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Remembering Raj Kapoor!
On this very day 87 yeas ago, Indian cinema’s greatest showman was born – Ranbir Raj Kapoor. We take a look at his life and times
On December 14, 1924, Ranbir Raj Kapoor was born to Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Devi in Peshawar. Since his father was already popular in theatre and films, Raj Kapoor debuted with Inquilab (1935) at the age of 11. But he got his big break 12 years later in the movie Neel Kamal (1947) where he starred opposite Madhubala. By the time he turned 24, he had established his own banner – RK Films. The first movie under this banner was Aag. Raj is remembered as the ‘Charlie Chaplin of Indian cinema’ because he often portrayed a tramp-like figure in his movies. Click here to read more