One of the megastars of his era, Shammi Kapoor was not just a great actor, but a loved public figure. The legendary actor would have celebrated his 88th birthday, had he been alive.

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Shammi Kapoor Birth Anniversary

Shammi Kapoor was born on October 21, 1931. He was one of the most entertaining lead actors of Hindi cinema, who successfully ruled Bollywood during the late 1950s, the 1960s and early 1970s. He started off as a junior artiste in 1948, but soon took over as the main actor in film. He made his debut in 1953 with the movie Jeevan Jyoti. The megastar has ruled our hearts with his dance style, awesome performances, good looks and charismatic smile.

A member of the famous Kapoor clan, Shammi has also received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1968 for his performance in the film Brahmachari.

Shammi Kapoor’s iconic dance numbers like ‘Yahoo’, ‘Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe’, ‘Baar Baar Dekho’, ‘Badan Pe Sitare Lapete Huye’, ‘O Haseena Zulfo Wali’  ‘Aajkal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche’ are also remembered to this date. During his film career, he worked in several films  like— Dil Deke Dekho, Singapore, Tumsa Nahin Dekha College Girl, Professor, China Town, Junglee, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya and Kashmir Ki Kali, among others On the legendary actor’s birth anniversary, here’s a glimpse of some of his best movies.

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Shammi Kapoor’s Best Movies

Kashmir Ki Kali

Shammi had an undying connection with Kashmir when it comes to his films. Kashmir Ki Kali, a romantic film, was released in 1964. It was directed by Shakti Samanta. Sharmila Tagore played the role of a young Kashmiri girl in the film.

Teesri Manzil

Teesri Manzil was release in the year 1966. The movie stars Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh and was directed by Vijay Anand. The plot of the movie was based on a murder mystery, where Asha blames Shammi for her sister’s death. The movie also featured Helen, Prem Chopra and Salim Khan.


Junglee, the 1961 film, which has the famous song ‘Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe’, was directed by Subodh Mukherjee. The film shows the actor as an Aristocratic man, who eventually realises that the real value of people is not in the wealth, but in their heart. Shammi co-starred in the film with actress Saira Banu. There are many scenes in the movie which were shot in beautiful Kashmir.

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An Evening in Paris

An Evening In Paris is the 1967 Indian romantic thriller. It was produced and directed by Shakti Samanta. The film revolves in the French capital city of Paris, starring Shammi, Sharmila Tagore in a double role, Pran, and Rajindernath.


Brahmachari film starred Mumtaz, Pran, Rajshree and Jagdeep. Shammi, a Brahmachari, takes care of orphans in the film. In the film, Shammi Kapoor once rescues a girl, Rajshree but, in the end, he falls in love with her.

Shammi Kapoor Images on India Content

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