Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor (Prithviraj Kapoor’s wife)

Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor (Prithviraj Kapoor’s wife) wiki, date of birth, children, husband, family, education & more

Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor
NameRamsarni Kapoor
Full NameRamsarni Mehra Kapoor
Birth NameRamsarni Mehra
Famous forBeing Prithviraj Kapoor’s wife
Date of BirthDecember 25, 1908
Date of DeathJune 14, 1972 (aged 64 years)
Reason of DeathCancer
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Mother TonguePunjabi
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet inches- 5ft 3in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandPrithviraj Kapoor
ramsarni mehra kapoor with husband prithviraj kapoor
Marriage Date1923
Son(s)Raj Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor
Devi Kapoor (died in infancy)
Nandi Kapoor (died in infancy)
Daughter(s)Urmila Sial
FatherKishore Mehra
MotherNot Known
Brother(s)Jugal Kishore Mehra
Cousin(s)Vishwa Mehra
Other Relative(s)
Nephew(s)Pinchoo Kapoor
Vijay Kapoor (Trilok Kapoor’s son)
Vicky Kapoor (Trilok Kapoor’s son)
Subbiraj Kakkar (Kailash Kakkar’s son)
Grandson(s)Randhir Kapoor (Raj Kapoor’s son)
Rishi Kapoor (Raj Kapoor’s son)
Rajiv Kapoor (Raj Kapoor’s son)
Aditya Raj Kapoor (Shammi Kapoor’s son)
Karan Kapoor (Shashi Kapoor’ son)
Kunal Kapoor (Shashi Kapoor’ son)
Jatin Sial (Urmila Sial’s son)
Mandhir Siyal (Urmila Sial’s son)
Granddaughter(s)Ritu Kapoor Nanda (Raj Kapoor’s daughter)
Rima Kapoor Jain (Raj Kapoor’s son)
Kanchan Desai (Shammi Kapoor’s daughter)
Sanjana Kapoor (Shashi Kapoor’ daughter)
Preeti Sial Grover (Urmila Sial’s daughter)
Anuradha Sial Kheta (Urmila Sial’s daughter)
Namita Sial Kapur (Urmila Sial’s daughter)
Father-in-lawDewan Basheswarnath Kapoor
Son-in-law(s)Charanjit Sial (Urmila Sial’s husband)
Daughter-in-law(s)Krishna Malhotra Kapoor (Raj Kapoor’s wife)
Geeta Bali (Shammi Kapoor’s wife)
Neila Devi (Shammi Kapoor’s wife)
Jennifer Kendal (Shashi Kapoor’ wife)
Brother-in-law(s)Trilok Kapoor (Prithviraj Kapoor’s brother)
Lt.Col Ramesh Kapoor (Prithviraj Kapoor’s brother)
Vishwanath (Vishi) Kapoor (Prithviraj Kapoor’s brother)
Amarnath Kapoor (Prithviraj Kapoor’s brother)
Sister-in-law(s)Kailash Kakkar (Prithviraj Kapoor’s sister)
Shanta Kapoor Dhawan (Prithviraj Kapoor’s sister)
Prem Mehra (Prithviraj Kapoor’s sister)
Education Details
SchoolPrivate School
CollegeNot Attended
Educational QualificationHigh School
Other Details
Alternate NamesRama Prithviraj Kapoor
Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor (25 December 1908 – 14 June 1972) was the wife of the legendary filmmaker and actor Prithviraj Kapoor and the mother of actors Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor. Her husband, Prithviraj Kapoor was considered one of the pioneers of the Indian film industry.
She was fondly addressed as Chaiji (meaning mother in Punjabi) in the Kapoor household. 1
Ramsarni was born on 25th December 1908 into a Punjabi Hindu Khatri family. Unfortunately, she lost her parents when she was very young. 1
Her brother, Jugal Kishore Mehra was also an actor. Jugal converted to Islam and changed his name to Ahmed Suleman before marrying yesteryear actress Anwari Begum. He also adopted Nasreen Agha, Anwari’s daughter from her first marriage to Pakistani actor-composer Rafiq Ghaznavi. Nasreen and Liaqat Gul Agha’s daughter Salma Agha and granddaughter Zahrah S Khan (aka Sasha Agha) are also actresses.
Her first cousin, Vishwa Mehra was also an actor who appeared in small roles in several films, including the 1966 film “Teesri Kasam” in which he featured with Raj Kapoor in the song “Chalat Musafir”. Vishwa Mehra, fondly known as Mamaji, also handled production for R.K. Studios for films like Aag (1948), Barsaat (1949), and Awaara (1951). He passed away on 5th October 2022. 2 3
Ramsarni was aged 15 when she was married to the 17-year-old Prithviraj Kapoor in an arranged marriage in 1923. The couple had 6 children: 5 sons Raj Kapoor, Devi Kapoor, Nandi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor, and a daughter Urmila Sial. 4
In 1931, Ramsarni tragically lost her second and third sons within a week. First, Devi Kapoor died of double pneumonia, and then Nandi Kapoor passed away a week later after he accidentally swallowed rat poison pills. 1
Both Ramsarni and her husband Prithviraj Kapoor were suffering from cancer and died about a fortnight apart. Prithviraj died on 29th May 1972, while Ramsarni passed away just 16 days after his death on 14th June 1972 at the age of 64.

  1. https://www.junglee.org.in/mother.html[][][]
  2. https://www.facebook.com/filmheritagefoundation/posts/vishwa-mehra-fondly-known-as-mamaji-the-brother-in-law-of-prithviraj-kapoor-and-/3491721721114740/[]
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5TtkSMzMek[]
  4. https://www.news18.com/movies/prithviraj-kapoor-and-his-wife-ramsarnis-love-story-will-make-you-believe-in-happy-endings-8632749.html[]