He was born on 14 December 1924 and he died on 2 June 1988. He was called ‘The Show Man’. He was a noted Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema. He got two National Film Awards and nine Filmfare Awards in India, and a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954). He was given the Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1987 for his contributions in cinema. He was born Dhakki Munawwar Shah near Qissa Khawani in Peshawar. He was born to Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Devi Kapoor. He completed his education from Colonel Brown Cambridge School, Dehradun in the 1930s and St Xavier's Collegiate School. He went on producing movies like: Barsaat (1949), Awaara (1951), Shree 420 (1955), Chori Chori (1956), Jagte Raho (1956) and Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960). He was a member of the jury at the 11th Moscow International Film Festival. Raj Kapoor died due to asthma attack. Check out this page for more updates on Raj Kapoor.