People always fondly called him ‘Chintu ji’, he was the best and famous actor Rishi Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor entertained people a lot but it is a matter of great regret that Rishi Kapoor said goodbye to this world very soon. The story of his life is such that you will not be able to believe. Rishi Kapoor’s grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor, father Raj Kapoor and mother Krishna Raj Kapoor were born on 4 September 1952 in a very rich and skilled family. Today is Rishi Kapoor’s birth anniversary. On his birthday, we are going to share with you some interesting stories related to him.
Rishi Kapoor saw the atmosphere of films since childhood. Rishi Kapoor was awarded the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. When he was being signed for ‘Mera Naam Joker’ and when this thing came to his ears, he ran to his room and took out a copy and started practicing autograph on it.
Rishi Kapoor was born in Mumbai
Rishi Kapoor was born in Mumbai. However, his family belongs to Peshawar, Pakistan. He did his schooling from Campion School, Mumbai and Mayo College, Ajmer. Rishi Kapoor was not very good in studies and he failed in 8th class. In an interview, Ranbir Kapoor had disclosed that, ‘My family history is not that good. My father failed in 8th standard, my uncle failed in 9th standard and my grandfather failed in 6th standard. I am actually the most educated member of my family. I got 56 percent marks in my 10th board and my best percentage was 60.
Rishi Kapoor was the second child of his parents. His elder brother is Randhir Kapoor and younger brother is Rajiv Kapoor. At the same time, his sister’s name is Rima Jain and Ritu Nanda. Rishi Kapoor started his film career with ‘Mera Naam Joker’. But very few people know that Rishi Kapoor had shown his acting skills even before this film and he also showed his acting in his father Raj Kapoor’s film ‘Shri 420’. Rishi Kapoor’s elder brother Dabboo and sister Ritu were also in that film. The song in which these three appeared, was the song ‘Pyaar Hua, Ikraar Hua’ in which the three children wearing rain coats are walking in the rain.
Dated Neetu Singh for 5 years
Rishi Kapoor got married on 22 January 1980 after dating Neetu Kapoor for 5 years. Rishi Kapoor had secretly engaged to Neetu Singh when he had gone to attend a friend’s wedding. Their first daughter Riddhima Kapoor was born on 15 September 1980 and then their second child Ranbir Kapoor was born on 28 September 1982.
Rishi Kapoor’s first film as a hero was ‘Bobby’ in which Dimple Kapadia was seen opposite him. This film not only proved to be a super duper hit at that time, but it also changed the way people think and love. When Rishi Kapoor was scolded by his mother at a young age, he would go to his room and cry in front of the mirror and see how his expressions were coming. Once he asked his grandfather, how do I look when I cry? On this, his grandfather said that one day Chintu will grow up to become an actor.
‘Bobby’ was made to repay the debt
In an interview given in the year 2012 about ‘Bobby’, Rishi Kapoor had said that, ‘I had landed in ‘Bobby’ as a default. There was a misconception that the film was made to launch me as an actor. The film was actually made to pay off the debt of ‘Mera Naam Joker’. Dad wanted to make a love story and did not have money to cast superstar Rajesh Khanna in the film. So the story was converted into a teenage love story and I was cast.
After ‘Bobby’, Rishi Kapoor never looked back. But some of the subsequent films proved to be flops. After this he appeared in three films back-to-back with Neetu Singh. Rishi Kapoor did romance, comedy, serious roles and later action in his film career. After this he joined the big superstars. Apart from Amar Akbar Anthony, Prem Granth, Sagar, Naseeb and the killer of the killers, he has included many films in his list.
Rishi Kapoor also directed a film, which was named ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalen’. Rajesh Khanna, Akshaye Khanna and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were seen in the lead roles in this film. The last film of Rishi Kapoor’s life was ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’. This film was released on 31 March 2022 on Amazon Prime.
Rishi Kapoor died due to cancer
In the year 2018, he was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. He also went to New York for his treatment. After a year, he returned to India from there. But he could not recover completely. On 29 April 2020, Rishi Kapoor was finding it difficult to breathe, after which he was taken to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. He died of cancer on 30 April 2020 at the age of 67.