Popular celebrities you probably didn't know are related

Updated: Mar 24, 2020, 16:18 | Nandish
  • 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 distant 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)

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

  • 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. Kiran and Aditi's grandfather was the king of the Wanaparthy family of Hyderbad, J Rameshwar Rao. That makes Aamir Khan Aditi's brother-in-law.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba is married to restaurateur Ryan Tham, who happens to be Pooja Bedi's cousin.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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!

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

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

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

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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 who you are probably unaware of. On Emraan Hashmi's birthday today, here's a look at popular celebrities' relations you probably didn't know about!