20 Facts About Raj Kapoor

1. Raj Kapoor was linked with many women during his life as a movie star.

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2. Raj Kapoor worked with them in 20 films in all including 10 of his own films from Barsaat until Kal Aaj Aur Kal.

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3. Raj Kapoor was named "Showman of the Millennium" by Star Screen Awards in 2002.

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4. Raj Kapoor had received many awards throughout his career, including 3 National Film Awards, 11 Filmfare Awards and 21 nominations.

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5. Raj Kapoor introduced the actresses Nimmi, Dimple Kapadia, and Mandakini, as well as launching and reviving the careers of his sons Rishi, Randhir and Rajiv.

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6. Raj Kapoor is remembered for his strong sense of visual style.

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7. Raj Kapoor introduced the music directors Shankar-Jaikishan and the lyricists Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra.

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8. Raj Kapoor was a canny judge of filmi music and lyrics.

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9. Raj Kapoor is appreciated both by film critics and movie fans.

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10. Raj Kapoor collapsed at the event where he was to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and was taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for treatment.

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11. Raj Kapoor is said to have had an affair with top 1960s actress Vyjayantimala during the shooting of Sangam.

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12. Raj Kapoor played a detective in two comedy films: Do Jasoos and Gopichand Jasoos (1982), both directed by Naresh Kumar (brother of Rajendra Kumar).

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13. Raj Kapoor acted in fewer films by the late 1970s and early 1980s but played a notable supporting role alongside Rajesh Khanna in Naukri and as the titular character alongside Sanjay Khan in Abdullah (1980).

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14. Raj Kapoor produced the hit social films Boot Polish.

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15. Raj Kapoor was the grandson of Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor and great-grandson of Dewan Keshavmal Kapoor, part of the famous Kapoor family.

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16. Raj Kapoor was the eldest of six children in the family.

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17. Raj Kapoor was born into a Punjabi Hindu family in 1924 at Kapoor Haveli, a house then owned by his father, in Peshawar, North Western Frontier Province, British India, to Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Devi Kapoor.

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18. Raj Kapoor was called "the Clark Gable of the Indian film industry".

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19. Raj Kapoor was a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara and Boot Polish (1954).

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20. Raj Kapoor received multiple accolades, including 3 National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India.

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