The Indian film industry is one of the biggest film industries in the world. It has existed for more than 100 years and has made tremendous records on its way. There have been many celebrities whose names have appeared in The Guinness Book of World Records. From late Lalita Pawar to the budding actress Sonakshi Sinha, they have been successful in carving their names.
The interesting thing to be noted here is, a few of these celebrities have done something really extraordinary that is completely distinct from their existing career. Walking an extra mile when you have such a demanding career adds on to their achievements and is worth appreciation.
We present to you 13 such celebrities who have successfully made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. They have set great examples for all their fans. Thumbs up to their extraordinary efforts.
Don't miss to have a look at them, readers!
The actress is now a Guinness World Record holder for the most exceptional reason. In March 2016, she entered in an event and participated with several other women to set the record for 'most people painting their fingernails simultaneously'.
Talking about her achievement she said, "As a kid, I used to wait for the Guinness Book of World Records to come and use to think if I would get my name into it someday and I feel today the day is so special as I was able to be a part of this prestigious book along with such wonderful ladies and it feels great."
The singing legend entered the Guinness World Record in October 2011. She was awarded for having maximum studio recordings. She has served the industry with evergreen numbers like 'Dum Maro Dum', 'Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko' and many more. According to Times of India, she has already recorded up to 11,000 solos, duets and chorus-backed songs in over 20 Indian languages since 1947. Indeed, she is a legend.
Yes, it might sound unbelievable, but the actor has been successful in carving his name in the prestigious book. He holds the record for 'Most Public Appearances Made By A Film Star In 12 Hours'. He made this accomplishment during the time of promotions of his movie 'Delhi 6' travelling a distance of almost 1800 km by his private jet.
The Big B of the B-Town has always been a trendsetter. Well, everyone is aware of his engaging voice. This talent has earned him a position in such a great book. He is known for singing 'Hanuman Chalisa' with 19 other popular singers.
Katrina Kaif is a British film actress and model known for her work in Indian films. Well, the lady proved to be the most expensive one in the Bollywood industry. She was the highest earning Bollywood actress. According to Guinness World Records in 2013, she had the earnings worth 63.75 crores (637 m rupees; £6.38 m; $10.7 m). Isn't it amazing?
The King of romance has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood movies. He is one of those actors who has won the hearts of most of the viewers. This fame of his has only contributed in making him the highest earning Bollywood actor. According to Guinness World Records, in 2013, his estimated earning was 220.5 crore (2.2 bn rupees; £22.08 m; $37.06 m)
His name appeared as a record setter in 1993. He had recorded the maximum number of songs in a single day. The songs reached up to 28. Other than this title, he is also a holder of Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour.
Now, meet one of the most famous Indian lyricist, Sameer Anjaan. The Guinness World Record has officially recognised him as the 'Most Prolific Bollywood Lyricist'. Till 2015, he had composed an incredible 3,524 different songs. No doubt, he deserves this prestigious honour.
Jagdish Raj Khurana was a Bollywood actor who holds a Guinness World Record for being the most type-cast actor. He played a police inspector in 144 movies. Some of the films include, 'Bol Radha Bol', 'Silsila' and more.
She is a prolific Indian actress who appeared in over 700 films in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati cinema. Making her debut at the age of 12 she acted continuously for 70 years and had been awarded for the longest film career.
P. Jairaj, who made his debut in 1929, has had an acting career spanning 70 years. Although he has acted in more than 300 films, he is better known for character roles than as a lead. Even he is known for his longest Bollywood career. He is also a holder of Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award for films in India.
Since his debut in Jeevan Naiya in 1936, Ashok Kumar, affectionately known as Dadamoni, acted continuously for 63 years. Although no more, he is known for the longest acting career in the Bollywood industry in the lead role.
Even the Kapoor family in Bollywood entered the Guinness Book of World Records. The family started their acting journey from the great Prithviraj Kapoor. Currently, Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor are ruling the industry.
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