Happy Birthday Shashi Kapoor!

Today, the 18th of March, marks the 75th birthday of Bollywood's veteran actor, Shashi Kapoor.

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Today, the 18th of March, marks the 75th birthday of Bollywood's veteran actor, Shashi Kapoor. Award winning Indian film actor and producer, Shashi ji comes from a filmy background with legendary actors Raj Kapoor and late Shammi Kapoor being his brothers and Prithviraj Kapoor his father.

Kapoor sir's career started as a child artist in his brother Raj Kapoor's movies like Aag (1948) and Awara (1951). However, he made his successful debut as a lead actor in Yash Raj's movie Dharamputra, after which there was no looking back. Shashi went on to act in more than a 100 movies and gave blockbusters like Waqt, Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundram, Kranti, New Delhi Times and many more. His dialogue from the very famous Deewar, "Mere paas Ma hai" is one of the most popular dialogues in the industry. 
Shashi Kapoor is not only famous in Bollywood, but has also created a niche in the International film industry. He did lead roles in movies such as Pretty Polly (1967), Siddhartha (1972) to name a few.

1980 embarked the setting up of his own production house Vala, where he made movies like Junoon (1978), Kalyug (1980), Vijeta (1982), Utsav (1984). That was a complete new phase in his life as he produced many hits under his banner.

Shashi ji received many accolades and awards for his stupendous performances, and these include the Filmfare award for films Junoon and Kalyug as a producer. Perhaps his most successful film as a producer, 1978's Junoon is a National award winning film as well. His incredible performance in New Delhi Times earned him the National Award for best actor. In the year 2009, he was honored with 2 lifetime achievement awards by the 7th Pune International Film Festival and 11th Mumbai Film Festival respectively. Followed by this was the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th Annual Filmfare Awards in 2010. He even won the Padma Bhushan in 2011, noted to be one of the greatest achievements in his life.
Married to late English actress Jennifer Kendel, he has 3 children - Kunal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor.

Shashi Kapoor's movies are indeed a treat to watch and we cannot deny that he is one of the precious treasures that Bollywood has to offer. With the hope of perhaps seeing him on the silver screen again, we, at BollyCurry, wish him a wonderful birthday with lots of health and happiness.

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  • Posted on: 20 March 2013 at 3:59amsamicute

    happy birthday to shashi kapoor

  • Posted on: 19 March 2013 at 9:14pmhbkumar

    hApPy bIrThDaY Shashi ji!!! May God bless you with a long and happy life!! You are truly one of our treasures...a living legend!!!

  • Posted on: 19 March 2013 at 3:46pmbolt

    Happy Birthday Shashi ji - from my mother and family as well.

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  • Posted on: 19 March 2013 at 2:24pm-Nirvana-

    Happy Birthday Shashiji :)
    Take care and best wishes always..

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  • Posted on: 19 March 2013 at 10:48amRubyLynn

    happy Bday...have have blessed day

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  • Posted on: 19 March 2013 at 10:42amnikita_ght

    happy birthday shashiji:))

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  • Posted on: 19 March 2013 at 8:06amshruja

    Happy Birthday on ur 75th B'day Love ur acting

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  • Posted on: 19 March 2013 at 5:49ammeenadsouza

    Wishing you a very happy 75th birthday and many more happier ones to follow. You are a great actor and I have watched almost all your movies. Love you shashiji.

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    hbkumar
  • Posted on: 19 March 2013 at 3:20amashly_ansalam

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHASHI KAPOOR JI.
    You are a good Actor

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  • Posted on: 19 March 2013 at 12:04amThe.Lannister

    Happy Birthday Shashiji! Have a wonderful & healthy year ahead!

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