The Most Handsome Kapoor Of The Era: A Biography Of Shashi Kapoor

The Most Handsome Kapoor Of The Era: A Biography Of Shashi Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor’s early name was Balbir Raj Prithviraj Kapoor. He was born on the 18th of March, 1938, in Kolkata, Paschimbangal. He belonged to the First Family Of Bollywood, the famous ‘Kapoor Khandaan’. He was born to Prithviraj Kapoor, movie and theatre actor and Ramsarni Mehra. He is the youngest son of the Kapoor khandan; his eldest brother, Raj Kapoor was Bollywood producer-director-actor, his other elder brother was the “Yahoo” megastar, Shammi Kapoor.

Shashi Kapoor Kapoor Khandaan

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Shashi Kapoor With Brothers

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He was a student of the Don Bosco high school, Mumbai. In 1958, he married his English sweetheart, theatre and movie actress Jennifer Kendal. Each of them established Prithvi theatre in 1978, in Mumbai. They went on to have three lovelies children, Karan, Kunal and Sanjana Kapoor.  Kunal Kapoor moved into a career of add movie direction and production his successful production house Adfilm-Valas, Karan Kapoor was successful as a model. Sanjana is the only one among his youngsters who is still actively involved with theatre and has helped her father to maintain Prithvi Theatre.

Shashi Kapoor’s Family Pictures

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Shashi Kapoor With Jennifer


Jennifer Kapoor ( 28 February 1933 – 7 September 1984) used to be a Hollywood actress and the founder of the Prithvi Theatre. She was once nominated for the BAFTA  Award for quality Actress in a leading function for the 1981 film 36 Chowringhee Lane. Her different film appearances included Bombay Talkie (1970), Junoon (1978), heat and dust (1983), and Ghare Baire (1984).

Shashi Kapoor as a child in Awara

shashi kappor in awaara

Shashi Kapoor began movies at age of 4; in the early 1940s, he acted in various films under the name of Shashiraj, including the films Meena in 1941, Tadbir and Bachpan in 1945. He, in general, played the younger version of Raj Kapoor’s character in many of his films. A few of his extremely good films include Aag in 1948 and Awaara in 1951. As a little one artist, he managed to act in an amazing 19 films between 1944-54.

Shashi Kapoor As Shashiraaj

He was once active in theater acting too, right from the younger age of four; he became a part of his father’s Prithvi Theatre which showed plays directed and produced by his father Prithviraj Kapoor.

In 1959, he took the opportunity to work as an Assistant Director for Sunil Dutt’s debut movie Post Box 999 and also for Ravindra Dave within the film guest house in the same year. His another movies as an assistant director comprise Raj Kapoor starrer films such as Dulha Dulhan and Shriman Satyawadi.

Shashi Kapoor debuted as a lead actor in the film Dharmputra, which used to be released in 1961. There was the start of a wonderful career that spanned three decades of the 1960s, 1970s, and 80s; it boasts of spectacular information that incorporates 63 films as the main leading man, 53 multi starters, 22 films; where he appeared as a supporting actor as well as 5 specific appearances.

He has worked with actresses Nanda, with whom he did various successful movies including the movies Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain and Jab Jab Phool Khile in 1965, Neend Hamari Khwab Tumhare in 1966, Raja Saab in 1969 and Rootha Na Karo in 1970.

Haseena Maan Jayegi in 1968 and Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati in 1969. Shashi Kapoor’s films with actress Asha Parekh include Kanyadan and Pyar Ka Mausam in 1969.

His outings with Babita created box office of business successes with movies like of His films with Rekha include Chakkar Pe Chakkar in 1976, Maan Gaye Ustaad in 1981, Kalyug in 1981, Vijeta in 1982 and Pyaar Ki Jeet in 1987.

Some of his other hit film as the solo leading man include the films Dil Ne Pukara in 1967 and Fakira in 1976. His success in the multi starrers include the films Deewaar in 1975, Suhaag in 1979, Namak Halal in 1982.


Shashi Kapoor is one of Bollywood’s earliest star who travels into British and American films. Merchant Ivory Productions quite often used his abilities for their movies and he appeared in a many of James Ivory and Ismail Merchants movies like Householder in 1963, Shakespeare Wallah in 1965 and Heat and Dust in 1982

As a producer, he has got the National Award for an excellent feature film in Hindi as good because of the Filmfare best movie Award for his movie Junoon in 1980 and in 1982, he received the Filmfare Best movie Award once more for his film Kalyug. In 2010, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, he was once honored with the title of Padma Bhushan by the government of India.