Here’s How Many Films Bollywood’s Biggest Families Have Contributed To Indian Cinema

While nepotism has shadowed Bollywood, there’s another side to it that we don’t often see.


The film fraternity has seen many actors from filmy as well as non-filmy backgrounds. Having support crucial in life. So the ones who have the luxury to have that support often bear the brunt of public discontent. We aren’t saying it’s right or wrong because that’s not our job. Nepotism is everywhere and it’s not that every member of this family has made it big or minted money. Not everyone chose it and not everyone is a star. It’s us, who make them a star. The audience sees an actor and makes them a star.

#1 The Bhatts

The extraordinary Bhatt’s are an integral part of Indian cinema. There is probably no replacement for Mahesh Bhatt’s brilliant movies like Arth and Aashiqui. Alia is one of the rare actresses and Bollywood is quite lucky to have such a talented family. Also, fun fact, Emraan Hashmi is Alia’s third cousin. Almost every member of the family has contributed to the film industry. Together, the Bhatt family has given us 390 films.

#2 The Bachchans

The Bachchans are always surfacing over our social media timelines. Did you know? Shweta Bachchan is married to Nikhil Nanda who is Raj Kapoor’s maternal grandson. Whether it is Abhishek or Aishwarya, we adore the family. Can you imagine Bollywood without it’s Angry Young Man? Abhishek, too, has been a delight with films like Yuva and Guru. 323 films are what the Bachchans have given us, so many unforgettable memories.

#3 The Akhtars The Iranis and The Azmis

Bollywood families have drama running in their blood. So, Javed Akhtar’s first wife Honey Irani was an actress. His second wife, Shabana Azmi is also an actress who belongs to a family of actors. Maneka Irani (Honey’s sister) is Farah and Sajid Khan’s mother. Tabu is Shabana Azmi’s niece and Tanvi Azmi is her sister. Farhan and Zoya Akhtar are Shabana and Javed’s children. That’s too much talent to handle, bro. 358 films have been delivered by all of them together. 

#4 The Mukherjees

What do we say about the Mukherjees! The family is filled with beauty and so much talent! Everyone in the Mukherjee family is either an actor or director or music composer or producer. Ayan, Kajol, and Rani Mukherjee are cousins. We guess talent runs in the family! The Mukherjees have given us 202 films and we hope they continue to.

#5 The Khans

Salim Khan’s family is one of many talents. We all know Salman and his brothers mean entertainment and deliver. The major contribution was made by Salim Khan along with Javed Akhtar. The Khans have given the industry 207 films.

#6 The Roshans

The Roshans have a lot of talent and good looks running in their blood! Hrithik Roshan was married to Suzanne Khan who is Feroz Khan’s niece. Although, the two have divorced, family is family, right? The Roshans and Khans have delivered 242 films to the film industry. 

#7 The Kapoors

The biggest filmy family of all times! The Kapoors have the most elaborate contribution to the industry. Raj Kapoor produced, directed and acted in the films under his own banner: RK Films. Currently, Bollywood is loving the fourth generation of the Kapoors and we will continue to love them. The Kapoor khandaan has given the industry 497 masterpieces. 

If nepotism gives us this, we’re not complaining!

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