Do you know these lesser-known star kids of popular Bollywood celebs?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020, 11:03 | Nikita Wagh
  • Anjini Dhawan

    Anjini Dhawan: Daughter of actor Siddharth Dhawan, Anjini has gained fame already, thanks to the paparazzi's attention. Her grandfather-veteran actor Anil Dhawan is filmmaker David Dhawan's sibling. Thus, Anjini is Varun Dhawan's niece. The 20-year-old is apparently planning to step in Bollywood just like her other filmy relatives.

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  • Sneha Taurani

    Sneha Taurani: Veteran producer of the Hindi film industry Ramesh Taurani's daughter Sneha always aspired to become a director. And in 2020, her debut film Bhangra Paa Le opened in the cinemas. Sneha had earlier helmed the assistant director's hat with films such as 2018's Karwaan (associate director), 2013's Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara (first assistant director), 2011's Murder 2 (assistant director), 2010's Crook: It's Good to Be Bad (assistant director) and 2009's Wake Up Sid (assistant director).

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  • Riva Kishan

    Riva Kishan: Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan's daughter, Riva, made her grand Bollywood debut in 2020 with Sab Kushal Mangal. She was seen alongside veteran actor Padmini Kolhapure's son, Priyaank Sharma. She has also worked with Naseeruddin Shah's daughter, Heeba for a play titled, Parindo Ki Mehfil in 2015.

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  • Priyaank Sharma

    Priyaank Sharma: Veteran actress Padmini Kolhapure's son Priyaank Sharma made his Bollywood debut with Sab Kushal Mangal. The film also stars Akshaye Khanna and actor Ravi Kishan's daughter Riva Kishan.

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  • Shouryaman Rana

    Shouryaman Rana: Renuka Shahane and Ashutosh Rana's son Shouryaman Rana recently attended the special screening of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior at a preview theatre in Juhu. And that grabbed the attention of one and all.

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  • Keia Shah, Ameya Shah

    Keia Shah, Ameya Shah: Daughters of Roja actress Madhoo Shah, Ameya (19) and Keia (17) are often spotted with their mother on parties and events. Last year, in a media interaction Madhoo Shah had revealed that Ameya is interested in becoming an actress, while her younger daughter is not so keen about films right now but she emphasized that both of them are good at their studies.

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  • Pashmina Roshan

    Pashmina Roshan: Music director Rajesh Roshan, brother of actor-turned-director Rakesh Roshan, has a daughter - Pashmina - who is all set to make her foray in Bollywood very soon. Pashmina has a strong footing in Indian classical dance as she is a trained Bharatnatyam and Kathak dance since the age of six.

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  • Shannon Sanu

    Shannon Sanu: Popular singer Kumar Sanu, who ruled the 90s with his chartbusters, has his daughter following his footsteps. Shannon, who is just 19, was adopted by Kumar Sanu in 2001. Shannon made her debut with pop single, 'A long time', written and produced by singer Justin Bieber's frequent collaborator, Jason 'Poo Bea' Boyd. Shannon grew up in the UK and recently collaborated with her father for a song It's Magical.

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  • Soniya and Rohan Mehra

    Soniya and Rohan Mehra: Late veteran actor Vinod Mehra has two kids from his third wife Kiran. While Soniya Mehra made her Bollywood debut with Victoria No. 203, she went on to star in films like Shadow, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Ragini MMS 2, however, her career never took off as an actor. Soniya is currently a Yogini and travelling the world. Vinod Mehra's son Rohan Mehra made his Bollywood debut with Saif Ali Khan's Baazaar in 2018.

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  • Renee Sen

    Renee Sen: Sushmita Sen's daughter Renee Sen will turn 20 in 2019. In 2000, Sen adopted Renee when the actress was just 25 and later adopted Alisah in 2010. The diva is a single mother to her daughters.

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  • Tanisha Santoshi

    Tanisha Santoshi: Director Rajkumar Santoshi's daughter Tanisha R Santoshi is Janhvi Kapoor's best friend. The star kid is often spotted at the Kapoor family's parties. Tanisha's mother Manila Santoshi, was one of Sridevi's dearest friends. We wonder if Tanisha too has plans to enter Bollywood!

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  • Shakya Akhtar

    Shakya Akhtar: Farhan Akhtar has two daughters with ex-wife Adhuna Bhabani - younger daughter Akira and elder daughter Shakya. While Akira is still seen on various occasions or on social media with Farhan, Shakya is rarely spotted. Like her mother, Shakya too is super stylish and that's quite visible in this picture here.

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  • Vedaant Madhavan

    Vedaant Madhavan: Vedaant, the 13-year-old son of actor R Madhavan and his wife Sarita Birje is an athlete. He won a bronze medal for India in the 1500m freestyle at the Thailand Age Group Swimming Championship 2018. "Proud moment for Sarita (his wife) and I, as Vedaant wins his first medal for India in an international swim meet in Thailand today. Thank you for all your blessings," wrote Madhavan on Instagram.

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  • Ayushmaan Sethi

    Ayushmaan Sethi: Parmeet Sethi and Archana Puran Singh's son Ayushmaan has looks to die for. Ayushmann also has a brother, Aryaman, but both of them have kept themselves away from media and social life. Archana had shared this picture on social media a while ago.

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  • Avantika Dasani

    Avantika Dasani: She is the daughter of Bollywood actress Bhagyashree, who is best known for her debut with, Maine Pyar Kiya opposite Salman Khan. Avantika is pursuing her degree in Business and Marketing from Cass Business School in London, which is one of the top business schools in the UK.

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  • Alaviaa Jaaferi

    Alaviaa Jaaferi: Jaaved Jaaferi's teenage daughter Alaviaa Jaaferi has become the latest sensation on social media. Though she is very active on social media, very few people know that the gorgeous is actually Jaaved's daughter.

    In picture: Jaaved with his son Abbas and daughter Alaviaa, during one of their vacations.

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  • Samara Tijori

    Samara Tijori: Deepak Tijori's daughter Samara prefers to stay away from the spotlight. Nevertheless, she is quite popular on social media. Samara's Instagram handle is full of her sensational pictures and the girl has managed to get dent fan following already.

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  • Rasha and Ranbirvardhan Thadani

    Rasha and Ranbirvardhan Thadani: Raveena Tandon's children are stars too. These wonder kids have already started raising funds for the NGO - In Defence of Animals. As the young ambassadors of the NGO, the kids visited schools across the city to spread awareness about animal rights and shared their views about the importance of compassion.

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  • Jhanvi Mehta

    Jhanvi Mehta: Actress and co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Juhi Chawla and Industrialist Jay Mehta's super smart daughter Jhanvi Mehta became the youngest person ever to sit at an IPL auction table. Jhanvi, who is studying in London, was seen doing quite an exercise with the bidding paddle at the auction table in 2018. And in IPL video, she quirkily said, "I got bicep training [by continuously lifting the bidding paddle], which is good."

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  • Panini Raajkumar

    Panini Raajkumar: Son of late superstar Raaj Kumar and brother of Bollywood actor Puru Raajkumar, Panini Raajkumar is a trained commercial pilot. Panini Raajkumar was to be launched as a hero in 1997 with 'Shivam' and share screen space with Sanjay Kapoor's wife Maheep Sandhu and Nirmal Pandey. However, the film never saw the light of day.

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  • Dishani Chakraborty, Ushmey Chakraborty, Namashi Chakraborty

    Dishani Chakraborty, Ushmey Chakraborty, Namashi Chakraborty: While Mithun Chakraborty's son Mahaakshay (Mimoh) is famous for his not-so-great Bollywood outing, very few know about Dishani, Ushmey and Namashi. Dishani Chakraborty studies acting at the New York Film Academy, Ushmey (Remoh) is a writer and director, known for Lucky Man (2013), Holy Smoke! (2017) and Life, Somewhere (2010) and Namashi has worked as an assistant director for his brother, Mahaakshay's movie, Ishqedarriyaa.

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  • Sanjay Grover

    Sanjay Grover: The 'Bad Man' of Hindi film industry, Gulshan Grover's son Sanjay Grover is also one of the lesser known star-kids on the block. Very few know that Sanjay Grover is an American filmmaker and has made sports films as well.

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  • Ida Ali

    Ida Ali: Imtiaz Ali's daughter Ida is just 16 and is already following her father's footsteps. She wrote and directed the recently released short film Lift. Like father, like daughter, Ida's 12-minute film is a mature take on love and relationships.

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  • Riddhima Kapoor Sahni

    Riddhima Kapoor Sahni: Daughter of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima was amongst Top 25 entrepreneurs from New Delhi in 2017. Riddhima is married to businessman Bharat Sahni and the couple are parents to daughter Samara.

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  • Rinzing Denzongpa

    Rinzing Denzongpa: Danny Denzongpa's son Rinzing is one lesser-known celebrity kid. The starkid wants to act on the big screen, but he is not keen to follow in his dad's footsteps and do negative roles. He wants to be the leading man in his Bollywood debut.

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  • Trishala Dutt

    Trishala Dutt: Sanjay Dutt's daughter Trishala is based in New York and has done her masters degree in criminal justice. Trishala is the founder of DreamTresses Hair Extensions, a hair extensions brand.

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About The Gallery

Although they are constantly in the limelight and have achieved success through their on-screen forays, the children of these popular Bollywood stars are rarely seen and very few know about them. Here's a look at some lesser-known stars kids of Bollywood celebrities. (All pics/Instagram and midday archives)