60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor

Updated: September 04, 2012 07:15 IST

Rishi Kapoor, who turns 60 today, will release his autobiography in 2013. The book is expected to break new ground in writing on Indian cinema.

60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor, who turns 60 today, will release his autobiography in 2013. The book is expected to break new ground in writing on Indian cinema.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor was last seen in Sajid Khan's Housefull 2 and will soon be seen in Karan Johar's Student of The Year. He recently said that he hopes the Kapoor clan can continue to entertain people.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Reports suggest that Rishi, who won accolades for playing the villainous Rauf Lala in Karan Johar's remake of Agneepath, will again play a similar role in the upcoming Yash Raj Film' Aurangzeb.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor and his actor son Ranbir Kapoor set the stage on fire at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards this year by performing together for the first time.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor was born on September 4, 1952, in Mumbai.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
He belongs to the famous Kapoor clan. His father was actor Raj Kapoor. His brothers Randhir and Rajiv Kapoor also became actors. But Rishi was the only Kapoor of his generation to truly make it big in Bollywood.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor fell in love and married his co-star of several movies Neetu Singh after a long courtship period.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
The couple have two children: Son Ranbir who is keeping the Kapoor flame burning and daughter Riddhima who is married to a Delhi based businessman.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
In 1970, Rishi Kapoor debuted in his father film, Mera Naam Joker, as the younger version of Raj Kapoor's character Raju. The film also starred Simi Garewal and Manoj Kumar. It fetched him a National Award for Best Child Artiste
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
But his first role as leading man was in Raj Kapoor's Bobby opposite Dimple Kapadia. The teen romance, and the song Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho, was an instant hit.

Rishi Kapoor won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
His next movies included hits such as Rafoo Chakkar, Kabhie Kabhie and the blockbuster Amar Akbar Anthony, which also starred Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna. The movie went on to complete a Golden Jubilee at the box-office. Rishi Kapoor got a Filmfare nomination for his performance.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Throughout the 70s, the actor romanced Neetu Singh on screen and off. The couple appeared together in Kabhie Kabhie, Rafoo Chakkar, Khel Khel Mein, Doosra Aadmi, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Anjane Mein Jhoota Kahin Ka and Duniya Meri Jeb Mein.

They married in1981, in the face of parental opposition. In a filmy twist, a fever-ridden Rishi went to Neetu's house to ask her parents for permission to marry her. He was 29 when their families finally agreed and he married his sweetheart.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Subhash Ghai's Karz, in which he plays a reincarnated rock star, is considered among Rishi Kapoor's best performance to-date.

Rishi's chemistry with co-star Tina Munim and the incredible dance sequences in Om Shanti Om and Paisa Paisa created a big furore. The actor was now the biggest rage in town.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
The hit Jodi of Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor struck gold again with Saagar. Co-starring Kamal Haasan who also put in a great performance, the movie went on to become India's official entry at the Oscars.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Seen together previously in Nagina, Sridevi and Rishi teamed up again for the multi-award-winning Chandni.

The film won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film and got Rishi Kapoor another Filmfare nomination. The couple also came together for Banjaran and Gurudev later.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Then came the 90s and Rishi Kapoor's pairing with the gorgeous Juhi Chawla got a very enthusiastic response. They acted in a lot of movies together ,like Bol Radha Bol, Izzat Ki Roti, Eena Meena Deeka, Saajan Ka Ghar, Daraar, Karobaar etc.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
The on-screen romance between the beautiful Madhuri Dixit and Rishi in Yaraana and Prem Granth also did not go by unnoticed.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor won the Filmfare for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Luck By Chance in 2010.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
The actor had also tried his hand at direction in 1998 with Aa Ab Laut Chalein starring Rajesh Khanna, Aishwarya Rai and Akshaye Khanna.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
In 2008, the actor was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the industry.
60 reasons to love Rishi Kapoor
In 2010, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh came together after over 30 years for the movie Do Dooni Chaar which won the National Award for the Best Hindi Film. Rishi won the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Performance for his role in the film.

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