Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor

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Name: Shashi Kapoor
Nick Name: Taxi
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 175 cm (5' 9'')
Birth Day: March 18, 1938
Death Date: Dec 4, 2017 (age 79)
Age: Aged 79
Birth Place: Kolkata, India
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Height: 175 cm (5' 9'')
Weight: 85 kg
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: White
Blood Type N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A


Wife/Spouse Jennifer Kendal (m. 1958-1984; till her death)
Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Affairs / Girlfriends Jennifer Kendal
Children Sons- Karan Kapoor (Photographer),
Karan Kapoor
Kunal Kapoor (Ad Maker)
Shashi Kapoor and Kunal Kapoor
Daughter- Sanjana Kapoor (Entrepreneur)
Shashi Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor
ParentsFather- Prithviraj Kapoor (Actor, Filmmaker, Writer)
Mother- Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor parents
Brothers- Late Raj Kapoor (Elder, Actor), Shammi Kapoor (Elder, Actor)
Shashi Kapoor (right) with his brothers Raj Kapoor (centre) and Shammi Kapoor (left)
Sister- Urmila Sial Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor sister Urmila Sial Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor, nickname: Taxi, was born on March 18, 1938 in Kolkata, India (79 years old). Shashi Kapoor is an Actor, zodiac sign: Pisces. Find out Shashi Kapoornet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He was honored with the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award of the Government of India, in 2011.

Does Shashi Kapoor Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Shashi Kapoor died on Dec 4, 2017 (age 79).

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$80 million (2017)

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He was a child actor in the early '40s and gave memorable performances in Aag and Awaara.

Biography Timeline


Shashi Kapoor was born as Balbir Raj Kapoor to Prithviraj Kapoor and his wife in Calcutta, British India, on 18 March 1938. He was the youngest brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor.


Kapoor attended Don Bosco High School in Matunga, Mumbai. He met English actress Jennifer Kendal in Calcutta in 1956 while both were working for their respective theatre groups. Shashi was both assistant stage manager as well as an actor for his father's theatre group, Prithvi Theatre. Geoffrey Kendal's Shakespearean group was also present at the same time in Calcutta and Jennifer was Geoffrey's daughter. After their subsequent meeting, the couple fell in love and after facing initial opposition from the Kendals and support from sister-in-law Geeta Bali, they got married in July 1958. They acted in a number of films together, most notably in Merchant Ivory productions. They had three children: Kunal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor. Jennifer and Shashi established Prithvi Theatre on 5 November 1978 in Mumbai. Jennifer died of cancer in 1984 which shattered him. After losing her to cancer, Shashi Kapoor fell into a deep depression that he never recovered from. The English actress Felicity Kendal is his sister-in-law.


Shashi Kapoor made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film Dharmputra and went on to appear in 116 Hindi films, including 61 films as the solo lead hero and 55 multi star-cast films, 21 films as supporting actor and special appearances in 7 films. He was a very popular actor in Bollywood during the 60s, 70s and until the mid-80s. Kapoor's early films, Dharmputra, Prem Patra and Char Diwari, were in Hindi, which were not successful commercially. Since 1961, he started acting in English language films, which include The Householder and Shakespeare-Wallah. He was one of India's first actors to go international. Actress Nanda, who was an established star at her time, signed 8 Hindi films with Kapoor, as she believed that he could deliver good performances. Their first two films as a pair were the critically acclaimed romantic film Char Diwari (1961) and Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath (1962). In the 1960s, Kapoor acted in several romantic films opposite Nanda, including Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain (1965), Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965), Neend Hamari Khwab Tumhare (1966), Raja Saab (1969) and Rootha Na Karo (1970). In an interview in the 1990s, Kapoor declared that Nanda was his favorite actress and that he regarded her as one of his mentors. In another interview, Nanda stated that Shashi Kapoor was her favorite actor.


In 1978, he set up his production house, Film Valas, which produced critically acclaimed films such as Junoon (1978), Kalyug (1981), 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Vijeta (1982) and Utsav (1984). In 1991, he produced and directed a fantasy film titled Ajooba, which had his frequent co-star Amitabh Bachchan and nephew Rishi Kapoor in the lead.


Shashi Kapoor was regularly cast with Sanjeev Kumar also in films such as Mukti (1977), Trishul (1978), Muqaddar Ka Sikander (1978), Swayamvar (1980), Sawaal (1982) and Pakhandi (1984). After his wife's death in 1984, he started becoming overweight, but he was given his comeback role as character artiste by Rajesh Khanna in Alag Alag, a 1985 film.


Shashi Kapoor formed on screen pairs with Raakhee, Sharmila Tagore and Zeenat Aman from the late sixties to the mid eighties. He also acted opposite actresses Hema Malini, Parveen Babi, and Moushumi Chatterjee in many films. After their first movie together Sharmelee became a blockbuster, Raakhee was frequently paired with him, and they acted in hit films such as Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972), Kabhi Kabhie (1976), Baseraa (1981), and the critically acclaimed Trishna (1978). However, Doosara Aadmi (1977), Bandhan Kuchchey Dhaagon Ka (1983), Bandh Honth (1984), and Zameen Aasmaan (1985) were flops. He starred with Sharmila Tagore in hits such as Waqt (1965), Aamne Samne (1967), Suhana Safar (1970), Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973), Vachan (1974), Paap Aur Punya (1974), Swati (1986), the critically acclaimed New Delhi Times (1985), which fetched Kapoor a National Film Award for Best Actor in 1986. Other films with Sharmila, such as My Love (1970), Anari (1975), Gehri Chot (1983), Maa Beti (1986) and Ghar Bazar (1998) were not successful. With Zeenat Aman, he worked in hit films such as Chori Mera Kaam (1975), Deewaangee (1976), Roti Kapda Aur Makan (1974), Heeralal Pannalal (1978), Pakhandi (1984), Bhavani Junction (1985), Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978) and the pair witnessed flops such as Krodhi (1981), Vakil Babu (1982) and Bandhan Kuchchey Dhaagon Ka (1983). He did 10 films opposite Hema Malini. As a pair, Shashi and Hema Malini had 6 hits such as Abhinetri, Aap Beati, Trishul, Aandhi Toofan, Apna Khoon, Maan Gaye Ustaad, Do Aur Do Paanch and 3 flops - Jahan Pyar Mile, Naach Uthe Sansaar and Anjaam.


He also won a National (special jury) Award for his performance in the 1993 film In Custody and played the Rajah in the TV adaptation of Gulliver's Travels (1996).


In 1998, he retired from acting after his final film appearances in Jinnah and Side Streets. He was seen in the limelight at the Shashi Kapoor Film Festival held in Muscat, Oman (September 2007). At the 55th Annual Filmfare Awards in 2010, Shashi Kapoor received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.


In 2011, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian cinema.


Kapoor was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital, Versova, Mumbai, for what was speculated to be chest infection, and died on 4 December 2017. According to The Guardian, he was in hospital for treatment from long-standing liver and heart complications, and was always helping other patients. Officially, his cause of death was attributed to liver cirrhosis. His body was cremated. Kapoor and actress Sridevi, who died in 2018, were the only two Indians honored posthumously in memoriam at 90th Academy Awards.

Family Life

Shashi was married to Jennifer Kendal from 1958 until 1984. Shashi had three children.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Shammi Kapoor Shammi Kapoor Brother $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 80 Actor
#2 Raj Kapoor Raj Kapoor Brother $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 63 Actor
#3 Sanjana Kapoor Daughter N/A N/A N/A
#4 Prithviraj Kapoor Prithviraj Kapoor Father $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 65 Actor
#5 Shaira Laura Kapoor Granddaughter N/A N/A N/A
#6 Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor Mother N/A N/A N/A
#7 Aditya Raj Kapoor Nephew N/A N/A N/A
#8 Rajiv Kapoor Nephew N/A N/A N/A
#9 Rishi Kapoor Rishi Kapoor Nephew $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 68 Actor
#10 Randhir Kapoor Randhir Kapoor Nephew $30 Million N/A 73 Actor
#11 Karan Kapoor Son N/A N/A N/A
#12 Kunal Kapoor Kunal Kapoor Son $20 Million N/A 42 Actor
#13 Jennifer Kendal Spouse N/A N/A N/A

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Currently, Shashi Kapoor is 84 years, 8 months and 12 days old. Shashi Kapoor will celebrate 85th birthday on a Saturday 18th of March 2023. Below we countdown to Shashi Kapoor upcoming birthday.


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