It is the 86th birth anniversary of legendary Bollywood actor Shammi Kapoor, who ruled our hearts with his power-packed performances and charismatic smile. His portrayal of a romantic hero is still the inspiration of many upcoming actors in the Hindi film industry.
Shammi Kapooer was born as Shamsher Raj Kapoor on October 21 1931 to director Prithviraj Kapoor and wife Ramsarni Kapoor.
The Yahoo actor spent his early years of childhood in Kolkata and Peshawar, in Kapoor Haveli.
Shammi Kapoor is best known for his roles in films like "Tumsa Nahin Dekha", "Dil Deke Dekho", "Junglee", "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya", "An Evening in Paris", Bramhachari, "Andaz" and "Sachaai".
Shammi Kapoor called himself ‘shaukeen’ due to his fondness for a good life.
In a career spanning over five decades, the iconic star acted in more than 70 films.
Shammi Kapoor married actress Geeta Bali in a temple on in 1955 just after just four months of meeting each other.
He was last seen in Imtiaz Ali's 2011 film Rockstar where the superstar shared screen space with grand-nephew Ranbir Kapoor.
Shammi Kapoor breathed his last on August 14, 2011 due to chronic renal failure.