Rishi Kapoor

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Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor.jpg
Born(1952-09-04) 4 September 1952 (age 62)
Amritsar, Punjab, India
Residence56, Krishna Raj, Pali Hills, Bandra(W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma materMayo College, Ajmer &
Campion School, Mumbai
OccupationActor, Producer, Director
Years active1970, 1973–present
Spouse(s)Neetu Singh (1979–present)
ChildrenRiddhima Kapoor Sahni
Ranbir Kapoor
ParentsRaj Kapoor
Krishna Kapoor
RelativesKapoor family
 
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Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor.jpg
Born(1952-09-04) 4 September 1952 (age 62)
Amritsar, Punjab, India
Residence56, Krishna Raj, Pali Hills, Bandra(W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma materMayo College, Ajmer &
Campion School, Mumbai
OccupationActor, Producer, Director
Years active1970, 1973–present
Spouse(s)Neetu Singh (1979–present)
ChildrenRiddhima Kapoor Sahni
Ranbir Kapoor
ParentsRaj Kapoor
Krishna Kapoor
RelativesKapoor family

Rishi Kapoor (born 4 September 1952)[1] is an Indian Bollywood actor, film producer and director. He received the National Film Award in 1971, for his debut role as a child artist, and Filmfare Best Actor Award for Bobby in 1974 as well as a number of other awards including the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Early life[edit]

Main article: Kapoor family

Kapoor was born in Bombay as Rishi Raj Kapoor. He was the second son of film director and star Raj Kapoor. He did his schooling with his brothers at Campion School, Mumbai and Mayo College, Ajmer. His brothers, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor, are also actors.

Career[edit]

1970-1979[edit]

Rishi Kapoor debuted in his father's 1970 film, Mera Naam Joker, playing a child. Kapoor had his first lead role opposite Dimple Kapadia in the 1973 film Bobby. In an interview in 2012, he stated "There was a misconception that the film was made to launch me as an actor. The film was actually made to pay the debts of Mera Naam Joker. Dad wanted to make a teenage love story and he did not have money to cast Rajesh Khanna in the film".[2] Since then, he played leading roles as the romantic lead in 92 films between 1973 and 2000. As per Indian express, he did 41 multi-hero films and 51 solo hero films from 1973-2000.[3] He appeared opposite his future wife Neetu Singh in 12 films, namely, Khel Khel Mein (1975), Rafoo Chakkar (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979) Zehreela Insaan (1974), Zinda Dil (1975), Doosara Aadmi (1977), Anjane Mein (1978), Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979) and Dhan Daulat (1980). and guest appearances in Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978),

1980-2000[edit]

His films as solo lead hero from 1973-1997 include Bobby, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar, Sargam, Karz (1980), Prem Rog (1982), Nagina (1986), Honeymoon, Banjaran, Henna and Bol Radha Bol. Other films include Khel Khel Mein, Kabhi Kabhie, Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, Badalte Rishtey, Aap Ke Deewane, Saagar then from 1989 with Ajooba, Chandni, Deewana (1992), Damini – Lightning (1993), Gurudev (1994), Daraar (1996) and Karobaar(2000). In 1999 he directed the film Aa Ab Laut Chalen, starring Rajesh Khanna, Aishwarya Rai, Akshaye Khanna, Kader Khan, Paresh Rawal and Jaspal Bhatti. His last film as a romantic lead was the delayed Karobaar: The Business of Love (2000).

2001-present[edit]

He moved on to supporting roles in the 2000s. He has since appeared in films like Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002), Hum Tum (2004), Fanaa (2006), Namastey London (2007), Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Patiala House (2010). He also appeared in the British films Don't Stop Dreaming (2007) and Sambar Salsa (2008). He reunited onscreen with Neetu Singh in the film Do Dooni Chaar (2010).

Rishi Kapoor has acted in Heena, directed by his brother Randhir Kapoor and his father, Raj Kapoor, and in Prem Granth, a movie produced by the three Kapoor brothers (Rishi, Randhir and Rajiv Kapoor, directed by Rajiv Kapoor).

He also acted in the movie Chintu Ji in which he plays himself. In 2012 he appeared in a villainous role in Agneepath and in the multi-starrer Housefull 2 where he appeared with brother Randhir Kapoor for the first time after Khazana in mid 80s. He made a cameo appearance in Yash Chopra's last film as a director, Jab Tak Hai Jaan along with his wife.

As of 18 May 2013, around 7 of his films are scheduled for release in year 2013.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Rishi Kapoor married actress Neetu Singh on 22 January 1980. The couple have two children; actor Ranbir Kapoor and designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahani. Rishi is the paternal uncle of actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRole
1970Mera Naam JokerYoung Raju
1973BobbyRaja
1974Zehreela InsaanArjun Singh
1975Zinda DilArun Sharma
1975RaajaRaaja
1975Rafoo ChakkarDev
1975Khel Khel MeinAjay Anand
1976Rangila RatanRatan
1976Laila MajnuMajnu/Qais Al Amri
1976Ginny Aur JohnnySpecial Appearance
1976BaroodAnup D. 'Pappu' Saxena
1976Kabhie KabhieVikram 'Vicky' Khanna
1977Hum Kisise Kum NaheenRajesh
1977Doosra AadmiKaran Saxena
1977Chala Murari Hero BanneRishi Kapoor
1977Amar Akbar AnthonyAkbar Ilhabadi
1978Phool Khile Hain Gulshan GulshanVishal Rai
1978Pati Patni Aur WohSinger (Song: Tere Naam)
1978Naya DaurMahesh Chopra
1978Badalte RishteyManohar Dhani
1978Anjane MeinRaja
1979SargamRaju
1979Salaam MemsaabRamesh
1979Jhoota Kahin KaAjay Rai
1979Duniya Meri Jeb MeinVishal Khanna
1979Aap Ke DeewaneRam
1980Do PremeeChetan Prakash
1980Dhan DaulatLucky R. Saxena
1980KarzMonty
1980Katilon Ke KaatilMunna
1981NaseebSunny
1981Biwi-O-BiwiSinger in Hotel
1981Zamane Ko Dikhana HaiRavi Nanda
1982Yeh Vaada RahaVikram Rai Bahadur
1982Deedar-E-YaarJaved Syed Ali Khan
1982Prem RogDevdhar
1983Bade Dil WalaDevdhar
1983CoolieSunny
1984DuniyaRavi
1984Aan Aur ShaanHero
1984Yeh Ishq Nahin AasanSalim Ahmed Salim
1985TawaifDawood Mohammed Ali Khan Yusuf Zahi
1985SitamgarJai Kumar
1985SaagarRavi
1985Rahi Badal GayeAmar Lal / Pavan Kumar Saxena
1986Naseeb Apna ApnaKishan Singh
1986Dosti DushmaniPrakash
1986NaginaRajiv
1986Pahunchey Huwe Log
1986Ek Chadar Maili SiMangal
1987Pyar Ke KabilAmar Kapoor
1987HawalaatShyaam
1987KhudgarzSinger
1987Khazana
1987SindoorMr. Kumar
1988VijayVikram Bhardwa
1988Janam JanamSunil/Vinay
1988Hamara Khandaan
1988Ghar Ghar Ki KahaniRam Dhanraj
1989NaqabImran
1989HathyarSamiulla Khan
1989GharanaVijay Mehra
1989ChandniRohit Gupta
1989Bade Ghar Ki BetiGopal
1989Paraya GharHero
1989KhojRavi Kapoor
1990Shesh NaagBhola
1990Sher DilSanjay R. Saxena
1990Azaad Desh Ke GulamVijay Srivastav
1990Amiri GaribiDeepak Bhardwaj
1991Ghar Parivar
1991AjoobaHassan
1991Garajna
1991HennaChander Prakash
1991RanbhoomiBhola Nath
1991BanjaranKumar Singh Sesodia/Suraj
1992Bol Radha BolKishan Malhotra/Tony
1992Kasak
1992Inteha Pyar KiRohit Shankar Walia
1992HoneymoonSuraj Verma
1992DeewanaRavi
1993Shreemaan AashiqueDushant Kumar Mehra
1993SahibaanGopi
1993SadhnaKaran
1993GurudevDev Kumar illahabad
1993AnmolPrem
1993Damini – LightningShekhar Gupta
1993Dhartiputra
1993Izzat Ki RotiKrishna
1994Mohabbat Ki ArzooKrishna
1994Eena Meena DeekaInder "Eena"
1994Saajan Ka GharAmar Khanna
1994Pehla Pehla PyaarRaj Singh
1994Prem YogRaj Kumar
1995Saajan Ki Baahon MeinSaagar
1995Hum DonoRajesh
1995YaraanaRaj
1996Prem GranthSomen
1996DaraarRaj Malhotra
1997Kaun Sachcha Kaun JhoothaCBI Officer Karan Saxena
1999Jai Hind
2000Karobaar: The Business of LoveAmar Saxena
2000Raju ChachaSiddhant Rai
2001Kuch Khatti Kuch MeethiRaj Khanna
2002Yeh Hai JalwaRajesh Purushottam Mittal
2002Kucch To HaiProf. Bakshi
2003Love aSatellite Channel CEO
2003TehzeebAnwar Jamaal
2004Hum TumArjun Kapoor
2005Pyaar Mein TwistYash Khurana
2006FanaaZulfikar Ali Beg
2007Don't Stop DreamingGroovy
2007Namastey LondonManmohan Malhotra
2007Om Shanti Om
2007Sambar SalsaOm Suri
2008Thoda Pyaar Thoda MagicGod
2008Halla Bol
2009Luck by ChanceRomy Rolly
2009Delhi-6Ali Beg
2009Love Aaj KalVeer Singh
2009Kal Kissne DekhaProf. Siddharth Verma
2010SadiyaanRajveer Singh
2010Do Dooni ChaarSantosh Duggal
2011Patiala HouseGurtej Singh Kahlon
2011Tell Me O KkhudaAltaf Zardari
2012AgneepathRauf Lala
2012Housefull 2Chintu Kapoor
2012Student of the YearDean Yoginder Vashisht
2012Jab Tak Hai JaanImran
2013Chashme BuddoorJoseph Furtado
2013AurangzebRavikant
2013D-DayIqbal Seth a.k.a. Goldman
2013BesharamInspector Chulbul Chautala
2013Shuddh Desi RomanceGoyel Sahab
2014BewakoofiyaanV. K. Sehgal

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