Kapoor family

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Kapoor family
Current region Mumbai, India
Notable members
Connected families Bachchan family[1]
Traditions Hinduism.[2]
Active since 1926, for nearly 84-85 years. (Prithviraj Kapoor acted in Alam Ara in 1931, which was also the first talkie film of India)

The Kapoor family is a prominent Indian family with a long history in Hindi cinema. Many members of the family have been successful actors, film directors, and producers.

Background[edit]

Prithviraj Kapoor was the first of the family to pursue acting. He was born in Samundri in 1906.[3] His father served as a police officer in the city of Peshawar, British India, in what is now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan,[4] while his grandfather was a Tehsildar in Samundri.[5] Prithviraj's first lead role was in Cinema Girl in 1929.

Though all three of Prithviraj Kapoor's sons, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor, became actors, it is Raj Kapoor's descendants who have carried on the family legacy. His sons, Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor, went on to become well-known actors; his youngest son, Rajiv Kapoor, was not as successful as his brothers. Randhir Kapoor and Babita's daughters, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, have found success in the film industry. Rishi Kapoor's son, Ranbir Kapoor, has also found success in the Hindi film industry.

Nikhil Nanda, son of Raj Kapoor's daughter, is married to Shweta Bachchan, daughter of actors, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.[6][7]

Family tree[edit]

 
Dewan Keshavmal Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prithviraj Kapoor
 
Ramsarni Mehra
 
Trilok Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raj Kapoor
 
Krishna Malhotra
 
Shashi Kapoor
 
Jennifer Kendal
 
Geeta Bali
 
Shammi Kapoor
 
Neila Devi
 
Charanjit Sial
 
Urmila Sial
 
Nandi Kapoor
 
Devi Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Namita Kapur
 
Vicky Kapur
 
Prakash Kheta
 
Anuradha Kheta
 
Priti Grover
 
Sandeep Grover
 
Jatin Sial
 
Kavita Sharma
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anisha Kapur
 
Vibha Kapur
 
Varun Kapur
 
Nushka Kheta
 
Priyanka Kheta
 
Sukriti Grover
 
Nainika Grover
 
Ammeya Sial
 
Maya Sial
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kanchan Desai
 
Ketan Desai
 
 
 
 
Aditya Raj Kapoor
 
Priti Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pooja Desai
 
Rajrajeshwari Desai
 
 
 
 
Vishwapratapraj Kapoor
 
Tulsi Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kunal Kapoor
 
Sheena Sippy
 
Karan Kapoor
 
Lorna
 
Sanjana Kapoor
 
Valmik Thapar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zahan Prithviraj Kapoor Shaira Laura Kapoor Aliya Kapoor
 
Zachary Kapoor
 
 
Hamir Thapar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Randhir Kapoor
 
Babita
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ritu Kapoor Nanda
 
Rajan Nanda
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Kapoor
 
Neetu Singh Kapoor
 
Reema Jain
 
Manoj Jain
 
Rajiv Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karisma Kapoor
 
Sanjay Kapur
 
Kareena Kapoor Khan
 
Saif Ali Khan
 
 
 
 
Nitasha Nanda
 
 
Nikhil Nanda
 
Shweta Bachchan-Nanda
 
Riddhima Kapoor Sahani
 
Ranbir Kapoor
 
Aadar Jain
 
Armaan Jain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samaira Kapur
 
Kiaan Raj Kapur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Navya Naveli Nanda
 
Agastya Nanda
 
 

Members of the Kapoor family[edit]

First generation[edit]

  • Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor – a retired policeman and son of Dewan Keshavmal Kapoor who made a cameo in his grandson Raj Kapoor's movie, Awara (1951)

Second generation[edit]

  • Prithviraj Kapoor – divas son of Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor; married to Ramsarni Mehra
  • Trilok Kapoor[8] – second son of Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor

Third generation[edit]

Fourth generation[edit]

Rishi Kapoor(L) with his son Ranbir Kapoor in 2012.
  • Randhir Kapoor – eldest son of Raj Kapoor; married to Babita Kapoor
  • Ritu Nanda – elder daughter of Raj Kapoor; married to Rajan Nanda
  • Rishi Kapoor – second son of Raj Kapoor; married to Neetu Singh Kapoor
  • Rima Jain – younger daughter of Raj Kapoor; married to Mohan Jain
  • Rajiv Kapoor – youngest son of Raj Kapoor
  • Aditya Raj Kapoor – son of Shammi Kapoor; married to Priti
  • Kanchan Kapoor – daughter of Shammi Kapoor; married to Ketan Desai
  • Kunal Kapoor – elder son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal; married to Sheena Sippy, daughter of film director Ramesh Sippy
  • Karan Kapoor – younger son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
  • Sanjana Kapoor – daughter of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal; married to Valmik Thapar

Fifth generation[edit]

Karisma and Kareena Kapoor

Sixth generation[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]