4 September 1952 |
Chembur, Mumbai, India
|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
|Relatives||Randhir Kapoor (Brother)
Rajiv Kapoor (Brother)
Ritu Nanda (Sister)
Reema Jain (Sister)
See Kapoor family
Rishi Kapoor (born 4 September 1952)  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.
Kapoor was born in Chembur, Mumbai in Punjabi Khatri family 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.
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". 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. 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),
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).
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", "delightful" and "supreme performance".
As of 18 May 2013, around 7 of his films are scheduled for release in year 2013.
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.
- 1970 – Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards: Special Award for Mera Naam Joker.
- 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.
- 2011 – Zee Cine Awards: Best Lifetime Jodi along with Neetu Singh.
- 2013 - The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), Best Actor in a Negative Role for Agneepath.
|1970||Mera Naam Joker||Young Raju|
|1974||Zehreela Insaan||Arjun Singh|
|1975||Zinda Dil||Arun Sharma|
|Khel Khel Mein||Ajay Anand|
|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|
|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|
|Katilon Ke Kaatil||Munna|
|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|
|1983||Bade Dil Wala||Devdhar|
|Aan Aur Shaan||Hero|
|Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasan||Salim Ahmed Salim|
|1985||Tawaif||Dawood Mohammed Ali Khan Yusuf Zahi|
|Rahi Badal Gaye||Amar Lal / Pavan Kumar Saxena|
|1986||Naseeb Apna Apna||Kishan Singh|
|Pahunchey Huwe Log|
|Ek Chadar Maili Si||Mangal|
|1987||Pyar Ke Kabil||Amar Kapoor|
|Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1988 film)||Ram Dhanraj|
|Bade Ghar Ki Beti||Gopal|
|Sher Dil||Sanjay R. Saxena|
|Azaad Desh Ke Gulam||Vijay Srivastav|
|Amiri Garibi||Deepak Bhardwaj|
|Banjaran||Kumar Singh Sesodia/Suraj|
|1992||Bol Radha Bol||Kishan Malhotra/Tony|
|Inteha Pyar Ki||Rohit Shankar Walia|
|1993||Shreemaan Aashique||Dushant Kumar Mehra|
|Gurudev||Dev Kumar illahabad|
|Damini – Lightning||Shekhar Gupta|
|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|
|1997||Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhootha||CBI Officer Karan Saxena|
|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|
|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|
|Love Aaj Kal||Veer Singh|
|Kal Kissne Dekha||Prof. Siddharth Verma|
|Do Dooni Chaar||Santosh Duggal|
|2011||Patiala House||Gurtej Singh Kahlon|
|Tell Me O Kkhuda||Altaf Zardari|
|Student of the Year||Dean Yoginder Vashisht|
|Housefull 2||Chintu Kapoor|
|Jab Tak Hai Jaan||Imran(Cameo)|
|2013||Chashme Buddoor||Joseph Furtado|
|Besharam||Inspector Chulbul Chautala|
|Shuddh Desi Romance||Goyel Sahab|
|2014||Bewakoofiyaan||V. K. Sehgal|
|2015||All Is Well|
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- "Winners of Zee Cine Awards 2011". Bollywoodhungama.com. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-19.[dead link]
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