Shashi Kapoor: The Man, The Actor, The Style Icon

Veteran actor of many iconic films Shashi Kapoor passed away today. He was 79 years old. Shashi Kapoor was the youngest brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor and the youngest son of thespian Prithviraj Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor acted in many iconic films such as Deewar, Jab Jab Phool Khile, Kabhie Kabhie, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Silsila, Namak Halal, Trishul, Haseena Maan Jayegi etc. He was also known internationally starring in British and American films under the banner of Merchant Ivory Productions which was run by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory. He was the first Indian actor who went international and worked extensively in Hollywood and British films. On this sad day, we have brought some quick facts about Shashi Kapoor which would help you remember the versatile and talented actor with fondness.

Shashi Kapoor had been ill for some time and was not in the best of health. He was born on March 18, 1938, in Kolkata. Shashi Kapoor had undergone a bypass surgery as well as a cataract surgery previously. He was married to Jennifer Kendal (who passed away in 1984 due to cancer) and is survived by his children Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor worked with many notable stars and his pairing with Amitabh Bachchan was legendary. At a time when not many stars wanted to do a two-hero film, Shashi Kapoor had no qualms about taking up such projects. He worked with Pran, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and even Rajesh Khanna in films. Shashi Kapoor Is Dead but his ‘Mere Paas Maa Hai’ Dialogue From Movie Deewaar Makes Him Immortal