Legendary actor Shashi Kapoor is the 3rd and the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, born on March 18, 1938 in Calcutta. From the age of four, Shashi Kapoor acted in plays directed and produced by his father Prithviraj Kapoor.
He was married to Jennifer Kendal and had three kids named Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.
Along with the great performance in Hindi cinema, Shashi Kapoor also acted in English language films like Householder and Shakespeare-Wallah.
In 2011, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his immense contributions to Art-Cinema. In 2015, he was awarded the 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of his family to receive the highest award in Indian Cinema after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor.
He is the only Indian actor to have refused the National Award for Dharamputra. Shashi Kapoor conquered countless hearts with his performances. This classy actor, producer and director have turned 79 today.
We all wish him a very happy birthday!