Rare photos of Shashi Kapoor with wife Jennifer Kendal and kids

Rare photos of Shashi Kapoor with wife Jennifer Kendal and kids 0
Rare photos of Shashi Kapoor with wife Jennifer Kendal and kids 0

Shashi Kapoor, one of the most handsome men to have ever graced Hindi movies. We have seen him in his movies, but rarely have we seen him and his family.

Shashi Kapoor married English actress Jennifer Kendal who later succumbed to cancer at a tender age of 51. The couple have 3 kids - Sanjana Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and Karan Kapoor .

Here's a bit of history regarding the couple. Also find photos of them.

In July 1958, Shashi married the English actress Jennifer Kendal and they acted in a number of films together, most notably in the Merchant Ivory productions. Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal met in Calcutta in 1956 while working for their respective theatre groups.

Shashi Kapoor was both assistant stage manager as well as actor for his father’s theatre group, Prithvi. Geoffery Kendal’s Shakespearana group was also present at the same time in Calcutta and Jennifer was Geoffery’s daughter. After their subsequent meeting, the couple fell in love and after facing initial opposition from Geoffery and support from sister-in-law Geeta Bali, they got married.

He had three children with Kendal; Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor. Jennifer and Shashi Kapoor established Prithvi theatre in 5 November 1978 in Mumbai. Kendal died of cancer in 1984. After his wife’s death, he became de-motivated and started to put on weight. He looked slim and fit in his films till 1985. The English actress Felicity Kendal is his sister-in-law.

Shashi Kapoor’s children for a short while became film actors but their Caucasian looks and accented Hindi prevented them from having a successful career in Hindi films. His son Kunal is married to director Ramesh Sippy's daughter and Sanjana to wildlife conservationist Valmik Thapar. Kunal Kapoor then moved onto ad film direction and established his production house Adfilm-Valas which is today extremely successful. Karan Kapoor became successful in modelling and later he settled down in London and pursued a career in photography. Sanjana Kapoor is in incharge of Prithvi Theater until 2012The beautiful Jennifer KendalThe beautiful Jennifer Kendal


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Anonymous's picture

shashi is very handsome and i like him very much,I like him allmost in every picture .i am very sorry for his health. iwanted to meet him personally but i know it is not possible. any way i wish him very happy birthday on march 18 .i wish him for his good health and long live.

  • 5 months ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    SHASHI KAPOOR N HIS ACTING....WOOOOOOOOOOOW MEN. SUCH A HANDSOME N GENTLE MEN,N USE TO ACT SO SERIOSLY . COME BACK ,ACTORS OF THIS AGE DONT ACT NICELY.COME BACK.........

  • 1 year ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    he looks a bit like mario lopez

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Karan Kapoor spitting image of Shashi, only with blonde hair. Remember he acted alongside Juhi Chawla in a movie, good he stuck to modelling instead.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I have always been totally in love with Shashi Kapoor.
    He is soooo handsome and he was such a gentleman when he was doing scenes with women in movies.
    To date I still think he is the most handsome Bollywood star around.
    You ROCK!!!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    KARAN................OHH.....HE IS SO BEAUTIFUL......KILLER LOOKS.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Beautiful family, would love to see how the kids are now pls share if anyone has photos of them.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    God doesnt make MEN like HIM anymore.....
    Gosh.....look @ SRKss.....Abhissssssss.....Akshayssssss........list is endless.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Such a nice post! Beautiful family! Love Shashi.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I love shashi kapoor

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Such a lovely man..he could had any other lady after his wife died but he didnt remarry,thats true love

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I remember reading about their love story on Shammi Kapoor's blog. Check it out.

    Very sweet and rare to find a marriage with a happy ending.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Karan Kapoor was born in the wrong era. He was just too handsome for words.

  • 2 years ago
  • Sai007's picture

    yea my dad was hot when he was young lol..every one used to call him Shashi Kapoor, so now I can see it for myself

  • 2 years ago
  • Sai007's picture

    WOW!!! He is SOO HOT! Looks like my dad..

    But, yea, the wife wasnt that hot..

  • 2 years ago
  • Kitty's picture

    Nice pics & beautiful family! The monkey one is hilarious, Shashi rocks.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    ue, 2012-07-31 18:44 — Anonymous

    A handsome hunk like Karan would rock today, and so would Jennifer and Kunal since for today's audience not knowing Hindi or speaking it well and looking like a foreigner are par for the course...in fact, they needn't know how to act either...what else can explain wooden Ms. Kaif's success and the influx of the gora brigade!!

    I totally agree with the above observation! Karan was very handsome and Sanjana was very pretty too..

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    shashi kapoor was absolutely HOT!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Gorgeous family. I would love to see what the kids look like now. Really sad to hear about Jennifer's death :( :(

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    A handsome hunk like Karan would rock today, and so would Jennifer and Kunal since for today's audience not knowing Hindi or speaking it well and looking like a foreigner are par for the course...in fact, they needn't know how to act either...what else can explain wooden Ms. Kaif's success and the influx of the gora brigade!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Shashi Kapoor hoooot daaayyyuuummm!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I love, love, love Shashi Kapoor...my absolute favorite. Love these photographs...they are great and show what a lovely family they were and remain.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    to Tue, 2012-07-31 16:18 — Anonymous
    Anonymous's picture

    would love to see their current pics. i have seen Jennifer's from 2 yrs ago and she is so gorgeous. I'm sure Shashi is proud of them, they're well rooted and living their dreams.

    -- YOU DUMB STINKING ASS - JENNIFER DIED IN 1984 DUE TO CANCER AND YOU SAW HER PIC 2 YERAS BACK AND WANT SEE HOW SHE LOOKS NOW?

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    THIS IS WAY TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    "Shashi Kapoor’s children for a short while became film actors but their Caucasian looks and accented Hindi prevented them from having a successful career in Hindi films"

    Their last name is Kapoor, they're fair and have accented Hindi, basically, they'd be number 1 in today's Bollywood.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    would love to see their current pics. i have seen Jennifer's from 2 yrs ago and she is so gorgeous. I'm sure Shashi is proud of them, they're well rooted and living their dreams.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    It's so ironic to think that Shashi's gorgeous kids couldn't make it big in bollywood cause of their "anglo-looks and accented hindi", yet now a days we have actresses who aren't even indian that don't speak hindi (amy jackson), and of course the biggest one the claims to be half indian w/ no evidence who couldn't speak hindi yet is now a top #1 actress (a certain ms. Turquotte). My how times have changed!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    There is resemblance in hrithik n shahi kapoor...may not be looks but acting or mannerisms or just the way of talkin.....i dont know...may be coz i like both of them

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    actually...he had anotother son from his girlfriend...nobody knows that...but i saw his (son) interview..he was a look alike of shashi...just like him !

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    shashi and shabana azmi had an affair before his wife died

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    looks like they were too much in love..such a beautiful family and he was
    one of the most handsome man ever....

  • 2 years ago
  • filmychica's picture

    @"
    Tue, 2012-07-31 13:21 — Anonymous
    Anonymous's picture

    I love Shashi Kapoor, he was never linked with anyone after his wife passed away...and his daughter is very very beautiful."
    ------------------------------
    he really loved her a lot. kind of let himself completely go after she expired. which is sad :(

  • 2 years ago
  • filmychica's picture

    Handsome man indeed. so cute with the kids and also the monkey hahaha.

    Jennifer Kendal was a good actor, i enjoyed her in '36 Chowringhee Lane'. A touching performance and such an interesting tale directed by Aparna Sen, so real. Watch it, if you guys haven't!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Oh my lord, what a beautiful family! Jennifer kendal was so beautiful and shashi was so handsome....all of their kids are so good looking as well.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I love Shashi Kapoor, he was never linked with anyone after his wife passed away...and his daughter is very very beautiful.

  • 2 years ago
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