Shashi Kapoor is a well known Bollywood actor-producer and belongs to the famous Kapoor family. He is the son of the late Prithviraj Kapoor and youngest brother of Raj Kapoor.
Shashi began acting as a child in the early 1940s, appearing in many mythological films. He was a popular hero in the 1970s and was often cast with Amitabh Bachchan as joint lead.
He was also known internationally for starring in many British and American films notably the Merchant-Ivory productions such as Shakespearewallah, Bombay Talkies and Heat and Dust.
Shashi has retired from the industry. He has three children. His wife, actress Jennifer Kendal, died of cancer in 1984.