List of Indian film families

  (Redirected from List of Hindi film clans)

Within the North Indian film industry, there is a common, recurring theme of many members of a family participating in the film industry.

This page lists some of the notable clans and their famous members. For South Indian film families, see List of South Indian film families and for Indian music families, see List of Indian music clans.


Akhtar–Azmi– familyEdit

Akhtar family is considered to be one of the most prominent film clans in the Hindi film Industry. It consists of poets, authors, scriptwriters, directors, actors, and producers. Poet, author, philosopher and one of the main members in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi who was the great great grandfather of Javed Akhtar. Muztar Khairabadi an Indian Urdu poet was the grandson of Fazl-e-Haq Khairabadi and grandfather of Javed Akhtar. Lyricist Javed Akhtar married the script writer Honey Irani. His second wife is actress Shabana Azmi. Azmi's nieces are actresses Farah Naaz and Tabu. Farhan and Zoya Akhtar's cousins are Anya Prakash and Sajid Khan.[1]

Film personalities of Akhtar-Azmi family
1st generation 2nd generation 3rd generation 4th generation Career Born Died Relation
Jan Nisar Akhtar Poet, lyricist 1914 1976 Father of Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar Poet, playwright, lyricist 1945 Married to Anya Prakash mother of Farhan Akhtar
Honey Irani Writer 1954 First wife of Javed Akhtar
Daisy Irani Actor 1950 Sister of Honey Irani
Farhan Akhtar Director, actor 1974 Son of Javed and Honey
Adhuna Akhtar Hairstylist, TV host Ex-wife of Farhan Akhtar
Zoya Akhtar Director 1974 Daughter of Javed and Honey
Farah Khan Director, choreographer 1965 Daughter of Kamran Khan and Menaka Irani (Honey and Daisy Irani's sister); sister of Sajid Khan
Shirish Kunder Film editor 1973 Married to Farah Khan
Sajid Khan Director, actor 1971 Son of Kamran Khan and Menaka Irani (Honey and Daisy Irani's sister); brother of Farah Khan.
Kaifi Azmi Poet, lyricist 1919 2002 Father of Shabana and Baba Azmi, husband of Shaukat Kaifi
Shaukat Kaifi Actor Mother of Shabana and Baba Azmi, wife of Kaifi Azmi
Baba Azmi Cinematographer Brother of Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi Actress 1950 Married to Javed Akhtar
Tanvi Azmi Actor 1960 Married to Baba Azmi, daughter of Usha Kiran
Usha Kiran Actor 1929 2000 Mother of Tanvi Azmi and Adwait Kher
Uttara Mhatre Kher Model, Miss India World 1963 Married to former model Adwait Kher
Saiyami Kher Actress 1992 Daughter of Uttara Mhatre Kher and Adwait Kher
Kabir Akhtar Director 1975 Son of Javed Akhtar's brother psychiatrist Salman Akhtar
Farah Actress 1968 Niece of Shabana Azmi, daughter of Jamal Hashmi and Rizwana
Tabu Actress 1971 Niece of Shabana Azmi, daughter of Jamal Hashmi and Rizwana

Akkineni Prasad (L. V. Prasad) familyEdit

Akkineni–Daggubati familyEdit

The Akkineni–Daggubati family is a prominent film family with a long history in Indian cinema mainly Telugu and Hindi cinema. Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Daggubati Ramanaidu are the prominent heads of both families.

Ali–Amrohi familyEdit

  • Mumtaz Ali (actor, dancer)
    • Mehmood Ali (actor, comedian, son of Mumtaz Ali)
    • Mahliqa (Madhu) (actress, first wife of Mehmood Ali and younger sister of Meena Kumari)
      • Lucky Ali (singer, actor, second son of Mehmood Ali and Madhu)
      • Pucky Ali (actor and eldest son of Mehmood and Madhu)
      • Macky Ali (actor and third son of Mehmood and Madhu)
      • Masoom Ali (actor, producer and youngest son of Mehmood and Madhu)
    • Tracy Ali (actress and second wife of Mehmood Ali)
      • Mansoor Ali (actor and Mehmood and Tracy's eldest son, also fifth son of Mehmood)
      • Manzoor Ali (actor and Mehmood and Tracy's second son, also Mehmood's sixth son)
      • Ginny Ali (actress and daughter of Mehmood Ali and Tracy Ali)
      • Kizzie Ali or Rehmat (adopted daughter of Mehmood and Tracy.** Minoo Mumtaz (actress, dancer and daughter of Mumtaz)
    • Anwar Ali (actor, brother of Mehmood Ali)
      • Binju Ali (actor, singer, composer and nephew of Mehmood Ali)
    • Khursheed Jr. (actress, elder sister of Meena Kumari)
    • Meena Kumari (actress, ex-sister-in-law of Mehmood Ali and sister of Mehmood Ali's ex-wife)
    • Kamal Amrohi (director and husband of Meena Kumari)
      • Shaandar Amrohi (elder son of Kamal Amrohi)
      • Tajdar Amrohi (director and younger son of Kamal Amrohi)
      • Rukhsar Amrohi (daughter of Kamal Amrohi)
        • Bilal Amrohi (actor, grandson of Kamal Amrohi)
        • Saachi Kumar (wife of Bilal Amrohi, daughter of Kumar Gaurav and grand daughter of Rajendra Kumar and Sunil Dutt)
        • Mashhoor Amrohi (actor, grandson of Kamal Amrohi)
      • Mazhar Khan (actor and maternal uncle to Bilal and Mashhoor Amrohi)
      • Zeenat Aman (actress and wife of Mazhar Khan)
Ali-Amrohi Family
Latifunissa AliMumtaz AliIqbal BegumAli Bux
5 childrenAnwar AliMinoo MumtazTracy AliMehmood AliMadhu AliKhurshid Jr.Meena KumariKamal AmrohiMehmudie
3 children & 1 adoptedLucky AliPucky AliMacky AliMasoom Ali3 children
2 grandchildren

Allu familyEdit

Allu Ramalingaiah was a renowned Telugu comedic actor and a recipient of the Padma Shri. His son, Allu Aravind, is one of the most powerful producers in Tollywood, and one of his daughters, Surekha, is married to actor Chiranjeevi. His grandsons by Aravind, Allu Arjun and Allu Sirish, are both actors.

Anand–Sahni familyEdit

The most prominent member of the Anand family was actor Dev Anand, who has starred in over a hundred films. Another member of the family is internationally known director Shekhar Kapur, who is known for directing the film Elizabeth. He was married to actress Suchitra Krishnamurthy.


Babbar familyEdit

Raj Babbar is an Indian actor and has been married twice. His first wife was Nadira Babbar, who became known with her appearance in Bride and Prejudice (2004) with Aishwarya Rai. Their children are Arya Babbar and Juhi Babbar. Both have ventured into the film industry. Raj's second wife was actress Smita Patil. She died giving birth to their only child in 1986. Her son Prateek made his acting debut in 2008 film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Raj Babbar's niece Kajri Babbar is a budding director.[2][3]

Bachchan familyEdit

The Bachchan family (starting with second from the left) Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Barjatya familyEdit

The Barjatya family began with Tarachand Barjatya, who was a film producer and director. He began Rajshri Productions in the late 1940s. Tarachand Barjatya had three sons, Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Raj Kumar Barjatya, and Ajit Kumar Barjatya, all of whom were active in bringing the Rajshri empire to great heights. The company saw an all time increase in revenues when Raj Kumar Barjatya's son, Sooraj R. Barjatya, started his film making career with the 1989 blockbuster, Maine Pyar Kiya and then eventually made Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Hum Saath Saath Hain. The company is now led by the third generation of Barjatyas, namely, Kavita K. Barjatya, Sooraj R. Barjatya and Rajat A. Barjatya.

Baweja familyEdit

Bedi family (of Kabir Bedi)Edit

Bedi family (of Bishan Bedi)Edit

Behl familyEdit

  • Ramesh Behl (nephew of Shukla Behl and Rajendra Kumar. Cousin of Kumar Gaurav), producer
    • Goldie Behl (son of Ramesh Behl and husband of actress Sonali Bendre), producer.
    • Shraddha Behl (daughter of Ramesh Behl, sister of Goldie Behl, niece of Kumar Garuav), producer.[6]
    • Tania Behl (daughter of Ramesh Behl, sister of Goldie Behl, niece ofKumar Garuav).

Shraddha Singh ( sister of Goldie, Shristi and Tania Behl, married to director Santosh Singh )

Bhatt familyEdit

  • Nanabhai Bhatt (director – father of Mahesh, Robin, Heena Suri, Mukesh Bhatt and other four kids)[7]
  • Purnima Mohammad Ali, Sister of Shirin Mohammad Ali
      • Emraan Hashmi (actor – son of Anwar Hashmi), nephew of Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, second cousin of Pooja, Rahul, Alia Bhatt on their paternal grandmother's side

Bhatt family (of Vijay Bhatt)Edit

Bhattacharya familyEdit

  • Pashupati Bhattacharjee (vocalist and composer)
    • Kumar Sanu a.k.a. Kedarnath Bhattacharjee (playback singer, producer and music director – son of Pashupati Bhattacharya)

Bohra familyEdit

  • Shree Ram Bohra (producer – brother of Ramkumar Bohra)[8]
    • Sunil Bohra (producer – grandson of Shree Ram Bohra)[9]
  • Ramkumar Bohra (producer, director – brother of Shree Ram Bohra)[10]
    • Mahendra Bohra (producer, director – son of Ramkumar Bohra)[11]

Bokadia FamilyEdit

  • K.C. Bokadia (Indian filmmaker)
    • Pramod Bokadia (son of K.C. Bokadia), producer.[13]
  • * Rajesh Bokadia (son of K.C. Bokadia), producer.[14]



Chandrasekhar familyEdit

actor Vijay

Chakraborty familyEdit

  • Mithun Chakraborty (actor and hotelier)
  • Yogeeta Bali (actress and producer – wife of Mithun Chakraborty)
    • Mahaakshay Chakraborty (actor – son of Mithun Chakraborty and Yogeeta Bali)
    • Madalsa Sharma (actress—wife of Mahaakshay chakraborty)
    • Namashi Chakraborty (son of Mithun and Yogeeta)
    • Rimoh Chakraborty (son)
    • Dishani Chakraborty (Daughter)

Chatterjee familyEdit

Mega familyEdit

Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad, known by his stage name Chiranjeevi, is one of the most prominent Telugu actors of all time. He introduced his brothers, Nagendra Babu and Pawan Kalyan, as well as his son, Ram Charan, to Tollywood and is the head of his family.

Chopra family (of Parineeti/Priyanka Chopra Jonas)Edit

Four Chopra cousins, not part of the Chopra family (next entry), have participated in Indian cinema.

  • Parineeti Chopra (actress and singer – first cousin of Priyanka and Mannara; second cousin of Meera)
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas (actress, model and wife of Nick Jonas – first cousin of Parineeti & Mannara, second cousin of Meera.)
  • Meera Chopra (actress and model – Second cousin of Priyanka, Parineeti and Mannara)
  • Mannara Chopra (actress and model – first cousin of Priyanka and Parineeti; second cousin of Meera)

Chopra familyEdit

Baldev Raj Chopra (left) and Yash Chopra (right)

Considered to be one of the most influential families of the Hindi film industry, the Chopra family has produced some of the country's biggest blockbusters and have worked in close quarters with all the leading superstars of the industry. The founders of this family were the four children of Vilayati Raj Chopra, all of whom worked independently through different leading film production / Distribution houses:

  • The eldest brother, Baldev Raj Chopra, founded B.R. Films in 1947, which is now managed and run by his son Ravi Chopra, who was also a director and a producer.
  • Dharam Raj Chopra, was a cinematographer, worked for BR Films. Most of the films of BR were cinematography by Dharam Chopra, which garnered him many awards.
  • Raj Chopra, the second youngest brother, distributed and managed production of several hits for BR under the banner of RAAJ FILMS & Magnum Films, with son Rahul Chopra.
  • Yash Chopra, the youngest brother, directed and produced several hits for BR Films before branching out to form his own Yash Raj Films, along with son Aditya Chopra.
  • Hiroo Johar - Sister of Chopra Brothers, Producer, Wife of Yash Johar, other of Karan Johar
Vilayati Raj Chopra
Baldev Raj ChopraYash ChopraPamela ChopraD. R. ChopraKiran ChopraRaj Chopra
Ravi ChopraRenu ChopraRani MukerjiAditya ChopraUday Chopra
Kapil ChopraAbhay Chopra
Film personalities of Chopra family
Name Born Died Career Relation
Baldev Raj Chopra 22 April 1914 5 November 2008
Dharam Raj Chopra 1924 2012 Cinematographer Brother of Baldev Raj Chopra
Raj Chopra 1927 Film Distributor Brother of Baldev Raj Chopra
Yash Chopra 27 September 1932 21 October 2012 Director, writer, producer Brother of Baldev Raj Chopra
Pamela Chopra Playback singer, producer, writer Wife of Yash Chopra, sister of actor Simi Garewal's mother Darshi Garewal
Bhram Swaroop Bhalla Married to Vimla Chopra, sister of Baldev Raj, Dharam, Raj & Yash Chopra
Kuldeep Raj Chopra Banker Brother of Baldev Raj, Yash and Raj Chopra
Ravi Chopra 27 September 1946 12 November 2014 Director of most-viewed Indian television series Mahabharat (1988)Mahabharat Son of B. R. Chopra
Rahul Chopra 23 December 1964 Film Distribution & Managing IATA Travel Company (Magnum Tours & Travels (P) Ltd Son of Raj Chopra & Nephew of BR Chopra, Yash Chopra, Dharam Chopra, K R Chopra
Aditya Chopra 21 May 1971 Writer, producer, director Son of Pamela Chopra and Yash Chopra, brother of actor Uday Chopra, married to Rani Mukerji of #Mukherjee–Samarth family
Uday Chopra 5 January 1973 Actor, producer Son of Pamela Chopra and Yash Chopra, brother of director Aditya Chopra, brother-in-law to Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji 21 March 1978 Actress Wife of Aditya Chopra
Adira Chopra 9 December 2015 Daughter of Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukherji
Kapil Chopra 1983 Son of Ravi Chopra
Abhay Chopra Son of Ravi Chopra

Chopra family of Prem ChopraEdit


Deol familyEdit

The Deol family's legacy began with Dharmendra. He has six children: his two sons (Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol) went on to pursue film careers, and own Vijayta Films, while their direct sisters Vijeta Deol and Ajeeta Deol did not pursue a career in the film industry. Esha Deol and Ahana Deol are the two youngest daughters of Dharmendra and Hema Malini. Esha has pursued a film career, whilst Dharmendra's nephew Abhay Deol has been in the industry since 2005, giving notable performances.

  • Dharmendra (actor)
  • Parkash Kaur (wife of Dharmendra)
    • Sunny Deol (actor – son of Dharmendra and Parkash Kaur)
    • Lynda Deol (aka Pooja Deol) (wife of Sunny Deol)
      • Karan Deol (actor – son of Sunny Deol & Lynda Deol)
    • Bobby Deol (actor – son of Dharmendra and Parkash Kaur)
    • Tanya Deol (wife of Bobby Deol)
    • Abhay Deol (actor – nephew of Dharmendra)
  • Hema Malini (actress, producer, dancer – second wife of Dharmendra)
    • Esha Deol (actress – daughter of Dharmendra and Hema)
    • Ahana Deol (classic dancer, daughter of Dharmendra and Hema)
    • Madhoo (actress – niece of Hema)

Devgan familyEdit

Deshmukh familyEdit

  • Dagadojirao Deshmukh + Sushila Deshmukh
    • Vilasrao Deshmukh (Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra) + Vaishali Deshmukh
      • Amit Deshmukh (politician – elder son of Vilasrao Deshmukh) + Aditi Deshmukh (actress, model and host – wife of Amit Deshmukh)
      • Riteish Deshmukh (architect, actor, producer and singer – son of Vilasrao Deshmukh) + Genelia Deshmukh (actress, model and host – wife of Riteish Deshmukh)
      • Dheeraj Deshmukh (politician – younger son of Vilasrao Deshmukh) + Deepshikha Deshmukh (Director, Producer– wife of Dheeraj Deshmukh)

Dhawan familyEdit

    • Anil Dhawan (actor – brother of David Dhawan, father of Siddharth and uncle of Varun Dhawan and Rohit Dhawan)
      • Siddharth Dhawan – (television actor – son of Anil Dhawan, cousin of Rohit and Varun Dhawan)
    • David Dhawan (director, producer-brother of Anil Dhawan and Father of Rohit and Varun Dhawan)
      • Rohit Dhawan (director – son of David Dhawan, brother of Varun Dhawan, nephew of Anil Dhawan and cousin of Siddharth Dhawan)
      • Varun Dhawan (actor – son of David Dhawan, brother of Rohit Dhawan, nephew of Anil Dhawan and cousin of Siddharth Dhawan)

Dutt family (of Guru Dutt)Edit

Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone (9 July 1925 – 10 October 1964), popularly known as Guru Dutt (Konkani:गुरु दत्त), was an Indian film director, producer and actor. He made quintessential 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa (Thirsty), Kaagaz Ke Phool (Paper Flowers), Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (The King, the Queen and the Jack), and Chaudhvin Ka Chand (The Fourteenth Day Moon in the Muslim calendar but actually means full moon, a metaphor for beauty). In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool are now included among the greatest films of all time, both by Time magazine's All-Time 100 best movies and by the Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll, where Dutt himself is included among the greatest film directors of all time. In 2010, he was included among CNN's "top 25 Asian actors of all time".

  • Guru Dutt (actor)
  • Geeta Dutt (singer – wife of Guru Dutt)
  • Shyam Benegal (director – his paternal grandmother and Dutt's maternal grandmother were sisters)
  • Lalita Lajmi (Painter and sister of Guru Dutt)
    • Kalpana Lajmi (director – niece of Guru Dutt)
      • Amrita Rao (actress – her grandfather and Guru Dutt were second cousins)
      • Preetika Rao (actress – sister of Amrita Rao, her grandfather and Guru Dutt were second cousins)

Note: Composer Kanu Roy was not the brother of Geeta Dutt[15]

Dutt family (of Sunil Dutt)Edit

Jaddanbai, the start of the family, began as a singer and eventually became a filmmaker. Her husband was Abdul Rashid. Their daughter Nargis began her film career at age six when cast by her mother in one of her films. Nargis went on to become a major star in the 1940s and 1950s. Sunil Dutt also acted in the industry in the 1950s. Nargis went into semi-retirement after their marriage in 1958, and full retirement in 1967, but Sunil continued to act until the early 1990s. Their son Sanjay has pursued a successful film career since 1981 and continues to act today. Nargis died from cancer in the year her son made his debut and Sunil Dutt died in May 2005.

The Dutt family is also known for its political involvement. Sunil was elected five times to the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Parliament of India) and, at his death, was a cabinet minister under Manmohan Singh. Nargis was a nominated member of the Parliament's upper house, Rajya Sabha, and died in office in 1981. After Sunil's death, their daughter Priya Dutt ran for, and was elected to, Sunil's vacant seat in the Lok Sabha.

Nargis-Sunil Dutt's granddaughter and Sanjay Dutt's niece Sanchi Kumar (daughter of Kumar Gaurav and Namrata Dutt) is married to legendary Indian film director Kamal Amrohi's grandson Bilal Amrohi.

Sunil Dutt (left) with Sanjay Dutt

Dutta familyEdit

  • O. P. Dutta (filmmaker and writer)
    • J. P. Dutta (producer and director, son of O. P. Dutta)
    • Bindiya Goswami (actress and costume designer, wife of J. P. Dutta)
      • Nidhi Dutta (actress, daughter of J. P. Dutta and Bindiya Goswami).

Dheer FamilyEdit


Ganguly familyEdit

Ashok, Kishore, and Anoop Kumar have all acted in the film industry. Their family is related to the Mukherjee family through the marriage of Sashadhar Mukherjee to their only sister Sati Devi.

The family is related to the Ray-Ganguly-Bose family through the first wife of Kishore Kumar, Ruma Guha Thakurta, who is a niece of Bijoya Ray.

Gautam familyEdit

Ghatak familyEdit

  • Suresh Chandra Ghatak (district magistrate, a poet and playwright; 9 children)
    • Manish Ghatak (eldest son of Suresh Chandra Ghatak, Bengali poet and novelist)
      • Mahasweta Devi (daughter of Manish Ghatak & Dharitri Devi, niece of Ritwik Ghatak; Indian social activist and writer)
      • Bijon Bhattacharya (married to Mahasweta Devi, prominent Indian theatre and film personality from Bengal)
    • Sudhish Ghatak (second son of Suresh Chandra Ghatak, independent cinematographer in British India covering news of the time
    • Ashish Ghatak (third son of Suresh Chandra Ghatak, grandfather of Parambrata Chattopadhyay)
      • Parambrata Chatterjee (son of Satinath and Sunetra Ghatak Chattopadhyay – actor, director and film maker)
    • Lokesh Ghatak (fourth son of Suresh Chandra Ghatak, a writer and activist, was the first editor of the naval magazine Oceanite)
    • Ritwik Ghatak (filmmaker, script writer and actor)

Gokhale familyEdit

Gokhale family (Mohan Gokhale)Edit

  **Survat Joshi ( Actor & 
    Husband of Sakhi Gokhale)

Goswami familyEdit

Manoj Kumar was born as Harikishan Goswami in 1937 in Abbottabad. He started his film career in 1957. But it was films like Pathar ke Sanam and Woh Kaun Thi which gave him his fame. His career took off on a different path when he launched his production house Vishal International, making classics like Upkar, Purab aur Paschim, Roti Kapda aur Makan and Kranti which earned him the title of "Bharat Kumar". Though he is a Bollywood legend, his sons were unsuccessful in Bollywood.

  • Manoj Kumar (actor, producer and director)
    • Kunal Goswami (actor, son of Manoj Kumar)
    • Vishal Goswami (singer, son of Manoj Kumar)
  • Rajiv Goswami (brother of Manoj Kumar)

Ahuja Family (Govinda's Family)Edit

  • Arun Kumar Ahuja (father of Govinda)
  • Nirmala Devi (mother of Govinda)
    • Govinda (son of Arun and Nirmala)
      • Tina Ahuja (daughter of Govinda)
      • Krushna Abhishek (comedian, actor, nephew of Govinda)
      • Kashmira Shah (actress and wife of Krushna)
      • Aarti Singh (actress, sister of Krishna Abhishek and niece of Govinda)
      • Ragini Khanna (actress, sister of Amit and niece of Govinda)
      • Soumya Seth (actress, cousin of Krishna, Ragini, Amit and Aarti)
      • Vinay Anand (nephew of Govinda)
      • Aryan (actor and nephew of Govinda)
      • Arjun Singh (actor and nephew of Govinda)
      • Amit Khanna (actor, brother of Ragini Khanna and nephew of Govinda)
      • Rahul Sharma (actor, nephew of Govinda)
      • Janmendra Kumar Ahuja (director and son of Kirti Kumar Ahuja (nephew of Govinda))
    • Kirti Kumar Ahuja (director, son of Arun and Nirmala and brother of Govinda)

Gulzar familyEdit


Haasan–Ratnam familyEdit

Originated in Tamil Nadu, Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam are two of the biggest names in the industry.

Mani with his wife Suhasini in 2010.
Kamal Haasan with daughters Shruti (left) and Akshara (right).


Jain brothersEdit

Owners of one of the oldest and most popular production houses of Bollywood, Venus Worldwide Entertainment, the J clan includes the Jain brothers

Jariwala familyEdit

  • Sanjeev Kumar, (Hindi film actor)
  • Kishore Jariwala, (Hindi and Gujrati film actor and brother of Sanjeev Kumar)
  • Leela Jariwala, (Gujarati film _____)
      • Khushali Jariwala (actress and daughter of Darshan and Apara)

Jaffrey familyEdit

  • Jagdeep ( Actor,Comedian)
  • Javed Jaffrey ( Actor,Comedian and Host ) [ Son Of Jagdeep ]
  • Naved Jaffrey ( Actor and Host ) [Son of Jagdeep]
  • Meezaan Jaffrey ( Actor) [ Son of Javed Jaffrey]


Kapoor family (of Jeetendra)Edit

Kapoor family (of Prithviraj Kapoor)Edit

The oldest family in the industry, the Kapoor family, has been in the industry since 1926, starting with Dewan Bisheswar Kapoor and his son Prithviraj Kapoor. His descendants have carried on with the family tradition of acting, although others have tried with less success. Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, and Ranbir Kapoor are the success stories from the Raj Kapoor clan. Others who tried their hand with less success include Rajiv Kapoor (Raj's son), and Karan Kapoor and Kunal Kapoor (Shashi's sons). Shashi Kapoor's daughter, Sanjana Kapoor, with brother Kunal, has been successfully running Prithvi Theatre, founded in 1944 by Prithviraj Kapoor.

Raj Kapoor married Krishna, sister of actor Prem Nath from Malhotra family. Prem's other sister Uma married actor Prem Chopra, and their daughters Rakita, Punita, and Prerna married film publicity designer Rahul Nanda, actor Vikas Bhalla, and actor Sharman Joshi respectively. Raj's grandson and Ritu Nanda's son, industrialist Nikhil Nanda, married Shweta Bachchan (now Shweta Nanda), daughter of Amitabh Bachchan from the Bachchan family. Raj Kapoor's maternal cousin, actor Jugal Kishore Mehra, married actor/singer Anwari Begum (her second marriage), the lead actor of the first Punjabi film Heer Ranjha. Anwari Begum was previously married to Rafiq Ghaznavi and they had a daughter, actor Nasreen Agha, and granddaughter, actor/singer Salma Agha of Agha family. Jugal Kishore Mehra formally adopted Nasreen as his daughter.

Film personalities of Kapoor family (of Prithviraj Kapoor)
1st generation 2nd generation 3rd generation 4th generation Career Born Died Relation
Prithviraj Kapoor Actor 1906 1972 Son of Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor, father of Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1924 1988 Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and married to Krishna Kapoor
Randhir Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1947 Son of Raj Kapoor and married to Babita
Babita Actress 1948 Married to Randhir Kapoor, daughter of character artist Hari Shivdasani
Karisma Kapoor Actress 1974 Daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita
Kareena Kapoor Actress 1980 Daughter of Randhir Kapoor and Babita
Saif Ali Khan Actor 1970 Married to Kareena Kapoor, from Pataudi family
Rishi Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1952 2020 Son of Raj Kapoor and married to Neetu Singh
Neetu Singh Actress 1958 Married to Rishi Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor and

Riddhima Kapoor


Fashion designer and entrepreneur



Children of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh
Rajiv Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1962 Son of Raj Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1931 2011 Son of Prithviraj Kapoor
Geeta Bali Actress 1930 1965 1st wife of Shammi Kapoor
Neila Devi 2nd wife of Shammi Kapoor
Aditya Raj Kapoor Actor, producer 1956 Son of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali
Kanchan Desai Actress, Producer 1961 Daughter of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali
Shashi Kapoor Actor, producer, director 1938 2017 Son of Prithviraj Kapoor
Jennifer Kendal Actor 1934 1984 Wife of Shashi Kapoor
Kunal Kapoor Actor, Ad-Film Director 1960 Son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Karan Kapoor Actor, model, photographer 1962 Son of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Sanjana Kapoor Actress 1967 Daughter of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal
Aditya Bhattacharya Director, Screenwriter 1965 1st husband of Sanjana Kapoor
Valmik Thapar Writer, producer 1952 2nd husband of Sanjana Kapoor


Kapoor family (of Surinder Kapoor)Edit

Surinder Kapoor was the one who introduced his family to the world of Bollywood. Surinder Kapoor started his career as Geeta Bali's secretary and went on to become a producer. He also happens to be a cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor. He served as president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India for six years. He married Nirmal Devi and has four children – Boney, Anil, Reena and Sanjay Kapoor.

Surinder KapoorNirmal Kapoor
Mona Shourie Kapoor

(m. 1983-div.1996)

Boney Kapoor


(m. 1996-d.2018)

Anil Kapoor
Sunita Kapoor

(m. 1984-; nee Bhavnani)

Sanjay Kapoor
Maheep Sandhu

(m. 1997-)
Reena Kapoor-MarwahSandeep Marwah
Anshula Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor
Khushi Kapoor
Janhvi Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor
Anand Ahuja

(m. 2018-)

Rhea Kapoor

Harshvardhan Kapoor

Mohit Marwah
Antara Motiwala

(m. 2018-)

Kapoor family (of Shakti Kapoor)Edit

Kapur–Pathak–Shah familyEdit

  • Shanta Gandhi (1917–2002) – theatre director, dancer (sister of Dina Pathak)
  • Tarla Gandhi (b. ??) – stage performer (sister of Dina Pathak)
  • Dina Pathak (née Gandhi) (1922–2002) – director, theatre and film actor, activist (mother of Ratna Pathak and Supriya Pathak)
    • Ratna Pathak (born 1963) – television and film actress
    • Naseeruddin Shah (b. 1949) – film and theater actor, director (former spouse of Parveen "Manara Sikri" Murad, married to Ratna Pathak)
    • Surekha Sikri (b.1945)- film, theatre and television actress (ex-sister in law of Naseerudin Shah)
      • Heeba Shah (b. 1970) – film and theatre actress (daughter of Naseeruddin Shah and Parveen Murad)
      • Imaad Shah (b. ??) – singer, songwriter, film actor (son of Naseruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak)
      • Saba Azad (b. ??) – theatre, film actress, musician (girlfriend of Imaad Shah, niece of Safdar Hashmi)
      • Vivaan Shah (b. 1990) – film actor (son of Naseruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak)
      • Salim Shah (b. 1964) – film and TV actor (nephew of Naseruddin Shah)
      • Mohommed Ali Shah (b. 1979) – theatre and film actor (nephew of Naseruddin Shah, son of Zameer Uddin Shah)
    • Supriya Pathak (b. 1961) – theatre and film actress
    • Pankaj Kapur (b. 1954) – theatre, television and film actor (former spouse of Neelima Azeem, married to Supriya Pathak)
    • Neelima Azeem (b. 1959) – television and film actress
    • Rajesh Khattar (b. 1966) – actor, voice actor, story/screen play writer (former spouse of Neelima Azeem)
    • Vandana Sajnani (b. ??) – actress (wife of Rajesh Khattar)
      • Shahid Kapoor (b. 1981) – film actor (son of Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem)
      • Ishaan Khatter (b. 1995) – film actor (son of Rajesh Khattar and Neelima Azeem)
      • Sanah Kapur (b. 1992) – film actress (daughter of Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak)
      • Ruhaan Kapur (b. ??) – aspiring actor (son of Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak)

Khan family (of Salim Khan)Edit

Story and script writer Salim Khan has written and produced some of the most successful Bollywood films. He formed a pair with Javed Akhtar and began writing as Salim–Javed. The duo have written many commercially and critically successful movies all through the 1970s and 1980s like Yaadon Ki Baraat (Nasir Hussain), Deewaar (Yash Chopra), Dostana (Yash Johar), Sholay (Ramesh Sippy), Mr. India (Shekhar Kapoor) and Don – The Chase Begins Again (Farhan Akhtar). His eldest son, Salman, made his film debut at the age of 22 with Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988) and went on to become one of the most successful superstars of Indian cinema. His second son, Arbaaz Khan, is a successful actor and filmmaker whose films include Dabangg and Dabangg 2. His third son, Sohail Khan, is an actor and film maker. His elder daughter Alvira is married to the actor Atul Agnihotri. It is only his second daughter Arpita who has kept away from the field of films.

Salim Khan met and married Sushila Charak, a Hindu woman from a Marathi family. She took the name 'Salma Khan' and they have four children (three sons and a daughter). In later life, Salim Khan married Helen, and took her as his second wife while still married to Sushila/Salma. This arrangement was accepted to by both ladies, and by all four of his children by his first wife. The family then adopted a girl, Arpita Khan, who was formally adopted by Helen and raised amid the entire family in their family home in Galaxy Apartments, Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai. Eventually, the two daughters (Alvira and Arpita) married and left to raise their own families, while two of the three sons (Arbaaz and Sohail) married. They live together, as per the Joint family traditions.

Khan family (of Shah Rukh Khan)Edit

  • Meer Taj Mohammed Khan + Lateef Fatima Khan
    • Shah Rukh Khan (son of Lateef and Taj Mohammed Khan) + Gauri Khan (daughter of Savita and Ramesh Chibber)
      • Aryan Khan (son of Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan)
      • Suhana Khan (daughter of Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan)
      • AbRam Khan (son of Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan)

Khan-Banu family (of Yusuf Khan aka Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu)Edit

Dilip Kumar was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan in 1922, and became one of India's most acclaimed actors. His wife Saira Banu is also a successful actress in Bollywood. His brother Nasir Khan, brother-in-law K. Asif and nephew Ayub Khan are among those who followed him into films, and his wife Saira Banu is also related to several film personalities.

Dilip Kumar's relativesEdit

Saira Banu's relativesEdit

  • Naseem Banu (actress), mother of Saira Banu and grandmother of actress Shaheen Bano.[citation needed]
    • Saira Banu (actress) – wife of Dilip Kumar
    • Sultan Ahmed — brother of Saira Banu, father of Shaheen Banu
      • Shaheen Banu (actress, niece to Saira Banu, granddaughter of Naseem Bhanu)[citation needed]
      • Sumeet Saigal (ex-husband of Shaheen Banu)
        • Sayesha Saigal (actress, daughter of Sumeet Saigal and Shaheen Banu Saigal)
        • Arya (actor, producer, husband of Sayyeshaa)

Khan–Hussain familyEdit

The Khan–Hussain family starts with Nasir Hussain, who is the eldest man in the family. He is a veteran film writer, producer and director and made his writing debut with the 1953 super hit, Anarkali for Filmistan studios, where he joined as a freelancer. Nasir later went on to start his own production house named Nasir Hussain Films and made evergreen cult films like Teesri Manzil and Yaadon Ki Baraat. Nasir Hussain's younger brother, Tahir Hussain, is also a filmmaker and has been a producer for a number of films. Nasir Hussain has two children; an elder son Mansoor Khan, and a younger adopted daughter, Nuzhat Khan. Nuzhat Khan married a convert to Islam, Anil Pal, an engineer, and had one child, Imran Khan. Tahir Hussain and his wife Zeenat Hussain have four children; Farhat Khan, Aamir Khan, Faisal Khan, and Nikhat Khan. Nasir Hussain launched both Mansoor Khan and Aamir Khan with the 1988 blockbuster Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, which was produced by Nassir Hussain Films and co-written by the two brothers in their younger days. Aamir Khan's younger brother Faisal Khan is also an actor. Mansoor Khan and Aamir Khan later launched their nephew, Imran Khan, with Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na in 2008. The film was made under the Aamir Khan Productions banner and was a huge hit.

  • Tahir Hussain (producer, director and screenwriter – father of Aamir Khan)
  • Nasir Hussain (producer, director and screenwriter – uncle of Aamir Khan and grandfather to Imran Khan)
    • Mansoor Khan (producer, director and screenwriter – cousin to Aamir Khan and uncle of Imran Khan)
    • Tariq Khan (actor – cousin to Aamir Khan and uncle of Imran Khan)
    • Raj Zutshi (actor – step-father of Imran Khan and ex-brother-in-law of Aamir Khan)
    • Imran Khan (actor – nephew to Aamir Khan)

Khan family (of Zakaria Khan)Edit

The family line starts with actor Zakaria Khan, known by his screen name as Jayant. His sons are actors Amjad Khan, (popular for his role of Gabbar Singh in the film Sholay) and Imtiaz Khan (worked in few films like Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Dharmatma, Dayavan).

  • Jayant (Zakaria Khan)
    • Amjad Khan, son of Zakaria Khan. He married Shehla Khan.
      • Shadaab Khan, son of Amjad Khan and Shehla Khan
      • Ahlam Khan, daughter of Amjad Khan and Shehla Khan
      • Seemaab Khan, son of Amjad Khan and Shehla Khan
      • Zafar Karachiwala, husband of Ahlam Khan
    • Imtiaz Khan, son of Zakaria Khan.[16]
    • Krutika Desai Khan, wife of Imtiaz Khan
      • Ayesha Khan, daughter of Imtiaz and Krutika

Khanna-Kapadia-Bhatia familyEdit

Khanna family starts with Rajesh Khanna (born Jatin Khanna;[17]) he was a Bollywood actor, film producer and politician. He is referred to as the "first superstar"[18] and the "original superstar" of Indian cinema.[19] He starred in 15 consecutive solo hit films in the period 1969 to 1971, still an unbroken record.[20][21]

Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia's daughters Twinkle Khanna, and Rinkle Khanna have also acted in the industry. Twinkle Khanna left the industry after her marriage to actor Akshay Kumar.

  • Rajesh Khanna + Dimple Kapadia (actress – wife of Rajesh Khanna)
    • Twinkle Khanna (actress – eldest daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia) + Akshay Kumar (actor and producer – son-in-law of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia)
      • Aarav Kumar Bhatia
      • Nitara Kumar Bhatia
    • Rinkle Khanna (actress – younger daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia) + Sameer Saran
      • 1 daughter
  • Simple Kapadia (costume designer and actress – sister of Dimple Kapadia)

Khanna family (of Vinod Khanna)Edit

Vinod Khanna was a popular and successful actor in the film industry in the 1970s and 1980s. His sons Akshaye and Rahul both pursued a film career though Rahul has not been as successful.

Khote familyEdit

Durga Khote was a Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient known for her performances in Mughal-e-Azam, Bobby, Bidaai etc.

  • Durga Khote
    • Vijaya Mehta (actress and daughter-in-law of Durga Khote)
      • Anjali Khote (TV producer and granddaughter of Durga Khote)
      • Deven Khote (grandson of Durga Khote and TV Producer)
      • Anahita Uberoi (actress and daughter of Vijaya Mehta from her second marriage)
  • Nandu Khote (stage actor and brother-in-law of Durga Khote)

Kher familyEdit

The Kher family includes the actors Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher. Their son is actor Sikander Kher. Anupam has starred in the international hit Bend It Like Beckham. He recently won the best actor award given by the Karachi International Film Festival for Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005). Kirron Kher won the Bronze Leopard Award given by the Locarno International Film Festival for Khamosh Pani: Silent Waters (2003).

Kumar Dua familyEdit

Gulshan Kumar Dua was the founder of the T-Series (Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.), the best known as music label in India, and an Indian Bollywood movie producer.


Lulla FamilyEdit

Mr. Arjun Lulla was the founder of Eros International, best known for film distribution and production in India.


Mumtazullah Khan familyEdit

Malhotra familyEdit

Malik familyEdit

  • Sardar Malik was a music director in the 1900s.
  • Kausar Jahan - wife of Sardar Malik, Sister of Hasrat Jaipuri
    • Anu Malik (music composer – son of Sardaar Malik)
      • Anmol Malik (singer and songwriter – elder daughter of Anu Malik)
    • Daboo Malik (music director – second son of Sardaar Malik)
    • Abu Malik (younger son of Sardaar Malik)
      • Aadar Malik (stand-up comedian with SNG – nephew of Anu Malik)
  • Hasrat Jaipuri (lyricist – brother-in-law of Sardaar Malik)

Mukesh-Mathur familyEdit

  • Mukesh Chand Mathur (singer) + Sarla Trivedi Raichand
    • Rita Mukesh (daughter of Mukesh)
    • Nitin Mukesh (singer – son of Mukesh)
      • Neil Nitin Mukesh (actor – son of Nitin Mukesh and grandson of Mukesh) + Rukmini Sahay
        • Nurvi Neil Mukesh (daughter of Neil and great-granddaughter of Mukesh)
    • Nalini Mukesh (daughter of Mukesh)
    • Mohnish Mukesh (son of Mukesh)
    • Namrata (Amrita) Mukesh (daughter of Mukesh)

Mammootty familyEdit

Mangeshkar-Hardikar-Abhisheki extended familyEdit

  • Ganesh Bhatt Navathe Hardikar (Abhisheki) + Yesubai Rane
    • Deenanath Mangeshkar ( Hardikar) (musician and theatre actor - son of Yesubai and Ganesh Bhatt Navathe Hardikar (Abhisheki))
    • Balwantrao Abhisheki (vocalist - son of Ganesh Bhatt Navathe Hardikar (Abhisheki), Deenanath Mangeshkar's half-brother and student)
    • Krishnarao Kolhapure (musician - son-in-law of Ganesh Bhatt Navathe Hardikar (Abhisheki), husband of Deenanath Mangeshkar's half-sister and Balwantrao Abisheki's sister)
      • Pandharinath Kolhapure - musician – son of Krishnarao Kolhapure. His mother was half-sister of Deenanath Mangeshkar.
        • Padmini Kolhapure (actress – middle daughter of Pandharinath Kolhapure)
        • Tejaswini Kolhapure (actress – youngest daughter of Pandharinath Kolhapure)
        • Shivangi Kapoor (oldest daughter of Pandharinath Kolhapure) + Shakti Kapoor (actor – husband of Shivangi, elder sister of Padmini and Tejaswini)
          • Siddhanth Kapoor (actor – son of Shakti and Shivangi Kapoor)
          • Shraddha Kapoor (actress, singer, designer, lyricist – daughter of Shakti and Shivangi Kapoor)

Mohanlal familyEdit

Mukherjee familyEdit

  • Jahar Mukherjee (lyricist)
    • Manas Mukherjee (music director – son of Jahar Mukherjee)
      • Shaan (singer and TV presenter – son of Manas Mukherjee)
      • Sagarika (singer – daughter of Manas Mukherjee)

Mukherjee–Samarth familyEdit

Kajol, Tanuja and Tanisha Mukherjee at Esha Deol's (of Deol family) wedding reception

The Mukherjee-Samarth family has been active in the film industry since the 1940s when Rattan Bai, mother of actor Shobhana Samarth, acted in various films. The current members of the Mukherjee-Samarth family who working are in the industry are actor Tanuja, actress Kajol (married to actor Ajay Devgan), actress Rani Mukerji (married to producer-director Aditya Chopra), actress Tanisha, and actor Mohnish Behl. Their family married into the Ganguly brothers. The Mukherjees and Samarths came together by marriage between producer Sashadhar Mukherjee and Sati Devi's son Shomu Mukherjee and Shobhana Samarth and director Kumarsen Samarth's daughter Tanuja. Shomu Mukherjee's cousin married the sister of actor Debashree Roy.

Film personalities of Mukherjee-Samarth family
1st generation 2nd generation 3rd generation 4th generation Career Born Died Relation
Rattan Bai Mother of Shobhana Samarth
Shobhana Samarth Actor 1916 2000 Daughter of Rattan Bai, mother of Nutan and Tanuja
Kumarsen Samarth Director Former husband of Sobhana Samarth
Nutan Actor 1936 1991 Daughter of Shobhana and Kumarsen Samarth, sister of Tanuja
Mohnish Behl Actor 1961 Son of Nutan and Rajnish Behl
Tanuja Actor 1943 Daughter of Shobhana Samarth and Kumarsen Samarth, married to Shomu Mukherjee
Nalini Jaywant Actor 1926 2010 First cousin of Shobhana Samarth
Sashadhar Mukherjee Producer 1909 1990 Father of Deb, Joy and Shomu Mukherjee; husband of Sati Devi from Ganguly family
Joy Mukherjee Actor 1939 2012 Son of Sashadhar Mukherjee
Deb Mukherjee Actor 1941 Son of Sashadhar Mukherjee
Ayan Mukerji Director 1983 Son of Deb Mukherjee
Shomu Mukherjee Director, writer, producer 1943 2008 Son of Sashadhar Mukherjee, husband of Tanuja
Kajol Actor 1974 Daughter of Tanuja and Shomu Mukherjee, married to Ajay Devgan from Devgan family
Tanisha Actor 1978 Daughter of Tanuja and Shomu Mukherjee
Subodh Mukherjee Director, producer 1921 2005 Brother of Sashadhar Mukherjee
Shyam Mukherjee Film editor Son of Sashadhar's brother Ravidramohan Mukherjee
Ram Mukherjee Writer, director, producer 1933 2017 Son of Ravidramohan Mukherjee, married to singer Krishna Roy
Rani Mukerji Actor 1970 Daughter of Ram Mukherjee and Krishna Roy, married to producer, director Aditya Chopra
Raja Mukherjee Director Son of Ram Mukherjee and Krishna Roy
Debashree Roy Actor 1964 Sister of Krishna Roy, formerly married to actor Prosenjit Chatterjee
Rono Mukerji Actor Father of Sharbani and Samrat Mukherji
Sharbani Mukherji Actor Daughter of Shomu and Dev's brother Rono Mukherji
Samrat Mukherjee Actor Son of Shomu and Dev's brother Rono Mukherjee

Murad–Rai familyEdit


Nandamuri familyEdit

Narayan Jha familyEdit


Oberoi familyEdit


Pal familyEdit

  • Bipin Chandra Pal (Indian nationalist)
    • Niranjan Pal (playwright, screenwriter and director – son of Bipin Chandra Pal) Bipin Chandra Pal is associated with the trio Lal, Bal and Pal.
      • Colin Pal (actor, technician, journalist and publicist – son of Niranjan Pal)

Pandit familyEdit

  • Pandit Maniram (Guru and elder brother of Pandit Jasraj)
  • Pandit Jasraj (Indian classical vocalist)
  • Pandit Pratap Narayan (younger brother of Pandit Maniram and Indian classical vocalist)
    • Jatin Pandit (composer – son of Pandit Pratap Narayan)
    • Lalit Pandit (composer – son of Pandit Pratap Narayan)
    • Sulakshana Pandit (playback singer and actress – daughter of Pandit Pratap Narayan)
    • Vijayta Pandit (actress and playback singer – daughter of Pandit Pratap Narayan)
    • Vishwaraj Pandit - Tabla Player and Brother of Vijayata and Sulakshana Pandit
      • Shweta Pandit (singer – daughter of Sulakshana and Vijayta Pandit's brother tabla player Vishwaraj Pandit)
      • Shrraddha Pandit (singer – daughter of Vishwaraj Pandit)
      • Yash Pandit (actor – son of Vishwaraj Pandit)
    • Hemlata (singer – cousin of Sulakshana Pandit)
    • Jagdish Prasad (Indian classical vocalist – cousin of Sulakshana Pandit)

Pataudi familyEdit

Actress Sharmila Tagore married Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a cricket player in the 1960s and 70s and the 9th and last Nawab of Pataudi. Two of their children, Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan, and a granddaughter, Sara Ali Khan, are actors. Both Saif and Soha have also married actors.

Patel familyEdit

    • Ameesha Patel (actress – daughter of Asha Patel and Amit Patel).
    • Ashmit Patel (actor and reality show star – son of Asha Patel and Amit Patel)

Puri familyEdit

Madan Puri was probably the best known villain in the film industry in the 1950s and late 1960s. His brothers Chaman Puri and Amrish Puri were also very successful actors of their time.

  • Chaman Puri (elder brother of Madan Puri and Amrish Puri)
  • Madan Puri (second brother of Chaman Puri and Amrish Puri)
  • Amrish Puri (youngest brother of Chaman Puri and Madan Puri)
  • K.L. Saigal (legendary singer and first cousin of Madan and Amrish Puri)
  • Vardhan Puri (Actor and Grandson Of Amrish Puri)



Rajinikanth familyEdit

Rajkumar familyEdit

Ramsay familyEdit

The Ramsays were seven brothers who had achieved cult status for producing low-budget horror films through the 1970s and 1980s, going into the early 1990s. They were the sons of Fatehchand Uttamchand (FU) Ramsay, who had shifted to Mumbai (then Bombay) from Karachi after Partition with his wife and children. In Karachi, the Ramsays (originally Ramsinghani) ran a radio store, and set up the same business in Mumbai before shifting to movies. FU Ramsay tried his hand first, but was a failure. But the brothers hit upon the idea of making horror films, starting with Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche in 1972. They chose low-cost options, with family members handling most of the key bits of the film-making process. They chose actors who didn't cost too much and shot at actual locations instead of spending on sets. Some of their best known films are Darwaza, Dahshat, Purana Mandir and Veerana. Though they stopped making films together afterwards, most of them continued to be a part of the movies, especially Keshu Ramsay, who produced a number of successful films with Akshay Kumar and made the brilliant Khakee in 2004. The brothers – apart from Keshu – did, however, come together to produce the extremely successful Zee Horror Show, which later became Anhonee, for television.

  • F. U. Ramsay (filmmaker)
  • Kumar Ramsay (scriptwriter and producer, son of F. U. Ramsay)
  • Tulsi Ramsay (producer and director, son of F. U. Ramsay)
    • Deepak Ramsay (producer and director, son of Tulsi Ramsay)
  • Gangu Ramsay (cinematographer and producer, son of F. U. Ramsay)
  • Arjun Ramsay (producer and editor, son of F. U. Ramsay)
  • Keshu Ramsay (cinematographer and producer, son of F. U. Ramsay)
    • Aryeman (Mayur) Ramsay (actor, producer and director, son of Keshu Ramsay)
  • Shyam Ramsay (director and producer, son of F. U. Ramsay)
    • Saasha Ramsay (director, daughter of Shyam Ramsay)
    • Namrata Ramsay (actor, daughter of Shyam Ramsay)
  • Kiran Ramsay (sound recordist and producer, son of F. U. Ramsay)

The Ramsays also have two sisters. Some of their children are also involved in the movies. Tulsi's son Deepak Ramsay is a producer and director. Shyam's two daughters – Saasha and Namrata – direct and act in films respectively, while many of the other children have also been involved in films in various capacities. Keshu's son Aryeman (Mayur) is also a full-fledged movie producer/director. He started out as an actor, but after a series of failures, turned to making films.

Randhawa familyEdit

Dara Singh
  • Dara Singh (Legendary Wrestler and Actor)
    • Parduman Randhawa (actor, eldest son of Dara Singh)
    • Vindu Dara Singh (actor, median son of Dara Singh)
    • Farah Naaz (actress, ex-wife of Vindu Dara Singh)
  • Randhawa (wrestler and actor, brother of Dara Singh)
  • Malika (wife of Randhawa)
  • Mumtaz (actress, sister of Malika related to Roshan Khan family)
    • Natasha Madhwani Khan (Daughter of Mumtaz, married to Fardeen Khan)

Roy Kapur—Balan familyEdit

Ray–Ganguly–Bose familyEdit

  • Dwarkanath Ganguly (Social reformer, father-in-law of Upendrakishore Ray)
  • Kadambini Ganguly (one of the two first female graduates & one of the two first female physicians in India, second wife of Dwarkanath Ganguly)
    • Upendrakishore Ray (writer, painter, violinist, composer, technologist and entrepreneur)
    • Hemendra Mohan Bose (entrepreneur, brother-in-law of Upendrakishore Ray)
      • Sukumar Ray (poet, story writer and playwright – son of Upendrakishore Ray)
      • Shukhalata Rao(Author-daughter of Upendrakishore Ray)
      • Leela Majumdar (Author-daughter of Surama Devi and Pramada Ranjan Ray, the younger brother of Upendrakishore Ray)
      • Nitin Bose (film director, son of Hemendra Bose)
      • Kartick Bose, Ganesh Bose, Bapi Bose (Bengal cricketers, brothers of Nitin Bose)
      • Malati Ghoshal (singer, daughter of Hemendra Bose)
        • Satyajit Ray (film director, producer, screenwriter, writer, music director and lyricist – son of Sukumar Ray)
        • Bijoya Ray (actor and playback singer – wife of Satyajit Ray)
          • Sandip Ray (director – son of Satyajit Ray and Bijoya Ray)

The family is related to Ganguly family through the marriage of Ruma Guha Thakurta, niece of Bijoya Ray to Kishore Kumar.

Raut familyEdit

Reshammiya familyEdit

  • Vipin Reshammiya (Music Director, Composer)
  • Madhu Reshammiya (House wife, wife of Vipin Reshammiya)
  • Himesh Reshammiya (Music Director, Composer, Singer & Actor - Son of Vipin and Madhu Reshammiya, Komal's ex-husband, the father of Swayam and Sonia Kapoor's husband
  • Sonia Kapoor (Actress - wife of Himesh Reshammiya)
  • Swayam Reshammiya (Grandson of Vipin and Madhu Reshammiya, the son of Himesh Reshammiya from his first wife.)

Roshan familyEdit

Rakesh Roshan was an actor from the 1960s to the 1980s. Towards the 1990s he started directing films. His brother Rajesh is a music director and does the music for Rakesh's films. Rakesh introduced his son Hrithik Roshan in 2000 in the film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai which made Hrithik a star overnight. Feroz Khan was an actor, film editor, producer and director from the 1960s till 2007. He introduced his son Fardeen Khan in 1998 in the film Prem Aggan for which Fardeen won the Filmfare Best Debut Award.
Mumtaz was a popular actress in the 1960s–70s. She left the industry after her marriage to Mayur Madhvani.

Roy–Bhattacharya familyEdit

Roy–Joshi–Irani familyEdit

Ratheesh familyEdit


Saraf FamilyEdit

Samanta familyEdit

Sapru familyEdit

  • Sapru (character actor)
    • Tej Sapru (actor and son of Sapru)
    • Priti Sapru (actress and daughter of Sapru)
    • Reema Rakesh Nath (script writer, director and daughter of Sapru)
    • Rakesh Nath (producer and husband of Reema)
      • Karan Nath (actor and son of Reema and Rakesh Nath)

Sen familyEdit

Sen family (of Chidananda Dasgupta)Edit

Shetty family (of Suniel Shetty)Edit

Shetty family (of Shilpa Shetty)Edit

Shetty family (of MB Shetty)Edit

M. B. Shetty worked as an action director and actor in Hindi and Kannada cinema. He had a towering personality with a bald head, often cast as the villain brought down by heroes half his size. Some of his memorable films include China Town, An Evening in Paris, Kismat, Lalkar, Aankhen, Don and Kalicharan. His two sons Rohit Shetty and Hriday Shetty are well-known film directors. Rohit has directed films like Golmaal series, Singham series and Chennai Express. Whereas Hriday directed Plan and Pyaar Ka Twist.

Shroff familyEdit

  • Jackie Shroff (actor, film producer)
  • Ayesha Dutt (former actress and model, current film producer – wife of Jackie Shroff)
    • Tiger Shroff (actor – eldest son of Jackie Shroff)
    • Kirshna Shroff (producer, assistant director – youngest daughter of Jackie Shroff)

Shantaram–Pendharkar–Talpade familyEdit

Shantaram and Bhalji Pendharkar are considered to be biggest names in Indian film Industry and also both of them were Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipients. Indian film personalities like Master Vinayak, Nanda, Siddharth Ray belongs to this family. Pandit Jasraj was son-in-law of Shantaram. Bollywood veterans like Jayashree T. also belong to this family.

Sinha familyEdit

Sippy familyEdit

  • G. P. Sippy (producer and director)
    • Ramesh Sippy (director – son of G. P. Sippy)
    • Kiran Juneja (actress and wife of Ramesh Sippy)
      • Rohan Sippy (director and producer – son of Ramesh Sippy)
      • Sheena Sippy (photographer – daughter of Ramesh Sippy and Kiran Juneja)

Suman familyEdit

Sukumaran familyEdit

Suresh Gopi familyEdit


Tandon–Makijany familyEdit

  • Ravi Tandon (director and producer)
    • Raveena Tandon (actress, model, producer – daughter of Ravi Tandon)
    • Anil Thadani (distributor – married to Raveena Tandon)
    • Rajiv Tandon (director – son of Ravi Tandon)
  • Mac Mohan (actor – maternal uncle of Raveena Tandon)


Uppalapati familyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Dynamic Dynasties: What would the world of films be without them? Archived 2010-02-10 at the Wayback Machine Screen, 22 September 2000.
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