Monday, October 26, 2015

Rajshree Chapman

Rajshree is the daughter of acclaimed Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram and actress Jayshree, second wife of V. Shantaram. Her brother Kiran Shantaram was a former Sheriff of Mumbai.

While shooting with Raj Kapoor in America for the film Around the World in 8 Dollars, she met American student Greg Chapman. The two married three years later, in an Indian ceremony that lasted five days. She went with her husband to permanently live in America.They have one daughter. They live in Los Angeles.

She has been living in America for the last 30 years running a very successful custom clothing business with her husband, while still maintaining her interest in films. She was an assistant director on Hack-O-Lantern, Tainted Love and Monsoon and has done narration on a children’s video titled “Ashok By Any Other Name”.

Rajshree made her debut in films as a child star V. Shantaram's Subah Ka Tara (1954).Her career as an adult actress was launched by her father with Jeetendra in the film Geet Gaya Patharon Ne. She starred in popular hits such as Grahasthi, Ghar Basake Dekho, Jee Chahta hai, Sagai, Brahmachari, Janwar (1965) and Shehnai.

Naina (1973)
Brahmachari (1968) - Sheetal Chaudhary
Suhag Raat (1968)
Around the World (1967) - Rita
Dil Ne Pukara (1967)
Gunahon Ka Devta (1967)
Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966) - Neeta
Sagaai (1966) - Sheel
Janwar (1965) - Sapna
Do Dil (1965) - Bijli
Geet Gaya Patharon Ne (1964) - Vidya
Ji Chahta Hai (1964)
Shehnai (1964)
Ghar Basake Dekho (1963)
Grahasti (1963)
Stree (1961)
Grihasthi (1960)
Subah Ka Tara (1954)

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