Kamal Kapoor

Kamal Kapoor
कमल कपूर
ਕਮਲ ਕਪੂਰ
Born (1920-02-22)22 February 1920
Lahore, British India
Died 2 August 2010(2010-08-02) (aged 90)
Mumbai, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1946-97
Spouse(s) Suman Devi (m. 1945)
Children 5 including;
Kapil Kapoor (Director)
Relatives Ravinder Kapoor (brother)

Kamal Kapoor (Hindi: कमल कपूर) was an Indian actor and producer who acted in around 600 Hindi, Punjabi and Gujarati films.[1][2]

Early life

He was born in 1920 in Lahore, Punjab, British India.[3] He completed his studies in Lahore's DAV college. He was cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor & maternal grandfather of Goldie Behl.[4]


He started his career working as a hero through the 1940s-50s. His first film was Door Chalen, which was released in 1946 . He played the lead in the movie Door Chalen. He started playing the role of a villain in the 1960s-70s. Some of his popular roles are those of the father of Raj Kapoor in Aag and Narang[5] in Don.


This is a selected list

Year Film Role
1947 Dak Bangla
1948 Aag Advocate Khanna
1961 Reshmi Rumal Deepak
1962 Ek Musafir Ek Hasina Ranjeet
1965 Shaheed Public Prosecutor
Jab Jab Phool Khile Rai Bahadur Chunnilal Khanna
1967 Taqdeer Vijay
Raaz Sunil's Friend
1968 Raja Aur Runk Commander Vikram
1970 Sachaa Jhutha Commissioner of Police
1972 Pakeezah Nawab Zafar Ali Khan
Seeta Aur Geeta Ravi's Father
Gora Aur Kala Dilawar Singh
1973 Black Mail Dr. J.K. Shetty
1978 Don Narang
1985 Mard General Dyer
1989 Toofan ACP Sharma
1991 Indrajeet Principal
1997 Akhri Sanghursh Patel's Partner


  1. Encyclopedia of Bollywood–Film Actors (2010 ed.). Diamond. 10 October 2010. p. 260. ISBN 978-8128828997.
  2. "Kamal Kapoor". imusti.com. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. "Veteran Actor Kamal Kapoor - His Life and Work...". Blogger.
  4. "the kapoor family tree". Beth Loves Bollywood. June 2011.
  5. "Kamal Kapoor". imprints on indian filmscreen. Retrieved 7 September 2014.

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