Name: Shakti Kapoor
Birthday: 3rd September, 1958
Marital Status: Shakti Kapoor tied the knot with Padmini Kolhapur’s sister, Shivangi. He is the father of two children: Siddhant Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.
Award: In 1995, he won the Filmfare Best Comedian Award for ‘Raja Babu’ for his portrayal of the character of ‘Nandu’.
Biography: We all know Shakti Kapoor, the 6 feet tall gentleman who has entertained all of us with his roles of that of a comedian as well as a villain. He has acted in more than 400 films throughout his career and he continues to attract lots of appreciation from the audience for his exceptional performances. While Amitabh Bachchan paired with Rekha and Dharmendra paired arguably well with Hema Malini, Shakti Kapoor’s on-screen chemistry with Kader Khan had been the USP of numerous films.
He was born to a Punjabi family in the capital city, Delhi, India. He completed his graduation from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. Shakti Kapoor’s father handled a tailoring business at Connaught Place in New Delhi.
He made his debut in Bollywood in the year 1975 with the film ‘Do Jasoos’ which was followed by the film ‘Sangram’ in the year 1976. He started off slowly by undertaking only one film a year but later on he went on to doing more movies per year.
It was ‘Qurbani’ (1980) directed by the late Feroz Khan, being one of his biggest blockbusters which had several famous artists in its cast: Feroz Khan, Zeenat Aman, Vinod Khanna and Amjad Khan. Throughout his film career, Shakti Kapoor has donned various types of roles. In the film, ‘Satte Pe Satta’, Shakti went on to play a comic role alongside Amitabh Bachhan. He played a negative role in the film ‘Dance Dance’ (1987) and he won a lot of accolades for his role of the evil and stupid Balma in the 1989 hit film ‘Chaalbaaz’. He played the small role of a cop in the Akshay Kumar starrer, ‘Khiladi’ (1992). He is also well known for playing the role of the ruthless crime master named Gogo in Rajkumar Santoshi’s ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ (1994). Next up, he essayed the role of a gangster Goli in ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anadi’ (1994). The 1995 film, ‘Coolie No. 1’ by David Dhawan added another diamond to his crown, as did ‘Judwa’ (1997). Apart from the aforementioned films, some of his other successful films include ‘Aankhen’, ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ (1999), ‘Bhagam Bhag’ (2006), ‘Zubeidaa’ (2001) and ‘Hungama’ (2003). In the year 2009, Shakti made his appearance in a comedy film titled ‘Kisse Pyaar Karoon’.
Some of his new and upcoming projects are ‘Naughty at 40’, ‘Teen Patti’, ‘Mr. Bhatti on Chutti’, ‘Tara Sitara’, ‘Don’t Worry’ and ‘Chatur Singh Two Star’. In 2011, he had also appeared in the television reality show ‘Bigg Boss: Season 5’ broadcasted on the Indian channel ‘Colors’. He had been the house captain for the first 2 weeks but later on during the 4th week he got eliminated.