Nitish Kumar condoles the death of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor

Nitish Kumar condoles the death of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor

The actor was suffering from age-related illnesses and breathed his last at the age of 79.

Shashi Kapoor is best remembered now for his acting in Deewar, Namak Halal, Trishul, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Shaan to name a few.

Born into the illustrious Kapoor show business family, Shashi was the third and youngest son of Hindi film and theatre pioneer Prithviraj Kapoor and the younger brother of actor-directors Raj and Shammi Kapoor.

Kapoor was the recipient of three National film awards and was bestowed with the Padma Bhushan by the the Government of India for his contributions to Art-Cinema in 2011.

He was part of many multi-starrers, often playing a "parallel" role to the bigger star Amitabh Bachchan but stood out for his quiet grace and dignity in films like Deewaar.

He was the recipient of India's highest award in the film world, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.


The legendary actor was married to the late English actress Jennifer Kendal, with whom he established the Prithvi Theatre in 1978.

Kapoor has been part of several global projects and his contribution to theatre besides Hindi cinema would always be remembered. He also starred in other British and American films such as Pretty Polly ("A Matter Of Innocence" (1967)) opposite Hayley Mills, Siddhartha (1972), Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), and Muhafiz (1994).

If you're a keen fan of Bollywood, you're going to be missing actor Shashi.


Shashi started his film journey as a child artist and, in his lifetime, appeared in over 150 films.

Shashi is survived by his daughter Sanjana Kapoor and his two sons Kunal and Karan. He went on to immortalise characters like Prem Sagar in The Householder and Sanju in Shakespeare-Wallah, respectively. His death has left generations of Bollywood fans shocked and grieving.

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