At the age of 79 the legendry actor Shashi Kapoor passed away yesterday (December 4) around 5.20 P.M. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of the popular actor. Shashi Kapoor died in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani Hospital. Shashi Kapoor was on wheelchair for years and had been suffering from a kidney ailment and had been undergoing dialysis. Today (December 5) Kapoor Family will do his funeral.
Shashi Kapoor was an Indian film actor and producer
He was born on 18th March 1938 in Calcutta (India). He was the third and youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. He was married to Jennifer Kendal who was an English actress and the founder of the Prithvi Theatre. Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer met for the first time in Calcutta in 1956. They married in July 1958. Shashi Kapoor was the father of three children named Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor. He was honored with the Padma Bhushan in year 2011. In 2015, he was awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Shashi Kapoor made his first debut as a leading man in the 1961 film Dharmputra. He appeared in 116 Hindi films. He also appeared in English films and become one of India’s first actors to go international. His looks and performance in films made him a legendry actor. He was a very popular actor in Bollywood during the 60s, 70s and until the mid-80s. But very firstly he worked as a child artist in year 1948 to 1954 with Ashok Kumar in films like Sangram (1950), Samadhi (1950). Kapoor got an opportunity to work as an assistant director in the film Post Box 999, the debut film of Sunil Dutt. His movies and acting skills are unforgettable.
Best known for his work in films such as Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Namak Halal, Kaala Pathar and Kabhie Kabhie. “With men like him around, I stood no chance at all,” writes Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter for legendary actor Shashi Kapoor. He had rushed to Kapoor’s residence last evening with his son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda and daughter in law Aishwarya Rai. All the members of Kapoor Family and almost all the actors and directors of Indian Film industry is posting about Shashi Kapoor on social networking sites.