As we all know, the Guinness Book of World Records contains within its pages information related to some unique and jaw-dropping facts about personalities/things. Do you know that numerous movies and celebrities hailing from India have found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records? Look at the names, feel proud about our country, and get stupefied on knowing about the unique facts.
Indian Movies and Celebrities in the Guinness Book of World Records
Owing to her achievement of recording over 11,000 songs in 20 varied languages of India from 1947, Asha Bhosle has made a place in the Guinness Book of World Record as ‘Most Recorded Artist’ in 2011.
The famous Indian movie titled ‘Baahubali-The Beginning’ was directed by S.S. Rajamouli and was a super-hit in the box office. The sheer success of the film made Global United Media Company of Kochi build a 50,000 square feet film poster. That is the very reason why its name has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Paidi Jairaj, the Indian actor, made his name in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the actor of Bollywood, holding the longest career in the film industry. Kick-starting his career in 1929, Jairaj has acted in more than 300 films; his career lasted for over 70 years.
Having composed about 3524 songs of Bollywood movies, Sameer Anjan got recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records on December 15, 2015. He has to his credit some of the popular Hindi songs that we all know- ‘Nazar Ke Saamne’ (from Aashiqui), ‘Tum Paas Aaye (from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai), etc.
Kaho Na…Pyaar Hai
We all have watched this film at some point in our lives, right? Directed by Rakesh Roshan, “Kaho Na…Pyaar Hai” was a Blockbuster movie at the Box Office. This film has received about 92 awards, thus getting a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the movie receiving the most significant number of awards in 2002.
Having stepped into the film industry at the age of 12, Lalita Pawar has an acting span of about 70 years and has acted in 700 films. Her name has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Indian actress having the longest career in the film industry.
Kumar Sanu, the most famous singer of the 90s, has been named in the Guinness Book of World Record for recording 28 songs on a single day in 1993.
Having played the role of Police Inspector in about 144 Bollywood films, Jagdish Raj has been mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the ‘Most typecast actor.’
Love and God/ Kais Aur Laila
This film has the most extended production of 20 years in the history of Bollywood. The span was so long that even the lead actor Guru Dutt and the director K. Asif died in 1971. To complete the film, Sanjeev Kapoor was selected to play the lead role in 1986.
The Kapoor Family has found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as 24 people of this family are a part of the Bollywood industry. Starting from Prithviraj Kapoor (who came to the film industry in 1929), his sons Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor made an entry in the films. Later, Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor brought along their son and daughter, Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, to this field.
Yaadein, directed by Sunil Dutt, had only one actor in the movie. In the last scene, only Nargis Dutt was featured as a shadow as the second actor. This film has the record of having only one actor as the cast.
This 2014 film was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-grossing film of the Bollywood Industry. Having earned around Rs 792 crore at the box office, this Raj Kumar Hirani film was also released in the international arena.
Indian Film Industry
While Hollywood just made a simple record of 606 films in 2008, Bollywood made 1288 films in 24 languages in the same year. The Guinness Book of World Records recorded the Indian Film Industry as the largest film industry in the world.
Having a span of 63 years as the lead role in films, Ashok Kumar has been recorded as the actor having the longest record in the film industry. I hope this was an informative as well as an exciting read!