Rishi Kapoor is a popular Indian Bollywood actor, film producer and director. He is the second son of famous film director and star Raj Kapoor.
His brothers are well-known actors: Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor. He is father of actor Ranbir Kapoor and designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahani. Rishi is the paternal uncle of today's actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. He is of Punjabi Hindu Khatri origin.
Rishi Kapoor debuted in his father's 1970 film 'Mera Naam Joker', playing his father's role as a child. Rishi Kapoor had his first lead role opposite Dimple Kapadia in the popular 1973 film 'Bobby' which became an instant hit among youngsters. He has, since then, played the lead role romancing young heroines till the year 2000 with the delayed release of 'Karobaar: The Business of Love'. He moved on to supporting roles with 'Hum Tum' (2004) and 'Fanaa' (2006). He also directed a film 'Aa Ab Laut Chalen' in 1998 starring Rajesh Khanna, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshaye Khanna, Kader Khan, Paresh Rawal and Jaspal Bhatti. Recently, he appeared in 'Namaste London' and an English-language film titled 'Don't Stop Dreaming' which was directed by his cousin Aditya Raj Kapoor (son of actor Shammi Kapoor). He acted with the veteran actor Kamal Haasan in 'Saagar' which was officially sent to the Oscars.
Rishi has acted in the movie 'Chintu Ji' in which he plays himself. The film has references that pertain to Raj Kapoor, his father, his mother, his wife and his earlier films like 'Chandni', 'Mera Naam Joker' and others.
He has also worked with his wife Neetu Singh in 'Love Aaj Kal', co-star Dimple Kapadia in 'Patiala House' and in 'Tell Me O Kkhuda'. He played the role of a dreaded gangster in 'Agneepath'. The other films he has worked in are 'Housefull 2', 'Student of the Year' and 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'.