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Shashi Kapoor: An Amazing Life in Pictures

Last updated on: December 05, 2017 14:42 IST

Remembering the Eternal Charmer.
Remembering an Awesome Human Being.
Remembering an actor and film-maker, the likes of whom we will not see again.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Film History Pics/Twitter

Shashi Kapoor with Parveen Babi on the sets of Kaala Patthar.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Film History Pics/Twitter

Shashi and Sharmila Tagore during the shoot of Waqt in New Delhi.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Karan Kapoor/Facebook

The Kapoors once owned a home in Baga, Goa: Love House, which the family would visit every Christmas and whenever they could take off from their busy lives.

Shashi with wife Jennifer and elder son Kunal on one such Goa holiday.

Karan tells us more about those days here.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

The real Kapoor and sons: Prithviraj plays with grandson Randhir as youngest son Shashi looks on.

Shashi Kapoor was born as Balbir Raj but his mother Ramsarni did not like the name and began calling him Shashi, or moonbeam, since he would spend hours watching the moon, Aseem Chhabra writes in his biography, Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star.

 

Photograph: Shashi Kapoor in Awara.

Shashi got his first movie role in the first film his eldest brother Raj Kapoor directed, Awara.

 

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

An adorable picture with elder brothers Raj and Shammi.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/Facebook

Director Manmohan Desai with Amitabh and Shashi on the sets of Suhaag.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

With Rishi and Amitabh on the sets of Kabhi Kabhie.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

'Kabhi Kabhie. This was the numerological spelling of the film. It proved to be right,' Rishi writes, sharing this picture of composer R D Burman, director Yash Chopra, stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Shashi Kapoor, Raakhee and Waheeda Rehman.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

Rishi shares another pic with his uncle.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

Though he produced the critically acclaimed Junoon, Kalyug, 36 Chowringhee Lane and Vijeta, Shashi did not taste commercial success.
He tried his hand at direction, but Ajooba unfortunately tanked.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shammi Kapoor's official Web site http://www.junglee.org.in/

He worked with wife Jennifer on Bombay Talkie, Junoon, 36 Chowringhee Lane and Heat and Dust.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shammi Kapoor's official Web site http://www.junglee.org.in/.

An adorable family picture: Shashi, Jennifer and children Kunal, Karan and Sanjana.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

Rishi introduces the Kapoor men: 'For the benefit of people who want to know all. Standing. Shammi-Raj-Shashi. Sitting. Rajiv-Aditya-Randhir-Rishi-Kunal. Only Karan Kapoor is missing and, of course, Ranbir was too small or perhaps not born.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

The Kapoors at the Shammi Kapoor-Geeta Bali wedding.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

Here we have them all identified.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Film History Pics/Twitter

'I'm a fatalist. I take life as it comes' - Shashi Kapoor. Here, he is  seen at Prithvi Theatre.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

'Reality."Kapoor & Family" at a never ending lunch this afternoon. Welcome back mom and good to see you Shashi Uncle!' Rishi shares a picture from Shashi's annual Christmas brunch.

 

Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

At the Marrakech Film Festival, October 2, 2003 in Morocco.
Shashi with jury members Virginie Ledoyen, Kerry Fox, Volker Schlondorff, Mohamed Abderrrahman, Andre Techine and Pascale Bussieres.

 

Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters

Shashi was so close to Ismail Merchant and James Ivory that he would often bail them out.

When Heat and Dust ran into financial trouble, Ivory recalled, 'Shashi ended up paying the hotel bills.'

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishi Kapoor/Twitter

The Kapoors on a wall at R K Studios.

 

Photograph: PTI

Shashi Kapoor is presented the Dadasaheb Phalke award at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai, May 10, 2015.

 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Shashi spent his final years confined to a wheelchair. Here, he is seen with Kunal.

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