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Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

Shashi Kapoor has been one of the rare gems of the Indian film industry. He won laurels from all quarters for his exceptional acting skills and charming looks. The actor, who has time and again proved his mettle, died at 79, in 2017 after prolonged illness. He was part of several evergreen films such as Deewar (1975), Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), Kabhi Kabhie (1976) and Namak Halaal (1982). His early life acting stint started with movies like Meena (1944), Tadbir and Bachpan (1945). Shashi Kapoor's name was credited under the screen name of Shashi Raj Kapoor. While growing up he dropped 'Raj' and kept only Shashi Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor got married to English actress Jennifer Kendal in July 1958. They acted in a number of films together like Junoon and Bombay Talkie. Jennifer and Shashi established Prithvi Theatre on 5 November 1978 in Mumbai. On Shashi Kapoor’s 81st birth anniversary, here's walking down the memory lane with some rare pictures of the actor:

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 March 2019, 10:17:54 AM
Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

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Shashi Kapoor has been one of the rare gems of the Indian film industry. He won laurels from all quarters for his exceptional acting skills and charming looks. The actor, who has time and again proved his mettle, died at 79, in 2017 after prolonged illness. He was part of several evergreen films such as Deewar (1975), Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), Kabhi Kabhie (1976) and Namak Halaal (1982). His early life acting stint started with movies like Meena (1944), Tadbir and Bachpan (1945). Shashi Kapoor's name was credited under the screen name of Shashi Raj Kapoor. While growing up he dropped 'Raj' and kept only Shashi Kapoor. Shashi Kapoor got married to English actress Jennifer Kendal in July 1958. They acted in a number of films together like Junoon and Bombay Talkie. Jennifer and Shashi established Prithvi Theatre on 5 November 1978 in Mumbai. On Shashi Kapoor’s 81st birth anniversary, here's walking down the memory lane with some rare pictures of the actor:
Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

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Director Yash Chopra with Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee and Sanjeev Kumar, on the sets of film 'Trishul'. (Image: Film History Pic/Twitter)
Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

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Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore during the shoot of film 'Waqt' (1965) at the Ashoka Hotel in Delhi. (Image: Film History Pic/Twitter)
Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

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Director Manmohan Desai with Amitabh and Shashi on the sets of Suhaag.(Image: Facebook)
Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

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Shashi Kapoor with wife Jennifer and children Kunal, Karan and Sanjana. (Image: Shammi Kapoor's official website)
Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

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Shashi Kapoor standing outside Prithvi Theatre. (Image: Film History Pics/Twitter)
Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

Shashi Kapoor birth anniversary: Remembering Bollywood’s most handsomest hero ever

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He is conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke award at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai on May 10, 2015. (Image: PTI)