Date of Birth
Uttar Pradesh, IndiaEdit page
Kapoor started his career working under legends like Shakti Samanta. The most famous film produced by him remains the Shekhar Kapur-directed sci-fi film Mr. India starring his brother Anil Kapoor and his future wife Sridevi.
It was the second biggest hit of 1987 and remains a cult classic in India. The film was known for several of its lines and songs, including Sridevi's "Miss Hawa Hawaii" performance and Amrish Puri's quote "Mogambo khush hua" (Mogambo is satisfied), which is one of the most famous quotes of Bollywood and has become synonymous with Puri.
Laxmikant–Pyarelal's music performed well too, especially the song "Hawa Hawaii" which is very popular today. Mr. India has often been featured in lists of top Bollywood films. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must-See Bollywood Films.
This was the last film that the duo Salim-Javed wrote together. They had split up earlier in 1982 but came back for one last film. It was remade in Tamil as En Rathathin Rathame, starring K. Bhagyaraj.
Described by Rediff as "one of the most iconic films of its time", it became one of the highest-grossing hits of 1987. and also found a place in the Hindustan Times list of 'Top 10 Patriotic Films of Hindi Cinema'.
Kapoor was married to Mona Shourie from 1983 to 1996 and the couple have two children, Arjun Kapoor (born 1985) and Anshula (born in 1990). Arjun made his acting debut in the 2012 movie Ishaqzaade while Anshula graduated from Barnard College.