In reality she is Prithviraj Kapoor's cousin. Yes. His mother's brother's daughter. A pretty little lady from a crew of 13 siblings including Premnath and Rajindernath, product of three wives of Mr. Malhotra, IG of Police, Rewa at the time of her marriage to Raj Kapoor in 1946. The results of her Matriculation examination were declared after the wedding and she had passed with distinctions. In life to follow as Raj Kapoor's wife her contribution to his success and the upbringing and love she gave to her offsprings was to bring far greater laurels to her unending list of distinguished achievements, but there is no escaping the fact that she was first his Aunt and then his wife.
She was 16 and he was 22. She was new to the Bombay environment and he was on the threshold of stardom. As his career graph ascended both as an actor then director and producer to studio-owner, she accepted the chores of a housewife and mother of his children. She played her part as hostess to his friends and business associates to such perfection that it is still considered a landmark of film parties like the ones hosted by Mrs. Raj Kapoor.
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