The Indian film 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. Among the many achievements our favourite celebrities have under their belt, there are many who also hold Guinness World Records for various curious reasons. Here are just 10 of those instances.
1- Asha Bhosle – “Most recorded artist in music history”
Asha Bhosle has recorded up to 11000 solo, duets and chorus backed songs and several others in over 20 Indian languages since 1947. She was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history in 2011.
2- Abhishek Bachchan – “Most public appearances made by a film star in 12 hours”
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.
3- Sonakshi Sinha – “Most people painting their fingernails simultaneously”
The actress is 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’.
4- Shah Rukh Khan – “Highest earning Bollywood actor”
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 The Guinness Book of World Records, in 2013, his estimated earning was 220.5 crore.
5- Amitabh Bachchan – “Singing Hanuman Chalisa with 19 other popular singers”
The BigB 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 entered the Guinness Book of World Record for singing “Hanuman Chalisa” with 19 other singers.
6- Katrina Kaif – “Highest earning Bollywood actress”
A British actress and model Katrina Kaif is currently the highest paid actress in the Bollywood Film Industry. According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013 she had the earnings worth 63.75 crore rupees.
7- Kumar Sanu – “Recording the maximum number of songs in a day”
Kumar Sanu was a prolific singer back in the 90s. The 2015 film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, in fact payed tribute to him, and the OST included two songs by him. He created a record in 1993, when he recorded as many as 28 songs in a single day!
8- Sameer Anjaan – “Most prolific Bollywood lyricist”
Having composed an incredible 3,524 different songs as of 15 December, 2015, Sameer 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. No doubt, he deserves this prestigious honor.
9- Lalita Pawar – “Bollywood actress with the longest film career”
You might remember Lalita Pawar as the evil mother-in-law from pretty much all her movies. But she had an illustrious career that lasted seven decades! Making her debut at the age of 12 she acted continuously for 70 years and appeared in more than 700 films.
10- Ashok Kumar – “Longest Bollywood career in leading roles”
Since making his debut in Jeevan Naiya in 1936, Ashok Kumar, affectionately known as ‘Dadamoni’, acted continuously for 63 years in films. He also appeared on a few TV shows in the 1980s. Although no more, he is known for the longest acting career in the Bollywood industry in the lead role.
11- Jagdish Raj – “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 Jagdish’s best known movies include Deewar ,Don , Shakti and Silsila .
12- The Kapoors – “Largest screen family of Bollywood”
Twenty-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.
Bollywood sure is killing it in the record books.