Written by Staff Writer
30 Apr, 2020 | 11:49 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor, famed for his romantic roles, has died at the age of 67 due to a cancer.
He was part of the Kapoor acting dynasty which has long dominated Bollywood, the Hindi film industry.
The actor made a huge splash in 1973 with his first lead role in “Bobby” – a teenage love story.
He played the romantic lead in dozens of films for over two decades, after which he made a successful transition to character roles.
Rishi Kapoor debuted as a child actor in 1970 in his father Raj Kapoor’s film, “Mera Naam Joker.”
Several of his films in the 1980s and 90s – “Khel Khel Mein,” “Karz” and “Chandni” became massive box-office hits.
He was a skilful dancer and some of his films had songs that are massively popular even today.
Kapoor made a successful on-screen pair with actress Neetu Singh. In one of Bollywood’s most enduring love stories, they took that romance off-screen as well when they got married in 1980.
Their son, Ranbir Kapoor, is a successful Bollywood star in his own right.
Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and returned to India last September after a year long treatment in New York.
He was taken to hospital on last morning after he complained of breathing difficulties, his brother Randhir Kapoor told foreign media.
His death comes a day after the passing away of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan.
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