In Pictures: Life and Times of Shashi Kapoor

Movies | | December 5, 2017, 12:45 pm
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Shashi Kapoor received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, here are some personal pictures of the actor with his brothers, wife and children.</a>

A dated photograph shows the young Shashi Kapoor seated in a family picture with his parents, and siblings Raj Kapoor, his wife Krishna, Shammi Kapoor and sister Urmila.
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Shashi Kapoor received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, here are some personal pictures of the actor with his brothers, wife and children. A dated photograph shows the young Shashi Kapoor seated in a family picture with his parents, and siblings Raj Kapoor, his wife Krishna, Shammi Kapoor and sister Urmila.

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Born to a actor Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor was youngest in the family and took to acting at the age of four. Seen here with father Prithviraj Kapoor, brother Raj and Shammi and nephew Randhir Kapoor.
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Born to a actor Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor was youngest in the family and took to acting at the age of four. Seen here with father Prithviraj Kapoor, brother Raj and Shammi and nephew Randhir Kapoor.

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An old picture of a young Shashi Kapoor and Raj Kapoor.
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An old picture of a young Shashi Kapoor and Raj Kapoor.

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He started acting in films as a child in the late 1940s, appearing in commercial films including 'Sangram' (1950), 'Dana Paani' (1953) under the name of 'Shashiraj' as there was another actor by the same name who used to act in mythological films as child artiste. His best known performances as child artist were in 'Aag' (1948) and 'Awaara' (1951), where he played the younger version of the characters played by his older brother Raj Kapoor.
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He started acting in films as a child in the late 1940s, appearing in commercial films including 'Sangram' (1950), 'Dana Paani' (1953) under the name of 'Shashiraj' as there was another actor by the same name who used to act in mythological films as child artiste. His best known performances as child artist were in 'Aag' (1948) and 'Awaara' (1951), where he played the younger version of the characters played by his older brother Raj Kapoor.

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A candid picture of three Kapoor brothers- Shashi, Raj and Shammi Kapoor.
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A candid picture of three Kapoor brothers- Shashi, Raj and Shammi Kapoor.

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Shashi Kapoor and his wife, theater actress Jennifer Kendal in Calcutta in 1956 while working in their respective theater groups.
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Shashi Kapoor and his wife, theater actress Jennifer Kendal in Calcutta in 1956 while working in their respective theater groups.

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The Kendals and Kapoors initially opposed the couple's relationship but eventually agreed and Shashi and Jennifer Kapoor got married in 1958.
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The Kendals and Kapoors initially opposed the couple's relationship but eventually agreed and Shashi and Jennifer Kapoor got married in 1958.

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The couple had three children- Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor. Jennifer and Shashi Kapoor also established the Prthvi Theaters in Mumbai which is the hub of all theater enthusiasts in Mumbai.
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The couple had three children- Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor. Jennifer and Shashi Kapoor also established the Prthvi Theaters in Mumbai which is the hub of all theater enthusiasts in Mumbai.

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Shashi and Jennifer Kapoor also acted in several Merchant Ivory productions.
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Shashi and Jennifer Kapoor also acted in several Merchant Ivory productions.

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After Jennifer's death, Shashi took it upon himself to look after Prithvi Theaters and now his daughter Sanjana takes care of the establishment which encourages new artists and talents to showcase their work.
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After Jennifer's death, Shashi took it upon himself to look after Prithvi Theaters and now his daughter Sanjana takes care of the establishment which encourages new artists and talents to showcase their work.

  • First Published: December 4, 2017, 8:25 pm

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