The Kapoor family is one of the oldest families of the Hindi film industry. They have worked with films and theatre from generations. Prithviraj Kapoor, the first from the family to pursue acting, was born in 1901. His first lead role was for the film Cinema Girl in 1929. In 1944, he set up Prithvi Theatre. He was the first to use the concept of modern, professional urban theater.
Prithviraj's sons Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor - all got into acting and were very successful actors. However, it is Raj Kapoor's descendants who have carried on the family legacy. Raj Kapoor's sons Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor also become famous actors but his youngest son Rajiv Kapoor was not as successful as his brothers. Raj Kapoor also has a daughter Ritu Nanda Kapoor.
Randhir Kapoor married actress Babita. He has two daughters - Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor married Neetu Kapoor and their son Ranbir Kapoor is one of the most lovable actors of Bollywood today.
Here are some rare and unseen pictures of the Kapoor family.