On the occasion of his 73rd birthday, we wish the handsome and charming actor, Randhir Kapoor the best in life!
Randhir Kapoor Biography
A virtuoso Indian actor, producer and director, Randhir Kapoor who is also recognised as ‘Daboo’ turned 73 on February 15 this year. Being a fragment of the Kapoor family, his father Raj Kapoor was a renowned actor and filmmaker, his grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor was a famous Indian actor and his brother Rishi Kapoor is also an actor. His mother’s name is Karishna Kapoor. He has two brothers named Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor who are actors and two sisters named Rima Jain and Ritu Nanda.
Dyed in the wool actor Randhir Kapoor was born in the house of Punjabi parents in 1947 in Karunakaran Maternity Home, Matunga, Bombay, Bombay Presidency, India. Since the late 1920s, many personalities from the Kapoor family have been a part of the Hindi film industry. His best-loved actors include Raj Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan and actress Mumtaz. He loves watching films like Awaara, Shree 420, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai and Jaagte Raho, etc. The charming actor went to Colonel Brown Cambridge School, Dehradun for his studies.
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Randhir Kapoor began his career in Bollywood as an assistant director for Lekh Tandon in 1968 immediately after concluding his school. He used to go to work by bus as his car was taken back by his father. He made his debut in the movie ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’ under RK Banner as an actor and director in which his real father and grandfather were playing his father and grandfather’s role respectively.
Randhir Kapoor made his first on-screen appearance as a child artist in Shree 420 in 1955 and Do Ustad in 1959. Successively, he gave three blockbuster movies to Hindi film industry in 1972: Jeet, Rampur Ka Lakshman and Jawani Diwani. As Jeet was the refurbishment of Tamil movie, Randhir decided to make another remodel of MGR movie, and in 1973, Randhir was seen in the K. Shankar directorial in the principal character against new actress Neetu Singh in the remodel of MGR’ s hit movie.
In 1974, he banged the Silver Screens with two mega-hits of the year called Hamrahi and Haath Ki Safai. He gave two superhit movies – Lafange and Ponga Pandit in the year 1975, and Dharam Karam which didn’t do well at the box office. He performed in several blockbuster multi-starrer movies from 1976 to 1981 like Chacha Bhatija (1977), Kasme Vaade (1978), Mama Bhanja, Heeralal Pannalal, Dhyanu Bhagat and Biwi O Biwi: The Fun Film. He gave films like Harjaee, Janejaan, Sawaal, Pukaar, Humse Na Jeeta Koi and Khazana in 1987 which was apparently his last film as a leading actor. He as a director and producer gave a mega-hit – Henna of the year 1991, in which he cast his younger brother Rishi Kapoor along with Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiar. Henna was a big success which was also acknowledged by then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a follower of Raj Kapoor and his uncles Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor’s father. Filmfare Awards nominated him as Best Director for this movie and it was also selected as the Indian Submissions for the Academy Award. He produced the directorial debut of his younger brother Rajiv in 1996 – Prem Granth and directorial debut of his brother Rishi in 1999 – Aa Ab Laut Chalen. In 1997, he made his comeback with the movie ‘Ladies Only’ – a remodel of Magali Mattum. Though the film was concluded, it was never released. Later, he gave his appearance in the film ‘Mother’ with his co-stars Rekha, Jeetendra and Rakesh Roshan. After a few years in 2003, he played the role of Preity Zinta’s father in a supporting role in the movie ‘Armaan’.
On 13th May 2007, Randhir was invited at ‘Koffee with Karan’ television chat show along with his brothers, sister Rima and his sister-in-law Neetu Singh. He gave various films with supporting roles like Housefull, Action Replay, Housefull 2, Ramaiya Vastavaiya and Super Nani. In 2012 release Housefull 2, both the brothers performed together for the first time.
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On 6th November 1971, Randhir exchanged his nuptial vows with actress Babita whose father Hari Shivdasani was also an actor. Both of them developed their love for each other when they were shooting for the movie ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’. The couple is blessed with two daughters named Karishma Kapoor (born in June 1974) and Kareena Kapoor (born in September 1980). They are the Bollywood’s eminent actresses. Randhir and Babita were separated in 1988 due to the increasing differences among them and stayed apart for 19 years without being divorced. Later, they reunited with each other in October 2007. He is always keen to promote RK Banner by releasing films under it. Being the grandfather of three lovely children – Taimur (Kareena Kapoor’s Son) and Samaaira and Kiaan (Karishma Kapoors Children), he spends his leisure time with them at Bandra.
Randhir Kapoor has been nominated twice for Filmfare Awards.
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