Shashi Kapoor who acted in more than 150 films is dead. His distinguished acting career began when he was still a child. He acted in the film such as "Heat and Dust" and "Shakespeare-wallah" which propelled him to international recognition. The veteran actor and producer acted in several movies during his acting career. His acting career started in the 1970s. Kapoor had been sick for some time and passed on in the hospital he was admitted to. According to a family member, Randhir Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor was being treated for Kidney complications before his death at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.

Shashi Kapoor acting career

The Bollywood actor acted in movies like Deewar and Kabhie which made a great impact on his career.

The movies were well praised and were huge hits in the Hindi Film Industry for a long period of time. Kapoor belonged to the Kapoor dynasty of the Hindi film Industry.

During his acting career, he acted in more than 100 films. He was also involved in performances in theaters in India and also in Britain and the United States. At some point, he played roles in movies which were produced by Merchant Ivory productions in Britain and in the US [VIDEO].

For his acting prowess, he won many awards. One of his notable awards was the Padma Bhushan civilian honor in 2011 given to him by the Indian Government. Kapoor also was given the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2015.This award is the highest in the Indian film industry [VIDEO]. In 1978, Shashi together with his British wife established Mumbai iconic Prithvi Theatre.

Shashi fans

Most of his fans described Kapoor as a handsome and charming person. Some of his fans took to social media to acknowledge the actor's brilliance career stating that he will be greatly remembered for generations to come. Other close friends who knew him described him as a great and passionate filmmaker whose acting talent gave his audiences great joy.

The Indian Prime Minister tweeted about the loss of the iconic Indian film personality. He stated that the brilliant actor will be remembered for a long time to come due to his contribution to the film industry of that country.

Kapoor was the last born of his family of three. He was born in the year 1938 in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. His father's traveling theatre company introduced him to the world of acting at the age of six. He appeared on stage in the production of a classic Hindu love story, "Shakuntala" at this tender age. Shashi Kapoor will be highly missed by his fans.