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Kapoor family

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Kapoor family

Ethnicity Punjabi Hindus[2][3][4][5]

Current region Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Place of origin Samundri, Punjab, British India

(Prithviraj Kapoor in 1906 CE)[1]

 Keshavmal Kapoor
Members
 Basheshwarnath Kapoor

 Prithviraj Kapoor

 Trilok Kapoor

 Raj Kapoor

 Shammi Kapoor

 Shashi Kapoor

 Randhir Kapoor

 Rishi Kapoor

 Rajiv Kapoor

 Ritu Nanda

 Rima Jain

 Babita Kapoor

 Neetu Kapoor

 Karan Kapoor

 Kunal Kapoor

 Sanjana Kapoor

 Karisma Kapoor

 Kareena Kapoor

 Ranbir Kapoor

 Riddhima Kapoor

 Nikhil Nanda

 Nitasha Nanda

 Armaan Jain

 Aadar Jain
 Aditya Raj Kapoor

 Kanchan Kapoor

 Vijay Kapoor

 Ajay Kapoor

 Sanjay Kapoor

Connected families Bachchan family[6]

Nath family[7]

Surinder Kapoor family[8]

Pataudi family

Tagore family[9]

Nanda family

Shivdasani family

Traditions Somali[2][3]

Heirlooms R. K. Studio, Prithvi Theatre

Estate(s) Krishna Raj Bungalow, Mumbai, India

Active since 1929; Prithviraj Kapoor acted in Alam Ara (1931), the first talkie film of

India

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

Contents
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 1Background
 2Notable members of the Kapoor family
o 2.1First generation
o 2.2Second generation
o 2.3Third generation
o 2.4Fourth generation
 3Family photos
 4See also
 5References

Background[edit]
The Kapoor family is of Punjabi Hindu origin. Prithviraj Kapoor was the first from the family to
[2][4][5][3]

pursue a career in films. He was born in 1906 in the town of Samundri in Punjab Province, British
India. His father, Basheshwarnath Kapoor, served as a police officer in the Indian Imperial
[10][11]

Police in the city of Peshawar; while his grandfather, Keshavmal Kapoor, was
[12]

a Tehsildar in Samundri, Punjab, British India. Prithviraj's first lead role was in Cinema Girl in
[13]

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", became a noted Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema.
[14][15] [16]

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. [6][17]

Notable members of the Kapoor family[edit]


First generation[edit]

 Prithviraj Kapoor – first member of family to enter the Hindi film industry.
 Trilok Kapoor – second son of Basheshwarnath Kapoor
[18]

Second generation[edit]

 Raj Kapoor – eldest son of Prithviraj; married to Krishna Malhotra, sister of actor Prem Nath
 Shammi Kapoor – second son of Prithviraj; married to Geeta Bali (first wife) and Neila Devi
(second wife)
 Shashi Kapoor – youngest son of Prithviraj; married to Jennifer Kendal
Third generation[edit]

 Randhir Kapoor – eldest son of Raj Kapoor; married to Babita


 Ritu Nanda née Kapoor – elder daughter of Raj Kapoor; married to Rajan Nanda
 Rishi Kapoor – second son of Raj Kapoor; married to Neetu Singh Kapoor
 Rima Kapoor 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
 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
Fourth generation[edit]

 Karisma Kapoor — elder daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita; formerly married to Sanjay
Kapur, a businessman.
 Kareena Kapoor — younger daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita; married to actor Saif Ali
Khan.
 Riddhima Kapoor Sahani - daughter of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh Kapoor.
 Ranbir Kapoor — son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh Kapoor
 Nikhil Nanda — son of Ritu Nanda and Rajan Nanda; married to Shweta Bachchan,
daughter of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan
 Nitasha Nanda — son of Ritu Nanda and Rajan Nanda;
 Armaan Jain — elder son of Rima Jain and Manoj Jain, debuted as actor in Lekar Hum
Deewana Dil [19]

 Aadar Jain - Younger Son of Rima Jain and Manoj Jain, making debut with 2017 Hindi
film Qaidi Band. [20]
 Shivani Kapoor - cousin of Karisma and Kareena Kapoor.[21]

 Zahan Kapoor - son of Kunal Kapoor and his former wife Sheena Sippy, daughter of Ramesh
Sippy
 Shaira Kapoor - daughter of Kunal Kapoor and his former wife Sheena Sippy, daughter
of Ramesh Sippy