New Delhi| Jagran Entertainment Desk: The veteran actor and filmmaker Rajiv Kapoor passed away today due to a cardiac arrest. He was 58. The news of his demise was shared by late actor Rishi's wife Neetu Kapoor on her Instagram page. She shared the picture of Rajiv on a photo-sharing platform that had the caption, "RIP". The actor marked his debut in Bollywood with the film Ek Jaan Hain Hum. He was also the lead actor of his father Raj Kapoor's last directorial film Ram Teri Ganga Maili that was released in the year 1985.

Rajiv Kapoor's Family

The actor was the youngest son of Raj Kapoor. The Mera Naam Joker actor had five children- Randhir Kapoor, Late Ritu Nanda, Late Rishi Kapoor, Rima Jain, and Rajiv Kapoor. Randhir Kapoor is an actor and filmmaker, Late Ritu Nanda, who was married to a businessman, she passed away last year, Late Rishi Kapoor, actor succumbed to cancer last year. For the unversed, Rajiv was fondly called Chimpu. 

He was the third child to take Raj Kapoor's legacy, after Rishi and Randhir Kapoor. He acted in several films including Lover Boy, Zabardast, Hum To Chale Pardes, Aasmaan, and many others. However, he later chose his career in filmmaking. Chimpu also produced the 1991 superhit film Henna.

Rajiv Kapoor's Wife:

Talking about Rajiv Kapoor's personal life, he married architect Aarti Sabharwal in the year 2001, after dating her for two years. However, later the duo got divorced in the year 2003. According to reports, after the divorce, Aarti chose to work as a Paralegal at a Law firm in Vaughan, Canada. Rajiv Kapoor had no children, and he is survived by his brother Randhir Kapoor.

 
 
 
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As soon as the news of Rajiv Kapoor's demise was out, many celebrities including Lata Mangeshkar, Sanjay Dutt, Tushar Kapoor, Soni Razdan, and Sunny Deol among others came forward to pay condolences to the actor.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma