4 September 1952 |
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Other names||Chintu Ji|
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Director|
|Years active||1970, 1973–present|
|Spouse(s)||Neetu Singh (1979–present)|
Riddhima Kapoor Sahani
Early life 
Born in South Mumbai, Rishi Kapoor is the second son of film director and star Raj Kapoor. He did his schooling with his brothers at Campion School, Mumbai. His brothers are well-known actors: Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor.
Rishi Kapoor debuted in his father's 1970 film Mera Naam Joker, playing his father's role as a child. Kapoor had his first lead role opposite Dimple Kapadia in the successful 1973 film Bobby; in an interview he claimed that he was cast in Bobby "by default". Since then he played leading roles as the romantic lead in 92 films. He played opposite his future wife Neetu Singh in films such as Khel Khel Mein (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977). Rishi Kapoor got 51 films as the solo lead hero from 1974-1997, however, many of these were not successful at the box office. He was often offered the role of playing the younger brother of main lead heroes in multi hero films where his character would be a romantic one and the story would revolve around the main lead hero of the film. In the 1990s he appeared in successful films such as Henna (1991) and Bol Radha Bol (1992). He was the main lead hero in multi-hero films such as Deewana (1992) and Damini - Lightning (1993). After several box office failures from the mid-1990s, he eventually moved on to supporting roles in the 2000s. 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 release Karobaar: The Business of Love (2000). He has since then played supporting character roles in films like Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002), Hum Tum (2004), Fanaa (2006), Namaste 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, the late 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. The film has references that pertain to Raj Kapoor, his father, his mother, his wife and his earlier films like Chandni, Mera Naam Joker and others. In 2012 he appeared in a villainous role in Agneepath and in the multi-starrer Housefull 2 where he appeared with brother Randhir for the first time. He made a cameo appearance in Yash Chopra's last film as a director, Jab Tak Hai Jaan along with his wife. The film reunited him on screen with Shahrukh Khan after twenty years since Deewana.
Personal life 
Rishi Kapoor married actress Neetu Singh in 1981 after a highly publicized engagement. The couple have two children; Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahani. Rishi is the paternal uncle of current Bollywood actresses Karishma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
- 1974 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Bobby
- 2008 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2011 – Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Do Dooni Chaar
- 1980 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Sargam
- 1983 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Prem Rog
- 1986 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Tawaif
- 1990 – Filmfare Best Actor Award for Chandni
- 2010 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Luck By Chance
- 2013 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Agneepath
Other Awards 
- 1970 – Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards: Special Award for Mera Naam Joker.
- 2006 – Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement
- 2007 – MTV Lycra Awards: Maha Style Icon of the Year 2006.
- 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).
- 2009 – Honoured by Russian Government for contribution to cinema.
- 2010 – Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Love Aaj Kal.
- 2010 – Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor for Luck By Chance
- 2011 – Zee Cine Awards: Best Lifetime Jodi along with Neetu Singh.
- 2011 – Stardust Award for Best Actor for Do Dooni Chaar.
- 2013 – Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Agneepath
- 2013 - Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), Best Actor in a Negative Role for Agneepath.
Following is the filmography of Rishi Kapoor along with his "Lead Female Actors".
- Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmahas Mr. Duggal
See also 
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- ""I am only an actor by this name and not a politician": Rishi Kapoor". 4 Sep 2009. Retrieved 7 Dec 2011.
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- "FICCI Frames 2008 to honor Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi". Indiafm.com. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Rishi and Sridevi recieve (sic) lifetime award at Ficci-Frames 2008". Nowrunning.com. 27 March 2008. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Dharmendra, Rishi Kapoor win at 10th M.A.M.I event". Ibosnetwork.com. 14 March 2008. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Rishi Kapoor honored by Russian Government for contribution to cinema". Bollywoodhungama.com. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Winners of 5th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards". Bollywoodhungama.com. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Winners of Zee Cine Awards 2011". Bollywoodhungama.com. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Stardust.co.in – StardustAwardWinner2011". Magnamags.com. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "Priyanka, Ranbir win best actor awards at TOIFA". intoday.in. 8 April 2013.
- "Winners of Times Of India Film Awards 2013 (TOIFA)". bollywoodhungama.com. 8 April 2013.