Remembering Legend Raj Kapoor on His 96th Birth Anniversary
New Delhi: Bollywood legend Raj Kapoor was also known as ‘The show man’, he was a multitasker as he was not only a legendary Indian film actor but producer and director of Hindi films also. Raj Kapoor was the winner of seven Filmfare Awards and nominee for Grand Prize of the Cannes Film Festival in the year 1953.
Raj Kapoor was the son of popular Indian actor Prithviraj Kapoor, who acted both in film and on stage. Raj kapoor inaugurated Bollywood production studios in the 1940 and at 24 years of age Raj Kapoor produced, directed and acted in film Aag (1948), with in his new studio, RK Films. His next production was Barsat (1949) and it was a hit movie. In 1951, he also produced, directed and acted in Awaara (1951), which was another hit movie, starring Nargis.
Many of Raj Kapoor’s movies comprises patriotic theme. His films Aag, Shree 420 and Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, celebrated the independent India after British rule and encouraged audience to be dedicated patriots.
Raj Kapoor passed away of complications related to Asthma at 63. He was known for his roles in Neel Kamal (1947), Andaz (1949), Awaara (1951), Shree 420 (1955), Jagte Raho (1956), Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Around the World (1966) and Sapnon Ka Saudagar (1968).