Anil Kapoor: All You Need To Know About His Family's Connections

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Anil Kapoor’s father Surinder Kapoor was the cousin of the great actor Prithviraj Kapoor. Read to know more about the interesting history of Kapoor connection

Written By Mamta Raut | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Prithviraj Kapoor was a pioneer of the Hindi film industry and of Indian theatre. He started his career in the silent era of Hindi cinema as an actor. Prithiviraj Kapoor was also one of the founding members of the Prithvi Theatres, which was a travelling theatre company based in Mumbai. Prithviraj Kapoor is the patriarch of the Kapoor family whose four generations have served the Hindi film industry. The last two generations are still playing active roles in Bollywood. He has also received the honourable Padma Bhushan award in the year 1969.

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The Prithviraj Kapoor family is also regarded as the first family of Bollywood. However, there is another famous Kapoor family whose members have made it big in Bollywood. It is none other than Anil Kapoor’s family. Anil Kapoor has worked in more than 100 movies in Bollywood. Along with it, he has also worked in international films and television series. He has won numerous awards in his career. Anil Kapoor was born in Mumbai to the film producer Surinder Kapoor’s family.

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The relationship between Anil Kapoor and Prithviraj Kapoor

Anil Kapoor’s father Surinder Kapoor was the cousin of the great actor Prithviraj Kapoor. Reportedly, when the family first came to Mumbai, they lived in Raj Kapoor's garage. Later, the family moved to live in an apartment in one of Mumbai’s middle-class suburbs. Both the families have been spotted at each other’s family gatherings. Not only that, Rishi Kapoor’s son Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor made their Bollywood debut together in the movie Saawariya.

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Anil Kapoor's upcoming project

On the work front, Anil Kapoor recently announced the wrap up of his movie Malang. The movie is directed by Mohit Suri and is scheduled to release in 2020. The movie also stars Disha Patani, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Kunal Khemu in pivotal roles.

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