Even as a child he had his first film appearance in 1935. After further roles in the 1940s he founded in 1948 his own production company RK Films and produced his first film Aag, in which he makes his debut as a director. Raj Kapoor often appeared in comedies. He had 1951 in Awaara, in which he embodies a Chaplinesque " Tramp" character, resounding success. Raj Kapoor's acting was savored by both critics and audiences alike. His films were commercially successful, since, as the resulting 1955 sociocritical colored film Shree 420, were entertaining and popular.
Kapoor was known and also popular outside India in the former USSR and the Middle East; In his home he counted with Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand among the most popular stars of the Hindi film of Bollywood. He played in more than 60 films. Raj Kapoor is a multiple winner of the Filmfare Awards, both for Best Actor and Best Director, for example, Sangam (1964 ), Mera Naam Joker (1970). He was honored for his many years in the Indian film in 1988 with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Raj Kapoor belongs to the Kapoor acting dynasty. His father is a successful stage and film actor Prithviraj Kapoor. His younger brothers Shammi and Shashi Kapoor and two of his sons Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor and his granddaughters Karisma and Kareena Kapoor are also well-known Indian actors / actresses. The third son, Rajiv Kapoor was able to achieve, however, no further success after its successful debut produced by his father, Ram Teri Ganga Maili movie and withdrew from the film career.