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Rishi Kapoor
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Born ( 1952-09-04 ) 4 September 1952 (age 61)
Bombay , Bombay State , India (Now Mumbai , Maharashtra )
Residence 56, Krishna Raj, Pali Hills, Bandra(W), Mumbai , Maharashtra , India
Alma mater Mayo College , Ajmer &
Campion School, Mumbai
Occupation Actor, Producer, Director
Years active 1970, 1973–present
Spouse(s) Neetu Singh (1979–present)
Children Riddhima Kapoor Sahni
Ranbir Kapoor
Parents Raj Kapoor , Krishna Kapoor
Relatives Kapoor family

Last updated on 28 June 2014 at 21:34.

Rishi Kapoor (born 4 September 1952) [ 1 ] is an Indian Bollywood actor, film producer and director. He received the National Film Award in 1971, for his debut role as a child artist, and Filmfare Best Actor Award for Bobby in 1974 as well as a number of other awards including the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Kapoor was born in Bombay as Rishi Raj Kapoor. He was the second son of film director and star Raj Kapoor . He did his schooling with his brothers at Campion School , Mumbai and Mayo College , Ajmer . His brothers, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor , are also actors.

Rishi Kapoor debuted in his father[replacesinglequotehere]s 1970 film, Mera Naam Joker , playing a child. Kapoor had his first lead role opposite Dimple Kapadia in the 1973 film Bobby . In an interview in 2012, he stated "There was a misconception that the film was made to launch me as an actor. The film was actually made to pay the debts of Mera Naam Joker . Dad wanted to make a teenage love story and he did not have money to cast Rajesh Khanna in the film". [ 2 ] Since then, he played leading roles as the romantic lead in 92 films between 1973 and 2000. As per Indian express, he did 41 multi-hero films and 51 solo hero films from 1973-2000. [ 3 ] He appeared opposite his future wife Neetu Singh in 12 films, namely, Khel Khel Mein (1975), Rafoo Chakkar (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979) and guest appearances in Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978), Zehreela Insaan (1974), Zinda Dil (1975), Doosara Aadmi (1977), Anjane Mein (1978), Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979) and Dhan Daulat (1980).

His films as solo lead hero from 1973-1997 include Bobby , Laila Majnu , Rafoo Chakkar , Sargam , Karz (1980), Prem Rog (1982), Nagina (1986), Honeymoon , Banjaran , Henna and Bol Radha Bol . Other films include Khel Khel Mein , Kabhi Kabhie , Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin , Badalte Rishtey , Aap Ke Deewane , Saagar then from 1989 with Ajooba, Chandni, Deewana (1992), Damini – Lightning (1993), Gurudev (1994), Daraar (1996) and Karobaar(2000). In 1999 he directed the film Aa Ab Laut Chalen , starring Rajesh Khanna , Aishwarya Rai , Akshaye Khanna , Kader Khan , Paresh Rawal and Jaspal Bhatti . His last film as a romantic lead was the delayed Karobaar: The Business of Love (2000).

He moved on to supporting roles in the 2000s. He has since appeared in films like Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002), Hum Tum (2004), Fanaa (2006), Namastey London (2007), Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Patiala House (2010). He also appeared in the British films Don[replacesinglequotehere]t Stop Dreaming (2007) and Sambar Salsa (2008). He reunited onscreen with Neetu Singh in the film Do Dooni Chaar (2010).

Rishi Kapoor has acted in Heena , directed by his brother Randhir Kapoor and his father, Raj Kapoor , and in Prem Granth , a movie produced by the three Kapoor brothers (Rishi, Randhir and Rajiv Kapoor, directed by Rajiv Kapoor ).

He also acted in the movie Chintu Ji in which he plays himself. In 2012 he appeared in a villainous role in Agneepath and in the multi-starrer Housefull 2 where he appeared with brother Randhir Kapoor for the first time after Khazana in mid 80s. He made a cameo appearance in Yash Chopra [replacesinglequotehere]s last film as a director, Jab Tak Hai Jaan along with his wife.

As of 18 May 2013, around 7 of his films are scheduled for release in year 2013. [ 4 ]

Rishi Kapoor married actress Neetu Singh on 22 January 1980. The couple have two children; actor Ranbir Kapoor and designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahani. Rishi is the paternal uncle of actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor .

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