Moon Moon Sen, Raima and Riya Sen: Moon Moon Sen, the daughter of the legendary actress Suchitra Sen, has worked in Bollywood and Bengali films. She starred in the suspense-thriller 100 Days with Madhuri Dixit. She married Bharat Dev Varma in 1978 and the couple has two daughters Raima and Riya, who followed in her footsteps to enter filmdom. While Riya is compared to her mother for sharing a bold on-screen persona, Raima is likened to her grandmother Suchitra for versatile acting prowess.
Babita, Karisma and Kareena Kapoor: Babita, who married Randhir Kapoor in 1971, is best known for films like Haseena Maan Jayegi, Farz and Kismet in her short career that included 19 movies. She has two daughters - Karisma and Kareena. While Karisma was one of the most sought-after actresses in the 90s, her sister Kareena is ruling Bollywood now. She was recently seen in Veere Di Wedding.
Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan: Having won Padma Bhushan, two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards, among other honours, Sharmila Tagore is one of the most respected personalities in the film fraternity. Married to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in 1969, Sharmila has three children - Saif, Saba and Soha. She worked with her daughter, Soha Ali Khan, who is known for films like Rang De Basanti, 99, Tum Mile and Sangeeta Datta's Life Goes On, while Saba is a jewellery designer and prefers to stay away from the limelight.
Hema Malini and Esha Deol: Starting her film career in 1968 with Raj Kapoor-starrer Sapno Ka Saudagar, Hema Malini regaled movie buffs with roles in films like Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay, Dream Girl and Satte Pe Satta. Bollywood's Dreamgirl Hema Malini has tasted tremendous success in her film career. She married actor Dharmendra in 1979 and has two daughters Esha Deol and Ahana Deol. While her daughter Esha failed to make a mark in Bollywood, Ahana chose to stay away from the showbiz. Hema made a futile attempt to lift Esha Deol's career by directing her in Tell Me O Kkhuda. When the filmi tide worked against her, Esha turned to television and became a judge for the adventure-reality show Roadies X2.
Dimple Kapadia and Twinkle Khanna: After delivering hits like Bobby and Saagar, Dimple Kapadia managed to transform her bold image with films like Krantiveer, Gardish and Rudali. Dimple Kapadia married superstar Rajesh Khanna in 1973 and got separated in 1982. The couple's daughters, Twinkle and Rinke, tried their luck in Bollywood without much success. While Rinke disappeared from the limelight after appearing in a handful of films, the Barsaat actress Twinkle Khanna moved to production, interior designing and writing after failing miserably on the acting front. She recently produced PadMan, which starred her husband-actor Akshay Kumar.
Sarika, Shruti and Akshara Haasan: Sarika, who started her film career in Bollywood as a child actor in the 60s, achieved critical success by winning the National Film Award for Best Costume Design for Hey Ram, and the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Parzania. She married Kamal Haasan in 1998 and the couple got separated in 2004. Her daughters Shruti and Akshara have followed in their mother's footsteps and forayed into acting. Shruti is not only an accomplished actress but also has singing credits to her name. Akshara Haasan, who shares her mother Sarika's striking eyes, made her Bollywood debut with R Balki's Shamitabh in 2015 featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush.
Tanuja, Kajol and Tanishaa Mukerji: Daughter of actress Shobhna Samarth and producer Kumarsen Samarth, Tanuja started off as a child artist. She starred with her elder sister-actress Nutan in 1950's Hamari Beti. She is most remembered for her roles in Mere Jeevan Saathi, Jewel Thief and Haathi Mere Saathi. Tanuja married film producer, director and writer Shomu Mukherjee and has two daughters Kajol and Tanishaa. While Kajol continues to rule the roost in Bollywood, her younger daughter Tanishaa couldn't make a mark in the industry. Tanuja was seen in Kajol's debut film Bekhudi and they appeared together in Toonpur Ka Superhero too. Tanishaa has had a shot at acting with films like Popcorn Khao! Mast Ho Jao and Neal N Nikki to her credit. Tanishaa has also launched her production house T Mukerji Media and was a runner-up in a season of Bigg Boss.
Soni Razdan, Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt: Alia Bhatt's mother Soni Razdan got married to filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt in 1986. British-born Sonia Razdhan starred in critically-acclaimed films like Mandi, Saaransh, Sadak and Monsoon Wedding. She recently starred in Raazi, playing Alia Bhatt's on-screen mother. While Alia is a Bollywood celebrity, her elder sister Shaheen isn't a part of the Hindi film industry. Shaheen has keen interest in production and recently released her debut book 'I've Never Been (un) Happier'.
Aparna Sen and Konkona Sen Sharma: The acclaimed director Aparna Sen is the winner of several National Film Awards. Before donning the hat of a director, she was a renowned Bengali actress and had worked with legends like Satyajit Ray. Sen has been married three times. She was first married to Sanjay Sen. She later married journalist, Mukul Sharma, whom she has two daughters from the marriage - Kamalini and Konkona. Sen is presently married to Kalyan Ray, an author and professor of English. Like mother, daughter Konkona too is a critically acclaimed actress. Aparna directed Konkona in several collaborations including Mr And Mrs Iyer, 15 Park Avenue.
Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor: Shobha Kapoor, who worked as an air hostess with British Airways, married actor Jeetendra in 1974. The couple has two children - Ekta and Tusshar. Shobha and Ekta's mother-daughter duo not only started the trend of 'K' serials but also revamped the television scene in India with their production company Balaji Telefilms. They gave hit TV serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Pavitra Rishta and Bade Acche Lagte Hain, among several others. They have also ventured into Bollywood with the company Balaji Motion Pictures which has films like The Dirty Picture, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Shootout at Lokhandwala, the Ragini MMS franchise, which was recently seen in a web series avatar, and the Kyaa Kool Hai Hum series to its credit.
Lillete Dubey and Ira Dubey: Lillete Dubey is an acclaimed theatre and Bollywood actress with films like Monsoon Wedding, Baghban and Kal Ho Naa Ho to her credit. She also starred in the British film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel featuring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy. Lillete married Ravi Dubey and has two daughters - Neha and Ira. While Ira has worked in films like Aisha and Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend, Neha is a psychotherapist in Mumbai.
Like mother, like daughter, they say. And Bollywood sure has set many such examples. Actresses Raima Sen, Riya Sen and mother Moon Moon Sen are a popular Bollywood mother-daughter trio. As Raima turned a year older this week, here are 11 popular and gorgeous mother-daughter duos and trios in B-Town
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