Raj Kapoor: Bollywood’s Original Showman
Raj Kapoor came from a well-known film family. His father, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, was a famous actor and pioneer in Hindi Cinema.
Raj Kapoor was blessed with adaptability. He was not only an actor but also a director and producer of Hindi Cinema. He is believed to be a master in both acting and directorial fields.
His first big break through came after twelve years when he was chosen for the lead role in Neel Kamal opposite
Madhubala. With this film, Madhubala also made her first appearance as an adult.
Besides acting, he was aggressively involved in producing and directing films. When he established his own studio, R. K. Films, he was just 24 year old. His first directorial film was Aag. Making his managerial debut with the film, he became the youngest film director of his time. In this film, he starred opposite Nargis.
His first main success came in Mehboob Khan‘s blockbuster Andaz where his co-stars were Dilip Kumar and Nargis.
Because of his fame in his films, he gained his screen image as The Tramp, which is Charlie Chaplin’s most well-known screen character. He was also name Charlie Chaplin of Indian cinema by film historians and movie lovers. Raj Kapoor produced directed and starred Sangam which was the first color film.
Some of his blockbuster movies name Awaara (1951), Shree 420 (1955), Mera Naam Joker (1970), Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985), Barsaat (1949), Anari (1959), Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Sangam (1964).
Though he died long times ago, he is still memorize for his film making style and acting skills in the recent time too.
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