Kapoor family

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Kapoor family
Ethnicity Punjabi Hindus[1][2]
Current region Mumbai, India
Notable members
Connected families Bachchan family[3]
Traditions Hindu[4]
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.


The Kapoor family is of Punjabi Hindu background.[1][5][6] Prithviraj Kapoor was the first of the family to pursue acting. He was born in Samundri Lyallpur[7] in 1906.[8] His father served as a police officer in the city of Peshawar, British India.[9] while his grandfather was a Tehsildar in Samundri.[10] Prithviraj's first lead role was in Cinema Girl in 1929. The home of the Kapoor family in Peshawar still exists and is known as the Kapoor Haveli.

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.[3][11]

Juggal Kishore Mehra, grandfather of Salma Agha is the cousin of Shashi, lucky and Shammi Kapoor.[12]

Family tree[edit]

diwan 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
Sanjana Kapoor
Valmik Thapar
Zahan Prithviraj Kapoor Shaira Laura Kapoor Aliya Kapoor
Zachary Kapoor
Hamir Thapar
Randhir Kapoor
Ritu Kapoor Nanda
Rajan Nanda
Rishi Kapoor
Neetu Singh Kapoor
Reema Jain
Manoj Jain
Rajiv Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor
Sanjay Kapur
Kareena Kapoor Khan
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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[13] – 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 Manoj 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

See also[edit]