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Rajiv Kapoor Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 13, 2021

Short Biography

Rajiv Kapoor was born on 25-08-1962 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He was an Indian Film Actor, Film Director, Film Producer, Editor & Assistant Director who belonged to the famous clan of the Kapoor Family. He remembers for his work in Bollywood blockbuster film Ram Teri Ganga Maili, which was directed by Raj Kapoor & released on 25-07-1985.

Other Name: Rajiv Raj Kapoor, Chimpu
Other Professions: Film Producer Film Director Editor Assistant Director
Appearance: Bollywood

Rajiv Kapoor Complete Bio & Career

Rajiv Kapoor was third, and for some reasons the lesser known son of great Raj Kapoor, and the grandson of veteran Prithviraj Kapoor, and was the brother of Ritu, Randhir, Rishi, and Rima. He was often referred by his nickname ‘Chimpu’. His sister-in-laws were renowned Bollywood actresses Neetu Singh and Babita. His paternal uncles were Shashi Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, cousin to Sanjana, Karan, and Kunal, and he was an uncle to Kareena and Karisma.
He started his career as a lead actor in the year 1983 release 'Ek Jaan Hai Hum', and since then acted in films like  ‘Zabardast', 'Aasman', 'Lava', 'Mera Saathi', 'Lover Boy', ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili', 'Zalzala', 'Preeti', 'Hum To Chale Pardes', 'Shukriya', Naag Nagin', and 'Zimmedar', which was indeed his last film as an Actor.
Later on, he tried his hands in productions and produced few films like 'Prem Granth', 'Henna', & 'Aa Ab Laut Chalen'; He also tried his hands at the direction, and directed a couple of films like 'Prem Granth' and 'Biwi O Biwi'.
This good-looking young man was still known for his exceptional performance in award-winning 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili'. The film was directed by his father Raj Kapoor and was produced by his elder brother Randhir Kapoor. This film was also the debut film of actress Mandakini.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Rajiv Kapoor died at the age of 58 from a heart attack on 09-02-2021 at his brother Randhir Kapoor's home in Mumbai.

DEATHDAY 9 February,2021 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Rajiv Kapoor Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to legendary actor/direcor Raj Kapoor and Krishna Kapoor. Veteran actors Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor were his brothers. Reema Kapoor and Ritu Nanda were his sisters. He was married to an Indian architect & fashion desginer Aarti Sabharwal from 2001 to 2003. The couple had no child.

Life's Important Dates Of Rajiv Kapoor

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School, Mumbai
Bombay Cambridge International School, Mumbai
College N/A
Qualification Intermediate (12th Class) Passed
Hobbies Reading, Writing & Doing Yoga
Marital Status Divorced
Debut Bollywood Film (as an actor) - Ek Jaan Hain Hum (1983)
Bollywood Film (as a producer & Editor) - Aa Ab Laut Chale (1999)
Bollywood Film (as a director) - Prem Granth (1996)
Best Movies Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)
Best Friends Rishi Kapoor (his brother), Anita Raj (actress)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Actress Babita Kapoor , Neetu Kapoor
Favorite Actor Raj Kapoor , Rishi Kapoor , Ranbir Kapoor
Favorite Film Director Raj Kapoor
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar
Favorite Dress Suits
Favorite Food Butter Chicken

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rajiv Kapoor

  • His full name was Rajiv Raj Kapoor and with love, his family called him Chimpu.
  • His role in the film Ram Teri Ganga Maili can't be forgotten, even the film was won five Filmfare Awards.
  • He had not any child.
  • Ek Jaan Hain Hum (1983) was the debut film of Rajiv Kapoor and actress Divya Rana. Both fell in deep love after this film, but Divya called off the relationship during the shooting of the film Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985.
  • He was in a relationship with a Sunita, who worked in an airline company.

Rajiv Kapoor Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Rajiv Kapoor was 58 years 5 months & 15 days old age.