Trilok Kapoor

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.

Trilok Kapoor
Trilok Kapoor circa 1940.jpg
Kapoor in 1940
Born(1912-02-11)11 February 1912
Died23 September 1988(1988-09-23) (aged 76)
NationalityBritish Indian (1912–1947)
Indian (1947–1988)
OccupationActor
Years active1933–1988
Children2
Parent(s)
  • Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor (father)
FamilyKapoor family

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.[1] 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 [2].

CareerEdit

His first role was the lead in the blockbuster Char Darvesh (1933). Trilok Kapoor became the most prominent lead actor of the 1930s and 1940s and was the highest paid film star for several years. He was often paired with Nutan and later Nargis in movies such as the original Baazigar and Kadorpati. In his elder years, he transitioned to mythological films. He played 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.[2][3] He continued to act sporadically through the 1970s until his death in 1988.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Character/Role
1990 Wafaa Radhika's Father
1989 Akanksha (TV Movie) (as Late Trilok Kapoor)
1989 Saaya Judge (Uncredited)
1988 Mera Shikar Mukhiya
1988 Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi Thakur Chicha Prasad 'Chichaji' - Ganga's dad (uncredited)
1987 Dozakh
1986 Tahkhana Raghuvir Singh
1986 Allah-Rakha Judge #1 (Uncredited)
1986 Shart
1985 Ram Teri Ganga Maili Professor
1984 Meraa Dost Meraa Dushman Bahadur Singh
1984 Purana Mandir Raja Hariman Singh
1984 Laila
1984 Aasmaan
1982 Badle Ki Aag General Shamsher Singh (Uncredited)
1982 Ustadi Ustad Se Police Inspector
1980 Dostana Mr. Sahni
1980 Saboot Dharamdas
1980 Do Premee Gurudev
1980 Toote Dil
1979 Raja Harishchandra
1979 Ahinsa
1979 Sargam Dinu Chacha
1978 Ganga Sagar
1978 Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
1978 Darwaza
1977 Farishta Ya Qatil
1976 Nehle Pe Dehla Suprident of Police
1976 Kabeela Santan
1976 Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun
1975 Jaan Hazir Hai
1975 Prem Kahani Brijesh K. Narain
1975 Toofan
1975 Jai Santoshi Maa
1975 Mahapavan Teerth Yatra
1975 Mere Sartaj Thakur Kaka
1974 Ishq Ishq Ishq Col. S. K. Kumar
1974 Chor Chor
1973 Shareef Budmaash
1973 Saudagar
1973 Kuchhe Dhaage Subedar
1972 Do Chor Police Commissioner
1972 Raaste Kaa Patthar
1971 Brahma Vishnu Mahesh Shiva
1970 Bhagwan Parshuram
1962 Shiv Parvati Shiva
1960 Bhakt Raj Bhagwan Shri Ram (uncredited)
1959 Sati Vaishalini
1958 Gauri Shankar
1957 Bhakta Dhruva
1957 Naag Mani
1957 Shesh Naag
1956 Harihar Bhakti
1956 Indra Leela
1955 Ekadashi
1955 Ganga Maiyya
1955 Waman Avtar Bhagwan Vishnu
1955 Jai Mahadev
1954 Chakradhari
1954 Durga Puja
1954 Rajyogi Bharthari
1954 Shiv Ratri
1954 Watan
1954 Shiv Kanya
1953 Anand Bhawan
1953 Rami Dhoban
1952 Rajrani Damayanti
1952 Shiv Shakti
1952 Vasna
1952 Veer Arjun
1951 Dasavtaar
1951 Ishwar Bhakti
1951 Maya Machhindra
1951 Pyar Ki Baten Prince Badar
1951 Ram Janma
1951 Shri Ganesh Janma
1951 Shri Vishnu Bhagwan
1950 Alakh Niranjan
1950 Har Har Mahadev Shiva
1950 Veer Bhimsen
1949 Ek Teri Nishani
1948 Dukhiyari
1948 Gunjan
1948 Ram Bhakta Hanuman Bhagwan Shri Ram
1947 Mirza Sahiban (1947 film)
1947 Toote Dil
1946 Amar Raj Kamal
1946 Dharti Kishen
1946 Gwalan
1946 Jeevan Swapna
1945 Ali Baba
1945 Prabhu Ka Ghar Arvind
1945 Shri Krishn Arjun Yuddha
1944 Aaina
1943 Aankh Ki Sharm
1943 Badalti Duniya
1943 Koshish
1943 Rahgeer
1943 Vakil Saheb
1943 Vishwas
1942 Nari
1942 Raja Rani Raja
1941 Shahzadi
1941 Tulsi (as Trilok)
1940 Aaj Ki Duniya
1940 Achhut
1940 Anuradha
1940 Geeta Kumar
1940 Jhuthi Sharm
1940 Pagal
1939 Meri Aankhen
1938 Abhagin
1938 Baazigar
1938 Gorakh Aya
1938 Secretary
1937 Anath Ashram Kailash
1936/I Karodpati
1935 Dhoop Chhaon Satyavan
1935 Wamaq Azra
1934 Dakshayajna
1934 Seeta
1933 Char Darvesh

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gulazāra; Chatterjee, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 505. ISBN 9788179910665.
  2. ^ Rishi, Tilak (2012). Bless You Bollywood!: A Tribute to Hindi Cinema on Completing 100 Years. Trafford. p. 100. ISBN 9781466939639.
  3. ^ Raj, Ashok (2010). Hero. Volume 1: The Silent Era to Dilip Kumar. New Delhi, India: Hay House India. ISBN 9789381398029. OCLC 861509592.

External linksEdit

Trilok Kapoor at IMDb

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