Born on 4 September 1952, Rishi Kapoor’s first film is ‘Bobby’, before that he played the childhood character of his father Raj Kapoor in ‘Mera Naam Joker’.
Mera Naam Joker was also not Rishi’s first film. Earlier he was seen as a small child in ‘Shree 420’. For the shooting of which Nargis had to convince Rishi by giving him a lot of chocolates. Balak Rishi is seen walking with brothers Randhir Kapoor and Reema in the song ‘Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua’ from the film.
It is believed that Raj Kapoor made ‘Bobby’ to launch his son Rishi Kapoor. Revealing this fact, Rishi Kapoor said that after the failure of ‘Mera Naam Joker’, Raj Kapoor’s financial condition had deteriorated due to which he could not sign a top star for the film.
Raj Kapoor planned a teenage romantic film ‘Bobby’ and for this he chose Rishi.
After the tremendous success of ‘Bobby’, Rishi was seen doing romantic roles in more than 90 films.
Rishi’s pairing with Neetu Kapoor was very much liked. Especially the youth were crazy about this pair. Both did many films and most were successful.
Rishi played the role of a villain in the 2012 film ‘Agneepath’. He also played a negative character in Khoj Were।
Rishi and his son Ranbir have done towel dropping scenes in their first films. While Rishi dropped the towel in ‘Bobby’, Ranbir dropped the towel in a song in ‘Saawariya’.
The scene in ‘Bobby’ where Rishi first meets Dimple was actually based on Nargis and Raj Kapoor’s first meeting.
In a scene of ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, Rishi calls Neetu Kapoor by her real name Neetu. This mistake was not corrected and this scene can be seen in the film.
It is said that Rishi started liking Dimple during the shooting of ‘Bobby’. Wanted to propose him, but Dimple suddenly surprised everyone by marrying Rajesh Khanna.
Later Neetu Singh started liking Rishi. At the time of his courtship, Rishi was a very strict boyfriend and used to forbid Neetu to work after 8:30 pm.
Rishi Kapoor used to harass Neetu Singh by doing pranks on the sets at the time of shooting and Neetu was very irritated by this. Rishi had spread kajal on Neetu’s face on the sets of ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’. Because of this, Neetu had to do makeup again.
Neetu Singh’s mother was against Neetu going out with Rishi. Whenever the couple went on a date, Neetu’s cousin was also used by their mother.
At the beginning of her relationship with Rishi, Neetu was trying to make a place in the industry, while Rishi was a successful actor. Neetu and Rishi’s first film was ‘Zehreela Insaan’.
When Rishi Kapoor went to meet Neetu Singh’s parents for the first time, he had a very high fever.
At her wedding, Neetu Kapoor had fainted due to the crowd, while Rishi also felt dizzy.
Rishi has also done an English film. ‘Don’t Stop Dreaming’ was directed by Shammi Kapoor’s son Aditya Raj Kapoor.
Rishi Kapoor’s character is gay in the film ‘Student of the Year’, produced under Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions.
Raj Kapoor had planned the film ‘Hina’ with Rishi Kapoor, but he died. Later Randhir Kapoor directed this film and took Rishi as the hero.
Rishi Kapoor also directed a film. He made ‘Aa Ab Laut Chalen’ with Aishwarya Rai and Akshaye Khanna.
Rishi received the Filmfare Award for his first film as a hero, Bobby.
Apart from Rishi and Neetu Kapoor’s son Ranbir Kapoor, he also has a daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. She is a fashion designer by profession.
More than 20 actresses started their career with Rishi Kapoor.
Sweaters worn by Rishi Kapoor in films were very much liked.