Born on February 15, 1947, Randhir Kapoor is the eldest son of filmmaker Raj Kapoor and his wife Krishna Raj Kapoor. Clockwise from left Sajjan, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor. A young Randhir Kapoor is sitting on grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor's lap (All photos/mid-day archives and Instagram)
After working as a child artiste in Shree 420 and Do Ustad, Randhir Kapoor made his acting and directorial debut with a leading role in the family drama Kal Aaj Aur Kal, a box office success.
Two of Randhir Kapoor's films, Lafange and Ponga Pandit, were huge hits and have earned cult status. He was nominated for a Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Kasme Vaade.
Randhir Kapoor has worked with his brother Rishi and Rajeev in several films. If not as an actor, then as a filmmaker.
Randhir Kapoor has donned several hats - one of being a filmmaker and that of an actor as well.
Randhir Kapoor has often admitted that he can never be as flamboyant or social as his younger brother, Rishi Kapoor. Randhir is in fact, a quiet man and who likes keep his personal life to himself
Randhir Kapoor is considered an under-rated actor by many because his talent definitely got overshadowed his popular family.
Randhir Kapoor married his Kal Aaj Aur Kal co-star Babita Shivdasani. The two separated but never divorced.
Babita and Randhir Kapoor are parents to Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan, both of whom are leading actresses in Bollywood.
Even though Randhir Kapoor and Babita have separated, Randhir remains close to both his daughters - Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
However, Randhir Kapoor never married nor was in news for any link-ups just as Babita.
Although Babita left him so her daughters could pursue their careers, Randhir Kapoor eventually got around and supported their careers.
Randhir Kapoor feels thankful for having a beautiful and talented family. "I'm grateful to have a lovely wife and kids like Kareena and Karisma. They're wonderful and I'm blessed to have received the opportunity to be a father to them."
Randhir Kapoor once said that he doesn't want to marry again and hence never divorced Babita. The two still enjoy spending time together and are often seen at family get-togethers.
This is a rare picture of Randhir Kapoor with his younger brother Rishi Kapoor and music director Nadeem Saifi, while they were recording the music of Aa Ab Laut Chalein.
On the work front, Randhir Kapoor had returned to acting with films such as Housefull and Action Replay. Pictured: Randhir Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Heera Rajagopal and Shilpa Shirodkar in a still from 'Ladies Only'.
Randhir Kapoor, unlike Rishi Kapoor, is also away from social media.
The Kapoor family is considered the first family of the film industry and they continue their traditions of celebrating several festivals.
This one's from one of the Christmas brunches of the Kapoor family. Randhir Kapoor's uncle Shashi Kapoor who passed away in 2017 is seen posing with the entire family.
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Randhir Kapoor!
Randhir Kapoor who turns 72 today, is one of the most underrated actors in Bollywood, who got overshadowed by his talented siblings and family members. Let's take a look at his cinematic journey through pictures
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