Bollywood is strengthened by a system of people and their descendants - a community of people who changed their lucks in the public interest and giving hoards of people something to aspire to.
Thousands have also dossed down and burned in an attempt to make it into this firmly secured community.
Here are a few exciting facts about big families or should we say khandaans of Bollywood who carry on dominating the whole industry.
The Kapoor Family
Prithviraj Kapoor lends money to travel to Bombay (Mumbai currently) in the anticipation of turning an actor. He is also the originator of Prithvi Theatre in the city.
Prithviraj Kapoor’s son Raj Kapoor set up RK Studios and remained the top paid star from the year 1950 to the year 1956.
Raj Kapoor's brothers - Shammi and Shashi Kapoor reigned Bollywood for over 30 years.
Raj Kapoor's son Rishi Kapoor remained the main hero for 51 flicks, which were produced between the years 1974 to 1997.
Today, Karishma, Kareena and Ranbir Kapoor have become the top stars who are carrying the Kapoor inheritance forward.
Big B's actual last name was Shrivastava, his dad, a well-known poet, had taken over the pen name Bachchan.
For the first time, Jay Bhaduri worked in Satyajit Ray's Bengali movie 'Mahanagar'.
Abhishek Bachchan fell in love with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan a beauty queen who afterward made it in Hindi film industry on the sets of Dhoom 2.
The Chopra Family
The eldest brother B.R. Chopra set up B.R. Films in the year 1947 when the country got her Independence. Yash Chopra commenced as an associate to his brother, B.R.Chopra, and directed 5 very popular movies for his brother's banner.
Yash Chopra, the originator of YRF films is the only Indian to be honored with the lifetime participation to BAFTA for his input to the Indian movie industry.
The solitary movie maker Aditya Chopra has only given two public conferences in his job spanning more than two decades.
The moviemaker Aditya Chopra and actress Rani Mukerji first met in Sampan restaurant when she was just one film old and Aditya was relishing the victory of DDLJ.