Kamal Kapoor

Kamal Kapoor (22 February 1920 – 2 August 2010) was an Indian actor and producer who acted in around 600 Hindi, Punjabi and Gujarati films.[1][2]

Kamal Kapoor
Kamal Kapoor in his debut film.jpg
Kapoor in the film Dak Bunglow
Born(1920-02-22)22 February 1920
Died2 August 2010(2010-08-02) (aged 90)
OccupationActor
Years active1946-97
Spouse(s)
Suman Devi
(m. 1945)
Children5, including Kapil Kapoor
RelativesRavindra Kapoor (brother)
Prithviraj Kapoor (first-cousin)
Ramesh Behl (son-in-law)
Goldie Behl (grandson)
FamilyKapoor family
Behl family

Early and personal lifeEdit

Kamal Kapoor was born in 1920 in Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India. Kapoor completed his studies in Lahore's DAV college. He was cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor and maternal grandfather of Goldie Behl.[3]

Kapoor was a first cousin of actor Prithviraj Kapoor (their mothers were sisters). He had five children - three sons and two daughters. His younger daughter is the wife of film-maker Ramesh Behl and mother of Goldie Behl. His son Kapil Kapoor is a scholar and writer on Indian intellectual traditions.

CareerEdit

He started his career working as a hero through the 1940s-50s. His first film was Door Chalen, which was released in 1946 . He played the lead in the movie Door Chalen. He started playing a villain in the 1960s-70s. Some of his popular roles are those of the father of Raj Kapoor in Aag and Narang in Don.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Role
1947 Dak Bunglow
Hatimtai
1948 Aag Advocate Khanna
1961 Reshmi Rumal Deepak
1962 Ek Musafir Ek Hasina Ranjeet
1965 Shaheed Public Prosecutor
Johar-Mehmood in Goa

Police Supdt Alburqueue

Jab Jab Phool Khile Rai Bahadur Chunnilal Khanna
1967 Taqdeer Vijay
Raaz Sunil's Friend
Diwana Ramdas / Sir Mayadas
1968 Raja Aur Runk Commander Vikram
1970 Mastana (1970 film)
Sachaa Jhutha Commissioner of Police
1971 Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong Boss
Mehboob Ki Mehndi Lawyer, Public Prosceutor
1972 Pakeezah Nawab Zafar Ali Khan
Seeta Aur Geeta Ravi's Father
Gora Aur Kala Dilawar Singh
1973 Mera Desh Mera Dharam
Hanste Zakhm Daulat Singh
Black Mail Dr. J. K. Shetty
1974 Chor Machaye Shor Jagdish (Rekha's father)
Insaaniyat Judge
Dil Diwana Kapoor
1975 Deewaar Factory Owner
Khel Khel Mein

Ajay Father

Do Jasoos

Motilal

1977 Jay Vejay Mahamantri Maan Singh
Aafat Police Commissner
Amar Akbar Anthony Senior Inspector Khanna Adoptive father of Amar
Hum Kisise Kum Naheen Kishorilal
1978 Don Narang
Ghata Kuldeep Pandey
1982 Taaqat (1982 film) Police Inspector Mahendra Pratap
Dulha Bikta Hai Seth Champaklal
1983 Humse Hai Zamana Thakur
1984 Hum Hain Lajawab Thakur Karan Kumar Singh
Karishmaa Singh Directorate Supritendent of Police
1985 Meri Jung Dhaaga sahab
Mard General Dyer
1987 Hiraasat Tom
Deewana Tere Naam Ka Thakur
1989 Do Qaidi Police Commissioner
Daata Panna seth
Toofan ACP Sharma
1991 Indrajeet Principal
1997 Aakhri Sanghursh Patel's Partner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Bollywood–Film Actors (2010 ed.). Diamond. 10 October 2010. p. 260. ISBN 978-8128828997.
  2. ^ "Kamal Kapoor". imusti.com. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. ^ "the kapoor family tree". Beth Loves Bollywood. June 2011.

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