Rishi Kapoor (born 4 September 1952) is an Indian Bollywood actor, film producer and director. He received the National Film Award in 1971, for his debut role as a child artist, and Filmfare Best Actor Award for Bobby in 1974 as well as a number of other awards including the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Kapoor was born in Chembur, Mumbai in Punjabi Khatri familyas Rishi Raj Kapoor. He was the second son of film director and star Raj Kapoor. He did his schooling with his brothers at Campion School, Mumbai and Mayo College, Ajmer. His brothers, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor, are also actors. Rishi Kapoor debuted in his father's 1970 film, Mera Naam Joker, playing a child. Kapoor had his first lead role opposite Dimple Kapadia in the 1973 film Bobby. In an interview in 2012, he stated "There was a misconception that the film was made to launch me as an actor.
His films as solo lead hero from 1973-1997 include Bobby, Laila Majnu, Rafoo Chakkar, Sargam, Karz (1980), Prem Rog (1982), Nagina (1986), Chandni (1989), Honeymoon, Banjaran, Henna and Bol Radha Bol. Other films include Khel Khel Mein, Kabhi Kabhie, Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, Badalte Rishtey, Aap Ke Deewane, Saagar then from 1989 with Ajooba, Deewana (1992), Damini – Lightning (1993), Gurudev (1994), Daraar (1996) and Karobaar (2000). In 1999 he directed the film Aa Ab Laut Chalen, starring Rajesh Khanna, Aishwarya Rai, Akshaye Khanna, Kader Khan, Paresh Rawal and Jaspal Bhatti. His last film as a romantic lead was the delayed Karobaar: The Business of Love (2000).