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Randhir Kapoor
(Daboo)
Bombay, Maharashtra

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Randhir Kapoor Biography

Randhir Kapoor is one of the most influential men in Bollywood apart being the head of RK Studios in Chembur, Bombay - a studio that was started by his legendary father - the showman Raj Kapoor.Randhir was born in Bombay on February 15, 1947, to be the first son to Raj and mom, Krishna. His nickname is Daboo.He first made his rather dramatic entry into Bollywood as a leading man in 'Kal Aaj Aur Kal' - a movie that was released in 1971 and starred three generations of the Kapoor family, namely his grand-dad, Prithviraj, a legend unto himself, his dad, Raj, as well as his college sweetheart and to-be wife, Babita, an actress in her own right, the daughter of actor, Hari Shivdasani, and cousin of popular actress Sadhana Shivdasani.This movie went on to be hit, followed closely by two more subsequent hits 'Raampur Ka Lakshman' and 'Jawani Diwani'. His other well-known movies include 'Mama Bhanja', 'Chacha Bhatija', 'Khalifa', 'Haath Ki Safai', 'Biwi O Biwi'. His career spanned from 1971 through to 1986 with 'Khazana'. He made a come-back in 'Mother' in 1999, and then again in 2003 with 'Armaan'.As he achieved moderate success as an actor, he turned to producing and directing movies, which included 'Henna' in 1991 which starred his younger brother, Rishi, and Pakistani actress, Zeba Bakhtiar. This resulted in a trip to Pakistan, where he was treated royally by the then Pakistani President Nawaz Sharif, who turned out to be a fan of his dad. He also directed 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili', which introduced Mandakini to Bollywood.Randhir belongs to a well-known Bollywood family, with most of it's members being famous stars of the silver screen, including his paternal uncles, Shammi, Shashi, Shashi's wife, Jennifer Kendall; his brother, Rishi and his wife Neetu Singh; and another brother, Rajiv. He has two sisters, Ritu and Reema. Ritu is married to the Nanda family and is the mother-in-law of Shweta, the daughter Bollywood mega-star Amitabh Bachchan; his cousins, Shashi's sons, have also achieved considerable recognition and success in Bollywood.Randhir married Babita in 1972 and their first daughter, Karisma, was born on 25th June 1974. Their second and last child, Kareena, was born on 21st September 1977. As Babita wanted her daughters to follow in her footsteps, leading to considerable strife in their relationship, and ultimately leading to a separation, with both his daughters moving out with their mother. Both Karisma and Kareena went on to achieve considerable fame and success in Bollywood. Randhir had arranged Karisma's marriage with Amitabh's son, Abhishek, followed by an engagement, which was unfortunately broken. Karisma went on to get married to Delhi-based Sanjay Kapur in 2003. While not being overly active in neither film-making nor acting, Randhir is still the head of RK Studios, a part of which has been converted into a museum with mementos of his family's movies.


Randhir Kapoor Trivia

Father of Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor.

His grandfather (Prithviraj Kapoor), his father (Raj Kapoor) and his two paternal uncles (Shammi & Shashi), his wife (Babita), and his two brothers (Rishi & Rajiv) have all been film stars over the last fifty years and his daughters (Karisma & Kareena) have been acting in Bollywood flicks keeping it all within the family.

Became a grandfather in March, 2005 when his daughter, Karisma Kapoor, gave birth to a baby girl, Samiera.




 
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