27 Facts About Shammi Kapoor


Shammi Kapoor is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards, winning in the categories of Best Actor for Brahmachari and Best Supporting Actor for Vidhaata.


Shammi Kapoor rose to widespread recognition with the blockbuster hit Junglee, and went on to become one of the most marketable Bollywood stars throughout the 1960s, appearing in a number of highly successful and popular films, which include Professor, Kashmir Ki Kali, Teesri Manzil, An Evening In Paris, Brahmachari and Prince.


Shammi Kapoor married actress Geeta Bali in 1955, with whom he had a son and a daughter.


Shammi Kapoor died on 14 August 2011 due to chronic kidney failure at the age of 79 just 2 months and 7 days before his 80th birthday.


Shammi Kapoor was given the name Shamsher Raj Kapoor at his birth in Bombay son to Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsharni Kapoor.


Shammi Kapoor is the nephew of actor Trilok Kapoor, the younger brother of his father.


Shammi Kapoor was the first cousin of singer, Juggal Kishore Mehra, whose granddaughter is the actress-singer Salma Agha.


Shammi Kapoor finished his matric schooling from New Era School at Hughes Road.


Shammi Kapoor had a short stint at Ramnarain Ruia College after which he joined his father's theatrical company Prithvi Theatres.


Shammi Kapoor entered the cinema world in 1948, as a junior artiste, at a salary of Rs.


Shammi Kapoor made his debut in Hindi Films in the year 1953, when the film Jeewan Jyoti was released.


Shammi Kapoor debuted into Hindi films in 1953, with the release of Jeewan Jyoti, starring Shashikala and Leela Mishra.


Shammi Kapoor made a unique place for himself in the industry as he was the only dancing hero in Hindi films from the late 1950s till the early 1970s.


Shammi Kapoor used to compose dancing steps in the songs starring him and reportedly never needed a choreographer.


Shammi Kapoor's pairing opposite Southern heroines tended to be commercially successful.


Shammi Kapoor played opposite B Saroja Devi in Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya and Preet Na Jane Reet, with Padmini in Singapore, and opposite Vyjayanthimala in College Girl and Prince and with Ragini in Mujrim.


Shammi Kapoor turned into a successful supporting actor in the 1970s, playing Saira Banu's father in Zameer, when he had been her leading man a decade earlier in Junglee and Bluff Master and playing Vinod Khanna's father and Amitabh Bachchan's foster father in Parvarish.


Shammi Kapoor directed Manoranjan, a movie inspired from Irma La Douce and Bundal Baaz.


Shammi Kapoor played a rare negative role in the 1992 film Tahalka.


Shammi Kapoor met Geeta Bali in 1955, during the shooting of the film Rangeen Raaten, where he was the leading actor and she played a cameo.


Shammi Kapoor married Neila Devi, from Bhojapara, Gujarat, on 27 January 1969.


Mumtaz states that she had politely refused, as Shammi Kapoor wanted her to give up her career.


Shammi Kapoor was the founder and chairman of Internet Users Community of India.


Shammi Kapoor had played a major role in setting up internet organizations like the Ethical Hackers Association.


Shammi Kapoor was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai on 7 August 2011 suffering from chronic kidney failure.


Shammi Kapoor's condition remained serious for the next few days and he was kept on ventilator support.


Shammi Kapoor won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor once for his performance in the film Brahmachari and Best Supporting Actor in Vidhaata.