Krishna Kapoor Wiki, Death, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Krishna Raj Kapoor was the wife of the showman of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor. Let us get to know more about Krishna Kapoor’s life.


Krishna Kapoor was born on 30 December 1930 in Rewa state, Madhya Pradesh, India. She was Prithviraj Kapoor’s cousin as she was Prithviraj’s mother’s brother’s daughter. She got married to Raj Kapoor at the age of 16. She was the grandmother of Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, and Ranbir Kapoor.

Family Tree of Kapoor’s family

Her son, Randhir told to PTI that, “My mother passed away at about 5 am today due to cardiac arrest… old age was another factor. We are deeply saddened by her demise.”

Health Issues/Death

Krishna had been complaining about breathlessness for the last few years of her life. She even got hospitalized because of it in the past. She passed away following a cardiac arrest at around 5 am on 1 October 2018. She was 87 at the time of her death.

Husband, Children & Family

She was born into a Punjabi Hindu Khatri family to Raisaheb Kartar Nath Malhotra who was an Inspector General of Police of Rewa state, Madhya Pradesh, India. Her father had 3 wives. She had 13 siblings including Prem Nath (Actor),

Krishna Kapoor’s brother Prem Nath

Rajendra Nath (Actor),

Krishna Kapoor’s brother, Rajendra Nath

Narendra Nath (Actor),

Krishna Kapoor’s brother Narendra Nath

and Uma Chopra.

Krishna Kapoor’s sister, Uma Chopra with her husband, Prem Chopra Picture

In May 1946, she got married to actor, filmmaker, Raj Kapoor.

Krishna Kapoor with her husband, Raj Kapoor

The couple together had 5 children. Three sons, Randhir Kapoor (Actor), Rishi Kapoor (Actor), Rajiv Kapoor (Actor)

Krishna Kapoor with her husband and sons

and two daughters, Rima Jain, and Ritu Nanda.

Krishna Kapoor’s Daughter, Rima, and Ritu

She was the grandmother of Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Armaan Jain, Nikhil Nanda, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani, Natasha Nanda, and Aadar Jain. 

Krishna Kapoor with her family

Education & Religion

Krishna was just 16 years when she got married to Raj Kapoor. Even her Matric result came after her marriage, which she had passed with distinction marks. She did not study further after her marriage.


  • Krishna did not smoke but used to drink occasionally.
  • She loved cooking,
  • She loved travelling with her family.

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The Paris gang ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

A post shared by neetu Kapoor. Fightingfyt (@neetu54) on Jul 8, 2018 at 3:55pm PDT

  • Krishna was also known for hosting grand parties.
  • Her granddaughter, Riddhima took to Instagram to share the news of Krishna’s demise.

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I love you- I will always love you – RIP dadi ❤️

A post shared by Riddhima Kapoor Sahni (@riddhimakapoorsahniofficial) on Sep 30, 2018 at 8:07pm PDT

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