Date of Birth: 15 Febuary 1947
Birth Place: Mumbai
Description: Randhir Kapoor made his acting and directorial debut with Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971) which also starred his wife, father and grandfather. The film, produced under the R.K banner, was an average success. After his debut, he scored with two successful movies, the first with Jaya Bachchan in the film Jawani Diwani (1972) which also included the hit song "Jaane Jaan." This movie was one of the biggest hits of that year and was applauded because of the music and performances. The other success, released the same year, was Raampur Ka Lakshman, with Shatrughan Sinha and Rekha, and directed by Manmohan Desai, with music by the legendary R.D. Burman. In 1975 he directed and starred alongside his father once again in Dharam Karam which was a failure at the box office. He went on to appear in other multi-star hit films: Chacha Bhatija (1977), Kasme Vaade (1978) (he earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Supporting Actor) and Pukar (1983). Except for Jawani Diwani, which was successful to a major extent because of music by Rahul Dev Burman, Randhir Kapoor never had a single successful movie in which he was the leading man. All his other hits were with other major stars and in which Randhir Kapoor himself was the secondary lead. After the 1984 film Khazana he quit acting and took to producing and directing. In 1991 he completed his father's last film Henna which was in production at the time of his death. He earned a Filmfare nomination for Best Director. In 1996 he was the producer of PremGranth which was the directorial debut of his younger brother Rajiv and in 1999 he was the producer of Aa Ab Laut Chalen which was the directorial debut of his brother Rishi. In 1999 he returned to acting with the film Mother alongside Rekha and fellow yesteryear actors Jeetendra and Rakesh Roshan. After another break he appeared in the film Armaan (2003). On 13 May 2007 he made an appearance on the television chat show Koffee with Karan where his brothers and sister Rima as well as his sister-in-law Neetu Singh appeared. On the show, it was mentioned how Randhir had been Neetu's first leading man in the film Rikshawala (1972), and they laughed about how the film hadn't done well. In 2010 he returned to films with a role in Housefull and Action Replayy. In 2012 he appears in the multi-starrer Housefull 2 which also marks the first film in which he appears with his brother Rishi.