Rishi Raj Kapoor, was an Indian actor known for his work in Bollywood. Born into the Kapoor family, he made his debut as an adolescent, in his father Raj Kapoor’s film Mera Naam Joker, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. As an adult, his first lead role was opposite Dimple Kapadia in the teen romance Bobby, which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Kapoor is considered to be one of the most successful actors in the history of Bollywood. Between 1973 and 2000, Kapoor starred as the romantic lead in 92 films. Some of his most notable films during this time include Khel Khel Mein, Kabhi Kabhie, Sargam, Karz, and Chandni. Then, since the 2000s, he played character roles to critical acclaim in films such as Do Dooni Chaar, Aurangzeb, and Mulk. For his performance in Do Dooni Chaar, he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, and for his role in Kapoor & Sons, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2008, he was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Before his death on April 30, 2020, the last film he appeared in was The Body. Kapoor also often collaborated with his wife, actress Neetu Singh, with whom he had two children.
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