The family of Rishi Kapoor


MUMBAI: Rishi Kapoor was born as Rishi Raj Kapoor in Bombay (now Mumbai) on September 4, 1952, to Raj Kapoor and Krishna Raj Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor was born in a Punjabi family and was the second son of actor-director Raj Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor was the grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor.

Rishi Kapoor completed his studies form Campion School, Mumbai and later on did his graduation from Mayo College, Ajmer.

Rishi Kapoor’s brothers, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor, uncles Prem Nath, Rajendra Nath, Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor are all gems of the Indian cinema. Rishi Kapoor has two sisters– Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain.

Rishi dated actress Yasmin in his teenage days and broke up with her. As an adult, Rishi Kapoor fell in love with his co-actress Neetu Singh during the shoot of ‘Bobby’ and dated her alongside with other actresses. Rishi Kapoor also dated actress Dimple Kapadia but after his father’s denial ended his relationship with her. Rishi Kapoor married his 15-time co-star Neetu Singh on January 22, 1980. The couple has two children– actor Ranbir Kapoor and designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahani.

Rishi Kapoor is the nephew of actors Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Shammi Kapoor, director Vijay Kapoor, Subbiraj, Prem Nath, Vicky Kapoor and Bina Rai. He is the brother-in-law of actress Babita Kapoor and paternal uncle of actresses Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor is the cousin of actor Kunal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor, Prem Kishen, Jatin Sial, Sanjana Kapoor, Salma Agha and Monty Nath. Rishi Kapoor is the son-in-law of actress Rajee Singh.