Rajiv Kapoor

Rajiv Kapoor
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Kapoor at Bonny Duggal Bash in 2011
Rajiv Raj Kapoor

(1962-08-25)25 August 1962
Died09 February 2021 (2021-02-10) (aged 58)[1]
Inlaks Hospital, Mumbai
Cause of deathHeart attack
EducationOur Lady of Perpetual Succour School, Chembur, Mumbai
Film director
Film producer
Years active1983–1999
Aarti Sabharwal
(m. 2001⁠–⁠2003)
FamilyKapoor family

Rajiv Raj Kapoor (25 August 1962 – 09 February 2021) was an Indian film actor, film producer, film director and a member of the Kapoor family, best known for his lead role in Ram Teri Ganga Maili. [2] He was the youngest son of Raj Kapoor, the legendary Bollywood actor-director-producer.

His elder brothers Randhir Kapoor and late Rishi Kapoor were also successful Bollywood actors. Famous actors Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor were his uncles. Prithviraj Kapoor was his paternal grandfather 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[3] 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.[4][5] Kapoor also acted in the film Aag Ka Darya with legendary actors Dilip Kumar and Rekha which was shot and completed in 1990 but remains unreleased.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

He was set to make a comeback to acting after 30 years, appearing in the upcoming film Toolsidas Junior which had completed filming shortly before his death.[9]


Kapoor was staying at his brother Randhir's place when he had a heart attack during the early hours of 9 February 2021. His elder brother Randhir Kapoor rushed him to Inlaks Hospital but he was declared dead on arrival by the doctors. He was 58 years old. His last film Toolsidas Junior, produced by Ashutosh Gowariker will release soon.[10][11]





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  1. ^ "Actor Rajiv Kapoor, younger brother of Rishi and Randhir, passes away". The Economic Times. 9 February 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Rajiv Kapoor passes away". The Indian Express. 9 February 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Rajiv Kapoor passes away". The Indian Express. 9 February 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Actor Rajiv Kapoor Dies At 58". NDTV.com.
  5. ^ "Rishi and Randhir Kapoor's younger brother Rajiv Kapoor dies of cardiac arrest". Zee News. 9 February 2021.
  6. ^ Lanba, Urmila (30 June 2019). The Thespian: Life and Films of Dilip Kumar. Vision Books. ISBN 9789386268310 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "BoxOffice India.com". Archived from the original on 22 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Rajiv Kapoor No More: Here's what you need to know about Chimpu's tumultuous personal life". Jagran. 9 February 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Rajiv Kapoor's performance in Toolsidas Junior is going to surprise everyone: Ashutosh Gowariker". 10 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Actor-producer Rajiv Kapoor dies at 58". NDTV.com. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  11. ^ Lalwani, Vikey (9 February 2021). "Rajiv Kapoor passes away at 58". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 February 2021.

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