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4 facts you probably didn’t know about Shashi Kapoor

  • Akshay Rane
  • December 5, 2017
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The legendary actor Shashi Kapoor bid adieu to the world yesterday losing a prolonged battle with liver cirrhosis. He had been undergoing dialysis treatment since many years. His death marks the end of an era of Hindi films which was characterized by the once powerful Kapoor Khandaan.

Here are 5 facts which you probably didn’t know about Shashi Kapoor:

  1. He never took work home!

Yes, this is true. Unlike other actors Shashi Kapoor always made time for his family and never discussed films at home. His son – Actor Kunal Kapoor was quoted as saying that his dad always made tie from work, in between shooting schedules, for his family. Shashi Kapoor was a doting dad & a family man and loved to go out for lunches and picnics with his entire family.


  1. A perfect Co-Actor

Shashi ji was the perfect co-star and was adored by all his colleagues. He was always respectful of his colleague irrespective of their rank or status in the industry. This is the reason why Shashi ji went out of his way to change moves so that his younger co-star Shabana Azmi felt comfortable while performing her first ever Bollywood dance number.

  1. Was also a Director

A little-known fact is – Shashi Kapoor was also a director and has directed the famous movie – Ajooba starring Amitabh Bachchan. He has also worked as an Assistant Director in several movies. Amitabh Bachchan had said that he cared immensely for his artistes and was never strict with them.

  1. Began his career at the age of 4

Shashi Kapoor began his acting career at the raw age of 4. His first role as a child actor was when he was four years old when he acted in the movie ‘Sanskar’ starring Pran. The two later shared screen-space in 9 films. Finally, Shashi ji made his big screen debut in the film Dharmaputra.



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