Shashi Kapoor

Actor, Producer
Popular Indian star of over 200 films, best known to Western audiences for his roles in the films of Merchant/Ivory; he came to widespread attention with "Shakespeare Wallah", in 1966. Kapoor was later seen in Stephen ... Read more »
Born: 03/18/1938 in India

Filmography

Actor (24)

Vijeta 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jinnah 1998 (Movie)

the Guide (Actor)

Side Streets 1998 (Movie)

Vikram Raj (Actor)

In Custody 1994 (Movie)

Nur (Actor)

The Deceivers 1988 (Movie)

Chandra Singh (Actor)

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid 1987 (Movie)

Rafi (Actor)

New Delhi Times 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Swati 1985 (Movie)

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (Actor)

Utsav 1983 (Movie)

Samsthanaka (Actor)

Heat and Dust 1982 (Movie)

The Nawab (Actor)

Sawaal 1982 (Movie)

Inspector Ravi Malhotra (Actor)

Kalyug 1981 (Movie)

Karan Singh (Actor)

Silsila 1981 (Movie)

Sqdr. Leader Shekhar Malhotra (Actor)

Kaala Patthar 1979 (Movie)

Ravi Malhotra, Engineer (Actor)

Doosara Aadmi 1977 (Movie)

Shashi Sehgal (Actor)

Junoon 1977 (Movie)

Javed Khan (Actor)

Kabhie Kabhie 1976 (Movie)

Vijay Khanna (Actor)

Siddhartha 1971 (Movie)

Siddhartha (Actor)

Bombay Talkie 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pretty Polly 1967 (Movie)

Amaz (Actor)

Shakespeare Wallah 1966 (Movie)

Sanju (Actor)

Waqt 1965 (Movie)

Munna / Vijay Kumar (Actor)

The Householder 1962 (Movie)

Prem Sagar (Actor)

Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Vijeta 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Utsav 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Junoon 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Popular Indian star of over 200 films, best known to Western audiences for his roles in the films of Merchant/Ivory; he came to widespread attention with "Shakespeare Wallah", in 1966. Kapoor was later seen in Stephen Frears' "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid" (1987). He is the son of actor-director-film statesman Prithviraj Kapoor (1906-1972) and the brother of Raj Kapoor (1924-1988), a director and popular, Chaplinesque actor. Kapoor was married to actress Jennifer Kendal, who died in 1985; he had met her when, during his early career as a stage actor, he performed with her "Shakespeariana" troupe.

Relationships

Prithviraj Kapoor

Father
deceased

Sanjana Kapoor

Daughter
born c. 1968

Karan Kapoor

Son
born c. 1962

Kunil Kapoor

Son
born c. 1959

Raj Kapoor

Brother

Shammi Kapoor

Brother

Jennifer Kendal

Wife
died 1985 part of family's touring Shakespeareana Company in India

Felicity Kendal Actor

Sister-In-Law

Milestones

1948

Film acting debut in "Aag"

As child worked in Prithvi Theatre and in brother, Raj Kapoor's films

Toured with father's company at age 18 and joined the Kendals' Shakespeareana Company in India

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