4 September 1952 |
Chembur, Mumbai, India
|Occupation||Actor, producer, director|
|Spouse(s)||Neetu Singh (m. 1980)|
|Children||2 (including Ranbir Kapoor)|
|Parent(s)||Krishna and Raj Kapoor|
|Relatives||See Kapoor family|
Rishi Kapoor (born 4 September 1952) is an Indian film actor, producer and director known for his works in Hindi cinema. He received the National Film Award for his debut role as a child artist in his father's 1970 film Mera Naam Joker (1970). Kapoor had his first lead role as an adult, opposite Dimple Kapadia in 1973 with the film Bobby and received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1974. Since then, he played leading roles as the romantic lead in 92 films between 1973 and 2000, of which 41 were multi-starrer films. Only 11 of the 51 solo hero films were successful. He was honored with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He appeared opposite his future wife Neetu Singh in twelve films from 1973 and 1981.
Kapoor was born in Chembur, Mumbai in a Punjabi Hindu 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, as an adult, 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". Only 11 of the 51 solo hero films were successful at the box office and 25 of the 41 mutli-hero films were successful at the box office. Rishi Kapoor got 51 films as the solo lead hero from 1973-2000 but, of them, 40 were box-office flops and managed only 11 hits - which were Bobby, Laila Majnu,Rafoo Chakkar, Sargam, Karz, Prem Rog, Nagina, Honeymoon, Banjaran, Heena and Bol Radha Bol.
In 1999 he directed the film Aa Ab Laut Chalen, starring Rajesh Khanna, Aishwarya Rai, Akshaye Khanna in the lead. His last film as a romantic lead was the delayed Karobaar: The Business of Love (2000). 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) and directed by Rajiv Kapoor. In 1973 Rishi Kapoor bought a Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Bobby. Though he fans thought that he won the award but Rishi actually bought an award to make himself look good. Filmfare never awarded Rishi Kapoor as best actor in Bobby.
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).
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-1980s. He made a cameo appearance in Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan along with his wife.
Rishi Kapoor married actress Neetu Singh on 22 January 1980. The couple have two children; actor Ranbir Kapoor was born on 28 September 1982 and designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahani was born on 15 September 1980. Rishi is the paternal uncle of actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
Rishi Kapoor's biography, Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, will be released on 15 Jan 2017. Rishi Kapoor himself has written this ‘uncensored’ biographical book along with Meena Iyer and the title is published under Harper Collins. ‘Khullam Khulla’ is a Hindi phrase that means candid and frank, which goes completely in line with the persona of Rishi Kapoor. The book incredibly sketches his life and career. From being a child actor in Mera Naam Joker (1970) to a naughty old man in Kapoor & Sons (2016), Rishi Kapoor has played numerous versatile characters on screen. There is a lot to tell about his larger than life glorious days and Khullam Khulla by Rishi Kapoor does justice to everything a true fan would want to know.
- 1970 – Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards: Special Award, and National Film Award for Mera Naam Joker.
- 1974 - Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Bobby
- 2008 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
- 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.
- 2011 - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for Do Dooni Chaar
- 2013 - The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), Best Actor in a Negative Role for Agneepath.
- 2016 - Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2017 - Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor & Sons
- 2017 - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor & Sons
|1955||Shree 420||Song "Pyar Hua Iqrar Hua"||Debut at 2 years|
|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|
|Prem Rog||Devdhar 'Dev'|
|1983||Bade Dil Wala||Amrit Kumar Saxena/Vijay Kumar Gupta|
|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|
|Rishta To Ho Aisa||Vijay|
|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|
|Ghar Ki Izzat||Mohan Kumar|
|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 at Times Square||Satellite Channel CEO||Special Appearance|
|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||Himself||Special appearance|
|Sambar Salsa||Om Suri|
|2008||Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic||God||Special appearance|
|Halla Bol||Himself||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||Mr. Bhajanglal Bhalla|
|Wedding Pullav||Luv Kapoor||Cameo|
|2016||Sanam Re||Akash's Grandfather, Daddu||Cameo|
|Kapoor & Sons||Amarjeet Kapoor|
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