Shammi Kapoor was an iconic Indian film actor and director, who was one of the most successful and influential stars of the Indian film industry in the 1950s and 1960s. He was known for his energetic and charismatic performances, and for his larger-than-life roles in romantic, comedy, and action films. He was also known for his trend-setting fashion sense and style. He was one of the most popular stars of his time, and was often referred to as the “Elvis Presley of India”.
Shammi Kapoor’s Bio
Shammi Kapoor was born as Shamsher Raj Kapoor on October 21, 1931 in Bombay, India. He was the second son of Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Devi Kapoor. He had two brothers, Raj Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor, and two sisters, Urmila Sial and Krishna Kapoor. He was educated at the prestigious Cathedral and John Connon School in Bombay.
Shammi Kapoor made his acting debut in 1953 with the film Jeevan Jyoti. Although the film was a success, it was not until 1956 that he gained stardom with the film Tumsa Nahin Dekha. He went on to star in several successful films, such as Junglee, Professor, An Evening in Paris, and Kashmir Ki Kali. He also directed two films, Manoranjan and Bluff Master.
Shammi Kapoor’s Net Worth & Other Details
Shammi Kapoor had an estimated net worth of $20 million at the time of his death. He was one of the highest-paid actors of his time and was known for his trend-setting fashion sense. He was also known for his philanthropic activities and had set up several charitable trusts and organizations for the benefit of the underprivileged.
Shammi Kapoor was 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed around 160 pounds. He was known for his energetic dance moves and was often referred to as the “Elvis Presley of India”.
Shammi Kapoor married Geeta Bali in 1955 and they had two children, Aditya Raj Kapoor and Kanchan. He was also linked to several actresses, including Sharmila Tagore, Asha Parekh, and Saira Banu.
Shammi Kapoor passed away on August 14, 2011, at the age of 79. He will always be remembered for his vibrant and energetic performances, and for being one of the most popular stars of his time.