Shashi kapoor, a name that needs no introduction, is the son of prithviraj kapoor and brother of raj and shammi kapoor, who are considered the legends in the Hindi film industry.
Shashi kapoor was born on 18th march 1938 in Calcutta. He is a producer, actor and a director who initially worked as the assistant director for the movies like ‘post box 999, guest house and shriman satyawadi’.
His presence was although noticed in the movie ‘Dharamputra’ (1961) in which he played the lead role for the first time; Shashi kapoor had entered the industry long before that when he acted as the child artist during 1940’s.
He did 116 films in his entire career with almost every big actress of that time, from dream girl Hema malini to the talented Parveen babi. He did few English films under Merchant ivory American productions.
This kapoor attended
high school, Mumbai.
Before entering the film industry he worked in the theatre for a long time. He was the assistant stage manager in theatre where he met English actress Jennifer Kendal who was also working as a theatre artist during that time. Both eventually fell for each other and tied knot in the year 1958. They have three children.
In 1978 he set up his production house which produced movies like ‘Kalyug, Junoon, and Vijeta’.
He is known to be a very choosy actor who accepted much selected roles. Lately he was seen in the movie ‘Jinnah’ (1998) based on the biography of Mohd. Ali Jinnah.
The actor got 55th film fare lifetime award. He was felicitated with some of the greatest awards like Padma Bhushan in 2011 and Dadasaheb award (2015), which is the highest award in Indian cinema.