Shashi Kapoor receives Dadasaheb Phalke award – the legacy continues
He’s widely known for his dialogue “Mere paas Maa hai….” and rightly so Shashi Kapoor got the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award on Mother’s Day. It was a double honour for the family when the award ceremony was held in Prithvi theatre, since Shashi could not travel to Delhi because of his ill health. Shashi kapoor built Prithvi Theatre in memory of his father Late Prithvi Raj Kapoor.
Born as Balbir Raj Prithviraj Kapoor, he hails from India’s first film family. Shashi Kapoor is the youngest of 3 brothers- Raj, Shammi & Shashi. He is also the 3rd member in the family to receive this award after Prithviraj Kapoor & Raj Kapoor. He’s apperared in large number of films including Hindi and English language. Starting with theatres at the age of 4 yrs, Shashi Kapoor came into the films in late 40’s…..as a child artist. His first film as a leading man was ‘Dharmaputra’ in 1961. He was India’s one of the first actors to go international with English language films like ‘The Householder’ and ‘Shakespeare Wallah’ in association with ‘Ivory-Merchant Productions’.
Shashi Kapoor gave hits like ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Deewar and went on to do more than 100 films. He set up his production house ‘ Film walas’ producing critically acclaimed films like ‘Junoon, 36 Chowrangee Lane, Vijeta and Utsav’. Shashi Kapoor won the Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actor in Deewar. He was honoured with Padma Bhushan and is also a recipient of 3 National Film awards. After Devanand, Shashi Kapoor ranks 2nd most romantic actor in Hindi cinema.
Shashi Kapoor, recipient of the 46th Dadasaheb Phalke award, truly represents a great legacy!!!