Shashi Kapoor who died at 79 years of age due to illness in Mumbai on Monday, who was charming and played roles as a romantic hero in several films and was one of the great actors of Indian cinema. Indian Cinema again lost its legendary actor.
A family member, Randhir Kapoor, said that Shashi Kapoor died on Monday in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani, where he was being treated for a kidney ailment.
The Press Trust of India news said Shashi Kapoor will be cremated on Tuesday. Kapoor acted in more than 100 films at that time.
He was the younger son of Prithviraj Kapoor, a veteran of Bollywood and the theatre. As Shashi belonged to the family full of actors, producers and theatre, he started acting at very young age as a child in the late 1940s, in films produced by his father and eldest brother, Raj Kapoor.
Shashi Kapoor made a debut as a leading role in Dharmputra in 1961, and his best films were Jab Jab Phool Khile, Kabhie Kabhie and Kalyug.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Shashi Kapoor gave some hit films, some of these films he worked with the other great legend Amitabh Bachchan including Deewaar and Namak Halal and Kabhie Kabhie.
He too acted in some English films including The Householder and Shakespeare-Wallah by Merchant Ivory Productions. He won some awards too for films like Junoon, 36 Chowringhee Lane.
He was the recipient of India’s highest award in the film world, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Shashi has two sons, Kunal, a film director and Karan, a photographer. He has a daughter too, Sanjana who is also a theatre personality.
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