Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Simple Kapadia

Simple Kapadia was a well known actress and Costume designer in Hindi Cinema.Her elder sister is the popular actress Dimple Kapadia.
Simple Kapadia was born on 15th August 1958 .Her entry into the film field was by acting in the female lead role of the  super hit film 'Anurodh' in the year 1977 opposite her real brother-in-law Rajesh Khanna.The film was directed by Shakti Samanta in which Vinod Mehra,Rita Bhaduri,Utpal Dutt etc were the other actors.
Simple Kapadia then acted  secondary roles mostly in supporting roles and was active for more than 10 years.Meanwhile she tried her hand in costume designing for films which also proved to be a success.Heroines like Sreedevi,Tabu,Amrita Singh,Priyanka Chopra were there among her clientele. 
She received National Award for costume design for the 1993 film 'Rudaali'.
She performed Costume designing for films such as 'Insaaf,Drishti,Lekin,
Darr,Aaj Ki Aurat, Rudaali,Barsaat,
Jaan,Ajay,Chachi 420,
Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai,
Kasam,Gafta' etc.
After acting in the film Anurodh, next year in 1978 she acted in the film 'Chakravyuha' in which Rajesh Khanna and Neetu Singh acted as the main pair
and Simple Kapadia acted in supportive role as the character .Nandita'.
In the film 'Man Pasand' Dev Anand and Tina Munim were the lead pair and she was in the supporting role.Dev Anand and Tina Munim were the main pair
of the film 'Lootmar' also in which she acted in supporting role.
In the film 'Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai' Rishi Kapoor and Padmini Kolhapure acted in the main roles.
In the year 1985 Shekhar Suman and Simple Kapadia acted as the main pair of the Video film 'Rehguzar' which was directed by Jyoti Swaroop.The film was shown on 'Doordarshan' TV Channel in 1987.
'Pyar Ko Do Dil' was a film of 1986 in which Simple Kapadia acted.Mithun Chakraborty,Jayapradha and Simple Kapadia acted in main roles of this film.
In 1994 Simple Kapadia received National Award for costume designing for the film 'Rudaali'.That film was directed by 'Kalpana Lajmi' in which her sister Dimple Kapadia and Rakhee played main roles.Dimple Kapadia received National Award as Best Actress for her role in the film 'Rudaali'.
Simple Kapadia also acted in the main role of the Tamil film 'Kizhakkum Nerkum Sandhikarana' in 1979.
Simple Kapadia was diagnosed of Cancer in 2006 and she passed away at a Hospital in Andheri,Mumbai on 10th November 2009.
Selected Filmography
Man Pasand


Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai
Jeevan Dhara
Tumhare Bina
Dulha Bikta Hai
 Hum Rahe Na Hum
Pyar Ke Do Pal

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