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|Birthday||21 October 1931 (Wednesday)|
|Date of death||14 August 2011 (Sunday)|
|Birth Place||Mumbai , Maharashtra|
|Age (in 2011)||79 years 9 months 24 days Old|
|Height||in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6' 0" ins
|Weight||in Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 171.96 lbs
Shamsher Raj Kapoor, born on 21st October 1931 known by his screen name Shammi Kapoor was an Indian film director and actor.
|Other Name:||Shamsher Raj Kapoor, Elvis Presley of India|
|Other Professions:||Film Director Theatre actor|
Shammi Kapoor Biography, Relationship & Career
Shammi Kapoor is undoubted among the greatest actors that Bollywood has ever produced. Supremely gifted as an actor. He was the celebrity of Hindi cinema during the late 50s, 60s, and early 1970s. He staged his Bollywood debut with the movie Jeevan Jyoti in 1953, and from then on went on to deliver hits like Dil Deke Dekho, Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Dil Tera Diwana, Junglee, Professor, Rajkumar, Janwar, Teesri Manzil, Kashmir Ki Kali, A Day in Paris, and Vidhaata among several others. Throughout the 1970s, Shammi’s Fat body and competition from other famous actors were taking a toll on his reputation as a romantic hero. Andaz which premiered in 1971 was his last solo hit.
In addition to acting, he also tried his hands at directing movies and directed two movies like Manoranjan and Bundle Baaz. None of he could do well and he never led any more movies after that. At the fag end of his career, he also worked in some tv shows such as Shikast, Chattan, and Hatim Tai among others.
Shammi Kapoor decided to take on the World Wide Web early and was one of the planners and chairman of the Internet Users Community of India. He supervised his own site and made online videos to communicate directly with his fans. He was excited about sharing stories about his career, his famous family, and his friends.
He had been born to legendary Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Kapoor. Celebrities Raj Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor were his brothers. Together the couple had a son called Aditya Raj Kapoor and a daughter named Kanchan Desai.
He had been admitted to Breach Candy Hospital on 07 Aug 2011 in Mumbai. Owing to his disease, he died on 14-08-2011 at age 79 years.
Personal Info of Shammi Kapoor
|Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Playing musical instruments|
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shammi Kapoor
- He used to work for a remuneration of 150 while employed as a junior artist at his dad's theatrical company for 4 decades.
- His early years were spent in Kolkata.
- When Shammi and Geeta started seeing each other, Geeta was established celebrity while Shammi was nevertheless a struggler.
- He once dated a belly dancer from Cairo, Egypt.
- His second wife Neela Devi Gohil hailed by a royal family from Bhavnagar, Gujarat.