Actor, Director, Producer, Assistant director
Born: Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Shashi Kapoor (born as Balbir Raj Kapoor; 18 March 1938) is a retired Indian film actor and producer. He has appeared in a large number of Hindi films as well as in a few English-language films. He has also been a film director and assistant director in the Hindi film industry. Shashi Kapoor is a member of the Kapoor family, a film dynasty in India's Bollywood cinema. Kapoor was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) during the British Raj. He is the 3rd and the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, the widower of Jennifer Kendal (sister of actress Felicity Kendal), and the father of Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor. In 2011, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contributions to Art-Cinema. In 2015, he was awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of his family to receive the highest award in Indian Cinema after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor.
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