Rishi Kapoor was born as Rishi Raj Kapoor in Bombay on 4 September 1952, to Raj Kapoor and Krishna Raj Kapoor.
Rishi Kapoor breathed his last on Thursday morning. He was suffering from cancer.
Rishi Kapoor was born in a Punjabi family and was the second son of actor-director Raj Kapoor and grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor.
He completed his studies form Campion School, Mumbai and later on did his graduation from Mayo College, Ajmer.
Rishi Kapoor’s brothers, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor, uncles Prem Nath, Rajendra Nath, Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor are all gems of the Indian cinema.
Rishi Kapoor has two sisters– Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain.
Acting Carrer – In 1970, Rishi Kapoor made a debut from his father Raj Kapoor’s film ‘Mera Naam Joker’ where he plays the childhood role of his own father.
But this is Earlier, he was seen as a small child in ‘Shree 420’.
In 1973, he had his first lead role opposite to Dimple Kapadia in the film ‘Bobby’ and became an instant hit among the youngsters.
He gaves 11 hit films from 1974 to 1997 and 40 films are flop. Hit films are Bobby, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar, Sargam, Karz, Prem Rog, Nagina, Honeymoon, Banjaran, Heena and Bol Radha Bol.
In the 90s, Rishi Kapoor’s film Deewana, Damini and Eena Meena Dika were successful. Kapoor got plum lead hero roles a few times in two-lead hero films– Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, Badalte Roshtey, Aap Ke Deewane, Saagar, Chandni, Deewana, Damini and Gurudev.
He emerged as a romantic hero in the 90’s.
Rishi’s pairing with Neetu Kapoor was highly liked. The youngsters in particular were crazy about this pair. Both did many films and most were successful.
Rishi Kapoor married actress Neetu Singh on 22 January 1980. The couple has two children- actor Ranbir Kapoor and designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahani.
In 2012, Rishi Kapoor appeared in Agneepath as a villain and in multi-starer Housefull with his brother Randhir Kapoor for the first time.
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