Bollywood Icon Neetu Kapoor Celebrates 65th Birthday, Remembers Late Husband Rishi Kapoor
Neetu Kapoor, formerly known as Neetu Singh, is celebrating her 65th birthday today, July 8th. Despite reaching this stage in her life, the Bollywood actress remains actively involved in the film industry and continues to receive recognition on the prominent silver screen. However, amidst the joyous occasion, Neetu Kapoor takes a moment to remember her late husband, Rishi Kapoor, whose memories are deeply cherished by her. Not a single day goes by when she doesn't think of him.
Neetu Kapoor often shares nostalgic pictures of herself and Rishi on social media, keeping their memories alive. On her birthday, her son Ranbir has prepared something extraordinary to convey his heartfelt wishes to his mother. When reflecting on Neetu Kapoor's personal and professional journey, it is worth noting that she was born on July 8th, 1958, and began her career as a child actress.
At the tender age of 8, Neetu Singh made her acting debut in the film "Rani Aur Lalpari," where she had the opportunity to act alongside her mother, Rajeev Singh. Neetu Singh, later known as Neetu Kapoor, and her family resided in the renowned Peddar Road area of Mumbai, while she pursued her education at Hill Grange High School. However, Neetu faced a significant upheaval when her father, Darshan Singh, passed away at a young age. Her journey in the world of films began in 1966 with the movie "Suraj," which featured renowned actors Rajendra Kumar and Vyjayanthimala.
Neetu Kapoor captivated the hearts of many through her exceptional performances in films such as "Dus Lakh," "Do Dooni Chaar," "Waris," and "Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani." However, it was her portrayal as a child artist in the film "Do Kaliyan," alongside Mala Sinha and Biswajeet, that brought her immense popularity. In the 1968 film "Ganga Aur Jamuna," Neetu played the roles of twin siblings who reunite their estranged parents. The song "Bachche Man Ke Sachche" from the film "Do Kaliyan," written by Ravi and Sahir Ludhianvi, continues to enjoy widespread popularity and is frequently heard, especially on Children's Day.
Interestingly, there is a fascinating tale associated with "Do Kaliyan." It is said that when the film was released, a young Rishi Kapoor, fondly known as Chintu, played truant from school to watch it. Little did he know that one day he would find love with the very actress from the same film. In 1973, at the age of 15, Neetu Kapoor made her debut as a leading actress opposite Rishi Kapoor in the film "Rikshawala," directed by Shankar. Unbeknownst to her at the time, a few years later, she would become Rishi's sister-in-law. Subsequently, she took on a small role in the hit film "Yaadon Ki Baaraat." Her scintillating dance number "Lekar Hum Deewana Dil" with Tariq Hussain propelled her to fame, leading her to secure numerous lead roles.
Neetu Kapoor's journey in the film industry has been remarkable, marked by her talent, versatility, and dedication to her craft. Her contributions as an actress, both as a child artist and a leading lady, have left an indelible mark on Bollywood. As she celebrates her 65th birthday, fans and well-wishers from around the world join in honoring Neetu Kapoor's illustrious career and wishing her a joyous day filled with love and happiness.
- PTC PUNJABI