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Kapoor family
Kapoor family on Randir's birthday.jpg
Kapoor family on Randhir's birthday
Current regionMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Place of originLasara, Samundri, Samundri Tehsil, Lyallpur District, Faisalabad District, Punjab, Pakistan (former Punjab, British India) [1][2]
(Prithviraj Kapoor in 1906 CE)[3]
MembersSee table below
Connected familiesBachchan family[4]
Malhotra family[5]
Surinder Kapoor family[6]
Pataudi family
Tagore family[7]
Nanda family
Shivdasani family
HeirloomsR. K. Studio, Prithvi Theatre
Estate(s)Krishna Raj Bungalow, Mumbai, Kapoor Haveli, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (formerly owned)
Active since 1929; Prithviraj Kapoor acted in Alam Ara (1931), the first talkie film of India

Murli Mal Kapoor
Keshavmal Kapoor
Basheshwarnath Kapoor
Generation 1
Prithviraj Kapoor  · Trilok Kapoor
Generation 2
(Prithviraj Kapoor-Ramsarni Mehra's children)
Raj Kapoor  · Shammi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor  · Ravinder Kapoor
Devinder Kapoor  · Urmila Sial Kapoor
Generation 3
(Raj Kapoor-Krishna Malhotra's children)
Randhir Kapoor  · Ritu Kapoor Nanda
Rishi Kapoor  · Rima Kapoor Jain
Rajiv Kapoor
Generation 4 (Raj Kapoor's grandchildren)
Randhir Kapoor-Babita Shivdasani's children
Karisma Kapoor  · Kareena Kapoor
Ritu-Ranjan Nanda's children
Nikhil Nanda  · Nitasha Nanda
Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Singh's children
Riddhima Kapoor  · Ranbir Kapoor
Rima-Manoj Jain's children
Armaan Jain  · Aadar Jain
Generation 3
(Shammi Kapoor-Geeta Bali's children)
Aditya Raj Kapoor  · Kanchan Kapoor
(Shammi Kapoor-Neila Devi's children)
No children
Generation 4 (Shammi Kapoor's grandchildren)
Aditya Raj-Preeti Kapoor's children
Tulsi Kapoor
Kanchan-Ketan Desai's children
Pooja Desai  · Rajarajeshwari Desai
Generation 3
(Shashi Kapoor-Jennifer Kendal's children)
Kunal Kapoor  · Karan Kapoor
Sanjana Kapoor
Generation 4 (Shashi Kapoor's grandchildren)
Kunal Kapoor-Sheena Sippy's children
Shaira Kapoor  · Zahan Kapoor
Karan-Lorna Kapoor's children
Aliya Kapoor  · Zach Kapoor
Sanjana-Valmik Thapar's children
Hamir Thapar
Generation 2 (Trilok Kapoor's children)
Vijay Kapoor  · Vicky Kapoor
Generation 3 (Vijay Kapoor's children)
Ajay Kapoor  · Sanjay Kapoor

The Kapoor family is a prominent Indian show business family with a long history in Hindi cinema. Many members of the family have had prolific careers as actors, film directors and producers.

Background[edit]

The Kapoor family is of Punjabi Hindu origin.[8][10][11][9] Prithviraj Kapoor was the first from the family to pursue a career in films. He was born in 1906 in the town of Samundri in Punjab Province, British India.[12][13] His father, Basheshwarnath Kapoor, served as a police officer in the Indian Imperial Police in the city of Peshawar;[14] while his grandfather, Keshavmal Kapoor, was a Tehsildar in Samundri, Punjab, British India.[15] Prithviraj's first lead role was in Cinema Girl in 1929.

All three of Prithviraj Kapoor's sons, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor, made careers in the Hindi film industry. Raj Kapoor also known as "the greatest showman of Indian cinema",[16] became a noted Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema.[17]

Raj Kapoor's 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. Shashi Kapoor's daughter Sanjana Kapoor also became a film actress, although she had a short career.

Randhir Kapoor is married to Babita. They have two daughters Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, both of whom have found success in the film industry. Rishi Kapoor is married to actress Neetu Singh, their son, Ranbir Kapoor, has established himself as a leading Bollywood actor.

Nikhil Nanda, son of Ritu Kapoor, Raj Kapoor's daughter and Rajan Nanda, is married to Shweta Bachchan, daughter of the actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.[4][18]

Members of the Kapoor family[edit]

Previous generations before the film industry[edit]

  • Murli Mal Kapoor[19]
    • Keshavmal Kapoor - son of Murli Mal Kapoor; married to Prem Kapoor
      • Basheshwarnath Kapoor - son of Keshavmal Kapoor
    • Shambhunath Kapoor - son of Murli Mal Kapoor
    • Ram Rakhi Mehra (née Kapoor) - daughter of Murli Mal Kapoor
    • Ram Pyari Khanna (née Kapoor) - daughter of Murli Mal Kapoor
    • Kaushaliya Khanna (née Kapoor) - daughter of Murli Mal Kapoor

First generation[edit]

  • Prithviraj Kapoor - first son Basheshwarnath Kapoor and the first member of family to enter the Hindi film industry; married to Ramsarni Mehra
  • Trilok Kapoor - son of Basheshwarnath Kapoor
  • Amarnath Kapoor - son of Basheshwarnath Kapoor
  • Vishwanath (Vishi) Kapoor - son of Basheshwarnath Kapoor
  • Lt. Col. Ramesh Kapoor - son of Basheshwarnath Kapoor
  • Prem Mehra (née Kapoor) - daughter of Basheshwarnath Kapoor; married to Prithvi Chand Mehra
  • Kailash Kakar (née Kapoor) - daughter of Basheshwarnath Kapoor
  • Shanta Kapoor Dhawan - daughter of Basheshwarnath Kapoor[20]

Second generation[edit]

  • Raj Kapoor – eldest son of Prithviraj Kapoor; married to Krishna Malhotra, sister of actor Prem Nath
  • Shammi Kapoor – fourth son of Prithviraj Kapoor; married to Geeta Bali (first wife) and Neila Devi (second wife)
  • Shashi Kapoor – youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor; married to Jennifer Kendal
  • Ravinder Kapoor - second/third son of Prithviraj Kapoor (died in childhood);
  • Devinder Kapoor - second/third son of Prithviraj Kapoor (died in childhood);
  • Urmila Sial Kapoor - Daughter of Prithviraj Kapoor; married to Charanjit Sial
  • Vijay Kapoor - son of Trilok Kapoor
  • Vicky Kapoor - son of Trilok Kapoor
  • Naval Mehra - son of Prem Mehra (née Kapoor); married to Anne-Marie Mehra
  • Vijay Mehra - son of Prem Mehra (née Kapoor); married to Ruth Mehra
  • Sabita Khanna (née Mehra) - daughter of Prem Mehra (née Kapoor)
  • Kiran Seth (née Mehra) - daughter of Prem Mehra (née Kapoor); married to Vipin Seth

Third generation[edit]

  • Randhir Kapoor – eldest son of Raj Kapoor; married to Babita
  • 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 – second daughter of Raj Kapoor; married to Manoj Jain
  • Rajiv Kapoor – youngest son of Raj Kapoor
  • Aditya Raj Kapoor – son of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali
  • Kanchan Kapoor – daughter of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali
  • Karan Kapoor – elder son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
  • Kunal Kapoor – younger son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
  • Sanjana Kapoor – daughter of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal; married to Valmik Thapar
  • Jatin Sial – Son of Urmila Sial Kapoor
  • Anuradha Sial – daughter of Urmila Sial Kapoor
  • Priti Sial – daughter of Urmila Sial Kapoor
  • Namita Sial – daughter of Urmila Sial Kapoor
  • Andrew Mehra - son of Naval Mehra
  • Christina Minner (née Mehra) - daughter of Naval Mehra
  • Vikram Seth - son of Kiran Seth (née Mehra)
  • Mrinal Seth - son of Kiran Seth (née Mehra)

Fourth generation[edit]

Fifth generation[edit]

  • Samaira Kapoor — daughter of Karisma Kapoor and her former husband Sanjay Kapur[24]
  • Kiaan Raj Kapoor — son of Karisma Kapoor and her former husband Sanjay Kapur[25]
  • Taimur Ali Khan - son of Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan[26]
  • Samara Sahni - daughter of Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and Bharat Sahni[27]
  • Navya Naveli Nanda - daughter of Nikhil Nanda and Shweta Bachchan Nanda[28]
  • Agasthya Nanda - son of Nikhil Nanda and Shweta Bachchan[29]

Family photos[edit]

File:Ranbir Kapoor at the launch of 'Barfi!' promo 10.jpg|Ranbir Kapoor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Prithviraj Kapoor (Indian actor) - Encyclopædia Britannica". Britannica.com. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  3. ^ Showman Raj Kapoor’s house to be converted into museum By Hidayat KhanPublished: 23 September 2012 http://tribune.com.pk/story/441304/showman-raj-kapoors-house-to-be-converted-into-museum/
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  6. ^ Talk Back: Eye On India (Interview with Anil Kapoor) Ep33 Pt1. Dawn News. Retrieved 23 August 2012. I'm a Pathan's son... my father, my grandfather they were all Pathans from Peshawar...
  7. ^ Sen, Shomini (13 October 2012). "What Sharmila couldn't do in her time, Kareena manages easily". Zee News. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
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  10. ^ a b Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations, and Analysis edited by Stella Bruzzi, Pamela Church
  11. ^ a b "Remembering an icon: Prithviraj Kapoor".
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  13. ^ "Prithviraj Kapoor (Indian actor) - Encyclopædia Britannica". Britannica.com. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
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  16. ^ "14th December 1924: Raj Kapoor, Indian actors and directors, was born". mapsofindia.com. 18 February 2016.
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  20. ^ https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/flashback-at-90-a-kapoor-daughter-recalls-family-s-filmy-journey-from-peshawar-to-the-pinnacle/story-7Nxt7k4U9le8VfAZWNIm9L.html
  21. ^ "Ranbir Kapoor helps Armaan Jain to debut in Saif's Lekar Hum Deewana Dil".
  22. ^ "Aadar Jain and Anya Singh new faces of Yash Raj Films". Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  23. ^ Chatterjee, Ashok (17 May 2006). "'I want to be a master of talent'". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 August 2007.
  24. ^ Goyal, Divya (9 December 2017). "Karisma Kapoor's Daughter Samiera Looks All Grown Up. See Pics". ndtv.com. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  25. ^ Lobo, Ryan (12 March 2010). "Karisma Kapoor gives birth to a baby boy". filmibeat.com. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  26. ^ "Bollywood's Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan have a baby boy". bbc.co.uk. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  27. ^ Khan, Rubina A (28 January 2016). "Gold Rate Riddhima Kapoor-Sahni: 'Girls chase Ranbir and he runs after Samara'". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  28. ^ Khanna, Priyanka (2 August 2017). "Exclusive: The Bachchan-Nanda women in their first ever interview together". vogue.in. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  29. ^ D'Souza, Vinod (18 April 2018). "Amitabh Bachchan's Grandson Agastya Nanda To Debut In Bollywood?". filmibeat.com. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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