My grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor's 109th birth anniversary today! pic.twitter.com/SeJXsWhhFD— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) November 3, 2015
Good looking,Greek God Grandfather! pic.twitter.com/27sYZYKEH5— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) November 3, 2015
Thank you Mr Kapoor, for this special treat.
Prithviraj Kapoor, born on November 3, 1906, is considered a pioneer of Indian theatre. He founded the Prithvi Theatre in 1942, which produced over 2000 plays with Prithviraj Kapoor in the lead role. (Also Read: As Handsome as Shashi Kapoor? Rishi Kapoor Nominates These Actors)
As a film actor, he appeared in Alam Ara, Awara, Mughal-e-Azam and other classics.
Prithviraj Kapoor was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1969 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1971. He was the patriarch of a sprawling film dynasty that has included some of Bollywood's most talented - his sons Raj, Shammi and Shashi; daughters-in-law Geeta Bali and Jennifer Kendal; grandsons Randhir and Rishi and their wives Babita and Neetu Singh; granddaughter Sanjana Kapoor; and the current generation of Kapoors - Karisma, Kareena and Ranbir.