Sunday, 28 July 2013

*Casuale*- The Big Fat Filmy Family... Part-I (The Kapoor clan)

Hallo, people!!!
Guten Abend!

Ohhkay, WAIT!!
Before you, my favorite-favorite people, not waste a single more second to hop to some other random blog to read, the first two lines were my heartiest greetings in German to you on this rainy, pleasant Sunday afternoon in Manipal. Hmm... weekends are synonymous to relaxing. Why not do the same with this blog post? Instead of hitting your head with overload of information (I doubt if this post fails to do so :P ), let’s have some fun!!!

So, today, if not for anything else for time pass sake, I’ll take you through a maze which might make you feel all confused, lost or just amaze you. The big fat filmy family awaits you!

Try recognizing these already mentioned Kapoor personalities!! Photo courtesy: Internet
Try recognizing these already mentioned
Kapoor personalities!! Photo courtesy: Internet

 Considered to be the first family of bollywood is the Kapoor clan. The most familiar star from that family is the young heartthrob, Ranbir kapoor. His ancesters have occupied the Hindi cinema industry for the longest time since its inception. The family tree has its roots to Prithviraj Kapoor who started working here as early as 1940. Raj Kapoor, his son, was a noted Actor, Director, Producer being active for 50 years contributing to the industry.

 His sibling was  Shammi Kapoor who married Geeta Bali from whom were born two kids, Aditya and a daughter, Kanchan. Geeta Bali is also the niece of Yogeeta Bali, a former Hindi film actress who shared a short married life with Kishore Kumar for two years and later went on to marry the disco dancer of the 80s, Mithun Chakraborty and has four kids with him, of which the first one , Mimoh Chakraborty, is struggling hard these days to find a foothold as an actor.

             Try recognizing these already mentioned
Kapoor personalities!! Photo courtesy: Internet
Next in line is Shashi Kapoor, another of Raj’s sibling who married Jennifer Kapoor Kendal, a british actress and had three kids Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor who has done her share of bit roles in feature films (read: Salaam Bombay) and has for a long time been looking after Prithvi theatre, a venture set up by the family's head, Prithviraj Kapoor. 

There were other two of their siblings too who died in infancy.

Many others also boast to be part of the Kapoor clan but it is Raj Kapoor's descendants who have carried on the family legacy. He had three sons,namely, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor, the least known and most unsuccessful of the three siblings.

Randhir Kapoor married an actress of her time Babita Kapoor but they started living separately soon after. They have two lovely daughters who have been at the top of the game during their times and one of them is still ruling the roost.  Karisma Kapoor is the eldest daughter while Kareena Kapoor is the youngest daughter. Karisma is the second wife  to a Delhi-based businessman, Sanjay Kapoor who also happens to be her childhood friend. While Kareena, as is well known, is married to the Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan. Now this alliance brought two culturally rich and prominent families together. Saif is the son of Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore, and Indian cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan. 
Try recognizing these already mentioned
Kapoor personalities!! Photo courtesy: Internet

Both his grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, and father were professional cricketers. His mother, Sharmila Tagore, an actress within her own rights, is the grand-niece of renowned Rabindranath Tagore, who converted to Islam after marrying Saif's father, and changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana. He has two sisters, Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan, who is currently head-over-heals in love with Actor Kunal Khemu, who debuted as a child artist in the 90s and fashion designer Saba Ali Khan.

Saif Ali Khan married Bollywood actress, Amrita Singh, during October 1991, and has two children, namely daughter Sara Ali Khan, and son Ibrahim Ali Khan. The marriage ended in a divorce during 2004, and both the children live with their mother. Kareena became his second wife on 16th October 2012, amidst much glitz  and glamour.

Oops!! Where did we wander off? See, here, everybody is related to everyone. You never know when you hop from Peshawar ke Punjabis to the Nawabs of Pataudi!!! :)

Tracing out footsteps back to the K Khandaan, let's talk about the youngest of the Raj's sons, Rishi Kapoor.
Photo courtesy: Internet

Rishi Kapoor, the most successful of his two brothers, married his co-star of many films Neetu Singh and produced a superstar of today’s times in Ranbir Kapoor. His sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahani is a designer by profession and has her own fashion label ‘Ara’. 

Wait wait!!! This does not ends here. this post is just hardly 5 % of what we'll call The Big Fat Filmy Family. The Bachchans, Sridevi and Sonam Kapoor will all be in the maze waiting for you. There are many more such families which are interconnected, and I bet you'll enjoy those more than this one! So, watch out for the future posts of  *Casuale* right here! :)

P.SAny suggestions for future posts? Feel free to send in your suggestions and requests here or on my e-mail id: . Hope to hear from you soon :) 


  1. uggghhhh...... no more pls..its confusing and tiring.... :P

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  5. who r da parents of kunal karan kapoor?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  6. pllllllllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz someone say me who r da parents of kunal karan kapoor i mean is karan kapoor married twice and where is his first wife's pic and does his second wife take proper care of kunal ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? answer my questions

  7. Searched Google for why Shashi Kapoor became fat and your post showed up in the links! Good read, will follow you too as you seem to be a Bollywood fanatic as well :)