The art of writing and directing great stories runs in their blood. And for the past 9 decades, Kapoors are busy charming the nation with their heirs, and their stellar performances.
It all began with those silent films starred in by the late Prithviraj Kapoor. Our generation mostly recalls him by Akbar, the role he played in Mughal-e-Azam. From producing films to forwarding his legacy to his three talented lads, Raj, Shammi, and Shashi, he is the reason why we all still enjoy watching the Kapoors take over all the films they perform in.
From that joker who sang and sizzled on-screen with Nargis to the Punjabi charmer of the times, who delivered the famous Mere paas maa hain in Deewar, to this crazy dancer who swept everybody by their feet in Oh haseena zulfon wali, the second generation of Kapoor brothers were known to rule the Indian Cinema. Each of them with their own legacy and style.
There was a time, when the three most powerful people from the Kapoor Khandaan starred together. And the film outshined every named or unclaimed box-office in the nation. The concept of a grandfather, father and son, coming together brought families together and influenced many separating joint families of the time. Kal Aaj Aur Kal also led people to believe in the power of Kapoor women, with the then about-to-be Babita Kapoor.
Raj Kapoor had three sons, Rishi, Randhir and Rajiv. While Rajiv was keener on exploring the off side of Cinema, both Rishi and Randhir played their best on-screen. Being the younger of the two, Rishi had an era to himself. From Bobby to Chandani to Mulk, he has proved to be one of the most unstoppable actors in the Kapoor family. His kind of method acting is rare and yet again one of the styles that no one in the industry will ever be able to touch. His 102 not out is a live example of that.
Randhir paved the way to his two gorgeous looking daughters, Karishma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan. These two stunning actors from the fourth generation of the Kapoor khandaan have been the most enchanting sisters Bollywood has ever had.
From Dil To Pagal Hai to Dangerous Ishq and those stunning appearances that she keeps giving every now and then, Lolo is what grace is made of. Having ruled Bollywood for the entire 90s, she’s loved for her chirpiness, her method acting, and coming on sets with her mother and sister.
Bebo started being drawn towards the camera right from when she saw her sister act in front of them. Her exemplary acting skills have given us a few of Nation’s best films. Be it Poo in K3G or Geet in Jab We Met, she is one of the most loved actor of today and is about to enter her third decade in a year. In fact, in a recent interview with Anupama Chopra, she promoted her latest radio show, which has a lit set. Yup! You read it right, Kareena Kapoor Khan will now be heard on Radio 104 FM telling us all about a woman needs, by talking to the who’s who of the nation including MallikaDua, Masaba Gupta, and many more.
Speaking about Kareena and not mentioning her most-spoken-about Gym looks, is a SIN. The actor is known for her classy looks and best face forward, whenever the papz spot her. In fact, this has brought in, her son – the little Taimur Ali Khan Patuadi to the limelight too. She is a style icon, fitness enthusiast, modern mom, and clearly shows why the Kapoors won’t have it any other way.
Whenever they talk about Kapoors, they always mention that every Kapoor has been a Lambi Race Ka Ghoda, and Ranbir, has proved every bit of it true. His warm up films, Saawariya, Bachna Ae Haseeno and others were just being grooved on to when he delivered his career’s most talked about – Wake Up Sid. This film added a star to his career right before he could even start and since then, there’s no looking back. Ranbir’s latest film on-screen made the world believe that he was Sanjay Dutt for the longest time and his craft is unparalleled in the movie is sure to fetch him many awards this Filmfare.
Be it the not-out Chintoo Sahib, or the Pataudi Begum or the stalwart Ranbir, the Kapoors have been a leading Khandaan of actors and won’t have it any other way. And they shouldn’t either, because we at Dishopedia love to watch them on and off the screen. They are getting crazier with every new performance they give and we don’t want them to stop, do we?