Rishi Kapoor passes away

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai today. His death comes exactly a day after the demise of Irrfan Khan, another popular Bollywood actor.

Rishi Kapoor was not keeping well and was admitted to a hospital. The 67-year-old actor was taken to H N Reliance hospital by his family on Wednesday morning.

The actor returned to India last September after undergoing treatment for cancer in the US for almost a year. In February, Kapoor was hospitalised twice due to his health issues.

Rishi Kapoor was an actor, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. He received the National Film Award for his debut role as a child artist in his father Raj Kapoor’s 1970 film Mera Naam Joker (1970).[

Kapoor had his first lead role as an adult opposite Dimple Kapadia in 1973 with the film Bobby and received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1974. Before his death he played leading roles as the romantic lead in 92 films between 1973 and 2000, of which 36 were box office hits.

For his performance in Do Dooni Chaar, he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor in 2011, and for his role in Kapoor & Sons, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2017. He was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

He appeared opposite his future wife Neetu Singh in twelve films from 1973 and 1981. Rishi Kapoor was born in Chembur, Bombay in a Punjabi family as Rishi Raj Kapoor. He is the second son of actor-film director Raj Kapoor and his wife Krishna Raj Kapoor.

He is also the grandson of actor Prithviraj Kapoor. He did his schooling with his brothers at Campion School, Mumbai and Mayo College, Ajmer. His brothers, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor; maternal uncles, Prem Nath and Rajendra Nath; and paternal uncles, Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor are all actors. He has two sisters, insurance agent Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain.