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Everyone is aware of the Kapoor family, which has made its presence felt in the Indian film industry for a long time by making its mark from generation to generation. Kapoor family is the life of Bollywood. There will hardly be any person who will not be aware of the identity of this family. Ever since speaking films were not in vogue in cinema, the Kapoor family is emerging as a part of the cinema world. From the era of silent cinema to black and white and color cinema, the few artists who have made their mark include a person from the Kapoor family. Let us tell you that actor Prithviraj Kapoor is a name that has contributed a lot in becoming the backbone of Indian cinema. Today the actor is not among us but the whole cinema world still remembers him for his fine work.
Today is the 50th death anniversary of Prithviraj Kapoor, who was the most important part and face of Indian cinema. Today the entire cinema world remembers him for his excellent performance and struggle. It is none other than Prithviraj Kapoor who got India’s first commercial studio Prithvi Theater in the year 1944.
Prithviraj Kapoor saw the death of his mother in front of his eyes when he was just 3 years old. That period was very difficult for the actor. But, since then he has decided that he will do something big in life. After many years, it was Prithviraj Kapoor who gave the Kapoor family a different identity in the industry in the film.
Puthviraj Kapoor started acting at the age of just 8 years after his mother’s death. When speaking films did not start, first actor Prithviraj Kapoor turned to silent films and during working in it, the actor improved himself a lot. When the first talkie films were started in his garden, then the first talkie film Alam Ara was made. At the same time, the actor emerged as the first villain of the talking films.
Prithviraj Kapoor was very fond of acting since childhood. The actor, who took off his acting career from theatre, entered the world of acting from Lyallpur and Peshawar. After the theatre, the actor who had an inexhaustible love for theater came to Lahore where he had to pay the price for being more educated. Due to being highly educated, Prithviraj Kapoor did not get a chance to be a part of any drama troupe. But after being a part of a few plays, Prithviraj Kapoor had made up his mind to become an actor.
In his film career spanning 47 years, Prithviraj also gave many cult classic films. For which he was awarded with many great awards. Actor Prithviraj Kapoor was also honored with big awards like Dadasaheb Phalke and Padma Bhushan for his best performance.
Prithviraj Kapoor may have been an important part of Indian cinema, but initially he had to struggle hard for many years to make his place in the industry. In the year 1931, actor Prithviraj Kapoor was just 24 years old. During that time, in India’s first talking film Alam Ara, he set a wonderful example of his acting by playing the role from youth to old age by putting on eight different beards.
Meanwhile, Prithviraj Kapoor married Ramsarani Mehra at the age of just 17. From whom three children Raj Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor were born. Apart from these, they had two more children, but before the birth of Shammi Kapoor, two of their children died. After this, a daughter Urmila Syal was born to them. Following in the footsteps of Prithviraj Kapoor, his sons Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi also achieved a big position in the industry.
Actor Prithviraj Kapoor spent his entire life in the acting world from childhood to youth and old age. At the same time, his character of Akbar in the film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ is still in people’s mind, which people remember. After saying goodbye to his world, the next generation of Kapoor family carried forward his legacy in the film world, who are contributing to the film world till date.