On April 30, 2020, Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Raj Kapoor passed away at the age of 67 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, after a 2 year battle with leukaemia (blood cancer). He was born on September 4, 1952, in Mumbai, Maharashtra.Key Points:
i.About Rishi Kapoor: Rishi was the third generation actor, the second son of actor Raj Kapoor and a grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor.
ii.He recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film The Intern, also featuring Deepika Padukone. Rishi had starred in more than 100 films.
iii.Autobiography: His autobiography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored… was published by HarperCollins and launched at “The Hindu Lit for Life 2017”.
iv.Awards & honours: Rishi received the National Film Award for Best Child artist for his debut role in his father Raj Kapoor’s 1970 film Mera Naam Joker. He had his first lead role as an adult in the film Bobby (1973) and won the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1974.
v.His performance in Do Dooni Chaar (2010), he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, and for his role in Kapoor & Sons (2016), he won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was honoured with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
vi.Notable films of Rishi Kapoor: Some of the notable films of Rishi are Khel Khel Mein (1975), Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Karz (1980), and Chandni (1989). Since the 2000s, he played character roles to critical acclaim in Love Aaj Kal (2009), Agneepath (2012), and Mulk (2018). His final film appearance was in The Body (2019).
Chief Minister– Uddhav Bal Thackeray.
Governor– Bhagat Singh Koshyari.