Late legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor’s son and actor Rajiv Kapoor passed away on Tuesday. He was 58 when he breathed his last. Check out his unseen photos with brothers Randhir and Rishi Kapoor.
Bollywood actor and filmmaker Rajiv Kapoor has breathed his last. He passed away after suffering a heart attack in Mumbai at the age of 58.
Rajiv Kapoor was not keeping well and was not actively involved in Kapoor’s get-togethers for few months. He was missing from the Christmas and Raksha Bandhan lunches at Kapoor get together.
Rajiv was the youngest of late legend Raj Kapoor’s three sons, and the younger brother of Randhir Kapoor and late Rishi Kapoor. Born on 25 August 1962, the actor made his Bollywood debut in 1983 with the film ‘Ek Jaan Hain Hum.’
Known by his nickname Chimpu in Bollywood, Rajiv shot to fame with his starring role in Raj Kapoor’s 1985 blockbuster “Ram Teri Ganga Maili” co-starring Mandakini. His other notable works include “Lava”, “Zalzala” and “Zabardast”.
In 1997, he tried his hand at direction with the Rishi Kapoor-Madhuri Dixit starrer “Prem Granth”, produced under the RK Films banner. Dealing with the subject of rape and its social stigma, the film was a commercial flop.
In one of his interviews, Rajiv Kapoor had said that Ram Teri Ganga Maili was the best film he did. Talking about comparisons with his brothers, he had said, “The sad part was that everybody wanted to project me like Shammi Kapoor, because I looked like him. To summarise in simple language – hit is fit.”
Rajiv Kapoor was set to make a return to the big screen after 28 years with Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Toolsidas Junior’. The film was announced in December 2020 with actor Sanjay Dutt in the lead role.