Have you seen these pictures of Shashi Kapoor?

Updated: Mar 18, 2019, 21:07
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    Shashi Kapoor, the famous Bollywood personality, was born on March 18, 1938 in Kolkata

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    Shashi Kapoor completed his education from Don Bosco High School in Mumbai

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    Shashi started to act in films since his childhood days and did 19 films as a child artist

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    His debut as a lead was Dharmputra in 1961 and after that he did more than 116 films

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    His best known performances as a child artiste were Aag and Awaara

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    His lean physique and charming smile were the highlights of his personality

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    Shashi is a son of Prithviraj Kapoor, and brother to Raj and Shammi Kapoor

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    In the year 1958, he got married to Jennifer Kendal.

    Pictured: Shashi Kapoor with his wife Jennifer and son Kunal Kapoor

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    The couple acted in a few films produced by Merchant Ivory productions

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    Apart from acting, Shashi was also involved in direction

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    In the year 2011, the versatile actor was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government

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    Shashi Kapoor also established the famous Prithvi theatre on November 5, 1978, in Mumbai.

    Pictured: Shashi with his son Karan Kapoor

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    Shashi Kapoor was seen in a number of Bollywood films and some English ones too

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    He acted in English language films like Householder and Shakespeare-Wallah

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    Shashi Kapoor was among India's first actors to go international

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    He acted with actress Nanda in more than eight films as the main lead

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    In an interview, Shashi revealed that Nanda was his favourite actress and his mentor

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    His chemistry with Raakhee, Sharmila Tagore, and Zeenat Aman was worth watching

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    As he was a senior star he was paid more than Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Jeetendra, Randhir Kapoor, and Rishi Kapoor

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    Shashi lost his wife Jennifer Kendal to cancer in the year 1984

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    His wife's death was a real blow to Shashi Kapoor and he stopped taking care of himself

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    He did character roles in Alag Alag, Sindoor and Ilzaam, among others

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    He has produced films like Junoon, Kalyug and Utsav

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    Shashi also acted with Pierce Brosnan in The Deceivers

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    He was last seen in the film titled Jinnah in 1998, based on the life of Mohammed Ali Jinnah

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    During the 55th Filmfare awards, Shashi Kapoor was awarded the Lifetime achievement award

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    Shashi Kapoor in a still from his film

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Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor was born on this day. On his 81st birth anniversary, we take a look at his journey through some rarely seen pictures

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