Rishi Kapoor is a leading film actor, producer and director in the Indian film industry, who was considered as the ultimate romantic star and style icon of the seventies and the eighties. He is still going strong and is seen playing character roles in movies at present time.
Net Worth: $ 40 million
Income Sources: Rishi Kapoor has amassed huge wealth by acting in films for the past four decades. He has also produced and directed some movies under the prestigious banner of his father, R K Films.
Born: 4th September, 1952 (62 years old)
Nick Name: Chintoo
Marital Status: Married to actress Neetu Singh since 1979. They have two children, Ridhima and Ranbir, the latter being one of the most sought after actors and the heart throb of the country today.
Height/Weight: 5 feet 7 inches, 86 kg
Rishi Kapoor was born in Mumbai in the prestigious Kapoor family, with his grandfather, Prithvi Raj Kapoor and father, Raj Kapoor being the most well known actors of their times. His uncle, Shashi Kapoor, elder brother, Randhir Kapoor and younger brother, Rajiv Kapoor has also been famous actors in the industry. The family’s fourth generation is also carrying the legacy forward, with Karishma, Kareena and Ranbir Kapoor carrying the torch in Bollywood. Rishi Kapoor did his schooling from Campion School in Mumbai and later at Mayo College, Ajmer.
Rishi Kapoor made his Bollywood debut in the industry with a 1970 film called “Mera Naam Joker”, in which he portrayed the younger role of his father. As a lead star, his debut came in the 1973 love story “Bobby”, which had him paired opposite actress Dimple Kapadia, who also made her debut with the movie. The film established Rishi as the chocolate boy of the industry. He went on to do nearly 50 movies as a solo lead star and 41 as a part of an ensemble cast. Most of his films came opposite Neetu Singh, whom he married later on. He continued to rule the industry in the eighties and also played some lead roles during the nineties too. Some of his biggest hits include “Khel Khel Mein”, “Kabhie Kabhie”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Naseeb”, “Coolie”, “Laila Majnu”, “Rafoo Chakkar”, “Naseeb Apna Apna”, “Heena”, “Doosra Aadmi”, “Bol Radha Bol”, “Damini” and “Deewana”. His latest films include “Besharam”, “Shuddh desi Romance”, “Patiala House”, “Hum Tum”, “”Fanaa” and “Love Aaj Kal”. His performance in a negative role in “Agneepath” was highly appreciated. Rishi Kapoor has been honored with several awards, including the Filmfare Best Actor Award, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and National Award during his illustrious career. He has also directed a film called “Aa Ab Laut Chale” under the R K Films banner.
House and Cars
Rishi Kapoor resides in his plush family home called “Krishna Raj”, which is located in the posh locality of Bandra in Mumbai. Named after his mother, the lavish bungalow is spread over an area of 1 acre and houses all modern amenities such as a movie theater, garden and swimming pool and is tastefully decorated in the interior. His fleet of car consists of Audi and SUV range.