Randhir Kapoor is a former Indian actor, film producer, and director who worked in Hindi cinema. He made his acting and directorial debut in the family drama ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’ in 1971. He produced the film ‘Henna’ in 1991 which proved to be the most commercially successful film of the decade. His film ‘Jawani Diwani'(1972) in which he played ‘Vijay Anand’ was one of the biggest hits of that year. Kapoor was last seen in the film ‘Super Nani’ (2014).
Randhir Raj Kapoor was born on Saturday, 15 February 1947 (age 76 years; as of 2023) in Chembur, Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Mumbai). He is a High school graduate and pursued his schooling at Colonel Brown Cambridge School, Dehradun. Randhir started his acting career in the 1970s. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 90 kg
Hair Colour: Salt & pepper
Eye Colour: Hazel
Parents & Siblings
Randhir is the son of popular Indian actor and director Raj Kapoor and his wife Krishna Kapoor. He has two sisters, Reema Jain, and deceased businesswoman Ritu Nanda, as well as two brothers, Rajiv Kapoor who was an Indian actor, director, and producer, passed away on 9 February 2021 from a heart attack; and Rishi Kapoor who was also an Indian actor, director, and producer, passed away on 30 April 2020 from leukemia. Before India’s partition, his family relocated to Mumbai from their Kapoor Haveli in Peshawar (now in Pakistan) to pursue performing professions.
Wife & Children
On 6 November 1971, Randhir got married to his longtime partner actress Babita Kapoor in a grandiose ceremony. They have two daughters, Kareena Kapoor, and Karisma Kapoor, both are actors. In the 1980s, Randhir and his wife, Babita, began to experience some unavoidable difficulties in their marriage, which eventually caused them to live apart for a while. However, in 2007, the couple sensibly decided to get back together.
Randhir Kapoor is one of the grandsons of Actor and producer Prithviraj Kapoor and grandnephew of actor Trilok Kapoor. Randhir Kapoor’s nephews include actors Ranbir Kapoor, Aadar Jain, and Armaan Jain, and businessman Nikhil Nanda.
Before getting married to Babita Kapoor, He dated her for a long time. They reportedly met for the first time on the sets of the 1971 Bollywood film ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’.
He follows Hinduism
He is a Punjabi Hindu.
R K Studios, Chembur, Mumbai 400071
Randhir Kapoor made his acting and directorial debut with the film ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal'(1971), which starred his wife, father, and grandfather. The film performed moderately at the box office.
Later in 1972, Randhir worked in three back-to-back films namely; ‘Jeet’, ‘Rampur Ka Lakshman’, and ‘Jawani Diwani’. The films were a success.
Then, MGR’s hit film ‘RickshawKaran'(1971) was remade in Hindi in 1973 as ‘Rickshawala’ with Randhir as the hero opposite the new heroine Neetu Singh, by Director K. Shankar, but the film flopped. His last film as a leading actor was ‘Khazana’ in 1987, after which he did not appear in a film for a decade.
In 2010, he returned to films with supporting roles in ‘Housefull’ and ‘Action Replayy.’
Randhir first appeared in the film ‘Shree 420′(1955) and ‘Do Ustad (1959) as a child artist.
Randhir Kapoor started producing the film ‘Henna'(1991) with his father Raj Kapoor in 1988, after his father’s death, Randhir took over the film as a director. ‘Henna'(1991) starring actor Rishi Kapoor and Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiar, was a huge success. In 1996, he produced ‘Prem Granth,’ starring Madhuri Dixit and Rishi Kapoor, and in 1999, he produced ‘Aa Ab Laut Chale,’ starring Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Khanna.
He became an assistant director with the film ‘Jhuk Gya Aasman (1968), starring Rajendra Kumar. Later, Randhir Kapoor started his acting and directorial career with his debut film ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’ in 1971 followed by ‘Dharam Karam’ in 1975 and ‘Henna’ in 1991.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- He was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Director.
His net worth is $30 million.
- Randhir’s nickname is ‘Dabboo.’
- His first job was out of his father Raj Kapoor’s production house.
- Randhir Kapoor had to go to work by bus, as his father had taken his car back. He was allowed to ride his cars on Sundays only.
- The song “Tere Bina Mein Kuch Bhi Nahin Hoon,” from his film ‘Janejann’ (1983) was very popular.
- Randhir starred in ‘Sawaal’ and ‘Pukar’ in 1983 and received critical praise for his performances, but the films flopped.
- His directorial film ‘Henna'(1991) resulted in a trip to Pakistan, where he was treated royally by then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a fan of his father Raj Kapoor, and his uncles Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor.
- Kapoor was set to return to acting after a gap of 10 years with the 1997 film ‘Ladies Only.’
- Randhir claims that he is temperamental which is why he does a few films.