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We woke up to the sad news of Krishna Raj Kapoor’s
demise. Wife of legendary filmmaker, Raj Kapoor, the lady passed away of
cardiac arrest in her sleep. She was 87. Close associates of the Kapoors,
and their family friends have been offering their condolences to the
Aamir Khan, Raveen Tandon, Anupam Kher, Ekta Kapoor and many others took to social media to share their memories with Krishna Raj Kapoor. Here are a few interesting and unknown facts about the Kapoor matriarch, we bet you you didn’t know
Krishna Malhotra married Raj Kapoor in May 1946. She was first cousins with the legendary actor and director.
Krishna Raj Kapoor’s husband first wanted to become a
music director. But he turned out to become the youngest film director at 24.
Krishna’s father was Prithviraj Kapoor’s maternal cousin.
It was a match arranged by their families, according to Hindu traditions.
Krishna’s brothers, Rajendra Nath, Prem Nath and Narendra
Nath later became actors, and her younger sister Uma was married to veteran
actor, Prem Chopra.
Raj and Krishna Kapoor had 5 children. 3 sons - Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor; and 2 daughters, Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain.
It is believed that Raj Kapoor had a romantic relationship with Nargis during the 1940s and 1950s, while he was still married to Krishna Raj Kapoor. Although, neither, the late actor or actress ever publicly admitted to it.