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Kapoor Family
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Members of Kapoor Family on Randhir Kapoor's 70th birthday on 15 February 2016
Current regionMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Place of originSamundri, Lyallpur District, Punjab Province, British India (present-day Faisalabad District, Punjab, Pakistan)[1][2]
(Prithviraj Kapoor in 1906 AD)[3]
MembersSee table below
Connected familiesSurinder Kapoor family[4]
Bachchan family[5]
Malhotra family[6]
Pataudi family
Tagore family[7]
Sippy family
Bhatt family
Behl family
Gohil dynasty
Nanda family
Shivdasani family
Kendall family
Sial family
TraditionsIndian Punjabi Hindus[8][9][10][11]
HeirloomsR. K. Studio
Prithvi Theatre
Estate(s)
WebsiteOfficial website
Active since 1929; Prithviraj Kapoor acted in Alam Ara (1931), the first talkie film of India

The Kapoor family[14][15] is a prominent Indian family with at least 5 generations of the family over 93 years in the Hindi film industry.[16][14] Numerous members of the family, both biological including those who married into the family, have had prolific careers as actors, film directors and producers.[16][14][17] "The Pioneer" founder of the dynasty was "The Patriarch", Prithviraj Kapoor,[16][18][17][19] who was the first member of family to begin acting in movies with his 1928 debut film Do Dhari Talwar.[20] He was a pioneer of Indian theatre and the founding member of Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA).[15][21] His son Raj Kapoor was the most influential actor and director in Hindi cinema.[14][15] The genesis generation or the earliest linear generation of the Kapoor family tree to ever act in the films was Prithviraj Kapoor's father, Basheshwarnath Kapoor, who debuted as actor in 1951 film Awaara, which was produced, directed and starred in lead role by his grandson Raj Kapoor.[18][17][22]

Due to their decades old participation in the Hindi film industry, the family is often called "The First Family of Bollywood".[14][17][16]

Prominent personalities related to the Kapoor family through marriage include Jennifer Kendal, Geeta Bali, Neetu Singh, Babita, Saif Ali Khan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Alia Bhatt.

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Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor was an Indian actor who is also considered to be one of the founding figures of Hindi cinema. He was associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and established the Prithvi Theatres in 1944 as a travelling theatre company based in Bombay.

Indian People's Theatre Association

Indian People's Theatre Association

Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) is the oldest association of theatre-artists in India. IPTA was formed in 1943 during the British rule in India, and promoted themes related to the Indian freedom struggle. Its goal was to bring cultural awakening among the people of India.

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor was an Indian actor, film director and producer, who worked in Hindi cinema. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors and filmmakers in Hindi Cinema. He is often referred to as The Greatest Showman of Indian Cinema. He received multiple accolades, including three National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India. The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Kapoor. He produced two films, Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954), that competed for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival. His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the "Top-Ten Greatest Performances of All Time in World Cinema" by Time magazine. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 for his contributions to the arts. India's highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was bestowed on him in 1987 by the Government of India.

Family tree

Family tree

A family tree, also called a genealogy or a pedigree chart, is a chart representing family relationships in a conventional tree structure. More detailed family trees, used in medicine and social work, are known as genograms.

Awaara

Awaara

Awaara, also written Awāra and known overseas as The Vagabond, is a 1951 Indian Hindi crime drama film, produced and directed by Raj Kapoor, and written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. It stars Raj Kapoor along with his real-life father Prithviraj Kapoor, as well as Nargis, Leela Chitnis and K. N. Singh. Other members of the Kapoor family make an appearance, including Raj's youngest real-life brother Shashi Kapoor, who plays the younger version of his character, and Prithiviraj's father Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor, playing a cameo role in his only film appearance. The film's music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

Jennifer Kendal

Jennifer Kendal

Jennifer Kendal was an English actress and the founder of the Prithvi Theatre. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981). Her other film appearances included Bombay Talkie (1970), Junoon (1978), Heat and Dust (1983), and Ghare Baire (1984).

Geeta Bali

Geeta Bali

Geeta Bali was an Indian actress who appeared in Hindi language films. She was the wife of noted film actor Shammi Kapoor.

Neetu Singh

Neetu Singh

Neetu Kapoor, is an Indian actress who is known for appearing in Hindi films throughout the late 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. In 2012, Singh was inducted into the Walk of the Stars, an entertainment hall of fame at Bandra bandstand in Mumbai.

Babita

Babita

Babita Shivdasani-Kapoor, also known simply as Babita or Babita Kapoor, is a former Indian actress who appeared in Hindi-language films. The daughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, she is the first cousin of her contemporary actress Sadhana Shivdasani. Her debut film was the successful drama Dus Lakh (1966), but it was the romantic thriller Raaz (1967), opposite Rajesh Khanna, that gained her recognition. From 1966 to 1973, she starred in nineteen films as the lead heroine, including the box office successes Dus Lakh (1966), Farz (1967), Haseena Maan Jayegi, Kismat, Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati (1969), Doli (1969), Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? (1970), Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971) and Banphool (1971). Following her marriage to actor Randhir Kapoor in 1971, she acted in Jeet and Ek Hasina Do Diwane. Her subsequent release, Sone Ke Hath (1973) flopped and she decided to leave her film career. The couple has two daughters together, film actresses Karishma and Kareena.

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Hindi films. Part of the Pataudi family, he is the son of actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.

Shweta Bachchan Nanda

Shweta Bachchan Nanda

Shweta Bachchan Nanda is an Indian columnist, author, and former model. She has been a columnist for Daily News and Analysis and Vogue India, and is the author of the bestselling novel Paradise Towers. She has worked as a model for television advertisement, and in 2018 launched her own fashion label, MXS. Her younger brother Abhishek Bachchan is an actor and her sister-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is also an actress.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt is a British actress of Indian descent who predominantly works in Hindi films. She has received several accolades including four Filmfare Awards. One of India's highest-paid actresses, she has appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2014 and was awarded the TIME100 Impact Award in 2022.

Background

The Kapoor family is of Khatri Punjabi Hindu origin.[8][10][11][9] Prithviraj Kapoor was the first from the family to pursue a career in films. He was born in Samundri, Lyallpur District, Punjab Province of British India.[1][2] His father, Basheshwarnath Kapoor, served as a police officer in the Imperial Police in the city of Peshawar;[23] while his grandfather, Keshavmal Kapoor, was a Tehsildar in Samundri.[24] His younger brother, Trilok Kapoor also became an actor, his first role was in the film Char Darvesh in 1933, Trilok emerged as one of the most commercially successful actors of his era.

The family eventually migrated to Mumbai. 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",[25] became a noted Indian film actor, producer and director of Hindi cinema.[26]

Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra in 1946. She was the sister of actors Prem Nath, Rajendra Nath, and Narendra Nath, as well as Uma Chopra, the wife of Prem Chopra.[27] Krishna Malhotra and Raj Kapoor were first cousins once removed. Her father was a brother of Prithviraj Kapoor's mother, and thus she was Prithviraj Kapoor's first cousin. They have 3 sons Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, and Rajiv Kapoor and 2 daughters Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain.

Shammi Kapoor married actress Geeta Bali in 1955 and had 2 children with her, Aditya Raj Kapoor and Kanchan Kapoor. Geeta Bali died in 1965 due to smallpox. Shammi then married Neela Devi Gohil of the Gohil dynasty of the erstwhile Bhavnagar State in Gujarat in 1969. She did not have any children with Shammi. She devoted her entire life to Shammi, taking care of him and his children through Geeta Bali.

Shashi Kapoor married Jennifer Kendal in 1958. They have two sons, Kunal Kapoor, Karan Kapoor and a daughter Sanjana Kapoor. Jennifer died in 1984 due to Cancer.

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 children were unsuccessful in acting because of their European looks. His daughter, Sanjana Kapoor, currently runs the Prithvi Theatre, his first son, Kunal Kapoor, runs an add company, Shashi's youngest child, Karan Kapoor, currently runs a photography company in London. Shammi Kapoor's son, Aditya Raj Kapoor, is an Indian actor, filmmaker, and retired businessman. Shammi kapoor's daughter Kanchan kapoor is married to the son of Manmohan Desai.

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 was married to actress Neetu Singh, their son, Ranbir Kapoor, has established himself as a leading Bollywood actor, and their daughter, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani, is a designer. Ranbir is married to actor Alia Bhatt.

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.[5][28]

Prithviraj Kapoor's cousin was Surinder Kapoor.[29] Surinder Kapoor left Peshawar and came to Mumbai with help from Prithviraj Kapoor.[30] Surinder Kapoor was married to Nirmal Kapoor. His oldest son is Boney Kapoor who was married to Mona Shourie and Sridevi and is the father of Arjun, Anshula, Janhvi, and Khushi Kapoor. His middle son is Anil Kapoor who is married to Sunita Kapoor and is the father of Sonam (married to Anand Ahuja), Rhea (married to Karan Boolani) and Harshvardhan Kapoor. His youngest son is Sanjay Kapoor who is married to Maheep Sandhu and is the father of Shanaya and Jahaan Kapoor. His daughter is Reena Kapoor Marwah who is married to Sandeep Marwah of Marwah Films and Video Studios and is the mother of Mohit (married to Antara Motiwala) and Akshay Marwah (married to Aashita Relan).

Noted actor Kamal Kapoor who was famous for playing the role ‘Narrang’ in the 1978 blockbuster movie Don was also a cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor (their mothers were sisters) and so were his brothers Nandkishore Kapoor and Ravindra Kapoor. Through Kamal Kapoor's grandson Goldie Behl, who is married to actress Sonali Bendre, the Behl family of Hindi films is also related to the Kapoor family.

Veteran character actor Subbiraj was the son of Kailash Kakkar, the sister of Prithviraj Kapoor and thus a cousin of Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor & Shashi Kapoor.[31][32]

Raj's, Shashi's, and Shammi's maternal cousin, Juggal Kishore Mehra, was a singer, whose step-granddaughter was Salma Agha who became an actress and singer in Pakistan.

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Khatri

Khatri

Khatri is a caste of the Indian subcontinent that is predominantly found in India, but also in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the subcontinent, they were mostly engaged in mercantilistic professions such as banking and trade, they were the dominant commerical & financial administration class of Late-Medieval India some in Punjab often belonged to hereditary agriculturalist land-holding lineages, others were engaged in artisanal occupations such as silk production and weaving while some were scribes learned in Sanskrit and Persian too

Punjabi Hindus

Punjabi Hindus

Punjabi Hindus are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group who are adherents of Hinduism and identify linguistically, culturally, and genealogically as Punjabis. While Punjabi Hindus are mostly found in the Indian state of Punjab today, many have ancestry from the greater Punjab region, an area that was partitioned between India and Pakistan.

Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor was an Indian actor who is also considered to be one of the founding figures of Hindi cinema. He was associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and established the Prithvi Theatres in 1944 as a travelling theatre company based in Bombay.

Samundri

Samundri

Samundri is a city and headquarters of Samundri Tehsil located in Faisalabad District of Punjab province, Pakistan.

Faisalabad District

Faisalabad District

Faisalabad District is one of the districts of Punjab province, Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 3,029,547 of which almost 42% were in Faisalabad City. It is the third largest city of Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore.

Punjab Province (British India)

Punjab Province (British India)

Punjab was a province of British India. Most of the Punjab region was annexed by the East India Company in 2 April 1849, and declared a province of British Rule, it was one of the last areas of the Indian subcontinent to fall under British control. In 1858, the Punjab, along with the rest of British India, came under the direct rule of the British Crown. It had an area of 358,354.5 km2.

Peshawar

Peshawar

Peshawar is the sixth most populous city in Pakistan, with a population of over 2.3 million. It is situated in the north-west of the country, close to the International border with Afghanistan. It is the capital of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where it is the largest city. Peshawar is primarily populated by Pashtuns, who comprise the second-largest ethnic group in the country. Situated in the Valley of Peshawar, a broad area situated east of the historic Khyber Pass, Peshawar's recorded history dates back to at least 539 BCE, making it one of the oldest cities in South Asia. Peshawer is among few of the millennia old cities of the country.

Mumbai

Mumbai

Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the de facto financial centre of India. According to the United Nations, as of 2018, Mumbai is the second-most populous city in India after Delhi and the eighth-most populous city in the world with a population of roughly 20 million. As per the Indian government population census of 2011, Mumbai was the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.5 million (1.25 crore) living under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Mumbai is the centre of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the sixth most populous metropolitan area in the world with a population of over 23 million. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India.

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor was an Indian actor, film director and producer, who worked in Hindi cinema. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors and filmmakers in Hindi Cinema. He is often referred to as The Greatest Showman of Indian Cinema. He received multiple accolades, including three National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India. The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Kapoor. He produced two films, Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954), that competed for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival. His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the "Top-Ten Greatest Performances of All Time in World Cinema" by Time magazine. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 for his contributions to the arts. India's highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was bestowed on him in 1987 by the Government of India.

Cinema of India

Cinema of India

The cinema of India consists of films produced in India, where more than 1,600 films produced annually. Major centres of film production in the country include Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, and Guwahati. For a number of years the Indian film industry has ranked first in the world in terms of annual film output. In terms of box office it ranked third in 2019, with total gross of around ₹220 billion.

Hindi cinema

Hindi cinema

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Prem Nath

Prem Nath

Prem Nath Malhotra, better known as Prem Nath, was an Indian actor and director, who was best known for his works in Hindi films. Nath made his debut with the film Ajit (1948), and went on to appear in over 100 films throughout his career. He was nominated for three Filmfare Awards, and later retired in 1985.

Members of the Kapoor family

First generation

Kapoor family remains to be the only family in India to have four generations of film artists (c. 2009).[19][14]

The first generation of the family was led by Prithviraj Kapoor.[14][16] In 1928, Prithviraj Kapoor made his acting debut as an extra in his first film, Do Dhari Talwar.[20][19]

Notable actors of this generation include:

  • Prithviraj Kapoor – first son of Basheshwarnath Kapoor and the first member of family to enter the Hindi film industry; married to Ramsarni Mehra
  • Trilok Kapoor – Second son of Basheshwarnath Kapoor who went on to become extremely popular in the role of lord Shiva in the 1950’s.

Second generation

The second generation of the Kapoor family was led by three main Kapoor actors, Raj, and his younger brothers Shammi and Shashi. Among Kapoors of all generations, Raj Kapoor has been the most distinguished and prolific contributor as an actor, producer, director and in terms of his impact in enhancing Bollywood's international reach, India's soft power and diplomacy across the USSR, the Middle East, Africa and Palestine.[14]

Notable actors of this generation include:

  • Raj Kapoor – eldest son of Prithviraj Kapoor; married to Krishna Malhotra
  • Shammi Kapoor – second son of Prithviraj Kapoor; married to Geeta Bali (first wife) and Neila Devi (second wife)
  • Shashi Kapoor – youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor; married to Jennifer Kendal
  • Urmila Sial - daughter of Prithviraj Kapoor; married to Charanjit Sial
  • Vijay Kapoor - son of Trilok Kapoor
  • Vicky Kapoor - son of Trilok Kapoor
  • Subbiraj Kakkar[33][34] - son of Kailash Kakkar (née Kapoor, sister of Prithviraj and Trilok); married to Kumari Naaz

Third generation

Rishi Kapoor, son of Raj Kapoor, led this generation and his two actor brothers Randhir and Rajeev remained in the shadow of his success.[14] Rishi was best known as a romantic hero, his charm and charisma quickly made him one of Bollywood's leading men of the 1970s and ’80s, he later took on more supporting roles and character parts.[15]

Notable actors of this generation include:

  • Randhir Kapoor – eldest son of Raj Kapoor; married to Babita Kapoor
  • Ritu Nanda – elder daughter of Raj Kapoor; married to Rajan Nanda
  • Rishi Kapoor – second son of Raj Kapoor; married to Neetu Kapoor
  • Rajiv Kapoor – youngest son of Raj Kapoor
  • Rima Jain - younger daughter of Raj Kapoor; married to Mohan Jain
  • Aditya Raj Kapoor – son of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali; married to Priti Kapoor
  • Kanchan Desai - daughter of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali; married to Ketan Desai
  • Kunal Kapoor – elder son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
  • Karan Kapoor – younger son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
  • Sanjana Kapoor – daughter of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal; married to Valmik Thapar

Fourth generation

This generation is dominated initially by Karishma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor.[14]

Members of this generation include:

Fifth generation

Members of this generation include:

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Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor was an Indian actor who is also considered to be one of the founding figures of Hindi cinema. He was associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and established the Prithvi Theatres in 1944 as a travelling theatre company based in Bombay.

Diplomacy

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Middle East

Middle East

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Africa

Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.4 billion people as of 2021, it accounts for about 18% of the world's human population. Africa's population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4. Despite a wide range of natural resources, Africa is the least wealthy continent per capita and second-least wealthy by total wealth, behind Oceania. Scholars have attributed this to different factors including geography, climate, tribalism, colonialism, the Cold War, neocolonialism, lack of democracy, and corruption. Despite this low concentration of wealth, recent economic expansion and the large and young population make Africa an important economic market in the broader global context.

Palestine (region)

Palestine (region)

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Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor was an Indian actor, film director and producer, who worked in Hindi cinema. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors and filmmakers in Hindi Cinema. He is often referred to as The Greatest Showman of Indian Cinema. He received multiple accolades, including three National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India. The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Kapoor. He produced two films, Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954), that competed for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival. His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the "Top-Ten Greatest Performances of All Time in World Cinema" by Time magazine. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 for his contributions to the arts. India's highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was bestowed on him in 1987 by the Government of India.

Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor (born Shamsher Raj Kapoor; was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi cinema. He is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards, winning in the categories of Best Actor for Brahmachari and Best Supporting Actor for Vidhata. In 1995, he was honored with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

Geeta Bali

Geeta Bali

Geeta Bali was an Indian actress who appeared in Hindi language films. She was the wife of noted film actor Shammi Kapoor.

Jennifer Kendal

Jennifer Kendal

Jennifer Kendal was an English actress and the founder of the Prithvi Theatre. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981). Her other film appearances included Bombay Talkie (1970), Junoon (1978), Heat and Dust (1983), and Ghare Baire (1984).

Kumari Naaz

Kumari Naaz

Salma Baig popularly known as Kumari Naaz or Baby Naaz was an Indian actress in Hindi language films.

Randhir Kapoor

Randhir Kapoor

Randhir Raj Kapoor is an Indian actor, film producer and director who worked in Hindi cinema. He was an established actor of the 1970s and received two Filmfare Award nominations. However, his career declined in the early 1980s, following which he rarely appeared in films.

Ritu Nanda

Ritu Nanda

Ritu Nanda was an Indian businesswoman and insurance advisor.

Kapoor Family Memorial at Rajbaugh

Samadhi (memorial) of Raj Kapoor, also housing memorial of his mother and father Prithviraj Kapoor, is at their family farm "Rajbaugh", which means the "king of gardens". Located inside the [[MIT ADT University#Memorial|MIT ADT University]] (MIT WPU), Rajbaugh lies off the NH65 on the banks of Mula-Mutha River in Loni Kalbhor village 30 km east of Pune in Maharshtra. Kapoor family sold a part of 125 acres Rajbaugh to MIT WPU which built a memorial for the Kapoor family on its campus. Memorial was unveiled in 2014 in the presence of Lata Mangeshkar and Kapoor clan. Kapoor family memorial has 7 pagodas showing elements of Raj Kapoor's movies, a museum or viewing gallery which shows family photographs and moments from his movie making from 1945 to 1990. Raj Kapoor shot many of his films at this farm, including Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Mera Naam Joker, Bobby, Prem Rog and more. Kapoor's family banglow inside the farm has been preserved, the popular song "Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mei Band Ho" was shot inside this banglow.[37][38][39][14][40]

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Samadhi (shrine)

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Mula-Mutha River

Mula-Mutha River

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Loni Kalbhor

Loni Kalbhor

Loni Kalbhor is a village 11 kilometres east of the City of Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Pune

Pune

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Lata Mangeshkar

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Family photos

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Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor

Prithviraj Kapoor was an Indian actor who is also considered to be one of the founding figures of Hindi cinema. He was associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and established the Prithvi Theatres in 1944 as a travelling theatre company based in Bombay.

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor was an Indian actor, film director and producer, who worked in Hindi cinema. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors and filmmakers in Hindi Cinema. He is often referred to as The Greatest Showman of Indian Cinema. He received multiple accolades, including three National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards in India. The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is named after Kapoor. He produced two films, Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1954), that competed for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival. His performance in Awaara was ranked as one of the "Top-Ten Greatest Performances of All Time in World Cinema" by Time magazine. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1971 for his contributions to the arts. India's highest award in cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, was bestowed on him in 1987 by the Government of India.

Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor

Shammi Kapoor (born Shamsher Raj Kapoor; was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi cinema. He is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards, winning in the categories of Best Actor for Brahmachari and Best Supporting Actor for Vidhata. In 1995, he was honored with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

Shashi Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor (pronounced [ʃəʃi kəpuːɾ]; was an Indian actor and film producer who is best known for his work in Hindi films. A recipient of several accolades, including four National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards, he also featured in a number of English-language international films, particularly films produced by Merchant Ivory. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2011, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, in 2014, for his contribution to Indian cinema.

Randhir Kapoor

Randhir Kapoor

Randhir Raj Kapoor is an Indian actor, film producer and director who worked in Hindi cinema. He was an established actor of the 1970s and received two Filmfare Award nominations. However, his career declined in the early 1980s, following which he rarely appeared in films.

Rishi Kapoor

Rishi Kapoor

Rishi Raj Kapoor was an Indian actor, film director and producer who worked in Hindi films. He was the recipient of several accolades, including four Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award.

Rajiv Kapoor

Rajiv Kapoor

Rajiv Raj Kapoor was an Indian actor, film producer, film director and a member of the Kapoor family, best known for his lead role in Ram Teri Ganga Maili. He was the youngest son of Raj Kapoor, the legendary Bollywood actor-director-producer.

Karisma Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor

Karisma Kapoor is an Indian actress, who works in Hindi films. A member of the Kapoor family, she is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards.

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor Khan is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi films. She is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor. Noted for playing a variety of characters in a range of film genres—from romantic comedies to crime dramas—Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards, and is one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses.

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor is an Indian actor known for his work in Hindi-language films. He is one of the highest-paid actors of Hindi cinema and has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2012. Kapoor is the recipient of several awards, including six Filmfare Awards.

Mumbai

Mumbai

Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the de facto financial centre of India. According to the United Nations, as of 2018, Mumbai is the second-most populous city in India after Delhi and the eighth-most populous city in the world with a population of roughly 20 million. As per the Indian government population census of 2011, Mumbai was the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.5 million (1.25 crore) living under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Mumbai is the centre of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the sixth most populous metropolitan area in the world with a population of over 23 million. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India.

Source: "Kapoor family", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 26th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapoor_family.

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