Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Veteran Actor Shashi Kapoor Dies At The Age Of 79

Veteran Actor Shashi Kapoor Dies At The Age Of 79

Born on March 18, 1938, to the illustrious and formidable theatre and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father.

Shashi's eldest brother Raj Kapoor, who died in 1988, was also a famous Hindi cinema actor.

He was admitted at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here.

Kapoor began his career as a child actor and appeared in more than 150 films, including a dozen in English, including the 1983 Merchant Ivory production Heat and Dust. The couple married shortly after family consent and became parents to Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor.

Padma Bhushan in 2011 and Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2015, Shashi got the best of what the fraternity and the government had to offer. After Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor, he was the third member of the Kapoor legacy to be honoured with the highest award in Indian Cinema.

Some of his notable films include, Deewar with Amitabh Bachchan, Satyam Shivan Sundaram and Kabhie Kabie. "With his impressive talent and inimitable mannerism actor Shashi Kapoor charmed a generation of Indians". As an actor, he worked with some of the top actors of Bollywood. Shashi Kapoor made his debut as hero in the 1961 film Dharmputra and then went on to rule the Bollywood from till the late 1980s.

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