Date of Birth
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanEdit page
Born in Peshawar, Trilok Kapoor did his initial studies in Peshawar.
Trilok came to Calcutta in 1928 and later shifted to Mumbai and joined his brother Prithviraj.
In Mumbai, he got his debut movie Char Darvesh in 1933. His second movie was Seeta in which he played the role of Luv and then he acted in social movies like Wamaq Arza, Secretary, Pagal, Anath Ashram, Vishwas, etc.
For some time, Trilok joined director Hem Chandra as an assistant.
In 1947, he starred as Mirza in Mirza Sahiban opposite Noor Jahan which was one of the top-grossing films of the year.
The 1940s-50s were the time when mythological movies dominated Bollywood. He was famous for playing the character of Lord Shiva with Nirupa Roy playing Parvati. Some worth mentioning movies were Shiv Shakti, Shiv Kanya, Jai Mahadev, Ganesh Janma, Ganesh Mahima, and Har-Har Mahadev.
He also acted in famous mythological films like Chakradhari, and Waman Avatar among others.
The markets were flooded with calendars and posters of Trilok-Nirupa as Shiva-Parvati.
Later in the '70s, he switched to character roles in films like Kacche Dhaage, Chor Chor, Nehle Pe Dehla, Darwaza, Saboot, etc.
The road he resided on in Chembur was named Trilok Kapoor Marg.
He became a producer in 1962 with Shiv Parvati in which he acted as Shiva, Ragini as Parvati, and Jeevan in the role of Narada.
Acted as hero opposite Noor Jahan in Mirza Sahiban, her last film in India in 1947 before Noor Jahan moved to Pakistan.
He was the father of the prominent lawyer and politician Vicky Kapoor. His grandson Ricki Kapoor founded the advertising production house Picture Perfect Films. His great-grandson Rishav Kapoor works as an assistant director in Bollywood.
Saudagar as Nadeer