No matter what you know, read or hear about Bollywood, one truth about it is that it is a big happy family where almost everyone working in the industry is related to someone in some way or the other. But most of us are not aware about it. No, we are not talking about nepotism. We are talking about the connections that the B-Town celebs have each other. Yes, it seems like all Bollywood clans are linked to each other. In this post, we brought for you some of the Bollywood celebrities who are related to each other. Take a look.
This is one connection that most of us have heard about. Kajol, Ayan and Rani Mukherjee are each other’s second cousins as their fathers were cousins as well.
Many of us know that Tabu and Farah are sisters but what most of us don’t know is that they are Shabana Azmi’s nieces. Shabana’s brother, Jamal Hashmi, is Tabu and Farah’s father.
Surprised? Yes, these Bollywood actors are related to each other. How? Sonam’s maternal grandmother was the sister of Ranveer’s paternal grandfather. This makes the two actors second cousins.
Karan and Aditya aren’t the only directors who are related. They are cousins of Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Ramanand Sagar and Ravi Chopra as well.
Madhoo Shah is the niece of Bollywood’s dream girl. And so Madhoo is Esha and Ahana Deol’s cousin.
Raj Kapoor’s wife, Krishna Kapoor, and Prem Chopra’s wife, Uma Chopra, are sisters.
Both Aditi and Kiran are princesses of the Wanaparthy family of Telangana. These ladies are first cousins as the Raja of Wanaparthy, JP Rao, was Aditi’s maternal grandfather and Kiran’s paternal grandfather.
Dilip Kumar is Ayub Khan’s paternal uncle. Ayub’s father, Nasir Khan, was Dilip’s brother. Dilip Kumar’s real name is Muhammad Yusuf Khan.
These four are related to each other as their mothers, Menaka and Daisy, are siblings. This makes Sajid and Farah first cousins of Zoya and Farhan.
Mahesh Bhatt is Emraan Hashmi’s uncle which makes Alia, Pooja and all the other Bhatt children Hashmi’s second cousin. Also, Emraan Hashmi is Mohit Suri’s cousin.
Surprised how Shraddha is related to Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle? The young star’s grandfather was a cousin of the singing sisters. Thus, Shraddha is their grand-niece.
Sharman Joshi and Manasi Joshi Roy are siblings. Manasi is married to Rohit Roy which makes him Sharman Joshi’s brother-in-law.
Kajol and Monish Behl are first cousins as their respective mothers, Tanuja and Nutan, were siblings. Ajay married Kajol, and so he is Monish Behl’s brother-in-law.
Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam is married to Suhasini, who is Kamal Haasan’s brother’s daughter. Thus, Mani is Kamal’s son-in-law.
Pakistani actor and singer Ali Zafar is married to Aamir Khan’s distant cousin, Ayesha Fazli. Therefore, Ali is Aamir Khan’s brother-in-law.
Shweta is the daughter-in-law of Kareena’s paternal aunt. These ladies might not be related by blood but they do share close ties.
Shekhar Kapur is the nephew of Dev Anand. Similarly, Purab Kohli is the nephew of Shekhar Kapur.
Krushna Abhishek and Ragini Khanna are both Govinda’s nephew and niece. Since Somya Seth is a cousin of the brother-sister duo, she is related to Govinda as well.
Deb Mukherjee, Ayan Mukherji’s father, married twice. Ayan has a half-sister, Sunita, who is married to Ashutosh Gowariker. This makes Ashutosh Ayan’s brother-in-law.
Kareena and Karisma Kapoor are related to veteran actress Sadhana. Sadhana and Babita were first cousins but were not on talking terms. Despite the feud, Sadhna remains Karisma and Kareena’s aunt.
Legendary actor Guru Dutt is Amrita Rao’s distant grandfather. Her grandfather and Guru Dutt were second cousins.
Kumar Gaurav married Sunil Dutt’s daughter, Namrata Dutt. Therefore, he is Sanjay Dutt’s brother-in-law.
Simi is Pamela Chopra’s niece which makes her Aditya and Uday’s first cousin. Since Rani is married to Aditya Chopra, she is Simi’s sister-in-law.
Abhishek’s mother is Jeetendra’s sister, which makes him his nephew and first cousins of Ekta and Tusshar Kapoor.
We are sure that some of these connections and relationships came to many as a surprise.