Kapoor at Bonny Duggal Bash in 2011
|Died||9 February 2021 (aged 58)|
|Education||Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School, Chembur, Mumbai|
(m. 2001; div. 2003)
Rajiv Kapoor (25 August 1962 – 9 February 2021) was an Indian film actor, producer, director and a member of the Kapoor family.
His elder brothers Randhir Kapoor and the late Rishi Kapoor were also Bollywood actors, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor were his uncles, Prithviraj Kapoor was his paternal grandfather, Raj Kapoor was his father and Trilok Kapoor was his paternal great-uncle.
Kapoor made his debut in Ek Jaan Hain Hum in 1983. He played the leading role in his father's last directorial venture Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985. He acted in several other films with the most notable being Aasmaan (1984), Lover Boy (1985), Zabardast (1985) and Hum To Chale Pardes (1988). He made his last film appearance in Zimmedaaar in 1990 after which he turned to producing and directing. Kapoor also acted in the film Aag Ka Darya with legendary actors like Dilip Kumar and Rekha which was set for release in 1990 but remains unreleased.
He produced Henna in 1991, directed by his brother Randhir Kapoor, and in 1996 he made his directorial debut with the commercially unsuccessful Prem Granth, which starred his brother Rishi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. In 1999, he was one of the producers of Aa Ab Laut Chalen which was directed by his brother Rishi Kapoor. Since then he was not active in film producing or directing. In 2001, he married architect Aarti Sabharwal, working paralegal at a Law firm in Vaughan. They divorced in 2003.
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