Babita Kapoor's most candid photos from her younger days and lesser-known facts

Updated: Apr 20, 2020, 08:37 | Nikita Wagh
  • Babita Kapoor younger days

    Babita was born as Babita Shivdasani on April 20, 1948. Her father, actor Hari Shivdasani, hailed from a Hindu Sindhi family migrated from Pakistan to India after the partition and her mother was a British Christian. (All photos/Karisma Kapoor's Instagram account, Yogen Shah and mid-day archives)

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  • Babita Kapoor younger days

    Babita's sister Meena Advani is the owner of the popular automobile company Powermaster Engineers. The legendary actress Sadhana is Babita's first cousin.

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  • Babita Kapoor with Karisma Kapoor

    Babita appeared in 19 films from 1966 (her debut year) to 1973. Although her first Bollywood release was the 1966 film Dus Lakh, she had initially signed Raaz opposite Rajesh Khanna, which hit screens a year later. Her biggest box office successes were Dus Lakh with Sanjay Khan, Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati and Haseena Maan Jayegi (1968), (with her future uncle-in-law Shashi Kapoor), Farz, Banphool and Ek Hasina Do Diwane with Jeetendra, Doli with Rajesh Khanna, Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai (1969) (with her uncle-in-law Shammi Kapoor), Kismat with Biswajeet and Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? (1970) with Dharmendra.

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  • Babita Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan

    Babita co-starred with future husband Randhir Kapoor in the 1971 film Kal Aaj Aur Kal. The classic interestingly starred her father-in-law Raj Kapoor and grandfather-in-law Prithviraj Kapoor and Randhir helmed directorial duties. It was also Randhir's debut as a director and leading actor.

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  • Babita Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan

    Babita and Randhir Kapoor tied the knot on November 6, 1971. They have two daughters, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan, who turned out to be successful actresses in their own right. Pictured: Babita with son-in-law Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor.

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  • Babita Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor

    Babita co-starred with husband Randhir Kapoor in K Shankar's Jeet in 1972, which was a remake of the Tamil film En Annan. Interestingly, daughter Karisma Kapoor starred in a film of the same title, 24 years later. The 1996 film Jeet which also starred Salman Khan and Sunny Deol.

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  • Karisma Kapoor with kids - Samaira and Kiaan Raj Kapoor, Babita Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor

    Babita acted in the films Ek Hasina Do Diwane (1972) and Sone Ke Hath (1973) before retiring from the film industry. 

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  • Babita, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan

    She later managed daughter Karisma Kapoor's film career, when she was a leading actress in the 1990s. She is a proud grandmother to daughter Karisma Kapoor's children Samaira, Kiaan Raj Kapoor and younger daughter Kareena Kapoor Khan's son Taimur Ali Khan.

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  • Babita Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan

    Since Babita's Christian on her mother's side, Babita practices Christianity and Hinduism both. Babita along with her daughters Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan used to regularly attend the midnight mass at Bandra's St Andrew's Church on Christmas Eve.

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  • Shweta Bachchan, Randhir Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Babita Kapoor

    During her heyday as a leading Bollywood actress in the 1960s and early 1970s, Babita was a trendsetter, who was an inspiration to millions of college-going girls, especially for her Churidar Kurtas, hoop earrings, and go-go eye-glasses. Many feel her older daughter Karisma Kapoor resembles her facially. Pictured: Babita with Shweta Bachchan, Randhir Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor.

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  • Karisma Kapoor with kids - Samaira and Kiaan Raj Kapoor, Babita Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Taimur Ali Khan, Randhir Kapoor

    Babita experienced difficulty learning her dance steps for the film Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai in 1969. She had to be given cues by the assistant dance director during filming.

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  • Karisma Kapoor, Samaira, Babita Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Reema Jain

    While filming for Anmol Moti (1969), since she didn't know how to swim, Babita had to be pushed by the swimming instructor in a water-filled tank that lay submerged in a swimming pool, while shooting.

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  • Kapoor Family

    Babita has shared the screen with father-in-law Raj Kapoor, uncles-in-law Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor. Raj Kapoor played her on-screen father-in-law in Kal Aaj Aur Kal, which was directed by and starred her husband Randhir Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor were cast opposite her in Haseena Maan Jayegi and Tumse Accha Kaun Hai respectively.

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  • Kapoor Family

    Despite living separately from husband Randhir Kapoor since 1988, Babita still maintains close contact with the Kapoor family and is often seen attending family get-togethers and other occasions. She's often spotted on outings with them and hubby Randhir.

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  • Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Babita Kapoor

    Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan often host parties and get-togethers for mother Babita. The sister duo also posts pictures of mom Babita on social media.

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  • Kapoor Family

    Babita with Kapoor family members at Shashi Kapoor's Christmas lunch. Also pictured: Kunal Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Manoj Jain, Neela Devi Gohil, Aadar Jain, Armaan Jain, Karisma Kapoor, Shaira Laura Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Samara Sahni, Reema Jain, Neetu Kapoor, Randhi Kapoor and Zahaan Kapoor.

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  • Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Babita Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor

    Daughters Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan have cited mom Babita for their success. It was her grit and determination that ultimately paid off into them literally becoming superstars in Bollywood.

    Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Babita!

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Babita, a popular yesteryear actress from the 60s and 70s celebrates her birthday on April 20. The mother of top Bollywood actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan has also interestingly shared the screen with husband Randhir Kapoor, uncle-in-law Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor and father-in-law Raj Kapoor during her heyday. A look at her candid photos and journey