Shammi Kapoor Birth Anniversary: Unknown facts about this blue-eyed actor

Shammi Kapoor would have turned 89 today. The actor was undoubtedly the best thing happening to Indian cinema in the '60s. He rocked and with him rocked the country! On his birth anniversary today, let's have a look at some unknown facts about him.

India TV Entertainment Desk [ Published on: October 21, 2020 15:01 IST ]
  • Before playing the leading hero in Bollywood films, Shammi Kapoor worked as a junior artist and earned Rs 150 a month. 
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    Before playing the leading hero in Bollywood films, Shammi Kapoor worked as a junior artist and earned Rs 150 a month. 

  • Before Neela Devi, Shammi Kapoor was married to Geeta Bali and had two children with her. She died of small pox in 1960s.
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    Before Neela Devi, Shammi Kapoor was married to Geeta Bali and had two children with her. She died of small pox in 1960s.

  • Remember Silsila song Neela Aasama So Gaya? Shammi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan composed the antara of the song. While Big B strung his guitar, Kapoor hummed it.
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    Remember Silsila song Neela Aasama So Gaya? Shammi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan composed the antara of the song. While Big B strung his guitar, Kapoor hummed it.

  • Interestingly, all the girls living in Shammi Kapoor's lane used to tie him rakhi every year. He used to have atleast 10-12 rakhis on his hand.
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    Interestingly, all the girls living in Shammi Kapoor's lane used to tie him rakhi every year. He used to have atleast 10-12 rakhis on his hand.

  • Also, Shammi Kapoor was said to be the first actor to use the internet and he was very net savvy.
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    Also, Shammi Kapoor was said to be the first actor to use the internet and he was very net savvy.

  • Shammi Kapoor had met Madhubala for the first time when they came together for film Rail Ka Dabba and he was left mesmerised by her beauty that he forgot his lines.
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    Shammi Kapoor had met Madhubala for the first time when they came together for film Rail Ka Dabba and he was left mesmerised by her beauty that he forgot his lines.

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