Raj Kapoor was the ultimate showman of a millennium of the Indian movie industry. He was born in Peshawar, He had started his carrier as a clapper boy. His first film was Inquilab (1935), after 12 years he worked with Madhubala in Neel Kamal (1947). When he was just 24 years, he had established his own studio. His first production was Aag (1948), which was not successful, but his work was appreciated. He acted with Nargis under Mehboob Khan in Andaz(1949), which was a big hit. He was producer, director and actor of some films like Barsaat (1949), Awaara (1951), Shree 420(1955), Sangam (1964), Mera Naam Joker (1970), All those films were blockbuster except Mera Naam Joker (1970), which was a big flop.
Some of his hit production without direction(1953), Jagte Raho(1956), Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti hai(1960).
He had acted in many hit films as hero like Chori Chori (1956), Parvarsih (1958), Anari (1959), Aashiq (1961), Dil hi to hai (1963), Dulha Dulhan (1964), Sapno ka Saudagar (1968).
After disaster of Mera naam joker(1970), He produced Kal Aaj Aur Kal(1971) his eldest son Randheer Kapoor’s direction and acting debut, That film was semi hit. In 1973 he introduced his another son Rishi Kapoor in Bobby(1973) and introduced a new heroin Dimple Kapadia. Bobby(1973) was Biggest hit of that time, It had breaken all records.
After bobby he produced some more super hit films like Karam Dharam(1975), Satyam Shivam Sundaram(1978), Prem Rog(1982).
His last film as actor was Vakil Babu(1982) in which his role was “Advocate Mathur”.
His last film as director was Ram Teri Ganga Maili(1985) in which he had introduced his youngest son Rajbeer Kapoor.
At the time of his death he was working for Henna(1991) which was completed by his eldest son Randhir Kapoor.
Mukesh has sung 95% of songs for him. He had acted in Teesri Kasam(1966) for 1 Indian rupee, Because Shailendra the producer of that movie was one of his best friend. He may had strong relation with Nargis, but it remains unconfirmed.
DOB:- 14 December 1924
Death:- 2 june 1988, Suffered from asthama.
Height:- 5 feet 8 inches.
Relations:- Son of Privthiraj Kapoor, Brother of Shashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor. Father of Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor.
He won Best Actor award for Anari in 1959.
He won Best Actor award for Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai in 1961.
He won Best Director award for Sangam in 1964.
He won Best Director award for Mera Naam Joker in 1971.
He won Best Director award for Prem Rog in 1982.
He won Best Director award for Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985.
He won Best Movie award for Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985.
All lyrics of his hit songs provided below free.
9. Awaara Hoon.