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  • Prithviraj Kapoor

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    77in Lyallpur and Peshawar. Interrupted law 
    88studies to join Imperial (1929). Acted in 
    9 several B.P. Mishra adventure and love stories 
    10 (e.g. Cinema Girl, opposite Ermeline, India’s 
     9several [[B.P. Mishra]] adventure and love stories 
     10(e.g. [[Cinema Girl[[, opposite Ermeline, India’s 
    1111version of Clara Bow). Starred in India’s first 
    12 sound film, Alam Ara. He impressed with a 
     12sound film, [[Alam Ara]]. He impressed with a 
    1313perfect speaking voice (he never sang). Then 
    1414joined the Grant Anderson theatre company 
    1515and performed Shakespeare in English, with 
    1616special acclaim for his Laertes in Hamlet. 
    17 Worked in New Theatres (1933-9), playing the 
    18 hero in Hindi versions (Durgadas Bannerjee 
     17Worked in [[New Theatres]] (1933-9), playing the 
     18hero in Hindi versions ([[Durgadas Bannerjee]] 
    1919often playing the same role in Bengali) of its hit 
    20 bilinguals. Broke through with Debaki Bose’s 
    21 Rajrani Meera and as Rama in Seeta opposite 
    22 Durga Khote. Vidyapati was his crowning 
    23 achievement in Calcutta. Chandulal Shah 
     20bilinguals. Broke through with [[Debaki Bose]]’s 
     21[[Rajrani Meera]] and as Rama in Seeta opposite 
     22[[Durga Khote.]] [[Vidyapati]] was his crowning 
     23achievement in Calcutta. [[Chandulal Shah]] 
    2424hired him for the Ranjit Studio (1938-40) in 
    2525Bombay, where he acted in some remarkable 
    2626melodramas with Kardar (e.g. Pagal) and 
    27 Chaturbhuj Doshi (Adhuri Kahani). Bestknown 
     27[[Chaturbhuj Doshi]] ([[Adhuri Kahani]]). Bestknown 
    2828performance as freelance actor was in 
    29 the title role of Alexander the Great in Sohrab 
    30 Modi’s military epic Sikandar. The film 
     29the title role of Alexander the Great in  
     30[[Sohrab Modi]]’s military epic [[Sikandar]]. The film 
    3131heightened his enduring reputation, enhanced 
    32 by the role of Emperor Akbar in Mughal-e- 
    33 Azam, as the embodiment of Mughal royalty in 
     32by the role of Emperor Akbar in  
     33[[Mughal-e-Azam]], as the embodiment of Mughal royalty in 
    3434Hindi-Urdu cinema (spoofed by K. Shankar’s 
    35 Rajkumar). Invested his earnings in the Hindi 
     35[[Rajkumar]]). Invested his earnings in the Hindi 
    3636theatre, setting up Prithvi Theatres (1944) 
    3737where he produced plays while shooting films 
    3838at night. Mounted a major play against 
    39 Partition, Inder Raj Anand’s Deewar (1945) 
     39Partition, [[Inder Raj Anand]]’s Deewar (1945) 
    4040which earned him death threats from Islamic 
    4141fundamentalists. He persisted with antisectarian 
    4747directors Shankar-Jaikishen and Ram 
    4848Ganguly (who scored Aag, 1948), all of whom 
    49 were later key members of Raj Kapoor film 
     49were later key members of [[Raj Kapoor]] film 
    5050units. Also launched his sons Raj, Shammi and 
    5151Shashi. His main performances of the 50s: in 
    52 Shantaram’s Dahej and in his son’s Awara, 
     52Shantaram’s Dahej and in his son’s [[Awara]], 
    5353which ended on a dramatic confrontation 
    5454between the fictional father and son played by