Still young at heart, Rishi Kapoor turns 62
Rishi Kapoor born on September 4, 1952 to the legendary showman of cinema, Raj Kapoor, surely had acting in his blood and took the legacy ahead. As he turns a year older today, let's take a trip down memory lane.
Little Rishi first faced the camera in the super-hit number, 'Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua' from 'Shree 420', also featuring siblings Randhir and Ritu.
The Young Raju, played by Rishi Kapoor, in his debut film 'Mera Naam Joker', a younger version of Raj Kapoor won him his first National Award as Best Child Artist.
Few years later, Rishi became a sensation on the silver screen when he acted as a hero in 'Bobby' with Dimple Kapadia. In an interview, he was quoted saying, " There was a misconception that the film was made to launch me as an actor. The film was
We still find ourselves humming the song 'Hum tum ek kamre me band ho', from Bobby. Don't we? Rishi went on to act in more than 90 films as a leading man.
Soon Rishi Kapoor was seen giving back-to-back hits with Neetu Singh. Totally in sync, they gave us hits like 'Khel Khel Mein', 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Rafoo Chakkar' and 'Amar Akbar Anthony' being their biggest hit.
Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor had an amazing chemistry on screen which made them an ideal choice for many directors.
Rishi broke a million hearts when he asked Neetu to marry him. The entire film fraternity blessed the couple when they tied the knot on 22 January, 1980.
Their wonderful fairytale has had its share of ups and downs. Neetu, who was at the peak of her career at 21, decided to give up acting to spend more time with the family.
The actor who was head over heels for Neetu once mentioned in an interview, "If I am flying high, she has the string of the kite. In my glamour and glitz, she was the only source of me being grounded."
The couple was involved in many controversies but supported each through thick and thin. They have two beautiful children, Riddhima Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor.
Rishi's career soared high, his romantic films were great in the 70s till the 90s.
In his career spanning over more than four decades he was paired with all the leading ladies of that generation.
In Subhash Ghai's film 'Karz', Rishi came to power with his impeccable performance. The film broke all records and all the songs of the film became a timeless melody. He was also honoured by the Russian Government in 2009 for his contribution to
He shed his lover boy image and stunned everyone with 'Khoj', a suspense thriller.
He moved on the important characters role in films like 'Hum Tum', 'Fanna', 'Do Dooni Chaar', 'Patiala House', 'D-Day, 'Shudh Desi Romance', to name a few. But his most memorable performance in the recent past was in 'Agneepath' where he played a
His character in 'Chashme Baddoor' showed another facet of the versatile actor.
He performed the role of middle class man with utmost perfection in ‘Do Dooni Chaar’.
Neetu Singh came back to the silver screen with 'Love Aaj Kal'. The couple's screen presence in 'Do Dooni Chaar', 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', 'Besharam' received many accolades.
Today, he feels proud when he is addressed as the father of Ranbir Kapoor, who is the biggest star in the current generation. Wishing him a great year ahead.