25 Facts About Rishi Kapoor


Rishi Raj Kapoor was an Indian actor, film director and producer who worked in Hindi films.


Rishi Kapoor was the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award, in a career that spanned 50 years.


Between 1973 and 2000, Rishi Kapoor starred as the romantic lead in 92 films.


Since the 2000s, Rishi Kapoor played character roles to critical acclaim in such films as Luck by Chance, Love Aaj Kal, Do Dooni Chaar, Agneepath, 102 Not Out and Mulk.


Rishi Kapoor was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.


Rishi Kapoor met his wife, actress Neetu Rishi Kapoor while working in films on film set.


Rishi Kapoor died of leukemia on 30 April 2020, aged 67.

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Rishi Kapoor's two sisters, on the other hand, include late Ritu Nanda, who was an insurance agent, and Rima Jain.


Around the age of three, Rishi Kapoor's first on-screen appearance was a cameo in his father Raj Rishi Kapoor's film Shree 420, where he would appear in the musical sequence of "Pyar Hua, Iqrar Hua Hai".


Rishi Kapoor's first leading role would come in adulthood, opposite Dimple Kapadia, in the 1973 film Bobby, directed by his father.


Rishi Kapoor worked with actress Neetu Singh for the first time in Zahreela Insaan.


In 1980, Rishi Kapoor starred along with Tina Munim in director Subhash Ghai's reincarnation thriller Karz, which went on to become a cult classic with popular music.


Rishi Kapoor appeared as the second lead in several multi-starrer films in the 1980s such as Naseeb, Kaatilon Ke Kaatil, Coolie, Dosti Dushmani, Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani and Gharana.


Rishi Kapoor had a leading role in the 1993 film Damini, co-starring Meenakshi Seshadri and Sunny Deol, that went on to be considered a classic socially-oriented film.


Rishi Kapoor debuted as a director in Aa Ab Laut Chalen which starred Rajesh Khanna, Akshaye Khanna and Aishwarya Rai.


Rishi Kapoor successfully transitioned to character acting in the mid-2000s, going on to appear in several supporting roles, such as in Hum Tum, Fanaa, Namastey London, and Love Aaj Kal.


Rishi Kapoor appeared with his brother Randhir for the first time in the multi-starrer comedy Housefull 2.


Rishi Kapoor won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his role in Do Dooni Chaar, playing a middle-aged father trying to buy his own car.


Rishi Kapoor appeared in an action comedy movie Besharam along with his wife Neetu Kapoor and son Ranbir Kapoor.


In 2019, two films of Rishi Kapoor's were released: Jhootha Kahin Ka, a comedy-drama film directed by Smeep Kang; and The Body, co-starring Emraan Hashmi, a mystery-thriller written and directed by Jeethu Joseph.


Rishi Kapoor, married actress Neetu Singh, from New Delhi, of Punjabi Khatri descent in 1980.


Kapoor's autobiography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, was released on 15 January 2017.


Rishi Kapoor wrote the book along with Meena Iyer, and the title was published under HarperCollins.


Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018 and went to New York City for treatment.


Rishi Kapoor died on 30 April 2020 at 8:45 AM IST from recurrence of leukemia.

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