List of Hindi film clans

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Within the Hindi film industry, commonly known as Bollywood, there is a common, reoccurring theme of many members of a family participating in the film industry over several generations.

This page lists some of the notable clans and their noteworthy members. For South Indian film families, see List of South Indian film families and for Indian music families, see List of Indian music clans.



Agha family[edit]

The Agha family is Pakistani British and contains many squash players as well as Bollywood singers and actors.

Akhtar-Azmi family[edit]

Lyricist Javed Akhtar married the script writer Honey Irani. His second wife was actress Shabana Azmi. Azmi's nieces are actresses Farah Naaz and Tabu. Farhan and Zoya Akhtar's cousins are Farah and Sajid Khan.[1]

Film personalities of Akhtar-Azmi family
1st generation 2nd generation 3rd generation 4th generation Career Born Died Relation
Jan Nisar Akhtar Poet, lyricist 1914 1976 Father of Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar Poet, playwright, lyricist 1945 Married to Shabana Azmi, father of Farhan Akhtar
Honey Irani Writer 1950 First wife of Javed Akhtar
Daisy Irani Actor 1952 Sister of Honey Irani
Farhan Akhtar Director, actor 1974 Son of Javed and Honey
Adhuna Akhtar Hairstylist, TV host Married to Farhan Akhtar
Zoya Akhtar Director 1974 Daughter of Javed and Honey
Farah Khan Director, choreographer 1965 Daughter of Honey and Daisy Irani's sister Menaka Irani, sister of Sajid Khan
Shirish Kunder Film editor 1973 Married to Farah Khan
Sajid Khan Director, actor Son of Honey and Daisy Irani's sister Menaka Irani, brother of Farah Khan
Kaifi Azmi Poet, lyricist 1919 2002 Father of Shabana and Baba Azmi, husband of Shaukat Kaifi
Shaukat Kaifi Actor Mother of Shabana and Baba Azmi, wife of Kaifi Azmi
Baba Azmi Cinematographer Brother of Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi Actress 1950 Married to Javed Akhtar
Tanvi Azmi Actor Married to Baba Azmi, daughter of Usha Kiran
Usha Kiran Actor 1929 2000 Mother of Tanvi Azmi and Adwait Kher
Uttara Mhatre Kher Model, Miss India World 1963 Married to former model Adwait Kher
Kabir Akhtar Director 1975 Son of Javed Akhtar's brother psychiatrist Salman Akhtar
Farah Actor Niece of Shabana Azmi, daughter of Jamal Hashmi and Rizwana
Tabu Actor 1971 Niece of Shabana Azmi, daughter of Jamal Hashmi and Rizwana

Akkineni family[edit]

The most prominent member of the Akkineni family is actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao or ANR, who has starred in over two hundred films. Another famous member of the family is his son Akkineni Nagarjuna. He is married to actress Amala.

Ali family[edit]

  • Mumtaz Ali (actor – father of Mehmood Ali)
    • Minoo Mumtaz (actress – daughter of Mumtaz Ali, sister of Mehmood Ali)
    • Anwar Ali (actor – son of Mumtaz Ali, brother of Mehmood Ali)
    • Mehmood Ali (actor – son of Mumtaz Ali, brother of Anwar Ali and Minu Mumtaz)
      • Lucky Ali (actor and singer – son of Mehmood Ali and Madhu)

Anand family[edit]

The most prominent member of the Anand family is actor Dev Anand, who has starred in over a hundred films. Another member of the family is internationally known director Shekhar Kapur, who is known for directing the film Elizabeth. He was married to actress Suchitra Krishnamurthy.


Babbar family[edit]

Raj Babbar is an Indian actor and has been married twice. His first wife was Nadira Babbar, who became known with her appearance in Bride and Prejudice (2004) with Aishwarya Rai. Their children are Arya Babbar and Juhi Babbar. Both have ventured into the film industry. Raj's second wife was actress Smita Patil. She died giving birth to their only child in 1986. Her son Prateek made his acting debut in 2008 film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.

Bachchan family[edit]

Main article: Bachchan family
The Bachchan family (starting with second from the left) Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Barjatya family[edit]

The Barjatya family began with Tarachand Barjatya, who was a film producer and director. He began Rajshri Productions in the late 1940s. Tarachand Barjatya had three sons, Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Raj Kumar Barjatya, and Ajit Kumar Barjatya, all of whom were active in bringing the Rajshri empire to great heights. The company saw an all time increase in revenues when Raj Kumar Barjatya's son, Sooraj R. Barjatya, started his film making career with the 1989 blockbuster, Maine Pyar Kiya and then eventually made Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Hum Saath Saath Hain. The company is now led by the third generation of Barjatyas, namely, Kavita K. Barjatya, Sooraj R. Barjatya and Rajat A. Barjatya.

Baweja family[edit]

Bedi family[edit]

Bhatt family[edit]

Bhattacharya family[edit]

  • Pashupati Bhattacharya (vocalist and composer)
    • Kumar Sanu a.k.a. Kedarnath Bhattacharjee (playback singer, producer and music director – son of Pashupati Bhattacharya)

Bohra family[edit]

  • Shree Ram Bohra (producer – brother of Ramkumar Bohra)[3]
    • Sunil Bohra (producer – grandson of Surendra Bohra)[4]
  • Ramkumar Bohra (producer, director – brother of Shree Ram Bohra[5]
    • Mahendra Bohra (producer, director – son of Ramkumar Bohra)[6]


Chandrasekhar family[edit]

Chakraborty family[edit]

Chatterjee family[edit]

Chiranjeevi family[edit]

Chiranjeevi, who is a popular actor in Telugu cinema has starred in few Hindi films.

Chopra family[edit]

Four Chopra cousins, not part of the Chopra-Johar family (next entry), have participated in Indian cinema.

  • Priyanka Chopra (actress and singer – cousin of Parineeti and Mannara Chopra, second cousin of Meera Chopra)
  • Meera Chopra (actress and model – second cousin of Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti and Mannara Chopra)
  • Parineeti Chopra (actress – cousin of Priyanka and Mannara Chopra, second cousin of Meera Chopra)
  • Mannara Chopra (actress and model – cousin of Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra, second cousin of Meera Chopra)

Chopra-Johar family[edit]

Baldev Raj Chopra (left) and Yash Chopra (right)

Considered to be the most powerful family of the Hindi film industry, the Chopra-Johar family has produced some of the country's biggest blockbusters and have worked in close quarters with all the leading superstars of the industry. The founders of this family were the four children of Vilayati Raj Chopra, all of whom worked independently through different leading film production houses:

Vilayati Raj Chopra
Baldev Raj Chopra Yash Chopra Pamela Singh D.N. Chopra Hiroo Chopra Yash Johar
Ravi Chopra Manju Chopra Rani Mukerji Aditya Chopra Uday Chopra Vidhu Vinod Chopra Anupama Chopra Karan Johar
Deeya Chopra Roshni Chopra Siddharth Kumar Anand
Film personalities of Chopra-Johar family
Name Born Died Career Relation
Baldev Raj Chopra 22 April 1914 5 November 2008
D.R. Chopra 1924 Cinematographer
Raj Chopra 1927 Film Distributor Brother
Yash Johar 26 June 1929 12 November 2004 Producer Married to Hiroo Chopra, sister of Baldev Raj, Yash and D.N. Chopra
Yash Chopra 27 September 1932 21 October 2012 Director, writer, producer Brother of Baldev Raj Chopra
Pamela Chopra Playback singer, producer, writer Wife of Yash Chopra, sister of actor Simi Garewal's mother Darshi Garewal
Bhram Swaroop Bhalla Married to Vimla Chopra, sister of Baldev Raj, Yash and D.R. Chopra
D.N. Chopra producer, director brother of Baldev Raj, Yash and Hiroo Chopra
Ramanand Sagar 29 December 1917 12 December 2005 director, producer son of Baldev Raj Chopra; half brother of Vidhu Vinod Chopra, son of D.N. Chopra
Ravi Chopra 27 September 1946
Simi Garewal 17 October 1947 Actor Niece of Pamela Chopra, daughter of Pamela's sister Darshi
Vidhu Vinod Chopra 5 September 1952 Director, writer, producer Son of D.N. Chopra
Aditya Chopra 21 May 1971 Writer, producer, director Son of Pamela Chopra and Yash Chopra, brother of actor Uday Chopra, married to Rani Mukerji of Mukherjee-Samarth family
Karan Johar 25 May 1972 Director, producer, writer Son of Yash Johar
Uday Chopra 5 January 1973 Actor, producer Son of Pamela Chopra and Yash Chopra, brother of director Aditya Chopra
Rani Mukerji 21 March 1978
Roshni Chopra 2 November 1980 Actor
Deeya Chopra 17 May 1983 Actor Daughter of Ravi Chopra
Kapil Chopra 1983 Son of Ravi Chopra


Deol family[edit]

The Deol family's legacy began with Dharmendra. His sons (Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol) moved on to pursue film careers, and went on to own Vijayta Films. Esha Deol and Ahana Deol are the daughters of Dharmendra and Hema Malini. Esha has pursued a film career, whilst Dharmendra's nephew Abhay Deol has been in the industry since 2005, giving notable performances.

Devgan family[edit]

Deshmukh family[edit]

Dhawan family[edit]

  • David Dhawan (director and producer – father of Rohit Dhawan and Varun Dhawan, brother of Anil Dhawan and uncle of Siddharth Dhawan)
  • Varun Dhawan (actor – son of David Dhawan, brother of Rohit Dhawan, nephew of Anil Dhawan and cousin of Siddharth Dhawan)
  • Rohit Dhawan (director – son of David Dhawan, brother of Varun Dhawan, nephew of Anil Dhawan and cousin of Siddharth Dhawan)
  • Anil Dhawan (actor – brother of David Dhawan, father of Siddharth Dhawan and uncle of Varun Dhawan and Rohit Dhawan)

Dutt family (of Guru Dutt)[edit]

Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone (9 July 1925 – 10 October 1964), popularly known as Guru Dutt (Konkani:गुरु दत्त), was an Indian film director, producer and actor. He made quintessential 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa (Thirsty), Kaagaz Ke Phool (Paper Flowers), Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (The King, the Queen and the Jack), and Chaudhvin Ka Chand (The Fourteenth Day Moon in the Muslim calendar but actually means full moon, a metaphor for beauty). In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool are now included among the greatest films of all time, both by Time magazine's All-Time 100 best movies and by the Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll, where Dutt himself is included among the greatest film directors of all time. He is sometimes referred to as "India's Orson Welles". In 2010, he was included among CNN's "top 25 Asian actors of all time".

  • Guru Dutt (actor)
  • Geeta Dutt (singer – wife of Guru Dutt)
  • Shyam Benegal (director – his paternal grandmother, and Dutt's maternal grandmother were sisters)
  • Kalpana Lajmi (director – niece of Guru Dutt)
  • Amrita Rao (actress – her grandfather and Guru Dutt were second cousins)
  • Preetika Rao (actress – sister of Amrita Rao, her grandfather and Guru Dutt were second cousins)

Dutt family (of Sunil Dutt)[edit]

Jaddanbai, the start of the family, began as a singer and eventually became a filmmaker. Her daughter Nargis began her film career at age six when cast by her mother in one of her films. Nargis went on to become a major star in the 1940s and 1950s. Sunil Dutt also acted in the industry in the 1950s. Nargis went into semi-retirement after their marriage in 1958, and full retirement in 1967, but Sunil continued to act until the early 1990s. Their son Sanjay has pursued a successful film career since 1981 and continues to act today. Nargis died from cancer in the year her son made his debut and Sunil Dutt died in May 2005.

The Dutt family is also known for its political involvement. Sunil was elected five times to the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Parliament of India) and, at his death, was a cabinet minister under Manmohan Singh. Nargis was a nominated member of the Parliament's upper house, Rajya Sabha, and died in office in 1981. After Sunil's death, their daughter Priya Dutt ran for, and was elected to, Sunil's vacant seat in the Lok Sabha. She continues to serve in that body.


Ganguly family[edit]

Main article: Ganguly family
The Ganguly brothers – Anoop Kumar, Ashok Kumar and the famous Kishore Kumar (left to right) – with their mother

Ashok, Kishore, and Anoop Kumar have all acted in the film industry. Their family is related to the Mukherjee family through the marriage of Sashadhar Mukherjee to their only sister Sati Devi.

Ghatak family[edit]

  • Suresh Chandra Ghatak (district magistrate, a poet and playwright; 9 children)
    • Manish Ghatak (eldest son of Suresh Chandra Ghatak, Bengali poet and novelist)
      • Mahasweta Devi (daughter of Manish Ghatak & Dharitri Devi, niece of Ritwik Ghatak; Indian social activist and writer)
      • Bijon Bhattacharya (married to Mahasweta Devi, prominent Indian theatre and film personality from Bengal)
    • Ritwik Ghatak (filmmaker, script writer and actor)
      • Parambrata Chatterjee (son of Satinath and Sunetra Ghatak Chattopadhyay – actor, director and film maker)

Goswami family[edit]

Manoj Kumar was born as Harikishan Goswami in 1937 in Abbottabad. He started his film career in 1957. But it was films like Pathar ke Sanam and Woh Kaun Thi which gave him his fame. His career took off on a different path when he launched his production house Vishal International, making classics like Upkar, Purab aur Paschim, Roti Kapda aur Makan and Kranti which earned him the title of "Bharat Kumar". Though he is a Bollywood legend, his sons were unsuccessful in Bollywood.

Govinda family[edit]

Gulzar family[edit]

  • Gulzar (lyricist, writer and director)
  • Umesh (actor)
  • Raakhee (actress – estranged wife of Gulzar)
  • Meghna Gulzar (director – daughter of Gulzar and Rakhee)


Haasan-Ratnam family[edit]

Originated in South India, Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam are two of the biggest names in the industry.

Hussain family[edit]

The Hussain family starts with Nasir Hussain, who is the eldest man in the family. He is a veteran film writer, producer and director and made his writing debut with the 1953 super hit, Anarkali for Filmistan studios, where he joined as a freelancer. Nasir later went on to start his own production house named Nasir Hussain Films and made evergreen cult films like Teesri Manzil and Yaadon Ki Baraat. Nasir Hussain's younger brother, Tahir Hussain, is also a filmmaker and has been a producer for a number of films. Nasir Hussain has two children; an elder son Mansoor Khan, and a younger daughter, Nuzhat Khan. Nuzhat Khan married Anil Pal, an engineer and had one child, Imran Khan. Tahir Hussain and his wife Zeenat Hussain have four children; Farhat Khan, Aamir Khan, Faisal Khan, and Nikhat Khan. Nasir Hussain launched, both Mansoor Khan and Aamir Khan with the 1988 blockbuster Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, which was produced by Nassir Hussain Films and co-written by the two brothers in their younger days. Aamir Khan's younger brother Faisal Khan is also an actor. Mansoor Khan and Aamir Khan, later launched their nephew, Imran Khan, with Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na in 2008. The film was made under the Aamir Khan Productions banner and was a huge hit.

  • Nasir Hussain (screenwriter, producer and director)
  • Tahir Hussain (film producer – younger brother Of Nasir Hussain)
  • Mansoor Khan (screenwriter, producer, director – elder son of Nasir Hussain)
  • Aamir Khan (actor – younger son of Tahir Hussain)
  • Kiran Rao (director – second wife of Aamir Khan)
  • Faisal Khan (actor – second son of Tahir Hussain)
  • Imran Khan (actor – eldest son of Nuzhat Khan)


Kapoor family (of Jeetendra)[edit]

Kapoor family (of Prithviraj Kapoor)[edit]

Main article: Kapoor family

The oldest family in the industry, the Kapoor family has been in the industry since 1926. It is mainly Raj Kapoor's descendants who have carried on with the family tradition of acting, although others have tried with less success. Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor are the success stories from Raj Kapoor clan. Others who tried their hand with less success include Rajiv Kapoor (Raj's son), Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor (Shashi's sons). Shashi Kapoor's daughter, Sanjana Kapoor, with brother Kunal, has been successfully running Prithvi Theatre, founded in 1944 by Prithviraj Kapoor.

Raj Kapoor married Krishna, sister of actor Prem Nath from Nath family. Prem's other sister Uma married actor Prem Chopra, and their daughters Rakita, Punita, and Prerna married film publicity designer Rahul Nanda, actor Vikas Bhalla, and actor Sharman Joshi respectively. Raj's grandson and Ritu Nanda's son industralist Nikhil Nanda married Shweta Bachchan (now Shweta Nanda), daughter of Amitabh Bachchan from the Bachchan family. Raj Kapoor's maternal cousin actor Jugal Kishore Mehra converted to Islam and married actor/singer Anwari Begum, the lead actor of the first Punjabi film Heer Ranjha. Their daughter was actor Nasreen Agha, and granddaughter actor/singer Salma Agha of Agha family.

Film personalities of Kapoor family (of Prithviraj Kapoor)
1st generation 2nd generation 3rd generation 4th generation Career Born Died Relation
Prithviraj Kapoor Actor 1901 1972 Son of Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor, father of Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1924 1988 Son of Prithviraj and married to Krishna Kapoor
Randhir Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1947 Son of Raj Kapoor
Babita Actor 1948 Married to Randhir Kapoor, daughter of character artist Hari Shivdasani
Karisma Kapoor Actor 1974 Daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita
Kareena Kapoor Actor 1980 Daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita
Saif Ali Khan Actor 1970 Married to Kareena Kapoor, from Pataudi family
Rishi Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1952 Son of Raj Kapoor
Neetu Singh Actor 1958 Married to Rishi Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor Actor 1982 Son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh
Rajiv Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1962 Son of Raj Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1931 2011 Son of Prithviraj Kapoor
Geeta Bali Actor 1930 1965 First wife of Shammi Kapoor
Yogita Bali Actor 1952 Niece of Geeta Bali, successively married to Kishore Kumar of Ganguly family and Mithun Chakraborty of Chakraborty famly
Shashi Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1938 Son of Prithviraj Kapoor
Jennifer Kendal Actor 1934 1984 Wife of Shashi Kapoor
Karan Kapoor Enter 1962 Son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Kunal Kapoor Actor Son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Sanjana Kapoor Actor 1967 Daughter of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Valmik Thapar Writer, producer 1952 Married to Sanjana Kapoor

Kapoor family (of Surinder Kapoor)[edit]

Surinder Kapoor was the one who introduced his family to the world of Bollywood. Surinder Kapoor started his career as Geeta Bali’s secretary and went on to become a producer. He also happens to be a distant cousin of Prithiviraj Kapoor. He served as president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India for six years. He married Nirmal Devi and has four children – Boney, Anil, Reena and Sanjay.

Kapur-Pathak-Shah family[edit]

  • Shanta Gandhi (1917-2002) – theatre director, playwright, dancer
  • Dina Pathak (1922-2002) – director, theatre and film actor, activist
    • Ratna Pathak (born 1963) – television and film actress → m.
    • Naseeruddin Shah (b. 1949) – film and theatre actor, director → m. Parveen "Manara Sikri" Murad
      • Heeba Shah (b. ??) – film and theatre actress (daughter of Naseeruddin Shah and Parveen Murad)
      • Imaad Shah (b. ??) – singer, songwriter, film actor (son of Naseruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak)
      • Vivaan Shah (b. 1990) – film actor (son of Naseruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak)
    • Supriya Pathak (b. 1961) – theatre and film actress → m.1986–present,
    • Pankaj Kapur (b. 1954) – theatre, television and film actor → m. 1975 -1984,
    • Neelima Azeem (b. 1959) – television and film actress
      • Shahid Kapoor (b. 1981) – film actor (son of Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem)

Khan family (of Salim Khan)[edit]

Story and script writer Salim Khan has written and produced a majority of the successful movies. He formed a pair with Javed Akhtar and began writing as Salim-Javed. The duo have written many commercially and critically successful movies all through the 1970s and 1980s like Yaadon Ki Baraat (Nasir Hussain), Deewar (Yash Chopra), Dostana (Yash Johar), Sholay (Ramesh Sippy), Mr. India (Shekhar Kapoor) and Don – The Chase Begins Again (Farhan Akhtar).

Salim Khan married his first wife Sushila Charak and had four children with her; Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan and Alvira Khan. His marriage to Sushila, however, did not last as Salim Khan married film star Helen thus making her his second wife. The newlywed couple lived separately and adopted a girl, Arpita Khan, while Khan's first wife, Sushila, singlehandedly raised all four of his children. Sushila Charak Khan's eldest son, Salman, made his film debut at the age of 22 with Biwi Ho To Aisi released in 1988 went on to become one of the most successful actors of Indian cinema. The entire Khan family currently lives with their eldest son Salman Khan, in the Galaxy Apartments in Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai.

  • Salim Khan
  • Helen (second wife of Salim Khan)
    • Salman Khan (eldest son of Salim Khan and Sushila Charak Khan)
    • Arbaaz Khan (director, producer, writer and actor – second son of Salim Khan and Sushila Charak Khan)
    • Sohail Khan (director, producer, writer and actor – third son of Salim Khan and Sushila Charak Khan)
    • Atul Agnihotri (director, producer and writer – husband of Alvira Khan)

Khan family (of Yusuf Khan aka Dilip Kumar)[edit]

Dilip Kumar was born as Muhaamad Yusuf Khan on 1922, is considered to be the ultimate method actor and has won several awards. His wife Saira Banu was also a successful actress in Bollywood. Filmmaker K Asif is also related to family as he was married to Dilip Kumar's sister.

Khan-Roshan family[edit]

Rakesh Roshan was an actor from the 1960s to the 1980s. Towards the 1990s he started directing films. His brother Rajesh is a music director and does the music for Rakesh's films. Rakesh introduced his son Hrithik in 2000 in the film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai which made Hrithik a star overnight.

Khanna family (of Rajesh Khanna)[edit]

Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia's daughters Twinkle Khanna, and Rinke Khanna have also acted in the industry. Twinkle Khanna left the industry after her marriage to actor Akshay Kumar.

The Khanna family (of Vinod Khanna)[edit]

Vinod Khanna was a popular and successful actor in the film industry in the 1970s and 1980s. His sons Akshaye and Rahul both pursued a film career though Rahul has not been as successful.

Kher family[edit]

The Kher family includes the actors Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher. Their son is actor Sikander Kher. Anupam has starred in the international hit Bend It Like Beckham. He recently won the best actor award given by the Karachi International Film Festival for Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005). Kiron Kher won the Bronze Leopard Award given by the Locarno International Film Festival for Khamosh Pani: Silent Waters (2003).

Kumar family[edit]

Gulshan Kumar was the founder of the T-Series (Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.), the best known music label in India, and an Indian Bollywood movie producer.


Mumtazullah Khan family[edit]

Mallik family[edit]

Sardaar Malik was a veteran music director in the 1900s.

  • Anu Malik (music composer – son of Sardaar Malik)
    • Anmol Malik (singer and songwriter – elder daughter of Anu Malik)
  • Daboo Malik (music director – second son of Sardaar Malik)
  • Hasrat Jaipuri (lyricist – brother-in-law of Sardaar Malik)

Mukesh family[edit]

Mukesh was a Bollywood playback singer.

Mangeshkar-Burman family[edit]

Mukherjee family[edit]

  • Jahar Mukherjee (lyricist)
    • Manas Mukherjee (music director – son of Jahar Mukherjee)
      • Shaan (singer and TV presenter – son of Manas Mukherjee)
      • Sagarika (singer – daughter of Manas Mukherjee)

Mukherjee-Samarth family[edit]

The Mukherjee-Samarth family has been active in the film industry since the 1940s when Rattan Bai, mother of actor Shobhana Samarth, acted in various films. The current members of the Mukherjee-Samarth family who working are in the industry are actor Tanuja, actor Kajol (married to actor Ajay Devgan), actor Rani Mukerji (married to producer-director Aditya Chopra), actor Tanisha, and actor Mohnish Behl. Their family married into the Ganguly brothers. The Mukherjees and Samarths came together by marriage between producer Sashadhar Mukherjee and Sati Devi's son Shomu Mukherjee and Shobhana Samarth and director Kumarsen Samarth's daughter Tanuja. Shomu Mukherjee's cousin married the sister of actor Debashree Roy.

Film personalities of Mukherjee-Samarth family
1st generation 2nd generation 3rd generation 4th generation Career Born Died Relation
Rattan Bai Actor-singer 1890 Mother of Shobhana Samarth
Shobhana Samarth Actor 1915 2000 Daughter of Rattan Bai, mother of Nutan and Tanuja
Kumarsen Samarth Director Former husband of Sobhana Samarth
Nutan Actor 1936 1991 Daughter of Shobhana and Kumarsen Samarth, sister of Tanuja
Mohnish Behl Actor 1961 Son of Nutan and Rajnish Behl
Tanuja Actor 1943 Daughter of Shobhana Samarth and Kumarsen Samarth, married to Shomu Mukherjee
Nalini Jaywant Actor 1926 2010 First cousin of Shobhana Samarth
Sashadhar Mukherjee Producer 1909 1990 Father of Deb, Joy and Shomu Mukherjee; husband of Sati Devi from Ganguly family
Joy Mukherjee Actor 1939 2012 Son of Sashadhar Mukherjee
Deb Mukherjee Actor Son of Sashadhar Mukherjee
Ayan Mukerji Director Son of Deb Mukherjee
Shomu Mukherjee Director, writer, producer 1943 2008 Son of Sashadhar Mukherjee, husband of Tanuja
Kajol Actor 1974 Daughter of Tanuja and Shomu Mukherjee, married to Ajay Devgan from Devgan family
Tanisha Actor 1981 Daughter of Tanuja and Shomu Mukherjee
Subodh Mukherjee Director, producer 1921 2005 Brother of Sashadhar Mukherjee
Shyam Mukherjee Film editor Son of Sashadhar's brother Ravidramohan Mukherjee
Ram Mukherjee Writer, director, producer Son of Ravidramohan Mukherjee, married to singer Krishna Roy
Rani Mukerji Actor 1978 Daughter of Ram Mukherjee and Krishna Roy, married to producer, director Aditya Chopra from Chopra-Johar family
Raja Mukherjee Director Son of Ram Mukherjee and Krishna Roy
Debashree Roy Actor 1964 Sister of Krishna Roy, formerly married to actor Prosenjit Chatterjee
Sharbani Mukherjee Actor Daughter of Shomu and Dev's brother Rono Mukherjee
Samrat Mukherjee Actor Son of Shomu and Dev's brother Rono Mukherjee


Noor Jehan family[edit]

The Noor Jehan family (also known as the Jehan-Rizvi family); is a Pakistani family living in Karachi, Pakistan, however some of the family members like Noor Jehan and Sonya Jehan have also worked in Bollywood films.

Narayan Jha family[edit]

This family originated in Nepal.

Nath family[edit]


Oberoi family[edit]


Pal family[edit]

  • Bipin Chandra Pal (Indian nationalist)
    • Niranjan Pal (playwright, screenwriter and director – son of Bipin Chandra Pal)
      • Colin Pal (actor, technician, journalist and publicist – son of Niranjan Pal)

Pandit family[edit]

  • Pandit Jasraj (Indian classical vocalist)
    • Jatin Pandit (composer – son of Pandit Jasraj's brother Indian classical vocalist Pandit Pratap Narayan)
    • Lalit Pandit (composer – son of Pandit Pratap Narayan)
    • Sulakshana Pandit (playback singer and actress – daughter of Pandit Pratap Narayan)
    • Vijayta Pandit (actress and playback singer – daughter of Pandit Pratap Narayan – married to Aadesh Srivastav)
    • Aadesh Srivastav (composer and singer – married to Vijayta Pandit)
      • Shweta Pandit (singer – daughter of Sulakshana and Vijayta Pandit's brother tabla player Vishwaraj Pandit)
      • Shrraddha Pandit (singer – daughter of Vishwaraj Pandit)
      • Yash Pandit (actor – son of Vishwaraj Pandit)
    • Durga Jasraj (television presenter – daughter of Pandit Jasraj)
    • Hemlata (singer – cousin of Sulakshana Pandit)
    • Jagdish Prasad (Indian classical vocalist – cousin of Sulakshana Pandit)

Pataudi family[edit]

Sharmila Tagore is married to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi who was an Indian cricket captain. She has also acted in Bengali films. Saif Ali Khan is a popular actor and is also a national award winner. Soha Ali Khan, has just begun in the film industry.

Patel family[edit]

Puri family[edit]

Madan Puri was probably the best known villain in the film industry in the 1950s and late 1960s. His brothers Chaman Puri and Amrish Puri were also very successful actors of their time.

  • Madan Puri (second brother of Chaman Puri and Amrish Puri)
  • Amrish Puri (youngest brother of Chaman Puri and Madan Puri)


Qureshi family[edit]

  • Huma Qureshi (actress and model – sister of Saqib Saleem)
  • Saqib Saleem (actor and model – brother of Huma Qureshi)


Rajinikanth - Dhanush family[edit]

  • Rajinikanth (actor, producer and screenwriter)
  • Latha Rajinikanth (film producer and playback singer – wife of Rajinikanth)
    • Aishwarya Rajinikanth (film producer and director – daughter of Rajinikanth, wife of Dhanush)
    • Soundarya Rajinikanth (graphic designer, film producer and director – daughter of Rajinikanth)
    • Dhanush (actor, playback singer and lyricist – son-in-law of Rajinikanth)
    • Selvaraghavan (director – brother of Dhanush)
    • Sonia Agarwal (actress – ex-wife of Selvaraghavan, ex-sister-in-law of Dhanush)
    • Anirudh Ravichander (music director and playback singer – nephew of Rajinikanth)
    • Ravi Raghavendra (actor – father of Anirudh, brother-in-law of Rajinikanth)
    • Y. G. Mahendra (actor, dramatist – brother-in-law of Latha Rajinikanth, co-brother of Rajinikanth)

Rajkumar family[edit]

Ramsay family[edit]

The Ramsay Brothers are seven brothers of who had achieved cult status for producing, directing, and editing B-grade horror films. They are the sons of F U Ramsay, who had made movies in the same genre. They are often referred to as The Horror Masters of India.

Ray family[edit]

  • Upendrakishore Ray (writer, painter, violinist, composer, technologist and entrepreneur)
    • Sukumar Ray (poet, story writer and playwright – son of Upendrakishore Ray)
      • Satyajit Ray (film director, producer, screenwriter, writer, music director and lyricist – son of Sukumar Ray)
      • Bijoya Ray (actor and playback singer – wife of Satyajit Ray)
        • Sandip Ray (director – son of Satyajit Ray and Bijoya Ray)

Roy-Bhattacharya family[edit]

Roy-Joshi family[edit]

  • Sarita Joshi (stage, television and film actress)
    • Ketki Dave (actress – daughter of Sarita Joshi)
    • Purbi Joshi (TV and voice-dubbing actress – daughter of Sarita Joshi)
    • Ronit Roy (actor)
    • Rohit Roy (actor – brother of Ronit Roy)
    • Sharman Joshi (actor – brother of Manasi Joshi, brother-in-law of Rohit Roy, nephew of Sarita Joshi and son-in-law Prem Chopra)


Samanta family[edit]

Sen family[edit]

Sen family[edit]

Shetty family[edit]

Sinha family[edit]

Sippy family[edit]

Sivakumar family[edit]

  • Sivakumar (actor and artist)
    • Suriya (actor – first son of Sivakumar)
    • Karthik Sivakumar (actor – second son of Sivakumar)
    • Jyothika (actor – first daughter-in-law of Sivakumar)
    • Nagma (actor – elder sister of Jyothika and sister-in-law of Suriya Sivakumar)

Suman family[edit]


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