Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor

Born: November 03,1901

Spouse: Ramsarni Rama Mehra

Zodiac: Scorpio

Height: 6 feet 1 inches

Biography: One of the stalwarts of Indian cinema and the patriarch of the Kapoor family of Indian cinema, Prithiviraj Kapoor is credited with having founded the famous Prithvi Theatre. He started his acting career from theatre. His first lead role in a movie was in Cinema Girl (1929). After that he starred in nine silent movies including Be Dhari Talwar, Sher-e-Arab and Prince Vijaykumar. Kapoor was cast for a supporting role in India's first film talkie, Alam Ara (1931). His performance in Vidyapati (1937) was much appreciated as was his portrayal of Alexander the Great in Sohrab Modi's Sikandar (1941). During the later part of his career, Kapoor acted in the iconic Mughal E Azam (1960), where he gave the stellar performance as the Mughal emperor Akbar. His three other movies during this period include Harishchandra Taramati (1963), Sikandar-e-Azam (1965) and Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971). Kapoor is the recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 1969 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1971 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

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