Shashi Kapoor Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Shashi Kapoor
Full Name Balbir Raj Prithviraj Kapoor
Profession Actor, director, producer
Nationality Indian
Age 84 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 18 March 1938
Birthplace Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Pisces

Shashi Kapoor Education

School Don Bosco High School in Matunga, Bombay

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Shashi Kapoor Career

Profession: Actor, director, producer


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

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: Widowed

Ex Spouse: Jennifer Kendal (m. 1958-1984; till her death)

Son(s): Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor

Daughter(s): Sanjana Kapoor

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

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.

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