Kapoor family

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Kapoor family
Current regionMumbai, India
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Notable members
Active since 1928, for nearly 84-85 years. (Prithviraj Kapoor acted in Alam Ara in 1931, which was also the first talkie film of India)
 
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Kapoor family
Current regionMumbai, India
Information
Notable members
Active since 1928, 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 (Hindi: कपूर परिवार), is a prominent Indian family with a long history in Bollywood cinema. Many members of the family have been successful actors, film directors, and producers. It is the first family of Indian Cinema, spanning over 80 years of entertainment.

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Background

Prithviraj Kapoor, the first of the family to pursue acting, was born in 1901 in the town of Samundri near Faisalabad, in the Punjab province of then British India now Pakistan.[1] His father, a policeman, was posted at Peshawar,[1][2] and his grandfather was a Tehsildar in Samundri.[3] Prithviraj's first lead role was in Cinema Girl in 1929.[1]

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's and Babita's daughters, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, have found success in the film industry. Rishi Kapoor's son, Ranbir Kapoor, made his debut in 2007 opposite Sonam Kapoor, the daughter of Anil Kapoor, in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya.

Family tree

The beginning of the Kapoor family
The family tree of Prithviraj Kapoor's eldest son, Raj Kapoor
The family tree of Prithviraj Kapoor's other two sons, Shammi Kapoor & Shashi Kapoor
 
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
 
Urmila Sial
 
Nandi Kapoor
 
Devi Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Namita Kapur
 
Vicky Kapur
 
Anuradha Kheta
 
Prakash Kheta
 
Priti Gover
 
Sandeep Gover
 
Jatin Sial
 
Kavita Sharma
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anisha KapurVibha KapurVarun 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hamir Thapar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Randhir Kapoor
 
Babita Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
Ritu Nanda
 
Rajan Nanda
 
 
 
 
 
Rishi Kapoor
 
Neetu Singh
 
Reema Jain
 
Rajiv Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karisma Kapoor
 
Sanjay Kapoor
 
Kareena Kapoor
 
Nitasha Nanda
 
Nikhil Nanda
 
Shweta Bachchan-Nanda
 
Riddhima Kapoor
 
Ranbir Kapoor
 
Aadar Jain
 
Armaan Jain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samaira Kapoor
 
Kiaan Raj Kapoor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Navya Naveli Nanda
 
Agastye Nanda
 
 

Members of the Kapoor family

First generation

Second generation

Third generation

Fourth generation

Fifth generation

Karisma and Kareena Kapoor

Sixth generation

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