, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Shammi Kapoor, an Indian film actor and director, is hailed to be the one of the finest actors that Hindi cinema has ever produced. He was the leading star of Hindi cinema during the late 1950s as well as the 1960s. One of the successful sons of film and theatre actor Prithviraj Kapoor, Shammi was extremely versatile as an actor. He debuted in Bollywood in 1953, with the film `Jeevan Jyoti` and went on to deliver hits like `Tumsa Nahin Dekha`, `Dil Deke Dekho`, `Junglee`, `Dil Tera Diwana`, `Professor`,
`China Town`, `Rajkumar`, `Kashmir Ki Kali`, `Janwar`, `Teesri Manzil`, `An Evening in Paris`, `Bramhachari`, `Andaz` and `Vidhaata`. He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1968 for his performance in `Brahmachari` and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for `Vidhaata` in 1982.
Though he was born in Mumbai, he spent a major portion of his childhood in Kolkata, where his father was involved with New Theatres Studios, acting in films. Shammi Kapoor returned to Mumbai to complete his schooling. His brothers are the famous and successful Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor.