Jennifer Kendal (Shashi Kapoor’s Wife) Age, Death Cause, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Jennifer Kendal

Real NameJennifer Kendal
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourHazel Blue
Hair ColourLight Blonde
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 February 1933
Birth PlaceSouthport, Lancashire, England
Date of Death 7 September 1984
Place of DeathLondon, England, UK
Age (at the time of death)51 Years
Death Causeterminal colon cancer
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownSouthport, Lancashire, England
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutFilm: Bombay Talkie (1970)
Bombay Talkie 1970
TV: The Far Pavilions (1984)
The Far Pavilions
FamilyFather- Geoffrey KendalGeoffrey Kendal (an English actor-manager)
Mother- Laura Liddell (ran a travelling theatre company)
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Felicity Kendal, an English actress (younger)
Jennifer Kendal (Right) With Her Sister Felicity Kendal
ReligionNot Known
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsShashi Kapoor, Indian Actor (1956-1958)
Husband/SpouseShashi Kapoor, Indian Actor
Jennifer Kendal With Her Husband Shashi Kapoor
Marriage DateJuly 1958
ChildrenSons- Kunal Kapoor (Ad Maker), Karan Kapoor (Photographer)
Daughter- Sanjana Kapoor (Entrepreneur)
Jennifer Kendal With Her Husband Shashi Kapoor And Children

Jennifer Kendal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jennifer Kendal

  • Did Jennifer Kendal smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Jennifer Kendal drink alcohol?: Yes
  • She was born to an English actor-manager in Southport England. Jennifer Kendal Childhood Photo
  • Much of her youth was spent in India.
  • Her parents, Geoffrey Kendal and Laura Liddell, ran a travelling theatre company, “Shakespeareana.” The company travelled around India, and the same was depicted in the book and film- Shakespeare Wallah, in which Kendal appeared, uncredited.
  • While playing the role of Miranda in the play “The Tempest” in 1956, Jennifer met Shashi Kapoor for the first time Calcutta (now, Kolkata).
  • After dating for two years, Shashi and Jennifer married in July 1958.
  • She helped Shashi rejuvenating the Prithvi Theatre in Bombay (now, Mumbai).
  • Kendal and Kapoor appeared together in several films, especially those produced by Merchant Ivory Productions.

  • In 1982, Jennifer was diagnosed with Terminal Colon Cancer and died of the same in 1984.