Having ruled the world for over a century with the maximum production of movies each year, Bollywood still continues to amaze us. Indian film industry is bustling with talent since its conception and has inevitably become the largest film industry on earth.
Bollywood is huge, ever expanding, and it comes as no surprise that it has succeeded in getting its name into the book of Guinness World Records a number of times. Quite a few Bollywood celebs, movies as well as even legendary families have a Guinness World record to their name.
Go ahead to amp up your knowledge about Bollywood.
Officially recognised as the most recorded artist in the music industry in the year 2011, Asha Bhonsle has recorded maximum songs in the music history with over 11,000 solo, duets, and chorus songs in more than 20 languages since 1947.
The legendary and extremely talented family of actors that forayed the film industry in 1929 with Prithviraj Kapoor taking the first step, the Kapoors have been in the Guinness book of World Record since 1999. Twenty-four members of the extended Kapoor clan have dedicated their life to Bollywood and the current generation is still ruling the film fraternity.
Having entertained us for a continuous 63 years, the versatile Ashok Kumar holds the record for having the longest Bollywood career in leading role.
The record for the largest poster was earlier secured by the movie 'Boss' but 'Bahubali: The Beginning' managed to break the record by releasing the largest poster of over 50,000 sqft.
Jagdish Raj instantly reminds us of a sincere police inspector and that's what fetched him a place in the Guinness book of World Records. This actor has the record for the most typecast actor and you will be amazed to know that he played the role of a police inspector in 144 movies. Beat that!
This incredible singer recorded 28 songs in a single day in the year 2013 and secured a place in the Guinness book of World Records.
With 92 awards in its kitty, this awesome movie marking the debut of Hrithik Roshan and Amisha Patel got its name etched in the Guinness book of World Records in the year 2002 for winning the maximum number of awards for a movie.
This prolific Indian actress who became popular for character roles, Lalita Pawar made her debut at the age of 12 and continued to serve the film industry for 70 years. She has acted in more than 700 films!
P. Jairaj was bestowed with a place in the Guinness book of World Records for completing 70 years in the Indian film industry. Having stepped into the acting zone in 1929, he went on to work in over 300 movies but was more popular for character roles.
Sameer Anjaan was recognized as the most prolific Bollywood lyricist ever by the Guinness World Records when his bag of creations started overflowing with 3,524 different songs as of December 15, 2015.
One of the most entertaining movies ever made in Bollywood, Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' went on to become a highly successful film after crossing a gross of 6.22 billion INR worldwide, as of January 2015.
This 1964 release was a one man army; it was directed and produced by Sunil Dutt and also had him in the lead role. It was a one of a kind movie as it featured a single actor and hence got its name in the Guinness World Records.
Released in 1986 after taking twenty long years to complete, this movie holds the Guinness record for the longest production of a Bollywood movie. First, Guru Dutt - film's lead actor - passed away in 1964 and was followed by the director K.Asif in heaven seven years later. Sanjeev Kumar took over as the lead actor later and the movie was finally released in 1986.
The versatile and gifted actress, Kajol has served Bollywood for quite a long time and was preceded by her mother and aunt Tanuja and Nutan respectively. Her grandmother Shobhana Samarth was a successful actress and was seen in a number of hits in the 1940s. This family is undoubtedly blessed with female talent and hence has a place in the Guinness World Records for having the most generation of actresses in one family.
Churning 800 to 1000 movies per year, Bollywood has the record for the largest annual film output. This is almost double the number of movies produced by Hollywood.
Let's give a huge round of applause to the Indian film industry and we hope that it continues to rule the world with its creative talent and productivity.