The eternal lover boy of bollywood : Rishi Kapoor

From starting a career at a young age and still acting in his 60's, Rishi Kapoor has won our hearts from his lover boy looks to his witty sense of humor on social media platforms.

Rishi Kapoor The eternal lover boy of bollywood : Rishi Kapoor Source : Press
Rishi Kapoor is known as the quintessential lover boy of Bollywood cinema. Having had more than 130 films to his credit, Rishi Kapoor started at the young age of 17 under his father's wings in, “Mera Naam Joker” where he played the childhood role of his father in the film. Once he turned 20, his father decided to launch him with great fanfare in their home production, Bobby (1973). Dimple Kapadia, who was 16, was cast opposite him. His training began at a very young age under his father, Raj Kapoor, himself. The film was a blockbuster hit and continued to be a cult film for Hindi cinema. He continued to charm millions of girls with his impish smile on his lips and chocolate boy looks. Thereafter he gave many hits with films like, Zehreela Insaan, Rafoo Chakkar (1975), Khel Khel Mein (1975), Rafoo Chakkar (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Duniya Meri Jeb Mein (1979) Doosara Aadmi (1977), Anjane Mein (1978), Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979) and Dhan Daulat (1980). His later films included Karz in (1980). He later got married to the Bollywood actress, Neetu Singh in 1980 and with two children Ranbir Kapoor, who turned to be a fantastic actor today and daughter, Riddhima Kapoor, who got married and settled down in Delhi. Rishi then later went on to do films like Prem Rog (1982), Nagina (1986), Chandni (1989), Henna and Bol Radha Bol. Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, Badalte Rishtey, Aap Ke Deewane, Saagar then from 1989 with Ajooba, Deewana (1992), Damini – Lightning (1993), Gurudev (1994), Daraar (1996) and Karobaar(2000). The actor was tired of playing the same lover boy and decided to take a break. In 1999, he went to debut into direction with his first film, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, starring Rajesh Khanna, Aishwarya Rai, Akshaye Khanna, Kader Khan, Paresh Rawal and Jaspal Bhatti. The film did an average business at the box office. In the same year, Rishi was also seen in Prem Granth, directed by brother, Rajiv Kapoor. Rishi returned to acting with supporting roles so that he could get some variations. He went on to do films like Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002), Hum Tum (2004), Fanaa (2006), Namastey London (2007), Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Patiala House (2010). He also appeared in the British films Don't Stop Dreaming (2007) and Sambar Salsa (2008). He also acted in the movie Chintu Ji (2009) in which he plays himself. A year later, Rishi also reunited onscreen with Neetu Singh for the film, Do Dooni Chaar (2010). In 2012, director Karan Malhotra, cast him in a villainous role in the remake of 1990, Agneepath. Rishi even said, "I can't believe how he envisioned me in the role of a villain." The actor was surprised. He worked with his brother in a multi-starrer Housefull 2. He went on to do films like Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and Bewakoofiyan (2014) and All Is Well (2015) which became a box office dud. Thereafter he did films like Wedding Pulav and Sanam Re, which did average business. But his role in Kapoor and Sons as the grandfather was highly appreciated. Rishi Kapoor used prosthetic to look like a grandfather. We are sure he will continue to entertain the audiences till his ripe old age.