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Shammi Kapoor age, wife, family, biography, cause of death & more

Bio / Wiki
Full nameShamsher Raj Kapoor
NicknameElvis Presley from India
jobsActor and director
Famous forRomcoms, supporting actor, dancing hero
Physical statistics & more
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 180 cm
in meters - 1.80 m
in feet inches - 5'11 '
Weight approx.)in kilograms - 80 kg
in pounds - 176 lbs
Eye colorbrown
Hair colorblack
Personal life
Date of birthOctober 21, 1931
place of birthMumbai, Maharashtra
date of deathAugust 14, 2011
Place of deathMumbai
Age (at time of death)80 years
Cause of deathChronic kidney disease
Zodiac / Sun SignLibra
HometownKolkata (India)
schoolsSt. Joseph's Monastery, Don Bosco
New Era School (Mumbai)
UniversityNot known
School qualificationMatric
debutMovie: Jeevan Jyoti (Director: Mahesh Kaul) (1953)
TV: Shikast (Sony TV) (1996)
castePunjabi Kshatriya
Eating habitsNot a vegetarian
addressMumbai, Maharashtra
HobbiesPlaying musical instruments
Awards / honors1968: Filmfare for the best actor (Brahmachari)
1982: Filmfare for Best Supporting Actor (Vidhata)
1995 : Filmfare Lifetime Achievement
1998: Kalakar for the contribution in Indian cinema
1999: Zee Cine for lifetime achievement
2001: Star Screen Lifetime Achievement
2001: Anandalok lifetime achievement
2002: IIFA for an invaluable contribution to Indian cinema
2005: Life's work
2008: Life's work
Rashtriya Gaurav and Living Legend
Girls, affairs, and more
marital statusMarried
Affairs / girlfriendsNadia Gamal (Egyptian belly dancer and actress, 1953-55)
Bina Ramani (celebrities, 1968)
Mumtaz (Indian film actress, 1968)
Wedding dates1955 and 1969
Wife / spouseFirst wife: Geeta Bali (1955-1965)

Second wife: Neela Devi Gohil (1969)
childrenyou are - Aditya Raj Kapoor (born 1956) (businessman)

daughter - Kanchan Desai (born 1961) (married to Ketan Desai,
Son of the Indian producer and director Lt. Manmohan Desai)
parentsfather - Prithviraj Kapoor (director, producer and actor) (1906-1972)

mother - Ramsarni Devi Kapoor (1908-1972)

siblingsbrothers - - Raj Kapoor (Indian actor and director) (1924-1988)

Shashi Kapoor (Indian actor) (1938-2017)

Nandi Kapoor (died 1931), Devi Kapoor (died 1931)
sister - Urmila Sial Kapoor
Favorite things
favorite FoodFrench haute cuisine
Favorite actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite actressesRajshree, Sharmila Tagore, and Asha Parekh
favourite movieTumsa Nahi Dekha (1957)
Favorite musicianShankar - Jaikishan and OP Nayyar
favorite singer Mohammad Rafi
Style quotient
Car collectionBuick Super, Desoto, Belair, Impala, Chevy Intercontinental Cabrio, Ford Thunderbird, Sunbeam Alpine, Malibu, Buick BMY 3009
Bicycle collectiontriumph
Money factor
Net worthNot known
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Shammi Kapoor

  • Did Shammi Kapoor smoke ?: Yes
  • Did Shammi Kapoor drink alcohol ?: Yes
  • He belonged to the Pathan Hindu family.
  • In 1930 his father, Prithviraj Kapoor, came to Bombay to begin a career in the film industry.
  • In 1931 his brother Devi died of pneumonia, and another brother Nandi died in the same year from the effects of poison (rat pills) scattered in the garden.
  • In 1948 he worked for more than 4 years as a junior artist with a monthly salary of 50 GBP in his father's theater company, Prithviraj Kapoor.
  • In 1955 he met his future wife Geeta Bali while filming the film 'Rangeen Raaten'.
  • His wife Geeta Bali died of smallpox in 1965.
  • During the filming of the film Brahmachari in 1968, he felt very close to an Indian film actress Mumtaz and proposed her marriage. However, she politely declined when he asked her to give up her film career.
  • He was the cousin of Jugal Kishore Mehra (singer) while Salma Agha (actress-singer) was his niece.
  • The films like Junglee, Kashmir Ki Kali, Rajkumar, Janwar, Teesri Manzil, Professor, Vidhaata, Dil Tera Diwana, An Evening in Paris, Dil Deke Dekho and Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Pyaar Kiya an Darna Kya, Preet Na Jane Reet, College Girl , Prince, Budtameez, Sachaai, Latt Saheb and Tumse Achha Kaun Hai turned out to be a great hit at the box office.
  • From the 1950s to the early 1970s he was the only glamorous dance hero in the Hindi film industry and was named 'Elvis Presley of India' when he himself composed the dance steps for the songs in which he starred.
  • He was unable to continue his film career as a romantic hero in the 1970s due to his obesity, and Andaz (1971) was his last such film.
  • He proved to be a successful supporting actor as Saira Banu's father in the film Zameer (1974) and Amitabh Bachchan's foster father in Parvarish.
  • According to Shammi, it was convenient and easy for him to work with film actresses Rajshree, Sharmila Tagore and Asha Parekh.
  • He made two films Manoranjan (1974) and Bundle Baaz (1976), which were unsuccessful.
  • He also starred in several television series such as' Shikast '(Sony TV) in 1996,' Dastaan-E-Hatim Tai '(DD Metro) in 1996,' Chattan '(Zee TV) in 1997 and' Main Anari Tu Anari '. (DD Metro) in 1998.
  • He was chairman of the Internet Users Community of India (IUCI) and founded the Internet organization 'Ethical Hackers Association'.
  • Shammi loved sharing the stories of his career and family with his fans in self-made online videos.
  • He was a staunch supporter of Haidakhan Babaji from Uttarakhand.
  • His best friend in the film industry was Amitabh Bachchan.
  • Imtiaz Ali The directing project 'Rockstar' was his last film in which he participated.
  • On August 14, 2011, he died of chronic kidney failure at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.
  • He has worked in more than 50 films as a leading actor and appeared in over 20 films as a supporting actor.