Shivangi Kolhapure is an Indian actress and singer. She is the wife of renowned Bollywood actor Shakti Kapoor. She appeared in several Bollywood films including Do Anjaane (1976), Barood (1976), and Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978).
Shivangi Kolhapure was born on Thursday, 12 March 1964 (age 59 years; as of 2023) in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Pandit Pandharinath Kolhapure, was an Indian classical music maestro from Pandharpur in Maharashtra. He began his journey as a young artist under Pandit Krishanrao Kolhapure, a renowned Veena player and vocalist. Pandharinath Kolhapure suffered from a heart attack and was admitted to the hospital for four days before he passed away on 15 August 2015.
Shivangi’s mother, Nirupama Prabhu, formerly used to work as ground staff with Air India. She belonged to the Saraswat Brahmin (Hindu Brahmin) family from Mangalore. Nirupama died in 2006. The Times of India
Shivangi has two younger sisters named Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure.
Her elder sister, Padmini Kolhapure, is an Indian actress and singer. On 15 August 1986, Padmini got married to Pradeep Sharma, an Indian film producer. They have a son named Priyank Sharma, who is an Indian actor.
Her younger sister, Tejaswini Kolhapure Saraswat, is an Indian supermodel and actress. In 2007, she got married to Pankaj Saraswat, director of the Indian reality stand-up comedy series ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ on Star One. In 2015, they had a daughter named Vedika Saraswat.
Husband & Children
In 1980, while Shivangi was shooting for the Hindi film ‘Kismet,’ she met Shakti Kapoor for the first time on the set of the film. Initially, they became friends and later fell in love with each other. They secretly dated for almost two years and then decided to get married. Shivangi’s parents were strict, and when she expressed her desire to marry Shakti, her parents locked her in a room. They didn’t like Shakti because he was 12 years older than Shivangi, and they disliked Shakti’s negative roles in films. On 13 December 1982, Shakti and Shivangi had a court marriage. During an interview, while remembering those days, Shakti said,
Shivangi and I eloped and got married. She is Maharashtrian and I am Punjabi. I played the villain and my reputation was not good. Her family did not agree to the marriage, so we had to run away. She was 18 when we got married (in 1982). When she was 19, my son Siddhanth was born. That was the first time Shivangi’s mother spoke to her after our marriage when she came to meet her at Breach Candy Hospital.”
Shakti further said,
Shivangi’s family did not agree to our relationship. My father, Sikandarlal Kapoor in Delhi got to know about it, he decided not to talk to me. My mother asked him to meet the girl once. As soon as he saw Shivangi, who is 10-12 years younger to me, he was like badi pyaari bachhi hai (He said that she is really nice). She sang two lines and my father stood up and asked how come she sings so well. I told Lata ji is her first cousin, he stood up and said, “Teri sab galtiyaan maaf (All your mistakes are forgiven), because you got married in such big family.” He asked her to sing Lata ji’s song and shared that he a huge fan of hers. As soon as Shivangi sang, he got emotional.”
She follows Hinduism.
In 1980, Shivangi appeared as Moti’s sister (Moti’s role was played by Mithun Chakraborty) in the Hindi film ‘Kismet.’ Other films in which Shivangi appeared include Barood (1976) and Saajan Bina Suhagan (1978). Shivangi worked in the costume department for the film Ek Nai Paheli (1984).
In 1973, Shivangi made her singing debut at the age of 9 in the film Yaadon Ki Baaraat. She gave her voice to many songs from popular Hindi movies including Kitab (1977) and Dushman Dost (1981). She voiced in collaboration with Padmini Kolhapure in the song ‘Masterji Ki Aa Gayi Chitthi’ from the film Kitaab (1977) and the song ‘Mere Bahna Badi Pyari Hai.’ The song titled Mere Bahna Badi Pyari Hai was also voiced by the Guinness Book of World Records holder and Shivangi’s aunt Asha Bhonsle and Shivangi’s sister Padmini Kolhapure. In 1973, she collaborated with the 2001 Bharat Ratna recipient Lata Mangeshkar for the song Yaadon Ki Baaraat. In 1974, she lent her voice to the song ‘Ovalite Bhauraya’ from the film Ovalite Bhauraya. In 1976, she collaborated with Kishore Kumar on the song ‘Luk Chhip Luk Chhip Jao Na’ from the film ‘Do Anjaane.’
- She is fondly called Shivi by her family and goes by the name Shivangi Kolhapure Kapoor. Filmfare
- Shivangi practices Theta Healing and Sukyo Mahikari (the Japanese discipline of healing through light). She has organized several music workshops where one can heal through ragas and surs (musical notes and melodies). Filmfare
- During an interview, Shivangi revealed that her grandmother wanted her to become a singer. Filmfare
- In 2007, Shakti Kapoor and Shivangi Kolhapure appeared as participants in the celebrity dance reality television series Nach Baliye- Season 3 but the couple quit the show after sometime because Shivangi was suffering from back pain and was unable to perform.
- In the 1980 film ‘Kismet,’ Shivangi’s sister Padmini Kolhapure was initially cast in the film, but due to her unavailability for the shoot at the last minute, filmmakers decided to approach Shivangi as it was observed that Shivangi displayed a similar appearance and acting skills as her sister (Padmini).