Rishi Kapoor

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Rishi Kapoor
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Born (1952-09-04) 4 September 1952 (age 62)
Bombay, Bombay State, India (Now Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Residence 56, Krishna Raj, Pali Hills, Bandra(W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater Mayo College, Ajmer &
Campion School, Mumbai
Occupation Actor, Producer, Director
Years active 1970, 1973–present
Spouse(s) Neetu Singh (1979–present)
Children Riddhima Kapoor Sahni
Ranbir Kapoor
Parents Raj Kapoor, Krishna Kapoor
Relatives Kapoor 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) and guest appearances in Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978), Zehreela Insaan (1974), Zinda Dil (1975), Doosara Aadmi (1977), Anjane Mein (1978), Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979) and Dhan Daulat (1980).

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]

Year Title Role
1970 Mera Naam Joker Young Raju
1973 Bobby Raja
1974 Zehreela Insaan Arjun Singh
1975 Zinda Dil Arun Sharma
1975 Raaja Raaja
1975 Rafoo Chakkar Dev
1975 Khel Khel Mein Ajay Anand
1976 Rangila Ratan Ratan
1976 Laila Majnu Majnu/Qais Al Amri
1976 Ginny Aur Johnny Special Appearance
1976 Barood Anup D. 'Pappu' Saxena
1976 Kabhie Kabhie Vikram 'Vicky' Khanna
1977 Hum Kisise Kum Naheen Rajesh
1977 Doosra Aadmi Karan Saxena
1977 Chala Murari Hero Banne Rishi Kapoor
1977 Amar Akbar Anthony Akbar Ilhabadi
1978 Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan Vishal Rai
1978 Pati Patni Aur Woh Singer (Song: Tere Naam)
1978 Naya Daur Mahesh Chopra
1978 Badalte Rishtey Manohar Dhani
1978 Anjane Mein Raja
1979 Sargam Raju
1979 Salaam Memsaab Ramesh
1979 Jhoota Kahin Ka Ajay Rai
1979 Duniya Meri Jeb Mein Vishal Khanna
1979 Aap Ke Deewane Ram
1980 Do Premee Chetan Prakash
1980 Dhan Daulat Lucky R. Saxena
1980 Karz Monty
1980 Katilon Ke Kaatil Munna
1981 Naseeb Sunny
1981 Biwi-O-Biwi Singer in Hotel
1981 Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai Ravi Nanda
1982 Yeh Vaada Raha Vikram Rai Bahadur
1982 Deedar-E-Yaar Javed Syed Ali Khan
1982 Prem Rog Devdhar
1983 Bade Dil Wala Devdhar
1983 Coolie Sunny
1984 Duniya Ravi
1984 Aan Aur Shaan Hero
1984 Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasan Salim Ahmed Salim
1985 Tawaif Dawood Mohammed Ali Khan Yusuf Zahi
1985 Sitamgar Jai Kumar
1985 Saagar Ravi
1985 Rahi Badal Gaye Amar Lal / Pavan Kumar Saxena
1986 Naseeb Apna Apna Kishan Singh
1986 Dosti Dushmani Prakash
1986 Nagina Rajiv
1986 Pahunchey Huwe Log
1986 Ek Chadar Maili Si Mangal
1987 Pyar Ke Kabil Amar Kapoor
1987 Hawalaat Shyaam
1987 Khudgarz Singer
1987 Khazana
1987 Sindoor Mr. Kumar
1988 Vijay Vikram Bhardwa
1988 Janam Janam Sunil/Vinay
1988 Hamara Khandaan
1988 Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani Ram Dhanraj
1989 Naqab Imran
1989 Hathyar Samiulla Khan
1989 Gharana Vijay Mehra
1989 Chandni Rohit Gupta
1989 Bade Ghar Ki Beti Gopal
1989 Paraya Ghar Hero
1989 Khoj Ravi Kapoor
1990 Shesh Naag Bhola
1990 Sher Dil Sanjay R. Saxena
1990 Azaad Desh Ke Gulam Vijay Srivastav
1990 Amiri Garibi Deepak Bhardwaj
1991 Ghar Parivar
1991 Ajooba Hassan
1991 Garajna
1991 Henna Chander Prakash
1991 Ranbhoomi Bhola Nath
1991 Banjaran Kumar Singh Sesodia/Suraj
1992 Bol Radha Bol Kishan Malhotra/Tony
1992 Kasak
1992 Inteha Pyar Ki Rohit Shankar Walia
1992 Honeymoon Suraj Verma
1992 Deewana Ravi
1993 Shreemaan Aashique Dushant Kumar Mehra
1993 Sahibaan Gopi
1993 Sadhna Karan
1993 Gurudev Dev Kumar illahabad
1993 Anmol Prem
1993 Damini – Lightning Shekhar Gupta
1993 Dhartiputra
1993 Izzat Ki Roti Krishna
1994 Mohabbat Ki Arzoo Krishna
1994 Eena Meena Deeka Inder "Eena"
1994 Saajan Ka Ghar Amar Khanna
1994 Pehla Pehla Pyaar Raj Singh
1994 Prem Yog Raj Kumar
1995 Saajan Ki Baahon Mein Saagar
1995 Hum Dono Rajesh
1995 Yaraana Raj
1996 Prem Granth Somen
1996 Daraar Raj Malhotra
1997 Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha CBI Officer Karan Saxena
1999 Jai Hind
2000 Karobaar: The Business of Love Amar Saxena
2000 Raju Chacha Siddhant Rai
2001 Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi Raj Khanna
2002 Yeh Hai Jalwa Rajesh Purushottam Mittal
2002 Kucch To Hai Prof. Bakshi
2003 Love a Satellite Channel CEO
2003 Tehzeeb Anwar Jamaal
2004 Hum Tum Arjun Kapoor
2005 Pyaar Mein Twist Yash Khurana
2006 Fanaa Zulfikar Ali Beg
2007 Don't Stop Dreaming Groovy
2007 Namastey London Manmohan Malhotra
2007 Om Shanti Om
2007 Sambar Salsa Om Suri
2008 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic God
2008 Halla Bol
2009 Luck by Chance Romy Rolly
2009 Delhi-6 Ali Beg
2009 Love Aaj Kal Veer Singh
2009 Kal Kissne Dekha Prof. Siddharth Verma
2010 Sadiyaan Rajveer Singh
2010 Do Dooni Chaar Santosh Duggal
2011 Patiala House Gurtej Singh Kahlon
2011 Tell Me O Kkhuda Altaf Zardari
2012 Agneepath Rauf Lala
2012 Housefull 2 Chintu Kapoor
2012 Student of the Year Dean Yoginder Vashisht
2012 Jab Tak Hai Jaan Imran
2013 Chashme Buddoor Joseph Furtado
2013 Aurangzeb Ravikant
2013 D-Day Iqbal Seth a.k.a. Goldman
2013 Besharam Inspector Chulbul Chautala
2013 Shuddh Desi Romance Goyel Sahab
2014 Bewakoofiyaan V. K. Sehgal

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