New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor died in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79. Shashi Kapoor, who was awarded Padma Bhusan in 2011, was keeping ill from past few months. Shashi Kapoor , who was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2015, was reportedly battling old age related problems and under constant medical supervision.
Shashi Kapoor, born as Balbir Raj Kapoor on March 18, 1938, worked in over 175 films as an actor. He also produced several hit films like Junoon, Kalyug, Vijeta and Utsav. Apart from directing 1991 Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Ajooba, Shashi Kapoor also directed a Russian movie Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo Vora in 1988.
Shashi Kapoor started his film career as a child actor. He worked in brother Raj Kapoor's Aag (1948) and Awaara (1951).