- Rishi Kapoor celebrated Raj Kapoor's 95th birth anniversary on Saturday
- He shared a post for him on social media
- Raj Kapoor died at the age of 63 in 1988
Rishi Kapoor celebrated the 95th birth anniversary of his late actor father Raj Kapoor in a very special way on Saturday. The Mulk actor took a trip down the memory lane and dug out a priceless black-and-white throwback picture of his dad Raj Kapoor. The photo, which features Raj Kapoor posing with a doll, is a still from his 1970 film Mera Naam Joker, which also starred Rishi Kapoor as a child artiste. For those who don't know, Rishi Kapoor made his debut in the film industry as a child artiste in Mera Naam Joker, for which he even won the National Film Award but more on that later. Wishing his father on social media, Rishi Kapoor shared the picture and wrote: "Happy birthday, dad! We shall always remember you...love!"
Happy Birthday dad! We shall always remember you.......love! pic.twitter.com/mT38hpxTma— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) December 14, 2019
In Mera Naam Joker, Raj Kapoor played the role of Raju, who works with Gemini Circus as a clown. Rishi Kapoor played young Raju in the film. Raj Kapoor produced and directed the film. He died of complications related to asthma at the age of 63 in 1988. Raj Kapoor was best known for his roles in Neel Kamal (1947), Andaz (1949), Awaara (1951), Shree 420 (1955), Jagte Raho (1956), Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Around the World (1966) and Sapnon Ka Saudagar (1968).
Anil Kapoor also "remembered" Raj Kapoor on his birthday. He shared an old photo of him and tweeted: "Remembering #RajKapoor on his birth anniversary...my most memorable parties were with him for his birthday in Chembur. Filled with glamour, glitz, showmanship and the entire film industry! There never was and never will be anybody like him."
Remembering #RajKapoor on his birth anniversary...my most memorable parties were with him for his birthday in Chembur. Filled with glamour, glitz, showmanship & the entire film industry! There never was and never will be anybody like him... pic.twitter.com/IEbRCvGP3e— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) December 14, 2019
On the work front, Rishi Kapoor has a commendable career spanning over four decades. He was among the top crop of actors in the Seventies and the Eighties. Over the last few years, Rishi Kapoor has starred in critically acclaimed films such as Mulk, 102 Not Out, Agneepath and Kapoor & Sons and others. He was lasts seen in the recently released film The Body.