Raj Kapoor

Actor, Film director

1924 – 1988

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Who was Raj Kapoor?

Raj Kapoor, also known as "The Show Man", was a noted Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema. He was the winner of two National Film Awards and nine Filmfare Awards in India, and a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara and Boot Polish. His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine. His films attracted worldwide audiences, particularly in Asia and Europe. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

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Born
Dec 14, 1924
Peshawar
Also known as
  • Ranbir Raj Kapoor
  • Late Shri Raj Kapoor
  • Shri Raj Kapoor
  • The Show Man
  • Showman of Bollywood
  • Ranbir Raj Prithviraj Kapoor
  • Rāj Kapūr
  • Kapoor
  • Raj
  • The Show-Man
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Hinduism
Ethnicity
  • Punjabi people
  • Hindkowans
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • St. Xavier's Collegiate School
  • Colonel Brown Cambridge School
Lived in
  • Chembur
Died
Jun 2, 1988
Mumbai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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