Shashi's daughter Sanjana was the first Kapoor daughter to act but found little success beyond stage and television. She made her acting debut in the 1981 film 36 Chowringhee Lane, which was produced by her father and starred her mother Jennifer in the lead. She also appeared in Utsav (1984) and played her first leading role in Hero Hiralal (1988) which was a box-office dud. She was last seen in Mira Nair's acclaimed Salaam Bombay (1988) after which she quit films and shifted her focus to theatre. She married environmentalist Valmik Thapar and the couple have a son.
Meanwhile, Kunal Kapoor debuted with the 1972 English film Siddhartha. He then appeared in Shyam Benegal's acclaimed 1978 film Junoon, which also featured his father, mother and both his siblings. In 1981, he appeared in his first mainstream Bollywood film Ahista Ahista which, despite being a hit, failed to launch his career. He was also seen in Vijeta, Utsav (1984), Sajan Tara Sambharna and Trikaal (1985). He then settled into a career as director and producer, making mainly ad films. He has two children with his wife Sheena, daughter of Sholay director Ramesh Sippy.