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Twenty Facts Short Biography of Bollywood Star Shashi Kapoor

Twenty Facts Short Biography of Bollywood Star Shashi Kapoor

Name - Shashi Kapoor
Real Name - Balbir Raj Prithviraj Kapoor
Other Names –
Balbir Raj
Shasha (used by his brother, Shammi Kapoor)
Shashi Baba

He is the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor is the youngest son of theater and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor and his wife Ramsarni "Rama" Mehra Kapoor.

Born –
18 March 1938 (age 76) Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, and British India
(Now Kolkata, West Bengal, India)

Height - 5’ 11" (1.8 m)

School - He attended Don Bosco High School in Matunga, Mumbai.

Profession –
Actor, Director, Producer
Retired in year 1999

Spouse(s) –
Jennifer Kendal (1958–1984; her death)
Jennifer died of cancer in 1984 which shattered him.
The English actress Felicity Kendal is his sister-in-law.

Children -   
Kunal Kapoor
Karan Kapoor
Sanjana Kapoor

Child Artist –
He worked in 4 Hindi films as a child artist from 1948–54
Sangram (1950) – Young Ashok Kumar
Dana Paani (1953)
Aag (1948) – Young Raj Kapoor - Young Kewal
Awaara (1951) – Young Raj Kapoor

Child Artist name - under the name of Shashiraj he worked

Shashi debuted as a leading man in Yash Chopra's Dharmputra (1961).
Shashi Kapoor appeared in 160 movies - 12 in English and 148 in Hindi.
Bollywood Movies -
61 films as the solo lead hero
55 multi star-cast films,
21 films as supporting actor
Special appearance in 7 films.

International English Movies
The Householder (1963),
Shakespeare Wallah (1965) (opposite his sister-in-law Felicity Kendal), Bombay Talkie (1970)
Heat and Dust (1982) in which he co-starred with his wife Jeni.Kendal, the Deceivers (1988)
Side Streets (1998).
Pretty Polly (also called "A Matter of Innocence" (1967))
Siddhartha (1972),
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987),
Muhafiz (1994)
The Deceivers (1988)

Year 1978 –
He set up his production house, Film Valas, which producedfilms such as Junoon (1978)
Kalyug (1981)
 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981)
Vijeta (1982)
Utsav (1984)
Ajooba - 1991

Jennifer and Shashi established Prithvi theatre on 5 November 1978 in Mumbai

Awards Won –
National (special jury) Award for his performance in Muhafiz (In Custody) (1994)
2011 – Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
He was honoured by Walk of the Stars as his hand print was preserved for posterity at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai in November 2013.

Shashi Kapoor – Marriage Love story
Year 1956 – He was 18 year old and work as actor and assistant stage manager for "Prithvi Theatre."
That year, "Shakespeareana" --a traveling theater group under English actor Geoffrey Kendal, and "Prithvi Theatre" were both booked to play in Calcutta.
Here from the backstage first time Shashi saw Jennifer Kendal daughter of Geoffrey Kendal.
Soon he learned she was playing Miranda in "The Tempest," and secured an introduction.
The two began courting, and expressed a desire to wed.
Geoffrey Kendal was uncertain
He insisted that the couple wait at least two years.
Shashi began touring with "Shakespeareana" and in 1958 he again asked for Jennifer's hand in marriage and was again refused.
However, Jennifer decided to go against her father's wishes, and in July of 1958 both got married.

List Names of Movies produced by Shashi Kapoor
1978 -    Junoon   
1980 -    Kalyug   
1981 -    36 Chowringhee Lane   
1982 -    Vijeta   
1984 -    Utsav   
1991 -    Ajooba   

Worked as Assistant Director –
Assistant Director
1991 -    Ajooba   
1974 -    Manoranjan   
1964 -    Dulha Dulhan   
1960 -    Shriman Satyawadi   
1959 -    Guest House   
1958 -    Post Box 999

Director –
1991     Ajooba     Bollywood Film
1988     Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo Vora     Russian Film

Super Hit Movies of Shashi Kapoor –
Jab Jab Phool Khile 1965
Aamne Samne 1966
Haseena Maan Jayegi 1968
Kanyadan 1968
Abhinetri 1969
Sharmilee 1971
Aa Gale Lag Jaa 1973
Roti Kapda Aur Makaan 1974
Vachan 1974
Chor Machaye Shor 1974
Deewar 1975
Chori Mera Kaam 1975
Kabhi Kabhie 1976
Immaan Dharam 1976
Shankar Dada 1976
Trishul 1977
Heeralal Pannalal 1977
Satyam Shivam Sundaram 1977
Junoon 1978
Suhaag 1979
Kaala Patthar 1979
Do Aur Do Paanch 1979
Kalyug 1980
Shaan 1980
Kranti 1980
Silsila 1981
Vijeta 1982
Namak Halaal 1982
New Delhi Times 1983

Watch Video
Bollywood Actor Shashi Kapoor family and personal album

Video - Jennifer: Shashi Kapoor’s eternal love

Juke Box Most Romantic Super Hit Songs of Shashi Kapoor

This Juke box contains some of the hit songs from his films.

Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein (Film- Kabhi Kabhie) (00:00)
O Meri Sharmilee (Film- Sharmilee) (05:00)
Tum Bin Jaoon Kahan (Film-Pyar Ka Mausam) (08:56)
Aaj Madhosh Hua Jaye Re (Film-Sharmilee) (12:27)
Ghunghroo Ki Tarah Bajta Hi Raha (Film- Chor Machaye Shor) (17:22)
Tere Chehre Se Nazar Nahin (Film- Kabhi Kabhie) (22:08)
Khilte Hain Gul Yahan (Film-Sharmilee) (27:10)
Waqt Karta Jo Wafa Aap Hamare Hote (Film-Dil Ne Pukara) (31:14)
Kaise Kahen Ham (Film-Sharmilee) (36:06)
Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe (Film- Kanyadaan) (40:03)

Classic Dialogue
The most popular dialogue from Deewar where Amitabh asks his brother Tumhare paas Kya hai and Shashi Kapoor replies Mere Paas Maa hai

Video song –
Khilte Hain Gul Yahan - Kishore Kumar - Sharmilee - Shashi Kapoor & Rakhee

Song - Main to Beghar Hoon –
Singers: Asha Bhosle and Shashi Kapoor
Actors Shashi Kapoor - Parveen Babi –
Movie - Suhaag 1979
Music Director: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Reality views by sm –

Monday, September 22, 2014

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Renu September 23, 2014  

He was my favourite and yesterday I was shocked to see him on TV..how could someone let himself go like that..

Sandhya September 23, 2014  

I like him too...loved his Kalyug and Junoon and Vijetha. His whole family has got the tendency to put on weight. He started bloating after he lost his wife, I heard. They were very close!

I think I added one more point to Shashi's life here, sm!

SM September 23, 2014  


thanks for adding more info