Guwahati News Desk: Actor-director Rajiv Kapoor and son of celebrated filmmaker-actor Raj Kapoor, died on Tuesday due to a heart attack at the age of 58.
Neetu Kapoor, the wife of late actor Rishi Kapoor, confirmed the news on Instagram with a picture and wrote ‘RIP’.
Rajiv made his acting debut with the 1983 film “Ek Jaan Hain Hum”, but made his first appearance as a leading man in the blockbuster “Ram Teri Ganga Maili” (1985), which was Raj Kapoor’s last directorial venture.
He was also seen in films like “Aasmaan”, “Lover Boy”, “Zabardast” and “Hum To Chale Pardes”.
Rajiv Kapoor’s last film was “Zimmedaar”. His first production was “Henna” (1991), directed by his brother Randhir Kapoor. In 1996, Rajiv Kapoor made his feature directorial debut with “Prem Granth”, starring Rishi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. He also produced the Rishi Kapoor-directed 1999 romance drama “Aa Ab Laut Chalen”.
In 2001, the married architect Aarti Sabharwal, but the couple divorced later.
Mourning his demise, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar said she is “deeply saddened”.
“I just got to know about the passing away of the talented actor Rajiv Kapoor, the youngest son of Raj Kapoor Sahab. I’m deeply saddened by the news. May his soul rest in peace,” Mangeshkar tweeted. Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid remembered Rajiv Kapoor as “one of the most versatile” actors of his time.
“My heartfelt condolences to the entire Kapoor family. #OmShanti,” director Madhur Bhandarkar wrote.