Ravinder Kapoor, popularly known as Goga Kapoor, was an Indian film actor, who appeared mostly in Bollywood films. He has acted in over 120 films, majorly known for playing supporting roles of that of villain’s henchmen or that of a gangster.
He is also remembered for portraying the role of Kans in the popular TV serial Mahabharat, Daku Shaitan Singh in the film Toofan, Dinkar Rao in the 1990 film Agneepath and as the Don in the film Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa.
So, here are lesser-known facts on Goga Kapoor death anniversary
- Goga Kapoor was born in Gujranwala, Punjab which is now in Pakistan on 15th December 1940.
- Kapoor has worked in many English plays while he started his career. While working in English plays, he gradually became a theatre actor.
- Later when his acting skills got recognition, he was offered a small but crucial role in Jwala, which was released in 1971.
- After acting in several regional films, he came back to Bollywood with the film Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara in which he again played a negative role. After this, he mainly portrayed villainous roles.
- Goga Kapoor had played the role of his Kansa in the Mahabharata so that people began to consider him as real Kansa. According to a website, Goga Kapoor himself said in an interview that wherever he goes, people ask him why did he torture his sister Devki?
- Kapoor died on 3 March 2011 in Mumbai, aged 70 following a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.