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Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor

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Raj Kapoor

Ruddy-cheeked and light-eyed, Raj Kapoor was unmistakably Destiny's blue-eyed boy.

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Raj Kapoor

Drawn towards cinema, he started working as an assistant on the sets of Dilip Kumar's first film, Bombay Talkies' Jwar Bhatta.

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After a few inconsequential roles, Kapoor got his break as hero in 1947, in Kidar Sharma's Neel Kamal opposite Madhubala.

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Kapoor started multi-tasking from the age of 24 when he produced, directed and acted in Aag (1948).

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Raj Kapoor first showed his scene-stealing abilities in Mehboob Khan's Andaz (1949), where he costarred with Nargis and Dilip Kumar.

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Kapoor was only 25 when his directorial venture Barsaat won him recognition as one who enjoyed a direct connection with the masses.

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The actor-director enjoyed rare creative control of his image and his work. His next venture Awaara (1951) was a fascinating and psychologically adept look at a man caught in the centre of a nature-versus-nurture debate.

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Awaara, when released in Russia as Brodigaya, achieved unprecedented success and the song Awaara hoon became a Russian favourite.

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Kapoor's RK banner flew high with Shri 420 (1955)

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In the ambitious Mera Naam Joker, Kapoor seemed undecided about the film's scope. The film failed to live up to the high expectations of the audience.

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Three of Kapoor's grandchildren are currently stars in the Bollywood film industry. His granddaughters are Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, the daughters of Raj's son Randhir Kapoor and his wife Babita.

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His grandson Ranbir Kapoor is son of Rishi Kapoor and his wife Neetu Singh.

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He was the winner of nine Filmfare Awards.

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His films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954) were nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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His performance in Awaara, was ranked one of the "Top-Ten Performances of all time", by the Time Magazine.

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The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

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