Apart from being the eldest son of Raj Kapoor, the legendary Bollywood actor, Randhir Kapoor is.a famous director of Bollywood. He also dons the hats of an actor as well as a producer. As a member of the famous family of actors in Bollywood, he involved himself in films from a young age. His debut film as an actor was `Kal Aaj Aur Kaal` in which his father Raj Kapoor, grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor and wife Babita also acted. This film was also directed by him.
He continued his acting career in quite a few films both a leading actor and also as a second lead. These include films like `Pukar` where he played the role of a freedom fighter in Goa. Another film he acted in is Jeet, in which he was paired opposite Babita. The other films in which acted include Rampur Ka Lakshman, Kaasme Vaade, Haarjaee and Chacha Bhatija.
For the film `Kaasme Vaade`, he got the Best Supporting Actor nomination. Another successful film in his acting career is `Jawani Diwani` where he acted opposite Jaya Bachchan. In the meantime he also directed the film `Dharam Karam` where he played the role of Raj Kapoor`s son. In the film `Naseeb`, he was also one of the actors who played himself.
Randhir Kapoor decided to quit acting after the film `Khazana` and became a director in Bollywood. He came back to the field of acting again with the film `Mother` and then acted in Honey Irani`s directorial debut `Armaan` where he played the role of Preity Zinta`s father, who was a business tycoon. He started his second innings in direction with the film Henna, which was initially scheduled to be directed by his father. After the death of Raj Kapoor, he took up the task of directing this film. It marked the debut of the Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiyar paired Rishi Kapoor.
Before taking up full-fledged direction, Randhir Kapoor also worked as a producer. The first film in which he was a producer was `Ram Teri Ganga Maili`. This film which starred Mandakini and his younger brother Rajiv Kapoor made him a renowned name in the field of production. Then he produced `PremGranth` in which Rishi Kapoor starred with Madhuri Dixit. The last film till date that he produced is `Aa Ab Laut Chalen` which is the directorial debut of his brother Rishi Kapoor.
Randhir Kapoor is also at the helm of affairs at RK Studios, which proudly boasts of a museum filled with the mementos of this `First Family` of Bollywood.
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