Prithviraj Kapoor, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Prithviraj Kapoor

Indian actor

Date of Birth: 03-Nov-1906

Place of Birth: Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Date of Death: 29-May-1972

Profession: politician, stage actor, film director, film producer, film actor

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Prithviraj Kapoor

  • Prithviraj Kapoor (3 November 1906 – 29 May 1972) born Prithvinath Kapoor, was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry, who started his career as an actor in the silent era of Hindi cinema, associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and who founded the Prithvi Theatres, a travelling theatre company based in Mumbai, in 1944. He was the patriarch of the Kapoor family of Hindi films, four generations of which, beginning with him, have played active roles in the Hindi film industry, with two generations still active in Bollywood.
  • However, his father, Basheshwar Nath Kapoor, also played a short role in his movie Awaara.
  • The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1969 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1971 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

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