Rishi Kapoor is an actor born in the prominent Kapoor family who has a long history of Hindi cinema where members of the family had careers as actors, producers or directors. Rishi Kapoor was born to veteran actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor and Krishna Kapoor on September 4, 1952, in Mumbai. Born with a silver spoon, it was not a difficult task for him to make a debut in films. Raj Kapoor gave him a chance to play a teenager, who was caught on the thin line of boyhood and adulthood in the movie Mera Naam Joker. The film fell flat in the box office, and Raj Kapoor was in massive financial loss.
Hence to tide over the financial crisis Raj Kapoor created teenage romance film Bobby with Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, which remains Rishi’s iconic film to date. Rishi Kapoor later became the most saleable actor in Indian screen and his chocolate boy image made him the romantic star to rule Bollywood for nearly three decades. The actor also acted with many new heroines who went to become established star after working with him.
For his playboy image, he was linked with many heroines but dated only one actress Neetu Singh and tied the knot with her in 1980. The couple had a stable marriage till today, and his son Ranbir Kapoor is an actor now and daughter Riddhima is a fashion designer. Rishi Kapoor later shifted to playing off-beat roles in films lime Ek Chaddar Maili Si or Agneepath or Do Dooni Chaar.
In Saagar, he acted with Dimple Kapadia again which has received a cult status now. Over the years, he has done a good number of films and now can be seen appearing in supporting roles. He won the national award as a child artiste. His love story with Neetu Kapoor still is very famous in Bollywood and the couple remains an inspiration for any generation that marriages never fail always in Bollywood.