Remembering Shashi Kapoor – One of Bollywood’s original Superstars

Remembering Shashi Kapoor – One of Bollywood’s original Superstars

Today, Indian Cinema mourns the loss of one its original Superstars Shashi Kapoor-ji. He was an Indian film actor and producer. He appeared in a large number of Hindi films as well as in various English-language films, notably the films produced by Merchant-Ivory. He was also a film director and assistant director in the Hindi film industry.

Shashi Kapoor was a member of the Kapoor family, a film dynasty in India’s Bollywood cinema. He was the third and youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, he was married to Jennifer Kendal (sister of actress Felicity Kendal), he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contributions to Art-Cinema. In 2015, he was awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of his family to receive the highest award in Indian Cinema after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor.  He was admitted for a reported chest infection at Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai on 3 December 2017 and died on 4 December 2017 due to prolonged liver cirrhosis.

Here are some gems that Shashi Kapoor added to the world of Indian Cinema. May his soul rest in peace.


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