Bollywood actor Dimple Kapadia's sister Simple Kapadia passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in Andherui, Mumbai. Her body was later brought to her sister's residence Vaastu in Mumbai. 51-year-old Simple was suffering from blood cancer.
Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle Khanna and Tabu attended her funeral. The last rites were performed at Hindu Samaj Crematorium, Ville Parle on Wednesday morning.
Simple Kapadia (15 August 1958 – 10 November 2009) was a former actress who worked in nearly 20 Bollywood films and later became a costume designer.
Simple began her career when she was 18 years old. She made her acting debut in 1977 with Anurodh, where she was paired opposite her brother-in-law Rajesh Khanna. The film's director Shakti Samanta said that although the film had an interesting story, he felt that the audience probably did not want to see the leading man pursue his real life sister-in-law. Simple Kapadia was thus unjustly blamed for the failure of the movie and had to bear caustic comments from a ruthless Indian press.
Later, she worked in Hum Rahe Na Hum, Tumhare Bina, Jeevan Dhaara, Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai, Dulha Bikta Hai, Naseeb, Shakka, Lootmaar, Man Pasand, Ahsaas, Rehguzar, Chakravuyha and Pyar Ke Do Pal.
She quit acting in 1986 after Pyar Ke Do Pal. However, she showed a lot of character. During the years that followed, she acted in numerous movies. Her most notable roles included: a sensual dancer in Lootmaar; a vamp in Pyar Ke do pal; a desirable thief in Shaaka; and a fascinating performance in Jeevan Dhara. She also performedbrilliantly in "Rehguzar" opposite Shekhar Suman in 1985.
Later in 1994, she worked as a costume designer for Rudaali and won a Natiopnal Award for Best Costume Designing. .