Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passes away at the age of 67

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passes away at the age of 67

By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 30/04/2020
Rishi Kapoor

Rishi Kapoor, who was one of Bollywood's most popular romantic heroes has died of cancer aged 67.

He came from an illustrious family of four generations of stars who were "born to act".

The Kapoor family hailed from Peshawar in modern-day Pakistan, and migrated to India after Partition in 1947.

Rishi Kapoor's grandfather ran a prominent theatre company. His father Raj Kapoor was regarded as one of the greatest actors and directors in Bollywood. He was also called the "showman of Indian cinema".

Rishi Kapoor - or Chintu ("sweet one") as his family called him - was "forever youthful".

He played a child sleeping on a cot in one of his grandfather's plays. As a four-year-old, he appeared briefly in a romantic rain-drenched song sequence in his father's film Shree 420.

Rishi Kapoor debuted as a child actor in 1970 in Mera Naam Joker, a film about the life of a clown and his romances.

Kapoor was part of Bollywood's milestone films like Bobby, Kabhi Kabhi, Amar,Akbar, Antony, Naseeb, Coolie and Ajooba.

[Source: BBC]

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