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Prithviraj Kapoor in 1929
3 November 1906|
Samundri, Punjab, British India
|Died||29 May 1972
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Ramsarni Mehra (1923–1972)|
|Children||Raj, Shammi, Shashi|
|Relatives||See Kapoor family|
|Awards||Padma Bhushan (1969)|
Prithviraj Kapoor (3 November 1906 – 29 May 1972) was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry, who started his career as an actor in the silent era of Hindi cinema, associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and who founded the Prithvi Theatres, a travelling theatre company based in Mumbai, in 1944.
He was also the patriarch of the Kapoor family of Hindi films, four generations of which family, beginning with him, have played active roles in the Hindi film industry. However, his father, Biseswar Nath Kapoor, also played a short role in his movie Awaara. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1969 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1971 for his contributions towards Indian cinema.
Kapoor was born on 3 November 1906, in a Punjabi Hindu family,in Samundri, Punjab Province in British India, in what today is the Punjab province of Pakistan. His father, Basheshwarnath Kapoor, served as a police officer in the Indian Imperial Police in the city of Peshawar; while his grandfather, Keshavmal Kapoor, was a Tehsildar in Samundri, Punjab, British India.Surinder Kapoor, the famous Bollywood producer and father of actor Anil Kapoor was a first cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor.
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