Kamal Kapoor

Kamal Kapoor (Hindi: कमल कपूर; 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
कमल कपूर
ਕਮਲ ਕਪੂਰ
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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 (Director)
RelativesNandkishore Kapoor (brother) Ravindra Kapoor (brother)

Early lifeEdit

He was born in 1920 in Peshawar,[3] North-West Frontier Province, British India.[4] He completed his studies in Lahore's DAV college. He was cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor and maternal grandfather of Goldie Behl.[5]

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[6] in Don.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Role
1947 Dak Bangla
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 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 Insaaniyat Judge
Dil Diwana Kapoor
1975 Deewaar Factory Owner
Khel Khel Mein

Ajay Father

Do Jasoos

Motilal

1977 Amar Akbar Anthony Senior Inspector Khanna Adoptive father of Amar
Hum Kisise Kum Naheen Kishorilal
1978 Don Narang
Ghata Kuldeep Pandey
1982 Dulha Bikta Hai Seth Champaklal
1985 Meri Jung Dhaaga sahab
Mard General Dyer
1987 Deewana Tere Naam Ka Thakur
1989 Daata Panna seth
Toofan ACP Sharma
1991 Indrajeet Principal
1997 Akhri 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. ^ https://beetehuedin.blogspot.in/2013/03/a-crystalline-eyed-bad-man-kamal-kapoor.html?showComment=1519277931330#c2244927760393364708
  4. ^ "Veteran Actor Kamal Kapoor - His Life and Work..." Blogger.
  5. ^ "the kapoor family tree". Beth Loves Bollywood. June 2011.
  6. ^ "Kamal Kapoor". imprints on indian filmscreen. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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