Rishi Kapoor life and biography

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Rishi Kapoor biography

Date of birth : 1952-09-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mumbai, India
Nationality : Hindi
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-10-17
Credited as : Bollywood actor, film director, Lifetime Achievement Award 2008

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Kapoor is considered to be the best brand name for the Bollywood industry today, as they have been serving it and acting as its active contributors to its growth from decades. Right from the legendary Prithviraj Kapoor to the latest hot guy Ranbir Kapoor, they have been magnanimously involved in the Rishi Kapoor Hindi cinema. While Raj Kapoor enlarged the vision to make it a full-size industry, his sons were no less. Rishi Kapoor, the second son of Raj Kapoor has made tremendous contribution to the Hindi film industry. Rishi Kapoor alias Chintu was always passionate about acting. His bedroom mirror served as his earliest confidante and he would try out various expressions in front of it. His power-packed performance, right from his first movie ‘Mera Naam Joker’, had established him into the glamour world. Setting his roots firmly into the acting world, the immensely talented actor has played all the shades and still continues to surprise his fans with his acting capabilities.

Rishi Kapoor was born on 4th September 1952, in the legendary Kapoor family. He is the second son of the veteran actor and director Raj Kapoor. His brother Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor have been celebrated actors of the film fraternity. He is married renowned actor Neetu Singh and has two children Ranbir and Riddhima Kapoor.


Rishi Kapoor started his career when he was in his teens, playing his father’s role as a child, in the well-known movie ‘Mera Naam Joker’. With the acting skills in his genes and a knack of creativity, he struck jackpot from the very start of his career. Overwhelmed by the adulation he received, he bagged the lead role for his father’s next home production ‘Bobby’, which was an instant hit amongst youngsters. Two hit releases back to back for a newcomer like him set his hold in the star world immediately.

Rishi KapoorAfter that, there was no looking back for the ace actor. His films fuelled his lover boy-for-all-seasons image as he was popularly known. He was the heartthrob of the nation in the 1970s. Though the actor had a perfect start, he could not sail in the ship of being at the top for a long time, as budding actors like Amitabh (in his angry young man look) who strived to flourish in the industry, struck the chords of success. He fought his way back with Nagin and Chandni, both paired opposite Sridevi and his home production Henna, but could not do much to resurrect his image.

He ventured into direction, with the movie ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalen’, but was not successful. With time, he moved to character role, with movies like ‘Raju Chacha’ (2000), ‘Hum Tum’ (2004) and ‘Fanaa’ (2006). He was also seen in ‘Namaste London’ (2007) and an English-language film titled ‘Don't Stop Dreaming’ (2007). In his career spanning to almost four decades now, the Prince Charming of Bollywood has done loads of movies and has been concerned with almost all the departments of film-making be it acting, direction, editing or even sound departments.


* 1970 - BFJA Special Award for Mera Naam Joker
* 1971 - National Film Award for Best Child Artist for Mera Naam Joker
* 1973 - Filmfare Best Actor Award for Bobby
* 2006 - Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement
* 2007 - MTV Lycra Awards: Maha Style Icon of the Year 2006
* 2008 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
* 2008 - FICCI "Living Legend in Entertainment" award
* 2008 - Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image International Film (M.A.M.I)


1970 - Mera Naam Joker
1973 - Bobby
1975 - Zinda Dil, Raja, Rafoo Chakkar, Khel Khel Mein
1976 - Rangila Ratan, Laila Majnu, Ginny Aur Johnny, Barood, Kabhie Kabhie
1977 - Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, Doosra Aadmi, Chala Murari Hero Banne, Amar Akbar Anthony
1978 - Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, Pati Patni Aur Who, Zehreela Insaan,
Naya Daur, Badalte Rishte, Anjane Mein
1979 - Sargam, Salaam Memsaab, Jhoota Kahin Ka, Duniya Meri Jeb Mein
1980 - Aap Ke Deewane, Do Premee, Dhan Daulat, Karz
1981 - Katilon Ke Kaatil, Naseeb, Biwi-O-Biwi: The Fun-Film, Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai
1982 - Yeh Vaada Raha, Deedar-E-Yaar, Prem Rog
1983 - Bade Dilwala, Coolie
1984 - Duniya, Aan Aur Shaan, Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasan
1985 - Sitamgar, Rahi Badal Gaye
1986 - Naseeb Apna Apna, Nagina
1987 - Pyaar Ke Kabil, Hawalaat, Sindoor
1988 - Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo vora, Vijay, Janam Janam, Hamara Khandaan, Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani
1989 - Naqab, Hathyar, Gharana, Naqab, Chandni, Bade Ghar Ki Beti, Paraya Ghar, Khoj
1990 - Shesh Naag, Sher Dil, Azaad Desh Ke Gulam, Amiri Garibi
1991 - Ghar Parivar, Ajooba, Henna, Ranbhoomi, Banjaran
1992 - Bol Radha Bol, Deewana
1993 - Shreemaan Aashique, Sahibaan, Gurudev, Anmol, Damini – Lightning, Dhartiputra, Izzat Ki Roti
1994 - Mohabbat Ki Arzoo, Eena Meena Deeka, Saajan Ka Ghar, Pehla Pehla Pyaar, Prem Yog
1995 - Saajan Ki Baahon Mein, Hum Dono, Yaraana, PremGranth
1996 - Daraar
1997 - Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha
1999 - Jai Hind
2000 - Karobaar: The Business of Love
2000 - Raju Chacha
2001 - Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi
2002 - Yeh Hai Jalwa
2003 - Kucch To Hai, Love at Times Square, Tehzeeb
2004 - Hum Tum
2005 - Pyaar Mein Twist
2006 - Fanaa
2007 - Don't Stop Dreaming, Namastey London, Om Shanti Om (Special appearance), Sambar Salsa 2008 - Airport, Kalash (Special Appearance), Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic

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