Veteran Actor Rishi Kapoor dies At 67 After Two Year-Long Battle With Cancer

Mayukh Bari30 April 2020 10:46AM IST
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Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has died at 67 after a two-year-long battle with cancer. Mr. Kapoor breathed his last at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Rishi Kapoor is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, daughter Riddhima Kapoor and son Ranbir Kapoor.

Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and went to New York City for treatment. After successful treatment for over a year, Rishi Kapoor returned to India in September 2019. Personalities from every cinema industries showed their heartfelt condolences on demise of Rishi Kapoor.

Rishi Kapoor first appeared as a child artist in his father Raj Kapoor's 1970 film 'Mera Naam Joker' (1970). He received the National Film Award for the role. After that Kapoor got his first lead role as an adult opposite Dimple Kapadia in 1973 with the film 'Bobby'. The film brought him Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1974. Kapoor acted in 92 films between 1973 and 2000, of which 36 were box office hits. For his performance in 'Do Dooni Chaar', he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor in 2011, and for his role in Kapoor & Sons, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2017. He was honored with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

Rishi Kapoor

Rishi Raj Kapoor was born in Chembur, Bombay on 4 September 1952. He was the second son of actor-film director Raj Kapoor and his wife Krishna Raj Kapoor. He was also the grandson of actor Prithviraj Kapoor. Some of the greatest hits are Bobby (1973), Laila Majnu (1976), Rafoo Chakkar (1975), Sargam (1979), Karz (1980), Prem Rog (1982), Nagina (1986), Honeymoon (1992), Chandni (1989), Heena (1991) and Bol Radha Bol (1992).

Rishi Kapoor