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Name: Neetu Singh Kapoor
Born: 8 July, 1958
Marital Status: Married actor Rishi Kapoor in 1980. Her daughter is Ridhima Kapoor Sahani and son is Ranbir Kapoor.
Trivia: Neetu’s mother Rajee Singh acted alongside her in ‘Rani aur Lalpari’
Biography: Neetu originally born as Harmeet Kaur, began her filmy career as a child artist when Vyjayanthimala suggested her for Suraaj (1966). After which followed a string of films like Dus Lakh, Do Kaliyaan(1968) Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1970), Pavitra Paapi(1972) where she appeared in prominent roles. But the 1973 film, Rikshawala, proved a failure at the box office costing Neetu some important films. Soon after, she returned with a bang in Yaadon Ki Barrat in 1973. Even with a minor role, she managed to steal the limelight with the famous song Lekar Hum. Here she was now doing the meatier roles in sucessful films like Rafoo Chakkar, Amar Akbar Anthony (1977),Yash Chopra’s Kabhie Kabhie (1976) , , Khel Khel Mein(1975), super hits Yaraana(1981) and Deewar(1975) opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Her on screen chemistry with Rishi Kapoor, her real life partner was a terrific hit. The pair featured in 11 films.
She played cheerful, lively and vivacious characters, in her films. A successful actress of her times, Neetu was nominated as Best Supporting Actress by Filmfare. She has numerous movies to her credit. She dominated the 70’s – early 80’s era. Just at the peak her career, she gave it all away to marry Rishi Kapoor, the legend Raj Kapoor’s son. Even in a short-lived career, Neetu starred opposite stalwarts like Dharmendra Jeetendra, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha.
With Love Aaj Kal in 2009, she made her comeback in the role of Rishi Kapoor’s wife. She further enacted in Do Dooni Char(2010) playing a middle class home maker, in Jab Tak Hain Jaan(2012) and is presently working in the Punjabi under production, Saadi Love Story.