50 Facts About Bollywood Which Must Know In You Love Bollywood Movies

Bollywood industry have a long and interesting history. The Bollywood industry is older more than 100 years. From black & white movie to morden high-quality movies, lot of things has changed including its viewers too. 

Bollywood is the industry which entertaining us with movies from more than hundred years. Definitely, Bollywood has a large history and lot of things still hidden but many things are publicly known.  If you’re a Bollywood movie’s fan then this post will make your day because we came up with 50 Bollywood facts. Lets get on it, scroll down.


50 Facts About Bollywood


  1. First Movie In India:
    The first ever movie made in India was “Raja Harishchandra which was made in year 1913 and it was a silent movie. The movie was made by Dadasaheb Phalke and because it was first ever movie, he was called as father of Indian Cinema.
  2. How Bollywood Got Its Name

    Indian Cinema was started in those days’ Bombay. As American cinema industry was called as Hollywood. thats how the nickname “Bollywood” given to Indian Cinema. Before the nickname, Indian Cinema was called as Hindi Cinema.

  3. First Kiss In Bollywood

    Bollywood First Kiss By Himanshu Rai And Devika Rani
    Bollywood First Kiss By Himanshu Rai And Devika Rani. The first ever kiss in Bollywood was shot in 1933 and movie was Karma. Actor was Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani. That kiss was the first ever kiss on the camera which was 4 minutes long!
  4. First Indian Colour Film:

    It was year 1937 when Bollywood’s first colour movie was released. The name of that movie was Kisan kanya.

  5. SRK Wasn’t First Choice For DDLJ
    Saif Ali Khan was the first choice for Shah Rukh Khan’s superhit movie “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”. Even Tom Cruise considered for the role of “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” movie’s Raj Malhotra but later they decided to cast Indian faces only.
  6. The Longest Movie:
    The record of longest movie by its watch time held by LOC Kargil movie which is 4 hour and 25 minutes long. The movie LOC Kargil is not just bollywood’s longest movie but its world’s longest movie.
  7. Too Young for Acting: 
    Actress Sridevi was only 13 year old when she played role of step-mother of Rajnikant.it was a Tamil movie named Moondru Mudichu.
  8. Raj Kapoor In Russia:

    During the second world war, Russia was in a terrible state- people dead, starvation was on the rise and the whole country was devastated. When the Russian people saw greater hardships being faced by the poor in a country after watching Awaara, with a smile, it gave them optimism. And hence, he became the face of optimism in Russia.

  9. Salman Khan’s First Sequel:

    Definitely, Salman Khan is the super star of bollywood and he have many successful movies but the first ever sequel of movie he made wad dabangg 2 after 23 years long carrier.

  10. Most Awards Won By A Movie: 

    Kaho Na Pyar Hai won total 92 awards. Later it was recognised by world’s most awards won by a movie by Guiness World Records.

  11. Most Successful Movie But…

    The movie Sholay considered as most successful movie but did you know that the most successful movie has won only two awards till now. The first award was by filmfare in 1976 for Best Editing and the second award movie got in year 2005 for Best Film For 50 Years given by Filmfare.
    This fact might be disappointing for Sholay fans but this it the fact.

  12. With Film Making Degree:

    Actress Devika Rani was the first actress in Bollywood who had film-making degree

  13. Bollywood Movies Which Had Most Number Of Songs

    The record of most number of song in movie is held by Indra Sabha. The movie Indra sabha had total 71 songs!

  14. Longest Song Of Bollywood:

    The longest hindi song is from movie Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo and the song had same name of movie. The time length was 20 minutes long! However, the song was featured in 3 installments in movie.

  15. Most Number British Actors..
    It was 2001 when movie Lagaan was released. The movie Lagaan holds the record of casting most number of British actors. 
  16. First Bollywood Movies Released In China: 

    This facts is intresting. The first ever bollywood movie released in China was Lagaan. It was dubbed and premiered in Shanghai, Beijing.

  17. Most Expensive Movie Of Bollywood:

    The record of most expensive movie by its making cost is held by SRK’s Ra.One. It costed $27 million.

  18. Highest Paid Actor Until…
    Well, as we all know Amitab Bachchan is the iconic personality in Bollywood. He was the only actor to be paid in crores untill 1990.
  19. In How Many Countries Bollywood Movies Are Screened?
    The number of countries where bollywood movies are screened is higher than our imagination. Bollywood movies are screened in total 90 countries. Wasn’t it amazing?
  20. First Movie To 100 Cross Box Office:

  21. In recent years, movies had 300 crore Box Office earnings are recognised as “super hit” movies and few movies touched this position too. But did you which was the movie which crossed 100 crore Box Office collection?
    Ghajini, the first ever movie to cross 100 crore Box Office collection.

  22. First Movie In Bollywood With Two Intervals: 
  23. Raj Kapoor’s movie Mera Naam Joker‘s length was longer than normal movies. The duration of movie was 4h and 15m and it was the first movie which had two intervals.

  24. Pakistan’s School Anthem…
    A song sung by Lata Mangeshkar named “ae malik tere bande hum” was so popular that a Pakistani school adopted that song as school’s anthem.
  25. Bollywood Movie Shot In Reverse: 
  26. The film Rockstar was shot in reverse. The climax was shot first and the beginning scenes were shot in last. The resone of shooting movie in reverse order was Ranbir Kapoor’s hairstyle. They didn’t wanted to mess with his hairstyle.

  27. Sholay Movie Villain..
  28. Actor amjad khan who played the Ghabber Singh role was almost rejected for that role by scriptwritter Javed Akhtar. He found weak for the role but later Danny Denzongpa was approached for that role initially.

  29. Dharmendra’s First Movie: 

    Dharmendra debuted in year 1960 in the movie Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere. You might be surprised after knowing that the fee he got for the role was 51 rupees.

  30. Dev Anand’s Movie Titles..
  31. Actor Dev Anand used to pick title for his movies and story lines from newspaper’s headlines and stories.

  32. Bollywood Produces More Movie Than Hollywood
  33. On average, Bollywood industry produces approx 1000 movies per year which is completely double amount of Hollywood movies produced every year. Before 1970 Hollywood was producing more movies than Bollywood but in year 1970, Bollywood overtook Hollywood.

  34. Languages Bollywood Movies Produced
    Bollywood movies are produced in more than ten languages which are,
    • Hindi
    • Gujarati
    • Punjabi
    • Malayalam
    • Assamese
    • Bengali
    • Marathi
    • Tamil
    • Kannada
    • Telugu

    Isn’t it amazing? 

    • ZNMD effects

      After movie Zindgi Na Milegi Dobara was shot in India, there was 32% increase in Indians visiting Spain.

    • Only Actress To Do This

      seema biswas is the only Bollywood   actress to give a complete nude shot in Bandit Queen in front of thousands of people

    • Only Indian Acctres Can Do This

      Waheeda Rehman has played roles of Mother and Lover of Amitab Bachchan. She played role of Amitab Bachchan’s lover in year 1976 in movie named Adalat and played mother’s role just after two years, in 1978 on movie Trishul. Isn’t it amazing?

    • Took To Much Time To Complete:

      The Movie God And Love’s (Kais Aur Laila) production was started in year 1963 and completed the production in year 1986 and released However, this movie made a world record.

    • Super Singing Talent: 

      Nowadays it singers usually much yime for practicing and tune settings up tunes. But if I tell you that there is a singer in India who sung 26 songs in a day! It was the year 1993 and the singer was Kumar Sanu. Kumar sanu became popular singer after Kishore Kumar’s death.

    • Acted In 1000 Movies:

      Tamil actress Manorama acted in approximately 1000 movies! This was also recognised by Guiness Book Of World. Isn’t this insane?

    • Most Expensive Wardrobe:

      In the movie “Heroin”, Kareena Kapoor wore over 130 different dresses by top fashion designers from all over the world. It has been reported that Kareena’s wardrobe for the film was one of the most expensive out of all the Bollywood movies ever created!

    • Unknown Fact About Ranveer Singh: 

      The bold and skilled actor Ranveer Singh’s full name is Ranveer Singh Bhavani. You might be not knowing that Ranveer Singh and Sonam Kapoor are cousins. 

    • Not Easy To Stop Smoking:
      Hritik Roshan once bought 50 books online about “How To Stop Smoking” and then he gave all the books to his friends. 
    • Nawazuddin’s Struggling Days:

      Nawazuddin Siddiqui is know for his acting skills and riding high with his success.he is a Superstar today but in his struggling days, once he worked as watch-man. Nawazuddin said about this struggles in an interview

    • Raj Thackeray’s Wish:

      Raj Thackeray wanted to make film with Amitab Bachchan in 2005.

    • Legendary Singer Kishore Kumar

      He holds the record for winning the most number of Filmfare Award trophy for the Best Male Playback Singer. He won it 8 times.

    • Irfaan Khan Didn’t Wanted To Become Actor

      Irfaan Khan is known for his acting skills but did you know that he didn’t wanted to become actor but a cricketer but his parents disapproved it.
      Later when he wad doing MA, he got scholarship to attend NSD (Nation School Of Drama). This is how he entered in acting. 

    • Amitab Bachchan One Was About Yo Give His Acting Career: 

      Today’s super star Amitab Bachchan started his career with the movie “Saat Hindustani which was a flop. After that, his next six movies were big flops too. Amitab Bachchan was so depressed with that that ge even decided to pack his bags and go back. But he was offered “Zanzeer” and this was turning point of his life.

    • Too Much Difficulties every Year:

      There was a time when Shilpa Shetty and Akshy Kumar were in love. Even she said in an interview that she lost virginity to Akshy Kumar. However, situations aren’t now as it was before. Both are merrid with different persons and living a happy merrid life. However, the fact is that Shilpa Shetty’s hanband’s birthday comes on 9 September which is also birthday of Akshy Kumar. Well, this might quite difficult to completely forget her ex on his birthday and celebrate her husband’s birthday. 

    • Rajnikanth Never Said That….

      Anything can be possible in the tamil movie and specially when the actor is Rajnikanth. Rajnikanth definitely a super star of bollywood but did you know that iconic dialogue  ‘Yenna Rascala‘ been thrown ever where with the name of Rajnikanth. You might be surprised after knowing that the Rajnikanth never said dialogue ‘Enna Rascala’. 

    • Dharmendra’s Naughtiness:

      One more fact from movie Sholay. During shooting a scene when Veeru (Dharmendra) teachs pistol to Basanti (Hema) and Veeru takes advantage of Basanti and hug her but before shooting of this scene, Dharmendra paid bribe to lightmen and asked to make mistakes during the shooting of this scene so Dharmendra can hug again and again on the name of retake. 

    • Bollywood Too Has Its Dark Side:
      Just like every industry, Bollywood too has its dark side which kept hidden from flashy lights. However, there are few actresses who came up into public and said about Casting Couch front of media. As its a too controversial point, we aren’t going to write more about it. But don’t worry, if you’re interested in this topic then you can read the below list of actresses came up and said about it. Check out what these 8 actresses said,
    • Highest Grossing Bollywood Movie

      Well, this is a recent facts and the movie which is highest earning movie is Dangal, this movie earned 300+ crore rupees in India but the movie Dangle was super hit in China. The movie Dangle has earned Rs 1868 crore  but the current facts can change in feature. However, the movie went so popular in China that even China’s president Xi Zinpingtook time and watched this movie and gave an positive review in which he told that he liked all the actors of movie. 

      Note: Bahubali is the second highest grossing Bollywood movie. 

    • You Haven’t Noticed This

      You might have watched Rang De Basanti but you might not noticed that none of any actor have lip-synced for any song.

    • In Movie And In Real Life Too

      If you have watched the movie Dil Dhadakne Do, you probably know that Anil Kapoor as Shafli Shah celebrated 30th anniversary in movie. But very few people know that Anil Kapoor completed 30 years of marriage with real life wife, Sunita.

    • Dimple Kapadia’s Decision Making Ability.. 

      Dimple Kapadia was just 16 year old when she did her first movie Bobby in 1973. But soon after movie released. She decided to merry with Rajesh Khanna.

      Bollywood has so long stories that a library can be filled with Bollywood history & facts books but we chosen to bring some unknown and interesting facts of Bollywood industry.

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