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Raj Kapoor Wiki

Ranbir Raj Kapoor was a noted Indian film actor, producer, and director of Indian cinema. He was born on 14 December 1924 in Peshawar, India (Present Day Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). He was a prominent member of the Kapoor family – that produced several celebrated Bollywood superstars.

He is one of the greatest actors. He was the winner of several accolades including 3 National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India. His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971.

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Raj Kapoor Wiki, Biography, Family Tree, Wife, Son, Siblings

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Real Name Ranbir Raj Kapoor
Nickname Showman, Charlie Chaplin of India
Profession Actor, Producer and Director
Height 5’7″
Weight 85 Kg
Hair Colour Grey
Eye Colour Hazel
Date of Birth 14-Dec-24
Date of Death 2-Jun-88
Birth Place Peshawar, India
Place of Death New Delhi, India
Cause of Death Cardiac Arrest
Nationality Indian
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Sagittarius
Hometown Peshawar, India
School St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata Colonel Brown Cambridge School, Dehradun
College Not Known
Educational Qualification 6th Fail
Debut Film – Inquilab (1935 as a child actor)
Father Prithviraj Kapoor (1906-1972)
Mother Ramsarni Devi Kapoor (1908-1972)
Sister Urmila Sial Kapoor
Brother Shammi Kapoor (1931-2011)

Shashi Kapoor (1938-2017)

Nandi Kapoor (1931)

Devi Kapoor (1931)

Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Krishna Kapoor
Children Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Rima Jain
Net Worth Not Known
Salary Not Known
Religion Hindu
  • Raj Kapoor was born in a Pathan Hindu family.
  • He won 11 Filmfare awards and 3 national awards. Raj also got Padma Bhushan Award from Government of India.
  • His father Prithviraj Kapoor came to Bombay in 1930 and did stage performances to start a career as an actor. He and a group of 80 other persons used to travel different places across India for stage shows.
  • His super hit movies are Awaara (1951), Anhonee (1952), Aah (1953), Shree 420 (1955), Jagte Raho (1956), Chori Chori (1956), Anari (1959), Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Chhalia (1960) and Dil Hi To Hai (1963).
  • He started his career as a clap boy for a famous Hindi movie director Kidar Sharma.
  • His brother Devi died in 1931 due to pneumonia and Nandi died in 1931 due to the swallowing of poison (rat pills) strewn in the garden.
  • Raj Kapoor wanted to become a music director in Initial days of his career.
  • In 1948, at the age of Twenty-Four, Raj started RK Films and became a film director with the movie Aag.
  • He is married to Krishna Who is the daughter of Prithviraj Kapoor’s maternal uncle.
  • After marriage, when Nargis with her husband Sunil Datt met Krishna in a party, Nargis said sorry to Krishna for her past relationships with Raj Kapoor.
  • According to his wife, He used to drink daily.
  • His son Rishi Kapoor revealed Raj’s affairs with different actresses in his autobiography ‘Khullam Khulla.’
  • His first son Randhir is married to actress Babita and the second one Rishi is married to actress Neetu Singh. Famous Bollywood stars Karishma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are his granddaughters (daughters of Randhir Kapoor and Babita). The prominent actor Ranbir is his grandson (son of Rishi and Neetu Singh).
  • His daughter Ritu Nanda’s son Nikhil Nanda got married to Shweta who is the daughter of famous actor Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.
  • He had a very good relationship with Dilip Kumar and even led his baraat (marriage procession) along with his father Prithviraj and famous actor Dev Anand.
  • Other than India he is also famous in different countries such as  China, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa, Turkey, The Soviet Union and many other parts of the world.
  • A scene of the movie ‘Bobby,’ in which Rishi Kapoor meets Dimple Kapadia in her house was inspired by the real-life meeting of Raj and actress Nargis.
  • He worked with music director Shankar-Jaikishan in almost 20 films.
  • At the Cannes Film Festival in France for the grand prize of ‘Palme d’Or’ he was chosen a nominee two times for his movies Awaara and Boot Polish.
  • His first colored film was Sangam (1964).
  • He became a member of the jury at the fourth Moscow International Film Festival in 1965.
  • His films Around the World (1966) and Sapnon Ka Saudagar (1968) were box office flops.
  • ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) was the movie that he directed, produced as well as starred in. But, it was proved a disaster at the box office and put him in the financial crises. Later, it got successful as a classic cult.
  • In 1971, he produced the movie ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal,’ in which he worked himself with his father Prithviraj Kapoor, his son Randhir and actress Babita.
  • His movie ‘Mera Naam Joker’ is one of the best iconic films of India and it is the first Hindi movie which is four and a half hours long with two intervals. It was also the debut film of his son Rishi Kapoor.
  • During the making of Satyam Shivam Sundaram, when Raj Kapoor was searching for a suitable actress; then Zeenat Aman reached his office in the dress of a village girl, and he selected her immediately after getting impressed by her dedication.
  • In 1987, when he was invited to receive the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ at the Sirifort Auditorium, he agreed to go there in spite of his bad health and when his name was announced to get the honour, he felt a strong chest pain, seeing this, R. Venkataraman (former Indian President) walked down the stage for him. His condition got worse and he had to be rushed to the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) immediately.
  • When he was suffering from bad health, his friend and director Hrishikesh Mukherjee made the movie ‘Anand’ in his honour.
  • After a month of struggling for life on an artificial respiratory system, at the age of 63, he passed away due to multiple organ failures and cardiac arrest.
  • During the time of his bad health, he was making the movie ‘Henna,’ which was completed by his sons Rishi and Randhir after his death.
  • On 14 December 2001, Indian Postal Services released a stamp in his honour.
  • He won the title “Best Director of the MillenniumIn March 2012, his brass statue was placed at Walk of the Stars at Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai. ” by Stardust Awards.
  • His movies Shree 420, Aag, and Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai have patriotic themes and his famous song ‘Mera joota hai Japani’ gives the feeling of patriotism and is so popular that it is still featured in many films.
  • He gave a career break to the actresses Dimple Kapadia, Mandakini, Nimmi and also his sons Rishi, Randhir, and Rajiv.
  • He explained the unrevealed facts about his films in an interview.

Raj Kapoor Wiki, Biography, Family Tree, Wife, Son, Siblings


Title Year Credited as
Actor Producer Other Role(s)
Inquilab 1935 Yes Unknown
Hamari Baat 1943 Yes Unknown
Gauri 1943 Yes
Valmiki 1946 Yes
Jail Yatra 1947 Yes
Dil-Ki-Rani 1947 Yes Madhav (Madho)
Chittor Vijay 1947 Yes
Neel Kamal 1947 Yes Madhusudan
Gopinath 1948 Yes Mohan
Amar Prem 1948 Yes
Aag 1948 Yes Yes Director Kewal Khanna
Sunehre Din 1949 Yes Premendra
Parivartan 1949 Yes
Andaz 1949 Yes Rajan
Barsaat 1949 Yes Yes Director Pran
Sargam 1950 Yes
Pyaar 1950 Yes
Jan Pahchan 1950 Yes Anil
Dastan 1950 Yes Raj
Bawre Nain 1950 Yes Chand
Banwra 1950 Yes
Awaara 1951 Yes Yes Director Raj Raghunath
Bewafa 1952 Yes Raj
Ashiana 1952 Yes Raju
Anhonee 1952 Yes Rajkumar Saxena
Amber 1952 Yes Raj
Paapi 1953 Yes Raju / Swami Satyananand
Dhoon 1953 Yes
Aah 1953 Yes Yes Raj Raibahadur
Boot Polish 1954 Yes Yes Man asleep on train
Shree 420 1955 Yes Yes Director Ranbir Raj/Raj Kumar of Pipli
Jagte Raho 1956 Yes Yes Peasant
Chori Chori 1956 Yes Sagar/Sultana Daku
Sharada 1957 Yes Chiranjeev / Shekhar
Ab Dilli Dur Nahin 1957 Yes None
Phir Subah Hogi 1958 Yes Ram Babu
Parvarish 1958 Yes Raja J. Singh
Main Nashe Mein Hoon 1959 Yes Ram Das Khanna
Kanhaiya 1959 Yes Kanhaiya
Do Ustad (1959) 1959 Yes Raj Kumar(Rajan)/Himself
Char Dil Char Rahen 1959 Yes Govinda
Anari 1959 Yes Raj Kumar
Shriman Satyawadi 1960 Yes Vijay
Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai 1960 Yes Yes Raju
Chhalia 1960 Yes Chhalia
Nazrana 1961 Yes Rajesh
Aashiq 1962 Yes
Ek Dil Sau Afsane 1963 Yes Shekhar
Dil Hi To Hai 1963 Yes Yusuf/Chand/Khan Sahib
Sangam 1964 Yes Yes Director, editor Sundar Khanna
Dulha Dulhan 1964 Yes Raj Kumar
Teesri Kasam 1966 Yes Hiraman/Meeta
Diwana 1967 Yes Pyarelal
Around the World 1967 Yes Raj Singh
Sapno Ka Saudagar 1968 Yes Raj Kumar
Mera Naam Joker 1970 Yes Yes director, editor Raju (Joker)
Kal Aaj Aur Kal 1971 Yes Yes Ram Kapoor
Bobby 1973 Yes Director, editor None
Mera Desh Mera Dharam 1973 Yes
Do Jasoos 1975 Yes Dharamchand Jasoos
Dharam Karam 1975 Yes Yes Ashok Kumar
Khaan Dost 1976 Yes Ramdin Pandey
Chandi Sona 1977 Yes Gypsy singer
Satyam Shivam Sundaram 1978 Yes Director, Narrator, editor None
Naukri 1978 Yes Swaraj Singh
Abdullah 1980 Yes Abdullah
Biwi O Biwi 1981 Yes None
Gopichand Jasoos 1982 Yes Gopichand Jasoos
Vakil Babu 1982 Yes Advocate Mathur
Prem Rog 1982 Yes Director, editor None
Kim 1984 Yes Policeman
Ram Teri Ganga Maili 1985 Yes Director, editor, writer None
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