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RAJ KAPOOR, Birthday- 14 DECEMBER 1924

ABOUT : kapoor is one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers and actors in the history of Indian cinema At the age of ten, he appeared in films for the first time In 1948, at the age of twenty-four, he established his own studio, R. K. Films, and became the youngest film director of his time making his directorial debut with Aag

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS: He had received many awards throughout his career, including 3 National Film Awards, 11 Filmfare Awards and 21 nominations. His films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954) were nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His acting in the former was rated as one of the “Top-Ten Performances of all time”, by the Time Magazine. His film Jagte Raho (1956) also won the Crystal Globe award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.heThe Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 for his contributions to the arts. India’s highest award in cinema the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was bestowed him in 1987 by the Government of India.

WIFE & FAMILY: In 1946, Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra. His granddaughter Kareena (daughter of Kapoor’s eldest son Randhir) and grandson Ranbir (son of Kapoor’s second son Rishi) are the latest Bollywood superstars from the Kapoor family.arried to Prem Chopra.

DEATH : Raj Kapoor suffered from asthma in his later years; he died of complications related to asthma in 1988 at the age of 63. He collapsed at the event where he was to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and was taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment. He was hospitalised for about a month before he succumbed to complications arising from his asthma. At the time of his death, he was working on the movie Henna (an Indo-Pakistan based love story). The film was later completed by his sons Randhir and Rishi Kapoor and was released in 1991.

 

 

 

 

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