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Indian Actor Shashi Kapoor (79) Dies in Mumbai

Kapoor acted in more than a hundred films, of which he played the solo lead in 61.

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor died on Monday at the age of 79, Indian news agencies reported. Kapoor was unwell for quite some time and was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.

He succumbed after several rounds of dialysis while in hospital, India Today reported.

Kapoor has two sons, Kunal and Karan, and a daughter, Sanjana, who manage the Prithviraj Theatre.

The third and youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor made his Bollywood debut in 1961, as the lead actor, in the film Dharamputra.

He began his career as a child artist in the 1940s.

He took on the name 'Shashiraj' for his roles in commercial films back in the 40s, instead of using his own name because there was another Shashi Kapoor, a child artist, who was best known for his roles in mythological films.

Shashi began work as an assistant director on Sunil Dutt's debut film, Post Box 999, before going on to make his proper film debut as a lead actor in 1961, with the film Dharamputra.

In 1961 itself, Shashi began working in English films too. He went on to immortalize characters like Prem Sagar in The Householder and Sanju in Shakespeare-Wallah respectively.

Through the 1970s and 80s, Shashi Kapoor rose to stardom with films like Sharmilee, Kabhi Kabhie, Pighalta Aasmaan.

Kapoor acted in more than a hundred films, of which he played the solo lead in 61.

Arts & Culture

Indian Actor Shashi Kapoor (79) Dies in Mumbai

Kapoor acted in more than a hundred films, of which he played the solo lead in 61.

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Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor died on Monday at the age of 79, Indian news agencies reported. Kapoor was unwell for quite some time and was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.

He succumbed after several rounds of dialysis while in hospital, India Today reported.

Kapoor has two sons, Kunal and Karan, and a daughter, Sanjana, who manage the Prithviraj Theatre.

The third and youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor made his Bollywood debut in 1961, as the lead actor, in the film Dharamputra.

He began his career as a child artist in the 1940s.

He took on the name 'Shashiraj' for his roles in commercial films back in the 40s, instead of using his own name because there was another Shashi Kapoor, a child artist, who was best known for his roles in mythological films.

Shashi began work as an assistant director on Sunil Dutt's debut film, Post Box 999, before going on to make his proper film debut as a lead actor in 1961, with the film Dharamputra.

In 1961 itself, Shashi began working in English films too. He went on to immortalize characters like Prem Sagar in The Householder and Sanju in Shakespeare-Wallah respectively.

Through the 1970s and 80s, Shashi Kapoor rose to stardom with films like Sharmilee, Kabhi Kabhie, Pighalta Aasmaan.

Kapoor acted in more than a hundred films, of which he played the solo lead in 61.

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