Shashi Kapoor Biography, Facts & Life Story

Shashi Kapoor Indian Actor, director, producer

Quick Facts

Nickname:Shashi Kapoor

Full Name:Balbir Raj Prithviraj Kapoor

Profession:Actor, director, producer


Age:82 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:18 March 1938

Birthplace:Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)

Weight:75 kg (165 lbs)

Chest:38 Inches

Biceps:13 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Facts You Never Knew About Shashi Kapoor!

    • Balbir Prithviraj Kapoor, world renowned by his stage name of Shashi Kapoor, in a career spanning to 58 years in the film industry, was one of the leading actors of Indian cinema.
    • In 2011, Balbir was honored with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contributions to Art-Cinema.
    • On December 3, 2017, Balbir  was admitted for a reported chest infection at Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai and died the next day due to prolonged liver cirrhosis.
    • Balbir was honoured by Walk of the Stars as his handprint was preserved for posterity at Bandra bandstand in Mumbai in November 2013.
    • Balbir made his directorial debut with the 1991 movie “Ajooba,” starring Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia.
    • In preparation for his role as Raja in “Jab Jab Phool Khile,” he spent days with the boatmen in Kashmir to study their lifestyle. Sometimes, he even had meals with them.

Shashi Kapoor Education

Qualification: Not Available

School: Don Bosco High School in Matunga, Bombay

College: Not Available

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Shashi Kapoor Career

Profession: Actor, director, producer

Debut TV Series/Movie:

  • Film (As a child artist)- Aag (1948)
  • Film (As an adult)- Dharamputra (1961)
  • Director- Ajooba (1991)
  • Producer- Junoon (1978)

Salary: Not Available

Net Worth: $82 Million

Family & Relatives

Father: Prithviraj Kapoor (Director)

Mother: Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor

Brother(s): Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor (Both Actors)

Sister(s): Urmila Sial Kapoor

Marital Status: Widower

Wife/Girlfriend: Jennifer Kendal (m. 1958-1984; till her death)

Son(s): Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor

Daughter(s): Sanjana Kapoor

Ex Girlfriends:

Not Known

Shashi Kapoor Favorites

Hobbies: Playing musical instruments, Listening to music, Watching Movies

Favorite Actor: Prithviraj Kapoor

Favorite Actress: Nanda

Favorite Food: "It will be a great achievement for mankind when a man finally learns to become a human"

Favorite Color: Black

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