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Shammi Kapoor


Born - 21 October 1931, Bombay, India
Died - 14 August 2011

Tall, solidly-built, often moustachioed Bollywood star from an acting family. Frequently seen in light-hearted or action roles, the actor (born Shamsher Kapoor) began his 130-film career in 1953, but it was not until his appearance in Junglee (1961) that he became a star, his exuberant playing earning him the title of 'The Elvis Presley of Indian cinema'. Other films (often appearing in dual roles) included Mehbooba (1954), Mem Sahib (1956), Criminal (1958), Singapore (1960), China Town (1962), Rajkumar (1964), An Evening in Paris (1967), Preetam (1971), Zameer (1975), Shalimar (1978) and Prem Rog (1982). In his later years, he played avuncular character roles, his last movie being Rockstar (2011). He married the actress Geeta Bali, but she died from smallpox after 10 years of marriage. He later re-wed. Kapoor died from kidney failure.