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The debuts of the first family of Bollywood

It's an acknowledged fact that the Kapoors belong to the first family of Hindi cinema. It started from the legendary Prithviraj Kapoor, and continues to this day with Ranbir Kapoor.

But not many know that Prithviraj went against the wishes of his family when he joined the Hindi film industry. His grandfather Dewan Keshavmal Kapoor was a tehsildar (chief of town/village council) and father was in the police. Prithviraj started his career as an extra, but soon landed a lead role in Cinema Girl (1930).

Ranbir's launch, Saawariya, enjoyed a lot of hype, as it a Kapoor son was making a debut after a long, long time. The film may not have done as well but that's another story. We take a look at the Kapoor debuts through the ages.

Text: Patcy N | Design: Reuben NV

Also read: Bollywood's First Family

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