Shammi Kapoor

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Kapoor in 2010

Shammi Kapoor (born Shamsher Raj Kapoor; 21 October 1930[1] – 14 August 2011) was an Indian movie actor and director. He was a famous lead actor in Hindi cinema from the late 1950s until the early 1970s. He was known as "India's Elvis Presley".

He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1968 for his role in Brahmachari and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Vidhaata in 1982.

Kapoor died from chronic kidney failure in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, aged 79.[2]

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  1. Ahmed, Ishtiaq (7 November 2006). "Prithviraj Kapoor: A centenary tribute – Daily Times". Stockholm University. Daily Times. p. 1. Archived from the original on 5 May 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  2. Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor passes away, CNN-IBN, 14 August 2011, archived from the original on 17 October 2012, retrieved 14 August 2011

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