The Kapoor family has contributed a lot to reach the point where the Indian film industry is today. The Kapoor family has not only given Bollywood many great films, but has also given many superstar actors to this industry. On the other hand, Shashi Kapoor, who hails from the Kapoor dynasty, is also one of the great actors of Bollywood, who has won the hearts of many people through his acting. Shashi Kapoor has worked in many Hindi films. Along with this, this great director has also directed many films. Today we are going to introduce you to the life of Shashi Kapoor.
Shashi Kapoor Birth
Balbir Raj Kapoor i.e. Shashi was born to Prithviraj Kapoor. Born in Calcutta, Balbir Raj Kapoor was fondly called Shashi by his family members. He had two brothers older than Shashi. Which were actors Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. Almost all the members of Shashi Kapoor’s family were connected to the film world.
Shashi Kapoor marriage life and Kids
Shashi met his wife Jennifer Kendall in a theater in Calcutta in the year 1956. After which both of them got married in July 1958 in Mumbai in traditional Indian customs. At the same time, Jennifer died of cancer in the year 1984. After the death of his wife, Shashi became completely alone and made a distance from the film world. Shashi and Jennifer have three children, named Kunal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor.
Shashi Kapoor film career
Since childhood, He was very fond of acting and this hobby became his career in the future. He started working in films from 1940. At the same time, very few people know that this great actor has worked in four films as a child artist. During his lifetime, Shashi has acted in a total of 160 films. Out of which he has done 12 films in English language.
Shashi Kapoor Awards
He has won the Filmfare Awards a total of three times. He was awarded the first Filmfare Award for Supporting Actor, for his role in the movie ‘Wall’. At the same time, the next Filmfare Award was given for the films ‘Junoon’ and ‘Kalyug’. Not only this, He was honored with the Padma Bhushan Award by the Government of India in the year 2011. In the year 2015, he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the biggest award in the film industry.
The pair of Shashi and megastar Amitabh Bachchan were well liked by the people. These two actors have worked together in many films, some of which are named after them – Wala, Trishul, Suhag, Shaan and Namak Halal. Shashi played the character of Amitabh’s younger brother in the movie ‘The Wall’. Not only this, the dialogues of this film are still very popular among the people.
Shashi Kapoor breathed his last at the age of 79 in Mumbai. This great artist, who has been ill for a long time, died on 4 December while undergoing treatment at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. At the same time, the film industry mourned the death of Shashi. He was not only a great actor, but was also known as a great human being.