One of the most popular romantic heroes of Bollywood, Rishi Kapoor, turned 61 years of age on Wednesday.
Even on 61, the actor does not fail to charm his audience under the spell of his charisma and on-screen presence.
The actor, who hails from a filmy background, is the son of legendary Bollywood star Raj Rapoor and brother of actors Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor.
He made his debut as a child artist in 'Mera Naam Joker', where his father played the lead role.
The actor's first film as a hero was 'Bobby' with Dimple Kapadia, which became a major hit.
He starred in films like 'Karz', 'Prem Rog', 'Coolie', 'Saagar', 'Nagina', 'Chandni', 'Henna', 'Bol Radha Bol', 'Deewana', 'Hum Tum', 'Fanaa', 'Namaste London', 'Love Aaj Kal' and 'Patiala House'.
Kapoor won a National Film Award in the category of Best Child Artist for 'Mera Naam Joker', and a Filmfare award for 'Bobby'.
The actor's pairing with his wife Neetu Singh Kapoor has always been admired.
The couple together was seen in superhit films like 'Khel Khel Mein', 'Kabhie Kabhie', 'Amar Akbar Anthony' and 'Doosra Aadmi'.
While he has a successful legacy of romancing his leading ladies on screen, the actor now experiments with different kinds of roles and has commanded equal successes in the same.
Some of his recent successful films include 'Student of The Year', 'Agneepath', 'Houseful 2', 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', and 'D-Day'.
The actor is presently awaiting the release of his films 'Shuddh Desi Romance' and 'Besharam', where he will star alongside his son Ranbir Kapoor and wife Neetu Singh Kapoor.
He will also be seen in veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai's 'Kaanchi'.