Shashi Kapoor Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Shashi Kapoor

Real NameBalbir Raj Prithviraj Kapoor
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionActor, director, producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 March 1938
Age (as in 2017)79 Years
Birth PlaceCalcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
SchoolDon Bosco High School in Matunga, Bombay
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutFilm (As a child artist)- Aag (1948)Aag movie poster 1948
Film (As an adult)- Dharamputra (1961)Dharmputra movie poster
Director- Ajooba (1991)
Producer- Junoon (1978)
FamilyFather- Prithviraj Kapoor (Director)
Mother- Ramsarni Mehra KapoorPrithviraj Kapoor with Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor
Brothers- Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor (Both Actors)
Raj Kapoor Sitting and Shammi and Shashi Kapoor standing left and right respectively
Sister- Urmila Sial Kapoor
Urmila Sial Kapoor
HobbiesPlaying musical instruments, Listening to music, Watching Movies
Favourite Things
Favourite Quote"It will be a great achievement for mankind when a man finally learns to become a human"
Favourite Musical InstrumentsPiano
Favourite ActorPrithviraj Kapoor
Favourite ActressNanda
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusWidower
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/SpouseJennifer Kendal (m. 1958-1984; till her death)
Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
ChildrenSons- Karan Kapoor,
Karan Kapoor
Kunal KapoorShashi Kapoor and Kunal Kapoor
Daughter- Sanjana Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor
Money Factor
Net Worth $40 million

Shashi Kapoor

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shashi Kapoor

  • Does Shashi Kapoor smoke?: No
  • Does Shashi Kapoor drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Shashi was sent to a boarding school at a very young age, where he was feeling inconvenience regarding his food. One day, Shashi wrote a letter to his mother complaining the food of the school and said that he would commit suicide if he received this kind of food. In the wake of it, Shashi came out of boarding school.
  • In his childhood, Shashi Kapoor acted in plays, directed and produced by his father Prithviraj Kapoor.
  • In the late 1940s, as a child actor, Shashi played many roles in movies. His best-known performance as a child actor was in Awaara (1951), where he played the younger version of the Raj Kapoor.

  • Shashi started his career with Dharmaputra in 1961. After that, he starred in multifarious movies like Deewar, Kabhi Kabhi, Baseraa, Namak Halaal, Waqt, Trishul, Aa Gale Lag Jaa, Suhag, etc. These all were blockbusters.
  • In 1991, he tried his hand in direction too. The first film in his direction was Ajooba that starred Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. Sharing a story from the sets, Amitabh Bachchan said in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, “He moved around the set with a stick in his hand, with the intention of using it on anyone who misbehaved. But he never used it! He was one director who cared immensely for his artists and technicians, on an equal plane.”Ajooba movie poster
  • In an Interview with Mumbai Mirror, Indian actress Shabana Azmi revealed that Shashi Kapoor put his money only in theater and cinema, over other commercial businesses. Sharing an anecdote Shabana said, “When we went for the Moscow Film Festival, with just eight dollars in foreign exchange, we were all trapped for cash. But despite the presence of bigwigs like FC Mehra and Raj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor footed every bill.”
  • Shashi considers his father as his role model.
  • In 2011, he was conferred Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.Shashi Kapoor receiving Padma Bhushan from the President
  • In 2015, Shashi received Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the biggest award in Indian Cinema.Shashi Kapoor receiving Dada Saheb Falke Award