Shammi Kapoor

Other names of Shammi Kapoor: Shamsher Raj Kapoor, Elvis Presley of India

Shammi Kapoor: - ' Elvis Presley Elvis Presley (Elvis Aaron Presley) was a pioneer >> Read More... ' of India. Shammi Kapoor was born to Prithviraj Kapoor One of the most notable names in the Indian film i >> Read More... , the patriarch of the Kapoor family who’s been an important part of Bollywood movies and to Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor as Shamsher Raj Kapoor on October 21, 1931, in Bombay Presidency, British India. He was the second of three sons born to Prithviraj Kapoor. Shammi Kapoor’s father was one of the pioneers of Indian theatre and Hindi movies. Ever since his birth, Shammi Kapoor was interested in film and theatre. He was brought up in Peshawar, Pakistan and Kapoor Haveli in Kolkata. After his education, he joined his father’s New Theatres Studio. After few months, he entered the film industry as a junior artiste in the year 1948. He made his debut with the film Jeevan Jyoti, which was directed by Mahesh Kaul. He initially started his career by taking serious roles like Naqaband Daku, later in 1957, he attained the image of light-hearted playboy through movies like Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Dil Deko Dekho. He struggled from 1953-1957. His first breakthrough movie was Tumsa Nahin Dekha. After 1959, Shammi Kapoor was on a roll.

At the beginning of 1960’s, he gave various hits like College Girl, Basant, Singapore, which was of the same genre. He was affectionately called as “Elvis Presley of India” because of his ability to choreograph the songs for his movies. In the year 1968, he won his first Filmfare Award for the movie “Bramhachari” in which he played a role of a man who runs an orphanage. In the early 1970’s Shammi Kapoor became out of shape and stopped acting in lead roles and took up character roles in movies like Zameer, Hero and Vidhaata. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Vidhaata. He has acted in one Tamil movie alongside actor ' Karthik Karthik is well known for his Romantic look and ac >> Read More... ' in ' Amaran Bio coming soon... >> Read More... ', which turned out to be a blockbuster. He also acted in one Malayalam movie, 'Sukham Sukhakaram' alongside ' Urvashi Urvashi is the stage name of Kavitha Ranjini, a pr >> Read More... ' (Malayalam and Tamil actress). His last movie was Rockstar where he played alongside Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir Kapoor is a noted Indian film actor. He was >> Read More... (Grand-Nephew). Kapoor was a technocrat. Until his death, he maintained a website for the Kapoor family. Kapoor has 2 survivors.

Kapoor died on 7 August 2011 suffering from Chronic Renal failure. Kapoor was undoubtedly one of the earliest pioneers of Bollywood movies and took Hindi movies to a new level with his brothers Raj and Rishi Kapoor Rishi Kapoor is an actor born in the prominent Kap >> Read More... .

Anoop Kumar

Being the odd man out within a family of three siblings, two of whom are legends, is something that Anoop Kumar may have had to bear till his last day in life. While some may consider him to be indeed fortunate to have such famous brothers like Ashok Kumar and Kishore Kumar, as far as his own career was concerned, it could never have been even a patch on that of the other two. And the funny thing is this that it is almost impossible to make a fair assessment of his career and capabilities once you are reminded that he is the brother of Ashok and Kishore Kumar. There are instances of father and son situations where invariable comparisons are made between the two, but what aids in a neutral comparison is due to the fact that they would have mostly performed at different periods. The instances of the Kapoor brothers, Raj, Shammi and Shashi are of course there, but they were all talented in their own ways. Anoop’s problem was different and his career overlapped that of the other two famous Ganguli brothers, both talented much more, and there was no way he could avoid being in their deep shadows. It is true that Anoop’s more memorable films have been those in which he acted along with his brothers – most famous of course being “Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi”, where he matched the other two in full measure. But consider also the fact that he has acted in several other films where he was on his own without his brothers around, and the list also includes the names of quite a few super hit movies, like “Junglee”; “Kashmir ki Kali”. We also cannot overlook the fact that in movies like “Dekh Kabira Roya”, which was also a hit in its own period of the late 50s, he was one of the three lead actors. All in all, although he was mostly known as the brother of Ashok and Kishore Kumar, he had a silent following of fans that liked his funny pranks and mannerisms and enjoyed his presence on the screen.

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