Dev Anand's nephew's films are hitsNew Delhi:
Bollywood veteran director Shekhar Kapur, who has directed films like Mr. India, Masoom, Bandit Queen in Bollywood, is celebrating his 6th birthday on 78 December. Very few people know that Shekhar Kapur is the nephew of Dev Anand, but still he had to work hard to regain his foothold in Bollywood and the effect of his hard work was that his film was nominated in the Oscars. Let us tell you today about Shekhar Kapur's film career.
Shekhar Kapur was born in Pakistan.
Shekhar Kapur was born on 6 December 1945 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. His father Kulbhushan Kapoor used to be a doctor during the British period. However, after independence, Shekhar Kapur's family shifted to Delhi. At that time, Shekhar's maternal uncle Dev Anand was a big superstar of Bollywood, so he also decided to go to Mumbai. Very few people know that Shekhar Kapur got a small role in the film Ishq Ishq Ishq, but the film flopped badly. After this, in 1975, Shekhar Kapur acted as a hero in the film Jaan Hazir Hai, although he could not do much in this film too, then he also worked as a hero in the film Toote Toys in 1998, but after that he left the film acting and tried his hand in direction.
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Masoom film changed fate
In 1983, Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah's film Masoom gave a big break to his career and the film achieved great success at the box office, after which Shekhar Kapur made Mr. India in 1987 and the film wrote such a reputation of success that Shekhar's name became all over the world. Shekhar Kapur's film Bandit Queen, which was released in 1994, is still considered one of the best films of Indian cinema. At the same time, in 1998, Shekhar Kapur's film Elizabeth was also nominated in the Oscars, besides directing many films like Water, What's Love Go to Do With It, The Four Feathers, Vishwaroopam.