Rishi Kapoor (born September 4, 1952 in Mumbai) is an Indian Bollywood actor.
He is the second son of famous film director and star Raj Kapoor. His brothers are well-known actors: Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor. Rishi is the paternal uncle of today's actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. Rishi married actress Neetu Singh, with whom he had several hit movies, in 1980. They have two children named Ranbir Kapoor and Ridhima Kapoor.
Mr. Kapoor first debuted in his father's 1970 film Mera Naam Joker (My Name is Joker), playing his father's role as a child. Rishi Kapoor had his first lead role, opposite Dimple Kapadia, in the popular 1973 film Bobby which became an instant hit with youngsters. He has since then appeared in hundreds of movies. He played the lead role romancing young heroines till the year 2000 with the delayed release of Karobaar: The Business of Love. He moved on to supporting roles with Hum Tum (2004) and Fanaa (2006). He also directed a film Aa Ab Laut Chalen in...
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Fanaa (Hindi: फ़ना, Urdu:فناء, English: Destruction) is a Bollywood movie released in 2006, starring Aamir Khan and Kajol in pivotal roles. It is directed by Kunal Kohli who previously directed Hum Tum, and is produced under Yash Raj Films. The film also stars Rishi Kapoor, Kiron Kher, Tabu, and Shruti Seth.
This movie is more or less a scene by scene remake of an old english movie Eye of the needle starring Donald Sutherland.
The highly anticipated movie released on May 26th in India, ending Kajol's four year hiatus from the film industry. It also features her first time pairing with Aamir Khan. The two worked together in Ishq (1997) but were not paired opposite each other. Aamir Khan plays the role of a tourist guide in Delhi while Kajol plays a Kashmiri girl. Rishi Kapoor and Kiron Kher play the role of Kajol's parents.
Zooni Ali Beg (Kajol) is a blind Kashmiri girl who travels without her parents for the first time, with a dance troupe of which she is part. On her journey, she...
Hum Tum (Hindi:हम तुम, Urdu: ہم تم) is a Bollywood movie, released in India on May 28, 2004, directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles.
Hum Tum (translates as You and Me or literally as Me, You) is loosely based on When Harry Met Sally... following the encounters of the two main characters until they, after several years and various meetings, become friends and finally fall in love at the end of the movie.
The comic characters Hum and Tum have their own animated sequences in the movie, where they represent the current state of Karan's and Rhea's relationship.
The film won several Filmfare Awards including Best Actress (Mukerji), Director (Kohli), Actor in a Comic Role (Khan), Female Playback Singer (Alka Yagnik for "Saanso Ko Saanso") and Scene of the Year. It lost Best Film to Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara. Animation for this film was done by Kathaa Animations and the Special Effects by Tata...,
Ajooba is a 1991 Hindi feature film, produced and directed by Shashi Kapoor. It is a fantasy /fairytale loosely based on the Prince of Persia theme.The Arabian kingdom of Baharistan is ruled by a just and kind Sultan(Shammi Kapoor). All is well in the land except that the Sultan seemingly can't have children. There's an evil, devil worshipping Vazir (Amrish Puri) who seeks to usurp the throne, revive his fauladi shaitan (a huge demon-like figure made of stone) and take over the world. The Vazir instructs his maids to strangle every child born to the Sultan. Finally, however, a spark of divine intervention (literally, you see a spark descending from the heavens and entering the womb) renders the next newborn son immune to the poisons and strangulations administered by the maids. This Shehezada (prince) eventually becomes Ajooba (miracle).The Sultan and his wife Malika (Areadna Shengelaya) kick off celebrations throughout the land. The good court magician Ameer Baba (Saeed Jaffrey),...
Chandni (Hindi: चांदनी, Urdu: چاندنی, Translation: "Moonlight") is a 1989 Bollywood movie. The film stars Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna. The film is directed by Yash ChopraRohit Gupta belongs to a wealthy family. He meets with middle-class Chandni and both fall in love with each other. Rohit and Chandni would like to get married, but Rohit's mom is dead-set against the marriage at all costs. But Rohit and Chandni are determined to get married, if necessary live separately. Before this could happen, Rohit meets with an accident, is hospitalized, and loses control of his right side. Under these new circumstances, he decides he cannot marry Chandni and be a burden on her, and so he refuses to marry her.
Months later, Rohit gets better and returns home, and cannot wait to meet Chandni and re-kindle their love-life. When he does meet Chandni, he is shocked to find that she is engaged to another young man by the name of Lalit, and her marriage is to take place soon. Now Chandni...
Saagar (Hindi: सागर, Urdu: ساگر) is a 1985 Bollywood film directed by Ramesh Sippy. The film starred Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, (who were both first seen together in the hit film Bobby) along with Kamal Hassan. Saagar was a comeback film for Kapadia, and contained a fleeting topless shot of Dimple.
The film has won the following awards since its release:
1986 Filmfare Awards (India)Saagar at the Internet Movie Database
Prem Rog is 1982 romantic Bollywood film directed by Raj Kapoor. This film tells a passionate story of a man's love towards a woman who is a widow and of a higher status. Devdhar is a poor orphan who in his childhood had a magnetic friendship with Manorama who is the only daughter of the rich and powerful Thakur. The benevolent Thakur helped Deodhar to go to the city for higher studies. Now after eight years Deodhar comes back to his village and Manorama is no longer a young girl. After meeting her, Deodhar has falls in love with her, but due to family status difference he is unable to express his love for her. Later a chain of events lead to Manorama being married to a rich and handsome Thakur and is widowed, and is returned back to her parental home. When Deodhar comes to know the situation, he takes it upon himself to rebuild Manorama's life and bring a smile back to her face. Deodhar was adamant to revive her faith in life and love. Little did he know that in doing so he would...
Karz is a 1980 Hindi film directed by Subhash Ghai. It is very loosely inspired by the 1975 Hollywood film The Reincarnation of Peter Proud. Laxmikant-Pyarelal won a Filmfare Best Music Director Award for this film.
The evil don Sir Judah (Premnath) has his eyes on the estate and business empire of the eminent businessman Shanta Prasad Verma. But Shanta Prasad's son Ravi Verma (Raj Kiran) foils Sir Judah's attempts to take over the estate. Sir Judah is mute (and communicates by tapping on glasses or tables, interpreted by his henchman Mac Mohan). He recruits the barmaid Kamini (Simi Garewal) to seduce Ravi, marry him, eventually murder him and then take over the estate. Kamini seduces Ravi and they marry. They are on their way home to the Verma estate in Ooty. Ravi plays a somewhat sinister melody on his guitar. (This tune eventually comes back as the super hit song Ek Hasina Thi... that holds the key to the movie. Music, it turns out, plays a very important role in this tale.) Their...
Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin is a 1977 Indian Hindi movie. The 1977 was movie produced and directed by Nasir Hussain.
The movie stars Rishi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Kaajal Kiran, Tariq (actor), Amjad Khan, Om Shivpuri, Jalal Agha and Tom Alter. The title song was picturized on Rishi and Zeenat and was a highlight. Another of the film's highlight was a song contest picturised on Rishi, Tariq and Kaajal which featured some back to back songs on the screen. Although Tariq earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Supporting Actor, he and Kaajal Kiran never had such a big hit ever again. This was Kaajal Kiran's film debut, and a critic commented that she was "no Asha Parekh." (Parekh had debuted in Hussain's Dil Deke Dekho (1959) and became a huge star.)
The music of this film was given by Rahul Dev Burman for which he received a Filmfare Nomination for Best Music. The music dominated the year's charts. The movie's main claim to fame then is the resurgence of Mohammed Rafi as a top male playback...
Amar Akbar Anthony (Devnagari: अमर अकबर एन्थोनी) is a 1977 Bollywood movie about three brothers separated in childhood who grow up in three different homes and adopt three different religions.
The movie was directed by Manmohan Desai and starred three actors who were then major stars: Amitabh Bachchan (as Anthony Gonsalves), Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor. Each of the three heroes had a heroine: Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and Neetu Singh. Nirupa Roy, Pran and Jeevan acted in supporting roles. The music was written by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Kishore Kumar sang for Amitabh Bachchan, while Mohammed Rafi sang for Rishi Kapoor. The soundtrack was one of Mukesh's last soundtracks with Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Anand Bakshi was the lyricist.
A ex-convict must flee his mob boss, leaving his family to fend for themselves. His wife goes blind and his children are abandoned. They are adopted by a Hindu policeman, a Muslim tailor, and a Catholic priest. The Hindu-raised son becomes a policeman in his turn;...
Kabhi Kabhie (English: Sometimes sometimes) is a 1976 Hindi movie, produced and directed by Yash Chopra, starring Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee Gulzar, Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor. This was Yash Chopra's second directorial film with Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the lead roles after Deewar. The movie was a great commercial success with excellent performances and haunting music by Khayyam.Kabhi Kabhie is a romantic story about a young poet named Amit and a young and beautiful girl named Pooja, who both deeply love each other and decide to get married but destiny has other plans, as Pooja bows to the wishes of her parents and marries Vijay. However Amit drifts away from his poetry in a futile and unsuccessful attempt to leave behind his memories of Pooja by getting married to Anjali.Spanning over to the next generation, Pooja & Vijay's son Vicky and Shobha and R.P's daughter Pinky who love each other but things unravel as Pinky's parents tell her...
Khel Khel Mein is a 1975 Indian Hindi film directed by Ravi Tandon. The film's foot-tapping music ( Ek main aur ek tu) was composed by R.D. Burman and the lyrics written by Gulshan Bawra. The film stars Rishi Kapoor , Neetu Singh and Rakesh Roshan as college students, who play a prank and get involved with a notorious criminal. The film turns fast from fun and frolic to a taut thriller. Iftekhar and Aruna Irani also star in the film. Khel Khel Mein at imdb...
Bobby, released in 1973, is a popular Bollywood film directed by Raj Kapoor. This film is a remake of the Pakistani Film Bobby released in 1955. The film was widely popular, and widely imitated. It also represented the film début for 16-year-old Dimple Kapadia and the first leading role for Raj Kapoor's son, Rishi Kapoor.
The movie is known to be a trend-setter in its own right. It introduced in Bollywood, the genre of teenage romance with a rich-vs-poor clash as a backdrop. Numerous movies in the following years were inspired by this plot.
Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films.The film is a story about the love between two Bombay teenagers of different classes - Raj Nath (Rishi Kapoor), son of a rich businessman Mr. Nath (played by Pran), and Bobby Braganza (Dimple Kapadia), daughter of a poor Christian fisherman Jack Braganza (played by Premnath).
The couple first meet when Raj goes to meet his old governess, Mrs. Braganza. There, when he...
Mera Naam Joker (English: My Name is Joker) is a 1970 Hindi film directed by Raj Kapoor. The screenplay was written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. This film was the debut of Rishi Kapoor. Mera Naam Joker is a film about a clown who must make his audience laugh at the cost of his own sorrows. The film is reportedly inspired by Raj Kapoor's own life and the clown an allegory for his own life as an actor. Mera Naam Joker is the story of Raju, whose father was a considered the best circus clown ever. Ever since Raju's father died in a trapeze accident during his performance, Raju's mother had always been repulsed by the circus. As luck would have it, Raju had a natural affinity towards the circus world. The film traces Raju's journey from his childhood to the day of his last performance.
Mera Naam Joker is divided into 3 chapters. The first chapter is about the adolescent Raju where he is infatuated with his teacher Mary (Simi Garewal). Here is where Raju comes to the...
Rishi Kapoor was born