Bollywood celebs you probably didn't know are cousins

Updated: 06 August, 2020 12:53 IST | Nikita Wagh
  • Ekta Kapoor-Tusshar Kapoor and Abhishek Kapoor

    Ekta Kapoor-Tusshar Kapoor and Abhishek Kapoor: Until he turned director with Rock On!, not many were aware that Abhishek was Ekta and Tusshar's cousin.

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  • Farhan Akhtar-Zoya Akhtar and Sajid Khan-Farah Khan

    Farhan Akhtar-Zoya Akhtar and Sajid Khan-Farah Khan: The brother-sister filmmaker duos are maternal cousins. Zoya-Farhan's mother Daisy Irani and Sajid-Farah's mom Maneka Irani are siblings.

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  • Vidya Balan and Priyamani

    Vidya Balan and Priyamani: Even as Vidya is an established Bollywood star, her second cousin Priyamani, who was seen in Mani Ratnam's Raavan and Chennai Express' song '1,2,3,4 Get on the dance floor' is a National Award-winning actress from the South. Priyamani, who is a psychology student, won the National Award for the Tamil film Paruthi Veeran. Vidya is the second cousin of Priyamani.

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  • Kajol-Tanishaa and Mohnish Bahl

    Kajol-Tanishaa and Mohnish Bahl: Kajol-Tanishaa and Mohnish Bahl are maternal cousins as their mothers Tanuja and Nutan are siblings. This picture was clicked at Mohnish's daughter Pranutan's debut film Notebook's screening. Proud aunts Kajol and Tanishaa attended the event.

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  • Kajol-Tanishaa, Rani Mukerji and Ayan Mukerji

    Kajol-Tanishaa, Rani Mukerji, Ayan Mukerji and Sharbani Mukherjee: Sisters Kajol and Tanishaa are Rani Mukerji's second cousins. 'Wake Up Sid' director Ayan Mukherji is the first cousin of Kajol and second cousin of Rani. Former actress Sharbani Mukherjee too is a cousin of Kajol, Tanishaa, Rani and Ayan.

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  • Pooja Bhatt and Emraan Hashmi

    Pooja Bhatt and Emraan Hashmi: Emraan is the son of Mahesh Bhatt's cousin sister Maherrah Hashmi. Hence, he is Pooja Bhatt-Alia Bhatt's distant cousin.

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  • Emraan Hashmi and Smilie Suri

    Emraan Hashmi and Smilie Suri: Just like Pooja and Alia, Smilie Suri is Emraan Hashmi's distant cousin.

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  • Shraddha Kapoor and Priyaank Sharma

    Shraddha Kapoor and Priyaank Sharma: Padmini Kolhapure's son Priyank Sharma, who made his Bollywood debut with Ravi Kishan's daughter Riva Kishan in Sab Kushal Mangal (2020), is Shraddha Kapoor and Siddhanth Kapoor's cousin. Shraddha's mother Shivangi Kolhapure and Padmini Kolhapure are siblings.

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  • Sonam Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor

    Sonam Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor: Though this cousin duo is quite famous, they can't be missed from this list, right? Arjun is the first cousin of actress Sonam Kapoor. Arjun's dad Boney Kapoor and Sonam's dad Anil Kapoor are siblings.

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  • Sonakshi Sinha and Bhavna Ruparel

    Sonakshi Sinha and Pooja and Bhavna Ruparel: While Shatrughan Sinha's daughter has quickly made a name for herself, Bhavna debuted with Chal Pichchur Banate Hai. Bhavna and Sonakshi's grandmothers are siblings. Bhavna is also the younger sister of actress Pooja Ruparel, who is best remembered for her role as Chutki in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.

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  • Karisma Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor

    Karisma Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor: Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor's children - Karisma-Kareena and Ranbir respectively are first cousins.

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  • Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra: Pari is Priyanka Chopra's first cousin. Her father Pawan Chopra and PC's father Ashok Chopra are siblings.

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  • Priyanka Chopra and Meera Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra and Meera Chopra: Meera Chopra is Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra and Mannara Chopra's second cousin.

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  • Sunny Deol-Bobby Deol and Abhay Deol

    Sunny Deol-Bobby Deol and Abhay Deol: Brothers Sunny and Bobby have been popular actors at different times in their careers even as their cousin Abhay is carving a niche for himself with off-beat films. Abhay Deol is Dharmendra's nephew.

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  • Zaheeda and Sanjay Dutt:

    Zaheeda and Sanjay Dutt: The actress, who is best remembered for Dev Anand's Prem Pujari, is a cousin of Sanju Baba. Zaheeda is Nargis Dutt's niece.

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  • Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sameer Sharma

    Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sameer Sharma: The Johnny Gaddaar actor is the first cousin of Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana writer-director Sameer Sharma.

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  • Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan

    Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan: Mansoor directed Aamir in the blockbuster films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. Mansoor is the maternal cousin of Aamir.

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  • Fardeen Khan and Zayed Khan

    Fardeen Khan and Zayed Khan: The actors are sons of known B-Town personalities - brothers - Feroz Khan and Sanjay Khan respectively.

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  • Simi Garewal and Pamela Chopra

    Simi Garewal and Pamela Chopra: Pamela, the wife of late filmmaker Yash Chopra, is the cousin of actress-turned-TV anchor Simi. Pamela's father Mohinder Singh and Simi's mother Darshi Garewal were siblings.

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  • Babita and Sadhana

    Babita and Sadhana: The yesteryear actresses are first cousins. Sadhana was the more popular of the two even as Babita settled into marital life following her marriage to Randhir Kapoor. Sadhna's father and Babita's father Hari Shivdasani are brothers.

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About The Gallery

Bollywood is not just a huge film fraternity, but it's a huge family that has distant families too! Almost everyone working in the industry is related to someone in some way or the other. While we already have a huge list of 'Bollywood relations you probably didn't know about', here's presenting a closer look at cousins who are part of the film fraternity, on Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor's birthday, who is the cousin of Ekta Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor.

First Published: 12 August, 2018 10:09 IST