Known to be the first rock-n-roll star of India, there is hardly anyone out there who escaped from Shammi Kapoor’s charm.
His blue eyes and impeccable dance moves made the girls go weak in their knees.
Over the years, he worked with many of the leading actresses of Retro-Bollywood and give memorable films like Junglee, Brahmachari, China Town, Dil Deke Dekho, An Evening In Paris, Teesri Manzil and many others.
Shamsher Raj Kapoor or Shammi Kapoor got his first big break in the film industry when Dev Anand walked out of Nasir Hussain’s Tumsa Nahin Dekha and Kapoor stepped into his shoes. He was asked to shave his moustache, cut his hair, and lose the lanky physique. And the rest is history!
On his 89th birth anniversary today, we bring you some vintage pictures of this flamboyant star:
The Family Potrait
A young Shammi Kapoor poses for a family picture with his parents and siblings Raj and Shashi.
Shammi Kapoor with wife Geeta Bali
That’s Shammi Kapoor and his wife Geeta Bali lovingly feeding each other on their wedding day.
This cute moment featuring Shammi Kapoor with his brothers, Raj and Shashi Kapoor is priceless!
Shammi Kapoor and his co-star Leena Chandavarkar shooting a scene for ‘Brahmachari’.
Shammi Kapoor with Geeta Bali on their wedding day. One look at this frame and we just realized time flies and how!
Lost in thoughts
Here’s one more rare picture of Shammi Kapoor from a film’s sets.