This Is What Shashi Kapoor’s Lesser Known Sons And Daughter Are Doing These Days:The Indian Bollywood industry lost another gem of the 1960s. His never ending charisma, style and acting prowess carved a niche always!
Large female followers for his dimpled smile, the industry lost the last Kapoor from the historic second generation of Kapoors. The veteran actor breathed his last at the age of 79 in the Kokilaben Hospital Mumbai.
While performing Shakespearean, his love blossomed into marriage and they tied the knot in 1958. However, Jennifer passed away in 1984 and Shashi never married again. His son once said that his father never recovered from her death actually.
They are survived by their three children, Kunal, Karan and Sanjana Kapoor. Although, they don’t have a successful film careers but they have established themselves in different fields. He acted in 148 hindi films of them in 61 films, he was the solo hero.
Let’s go a little deep into the later Kapoor’s lives.
Siddhartha in 1972 was his debut movie. He also appeared in Junnon along with his father but after acting in a few films like Vijeta and Utsav he left acting to start with advertising. Lately in 2015, he was back on the screens after a gap of 30 years in Singh is Bling.
20 years after he appeared in the ad, he is still known as the Bombay Dyeing Man. He tried his luck in films like 36 Chowringhee Lane(1981), Sultanat(1986) and Afsar(1988).
However, he could not make a mark like his father, in a recent interview he said, “ I was too foreign looking for Bollywood but I would love to make a comeback”. Karan is a award winning photographer, based in London.
Debuted in 36 Chowraninghee Lane, produced by her father, she played the younger version of her mother in the film. After acting in Salaam Bombay, she turned her attention to theatre. She ran the legendry Prithvi Theatre from 1933 to February 2012.
In 2011, she left the Prithvi Theatre and launched Junoon Theatre in 2012. She married director Aditya Bhattacharya, although the marriage did not last long. She then married tiger conservationist Valmik Thapar, they live in Delhi now.
Rest In Peace, Shashi Kapoor Sir.