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Overview (3)

Born in New Delhi, India
Birth NameSunil Kapoor
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Shakti Kapoor is one of the most comic actors to grace the Bollywood screen. Since the start of his career he has done more than 300 films. He had been often nominated for the Filmfare Award in the most comic performance category. His on-screen pairing with another comic actor Kader Khan as the latter's son has often led to laughable comedies. When the Mumbai film industry competed with its American counterpart in serving the audience the 'show must go on' formula of 'sex and violence' this actor became one of the most recognized faces of the hodge-podge filmdom. His very notable performances include Nandu of the David Dhawan masterpiece Raja Babu.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Akanshima

Spouse (1)

Shivangi Kapoor (1982 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (28)

Contested and worked in the 2004 Indian Parliament election from the Indian National Congress Party.
Formed an on screen hit pairing with Kader Khan.
Acted in a major controversial scene in Mere Agosh Mein. Shakti Kapoor was seen having oral sex with a topless actress. The Indian censor board refused to pass the film for months.
Father of Bollywood actor Siddhant Kapoor and actress Shraddha Kapoor.
Brother-in-law of Bollywood actresses Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure.
Uncle to actor Sikandar Kharbanda. He is Shakti's sister Renu's son. Sikander's birth name is Sahil. He took the name "Sikander" as a tribute to his maternal grandfather "Sikander Lal Kapoor".
Starred in the shelved film A.K. Enterprises shelved film AWARA DIL (1998) Starring Kuber,Laila Raza,Asha Mehra, Sudhir Dalvi,Arun Mathur, Shakti Kapoor, Produced by Afzal A. Khan, Directed by B. Prasad.
Starred in the shelved film Trinetra Combine's MAUT KA SHIKANJA (1990) Starring Sanjeeva,Paramveer,Sahila Chaddha, Puneet Issar, Shakti Kapoor. Music by Kamalkant, Produced by K.S. Mohan Rao, Directed by D. Thakker.
Starred in the shelved film NADAANI previously titled NADAAN JAWANI (1998) Starring Dimppy, Faiz Khan,Anupam Kher,Sreepradha ,Shakti Kapoor, Tinnu Anand,Tiku Talsania,Pankaj Berry,Goga Kapoor,Ishrat Ali,Ajit Vachhani, Avtar Gill, Pramod Moutho,Dimple Wadhwa, Music by Kanak Raj, Produced by Moosa Khan, Directed by B. Raj.
Starred in the shelved film Talk of the Town Films NAKHOON (1998) Starring Abhishek, Satyendra Kumar,Jyoti Rana,Raj Khurana,Jyoti Rana, Chandni Gupta, Deepak Shirke, Shakti Kapoor, Anirudh Agarwal,Murli Sharma,Music by Raaj Kalsi, Produced by Surendra Mohan Ahuja, Directed by Dinesh K. Thakker.
Starred in the shelved movie Rohit Films JUGNI (1993) Starring Neeraj, Upasana Singh, Neelima Azim, Shakti Kapoor,Raza Murad,Puneet Issar, Ajit Vachhani, Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Produced by Harkrishan Bakshi, Directed by Raaj Kumar.
In 1991, Pahlaj Nihalani launched a film titled "Bhagya Vidhata" Starring Shakti Kapoor as the main hero opposite Neelam, Prasenjit and Sonam. The film was shelved after Pahlaj Nihalani's film Aandhiyaan flopped miserably at the box office . Pahlaj did not want to take a risk with casting after doing a film with Mumtaz. Bhagya Vidhaata was restarted with Chunky Pandey and Raveena Tandon in 1994. It was titled Son of India. Once again it was shelved .
Was engaged to actress Rama Vij in the early 1980's.
Shakti Kapoor modelled for Suryvanshi and Gwalior suitings, Panama cigarettes and made enough money. He did all kinds of work to earn money.
Director Arjun Hingorani came to the institute to choose new boys for his film, Khel Khilari Ka. He selected three boys -- Phunsok Ladhakhi, Dhruv and Shakti Kapoor -- and they came to Mumbai.
Shakti was staying as a paying guest in Mumbai. Later, Vinod Khanna gave him his house to stay in for five years without paying any rent. Shakti knew his brother Pramod Khanna's brother-in-law Anil Verma.
Shakti did a few films as a hero -- Madine Ki Galiyan (1981), Zakhmee Insaan and Begunaah Qaidi (1982) -- but they did not work.
He grew up in Karol Bagh, Delhi. His father sold cloth; they also had a tailoring shop. His mother was a housewife. After college, his father wanted him to join the family business, but Shakti didn't want that. He wanted to do something on my own, like open a travel agency.He trained for six months to start a travel agency.His father was supposed to give me a portion of his cloth shop for his travel agency, but he refused. Shakti was very hurt, so he joined FTT (the Film and Television Institute of India) in Pune and did a two-year diploma course in acting. Shakti had no interest in acting, but his college friends were from the Delhi theatre circle. They filled in their forms and Shakti's too. When Shakti got a call from FTII, he was shocked -- all his friends were rejected and he was selected! Signed my first film in 1975, when I was still at the institute.
He grew up in Karol Bagh, Delhi. His father sold cloth; they also had a tailoring shop. His mother was a housewife. After college, his father wanted him to join the family business, but Shakti didn't want that. He wanted to do something on my own, like open a travel agency.He trained for six months to start a travel agency. Shakti changed his mind so he joined FTT (the Film and Television Institute of India) in Pune and did a two-year diploma course in acting. Shakti had no interest in acting, but his college friends were from the Delhi theatre circle. They filled in their forms and Shakti's too. When Shakti got a call from FTII, he was shocked -- all his friends were rejected and he was selected! Signed my first film in 1975, when I was still at the institute.
Starred in the shelved film Trinetra Combine MAUT KA SHIKANJA (1990) Starring Sanjeeva,Paramveer, Sahila Chaddha,Puneet Issar, Shakti Kapoor. Music by Kamalkant,Produced by K.S. Mohan Rao, Directed by D. Thakker.
He grew up in Karol Bagh, Delhi. His father sold cloth; they also had a tailoring shop. His mother was a housewife. After college, his father wanted him to join the family business, but Shakti didn't want that. He wanted to do something on my own, l open a travel agency.He trained for six months to start a travel agency.His father was supposed to give me a portion of his cloth shop for his travel agency, but he refused. Shakti was very hurt, so he joined FTT (the Film and Television Institute of India) in Pune and did a two-year diploma course in acting. Shakti had no interest in acting, but his college friends were from the Delhi theatre circle. They filled in their forms and Shakti's too. When Shakti got a call from FTII, he was shocked -- all his friends were rejected and he was selected! Signed my first film in 1975, when I was still at the institute.
Pursued actress Daljeet Kaur during his FTII days. Satish Shah also was trying to woo her. This lead to a bloody fight between the two.
He is the second eldest in his family. His siblings are a sister named Renu and two brothers named Parvin and Rummy.
Was not on talking terms with his in laws for the first 5 years after he got married. They would go on to accuse Shakti of arranging Padmini's secret wedding to Tutu Sharma.
In 1990, Shakti Kapoor was signed for Magnum Films Hum Sab Chor Hain as the main lead hero. The film was to be produced by Hanif and Samir. The film got shelved.
In 1990, producer N.N.Sippy signed Shakti Kapoor as a main lead actor for the film "Andha Dekhe Behra Sune". The film got shelved.
His longevity and legend status can be attributed to his willingness to adapt to change and become a comedian. He was a out-and-out villain and nothing else. Then he must have realized that it will not serve him long. Newcomers are entering the industry by the dozens. He took the opportunity the south producers offered. The rest, as they say, is history.
His longevity and legend status can be attributed to his willingness to adapt to change. He was a out-and-out villain and nothing else. Then he must have realized that it will not serve him long. Newcomers are entering the industry by the dozens. He became a comedian. He took the opportunity the south producers offered. The rest, as they say, is history.

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