Sanjana Kapoor

- Vikram Chandiramani 

Raj Kapoor had raised the question of genes in 'Aawara' in which Shashi Kapoor played the young Raj. 'Aawara' advocated that genes count and even if a child from a good background is brought up in a bad environment, goodness triumphs. It may or may not be true, but Sanjana proved it wrong.

The daughter of a seasoned actor Shashi Kapoor and a competent actress Jennifer, Sanjana made her debut in 'Hero Heralal'. It was a film by Ketan Mehta and the girl had the great Naseeruddin Shah and the competent Deepa Sahi as her co-stars. Though the film was tailor-made for her Anglicized persona, Sanjana failed to impress. No other producer took the risk and she disappeared from the public eye. She now manages papa's Prithvi Theatre and has a lot of clout in theatre circles, anchors a TV show and is a minor celebrity.