Trilok Kapoor (11 February 1912 – 23 September 1988) was an Indian actor and a member of the Kapoor family who worked in Bollywood films. He was the younger brother of actor Prithviraj Kapoor.
|Born||11 February 1912|
Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India (Present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
|Died||23 September 1988 (aged 76)|
|Nationality||British Indian (1912–1947)|
Early and personal lifeEdit
Trilok was born as the second son of Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor in a Punjabi Hindu family. Like his brother Prithviraj Kapoor he entered the budding Hindi film industry (Bollywood) in the 1930s and was one of the most commercially successful actors of the era. Born in Peshawar, he moved to Calcutta and then to Mumbai. His bungalow in Union Park, Chembur, is one of the last remaining bungalows in the area, now renamed Trilok Kapoor Marg.
Kapoor had 2 sons, Vicky Kapoor and Vijay Kapoor.
Vicky Kapoor was a lawyer & politician and Vijay Kapoor was a film director .
His first role was the lead in the blockbuster Char Darvesh (1933) opposite Kanan Devi. He played the role of Luv in the 1933 classic hit Seeta directed by Debaki Bose. The film also starred Prithviraj Kapoor as Rama, Gul Hamid as Laxman, and Durga Khote as Sita.
Trilok Kapoor became a prominent lead actor of the 1930s and 1940s and was one of the highest paid film star for several years.
He acted as hero opposite Noor Jehan in the superhit film Mirza Sahiban, her last film in India in 1947 before Noor Jehan moved to Pakistan. He was often paired as hero opposite leading actresses of the era such as Nalini Jaywant, Sushila Rani Patel, Meena Shorey, Sulochana and others.
He was paired with Nargis in the superhit movie Pyar ki Baatein.
Later he transitioned to mythological films. He played the role of Rama in Homi Wadia’s 1948 film Shri Ram Bhakta Hanuman and Shiva in Vijay Bhatt's 1954 epic Ramayan. He played many roles in mythological films, and appeared together with Nirupa Roy in eighteen movies, usually he playing Shiva and she Parvati. As a pair, their popularity erupted after the 1950 movie Har Har Mahadev which was the highest-grossing film of the year. He starred in the 1955 film Ekadashi as a hero opposite Mala Sinha. He was the lead in Nanabhai Bhatt’s blockbuster film Ram Janma (1951). He played the role of lord Vishnu in the superhit 1955 film Waman Avtar with Nirupa Roy and Shahu Modak which had the hit song Tere Dwar Khada Bhagwan penned by Kavi Pradeep. Devotional songs from his films are very popular till date like “Bholenath se Nirala (Har Har Mahadev), Tere Dwar Khada Bhagwan” (Waman Avtar), and “Pinjare ka panchi” (Naag Mani). He also produced a movie Shiv Parvati under his banner TK Films in 1962 in which he played the role of Shiva opposite Ragini who played Parvati and Jeevan who played the role of Narad Muni.
Later he switched to playing character roles through the 1970s until his death in 1988. His notable films were Kachche Dhaage, Chor Chor, Darwaza, Saboot, Purana Mandir, Ram Teri Ganga Maili among others. His last film was the 1988 telefilm Akaanksha directed by his son Vijay Kapoor.
|1989||Akanksha (TV Movie) (as Late Trilok Kapoor)|
|1988||Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi||Thakur Chicha Prasad 'Chichaji' - Ganga's dad (uncredited)|
|1986||Allah-Rakha||Judge #1 (Uncredited)|
|1985||Ram Teri Ganga Maili||Professor|
|1984||Meraa Dost Meraa Dushman||Bahadur Singh|
|1984||Purana Mandir||Raja Hariman Singh|
|1982||Badle Ki Aag||General Shamsher Singh (Uncredited)|
|1982||Ustadi Ustad Se||Police Inspector|
|1978||Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki|
|1977||Farishta Ya Qatil|
|1976||Nehle Pe Dehla||Suprident of Police|
|1976||Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun|
|1975||Jaan Hazir Hai|
|1975||Prem Kahani||Brijesh K. Narain|
|1975||Jai Santoshi Maa|
|1975||Mahapavan Teerth Yatra|
|1975||Mere Sartaj||Thakur Kaka|
|1974||Ishq Ishq Ishq||Col. S. K. Kumar|
|1972||Do Chor||Police Commissioner|
|1972||Raaste Kaa Patthar|
|1971||Brahma Vishnu Mahesh||Shiva|
|1960||Bhakt Raj||Bhagwan Shri Ram (uncredited)|
|1955||Waman Avtar||Bhagwan Vishnu|
|1951||Pyar Ki Baten||Prince Badar|
|1951||Shri Ganesh Janma|
|1951||Shri Vishnu Bhagwan|
|1950||Har Har Mahadev||Shiva|
|1949||Ek Teri Nishani|
|1948||Ram Bhakta Hanuman||Bhagwan Shri Ram|
|1947||Mirza Sahiban (1947 film)|
|1945||Prabhu Ka Ghar||Arvind|
|1945||Shri Krishn Arjun Yuddha|
|1943||Aankh Ki Sharm|
|1941||Tulsi (as Trilok)|
|1940||Aaj Ki Duniya|
- ^ Gulazāra; Chatterjee, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 505. ISBN 9788179910665.
- ^ Rishi, Tilak (2012). Bless You Bollywood!: A Tribute to Hindi Cinema on Completing 100 Years. Trafford. p. 100. ISBN 9781466939639.
- ^ Raj, Ashok (2010). Hero. Volume 1: The Silent Era to Dilip Kumar. New Delhi, India: Hay House India. ISBN 9789381398029. OCLC 861509592.