India's heartthrob Rishi Kapoor dies leaving a void in Indian cinema

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India's heartthrob Rishi Kapoor dies leaving a void in Indian cinema

May 01, 2020 00:18 IST

Legendary actor, Rishi Kapoor has passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer . Born in 1952, in the first family of Hindi cinema, Rishi Kapoor was Raj Kapoor's son & legendary actor Prithviraj Kapoor's grandson. Rishi Kapoor made his first appearance in movies at the tender age of 3 in Shree 420. He won a National award for his debut role as a child artist in his father Raj Kapoor's 1970 film Mera Naam Joker & became an overnight sensation with his first film as a leading man in the 1973 film 'Bobby' opposite Dimple Kapadia. Rishi appeared opposite Neetu Singh in 12 films. The teenage romance which bloomed around 1975 ended in the couple getting married in January 1980. For close to fifty years Rishi Kapoor has regaled audiences with his stellar performances from Mera Naam Joker, 1970 to the naughty ninety-year-old in Kapoor & Sons. Some of Rishi Kapoor's memorable films include Rafoo Chakkar, Karz, Khel Khel Mein, Sargam, Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb, Sagar, Prem Rog, Chandni, Bol Radha Bol and Damini. He was last seen in The Body alongside Emraan Hashmi and had recently announced his next project, a remake of Hollywood film The Intern. In a career spanning over five decades, Kapoor did over 90 films and won several awards amongst a National Award.

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