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Shammi Kapoor Biography
Shammi Kapoor, the first singing-dancing star of Hindi films, was the second son of well-known theater actor and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor. Shammi Kapoor was born on 21 October 1931 in Mumbai. He made his acting debut in the year 1953 with the film “Jeevan Jyoti”. In the year 1957, where he worked with actress Amita in Nasir Hussain’s film “Tumsa Nahi Dekha”, he appeared in the 1959 film “Dil De Ke Dekho” opposite Asha Parekh.
In the year 1961, the film “Junglee” brought him to the heights of fame. After this he managed to make his image as a dance artist in all kinds of films. The song “Yahoo” from the film was liked by the audience. He worked with Asha Parekh in four films, in which the most successful film was “Teesri Aankh” made in the year 1966. By the mid 1960s, Shammi Kapoor appeared in successful films like “Professor”, “Char Dil Char Rahe”, “Raat Ke Rahi”, “China Town”, “Dil Tera Deewana”, “Kashmir Ki Kali” and “Bluffmaster”. given
He received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for the film Brahmachari. Shammi Kapoor, who is known as the “Elvis Presley of India”, made his acting debut till the silver screen, when Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar dominated along with his elder brother Raj Kapoor. Despite having a family background, his early films flopped at the box office. He introduced himself in a new look in the fifties with “Tumsa Nahi Dekha” by getting a “duck-tail” style haircut. After that he got success.
With the success of the film “Junglee” in 1961, the entire decade was in the name of his films. Along with the audience, the entire decade was the name of his films. His appeal among the audience was due to songs like “Suku Suku”, “O Haseena Zulfon Wali”, “Aajkal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche” and “Aa Aa Aaja Main Ho Pyaar Tera”, in which he danced in a very cool style. Although his acting ability was questioned in some films like “Kashmir Ki Kali”, “Prince”, “Beast” and “An Evening in Paris”, “Junglee” “Badtameez” “Bluffmaster” “Pagla Kahi Ka” “Third Manzil” and Brahmachari Shammi shut the mouths of his critics through the stupendous success.
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He had freed the heroes of that era from many bonds with the rebellious attitude and rockstar image in his films. This was his big give to Hindi cinema. He was of a very fond mood. He was fond of driving different types of vehicles, playing golf in the evening, knew well to move with the times. The more lively characters he used to play in films, the same vivacity was seen in his personal life. There were many difficult times in his life, especially when his wife Geeta Bali passed away in the 60s. His steps were a bit stifling then, but Rangrej Shammi of the film screen continued to mesmerize people with his acting in the same style.
Due to increasing obesity, Shammi Kapoor later had to withdraw from lead roles in films but he used to work in films as a character actor. He directed two films namely Manoranjan and Bandalbaaz but these films did not work. As a character actor, he received the Best Supporting Actor Award in 1982 for the film Vidhata. He was not only a popular actor but also a wonderful human being. He breathed his last on 14 August 2011 at the Breeze Candy Hospital in Mumbai.