An old picture of yesteryears' Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor. Image: (Facebook)
An old picture of yesteryears' Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor. Image: (Facebook)

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor has been admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai for chest infection.

The doctor said that the 76-year-old actor is on antibiotics, but his condition is stable.

"He had chest infection. He is now on antibiotics, but is stable right now," Ram Narain, executive director at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, told IANS.

The yesteryear actor had undergone a bypass surgery previously. He has been suffering from health problems from almost three years.

Shashi is the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, who was the pioneer of Indian theatre and Hindi film industry. He has three children – two sons and a daughter.

He is presently the oldest member of the Kapoor family.

Shashi was one of the first Indian actors to work in foreign language films. He started his career as a child artist in the late 1940s. He has been featured in more than 160 movies which include "Satyam Shivam Sundaram", "Deewar", "Silsila", "Kabhie Kabhie", "Awaara", "Roti Kapda Aur Makaan", "Kaala Patthar" and "Kranti" among others.

He has won three National Film Awards for films "Muhafiz", "New Delhi Times" and "Junoon".

In 2011, the Government of India honored him with Padma Bhushan for his contribution in the field of Indian cinema.