Sapru

Other names of Sapru: Daya Kishan Sapru, D. K. Sapru
Birthday: 16-03-1916
Date of death: 1979
Star sign: Aries

Ranging back to the olden times, D.K Sapru was an Indian actor born in Kashmir and working in Bollywood films. His life span was from 1916-1979. He has a list of well-made films. Sahib BibiaurGhulam is a classic piece of filmmaking. HeerRanjha also showed wonderful results. His film Pakeezah was also a hit on the box office. . He rose as a villain 1960s and 1970s but then started to display a variety of roles. DayaKishanSapru was the fourth child of his parents. He had siblings, four brothers and two sisters, and the name Sapru helped him greater heights of success. His father worked as a treasurer with the Dogra Kingdom, under Maharaja Hari Singh.

The family had two homes, one at Jammu and other at Lahore. Hence, they moved from here to there. Sapru is very fluent in Urdu. Although he did not have the privilege of studying English, he bought papers himself and studies them to grasp that language. One point was that he never played the role of a poor man. In all his films, he has either played a prince, a king, a Thakur, a Zamindar, or a police com¬missioner. Sapru had royal looks, which is why, in Krodhi he played a Pujari and in Kudrat he played a Nawab. He was also good with music. Every time he used to be the centre of attraction for everybody. He was an introvert person with the least of demands.

Although he took up the job of a contractor, he was pretty keen on joining the film industry. He was pretty successful initially but later due to his wrong decisions he suffered. He had to sell his bungalow to pay off his debts. He also purchases books and learn homeopathy. He treated people for free. His end came when the doctor spotted a speckle on his neck and took it to be cancerous. But it was not. Still that shock made him feel low, and he died due to a heart attack.

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