New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Actor, director Rajiv Kapoor has passed away at the age of 58 on Feb 9. His sister-in-law, late Rishi Kapoor’s wife Neetu Kapoor shared the news and posted a picture of him on her Instagram. The veteran actress wrote, “RIP”.


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Rajiv Kapoor's career

Rajiv Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with Ek Jaan Hain Hum in 1983. He later played the lead in his father Raj Kapoor's Ram Teri Ganga Maili in 1985 which went on to become a hit and also marked to be Raj Kapoor’s last directorial. Rajiv later acted in several other films, out of which some famous ones included AasmaanLover Boy, Hum To Chale Pardes which released in years 1984, 1985, and 1988 respectively. However, inspite of being from a prolific film family Rajiv's acting career bombed at the box office. Therefore, he decided to turn into a filmmaker and produced Henna in 1991 which was directed by his eldest brother Randhir Kapoor. Post this, Rajiv directed his first film Prem Granth in 1996 which starred Rishi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit in the key roles.

Later on Kapoor produced Aishwarya Rai-Bobby Deol starrer Aa Ab Laut Chalen which was his last film as a producer.

Late Raj Kapoor had five children Randhir Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Late Rishi Kapoor, Rima Jain and Rajiv Kapoor. Rajiv aka Chimpu was the youngest of all the Kapoor siblings. Randhir Kapoor is an actor and filmmaker while his sister Rima Jain is a homemaker who is married to businessman Manoj Jain. On the other hand, Rajiv's other sister Ritu Nanda and brother Rishi Kapoor passed away in 2020. 

Sharing the news of Rajiv Kapoor's demise, Bollywood journalist Komal Nahta also tweeted for Rajiv Kapoor. He wrote, “Very sad news. Rajiv (Chimpu) Kapoor passes away following heart attack."

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal