Remembering Raj Kapoor on birth anniversary: Tribute to 'The Showman'
Raj Kapoor lighting up a cigar. The filmmaker was known for his stylish lifestyle
Raj Kapoor with Mukesh. The great singer was Raj Kapoor's voice in most of his films. Not surprisingly, when Mukesh died, Kapoor commented, "Main ne apni aawaaz ko kho diya" (I have lost my voice).
Raj Kapoor and Nadira. The duo featured together in the evergreen song from 'Shree 420' 1955) 'Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh' in which Nadira is trying to seduce Kapoor
Raj Kapoor with his youngest son Rajiv. Nicknamed Chimpu, Rajiv had a failed stint in Bollywood, with 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili' (1985) being his only movie of note
Raj Kapoor with Dimple Kapadia, whom he launched in 'Bobby' (1973) when she was only 16 years old
Raj Kapoor with son Randhir Kapoor. The former acted in the 1975 film 'Dharam Karam' which was directed by Randhir
Raj Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor again. Randhir also directed the 1971 classic 'Kal Aaj Aur Kal', which is most remembered for bringing together three generations of the Kapoor family - Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor, the latter making his acting debut. Incidentally, Randhir's future wife Babita played his love interest in the movie
Raj Kapoor with sons Randhir (left) and Rishi Kapoor. Rishi played his father's younger character in 'Mera Naam Joker' (1970), which marked his big screen debut
Raj Kapoor with younger brother Shammi Kapoor. Shammi narrated the 1991 film 'Heena' which was directed and produced by Randhir Kapoor, after Raj Kapoor died before completing the film
Raj Kapoor with Zeenat Aman. Kapoor directed the 1978 film 'Satyam Shivam SundaramÃÂÃÂ, which starred Zeenat and is widely termed as the filmmaker's most controversial work. Many found Zeenat's dressing in the film, specifically the white saree, provocative
The filmmaker being showered with flowers. Kapoor was much loved by people in India as well as abroad, especially in Russia
The man in a festive mood. The Kapoor family's Holi bash was once among the most popular celebrations in Mumbai
Raj Kapoor receiving one of his many honours from former President R Venkataraman. Kapoor was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1971 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987
Raj Kapoor with wife Krishna Kapoor. Krishna is the sister of actors Rajendra Nath and Prem Nath
Raj Kapoor and wife Krishna. There were plenty of stories surrounding Kapoor's extramarital flings, but the duo stuck together till the filmmaker's death
Raj Kapoor with Lata Mangeshkar. The legendary singer was actually the inspiration behind 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram' (1978), Kapoor's daughter revealed in a book some years back. In fact, the filmmaker even wanted to cast Lata in the lead role
Raj Kapoor sitting next to wife Krishna and Shammi Kapoor with his second wife Neela Devi (in blue sari). Shammi's first wife, Geeti Bali, died of small pox in 1965
Raj Kapoor at work. The ultimate showman of Bollywood, movies were always his first love. He once said, "When I die bring my body to my studio. It is quite possible that I may wake up and start shouting Action...Action."
Raj Kapoor with actor-turned-TV host Simi Garewal. In Kapoor's 'Mera Naam Joker' (1970), Garewal did a stripping act, which was quite unheard of in those days
Raj Kapoor with Vyjayanthimala and Rajendra Kumar in 'Sangam' (1964), which was the showman's first film in colour
Raj Kapoor with son Randhir and wife Krishna at a religious gathering
Raj Kapoor with son Rishi Kapoor and brother Shammi Kapoor. Rishi and Shammi starred together in the 1982 classic 'Prem Rog' directed by Raj Kapoor
The Kapoor khandan. L to R (Standing) Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. (Sitting) Prithviraj Kapoor with Randhir Kapoor on his lap and Shashi Kapoor