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 recently made his Bollywood debut with Saif Ali Khan's Baazaar.
Renee Sen: Sushmita Sen's daughter Renee Sen turned 19 today. 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. On Renee's birthday, Sush took to Instagram to share a heartfelt advice to her, "Happy Birthday my first love. Here comes the last of the teens, enjoy every moment of it..sing, dance, learn, grow, make new friends, explore new horizons, embrace the past, look forward to the future but live in the moment and with each step create who you choose to become (sic)."
Tanisha Santoshi: Director Rajkumar Santoshi's daughter Tanisha R Santoshi is Janhvi Kapoor's best friend. As Tanisha ringed in her birthday on 1st August 2018, Boney Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor caught up, along with Santoshi and wife Manila. Tanisha's mother Manila Santoshi, was one of Sridevi's dearest friends. We wonder if Tanisha too has plans to enter Bollywood!
Vedaant Madhavan: Vedaant, the 12-year-old son of actor R Madhavan and his wife Sarita Birje, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pranutan Bahl: Mohnish Bahl's daughter and granddaughter of late actress Nutan, Pranutan aspires to work in Bollywood. The 25-year-old became famous after her pictures with her actor-father on social media became viral.
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.
Samara Tijori: Deepak Tijori's daughter Samara prefers to stay away from the spotlight. Nevertheless, she is quite popular on social media handles. Samara's Instagram handle is full of her sensational pictures and the girl has managed to get dent fan following already.
Rasha and Ranbirvardhan Thadani: Raveena Tandon's children are stars already. 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.
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 this year. And in IPL video, she quirkily said, "I got bicep training [by continuously lifting the bidding paddle], which is good."
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.
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.
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.
Ida Ali: Imtiaz Ali's daughter Ida is just 15 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.
Ira Khan: Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan is as creative as her father. Ira was inclined towards music since childhood and was planning to join musician Ram Sampath as an assistant. The girl likes to keep away from media glare and unlike her brother Junaid Khan, Ira is rarely seen giving media appearances.
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.
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.
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.
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. On the birthday of Soniya Mehra, late actor Vinod Mehra's daughter, we take a look at some lesser-known stars kids of Bollywood celebrities. (All pics/Instagram and midday archives)
DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.