In pics: The legendary Kapoor family tree

Movies | | August 14, 2011, 3:08 pm
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Sanjana Kapoor who currently runs the Prithvi Theatre married Valmik Thapar. Sanjana made her acting debut with the film, '36 Chowringhee Lane' which was produced by her father and starred her mother Jennifer Kendal in the lead.

Sanjana Kapoor who currently runs the Prithvi Theatre married Valmik Thapar. Sanjana made her acting debut with the film, '36 Chowringhee Lane' which was produced by her father and starred her mother Jennifer Kendal in the lead.

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Raj Kapoor's daughters Ritu Nanda married Rajan Nanda while Rima Kapoor Jain married Manoj Jain.

Raj Kapoor's daughters Ritu Nanda married Rajan Nanda while Rima Kapoor Jain married Manoj Jain.

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Prithviraj's sons Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor all got into acting and created history with their outstanding performances.

Prithviraj's sons Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor all got into acting and created history with their outstanding performances.

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Randhir married Babita who was also an actress and did about 78 films. Together they had Karisma and Kareena Kapoor who are now at the top of the film industry.

Randhir married Babita who was also an actress and did about 78 films. Together they had Karisma and Kareena Kapoor who are now at the top of the film industry.

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Ranbir Kapoor is now the youngest heartthrob of the nation. He started his career with Sonam Kapoor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film, 'Saawariya' and has given several hits since then.

Ranbir Kapoor is now the youngest heartthrob of the nation. He started his career with Sonam Kapoor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film, 'Saawariya' and has given several hits since then.

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Shammi Kapoor met Geeta Bali during the shooting of the film 'Rangeen Raaten'. They secretly married without telling their parents. But ten years after their marriage, Geeta died due to small pox.

Shammi Kapoor met Geeta Bali during the shooting of the film 'Rangeen Raaten'. They secretly married without telling their parents. But ten years after their marriage, Geeta died due to small pox.

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Shammi Kapoor then married Neela Devi Gohil from the Royal Family of Bhavnagar in Gujarat.

Shammi Kapoor then married Neela Devi Gohil from the Royal Family of Bhavnagar in Gujarat.

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Rishi Kapoor married Neetu Singh who was a popular actress of her time. Together they have a son, Ranbir Kapoor and a daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni who is a fashion designer.

Rishi Kapoor married Neetu Singh who was a popular actress of her time. Together they have a son, Ranbir Kapoor and a daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni who is a fashion designer.

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The eldest son of Prithviraj, 'showman' Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra.

The eldest son of Prithviraj, 'showman' Raj Kapoor married Krishna Malhotra.

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Shashi Kapoor married the English actress Jennifer Kendal. They acted in a couple of films together.

Shashi Kapoor married the English actress Jennifer Kendal. They acted in a couple of films together.

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Kanchan Desai daughter of Shammi Kapoor  married Ketan Desai, son of Manmohan Desai.

Kanchan Desai daughter of Shammi Kapoor married Ketan Desai, son of Manmohan Desai.

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Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali had one son, Aditya Raj Kapoor lovingly called Miki. Aditya Raj Kapoor later married Priti.

Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali had one son, Aditya Raj Kapoor lovingly called Miki. Aditya Raj Kapoor later married Priti.

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Kunal Kapoor is a former Indian film actor of British and Indian descent. He married  Sheena Sippy, daughter of film director Ramesh Sippy. While his other son, Karan Kapoor became a popular model and actor of the 1980s.

Kunal Kapoor is a former Indian film actor of British and Indian descent. He married Sheena Sippy, daughter of film director Ramesh Sippy. While his other son, Karan Kapoor became a popular model and actor of the 1980s.

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Randhir Kapoor, the eldest son followed his father's footsteps to become an actor. Rishi Kapoor continues to act and recently won several awards for 'Do Dooni Char'. While Raj Kapoor's third son Rajiv Kapoor became a director and actor.

Randhir Kapoor, the eldest son followed his father's footsteps to become an actor. Rishi Kapoor continues to act and recently won several awards for 'Do Dooni Char'. While Raj Kapoor's third son Rajiv Kapoor became a director and actor.

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Karisma started her Bollywood career with 'Prem Qaidi' which was followed by several super hit films. She took a break from Bollywood after marrying Sanjay Kapur. Together they now have two kids. On the other hand Kareena Kapoor is reigning Bollywood and currently dating actor Saif Ali Khan.

Karisma started her Bollywood career with 'Prem Qaidi' which was followed by several super hit films. She took a break from Bollywood after marrying Sanjay Kapur. Together they now have two kids. On the other hand Kareena Kapoor is reigning Bollywood and currently dating actor Saif Ali Khan.

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The Kapoor family is the oldest family of the Hindi film industry. For generations they have been connected and worked with films and theatre. While the nation mourns the death of the legendary actor Shammi Kapoor who passed away today, let us take a look at the big Kapoor family tree.

The Kapoor family is the oldest family of the Hindi film industry. For generations they have been connected and worked with films and theatre. While the nation mourns the death of the legendary actor Shammi Kapoor who passed away today, let us take a look at the big Kapoor family tree.