Sunday, July 20, 2014

KAMAL KAPOOR

Kamal Kapoor was born on 22nd February 1920 at Lahore and was educated at the DAV College, Lahore.
He came to Mumbai in 1944 to work with his cousin Prithviraj Kapoor.Kamal Kapoor got his entry to films in 1947 with the film 'Dak Bungalow' which was produced by Indian National Pictures Ltd,  and the cast included Suraiya,Wasti,Gope,M.Ismail etc.
Next year in 1948 he acted as 'Advocate Khanna' , father of Raj Kapoor's hero character in the film 'Aag' which was produced  and directed by Raj Kapoor.
Kamal Kapoor portrayed important  roles in all the films he acted and includes characters like 'Father of hero or heroine,Police Commissioner,Judge,Lawyer,Gangster' etc.
Film of 60's and 70's earned him much reputation and popularity and acted in many prestigious films of that period.
'Shaheed' was a film based on the inspirational life of Sardar Bhagat Singh in 1965.Kamal Kapoor's role in that film  was as Public prosecutor.
In the film 'Jab Jab Phool Khile'(65) he acted as 'Rai Bahadur Chunnilal Khanna, heroine's dad.In the film Shashi Kapoor acted as the hero who was a Kashmiri  boatman and got in love with a beautiful city girl(Nanda).
In the film 'Raja Aur Runk(68) in which Sanjeev Kumar was in the lead, he acted as Senapati Vikram.
In Manmohan Desai's 'Sachcha Jutha' in which Rajesh Khanna-Mumtaz were the leadpair, Kamal acted as a Police Commissioner.
In the film 'Mehboob Ki Mehndi' he was Prosecuting Lawyer.
In the super hit film 'Pakeezah' he acted as 'Nawab Zafar Ali Khan'.
In another Super hit film 'Seeta aur Geeta' in which Dharmendra,Sanjeev Kumar,Hema Malini acted in pivotalroles, he acted as Ravi's (Sanjeev Kumar) father.
In the film 'Insaaniyat(74) he was a Judge who was hero Shashi Kapoor's father.
In the film 'Chor Machaye Shor(74) in which Shashi Kapoor-Mumtaz paired, he was father of Mumtaz as Seth Jagdish.
He acted as Police Commissioner in the film '5 Rifles'.
In the super-hit blockbuster film 'Amar Akbar Anthony' directed by Manmohan Desai in 1977 he was Superintendent Khanna.
His role as 'Narang' in the super hit film 'Don'(78) earned him much accolades and appreciation.Amitabh Bachchan was the hero of this film and Zeenat Aman was the heroine.
In another Amitabh Bachchan film 'Nastik' directed by Pramod Chakravorty, his role as 'Ghanshyam' was also well appreciated.
In the film 'Do Qaidi'(1989) in which Sanjay Dutt,Farha Naaz,Govinda acted in pivotal roles his role was as a Police Commissioner.
In the Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Pradha film 'Inderjeet'(1991) he was a 'Principal'.
Kamal Kapoor acted in around 600 films in his career in languages 'Hindi,Punjabi and Gujarati'.
He passed away on 2nd August 2010.
Selected Filmography
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Hatimlal
Aag
Kashmir
Jaggu
Dwarakadheesh
Khuda Ka Bandha
Mujrim
Circus Sundari
Bhakt Prahlad
Naqli Nawab
Ek Musafir Ek Hasina
Shaheed
Jab Jab Phool Khile
Do Dil
Diwana
Taqdeer
Raaz
Aamne Samne
Shatranj
Mera Dost
Mastana
Dastak
Mehboob Ki Mehndi
Pakeezah
Lalkar
Jugnu
Wahi Raat Wahi Aawaz
Hanste Zakhm
Ek Mutthi Aasman
Insaniyat
Chor Machaye Shor
5 Rifles
Dil Diwana
Khel Khel Mein
Deewar
Aafat
Tyag
Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
Don 
Laila Majnu
Sanam Teri Kasam
Karishma
Meri Jung
Mard


Do Qaidi
Daata
Toofan
Mahal
Doodh Ka Karz
Indrajeet
Aakhri Sanghursh

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