Goga Kapoor Age, Wife, Family, Death, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Prolonged Illness
Death Date: 03/03/2011
Religion: Hinduism

Picture of Goga Kapoor

Real NameRavinder Kapoor
Profession Actor
Famous RoleKansa Mama in Mahabharat (1988)
Goga Kapoor as Kansa in Mahabharta
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: Jwala (1971)
Goga Kapoor's Movie Jwala
Last FilmDarwaza Bandh Rakho (2006)
Goga Kapoor's Last Movie Darwaza Bandh Rakho
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 December 1940 (Sunday)
BirthplaceGujranwala, Punjab, British India (Now in Pakistan)
Date of Death3 March 2011 (Thursday)
Place of DeathMumbai, Maharashtra
Age (at the time of death) 71 Years
Death CauseProlonged Illness
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownNew Delhi
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesCooking, Travelling, Reading
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseShanta Kapoor
Goga Kapoor With His Wife
Shailly Kapoor Anand
Sonu Kapoor
Payal Goga Kapoor (Actress)
Goga Kapoor With His Daughter
Goga Kapoor's Wife and Daughters
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- 1 (Elder; Name Not Known)
Sister- 1 (Younger; Name Not Known)
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorRaj Kapoor
Favourite FilmJagte Raho (1956)
Favourite ColourBlack

Goga Kapoor

Some Lesser Known Facts About Goga Kapoor

  • Goga Kapoor is a famous veteran Bollywood actor.
  • His real name was Ravinder Kapoor. He was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, which is now in Pakistan. They used to be from a rich family, but after the partition, they moved to India and lost all their property.
  • He was separated from his father during the Partition of India in 1947, but his mother had a firm belief that one day she would find her husband. In a very filmy way, she actually met him in a coffee shop, after a few years.
  • His father started working as a textile engineer. Like his father, Goga Kapoor also wanted to become a textile engineer. But, there was something different in his destiny.
  • Soon, he started developing an interest in acting. He began his career in theatres; doing English plays. Soon, his acting skills got recognised, and he was offered for a small role in the movie ‘Jwala’ (1971).

    Goga Kapoor's Movie Jwala

    Goga Kapoor’s Movie Jwala

  • He played a villain in the movie ‘Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara’ (1973), and it was the beginning of his negative characters in the movies. After this, he got many offers for the role of villain, and soon, he became one of the most famous villains in Bollywood.

    A Still From Goga Kapoor's Movie

    A Still From Goga Kapoor’s Movie

  • His role in the movies- Toofan, Agneepath, and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa are some of the most memorable ones.
  • In almost all his movies, he had acted with Amitabh Bachchan. Their ‘hero-villain Jodi’ became quite popular in that era. They used to be good friends offscreen.

    Goga Kapoor With Amitabh Bachchan in a Movie

    Goga Kapoor With Amitabh Bachchan in a Movie

  • Goga was very popular for his unique dialogue delivery in the films.

  • He also played the role of ‘Kansa’ in the epic TV series ‘Mahabharat (1988)’ and it is said that no one else can do that role with such conviction.

    Goga Kapoor in Epic Series Mahabharat

    Goga Kapoor in Epic Series Mahabharat

  • He was one of the most active committee members of ‘Cine Artistes Association.”
  • Due to a prolonged illness, he left this world on, 3rd March 2011, in Mumbai.