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Rishi Kapoor

Indian actor

Died when: 67 years 239 days (811 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


Rishi Kapoor

Rishi Raj Kapoor (4 September 1952 — 30 April 2020) was an Indian actor, film director and producer who worked in Hindi films.He was the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award.

Born into the Kapoor family, he made his debut, as an adolescent, in his father Raj Kapoor's film Mera Naam Joker (1970), for which he won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.

As an adult, his first lead role was opposite Dimple Kapadia in the teen romance Bobby (1973), which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Between 1973 and 2000, Kapoor starred as the romantic lead in 92 films.Some of his notable films during this period include Khel Khel Mein (1975), Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Sargam (1979), Karz (1980), Prem Rog (1982), Chandni (1989), and Deewana (1992).

Since the 2000s, Kapoor played character roles to critical acclaim in such films as Luck by Chance (2009), Love Aaj Kal (2009), Do Dooni Chaar (2010), Agneepath (2012), 102 Not Out (2018) and Mulk (2018).

For his performance in Do Dooni Chaar (2010), he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics), and for his role in Kapoor & Sons (2016), he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.His final film appearance was in Sharmaji Namkeen (2022), which was released posthumously.

Kapoor met his wife, actress Neetu Kapoor while working in films on film set, with whom he had two children, including Ranbir Kapoor.

He died of leukemia on 30 April 2020, aged 67.

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