Kapoor - originally Shamsher Raj Kapoor - kicked of his
The actor was also dubbed as "The Elvis Presley of India", thanks to his unique dance moves (which reportedly never required a choreographer!). However, due to his weight gain, the 70's saw a decline in his popularity as a romantic hero.
Kapoor, however, continued working, becoming a successful supporting actor in the 70's, appearing in Bengali and Tamil films in the 90's and a few special appearances, with his last movie being Rockstar. The 2011 movie co-stars Ranbir Kapoor, who is the grandson of Shammi Kapoor's brother, Raj Kapoor.
Unfortunately the actor passed away on 14th August, 2011 due to renal failure following treatment for a chest infection.
To the fans, family and co-actors who always found Mr. Shammi Kapoor a delight to watch on screen, here's remembering the actor with fond memories.
Editors: Hershi & Jenifer