Rulers of Bollywood, The Kapoors are also known as ‘The First Family of Indian Cinema’.
By Monisha G Kumar
From Prithviraj Kapoor to the youngest actor of the clan, Aadar Jain, the Kapoors have the largest impact with the longest history in Bollywood and their contribution to Indian cinema is untameable.
Brother of Prithviraj Kapoor, Trilok Kapoor was a character actor, who had ventured into Bollywood in 1930s. Seen mostly in mythological films, Trilok usually portrayed the role of Lord Shiva.
Urmila Sial Kapoor is the daughter of Prithviraj Kapoor and the only sister of the three brothers, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor. She was married at an early age to Charanjit Sial.
Son of Urmila and Charanjit Sial, Jatin Sial is a popular face in film and television and had done shows like, Sanjeevani, Kasamh Se, Saans, and Parampara.
The youngest son of Raj Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor is known for his role in the film, Ram Teri Ganga Maili. On February 9, 2021, Rajiv Kapoor had passed away after suffering a massive heart attack.
Son of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali, Aditya Raj Kapoor had started his career as an assistant director. He had assisted his uncle, Raj Kapoor in movies like, Bobby, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Saajan etc.
Daughter of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali, Kanchan Kapoor is married to businessman, Ketan Desai, who is the son of late producer and director, Manmohan Desai.
After the death of Geeta Bali, Shammi Kapoor had tied the knot with Neila Devi in 1969. Neila never had her own children and devotedly took care of Shammi and Geeta’s kids, Aditya and Kanchan.
Wife of Shashi Kapoor and co-founder of Prithvi Theatre, Jennifer Kendal was an English actress. Jennifer had passed away after succumbing to cancer in 1984.
Daughter of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor had a brief stint in Bollywood, starring in movies like 36 Chowringhee Lane, Utsav, Salaam Bombay and Hero Hiralal.
Eldest son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal, Kunal had starred in films like Junoon, Ahista Ahista, Vijeta, Utsav, Trikal and is currently running the production house Adfilm-Valas.
Younger son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal, Karan had made it big in the modelling world by endorsing Bombay Dyeing. But his English looks had come in the way of his acting career.