Remembering Raj Kapoor: The real Showman

Movies | IBNLive | February 27, 2015, 7:33 am
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 Bollywood actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor was born on 14 December, 1924. He passed away in 1988
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Bollywood actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor was born on 14 December, 1924. He passed away in 1988

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 Raj Kapoor was born in Peshawar. Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni were his parents.
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Raj Kapoor was born in Peshawar. Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni were his parents.

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 Raj Kapoor appeared in 'Inquilab' when he was just 11 years old. He made many film appearances in next 12 years.
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Raj Kapoor appeared in 'Inquilab' when he was just 11 years old. He made many film appearances in next 12 years.

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 Apart from his home productions, Raj Kapoor starred in many other successful films. 'Anari', 'Chhalia' and 'Teesri Kasam' to name a few.
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Apart from his home productions, Raj Kapoor starred in many other successful films. 'Anari', 'Chhalia' and 'Teesri Kasam' to name a few.

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 He produced, directed and acted in 'Mera Naam Joker'. Despite of its hype, the film failed at box office.
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He produced, directed and acted in 'Mera Naam Joker'. Despite of its hype, the film failed at box office.

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 He got his big break with Neel Kamal in 1947.
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He got his big break with Neel Kamal in 1947.

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 As reports claim, Raj Kapoor and Nargis had a longtime romantic relationship. They did many films together, which includes 'Awaara' and 'Shree 420'.
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As reports claim, Raj Kapoor and Nargis had a longtime romantic relationship. They did many films together, which includes 'Awaara' and 'Shree 420'.

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 In 1948, Raj Kapoor established RK Films and became the youngest Indian director of his time. At 24 he directed his first film 'Aag'.
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In 1948, Raj Kapoor established RK Films and became the youngest Indian director of his time. At 24 he directed his first film 'Aag'.

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 In 'Aag', Raj Kapoor and Nargis came together for the first time.
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In 'Aag', Raj Kapoor and Nargis came together for the first time.

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 Raj Kapoor's look in many films was inspired from Charlie Chaplin.
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Raj Kapoor's look in many films was inspired from Charlie Chaplin.

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 Raj and Krishna had five children together. Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Reema Jain and Rajiv Kapoor.
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Raj and Krishna had five children together. Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Reema Jain and Rajiv Kapoor.

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 'Mera Naam Joker' was his most ambitious film. He spent almost six years in completing the film.
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'Mera Naam Joker' was his most ambitious film. He spent almost six years in completing the film.

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 Raj Kapoor was married to Krishna Malhotra.
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Raj Kapoor was married to Krishna Malhotra.

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 Now three of his grand children, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Karishma Kapoor are going great guns in Bollywood.
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Now three of his grand children, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Karishma Kapoor are going great guns in Bollywood.

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 Raj Kapoor died at the age of 63. At that time he was working on a film titled 'Heena'.
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Raj Kapoor died at the age of 63. At that time he was working on a film titled 'Heena'.

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 Raj Kapoor's kids and now grand children have carried his legacy forward.
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Raj Kapoor's kids and now grand children have carried his legacy forward.

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 Raj Kapoor will be always remembered for his immense contribution to cinema.
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Raj Kapoor will be always remembered for his immense contribution to cinema.

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 Raj Kapoor was born on 14 Decemeber 1924.
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Raj Kapoor was born on 14 Decemeber 1924.

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 Raj Kapoor was the eldest son in the family and had five siblings.
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Raj Kapoor was the eldest son in the family and had five siblings.

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 Two of Raj's brother died in infancy. His other two brother, Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor were also actors. He also had a sister named Urmila Sial.
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Two of Raj's brother died in infancy. His other two brother, Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor were also actors. He also had a sister named Urmila Sial.

  • First Published: December 14, 2011, 1:22 pm

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