Born as Balbir Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor was one of the Kapoors who carried the legacy of the first family of Indian cinema. He acted in over 160 films in his career span, emerging as the charming and handsome hero of his time. Shashi started his acting career as a child artiste in the well-known films Aag and Awara.

Each time we hear his name, the iconic scene from Deewar featuring Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan flashes in front of our eyes. Who can ever forget the dialogue ‘Mere Paas Maa hai’. Other than Deewar, the actor has given us many cherishable films such as Kalyug, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Kabhie Kabhie, Silsila, Trishul,  Shaan, Aa Gale Lag Jaa and many more.

Shashi Kapoor was one of the first actors to become part of international cinema, featuring in films such as The Householder, Shakespeare-Wallah, Bombay Talkie.

On his 80th birth anniversary, let’s look back at the rarely seen moments of his life.

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After witnessing a glorious era in the 70s and 80s during his career, he retired from acting in 1998. The legendary actor, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis,  died on 4 December 2017.