Raj Kapoor, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Raj Kapoor

Indian film actor, producer and director

Date of Birth: 14-Dec-1924

Place of Birth: Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Date of Death: 02-Jun-1988

Profession: screenwriter, film director, film producer, film editor, film actor

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Raj Kapoor

  • Raj Kapoor (14 December 1924 – 2 June 1988) was an Indian film actor, producer and director of Indian cinema.
  • Born at Kapoor Haveli in Peshawar to actor Prithviraj Kapoor– he was a member of the Kapoor family which has produced several Bollywood superstars.
  • Kapoor is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors and filmmakers in the history of Hindi cinema.
  • He received multiple accolades, including 3 National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India.
  • The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Raj Kapoor.
  • He was a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954).
  • His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine.
  • His films attracted worldwide audiences, particularly in Asia and Europe.
  • He was called "the Clark Gable of the Indian film industry".The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 for his contributions to the arts.
  • India's highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was bestowed on him in 1987 by the Government of India.

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