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Jennifer Kapoor Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 28, 2023

Short Biography

Jennnifer Kapoor, originally known as Jennifer Kendal, was an English Actress born on 28th February 1934 in Southport, Lancashire, England. She founded the Prithvi Theatre, which is one of the Mumbai’s best known theatres built in the memory of Prithviraj Kapoor.
Other Name: Jennifer Kendal
Other Professions: Theatre Actress Costume Designer

Jennifer Kapoor Complete Bio & Career

Jennifer’s parents Geoffrey Kendal and Laura Liddell ran a theatre company “Shakespeareana” which traveled around India. This gave chance to Jennifer to spend much of her younger days in India. She appeared in several movies like Shakespeare Wallah (1965), Bombay Talkie (1970), Junoon (1978), 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981) and many other popular films of her time. 
She was awarded as the Best Actress, by the Evening Standard British Film Awards, in 1982 for her work in the movie, 36 Chowringhee Lane and in 1983 was nominated for the same movie by the BAFTA Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role. 
Shashi Kapoor was also said to be touring with the Shakespeareana where he met Jennifer and got to know her. Jennifer got married to Shashi Kapoor in July 1958. The couple first met in Calcutta in 1956 and later on worked together in many movie ventures, the first being Bombay Talkies (1970) and primarily produced by Merchant Ivory Productions. 


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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Jennifer Kapoor died on 07-09-1984 in London, UK. She was detected with terminal colon cancer. The reason of her death is the disease of cancer.

DEATHDAY 7 September,1984 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE London, England
DEATH COUNTRY United Kingdom

Jennifer Kapoor Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Geoffrey Kendel
Mother Laura Liddell
Sister Felicity Kendal
Brother None
Husband Shashi Kapoor (02-07-1958)
Sons Kunal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor
Daughter Sanjana Kapoor

She was born to Geoffrey Kendel and Laura Liddell. She had a younger sister named Felicity Kendal. She married veteran Bollywood Actor Shashi Kapoor on 02-07-1958. Together the couple had two sons named Kunal Kapoor & Karan Kapoor and a daughter named Sanjana Kapoor. All the three children made their mark in the acting industry just like their parents.

Life's Important Dates Of Jennifer Kapoor

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Blonde

Personal Info

Home Town Lancashire
Nationality British
Religion Christian
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Marital Status Married
Debut Bombay Talkie (1970)
Best Movies Bombay Talkie (1970) and Junoon (1978)

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jennifer Kapoor

  • She and Shashi Kapoor met for the first time in Calcutta while she was performing in the play "The Tempest" in the year 1956.
  • She dated Shashi Kapoor for 2 years before finally marrying him in 1958.

Jennifer Kapoor Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Jennifer Kapoor was 50 years 6 months & 7 days old age.