Veteran Bollywood Actor Shashi Kapoor Dies At Age 79

Veteran Bollywood Actor Shashi Kapoor Dies At Age 79

Dec. 4, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

Veteran Hindi film actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 79.

The actor-producer took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

The actor-producer took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

Randhir Kapoor said the funeral would be held tomorrow morning.

Born on March 18, 1938, to the illustrious and formidable theatre and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi hit the spotlight at the age of four, acting in plays directed and produced by his father.

He made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film "Dharmputra" and went on to appear in more than 116 films during the '70s and until the mid-'80s. The veteran actor is well-known for his roles in films like 'Deewaar' (1975), 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram' (1978), 'Junoon' (1978), 'Shaan' (1980), and 'Namak Halaal' (1982).

The legendary actor was married to late English actress Jennifer Kendal, with whom he established Prithvi Theatre in 1978.

He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan.

 

 

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