Bollywood has existed for more than 100 years now and witnessed numerous benchmarks set by various films and Bollywood personalities, many of which have been honoured for their unique achievements.
Here are some of the Guinness Book of World Records held by Bollywood films and personalities over the years.
1. Sonakshi Sinha
Actress Sonakshi Sinha become a Guinness World Records title-holder as she along with several other women participated in an initiative to set a record for ‘most people painting their fingernails simultaneously’. At the event 1,328 women were seen simultaneously painting their nails with a range of Inglot O2M nail enamels.
2. Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan broke the Guinness’ world record for maximum public appearances at different cities in 12 hours while promoting his film Delhi 6. Abhishek 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.
3. Amitabh Bachchan
Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan created a Guinness world record for becoming the only star to sing the devotional Shri Hanuman Chalis aalong with 19 other popular singers which included Aadesh Shrivastava, Abhijit, Babul Supriyo, Hansraj Hans, Kailash Kher, Kay Kay, Kumar Sanu, Kunal Ganjawala, Manoj Tiwari, Mukul Aggarwal, Prasoon Joshi, Roopkumar Rathod, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh, Suresh Wadkar, Udit Narayan and Vinod Rathod.
4. Katrina Kaif
Back in 2013 Katrina was paid 637 million INR or $ 10.7m and this amount brought her the world record for highest paid Bollywood actress.
5. Shah Rukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan The Badshah of Bollywood got his place into the Guinness book of world record for the ‘The Bollywood actor with highest earnings’ that amounted to Rs. 220.5 crores as of 2013.
6. Kumar Sanu
Bollywood playback singer Kumar Sanu is also a Guinness world record holder for recording the most number of songs (28) in a single day in 1993.
7. Asha Bhosle
Legendary Singer Asha Bhosle is also a Guinness world record holder for recording the most (more than 11000) solo, duets and chorus backed songs in over 20 Indian languages.
8. Lalita Pawar
Lalita Pawar walked into the Guinness Book of world records for becoming the longest serving actress in Bollywood for continuously acting for over 70 years. She made her debut at the age of 12 and appeared in more than 700 films in Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.
9. The Kapoor Family
The Kapoor family in Bollywood has entered Guinness Book of World Records. The feat is achieved for providing most number of actors to a film industry from a single family. The Kapoors started the filmy journey with the great Prithviraj Kapoor and he was followed by Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shahshi Kapoor in second generation. Then there was third generation with Rishi Kapoor, Randheer Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor etc. It was followed by the Kapoor girls, Karishma and Kareena. Currently Ranbir Kapoor is ruling the roost. In total 24 actors have come out from the family which is a record in entire world and hence making it to Guinness Records.
10. Baahubali Poster
Indian director SS Rajamouli’s film Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), has the Guinness World Record for making the largest poster of more than 50,000 square feet. The poster covers an approximate area of 51,598.21 ft² and was achieved by Global United Media Company Pvt Ltd (India) in Kochi, India, in 2015.