Rishi Kapoor is amongst the most veteran actors in the Indian film industry. Belonging to a family of legendary Bollywood figures, Rishi Kapoor has proven his worth by winning a national award for his childhood debut. Throughout his almost 50 years career in Bollywood, Rishi Kapoor has acted in numerous hit movies, in the lead roles and as a supporting actor.
Apart from being an actor Rishi Kapoor is also a renowned producer and director in the Bollywood film industry. While in his younger years, Rishi Kapoor was also voted as being one of the most attractive male actors in the Indian film industry, thanks to his fair, healthy looks.
About Rishi Kapoor
|Real Name||Rishi Raj Kapoor
|Date of Birth||4th September 1952|
|Age (as in July 2018)||66 years|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Height||5 ft 8"
(173 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Late Raj Kapoor
|Income (Annual)||INR 20,00,00,000
(USD 3 Million)
|Famous for||Mera Naam Joker (1970), Bobby (1973), Laila Majnu (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Pati Patni Aur Woh, Naya Daur (1978), Karz (1980), Coolie (1983), Saagar (1985), Chandni (1989). Love Aaj Kal (2010), Do Dooni Chaar (2011), Agneepath (2013) and Kapoor & Sons (2017)|
|First Movie||Bobby (1973)|
|Net Worth (2018)||INR 256,00,00,000 (USD 37 Million )
Likes & Dislikes
|Favorite Food||Chinese cuisine, fish fry, Khatti Dal, Paya and Yakhni Pulao|
|Favorite Actor||Raj Kapoor|
Rishi Kapoor is one of the most experienced actors in the Indian Hindi film industry. He has appeared in over 100 films and began work as a child actor in movies, right since 1970.
Rishi Kapoor’s age is 66 years, as Rishi Kapoor was born on the 4th of September 1952, in Mumbai. Rishi Kapoor’s father was the celebrated actor and filmmaker, Raj Kapoor, and Rishi Kapoor’s mother was Krishna Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor’s height is 5 ft 8 inches (173 cm) while Rishi Kapoor’s weight is around 90 kg (198 lbs).
Rishi Kapoor’s wife is the popular actress of the 70s and 80s, Neetu Singh, whom Rishi Kapoor married on 22nd of January 1980. Before getting married to Neetu Singh, Rishi Kapoor was rumored to have had affairs with two other girlfriends – Yasmin (Actress) and Dimple Kapadia (Actress) who was his opposite lead in his debut movie, ‘Bobby’ (1973).
After having worked in the Indian film industry as an actor, director and producer, Rishi Kapoor’s salary is estimated to be around INR 20 crores (USD 3 Million) while Rishi Kapoor’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 256 crores (USD 37 Million).
Rishi Kapoor’s hobbies include collecting sweaters and he is fond of eating Chinese cuisine, Yakhni Pulao, Khatti Dal, Paya and Fish Fry.
Rishi Kapoor’s list of award include the National Film Award and the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards’ Special Award for his cameo appearance as the childhood character of his father, Raj Kapoor’s character, in the hit movie, ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970). After making his lead debut, Rishi Kapoor won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for ‘Bobby’ (1973).
In 2008, Rishi Kapoor was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his immense contribution to the Indian cinema. The next year, Rishi Kapoor was also honored by the Russian government for his contribution to movies, in 2009.
Rishi Kapoor won the Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards’ Best Actor in a Supporting Role award for his role in ‘Love Aaj Kal’ (2010). The next year, Rishi Kapoor won the Filmfare Critics’ Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ (2011) and also won the Zee Cine Awards Best Lifetime Jodi award, along with his wife Neetu Singh.
After having had his impressive performance as Rauf Lala applauded by fans and critics alike, Rishi Kapoor won The Times of India Film Awards’ (TOIFA) Best Actor in a Negative Role award for the movie ‘Agneepath’ (2013). In 2016, Rishi Kapoor was awarded the Screen Lifetime Achievement Award as well.
For his latest hit, Rishi Kapoor has won the Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male and the Best Actor in a Comic Role award for his movie ‘Kapoor & Sons’ (2017).
Interesting Facts About Rishi Kapoor
- Although Rishi Kapoor is a non-smoker, he does drink alcohol, and prefers Black Label Whiskey.
- Rishi Kapoor was notorious for his mischiefs as a kid.
- Very few people know that Rishi Kapoor actually made his first on-screen appearance as a toddler in the popular rainy song sequence in his father’s movie, ‘Shree 420’, in 1955.
- Rishi Kapoor’s first acting appearance was his father’s character’s childhood version, in the legendary hit, ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970), which earned him widespread critical praise.
- Rishi Kapoor made his directorial debut with the romantic ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalein’ (1999), which had Akshaye Khanna and Aishwarya Rai in the lead.
- Rishi Kapoor is dubbed as the original ‘King of Romance’ in Bollywood.
- Rishi Kapoor is the only actor to have had acted opposite over 20 actresses who were making their debuts in the movies.
- Rishi Kapoor released his biography titled, ‘Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored’ in January, 2017.