Rishi Kapoor

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Rishi Kapoor
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Rishi Kapoor.
Born (1952-09-04) 4 September 1952 (age 62)
Chembur, Mumbai, India
Ethnicity Punjabi
Alma mater Mayo College, Ajmer &
Campion School, Mumbai
Occupation Actor, Producer, Director
Years active 1970, 1973–2015
Spouse(s) Neetu Singh (1979–present)
Children Riddhima Kapoor Sahni
Ranbir Kapoor
Parent(s) Raj Kapoor
Krishna Kapoor
Relatives Randhir Kapoor (Brother)
Rajiv Kapoor (Brother)
Ritu Nanda (Sister)
Reema Jain (Sister)
See 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 Chembur, Mumbai in Punjabi Khatri family[2] 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".[3] 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.[4] 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), Chandni (1989), 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, 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. His role in the 2013 film Shuddh Desi Romance was praised as being "charming",[5] "delightful" and "supreme performance".[6]

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

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
Raaja Raaja
Rafoo Chakkar Dev
Khel Khel Mein Ajay Anand
1976 Rangila Ratan Ratan
Laila Majnu Majnu/Qais Al Amri
Ginny Aur Johnny Special Appearance
Barood Anup D. 'Pappu' Saxena
Kabhie Kabhie Vikram 'Vicky' Khanna
1977 Hum Kisise Kum Naheen Rajesh
Doosra Aadmi Karan Saxena
Chala Murari Hero Banne Rishi Kapoor
Amar Akbar Anthony Akbar Ilhabadi
1978 Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan Vishal Rai
Pati Patni Aur Woh Singer (Song: Tere Naam)
Naya Daur Mahesh Chopra
Badalte Rishtey Manohar Dhani
Anjane Mein Raja
1979 Sargam Raju
Salaam Memsaab Ramesh
Jhoota Kahin Ka Ajay Rai
Duniya Meri Jeb Mein Vishal Khanna
Aap Ke Deewane Ram
1980 Do Premee Chetan Prakash
Dhan Daulat Lucky R. Saxena
Karz Monty
Katilon Ke Kaatil Munna
1981 Naseeb Sunny
Biwi-O-Biwi Singer in Hotel
Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai Ravi Nanda
1982 Yeh Vaada Raha Vikram Rai Bahadur
Deedar-E-Yaar Javed Syed Ali Khan
Prem Rog Devdhar
1983 Bade Dil Wala Devdhar
Coolie Sunny
1984 Duniya Ravi
Aan Aur Shaan Hero
Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasan Salim Ahmed Salim
1985 Tawaif Dawood Mohammed Ali Khan Yusuf Zahi
Sitamgar Jai Kumar
Saagar Ravi
Rahi Badal Gaye Amar Lal / Pavan Kumar Saxena
1986 Naseeb Apna Apna Kishan Singh
Dosti Dushmani Prakash
Nagina Rajiv
Pahunchey Huwe Log
Ek Chadar Maili Si Mangal
1987 Pyar Ke Kabil Amar Kapoor
Hawalaat Shyaam
Khudgarz Singer
Khazana
Sindoor Mr. Kumar
1988 Vijay Vikram Bhardwa
Janam Janam Sunil/Vinay
Hamara Khandaan
Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1988 film) Ram Dhanraj
1989 Naqab Imran
Hathyar Samiulla Khan
Gharana Vijay Mehra
Chandni Rohit Gupta
Bade Ghar Ki Beti Gopal
Paraya Ghar Hero
Khoj Ravi Kapoor
1990 Shesh Naag Bhola
Sher Dil Sanjay R. Saxena
Azaad Desh Ke Gulam Vijay Srivastav
Amiri Garibi Deepak Bhardwaj
1991 Ghar Parivar
Ajooba Hassan
Garajna
Henna Chander Prakash
Ranbhoomi Bhola Nath
Banjaran Kumar Singh Sesodia/Suraj
1992 Bol Radha Bol Kishan Malhotra/Tony
Kasak
Inteha Pyar Ki Rohit Shankar Walia
Honeymoon Suraj Verma
Deewana Ravi
1993 Shreemaan Aashique Dushant Kumar Mehra
Sahibaan Gopi
Sadhna Karan
Gurudev Dev Kumar illahabad
Anmol Prem
Damini – Lightning Shekhar Gupta
Dhartiputra
Izzat Ki Roti Krishna
1994 Mohabbat Ki Arzoo Krishna
Eena Meena Deeka Inder "Eena"
Saajan Ka Ghar Amar Khanna
Pehla Pehla Pyaar Raj Singh
Prem Yog Raj Kumar
1995 Saajan Ki Baahon Mein Saagar
Hum Dono Rajesh
Yaraana Raj
1996 Prem Granth Somen
Daraar Raj Malhotra
1997 Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha CBI Officer Karan Saxena
1999 Jai Hind
2000 Karobaar: The Business of Love Amar Saxena
Raju Chacha Siddhant Rai
2001 Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi Raj Khanna
2002 Yeh Hai Jalwa Rajesh Purushottam Mittal
Kucch To Hai Prof. Bakshi
2003 Love a Satellite Channel CEO
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
Namastey London Manmohan Malhotra
Om Shanti Om Special appearance
Sambar Salsa Om Suri
2008 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic God(Special appearance)
Halla Bol Special appearance
2009 Luck by Chance Romy Rolly
Chintu Ji Rishi 'Chintuji' Kapoor
Delhi-6 Ali Beg
Love Aaj Kal Veer Singh
Kal Kissne Dekha Prof. Siddharth Verma
2010 Sadiyaan Rajveer Singh
Do Dooni Chaar Santosh Duggal
2011 Patiala House Gurtej Singh Kahlon
Tell Me O Kkhuda Altaf Zardari
2012 Agneepath Rauf Lala
Student of the Year Dean Yoginder Vashisht
Housefull 2 Chintu Kapoor
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Imran(Cameo)
2013 Chashme Buddoor Joseph Furtado
Aurangzeb Ravikant
D-Day Iqbal Seth
Besharam Inspector Chulbul Chautala
Shuddh Desi Romance Goyel Sahab
2014 Bewakoofiyaan V. K. Sehgal
2015 All Is Well

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