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Shakti KapoorShakti Kapoor (born 3 September 1958) is an Indian Bollywood actor. He is known as one of the leading villains in Bollywood movies for more than three decades. He has also been applauded for playing comic roles in several movies. Through the eighties and nineties, Kapoor teamed up with another senior actor Kader Khan as the comical or evil duo in over 100 films. Kapoor is one of the few Bollywood actors who played the stereotype Bollywood negative roles and negative characters with a comic touch with equal finesse.

 
Early life
 
Shakti Kapoor was born as Sunil Kapoor (real name) in Delhi, India to a Punjabi family. He grew up in New Delhi and he did his graduation from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. His father ran a tailor shop in Connaught Place, New Delhi. When leading actor-director Sunil Dutt offered him the role of the main villain in the movie Rocky, he thought the name 'Sunil Kapoor' was too weak for a villain, so he renamed him 'Shakti Kapoor'.
 
Career
 
As a struggler in Bollywood, initially Shakti Kapoor did many small inconsequential roles in movies, all the while looking out for a suitable role as a leading man. The years 1980-81 established Shakti Kapoor as a talented actor in Bollywood when two of his movies Qurbani and Rocky became blockbusters. He had played the role of the main villain in both these movies. The early eighties saw a spate of Bollywood "star-sons" getting launched and the film-makers found the debonair and talented Kapoor a perfect counterpart for the debuting star-sons.
 
In 1983, the Jeetendra-Sridevi starrer, Himmatwala and the Subhash Ghai directed movie Hero were blockbusters and Kapoor had played key villain roles in both these movies. By then he had firmly established himself as one of the most sought-after villains in Bollywood and this trend was to last for the next two decades. Through the eighties and nineties, it was observed that practically every Bollywood movie either had Kapoor or Amrish Puri playing the negative character.
 
In the nineties, he often diversified to positive comic roles and performed them with equal finesse. He has been nominated for the Filmfare Award in the Best Comedian category and won once, for his performance as "Nandu" in David Dhawan's film, Raja Babu. Some of his popular comic roles have been as Inspector Bhinde in Insaaf, Prasad in Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri, Crime master Gogo in Andaz Apna Apna, Tohfa, as Batuknath in Chaalbaaz and as Goonga in Bol Radha Bol.
 
Kapoor has been a popular reference for mimicry artistes who emulate his style and dialogues such as "Aaaooo Lolita" from the movie Tohfa, "Main Nanha sa Chotta sa Bachcha Hoon" from the movie Chaalbaaz and "Nandu sabka bandhu, samajhta nahi hai yaar" from the movie Raja Babu.Since 2000, Kapoor is a regular fixture in Priyadarshan films like Hungama, Hulchul, Chup Chup Ke and Malamaal Weekly and most recently Malayalam remake Bhagam Bhag. He also acted in few Bengali films of Kolkata. In 2011, he has featured in the reality television show Bigg Boss (season 5) as one of the contestants. He has appeared in musical comedy Aasman Se Gire Khajoor Pe Atke with his sister-in-law Padmini Kolhapure.
 
Personal life
 
Shakti Kapoor is married to Shivangi (Padmini Kolhapure's elder sister) and has two children, a son Siddhanth Kapoor (who is DJ turned assistant director turned actor) and a daughter Shraddha (who is an actress).
 
Awards
 
    1995: Filmfare Best Comedian Award - Raja Babu
 
 
Further information: Shakti Kapoor filmography
 
    Darwaza (1978)
    Khel khiladi ka (1977)
    Jaani Dushman (1979)
    Sargam (1979)
    Rocky (1980) - R.D.
    Aasha (1980) - Mr. Shakti
    Morcha (1980)
    Qurbani (1980) - Vikram Singh
    Rocky (1981)
    Naseeb (1981)
    Satte Pe Satta (1982) - Mangal Anand
    Waqt Ke Shehzade (1982)- Shakti Singh
    Mahaan (1983)
    Himmatwala (1983)
    Tohfa (1984)
    Akalmand (1984) - Shakti
    Bhago Bhut Aaya - Jagjit / Mangal Singh
    Karma (1986) - Jagga/Jolly
    Janbaaz (1986)
    Dance Dance (1987) - Resham
    Insaaf (1987) - Insp. Bhinde
    Satyamev Jayate (1987) - Bagga
    Aag Hi Aag (1987) - Daku Gangwa
    Pyar Ka Mandir (1988) - Dilip
    Ram-Avtar (1988) - Gundappa Swami
    Vijay (1988) - Suresh Padampati
    Mujrim (1989) - Sabajdur
    Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii (1989)
    Chaalbaaz (1989) - Batuknath Lallan Prasad Malpani / Balma
    Maha-Sangram (1990) - Babu Kasai
    Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990) - Prasad
    Nachnewale Gaanewale (1990)
    Bol Radha Bol (1992)
    Adharm (1992)
    Khiladi (1992) - Suresh Malhotra
    Geet (1992) - Hari Saxena
    Aankhen (1993) - Tejeshwar
    Muqabla (1993)
    Andaz Apna Apna (1994) - Crime Master Gogo
    Raja Babu (1994) - Nandu
    Khoja Babu (1995) - touching story of a Bengali boy living in Hyderabad who contracted Psoriasis.
    Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) - Goli
    Jallaad (1995) - Shakti Jackson
    Bewafa Saman (1995) - Jailer Zalim Singh
    Yaraana (1995)- Banke
    Loafer (1996) - Ravi's Mama
    Judwaa (1997) - Rangeela
    Prithvi (1997) -
    Bhai (1997) - Bharat
    Monermanush(1997)(Bengali movie)
    Hamaara Faisla(1998)-. swaroop pictures ([music-rituraj])
    Hero Hindustani (1998) - Cadbury
    Gunda (1998) - Chuttiya
    Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999) - Anwar
    Heeralal Pannalal(1999)- Bhos D Ka
    Mere Aaghosh Mein (2000)
    Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000) - Abdul's uncle
    Zubeidaa (2001) - Dance Master Hiralal
    Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001) - Ladoo Mama
    Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya (2002) - Chinni
    Talaash: The Hunt Begins... (2003) - Upadhyay
    Hungama (2003) - Teja Bhai
    Musafir (2004) - Wacko Jacko
    Hulchul (2004) - Kashinath
    Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) - Bharucha
    Malamaal Weekly (2006) - Joseph
    Chup Chup Ke (2006) - Natwar
    Bhagam Bhag (2006) - Guru
    Nehlle Pe Dehlla (2007) - Balram 'Balu' Sahni
    Bombay to Goa (2007) - A.C.P Shakti Singh
    De Dana Dan (2009) - as Musha Heerapoorwala/Suber
    Baabarr (2009) - Sarfaraaz
    No Problem (2010) - Commissioner of Police
    Naughty @ 40 (2011) - Sharafat Ali
    Bin Bulaye Baraati (2011)
    Arabeem Ottakom P. Madhavan Nayarum in Oru Marubhoomikkadha (Malayalam)(2011) - Hosni Mubarak
    Daal Mein kuch Kaala Hai (2012)
    Rabba Main Kya Karoon (2013)
    Sahasam (2013) Telugu Movie
 
 
Controversies
 
Casting couch controversy
 
In March 2005, India TV released a video, allegedly showing Shakti Kapoor asking for sexual favor from an undercover reporter posing as an aspiring actress, in return for entry into the film industry.Where he told the undercover reporter "I want to make love to you....kiss you"  According to India TV, this was a sting operation to expose the phenomenon of casting couch prevalent in Bollywood. This incident sparked a controversy in Bollywood and Kapoor was banned by the Film & Television Producers Guild of India. Association of Indian Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers decided not to ban him as no allegations against him were proven. One week later, however, the Film & Television Producers Guild lifted the ban.
 
Kapoor claimed that the video clip in question was doctored and he had been framed. He said that the undercover reporter met him several times and threatened to commit suicide if he did not come to the hotel room she had booked.
Bigg Boss
 
Shakti Kapoor took part in Bigg Boss season 5. He was the captain of the house for the first two weeks but eventually got eliminated in the 4th week of the show.
 
Refrence : Wikipedia


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