Raj Kapoor

  • Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Editor

Dec 14, 1924  in Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan

Also Known as: Ranbir Raj Kapoor, Showman Of Bollywood, Raju, Raj Kapur, Charlie Chaplin Of Indian Cinema

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The greatest showman of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor is associated with blockbusters like Awaara (1951), Shree 420 (1955), Boot Polish (1954), Sangam (1964), Mera Naam Joker (1970). For his contribution to Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor was honored with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987. Released in 1951, Awaara was included in the 20 new entries to All-Time 100 greatest films by TIME. In 1988, at the age of 63, Raj Kapoor passed away due to complications arising from Asthma.