Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda turned 21 on December 6. Born on December 6, 1997, Navya is the daughter of Shweta Bachchan (Amitabh Bachchan's daughter) and Nikhil Nanda (grandson of Raj Kapoor). Navya's maternal grandfather Amitabh Bachchan continues to be a megastar in Bollywood, while her grandmother Jaya Bachchan, uncle Abhishek Bachchan and aunt Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are prominent names in the industry. (Photos courtesy: Navya Naveli Nanda, Abhishek Bachchan and Aryan Khan's Instagram account, Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account, and mid-day archives)
In picture: On the occasion of her 20th birthday, Navya's uncle Abhishek Bachchan shared this throwback photo from her childhood (left) where she looks drastically different. Abhishek, in his caption to the picture, wrote, "When did you grow from this to the elegant lady you are today?" We bring you some unseen pictures of the star kid that show how she has grown up to become such a stunner!
Navya Naveli Nanda's father Nikhil Nanda is a successful businessman and currently the Managing Director Escorts Limited, an engineering company. Click on next to see rare candid pictures of Navya Naveli Nanda with her family.
Just like most of the star-kids, Navya Naveli Nanda too is netizens favourite. The young lady's pictures always go viral, whenever she is papped!
In picture: Navya Naveli Nanda clicks a selfie with her friend in a uniform dress.
Navya Naveli Nanda's mother Shweta Bachchan may come from a family of Bollywood stars but she says she would be worried if her daughter Navya Naveli plans to be an actor.
"I will be worried if she plans to be an actor. I don't think it is as easy as it looks. You have to work extremely hard, especially if you are a woman. And I wonder if she has in her to bear with all of it. Also, there is a lot of failure involved, which many people don't see. The failure is personal, your acting skills... the way you look on screen is slashed out in open," Shweta Bachchan had said in an interview with mid-day.
Navya Naveli has been under the spotlight for a quite some time now. According to Shweta, the right way to become an actor is to "want and rightly prepare" for it like her mother, not "stumble" into it like her father.
In picture: Navya Naveli Nanda clicks a selfie with her grandfather Amitabh Bachchan.
"My mother was the eldest daughter in the family. She graduated and told his father about her ambition of becoming an actor. Soon she joined acting school, and was a great student. I feel this is the way to go about it. Not because you see this as an easy way out. Instant fame and money in this industry is a myth," said Shweta Bachchan.
In picture: Amitabh Bachchan lovingly kisses his granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda.
Shweta Bachchan likes to maintain a low profile, and is extremely protective about her daughter Navya despite the constant spotlight. In 2016, Shweta had wrote an open letter asking media to give her daughter her "private life" back.
In picture: Navya Naveli Nanda and her mom Shweta Bachchan Nanda twin in white at a Diwali party. Don't they make a stunning mother-daughter duo?
"My children are no celebrities. Why smash them on internet for one reason or the other? Let them earn their attention on their own. It shouldn't be just because they are related to somebody," Shweta Bachchan had written in the letter.
In picture: Navya Naveli Nanda with her father Nikhil Nanda on her graduation day.
To prevent news flashes about Navya from reaching her, the Bachchans do not have any Google alert for her. "We have no Google alert for her, because it would be very upsetting for her to read these things. I didn't do anything for two years; thinking that it would only draw more attention towards it," Shweta Bachchan said.
In picture: Navya Naveli Nanda with her brother Agastya.
Picture perfect moment for the Nandas! Navya Naveli Nanda with her parents Nikhil Nanda and Shweta Bachchan Nanda, and brother Agastya Nanda.
Shweta Bachchan said the decision to keep her daughter Navya away from the attention is not driven by any gender bias as she would be equally protective of her son Agastya.
In picture: Abhishek Bachchan shared this picture with Navya, Shweta Bachchan Nanda and other friends from a Diwali party.
Calling her family a "home of women" who are strong-headed and independent, Shweta Bachchan said that everyone was free to pursue their own dreams and hopes Navya does the same.
In picture: Shweta Bachchan, Karan Johar and Navya Naveli Nanda at Karan Johar's 44th birthday bash in London. Shweta and KJo are childhood buddies.
Shweta Bachchan added, "My home is a home of women. Be it my grand-mother, mother, sister-in-law and me, we all are strong opinionated women. I am sure she will carry it forward."
In picture: Amitabh Bachchan with his grandchildren Agastya and Navya.
Shweta Bachchan in her open letter (2016) to media had written, "Navya is a teenager, and as most young teens are wont to do, she likes to dress up, hang out with her friends, pose for pictures and yes, go out to parties (she has a deadline and is always home well before it is over). If she finds herself on a beach, she will wear beach-appropriate attire — namely, a swimsuit — as would any young girl anywhere."
In picture: Navya Naveli Nanda with her grandmother Ritu Nanda. Not many know that two of Bollywood's biggest families - the Bachchans and the Kapoors - are related as Big B's daughter Shweta married Raj Kapoor's grandson Nikhil Nanda (Nikhil is Raj Kapoor's daughter Ritu's son).
"My daughter Navya likes reading, the Kardashians, rajma chawal, curling up next to her Naani while watching TV, teasing her brother and counselling her friends when their hearts are broken. Do the adults who run these sites even know how invasive and inappropriate what they are doing, is? And would they like it if this happened to their children?," Shweta questioned media.
In picture: Navya Naveli Nanda with aunt Natasha Nanda and brother Agastya pose for a picture.
Here's taking a look at some candid pictures of Navya Naveli Nanda.
Navya had shared this throwback photo with her brother Agastya and aunt Natasha Nanda.
Navya Naveli Nanda posted this pretty selfie with her mom Shweta Bachchan Nanda.
Navya Naveli Nanda shared this photo with mom Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Rima Jain and Natasha Nanda from their family holiday in the Maldives.
Navya Naveli Nanda with father Nikhil Nanda and brother Agastya at an event.
When Navya Naveli Nanda impressed her grandfather Amitabh Bachchan with her musical talent! Big B said that he was impressed to see the youngster play the piano with such finesse. "Look what took its place the entire day... The life to witness the gift of a grand daughter, of her accomplishments, of her talents... That is more than what many wish and possess. And yes the inner joy of admiration for Navya as she surprises us all with her hidden talent... The music and the keys of the piano, untrained, unread. Just performing with the mind and what has remained with her somewhere, astonishing," Bachchan posted on his blog.
When Navya Naveli Nanda joined her grandfather Amitabh Bachchan on his weekly meet-and-greet session with fans on Sundays.
Navya Naveli Nanda walks hand-in-hand with her protective grandfather Amitabh Bachchan outside his residence Jalsa in Mumbai.
Navya Naveli Nanda looks strikingly similar to mom Shweta Bachchan Nanda in this photo.
We are a family! Natasha Nanda, Randhir Kapoor, Navya Naveli Nanda, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Agastya Nanda, Rima Jain, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Babita pose for a picture. Click on next to see photos of Navya with one of her BFFs, who happens to be one of Bollywood's biggest superstars' son. Guess who?
Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan and Navya Naveli Nanda are the best of friends.
Aryan Khan and Navya Naveli Nanda not only party together, but also go on treks.
Aryan Khan and Navya Naveli Nanda studied in the same high school in London.
Aryan Khan and Navya Naveli Nanda's pictures often go viral online.
Aryan Khan and Navya Naveli Nanda pose for a picture with friends. Click on next to see pictures of Navya with her friends from school and college, and snippets from the star kid's first ever interview.
In her first ever interview, Navya said that she and her mom Shweta Bachchan Nanda are 'best friends'.
It comes as no surprise then that Navya's decision to keep an arm's length from the film industry has something to do with Shweta's advice.
"I really try to tell Navya about all the cons [of being a part of the film industry]. I have nothing against the industry, it's who we are. But, it's not an easy world to be in," Shweta Bachchan Nanda said while speaking about her daughter Navya in an interview earlier.
Navya Naveli Nanda said that there's 'no way' she will make a career in acting.
Navya Naveli Nanda made a glamorous debut at le Bal des Débutantes in Paris in November 2015. She was just 18 then.
A young Navya had then said in the interview, talking about her prep for the event, "I'm going to be taking dance lessons so that my dancing is upto the mark... I'll also walk around on heels in my bedroom to make sure that I don't fall over."
While Shweta Bachchan Nanda doesn't believe Navya has gone on either of her parents, the young girl appears to mirror certain qualities of her mother -- she is confident, self-aware and polite.
Navya has also inherited a love for reading, and wants everything from her mother's closet, including her shoes.
21-year-old Navya Naveli Nanda is a social media sensation. Though her Instagram account is still private, she has ample of fan clubs on the social media platform and clearly is among those leading her tribe.
"I've been lucky to be quite away from it all," Navya Naveli Nanda said, adding that it's only when her mother calls her seeking answers, that she's aware of how public her private life is.
Such is the bond between the Bachchan women that even grandmother Jaya Bachchan, known to be the family disciplinarian, is more light-hearted around Navya.
In picture: Navya Naveli Nanda and her friends visit the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Last year, Navya Naveli Nanda was spotted with a male friend at a multiplex in Juhu, Mumbai, that kept the gossip mills abuzz. However, that didn't really go well with the Bachchan daughter. She took to social media to slam media for dissecting her daughter's casual outing pictures!
As Navya turned 21 this year, her uncle-actor Abhishek Bachchan penned a heartfelt wish for niece. In the social media post, the Manmarziyaan star also advised the "coolest kid in the world" to remain the "mamu"s pet" that she has always been.
"To the coolest kid in the world. Happy 21st birthday my Navya. You are now "officially" a little lady, and a very generous, loving and caring one at that too. From a baby who used to fit in the palm of my hand to becoming one of my dearest friends, you"ve always been mamu"s pet. Never change! Love you!," her uncle, Abhishek wrote in the post.
Here's wishing Navya Naveli Nanda good luck for her future endeavour!
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda turned 21 on December 6. We bring you some candid pictures of the star kid with her friends and family.
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