Prithviraj Kapoor

1906 - 1972

Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor (born Prithvinath Kapoor; 3 November 1906 – 29 May 1972) was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry, who started his career as an actor in the silent era of Hindi cinema, associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and who founded the Prithvi Theatres, a travelling theatre company based in Mumbai, in 1944. He was the patriarch of the Kapoor family of Hindi films, four generations of which, beginning with him, have played active roles in the Hindi film industry, with two generations still active in Bollywood. However, his father, Basheshwar Nath Kapoor, also played a short role in his movie Awara. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prithviraj Kapoor has received more than 3,409,949 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,745th most popular actor.

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Among actors, Prithviraj Kapoor ranks 2,722 out of 8,832Before him are Veronica Cartwright, Amanda Plummer, Tony Amendola, Bergüzar Korel, Kate Jackson, and Russ Tamblyn. After him are Gordon Jackson, Portia de Rossi, Mario Casas, Fred Willard, Carey Lowell, and Hank Azaria.

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Among people born in 1906, Prithviraj Kapoor ranks 196Before him are Harri Larva, Branislav Sekulić, Hermione Baddeley, Wolfgang Staudte, Wolfgang Koeppen, and Johnny Hodges. After him are Milutin Ivković, Eino Penttilä, Herbert Wehner, R. K. Narayan, Bruno de Finetti, and Jaroslav Burgr. Among people deceased in 1972, Prithviraj Kapoor ranks 123Before him are Abeid Karume, Edward Cook, Roger Courtois, Meena Kumari, Oleksandr Korniychuk, and Martim Mércio da Silveira. After him are Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Solomon Lefschetz, Havergal Brian, Mitchell Leisen, Prince William of Gloucester, and Leo G. Carroll.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Prithviraj Kapoor ranks 55 out of 125Before him are Fariduddin Ganjshakar (null), I. K. Gujral (1919), L. K. Advani (1927), Arif Alvi (1949), Malala Yousafzai (1997), and Tariq Ali (1943). After him are Fatima Jinnah (1893), Dev Anand (1923), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948), Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Ibn Warraq (1946), and Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (1929).

Among ACTORS In Pakistan

Among actors born in Pakistan, Prithviraj Kapoor ranks 5Before him are Raj Kapoor (1924), Kabir Bedi (1946), Dilip Kumar (1922), and Sunil Dutt (1929). After him are Dev Anand (1923), Amjad Khan (1940), Vinod Khanna (1946), Margaret Lockwood (1916), Manoj Kumar (1937), Balraj Sahni (1913), and Iqbal Theba (1963).