Rishi Kapoor! This name needs no introduction for sure. When he made his debut in Raj Kapoor's Bobby in 1973 at the age of 23, his brattish charm made the girls go weak in their knees and what followed next was a string of hit films one after the other, which quickly made him one of the reigning stars. As the 'lover boy-for-all-seasons' on screen, Rishi Kapoor was what 'King Of Romance' SRK stands for, for all the 90s kids.
As the veteran actor turns 66, we bring you few of his iconic songs which perfectly sum up the various stages of a relationship.
Main Shayar Toh Nahin (Bobby)
Love at first sight? Well, ladies love compliments and the young Rishi Kapoor knew exactly how to woo the doe-eyed Dimple Kapadia with his charming words when he went, 'Main Shayar Toh Nahin, Magar Ae Haseen, Jab Se Dekha, Maine Tujko Mujhko, Shayari Aa Gayi'!
Tere Chehre Se (Kabhie Kabhie)
The first sign of love - you just can't stop thinking about her! Like they call it, 'those first pangs of love'. This song featuring Rishi and his real-life wife Neetu Kapoor perfectly describes those feelings!
Hoga Tumse Pyaara Kaun (Zamane Ko Dikhana Hain)
And then arrives the confession time! Boys, take a cue from Rishi Kapoor who showed you how to pop the question to your lady love!
Chandni O Meri Chandni (Chandni)
Long before Shahrukh Khan made the Swiss Alps famous, you had Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi's snow-clad romance, making you go 'aww' all the way.
Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karege (Khel Khel Mein)
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor made PDA sound so cool in this song from Khel Khel Mein. (Do I already see the couples flocking to Bandstand nodding in agreement?)
Mere Kismat Mein Tu Nahin Shayad (Prem Rog)
This is the song for every heartbroken soul who wants to get over an ugly break-up.
Mere Umar Ke (Karz)
Rishi Kapoor is seen dishing out some relationship advice to the 'naujawano' in this song from Karz. Or should we say, 'once bitten, twice shy'?