Remembering the dashing, debonair Shammi Kapoor on his 7th death anniversary.

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Shammi Kapoor was perhaps the first Indian actor who developed a style of his own and moviegoers flocked to theatres just to see Shammi Kapoor’s antics and mannerisms.

Born as Shamsher Raj Kapoor to film and theatre actor Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsharni Kapoor on October 21, 1931, the debonair actor waltzed into our hearts with his charming looks, inimitable style and intense gaze.

Shammi Kapoor’s journey to Bollywood stardom began with prolonged and unremitting failure, with film after film bombing while critics savaged his acting, dancing and singing. The struggling actor with a string of flops became an overnight sensation with Nasir Hussain’s musical hit Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957).

Shammi Kapoor was perhaps the first Indian actor who developed a style of his own and moviegoers flocked to theatres just to see Shammi Kapoor’s antics and mannerisms.

With a career that boasts of many blockbusters and films that changed the era of Indian cinema, Shammi Kapoor’s contribution to the Indian film industry can never be forgotten.

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