Indian film industry is more than 100 years old and is also the biggest film industry in the whole world with an average of 800-1200 feature films being produced every year in different languages and during its journey, Indian cinema and varied film personalities have set a number of world records.
1. The Kapoors- For the largest screen family of Bollywood
Starting from Prithvi Raj Kapoor who stepped into the film industry in 1929 till the current heartthrob of Bollywood Ranbir Kapoor, a total of 24 members of the Kapoors and their extended family have been a part of the Indian cinema. The family has been in the record books since 1999 for being the largest screen family of Bollywood.
2. Kaho Naa Pyar Hai- For most number of awards for a movie
Directed by Rakesh Roshan, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai was released in 2000 and was a blockbuster hit. In 2002, the movie made its place in the Guinness book of World records for receiving the most number of awards. The movie received 92 awards in total.
3. PK- For the highest box office gross for a bollywood film
Starring Amir Khan in the lead, PK was released in December 2104 and in a month’s time it became the highest box office hit with a total worldwide income of 6.22 billion INR which is the maximum any bollywood film has received so far which made it enter the world records.
4. Paidi Jairaj- For being the actor to have the longest film career in Bollywood
He began his film career in 1929 and gave 70 years of his life the Indian film industry. More commonly known for his character roles than his lead roles, Paidi Jairaj did a total of 300 in his career and therefore holds the world record of having the longest bollywood career as a male actor.
5. Lalita Panwar- For being the actress to have the longest in Bollywood
Stepped into the film industry at 12 years of age, Lalita Panwar also donated 70 years of her life to the Indian cinema. She worked in more than 700 films and therefore is the only female actor of bollywood to have worked for so long and that is why she holds a world record for the same.
6. Ashok Kumar- For having the longest bollywood career in the lead role
He did his debut in 1936 with the film Jeevan Naiya and has been worked as a lead actor in movies for 63 years. He also did a few TV serials and has his name in the Guinness world record for the having the longest bollywood career in lead role.
7. Jagdish Raj- For being the most typecast actor
The actor holds the Guinness World Record for being ‘the most typecast actor’. He played a police inspector in 144 films. Some of his best known movies are Deewar, Don, Shakti and Silsila.
8. Sameer Anjaan- For being the most creative Bollywood lyricist
Lyricism Sameer Anjaan had witten 3,524 different songs by 15th December 2015 and was honored as the World record holder for being the most versatile lyricist. His popular songs include Tum Paas Aaye (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai) and Jab Se Tere Naina (Saawariya).
9. Kumar Sanu- For recording the most number of songs in a day
In 1993 Kumar Sanu made the World Record by recording 28 songs in a single day. Back then he was amongst the most popular singers in the industry and his hits include songs like Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain (Pardes), Dil Kya Kare (Dil Kya Kare), Tujhe Dkha Toh Yeh (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge)
10. Asha Bhosle- For being the most recorded artist in music industry
Legendary singer Asha Bosle has recorded 11000 solo, duets and several other songs since the year 1947. She was honored with the Guinness World Record in 2011 for being the most recorded artist of the music industry in 2011.