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Rishi Kapoor


Born - 4 September 1952, Bombay (now Mumbai), India
Died - 30 April 2020

Bollywood was dealt a devastating double blow at the end of April 2020 when two of its brightest stars succumbed to early deaths. The chunky, charismatic if not too tall Kapoor, from a famous acting family, was a dashing leading man in his younger days. He made his film debut as a child of three, but it was his first major role, in Bobby (1973) that made him an instant star, after his father, actor/director Raj Kapoor (1924-88) decided to recast his latest project as a teenage romance. More than 150 film credits followed with somewhat varied success, including The Runaways (1975), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Karz (1980), Porter/Coolie (1983), Nagina (1986), Chandni (1989), Honeymoon (1992), Yaraana (1995), Jai Hind (1999), This is Magic (2002), Me and You (2004), Don't Stop Dreaming (2007), Luck by Chance (2009), Student of the Year (2012), All is Well (2015), 102 Not Out (2018) and The Body (2019), his last. Married for more than 40 years to actress Neeta Singh, who survives him, Kapoor also leaves a son, actor Ranvir, who continues the Kapoor dynasty, and a daughter. He died from cancer.