Indian Actor Shashi Kapoor (79) Dies in Mumbai

Doug Mendoza
December 5, 2017

He breathed his last at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. He said that his films like Sharmilee, Kabhi Kabhi, Kala Patthar, Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Trishul were very popular.

While he only directed Amitabh Bachchan starrer 1991 film "Ajooba" in Bollywood, in early days of his career Shashi Kapoor worked as assistant director in films like "Post Box 999", "Guest House", "Shriman Satyawadi", "Dulha Dulhan" and "Manoranjan".

He had been suffering from ailments for the past few years. He won a number of national film awards along with Padma Bhushan in 2011. In 2015, he was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award making him the third member of the Kapoor clan after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor to receive the highest award in Indian Cinema.

Raj Kapoor, who died in 1988, was also a famous Hindi cinema actor.

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Kapoor and wife Jennifer Kendal together led to the foundation of the iconic Prithvi Theatre in November 1978 which now lies in the heart of the Mumbai city. He started acting in films as a child artiste in the late '40s. He also starred in other British and American films such as Pretty Polly ("A Matter Of Innocence" (1967)) opposite Hayley Mills, Siddhartha (1972), Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), and Muhafiz (1994).

"Saddened by the passing away of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor". He went on to immortalise characters like Prem Sagar in The Householder and Sanju in Shakespeare-Wallah, respectively. Shashi's children Sanjna Kapoor and Karan Kapoor are on their way to India from the US.

Kapoor acted in more than 100 Hindi films.

Shashi Kapoor also proved his mettle overseas, with his most noteworthy role being alongside Pierce Brosnan in "The Deceivers" (1988). In 1963, two of Shashi's English films were commercially successful.

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