Just when the nation did not get to terms with the loss of Irrfan Khan, Bollywood lost another of its most iconic personalities of all time – Rishi Kapoor. The Veteran actor who is known for an expansive and illustrious career breathed his last at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday morning. He was 67 years old and was battling Leukaemia for the last 2 years.
Rishi Kapoor was born in the first-ever Hindi Cinema family – son of the Indian Showman Raj Kapoor and the grandson of the renowned Prithviraj Kapoor. Rishi started his career early, knowing that the Hindi Film Industry was his calling all along. He starred in his father’s film, “Mera Naam Joker”. For his role, he also won a Filmfare Award. His first stint as a grown-up actor came in Bobby in 1973 opposite Dimple Kapadia.
Between 1973 and 2000, Rishi Kapoor starred in 92 movies as the Romantic lead. He was also awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Being a part of iconic movies like Amar Akbar Anthony, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar, Karz, Bol Radha Bol, and many others, Rishi Kapoor charmed his way into the hearts of the audiences. In the later years of his career, Rishi Kapoor maintained his zest of acting and his passion for cinema and was therefore seen in movies like D-Day, Kapoor and Sons, Mulk and even 102 Not Out.
Throughout his career, Rishi Kapoor carved for himself a special niche into the acting world, which now stands as a gaping vacuum that cannot be filled. He battled Leukaemia fiercely for a span of two years before finally breathing his last.