Rajiv Raj Kapoor
25 August 1962
Mumbai, Bombay State, India
(present-day Mumbai, Maharashtra)
|Died||09 February 2021 (aged 58)|
Inlaks Hospital, Mumbai
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Education||Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School, Chembur, Mumbai|
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.  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 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 Dilip Kumar and Rekha which was shot and completed 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.
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.
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.
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