diwani (1972) which also included the hit song "Jaane Jaan." This movie was one of the biggest hits of that year and was applauded because of the music and performances. The other success, released the same year, was Raampur Ka Lakshman, with Shatrughan Sinha and Rekha, and directed by Manmohan Desai, with music by the legendary R.D. Burman.
In 1975 he directed and starred alongside his father once again in Dharam Karam which was a failure at the box office.
He went on to appear in other multi-star hit films: Chacha Bhatija (1977), Kasme Vaade (1978) (he earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Supporting Actor) and Pukar (1983). Except for Jawani Diwani, which was successful to a major extent because of music by Rahul Dev Burman, Randhir Kapoor never had a single successful movie in which he was the leading man. All his other hits were with other major stars and in which Randhir Kapoor himself was the secondary lead.
After the 1984 film Khazana he quit acting and took to producing and directing. In 1991 he directed Henna. It was at first directed by his father. But when his father died during production, Randhir completed the film for him. He earned a Filmfare nomination for Best Director. In 1996 he was the producer of PremGranth which was the directorial debut of his younger brother Rajiv and in 1999 he was the producer of Aa Ab Laut Chalen which was the directorial debut of his brother Rishi.
In 1999 he returned to acting with the film Mother. After another break he appeared in the film Armaan (2003).
On 13 May 2007 he made an appearance on the television chat show Koffee with Karan where his brothers and sister Rima as well as his sister-in-law Neetu Singh appeared. On the show, it was mentioned how Randhir had been Neetu's first leading man in the film Rikshawala (1972), and they laughed about how the film hadn't done well.
He appeared in the movie House Full (film) in 2010.
Randhir and Babita were college sweethearts but their marriage was not a success. Babita was active in the movie industry until the time of her marriage. The Kapoor family tradition mandated her withdrawal from films upon marriage.
After some time, they separated and Babita took their daughters with her. They did not get back together, and lived separately. Despite the Kapoor family tradition, Babita encouraged her daughters to become film actors.

Housefull 2 (2012)
Action Replayy (2010 film)
Housefull (2010 film)
Armaan (2003)
Mother (1999)
Khazana (1984)
Humse Na Jeeta Koi (1983)
Pukar (1983)
Sawaal (1982)
Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981)
Harjaee (1981)
Biwi-O-Biwi: The Fun-Film (1981)
Dhongee (1979)
Aakhri Daku (1978)
Bhakti Mein Shakti (1978)
Chor Ke Ghar Chor (1978)
Heeralal Pannalal (1978)
Kasme Vaade (1978)
Chacha Bhatija (1977)
Kachcha Chor (1977)
Mama Bhanja (1977)
Ram Bharose (1977)
Bhanwar (1976)
Aaj Ka Mahaatma (1976)
Bhala Manus (1976)
Ginny Aur Johnny (1976)
Khalifa (1976)
Dharam Karam (1975) ... Dharam
Dafaa 302: Indian Penal Code Section 302 (1975)
Lafange (1975)
Ponga Pandit (1975)
Dil Diwana(1974)
Haath Ki Safai (1974)
Hum Rahi (1974)
Rickshawala (1973)
Jawani Diwani (1972)
Jeet (1972)
Raampur Ka Lakshman (1972)
Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971)

Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999)
PremGranth (1996)
Henna (1991)
Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)

Henna (1991)
Dharam Karam (1975)
Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971)

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