(Last Updated on : 26/11/2012)
The legendary Kapoor Family is considered as the first family of Bollywood in history of Indian Cinema
. Most of the family members are renowned actors, producers and film makers.
This Kapoor family originally hailed from the city of Peshawar, British India of Punjabi origin. The Kapoor family is primarily famous for their acting tradition and also their business chains. Five generations of the Kapoor family have acted, directed or produced in the Bollywood industry.
The Kapoor dynasty starts with Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor and currently continues down to current actor Ranbir Kapoor
. This legacy in Indian film industry was founded by actor Prithviraj Kapoor
, whose eldest son, Raj Kapoor
(14 December 1924 - 2 June 1988), became a one of the most renowned actor and director in the Hindi film industry. His two sons Shashi Kapoor
and Shammi Kapoor
continued their family legacy and both of them became stars in their own rights. Most members of the family have their own merits in fields like acting, producing or directing films and thus have had a major impact on Indian films.
All three sons of Prithviraj Kapoor became renowned actors. However it is Raj Kapoor`s descendants who have carried on the family legacy of acting religiously. His sons, Randhir Kapoor
and Rishi Kapoor
went on to become well-known actors; however his youngest son Rajiv Kapoor
was not much successful.
Randhir Kapoor`s daughters Karishma Kapoor
and Kareena Kapoor
are much successful in contemporary Indian film industry. Karishma Kapoor temporarily retired after marriage but later she made the film "Dangerous Iahq" in 2012, while Kareena has become a diva of the industry. Moreover, Rishi Kapoor`s son, Ranbir Kapoor
made his debut with Saawariya
, opposite Sonam Kapoor, the daughter of Anil Kapoor
, in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali
film. Ranbir Kapoor`s last film was Barfi by Anurag Basu.
The Members of the Kapoor Family are introduced according to their generations as following:
Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor - He was the first recognized ancestor in this legendary Kapoor family. He was the son of Dewan Keshavmal Kapoor and also a retired policeman. He made a cameo in his grandson Raj Kapoor`s movie, Awara, released in 1951.
Prithviraj Kapoor - He was the eldest son of Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor. His wife was Ramsarni Mehra.
Trilok Kapoor - He was the second son of Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor.
Raj Kapoor - He was the eldest son of Prithviraj Kapoor and married Krishna Malhotra.
Shammi Kapoor - He is the second son of Prithviraj and Geeta Bali was his first wife, while Neila Devi was his second wife. He has recently breathed hid last breath.
Shashi Kapoor - He is the youngest son of Prithviraj and married Jennifer Kendal.
- He is the eldest son of Raj Kapoor and married Babita.
- The second son of Raj Kapoor; he married Neetu Singh.
- He is the youngest son of Raj Kapoor.
Ritu Nanda - She is the eldest daughter of Raj Kapoor; married to Rajan Nanda
Reema Jain - She is the second daughter of Raj Kapoor; married to Manoj Jain.
Kanchan Desai - She is the daughter of Shammi Kapoor and married to Ketan Desai, son of Manmohan Desai.
Aditya Raj Kapoor - He is the son of Shammi Kapoor; married to Priti.
- He is the eldest son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal.
- He is the second son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal.
- She is the daughter of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal.
Karisma Kapoor - She is the eldest daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita; married to Sanjay Kapur.
Kareena Kapoor - She is the second daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita.
Ranbir Kapoor - He is the son of Rishi and Neetu Singh Kapoor.
Riddhima Sahni Kapoor - She is the daughter of Rishi and Neetu Singh Kapoor; married to Bharat Sahni.
Natasha Nanda - She is the daughter of Ritu and Rajan Nanda.
- He is the son of Ritu and Rajan Nanda; married to Shweta Bachchan-Nanda, daughter of Amitabh Bachchan
and Jaya Bachchan
Armaan Jain - He is the eldest son of Reema and Manoj Jain
Aadar Jain - He is the second son of Reema and Manoj Jain
Pooja Desai - She is the eldest daughter of Kanchan and Ketan Desai
Rajrajeshwari Desai - She is the second daughter of Kanchan and Ketan Desai
Vishwapratapraj Kapoor - He is the son of Aditya Raj and Priti Kapoor
Tulsi Kapoor - She is the daughter of Aditya Raj and Priti Kapoor
Samaira Kapur - She is the daughter of Sanjay Kapur and Karisma Kapoor
Navya Naveli Nanda - She is the daughter of Shweta Nanda and Nikhil Nanda
Samara Sahni - She is the daughter of Riddhima Sahni Kapoor and Bharat Sahni
Kiaan Raj Kapur - He is the son of Sanjay Kapur and Karisma Kapoor
Agastye Nanda - He is the son of Shweta Nanda and Nikhil Nanda