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Shammi Kapoor Height, Weight, Age, Death, Children

Shammi Kapoor Quick Info
Height 6 ft 0¾ in
Weight 91 kg
Date of Birth October 21, 1931
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death August 14, 2011

Shammi Kapoor was a legendary Indian actor who became a superstar of the Indian cinema during the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s due to his appearance in superhit films like Tumsa Nahi Dekha (1957), Dil Deke Dekho (1959), Junglee (1961), Professor (1962), Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), Teesri Manzil (1966), An Evening In Paris (1967), Brahmachari (1968), Prince (1969), Andaz (1971), to name a few.

Born Name

Shamsher Raj Kapoor

Nick Name

Shammi, India’s Elvis Presley

The Indian actor Shammi Kapoor
The Indian actor Shammi Kapoor (Unknown Author / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on October 21, 1931.


He passed away from chronic kidney failure on August 14, 2011, in Mumbai at the age of 79 years.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India







  • Father – Prithviraj Kapoor (Actor)
  • Mother – Ramsharni Mehra
  • SiblingsRaj Kapoor (Older Brother) (Actor, Director, Producer), Shashi Kapoor (Younger Brother) (Actor, Producer), Urmila Sial (Sister), Devinder ‘Devi’ Kapoor (Older Sister) (Died Young of double pneumonia), Ravinder ‘Binder’ Kapoor (Older Brother) (Died Young)
  • Others – Randhir Kapoor (Nephew) (Actor, Producer, Director), Ritu Nanda (Niece), Rishi Kapoor (Nephew) (Actor, Producer, Director), Rima Kapoor Jain (Niece), Rajiv Kapoor (Nephew) (Actor), Karishma Kapoor (Grandniece) (Actress), Kareena Kapoor (Grandniece) (Actress), Ranbir Kapoor (Grandnephew) (Actor, Producer), Riddhima Kapoor Sahani (Grandniece), Aadar Jain (Grandnephew) (Actor), Armaan Jain (Grandnephew) (Actor, Assistant Director, Television Personality), Nikhil Nanda (Grandnephew), Nitasha Nanda (Grandniece)




6 ft 0¾ in or 185 cm


91 kg or 200.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Shammi Kapoor had dated –

  1. Nutan
  2. Nadia Gamal (1953-1955)
  3. Geeta Bali (1955-1965) – He and the popular actress Geeta Bali became husband and wife on August 23, 1955. The couple welcomed a son named Aditya Raj Kapoor (b. July 1, 1956) and a daughter named Kanchan Kapoor together. However, after nearly a decade of marital bliss, Geeta died from smallpox at the young age of 34 years.
  4. Mumtaz – He fell in love with his Brahmachari (1968) co-star Mumtaz during the shooting of the film. The two even got engaged, however, their relationship came to an end after Mumtaz refused to quit acting post-marriage.
  5. Sonia Sahni – He was briefly engaged to Sonia Sahni in the past.
  6. Bina Ramani – The socialite Bina Ramani became his fiancée for a short duration.
  7. Neila Devi Gohil (1969-2011) – On January 27, 1969, his second marriage to Neila Devi Gohil, who was the queen of Bhavnagar, took place. After marriage, his wife refused to have her own biological children in order to raise her steps kids fairly. The couple stayed happily together for more than 4 decades until Kapoor’s death in August 2011.
Shammi Kapoor as seen with his wife Neila Devi in 2010
Shammi Kapoor as seen with his wife Neila Devi in 2010 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Dancing style
  • His reputation as a ladies’ man
  • Flamboyant personality
  • He was short-tempered.



Shammi Kapoor as seen posing with Imran Khan (left) and Aamir Khan in 2008
Shammi Kapoor as seen posing with Imran Khan (left) and Aamir Khan in 2008 (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Shammi Kapoor Facts

  1. The actor Bobby Deol (son of Dharmendra) was born on the day that Shammi Kapoor married his second wife, Neila Devi Gohil.
  2. He is honored with a brass statue at the Walk of the Stars in Bandstand located in Bandra, Mumbai.
  3. Shammi Kapoor’s last film appearance was playing Ustad Jameel Khan alongside his grandnephew Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali‘s Rockstar (2011).

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