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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 18, 1938 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: India Profession: actor, producer

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Popular Indian star of over 200 films, best known to Western audiences for his roles in the films of Merchant/Ivory; he came to widespread attention with "Shakespeare Wallah", in 1966. Kapoor was later seen in Stephen Frears' "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid" (1987). He is the son of actor-director-film statesman Prithviraj Kapoor (1906-1972) and the brother of Raj Kapoor (1924-1988), a director and popular, Chaplinesque actor. Kapoor was married to actress Jennifer Kendal, who died in 1985; he had met her when, during his early career as a stage actor, he performed with her "Shakespeariana" troupe.

Popular Indian star of over 200 films, best known to Western audiences for his roles in the films of Merchant/Ivory; he came to widespread attention with "Shakespeare Wallah", in 1966. Kapoor was later seen in Stephen Frears' "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid" (1987). He is the son of actor-director-film statesman Prithviraj Kapoor (1906-1972) and the brother of Raj Kapoor (1924-1988), a director and popular, Chaplinesque actor. Kapoor was married to actress Jennifer Kendal, who died in 1985; he had met her when, during his early career as a stage actor, he performed with her "Shakespeariana" troupe.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Jinnah (1998) The Guide
2.
 Side Streets (1997) Vikram Raj
3.
 In Custody (1994) Nur
4.
 The Deceivers (1988) Chandra Singh
5.
 Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987) Rafi
6.
 New Delhi Times (1986)
7.
 Utsav (1984) Samsthanaka
8.
 Vijeta (1983)
9.
 Heat and Dust (1983) The Nawab
10.
 Junoon (1978) Javed Khan
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Milestones close milestones

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As child worked in Prithvi Theatre and in brother, Raj Kapoor's films
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Toured with father's company at age 18 and joined the Kendals' Shakespeareana Company in India
1948:
Film acting debut in "Aag"

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wife:
Jennifer Kendal. Actor. Died 1985; part of family's touring Shakespeareana Company in India.

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father:
Prithviraj Kapoor. Film and stage actor. Deceased.
brother:
Raj Kapoor. Actor.
brother:
Shammi Kapoor. Actor.
sister-in-law:
Felicity Kendal. Actor.
son:
Kunil Kapoor. Born c. 1959.
son:
Karan Kapoor. Born c. 1962.
daughter:
Sanjana Kapoor. Born c. 1968.
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