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Shashi Kapoor Dies At 79: Facts To Know About the First Indian Actor Who Went International


Known for his charismatic personality, super powerful acting and down to earth nature, yesterday’s superstar, Shashi Kapoor dies at the age of 79. Shashi Kapoor has been one among the iconic stars in the Bollywood who has always been remembered for his powerful role in Indian cinema. The actor died on Monday in Mumbai due to a kidney problem. Shashi Kapoor took his last breath in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital surrounded by his family members.

Here are some facts about the legendary actor, Shashi Kapoor.

Also Read: 2nd Death Anniversary: Facts About APJ Abdul Kalam That Will Hill Your Heart With Respectfacts about shashi kapoor1. Shashi Kapoor ‘s real name was Balbir Raj Kapoor but he later changed it to Shashi.

2. Kunal Kapoor once revealed that when his father got the news that he’d be awarded the President’s Golden Medal and Dadasaheb Phalke Award, he just “smiled and laughed a little,” and that’s about it. He never liked to overly show his emotions! 

Also Read: Everything You Should Know About Salil Parekh, Newly Appointed CEO And MD Of Infosysfacts about shashi kapoor3. Being rich and famous, Shashi Kapoor never invested money in any other business other than cinema and theatre business. The legendary actor believed investment only in the Indian cinema.

4. Shashi Kapoor who immensely contributed to the Indian cinemas was presented with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley.

Also Read: News Chanel Declares Shashi Tharoor Dead, He Gets Condolence Instead Of Shashi Kapoorfacts about shashi kapoor5. Shabana Azmi is the biggest fan of Shashi Kapoor and revealed that she used to save money in order to purchase posters and cards of him.

6. His first film was Yash Chopra’s Dharamputra (1961) but worked in more than 12 English movies. 

7. At the age of 18, Shashi Kapoor became an actor and assistant stage manager.

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