Popular celebrities you probably didn't know are related

Updated: 24 September, 2020 11:33 IST | Nikita Wagh
  • Kiran Rao, Aditi Rao Hydari

    Filmmaker and star wife Kiran Rao Khan and Aditi Rao Hydari are maternal first cousins. Aditi's mother Vidya Rameshwar Rao is Kiran's mother Uma's sister. The two, however, prefer to keep the relation low-key. That makes Aamir Khan Aditi's brother-in-law. Kiran and Aditi's grandfather was the king of the Wanaparthy family of Hyderbad, J Rameshwar Rao. 

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  • Suriya, Nagma

    Nagma is South superstar Suriya's sister-in-law as the latter married Jyothika, who is the younger sibling of the veteran actress.

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  • Yogeeta Bali, Geeta Bali

    Yogeeta Bali, who is married to Mithun Chakraborty, is the niece of Geeta Bali, who was Shammi Kapoor's first wife.

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  • Kabir Khan, Vijay Krishna Acharya

    Filmmaker Kabir Khan's elder sister Anusheh Khan is married to Thugs of Hindostan director Vijay Krishna Acharya. That makes the directors in-laws.

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  • Sandeep Patil, Salil Ankola

    Former India cricketers Sandeep Patil and Salil Ankola are in-laws. Ankola's daughter Sana, is married to Patil's actor son Chirag, who will be soon seen in Kabir Khan's sports-drama '83.

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  • Imran Khan-Raj Zutshi

    Imran Khan's mother Nuzhat Khan had married actor Raj Zutshi. However, the couple parted ways later.

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  • Mac Mohan, Raveena Tandon

    The late Mac Mohan, popular for essaying the iconic Sambha in the 1975 Bollywood classic Sholay, is actress Raveena Tandon's uncle.

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  • Farah Naaz, Vindu Dara Singh

    Tabu's sister-actress Farah Naaz (first from left) is married to former Bollywood actor-producer Sumeet Saigal (second from right), who is the father of Shivaay actress Sayyeshaa Saigal with his first wife. Sumeet was earlier married to Shaheen, veteran actress Saira Banu's niece. Farah Naaz was earlier married to actor Vindu Dara Singh, with whom she has a son Fateh Randhawa.

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  • Emraan Hashmi with his cousins

    Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt and Emraan Hashmi's mother are siblings and hence, Alia Bhatt, Shaheen Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, Sakshi Bhatt, Vishesh Bhatt, Rahul Bhat are cousins of Emraan Hashmi. 

    In picture: Bhatt family clicked at Sakshi Bhatt's cocktail reception in January 2019. (Picture courtesy/ShaadiSquad's official Instagram account)

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  • Divya Bharti, Kainaat Arora

    Not many know that Grand Masti actress Kainaat Arora is the second cousin of the late actress Divya Bharti.

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  • Tina Munim, Mohit Marwah

    Former actress Tina Munim Ambani is related to Anil Kapoor's family. In February 2018, Tina's sister, Bhavana Motiwala's daughter Antara married Anil Kapoor's nephew (his sister Reena's son) actor Mohit Marwah. Interestingly, Tina had made her Bollywood debut in 1991 with the Anil Kapoor-starrer Jigarwala.

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  • Sharman Joshi, Prem Chopra

    Sharman Joshi is married to Prerna Chopra, daughter of veteran Bollywood actor Prem Chopra. Chopra's other daughter Punita is married to actor-singer Vikas Bhalla. That makes, Sharman and Vikas Bhalla brothers-in-law.

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  • Fardeen Khan, Mumtaz

    Fardeen Khan is married to Mumtaz's daughter, Natasha Madhwani. Mumtaz and Fardeen's father Feroz Khan have starred in many films together.

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  • Swanand Kirkire

    Writer-actor-singer-lyricist Swanand Kirkire is best known for his songs like Bawra Mann, Piyu Bole, Udti Hawa Sa Tha Woh, etc. But did you know his mother, Neelambari Kirkire is a classical singer and has worked with Amit Trivedi for the song Navrai Majhi from English Vinglish.

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  • Daggubati-Akkineni Family

    South superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni married Lakshmi Daggubati, daughter of Ramnaidu Daggubati, an Indian film producer. Naga Chaitanya is their son. Nagarjuna married Akkineni Amala, after separating from Lakshmi. Rana Daggubati is the son of producer Suresh Babu Daggubati, brother of Lakshmi Daggubati and thus Naga Chaitanya and Rana Daggubati are cousins.

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  • Shweta Bachchan, Ritu Kapoor Nanda

    Amitabh Bachchan's daughter Shweta (third from right) is married to industrialist Nikhil Nanda (third from left), who is the son of Ritu Nanda, the daughter of Raj Kapoor and Krishna Raj Kapoor. Pic/Yogen Shah

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  • Neelima Azeem

    Neelima Azeem, the ex-wife of Pankaj Kapur and mother of Shahid Kapoor, is the great-granddaughter of legendary director KA Abbas.

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  • Madhoo Shah, Juhi Chawla

    While many know that Madhoo Shah is Hema Malini's niece, quite a few are unaware that Juhi Chawla is her sister-in-law. Her husband Anand Shah is the first cousin of Jay Mehta (Juhi Chawla's husband).

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  • Minissha Lamba, Pooja Bedi

    Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba was married to restaurateur Ryan Tham, who happens to be Pooja Bedi's cousin. The couple, however, is divorced now.

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  • Sonam Kapoor, Ranveer Singh

    Padmaavat actor Ranveer Singh is a cousin of Sonam Kapoor. Sonam's maternal grandmother and Ranveer Singh's paternal grandfather are siblings.

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  • Raj Kapoor, Prem Chopra

    Raj Kapoor tied the knot with Krishna Raj Kapoor, the sister of actors Prem Nath and Rajendra Nath. Krishna's sister Uma is married to veteran actor Prem Chopra.

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  • Siddharth Malhotra, Prem Nath

    Director Siddharth Malhotra, who directed the Rani Mukerji-starrer Hichki, is the grandson of Prem Nath.

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  • Kanchan Kapoor, Ketan Desai

    Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali's daughter Kanchan Kapoor married filmmaker Ketan Desai, son of noted filmmaker Manmohan Desai.

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  • Zareen Khan, Kader Khan

    Not many know that Zareen Khan is related to Kader Khan. Her mother's sister married the veteran actor's wife's brother. After his demise on January 1, Zareen told mid-day about her first meeting with the late writer-actor at Rangsharda in Bandra a couple of years ago, where she had gone to watch a play in which his son [Sarfaraz] was performing. Zareen wished she had a chance to work with the late actor.

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  • Deven Varma, Ashok Kumar

    Deven Varma was married to Rupa Ganguly, daughter of late Bollywood actor, Ashok Kumar.

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  • Shkhar Kapur, Dev Anand

    Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur is the nephew of Dev Anand. Kapur is the son of Sheel Kanta Kapur, Anand's sister.

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  • Kanwaljit Singh, Ashok Kumar

    Noted TV actor Kanwaljit Singh is married to Anuradha Patel, Ashok Kumar's granddaughter.

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  • Tabu-Shabana Azmi

    Tabu is the niece of veteran actress Shabana Azmi and cinematographer Baba Azmi.

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  • Abhishek Kapoor-Ekta Kapoor

    Abhishek Kapoor, director of Rock On!!, is Jeetendra's nephew and a cousin of Ekta Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor.

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  • Sadhana-Babita

    Late actress Sadhana was a cousin of Babita, who was married to Randhir Kapoor.

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  • Ayub Khan-Dilip Kumar

    Ayub Khan is a nephew of Dilip Kumar. And Ayub's mother was the maternal aunt of Amrita Singh's mother Rukhsana Sultana.

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  • Kolhapure-Mangeshkar

    Padmini Kolhapure is a niece of legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

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  • Kapoor-Kolhapure

    Shakti Kapoor is the brother-in-law of Padmini Kolhapure. He is married to Padmini's sister Shivangi.

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  • Kajol-Nalini Jaywant

    Kajol is related to yesteryear actress Nalini Jaywant. Her maternal grandmother Shobhna Samarth was Nalini's cousin.

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  • Ramanand Sagar and Vidhu Vinod Chopra

    Ramanand Sagar and Vidhu Vinod Chopra are half-brothers. Their father married Vinod's mother after Ramanand's mother passed away.

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  • Simi Garewal-Pamela Chopra

    Simi Garewal and Yash Chopra's wife Pamela are first cousins. Simi's mother Darshi and Pamela's father Mohinder Singh were siblings. Interestingly, it was Simi who had introduced Pamela to Yash at a wedding!

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  • Akhtar-Khan fmaily

    Farhan and Zoya Akhtar are cousins of Sajid and Farah Khan.

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While there are many actors whose family ties within the film industry you are well aware of, there are a few you are probably unaware of. A look at popular celebrities' relations you probably didn't know about!

First Published: 23 September, 2019 09:38 IST