The Hindifilm industry is one of the largest film industries in the world. It has existed for more than 100 years and has made tremendous records along the way. There have been a lot of people who did achieve heaps and tons. Here are a few records clinched by legendaries of the Hindi Film Industry.
1. Sameer Anjaan – Most prolific Bollywood lyricistAs of 15th December, 2015, Sameer Anjan has composed nearly 3524 songs and has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the most prolific Bollywood lyricist ever. He is often distinguished from many Bollywood lyricists for using a vocabulary that singers and listeners can understand more easily.
3. Asha Bhosle – Most recorded artist in music historyShe has recorded more than 11000 solos, duets and chorus back songs in nearly 20 different languages since 1947. She was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history in 2011.
4. Kapoors – Largest screen family of BollywoodTwenty-four members of the Kapoor extended family have acted in films since Prithviraj Kapoor first took to the screen in 1929. He was followed into acting by his three sons, Raj, Shammi and Shashi and other relatives. Other famous relatives through marriage include top star Amitabh Bachchan, directors Ramesh Sippy and Manmohan Desai. Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are the grand-children of Prithviraj Kapoor. They have been in the record book since 1999.
5. Sonakshi Sinha – Most people painting their fingernails simultaneouslySonakshi Sihna became a Guinness World Record holder for participating in an event where most people painted their fingernails simultaneously. This definitely is a weird achievement but yes, congratulations though!
6. Abhishek Bachchan – Highest number of public appearances by a film star at different cities in 12 hoursWhile promoting his film ‘Delhi 6’ in 2009, actor Abhishek Bachchan broke the existing Guinness record of German actors Jorgen Vogel and Daniel Brohl for making the highest number of public appearances by a film star at different cities in 12 hours. He visited the EDM Mall in Ghaziabad, Spice at Noida, Crown Plaza in Faridabad, Select Citywalk, Ambience Mall and Central Mall in Chandigarh and Shoppers’ Stop in Juhu in Mumbai.
7. Jagdish Raj – Most typecast actorThe actor holds the Guinness World Record for being ‘the most typecast actor’. He played a police inspector in 144 films. Some of Jagdish’s best known movies include Deewar, Don, Shakti and Silsila.
8. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai – Most number of awards for a movieThe movie was added to the Guinness Book of World Records 2002 edition for winning the most number of awards for a movie. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai won a total of 92 awards.
9. Yaadein (1964 film) – Fewest actors in a narrative filmYaadein was directed and produced by Sunil Dutt and also starred him. The only other actor in the film is Nargis Dutt, that too in a silhouette in the final scene. This film is the first-ever Indian and also one-of-a-kind-film in the world cinema as it features only a single actor and hence found an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records in the category ‘Fewest actors in a narrative film’.
10. Lalita Pawar – Bollywood actress with the longest film careerLalita Pawar acted continuously for 70 years. She made her debut at the age of 12 and appeared in more than 700 films. That’s a very huge number!