Birth: 18-03-1938 , Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Shashi Kapoor is an award-winning Indian film actor and producer. A member of the famous Kapoor family, known as Bollywood's first family, he made his debut as the leading man in the 1961 Yash Chopra film, `Dharmputra` and went on to appear in over a 100 films. He is remembered for his brilliant performances in hit Hindi films including `Jab Jab Phool Khile`, `Aa Gale Lag Jaa`, `Haseena Maan Jayegi`, `Satyam Shivam Sundaram` and `Junoon`. He has starred with superstar Amitabh Bachchan in a number of films like `Deewar`, `Do Aur Do Paanch` and `Namak Halaal`. He has also played leading roles in a number of British films, including several Merchant Ivory productions such as `Shakespeare-Wallah`. In 1980, he set up his production house, Film Valas, which produced critically acclaimed films such as `Junoon` (1978), `Kalyug` (1981), `36 Chowringhee Lane` (1981), `Vijeta` (1982) and `Utsav` (1984). In 2011, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. Shashi Kapoor is the younger sibling of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, and the son of Prithviraj Kapoor. He is the father of Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.