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Raj Kapoor Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Raj Kapoor Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth December 14, 1924
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Date of Death June 2, 1988

Raj Kapoor was an Indian actor, film director, and producer who gained acclaim with his work in Hindi cinema and is considered one of the greatest and most influential Bollywood actors and filmmakers. His film credits include Mera Naam JokerNeel Kamal, Dil Ki Rani, AwaaraJan PahechanBawre NainBoot PolishShree 420Chori ChoriJagte Raho, Phir Subah HogiMain Nashe Mein HoonChar Dil Char RahenJis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai, SangamDil Hi To HaiSapno Ka SaudagarAround the WorldKal Aaj Aur KalMera Desh Mera Dharam, Do JasoosChandi Sona, and others.

Born Name

Shrishti Nath Kapoor

Other Names

Raj Kapoor, Ranbir Raj Kapoor, The Showman, The Greatest Show Man of Indian Cinema, Charlie Chaplin of Indian Cinema, Raj Sahab

Raj Kapoor as seen in a black-and-white still
Raj Kapoor as seen in a black-and-white still (Wikipedia / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)


He was born on December 14, 1924.


On June 2, 1988, Raj Kapoor died at the age of 63 from complications related to asthma in New Delhi, Delhi, India.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)





Raj Kapoor studied at Colonel Brown Cambridge School in Dera Doon, St Xavier’s Collegiate School in Calcutta, and Campion School in Bombay.


Actor, Producer, Director


  • Father – Prithviraj Kapoor (b. Prithvinath Kapoor) (November 3, 1906 – May 29, 1972) (Regarded as one of the founding figures of Hindi cinema)
  • Mother – Ramsarni Mehra
  • SiblingsShammi Kapoor (b. Shamsher Raj Kapoor) (October 21, 1931 – August 14, 2011) (Younger Brother) (Actor), Shashi Kapoor (b. Balbir Raj Kapoor) (March 18, 1938 – December 4, 2017) (Younger Brother) (Actor, Producer), Urmila Sial (Younger Sister), Devinder (called Devi) (Younger Sister) (Died of double pneumonia), Ravinder (called Binder or Bindie) (Younger Brother) (Died of poisoning in a freak incident when he swallowed rat-poison pills strewn in the garden)
  • Others – Basheshwarnath Kapoor (Paternal Grandfather) (A police officer in the Indian Imperial Police posted in the city of Peshawar), Trilok Kapoor (Paternal Uncle) (Actor), Jugal Kishore Mehra (Maternal Uncle), Rajendra Nath Malhotra (Maternal Uncle) (Actor, Comedian), Prem Nath Malhotra (better known as Prem Nath) (Maternal Uncle) (Actor), Narendra Nath (Maternal Uncle) (Actor), Uma (Maternal Aunt), Aditya Raj Kapoor (Nephew) (Actor, Filmmaker, Retired Businessperson), Kanchan (Niece), Kunal Kapoor (Nephew) (Actor, Producer, Director, Advertisement Maker), Karan Kapoor (Nephew) (Photographer, Actor, Model), Sanjana Thapar (Niece) (Former Film Actor, Theatre Artist), Prem Krishen (Cousin) (Actor, Producer), Kailash Nath (Monty) (Cousin)



Raj Kapoor as seen with his wife Krishna
Raj Kapoor as seen with his wife Krishna (Unknown Author / Filmindia / Public Domain)


5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Raj Kapoor had dated –

  1. Krishna Malhotra (1946⁠-1988) – He got married to Krishna Malhotra on May 12, 1946, and the news of their marriage was reported in the cine-magazine Filmindia June 1946 issue as, “Raj Kapoor, the talented and versatile son of Prithviraj Kapoor ended his career of wild oats by marrying Miss Krishna Malhotra in the second week of May at Rewa, Madhya Pradesh”. They had 5 children – 3 sons named Randhir Kapoor (b. 1947), Rishi Kapoor (1952-2020), and Rajiv Kapoor (1962-2021) and 2 daughters named Ritu Nanda (1949-2020) and Rima Jain (b. 1955). The couple’s grandchildren include Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, and Ranbir Kapoor.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Frequently played Tramp like individuals
  • An exceptionally calm and sweet voice on-screen
From Left to Right - Dilip Kumar, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Dev Anand, and Raj Kapoor in the 1950s
From Left to Right – Dilip Kumar, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Dev Anand, and Raj Kapoor in the 1950s (Unknown Author / / Public Domain)

Raj Kapoor Favorite Things

  • His Own Film – Mera Naam Joker (1970)


Raj Kapoor Facts

  1. He co-starred as Raju in the 1970 Hindi romance drama film Mera Naam Joker which became a cult classic. It is regarded as one of Kapoor’s finest works and has been labeled as a “misunderstood masterpiece”.
  2. The Government of India honored Raj Kapoor with the Padma Bhushan (the 3rd-highest civilian award in the Republic of India) in 1971 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (India’s highest award in the field of cinema) in 1987.
  3. It was announced in 2011 that Raj Kapoor will be inducted into the Brampton Walk of Fame in Ontario, Canada.

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