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DiedJune 2, 1988, New Delhi, India
SpouseKrishna Kapoor
FactGrand niece is actress Akanksha Malhotra ( Nephew Prem Kishen daughter).

Raj Kapoor was born on December 14, 1924, in Peshawar, British India, into a Punjabi Hindu family. His father, Prithviraj Kapoor, was a famous actor and producer and his mother, Ramsarni Devi, was a homemaker. He had three brothers: Shammi, Shashi, and Prem. Raj Kapoor did his schooling from DAV High School, Peshawar and later attended the prestigious Bishop Cotton School in Shimla. He started his acting career at the age of 10, when he played the role of a young boy in his father’s play ‘Pathan’. Raj Kapoor made his film debut as a child artist in the film ‘Inquilab’ in 1935.

He played the lead role in the film ‘Aag’ in 1948. The film was a huge success and established him as a leading actor in the Hindi film industry. Raj Kapoor went on to star in several hit films like ‘Awara’ (1951), ‘Shree 420’ (1955), ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ (1960), ‘Bobby’ (1973), and ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ (1978). He also directed and produced several successful films like ‘Awara’, ‘Shree 420’, ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’, and ‘Bobby’. Raj Kapoor was one of the most popular and successful actors of his time.

He received several awards and accolades, including the Padma Bhushan, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra in 1946 and they had three children: Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, and Reema Kapoor. Raj Kapoor died on June 2, 1988, at the age of 63.

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Full NameRaj Kapoor
DiedJune 2, 1988, New Delhi, India
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Film director, Film producer, Film Editor, Jane Kahan Gaye Woh Din, Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan (Mera Naam Joker), Awaara Hoon
EducationSt. Xavier's College, Kolkata, Colonel Brown Cambridge School, Jane Kahan Gaye Woh Din, Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan (Mera Naam Joker), Awaara Hoon


SpouseKrishna Kapoor
ChildrenJane Kahan Gaye Woh Din, Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan (Mera Naam Joker), Awaara Hoon, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Reema Kapoor
ParentsPrithviraj Kapoor, Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor, Jane Kahan Gaye Woh Din, Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan (Mera Naam Joker), Awaara Hoon
SiblingsShashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Nandi Kapoor, Urmila Sial Kapoor, Devi Kapoor


AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Actor, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan, Filmfare Award for Best Film, Filmfare Award for Best Director, Filmfare Award for Best Editing, Stardust Award for Best Director of the Millennium, Certificate of Merit (Hindi Feature Film), Jane Kahan Gaye Woh Din, Jeena Yahan M...
NominationsFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
MoviesJane Kahan Gaye Woh Din, Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan (Mera Naam Joker), Awaara Hoon, Awaara, Mera Naam Joker, Shree 420, Sangam, Barsaat, Aag, Bobby, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Chori Chori, Jagte Raho, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Anari, Prem Rog, Aah, Boot Polish, Kal Aaj Aur Kal, ...

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1There is nothing in this world except love. The more you spread it or give it, the more it expands. The more you accept love, the stronger it becomes. The more you bring out love, the better and greater you become. There are many forms of love. If you make it narrow, then it becomes selfish. Selfish love can benefit a person but he loses his significance.
2Our people are gracious and kind. They go to all the trouble to go to a cinema, stand in long queues and procure a ticket. They go through the hustle and bustle, through the blazing sun and the thrashing rain, to see your film, and; as I have always said - if you do not cheat the audience, they are very kind to you. Don't make a fool of them. Do not take them for granted. They may not be as intelligent or as critical as other audiences, but why they have come there, they know: they want to be entertained.


1His paternal cousin is actor Subbiraj. (Prithviraj's sister's son).
2His nephew is Sanjay Kapoor the CEO of Talking Pictures Productions in Bahrain. Sanjay is the son of director Vijay Kapoor. Vijay Kapoor has another son named Ajay Kapoor. Ajay Kapoor is the Executive Director at Indra Media Pvt Ltd. Ajay is Zee Sports - Head of Programming. Ajay has also been a producer of several drama series. He has also been the Nimbus Television - Creative Director. Ajay has also been the producer of Ten Sports. Director Vijay Kapoor also has a daughter named Anuradha settled in India. Anuradha has a daughter settled in Australia.
3Grandson Armaan Jain is also a actor.
4Grandniece Pooja Desai was a assistant director in Om Shanti Om. She is the granddaughter of Shammi Kapoor.
5Grand nephew is director Siddharth Malhotra ( Nephew Prem Kishen son).
6Grand niece is actress Akanksha Malhotra ( Nephew Prem Kishen daughter).
7Uncle to actor Jatin Sial ( Sister Urmila 's son).
8Cousin of actor Vijay Kapoor.
9Cousin of actor Subbiraj.
10Raj Kapoor's maternal uncle Jugal Kishore Mehra was not the biological father of wife'Anwari Begum's daughter actress Zarina ( Nasreen), He married Anwari Begum when Zarina was 5 years old. He adopted Zarina ( Nasreen ) and accepted her as his own.
11Raj Kapoor's maternal uncle ( Mother's brother) actor Jugal Kishore Mehra , converted to Islam and married actress/ singer Anwari Begum. Their daughter was actress Nasreen Agha. Nasreen's daughter is Actress/ singer Salma Agha .This made Raj Kapoor a cousin of Nasreen. There for Salma Agha is the niece of Raj Kapoor.
12Prem Chopra and Raj Kapoor married sisters.
13Uncle to actor / director Aditya Raj Kapoor.
14Grand uncle to Director Siddharth Malhotra and actress Akanksha Malhotra ( Prem Kishen 's children).
15Nephew of actor Kamal Kapoor ( Prithviraj's cousin).
16Brother in law of Prem Nath ( wife's brother).
17Uncle to actors Prem Kishen and Monty Nath.
18Nephew of actor Trilok Kumar. (Prithviraj' s brother).
19Cousin to Bollywood director Vijay Kapoor and Bollywood actor Vicky Kapoor ( Har Har Mahadev- 1950).
20Uncle to Bollywood actors Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor.
21Raj Kapoor was the highest paid actor with Dilip Kumar in Hindi Cinema from 1950-56 and the 2nd highest paid Hindi actor along-with Dev Anand from 1957-63.
22Formed one of the most iconic and romantic Hindi screen couples of the 50s with 'Nargis (I)'. Off screen, he was passionately and deeply in love with Nargis, while married to Krishna Kapoor.
23Most important Indian film star of the 20th century together with Amitabh Bachchan
24Grandfather of Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. His daughter's son, Nikhil Nanda, is married to Shweta Bachchan, daughter of fellow Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan.
25Father of Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor. Also daughters: Reetu Nanda and Reema.
26Son of Prithviraj Kapoor, brother of Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor.




Kim1984TV MoviePoliceman
Vakil Babu1982Advocate Mathur
Gopichand Jasoos1982Gopichand Jasoos
Ramu To Diwana Hai1980Special Appearance (uncredited)
Naukri1978Swaraj Singh 'Captain'
Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime1978Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Chandi Sona1977Gypsy singer
Khaan Dost1976Havaldar Ramdin Pandey
Do Jasoos1975Dharamchand Jasoos
Dharam Karam1975Ashok 'Bonga Babu' Kumar
Mera Desh Mera Dharam1973
Kal Aaj Aur Kal1971Ram B. Kapoor
Mera Naam Joker1970Raj 'Raju' Ranbir
Sapnon Ka Saudagar1968Raj Kumar
Around the World1967Raj Singh
Teesri Kasam1966Hiraman / Meeta
Dulha Dulhan1964Raj Kumar
Sangam1964/IFlight Lt. Sunder Khanna
Dil Hi To Hai1963Yusuf / Chand / Khan
Ek Dil Sao Afsane1963Shekhar
Aashiq1962Gopal / Uday Kumar
Nazrana1961Raj 'Raju'
Shriman Satyawadi1960Vijaykumar
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai1960Raju
Anari1959Raj Kumar
Do Ustad1959Raj Kumar / Raju / Rajan / ...
Main Nashe Men Hoon1959Ram Das Khanna
Char Dil Char Rahen1959Govinda
Parvarish1958Raja J. Singh
Phir Subha Hogi1958Ram Babu
Sharada1957Chiranjeev / Shekhar
Chori Chori1956Sagar / Sultana Daku
Jagte Raho1956Peasant
Shree 4201955Ranbir Raj / Raj Kumar of Pipli
Boot Polish1954Man asleep on train (uncredited)
Papi1953Raju / Swami Satyananand
Aah1953Raj Raibahadur
Anhonee1952Advocate Rajkumar Saxena
Awaara1951Raj Raghunath
Bawre Nain1950Chand
Jan Pahchan1950Anil
Sunehre Din1949Premendra
Amar Prem1948
Aag1948Kewal Khanna
Chittor Vijay1947
Dil-Ki-Rani (Sweet-Heart)1947Madhav (Madho)
Jail Yatra1947
Neel Kamal1947Madhusudan
Hamari Baat1943


Prem Rog1982producer
Biwi O Biwi1981producer
Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime1978producer
Dharam Karam1975producer
Kal Aaj Aur Kal1971producer
Mera Naam Joker1970producer
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai1960producer
Ab Dilli Dur Nahin1957producer
Jagte Raho1956producer
Shree 4201955producer
Boot Polish1954producer


Ram Teri Ganga Maili1985
Prem Rog1982
Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime1978
Mera Naam Joker1970
Shree 4201955


Ram Teri Ganga Maili1985
Prem Rog1982
Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime1978
Mera Naam Joker1970


Badhaai Ho Badhaai2002in tribute to
Prem Rog1982presenter
Kal Aaj Aur Kal1971presenter
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai1960presenter
Ab Dilli Dur Nahin1957presenter
Jagte Raho1956presenter


Ram Teri Ganga Maili1985story

Music Department

Dil-Ki-Rani (Sweet-Heart)1947playback singer - uncredited


Remember a Day2012Short dedicatee
Aa Ab Laut Chalen1999tribute
Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi1988dedicatee - as Late Shri Raj Kapoor
Love in Tokyo1966grateful thanks - as Shri Raj Kapoor


Raj Kapoor1987Himself

Archive Footage

Eeshwar1989Himself (uncredited)
Film Hi Film1983Suresh (uncredited)


Won Awards

2002Special TributeScreen Weekly Awards
1986Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest DirectorRam Teri Ganga Maili (1985)
1986Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest EditorRam Teri Ganga Maili (1985)
1983Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest DirectorPrem Rog (1982)
1983Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest EditorPrem Rog (1982)
1972Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest DirectorMera Naam Joker (1970)
1965Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest DirectorSangam (1964)
1965Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest EditorSangam (1964)
1962Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorJis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)
1962Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest FilmJis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)
1960Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorAnari (1959)
1955Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest FilmBoot Polish (1954)

Nominated Awards

1965Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorSangam (1964)
1961Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorChhalia (1960)
1959Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorPhir Subha Hogi (1958)
1957Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActorJagte Raho (1956)
1953Grand Prize of the FestivalCannes Film FestivalAwaara (1951)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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