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Sign : Scorpio
Birthday : Dec 13, 1924

Ranbir Raj Kapoor (14 December 1924 – 2 June 1988), also known as "The Show Man", was a noted Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema.[1] He was the winner of two National Film Awards and nine Filmfare Awards in India, and a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954). His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the top ten greatest performances of all time by Time magazine.[2] His films attracted worldwide audiences, particularly in Asia and Europe. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

Early life and background
Raj Kapoor's birthplace, Dhaki Munawar Shah, Peshawar, Pakistan

Raj Kapoor was born in Dhakki Munawwar Shah near Qissa Khwani in Peshawar, (then) India (modern day Pakistan) into a Punjabi Hindu family[3][4][5] to Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Devi Kapoor.[3] He was the eldest of six children in the family.[6][7] He was the grandson of Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor and great-grandson of Dewan Keshavmal Kapoor, part of the famous Kapoor family. His brothers are actors Shashi Kapoor and the late Shammi Kapoor. He also had a sister named Urmila Sial. Two other siblings died in infancy.

Raj Kapoor attended Colonel Brown Cambridge School, Dehradun in the 1930s[8] and St Xavier's Collegiate School


 

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