Being a Kapoor, acting is genetic: Kareena

When Kareena Kapoor says that acting is in her genes, the actress, who represents the fourth generation of her family, is absolutely right as the Kapoor family enjoys about an 85-year long association with arclight, greasepaint and ca

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When Kareena Kapoor says that acting is in her genes, the actress, who represents the fourth generation of her family, is absolutely right as the Kapoor family enjoys about an 85-year long association with arclight, greasepaint and camera.

It was Kareena's great-grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor who laid down the foundation of acting in the family by entering showbiz in 1928, which was taken forward by his three sons - Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor whose wife Jennifer was the first female from the clan to act in movies.

Later, all three sons of Raj Kapoor - Randhir, Rishi and Rajeev faced the camera. In the fourth generation, it was Randhir and actress Babita's daughter Karisma who carried forward the legacy of her family. Later, Kareena followed in her sister's footsteps.

As Indian cinema celebrates its 100 years, talking about her association with filmdom, Kareena told IANS: "Being a Kapoor, acting is genetic. My sister paved the way for me in the industry when she became the first Kapoor girl to take up acting."

Reminiscing of filmdom as a child, Kareena said she would accompany Karisma, who entered filmdom in 1991 with "Prem Qaidi", to the sets and has grown up with the industry.

"As a child, I used to accompany Lolo (Karisma) to the sets of her films, so I've seen the industry grow and vice versa. I have nothing but the highest regards for the industry," said Kareena, who completes 13 years in filmdom and has been part of over 45 films, including hits like "Ajnabee", "Aitraaz", "Jab We Met" and "3 Idiots".


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  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 at 8:32pmMoumita30

    Hi Kareena! You are favourite. And thank God you came to the industry. Good luck for your future.

  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 at 3:10pmpaagalbandar

    lol what a joke :D acting???

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    lilmzsunshine, kooliio, ajaved
  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 at 1:00pmghoshmedha

    plzz tag lolo...nd bebo, lolo nd rk represent the 5th generatn...get ur facts crrct ~ an all time KAPOOR fan

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    Moumita30
  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 at 12:38pmpallavi25

    Geeta Bali and then Babita and Neetu Singh, all were Kapoor bahus who were actresses but I think Babita and Neetu quit after marriage because Kapoor khandan didnt allow women to act . Karishma was the first Kapoor beti to become actress. She broke the glass wall. Kudos to her!

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    Moumita30, kooliio
  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 at 12:27pmGroverAddict

    Ur acting is best in actresses in bollywood right now

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    Moumita30
  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 at 8:40amsanaya33246

    nice !!! ur gr8 actress kareena!!

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    Moumita30
  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 at 5:00amRose_Tandon

    Nice to see that!! Good actress!! But I loved you only with Shahid but you are my fav still!!

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    Moumita30
  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 at 4:54amenchanted.

    Love her. Great actress, and her confidence is inspiring..at least to me.

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  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 at 4:44amsamicute

    kareena love u dear u always rock

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  • Posted on: 10 May 2013 at 3:18amRoopal_ArDi

    wish u a successful century of movies bebo

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