Prithviraj Kapoor belonged to the illustrious Kapoor family, which has had a long and rich cinematic history. The Bollywood baton has been handed down for four generations now.

Explanation of the Kapoor family tree: 

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First-generation of Kapoors

It started with Prithviraj Kapoor, who was the first to enter the film industry. He was born in 1906, in Punjab. At the age of 17, he married 14-year-old Ramsarni Mehra.

The second generation of Kapoors

Prithviraj and Ramsarni had three children, Raj Kapoor (1924-1988), Shamsher Raj (Shammi) (1931-2011),  Balbir Raj (Shashi) (1938-2017)

Raj Kapoor, who is known as “the greatest showman of Indian cinema”, married Krishna Malhotra in 1930.

Shammi Kapoor was first married to Geeta Bali, who died of smallpox in 1965. Shammi later married Neila Devi in 1969.

Shashi Kapoor married Jennifer Kendal in 1958.

The third generation of Kapoors

Children of Raj Kapoor and Krishna Malhotra: Actors Randhir, Rishi, and Rajiv Kapoor, and Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain.

Children of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali: Aditya Raj Kapoor and Kanchan.

Children of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal: Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor.

The fourth generation of Kapoors

Randhir Kapoor married Babita, and they have two children, actors Karisma and Kareena Kapoor. Karisma was married to Sanjay Kapur, and Kareena is married to Saif, and they have a son, Taimur.

Rishi Kapoor married Neetu Singh Kapoor and they have two children, actor Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahani.

Ritu Nanda married Rajan Nanda and has one son, Nikhil Nanda, who is married to Shwetha Bachchan.

Rima Jain married Manoj Jain, and they have two children, aspiring actors Armaan Jain and Aadar Jain.