Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Indian actor Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

Iconic Indian Actor Shashi Kapoor Dead at 79 Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood legend, dies at 79
Freda Brock | 04 December, 2017, 16:06

Legendary actor Shashi Kapoor, who passed away at 79 in Mumbai on Monday evening, was considered one of the most versatile actors and a true gentleman.

He was admitted at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here.

Hailing from the Kapoor dynasty, Shashi Kapoor set foot in the Hindi film industry in the year 1961 with the film "Dharmputra".

He won several national film awards and was awarded the Padma Bhushan civilian honour by the Indian government in 2011. He was born in Kolkata on March 18, 1938, and he is the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. The couple married shortly after family consent and became parents to Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor.

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Shashi Kapoor's nephew and actor Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news, but did not reveal further details about the unfortunate demise.

He took on the name "Shashiraj" for his roles in commercial films back in the 40s, instead of using his own name because there was another Shashi Kapoor, a child artist, who was best known for his roles in mythological films.

After acting in various Hindi as well as English movies, the romantic screen icon of '70s and '80s also directed Hindi films. The actor has given us some memorable films like Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Kabhie Kabhie and the list goes on. May his soul rest in peace. The late actor was felicitated by 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

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