In today’s episode of Punjab Mail, the audience will get to know about the legendary actor Prithvi Raj Kapoor. Known as the pioneer of Indian theatre and Hindi film industry, Prithviraj Kapoor was born on 3rd November 1906 into a Punjabi Hindu family.
After spending few years in theatres, Prithviraj Kapoor took some loan from his aunt to move to Bombay (Currently Mumbai) to fulfill his dream to act in films in 1929. He bagged his first role as an extra in his first silent film, Do Dhari Talwar. He then went on to bag the role of a lead actor in his third silent film titled Cinema Girl, in 1929.
After appearing in 9 silent films, Prithviraj Kapoor bagged the supporting role in India’s first film talkie, Alam Ara in 1931. After that he went on to appear in legendary films like Vidyapat, Alexander the Great, Awara and Mughal-E-Azam among others. In 1944, he founded Prithvi Theatres.
Prithviraj Kapoor was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1969 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award – the highest honour in Indian cinema in 1971. The legend breathed his last on May 29, 1971 in Mumbai.
To know more about the legendary actor don’t miss to watch ‘Punjab Mail’ on your favourite Punjabi entertainment channel, PTC Punjabi at 8 pm on Monday.
The show will be hosted by Balpreet.