Born in Mumbai on the 4th September 1952, Rishi Kapoor is the second son of film director and actor Raj Kapoor. He debuted in his father’s 1970 film Mera Naam Joker, playing his father’s role as a child.

Rishi Kapoor had his first lead role opposite Dimple Kapadia in the popular 1973 film Bobby which became an instant hit among youngsters. He made a popular pairing with future wife Neetu Singh.

Rishi Neetu pair was successful in multi star films like Khel Khel Mein, Kabhie Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Pati Patni Aur Woh, Duniya Meri Jeb Mein.
The only solo hit of the Rishi-Neetu was Rafoo Chakkar. In 1999 he directed the film Aa Ab Laut Chalen.

He has since then played supporting roles in films like Yeh Hai Jalwa, Hum Tum, Fanaa, Namaste London, Love Aaj Kal and Patiala House. In 2012 he appeared in a villainous role in Agneepath.