List of Hindi film clans

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

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.

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Akhtar-Azmi-Kher family[edit]

Akhtar family is considered to be one of the most prominent film clan in Hindi film Industry. It consists of poets, authors, script writer, directors, actors and Producer. Poet, author, philosopher and one of the main member in Indian Rebellion of 1857, Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi was great great grand father of Javed Akhtar. Muztar Khairabadi an Indian Urdu poet was grand son of Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi and grand father of Javed Akhtar. 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 Ex-wife of Farhan Akhtar
Zoya Akhtar Director 1974 Daughter of Javed and Honey
Farah Khan Director, choreographer 1965 Daughter of Kamran Khan and Menaka Irani (Honey and Daisy Irani's sister); sister of Sajid Khan
Shirish Kunder Film editor 1973 Married to Farah Khan
Sajid Khan Director, actor Son of Kamran Khan and Menaka Irani (Honey and Daisy Irani's sister); 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
Saiyami Kher Actress 1992 Daughter of Uttara Mhatre Kher and Adwait Kher
Kabir Akhtar Director 1975 Son of Javed Akhtar's brother psychiatrist Salman Akhtar
Farah Actress Niece of Shabana Azmi, daughter of Jamal Hashmi and Rizwana
Tabu Actress 1971 Niece of Shabana Azmi, daughter of Jamal Hashmi and Rizwana

Akkineni Prasad Family[edit]

Akkineni-Daggubati family[edit]

The Akkineni-Daggubati family is a prominent film family with a long history in Indian cinema mainly Telugu and Hindi cinema. Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Daggubati Ramanaidu are the prominent heads of both families.

Ali-Amrohi family[edit]

  • Mumtaz Ali (actor,dancer)
    • Mehmood Ali (actor,comedian, son of Mumtaz Ali)
    • Tracy Ali (actress and second wife of Mehmood Ali)
    • Minoo Mumtaz (actress,dancer and daughter of Mumtaz)
    • Anwar Ali (actor, brother of Mehmood Ali)
      • Lucky Ali (singer,actor, second elder son of mehmood ali and maternal nephew of meena kumari)
      • Pucky Ali (actor and eldest son of Mehmood)
      • Macky Ali (actor and third son of Mehmood)
      • Masoom Ali (Actor, producer and fourth son of Mehmood)
      • Mansoor Ali (actor and fifth son of Mehmood)
      • Manzoor Ali (actor and sixth son of Mehmood)
      • Ginny Ali (actress and daughter of Mehmood Ali)
    • Khursheed Bano (actress,elder sister of Meena Kumari)
    • Meena Kumari (actress, ex-sister-in-law of mehmood ali and sister of mehmood ali ex-wife)
    • Kamal Amrohi (director and husband of meena kumari)
      • Tajdar Amrohi (director and son of Kamal Amrohi)
      • Mazhar Khan (actor and maternal uncle to Bilal and Mashhoor Amrohi)
      • Zeenat Aman (actress and wife of Mazhar)

Anand-Sahni family[edit]

The most prominent member of the Anand family was 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.

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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]

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

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

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Chandrasekhar family[edit]

Chakraborty family[edit]

Chatterjee family[edit]

Chiranjeevi Konidela - Allu family[edit]

Chiranjeevi, who is a popular actor in Telugu cinema has starred in a few Hindi films. His son Ram Charan also acted in lead role of remake in Amitabh Bachachan's Blockbuster Zanjeer. Allu Arjun also acted in some of Hindi ads and became familiar to Hindi film Industry.

Chopra family[edit]

Four Chopra cousins, part of the Chopra family (next entry), have participated in Indian cinema.

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

Chopra-family[edit]

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

Considered to be the most powerful family of the Hindi film industry, the Chopra 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:

  • The eldest brother, Baldev Raj Chopra, founded B.R. Films in 1947, which is now managed and run by his son Ravi Chopra, who was also a director and a producer.
  • Dharam Raj Chopra, was an ace cinematographer, worked for BR Films only, Most of the films of BR were cinemotograph by Dharam Chopra, he won many awards for his Cinematography.
  • Raj Chopra, the Second youngest brother, distributed and Managed production of several hits for B.R. Films, Distributed many hit films under banner of RAAJ FILMS & Magnum Films,with son Rahul Chopra.
  • Yash Chopra, the youngest brother, directed and produced several hits for B.R. Films before branching out to form his own Yash Raj Films, along with son Aditya Chopra.
Vilayati Raj Chopra
Baldev Raj Chopra Yash Chopra Pamela Chopra {{{Raj Chopra}}} {{{Kiran Chopra}}}
Ravi Chopra Renu Chopra Rani Mukerji Aditya Chopra Uday Chopra
Kapil Chopra Abhay Chopra
Film personalities of Chopra family
Name Born Died Career Relation
Baldev Raj Chopra 22 April 1914 5 November 2008
Dharam Raj Chopra 1924 Cinematographer Brother of Baldev Raj Chopra
Raj Chopra 1927 Film Distributor Brother of Baldev Raj 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,Dharam, Raj & Yash Chopra
Kuldeep Raj Chopra Banker brother of Baldev Raj, Yash and Raj Chopra
Ravi Chopra 27 September 1946 12 November 2014 Director of most viewed Indian television series Mahabharat(1988) Son of B.R.Chopra
Simi Garewal 17 October 1947 Actor Niece of Pamela Chopra, daughter of Pamela's sister Darshi
Aditya Chopra May 21, 1971 Writer, producer, director Son of Pamela Chopra and Yash Chopra, brother of actor Uday Chopra, married to Rani Mukerji of Mukherjee-Samarth family
Uday Chopra 5 January 1973 Actor, producer Son of Pamela Chopra and Yash Chopra, brother of director Aditya Chopra, brother-in-law to Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji 21 March 1978 Actress Wife of Aditya Chopra
Kapil Chopra 1983 Son of Ravi Chopra
Abhay Chopra Son of Ravi Chopra

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Deol family[edit]

The Deol family's legacy began with Dharmendra. His sons (Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol) went on to pursue film careers, and 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.

  • Dharmendra (actor)
  • Hema Malini (actress, producer, dancer – second wife of Dharmendra)
    • Esha Deol (actress – daughter of Dharmendra and Hema)
    • Ahana Deol (daughter of Dharmendra and Hema)
    • Madhoo (actress and niece of Hema Malini)
    • Abhay Deol (actor – nephew of Dharmendra)

Devgan family[edit]

Deshmukh family[edit]

  • Vilasrao Deshmukh (politician)
    • Amit Deshmukh {politician - elder son of Vilasrao Deshmukh}
    • Riteish Deshmukh (architect, actor, producer and singer – son of Vilasrao Deshmukh)
    • Genelia Deshmukh (actress, model and host – wife of Riteish Deshmukh)
    • Dheeraj Deshmukh {politician - younger son of Vilasrao Deshmukh}

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)
  • Lalita Lajmi (Painter and sister of Guru Dutt)
    • 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)

Note: Composer Kanu Roy was not the brother of Geeta Dutt [8]

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.

Nargis-Sunil Dutts' grand daughter and Sanjay dutt Niece Sanchi Kumar (daughter of Kumar Gaurav and Namrata Dutt) is married to legendary Indian film director Kamal Amrohi's grandson Bilal Amrohi.

Sunil Dutt (left) with Sanjay Dutt

G[edit]

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.

Gautam family[edit]

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)
    • Sudhish Ghatak(second son of Suresh Chandra Ghatak, independent cinematographer in Bristish India covering news of the time
    • Ashish Ghatak ( third son of Suresh Chandra Ghatak, maternal grandfather of Parambrata Chattopadhyay)
      • Parambrata Chatterjee (son of Satinath and Sunetra Ghatak Chattopadhyay – actor, director and film maker)
    • Lokesh Ghatak (Fourth son of Suresh Chandra Ghatak, a writer and activist, was the first editor of the naval magazine Oceanite)
    • Ritwik Ghatak (filmmaker, script writer and actor)

Gokhale family[edit]

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]

  • Arun Kumar Ahuja (father of Govinda)
  • Nirmala Devi (mother of Govinda)
    • Govinda (son of Arun and Nirmala)
      • Tina Ahuja (daughter of Govinda)
      • Krushna Abhishek (nephew of Govinda)
      • Kashmira Shah (actress and wife of Krishna)
      • Aarti Singh (actress, sister of Krishna Abhishek and niece of Govinda)
      • Ragini Khanna (actress, sister of Amit and niece of Govinda)
      • Soumya Seth (actress, cousin of Krishna, Ragini, Amit and Aarti)
      • Vinay Anand (nephew of Govinda)
      • Aryan (actor and nephew of Govinda)
      • Arjun Singh (actor and nephew of Govinda)
      • Amit Khanna (actor, brother of Ragini Khanna and nephew of Govinda)
      • Jamendra Kumar Ahuja (director and son of Kirti Kumar Ahuja (nephew of Govinda))

Gulzar family[edit]

  • Gulzar (lyricist, writer and director)
  • Raakhee (actress – wife of Gulzar)

H[edit]

Haasan-Ratnam family[edit]

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

J[edit]

Owners of one of the oldest and most popular production houses of Bollywood, Venus Worldwide Entertainment, the J clan includes the Jain Brothers-Ratan Jain, Ganesh Jain, Girish Jain, Champak Jain, Umed Jain, Ramesh Jain and Bhawar Jain

Jariwala family[edit]

  • Sanjeev Kumar,(Hindi film actor)
  • Kishore Jariwala, (Hindi and Gujrati film actor and brother of Sanjeev Kumar)
  • Leela Jariwala , (Gujarati film actress and wife of Kishore Jariwala)
    • Darshan Jariwala ( Hindi film actor and son of Kishore and Leela Jariwala)
    • Apara Mehta (Hindi film,TV actress and wife of Darshan)
      • Khushali Jariwala (actress and daughter of Darshan and Apara)

K[edit]

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, starting with Prithviraj Kapoor. His descendants 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 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 1906 1972 Son of Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor, father of Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1924 1988 Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and married to Krishna Kapoor
Randhir Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1947 Son of Raj Kapoor and married to Babita
Babita Actress 1948 Married to Randhir Kapoor, daughter of character artist Hari Shivdasani
Karisma Kapoor Actress 1974 Daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita
Kareena Kapoor Actress 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 and married to Neetu Singh
Neetu Singh Actress 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 Actress 1930 1965 1st wife of Shammi Kapoor
Neila Devi 2nd wife of Shammi Kapoor
Aditya Raj Kapoor Actor, producer 1956 Son of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali
Kanchan Desai Actoress, Producer 1961 Daughter of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali
Shashi Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1938 Son of Prithviraj Kapoor
Jennifer Kendal Actor 1934 1984 Wife of Shashi Kapoor
Kunal Kapoor Actor, Ad-Film Director 1960 Son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Karan Kapoor Actor, Model, Photograpgher 1962 Son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Sanjana Kapoor Actress 1967 Daughter of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Aditya Bhattacharya Director, Screenwriter 1965 1st husband of Sanjana Kapoor
Valmik Thapar Writer, producer 1952 2nd husband of 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.


Surinder Kapoor Nirmal Kapoor
Mona Kapoor

(m. 1983-1996)
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Boney Kapoor
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Sridevi

(m. 1996-)
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Anil Kapoor
Sunita Kapoor

(m. 1984-; nee Bhavnani)
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Sanjay Kapoor
Maheep Sandhu

(m. 1992-)
Reena Marwah Sandeep Marwah
Arjun Kapoor Hello! Hall Of Fame Awards 2014.jpg

Arjun Kapoor
Khushi Kapoor Jhanvi Kapoor
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Sonam Kapoor
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Rhea Kapoor
Harshvardhan Kapoor
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Mohit Marwah

Additionally, Ranveer Singh (who dropped his surname Bhavnani) is Sonam and Rhea Kapoor's second cousin. (Their mothers are cousins.)

Kapur-Pathak-Shah family[edit]

  • Shanta Gandhi (1917-2002) – theatre director, playwright, dancer
  • Egy Mohammad Zain Kapoor (1997,06,april) - writer
  • 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
    • Surekha Sikri (b.1945)- film,theatre and television actress,ex-sister in law of Naseerudin Shah
      • 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). His eldest son, Salman, made his film debut at the age of 22 with Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988) and went on to become one of the most successful superstars of Indian cinema. His second son, Arbaaz Khan, is a successful filmmaker whose films include Dabangg and Dabangg 2. His third son, Sohail Khan, is an actor and film maker. His elder daughter Alvira is married to the actor Atul Agnihotri. It is only his second daughter Arpita who has kept away from the field of films.

Salim Khan met and married Sushila Charak, a Hindu lady from a Marathi family. Took the name 'Salma Khan' and bore him four children (three sons and a daughter). In later life, Salim Khan fell in love with the actress Helen, and took her as his second wife while still married to Sushila/Salma. This arrangement was acceded to by both ladies, and by all four of his children by his first wife. The family then adopted a girl, Arpita Khan, who was formally adopted by Helen and raised amid the entire family in their family home in Galaxy Apartments, Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai. Eventually, the two daughters (Alvira and Arpita) married and left to raise their own families, while two of the three sons (Arbaaz and Sohail) married and brought their brides home. All of them still live together, according to the Joint family tradition of India.

  • Salim Khan
  • Salma Khan(née Sushila Charak) (First wife of 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)
    • Malaika Arora Khan (model and actress), wife of Arbaaz Khan and sister of actress Amrita Arora
    • Sohail Khan (director, producer, writer and actor – third son of Salim Khan and Sushila Charak Khan)
    • Seema Sachdev Khan, wife of Sohail Khan; also known as Seema Sajdeh Khan
    • Alvira Agnihotri, daughter of Salim Khan and Sushila Charak Khan, and wife of Atul Agnihotri
    • Atul Agnihotri, film director, producer and writer; husband of Alvira Agnihotri
    • Arpita Sharma, adopted daughter of Salim Khan and wife of Ayush Sharma, aspiring actor. He is a grandson of Sukh Ram, a former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

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

Dilip Kumar was born as Muhammad 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-Hussain family[edit]

The Khan-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.

  • Tahir Hussain (producer, director and screenwriter - father of Aamir Khan)
  • Nasir Hussain (producer, director and screenwriter - uncle of Aamir Khan and grandfather to Imran Khan)
    • Mansoor Khan (producer, director and screenwriter - cousin to Aamir Khan and uncle of Imran Khan)
    • Tariq Khan (actor - cousin to Aamir Khan and uncle of Imran Khan)
    • Raj Zutshi (actor - step-father of Imran Khan and ex-brother-in-law of Aamir Khan)

Khanna family (of Rajesh Khanna)[edit]

Khanna family starts with Rajesh Khanna(born Jatin Khanna;[9]) he was a Bollywood actor, film producer and politician. He is referred to as the "first superstar"[10] and the "original superstar" of Indian cinema.[11][12] He starred in 15 consecutive solo hit films in the period 1969 to 1971, still an unbreakable record.[13][14]

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.

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.

Khote family[edit]

Durga Khote was a Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient known for her performances in Mughal-e-Azam, Bobby, Bidaai etc.

  • Durga Khote
    • Vijaya Mehta (actress and daughter-in-law of Durga Khote)
      • Anjali Khote ( TV Producer and grand daughter of Durga Khote)
      • Deven Khote (grand son of Durga Khote and TV Producer)
      • Anahita Uberoi (actress and daughter of Vijaya Mehta from her second marriage)
  • Nandu Khote (stage actor and brother-in-law of Durga Khote)

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.

M[edit]

Mumtazullah Khan family[edit]

Malik 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)
    • Aadar Malik (stand up comedian with SNG - nephew of Anu Malik)

Mukesh family[edit]

Mukesh was a Bollywood playback singer.

Mammootty Family[edit]

  • Mammootty (National Award Winning actor, who has acted in movies in many languages in India)

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]

Kajol, Tanuja and Tanisha Mukherjee at Esha Deol's (of Deol family) wedding reception

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 1986 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

Murad-Rai family[edit]

N[edit]

Nandamuri Family, Nara Family[edit]

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (28 May 1923 – 18 January 1996), popularly known as NTR, was an Telugu Cinema Legendary actor, filmmaker and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh over three terms. Nandamuri Harikrishna(Actor,Politician)-S/O NTR Nandamuri Balakrishna(Actor,Politician)-S/O NTR Nandamuru Kalyan Ram(Grandson of NTR,S/O Nandamuri Harikrishna) Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (Junior)(Grandson of NTR,S/O Nandamuri Harikrishna) Nandamuri Tarak Ratna(Grandson of NTR) Chandra Babu Naidu - Son in law of NTR.Served as Chief Minister of United State of Andhra Pradesh for Two full terms and First CM of Residual Andhra Pradesh.(Wife Nara Bhuvaneshwari) Nara Lokesh(Polititian,S/O Chandrababu Naidu) married to Brahmani(Daughter of Nandamuri Balakrishna) Nara Rohit(Actor)Cousin to Nara Lokesh


Narayan Jha family[edit]

This family originated in Nepal.

Nath family[edit]

O[edit]

Oberoi family[edit]

P[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)
        • Deep Pal (cinematographer - son of Colin Pal)

Pandit family[edit]

Brothers Jatin-Lalit.
  • 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)
    • Late 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)
  • K.L. Saigal (legendary singer and first cousin of Madan and Amrish Puri)

R[edit]

Rajinikanth 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, lyricist and producer – 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.

Randhawa family[edit]

Dara Singh
  • Dara Singh (Legendary Wrestler and Actor)
    • Parduman Randhawa (actor, eldest son of Dara Singh)
    • Vindu Dara Singh (actor, median son of Dara Singh)
    • Farah Naaz (actress, ex-wife of Vindu Dara Singh)
    • Amrik Singh Randhawa (film producer, youngest son of Dara Singh)
  • Randhawa (wrestler and actor, brother of Dara Singh)
  • Malika (actress, wife of Randhawa)
  • Mumtaz (actress, sister of Malika related to Roshan Khan family)

Ray-Ganguly-Bose family[edit]

  • Dwarkanath Ganguly (Social reformer, father-in-law of Upendrakishore Ray)
    • Upendrakishore Ray (writer, painter, violinist, composer, technologist and entrepreneur)
    • Hemendra Mohan Bose (entrepreneur, brother-in-law of Upendrakishore Ray)
      • Sukumar Ray (poet, story writer and playwright – son of Upendrakishore Ray)
      • Shukhalata Rao(Author-daughter of Upendrakishore Ray)
      • Leela Majumdar (Author-daughter of Surama Devi and Pramada Ranjan Ray, the younger brother of Upendrakishore Ray)
      • Nitin Bose (film director,son of Hemendra Bose)
      • Malati Ghoshal (singer,daughter of Hemendra Bose)
        • 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)

Raut family[edit]

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 Roshan in 2000 in the film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai which made Hrithik a star overnight.
Feroz Khan was an actor, film editor, producer and director from the 1960s till 2007. He introduced his son Fardeen Khan in 1998 in the film Prem Aggan for which Fardeen won the Filmfare Best Debut Award.
Mumtaz was a popular actress in the 1960-70s. She left the industry after her marriage to Mayur Madhvani.

Roy-Bhattacharya family[edit]

Roy-Joshi-Irani family[edit]

  • Praveen Joshi (theater artist and director)
  • Sarita Joshi (stage, television and film actress and wife of Praveen)
    • Ketki Dave (actress and daughter of Sarita Joshi)
    • Rasik Dave (actor,husband of Ketki Dave)
      • Riddhi Dave (actress and daughter of Ketki)
    • Purbi Joshi (TV and voice-dubbing actress – daughter of Sarita Joshi)
  • Aravind Joshi (theatre artist, writer and brother of Praveen Joshi)
  • Padmarani (Sister of Sarita Joshi,Gujrathi and Hindi film actress)
    • Daisy Irani (actress-Daughter ofPadmarani)
    • Aruna Irani (Paternal niece to Padmarani's husband,film and Television actress)
    • Sandesh Kohli (Husband of Aruna Irani,Director and writer)
    • Adi Irani (Brother of Aruna Irani)
    • Indra Kumar (Brother of Aruna Irani)
      • Shweta Irani (actress,daughter of Indra Kumar)
    • Firoz Irani (Brother of Aruna Irani)

S[edit]

Samanta family[edit]

Sapru family[edit]

  • Sapru (character actor)
    • Tej Sapru (actor and son of Sapru)
    • Priti Sapru (actress and daughter of Sapru)
    • Reema Rakesh Nath (script writer, director and daughter of Sapru)
    • Rakesh Nath (producer and husband of Reema)
      • Karan Nath (actor and son of Reema and Rakesh Nath)

Sen family[edit]

Sen family (of Chidananda Dasgupta)[edit]

Shetty family (of Sunil Shetty)[edit]

Shetty family[edit]

Shantaram-Pendharkar-Talpade family[edit]

Shantaram and Bhalji Pendharkar are considered to be biggest names in Indian film Industry and also both of them were Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipients. Indian film personalities like Master Vinayak, Nanda, Siddharth Ray belongs to this family. Pandit Jasraj was son-in-law of Shantaram. Bollywood veterans like Jayashree T. also belong to this family.

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]

Uppalapati family[edit]

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