Ranbir Raj Kapoor (14 December 1924 – 2 June 1988), also known as the greatest showman of Indian cinema, was a noted Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema. Born at Kapoor Haveli in Peshawar to actor Prithviraj Kapoorhe was a prominent member of the Kapoor familythat produced several celebrated Bollywood superstars.Kapoor is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential filmmaker and actor in the history of Indian cinema. He was the winner of several accolades including 3 National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India. The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Raj Kapoor. He was a two-time nominee for the Palme dOr grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954). His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine. His films attracted worldwide audiences, particularly in Asia and Europe. He was called the Clark Gable of the Indian film industry.The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 for his contributions to the arts. Indias highest award in cinema the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was bestowed on him in 1987 by the Government of India.
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