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Date of Birth 3 November 1906Peshawar, British India [now Pakistan]
Date of Death 29 May 1972Bombay, Maharashtra, India  (cancer)
Birth NamePrithvinat Kapoor

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Prithviraj Kapoor was born on November 3, 1906 in Peshawar, British India as Prithvinat Kapoor. He was an actor and director, known for Mughal-E-Azam (1960), Awaara (1951) and Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971). He was married to Rama Kapoor. He died on May 29, 1972 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

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Rama Kapoor (1923 - 29 May 1972) (his death) (6 children)

Trivia (37)

Son of Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor. Father of Raj Kapoor, Devi (died during childhood), Nandi (died during childhood), Shammi Kapoor, daughter Urmila Sial, and Shashi Kapoor. Grandfather of Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor. Great-grandfather of Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. Cousin of Surinder Kapoor.
Considered the most handsome Indian actor of Pre-Independence India and the founder of India's first film family, the Kapoors.
Born in Peshawar in a middle-class landlord family. His father was a police officer. He enrolled at Edward College, Peshawar after finishing his schooling at Lyallpur and Lahore. He was married at 18 and did a year of law after graduation but interrupted his law studies to pursue his dreams of acting.
Was posthumously awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
In 1944, he invested in and set up Prithvi Theatre. He was the first to use the concept of modern, professional urban theater in Hindustani. In over 16 years of its existence under Prithviraj Kapoor, the theater did some 2,662 shows, with Prithviraj starring as the lead actor in every single show.
Acted in India's first ever talkie Alam Ara (1931), although not in the lead role, which was given instead to Master Vithal.
Father-in-law of Geeta Bali.
Both he and his wife, Ramsarni "Rama" Mehra Kapoor, had cancer. She passed away 16 days after Prithviraj.
In 1931, within the span of one week, two of Prithviraj's young sons passed away. Devi died of double pneumonia. Nandi passed away when he digested rat poison pills found in the garden.
Greatgrandson Vishwapratapraj Kapoor is son of grandson Aditya Raj Kapoor and Priti Kapoor .
Granddaughter Rima Kapoor Jain is the second daughter of Raj Kapoor. She is married to Manoj Jain .
Great grandson Armaan Jain is the eldest son of granddaughter Rima and Manoj Jain.
Granddaughter Anuradha Kheta is the daughter of daughter Urmila Sial. Anuradha is married to Prakash Kheta.
Great grandson Hameer Thappar is son of granddaughter Sanjana Kapoor and Valmik Thapar.
Daughter Urmila Sial was born December 30, 1933.
Great granddaughter Anisha Kapur is the daughter of granddaughter Namita Kapur.
Grandaughter Anuradha Kheta is the daughter of Urmila Sial.
Daughter Urmila Sial is married to Charanjit Sial from Nagpur.
Great grandson Nikhil Nanda is son of granddaughter Ritu Nanda and Rajan Nanda; Nikhil is married to Shweta Bachchan.(Daughter of Amitabh Bachchan.).
Great grandson Varun Kapur is the son of granddaughter Namita Kapur.
Great Granddaughter Rajrajeshwari Desai is second daughter of granddaughter Kanchan and Ketan Desai.
Granddaughter Ritu Nanda is eldest daughter of Raj Kapoor. She is married to Rajan Nanda.
Great granddaughter Sukriti Grover is elder daughter of granddaughter Priti Grover and Sandeep Grover .
Granddaughter Kanchan Desai is the daughter of Shammi Kapoor. She married to Ketan Desai, son of Manmohan Desai.
Great granddaughter Ammeya Sial is daughter of grandson Jatin Sial .
Great grandson Zahan Prithviraj Kapoor is son of grandson Kunal Kapoor (Kapoor family) and Sheena Sippy.
Great granddaughter Nushka Kheta is daughter of granddaughter Anuradha Kheta .
Great granddaughter Priyanka Kheta is the daughter of granddaughter Anuradha Kheta.
Great granddaughter Myra Sial - daughter of grandson Jatin Sial .
Great granddaughter Pooja Desai is eldest daughter of granddaughter Kanchan and Ketan Desai .
Great granddaughter Tulsi Kapoor is daughter of grandson Aditya Raj Kapoor and Priti Kapoor .
Great grandson Aadar Jain is second son of granddaughter Rima and Manoj Jain.
Great granddaughter Nainika Grover - younger daughter of granddaughter Priti Grover and Sandeep Grover.
Granddaughter Namita Kapur is the daughter of Urmila Sial. She is married to Vicky Kapur,.
Great granddaughter Vibha Kapur is the daughter of granddaughter Namita Kapur .
Granddaughter Priti Grover is daughter of Urmila Sial. She is married to Sandeep Grover.
His younger sister son is actor Subbiraj.

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