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Happy Birthday, Rishi Kapoor. All Is Well@66

September 04, 2018 08:11
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    Bollywood's evergreen actor Rishi Kapoor turns a year older today. At 66, he's busy with films. This year, he was seen in 102 Not Out and Mulk. Here's a pictorial look at his life and times as he celebrates his special day today.

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    Rishi Kapoor was born on September 4, 1952, in Mumbai. He belongs to the famous Kapoor clan. His father was actor-director Raj Kapoor and his uncles Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor, were among the biggest stars of their generation. His brothers Randhir and Rajiv Kapoor are veteran actors. But Rishi was the only Kapoor of his generation to truly make it big in Bollywood.

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    Rishi Kapoor fell in love and married his co-star of several movies, Neetu Singh, after a long courtship period. The couple have two children - daughter Riddhima and son Ranbir, who is also an actor. Riddhima is married to Bharat Sahni.

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    Rishi Kapoor's first on screen stint was as a toddler in the song Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua in the 1955 film Shree 420. In 1970, he debuted in his father's film Mera Naam Joker as the younger version of Raj Kapoor's character Raju. The film also starred Simi Garewal and Manoj Kumar. It fetched him a National Award for Best Child Artiste.

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    His first role as lead actor was in Raj Kapoor's Bobby (1973), opposite Dimple Kapadia. The teen romance and the song Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho was an instant hit.

    Rishi Kapoor won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance.

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    . His next movies included hits such as Rafoo Chakkar (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976) and the blockbuster Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), which also starred Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna. The movie went on to complete a Golden Jubilee at the box-office. Rishi Kapoor was nominated for a Filmfare Award for his performance.

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    Subhash Ghai's Karz (1980), in which he plays a reincarnated rock star, is considered among Rishi Kapoor's best performance to-date.

    Rishi's chemistry with co-star Tina Munim and the incredible dance sequences in Om Shanti Om and Paisa Paisa created a big furore. The actor was now the biggest rage in town.

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    The hit Jodi of Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor struck gold again with Saagar (1985). Co-starring Kamal Haasan who also put in a great performance, the movie went on to become India's official entry at the Oscars.

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    Seen together previously in Nagina (1986), late actress Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor teamed up again for the multi-award-winning Chandni (1989), directed by Yash Chopra.

    The film won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film and fetched Rishi Kapoor another Filmfare nomination. The actors also appeared together in Banjaran (1991) and Gurudev (1993) later.

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    Rishi Kapoor's pairing with the gorgeous Juhi Chawla got a very enthusiastic response. They acted in a lot of movies together like Bol Radha Bol (1992), Izzat Ki Roti (1993), Eena Meena Deeka (1994), Saajan Ka Ghar (1994), Daraar (1996) and Karobaar (2000).

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    The on screen romance between the beautiful Madhuri Dixit and Rishi Kapoor in Yaraana (1995) and Prem Granth (1996) also did not go by unnoticed.

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    Rishi Kapoor made an ill-received venture into directing in 1998 with Aa Ab Laut Chalein featuring Rajesh Khanna, Aishwarya Rai and Akshaye Khanna.

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    In 2008, the actor was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the industry.

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    Proving that he was by no means done with Bollywood, Rishi Kapoor won the Filmfare for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Luck By Chance in 2010.

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    In 2010, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh reunited on-screen after 30 years for the movie Do Dooni Chaar which won the National Award for the Best Hindi Film. Rishi Kapoor won the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Performance for his role in the film.

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    2012 was a good year for Rishi Kapoor as he not only won accolades for playing the villainous Rauf Lala in Karan Johar's remake of Agneepath and also featured in hit movies like Housefull 2 and Student Of The Year.

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    We saw a lot of Rishi Kapoor on the silver screen in 2013. He played a funny cafe owner in Chashme Baddoor, a policeman in Aurangzeb, a drug lord in D-Day, a wedding planner in Shuddh Desi Romance and a cop in Besharam, in which he co-starred with his son Ranbir Kapoor and wife Neetu Singh.

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    Rishi Kapoor was endearing as Abhishek Bachchan's father in All Is Well, which released in 2015. He also featured as Luv Kapoor in Wedding Pullav the same year

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    In 2016's Kapoor And Sons, Rishi Kapoor was adorable as the oldest member of the onscreen Kapoor family. Rishi Kapoor co-starred with Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan in the Shakun Batra-directed film.

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    Rishi Kapoor turned an author in 2017 and launched his autobiography Khullam Khulla.

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    This year, Rishi Kapoor starred in two films so far - 102 Not Out and Mulk.

    This image was posted on Instagram by taranadarsh

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    Here's wishing Rishi Kapoor a very happy birthday and a great year ahead.

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