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Whether it was his movies, his moves or his mannerisms, Shammi Kapoor’s lasting effect on Bollywood is one that has been cemented on the walls of time. Generation after generation have seen, enjoyed and been mesmerised by an actor that taught them dance like no one is watching. Sadly, the actor passed away this morning at the age of 79.
Born Shamsher Raj Kapoor, the actor grew to the status heartthrob of the 1960’s with a string of hits including Junglee in which he is said to be romance personified. Films like Teesri Manzil, Dil Tera Diwana, Professor and An Evening In Paris are fresh in the minds of so many for the his outstanding acting and most of all, his charismatic dancing too. He proved his mark with his films like Hero, Vidhaata and Zameer as well, and even scored Filmfare Best Actor award in the 1968 film Brahmachari.
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A prominent lead actor in Hindi cinema during late 1950s and 1960s, Shammi Kapoor passed away today at 5.15 am. He was suffering from Renal Chronic failure and was admitted at Breach candy hospital, where he breathed his last. Born on October 21, 1931 in a Punjabi Khatri family, he is an Indian film actor and director.Veteran actor Shammi was the second of the three sons born to Prithviraj (the other two being Raj Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor). Though born in Mumbai, he spent a major portion of his childhood in Kolkata, where his father was involved with New Theatres Studios, acting in films. It was in Kolkata that he did his Montessory and Kindergarten. After coming back to Mumbai, he first went to St. Joseph's Convent (Wadala) and then, to Don Bosco School. Shammi Kapoor finished his schooling from New Era School, at Hughes Road.Extremely versatile actor, he debuted in »
2 items from 2011
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