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.
1. Kajol, Rani Mukerji and Ayan Mukherji
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.
2. Shabana Azmi, Tabu and Farah Naaz
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.
3. Ranveer Singh and Sonam Kapoor
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.
4. Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra
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.
5. Madhoo and Hema Malini
Madhoo Shah is the niece of Bollywood’s dream girl. And so Madhoo is Esha and Ahana Deol’s cousin.
6. Prem Chopra and Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor’s wife, Krishna Kapoor, and Prem Chopra’s wife, Uma Chopra, are sisters.
7. Aditi Rao Hydari and Kiran Rao
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.
8. Dilip Kumar and Ayub Khan
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.
9. Farhan & Zoya Akhtar and Sajid & Farah 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.
10. The Bhatts, Emraan Hashmi and Mohit Suri
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.
11. Shraddha Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle
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.
12. Sharman Joshi and Rohit Roy
Sharman Joshi and Manasi Joshi Roy are siblings. Manasi is married to Rohit Roy which makes him Sharman Joshi’s brother-in-law.
13. Ajay Devgn and Monish Behl
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.
14. Sonakshi Sinha and Pooja Ruparel
DDLJ fame Pooja Ruparel is a distant cousin of Sonakshi. Their grandmothers were siblings.
15. Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan
Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam is married to Suhasini, who is Kamal Haasan’s brother’s daughter. Thus, Mani is Kamal’s son-in-law.
16. Aamir Khan and Ali Zafar
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.
17. Kareena Kapoor and Shweta Nanda
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.
18. Purab Kohli, Shekhar Kapur and Dev Anand
Shekhar Kapur is the nephew of Dev Anand. Similarly, Purab Kohli is the nephew of Shekhar Kapur.
19. Govinda and Somya Seth
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.
20. Ashutosh Gowariker and Ayan Mukherji
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.
21. Sadhana and Kapoor Sisters
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.
22. Guru Dutt and Amrita Rao
Legendary actor Guru Dutt is Amrita Rao’s distant grandfather. Her grandfather and Guru Dutt were second cousins.
23. Kumar Gaurav and Sanjay Dutt
Kumar Gaurav married Sunil Dutt’s daughter, Namrata Dutt. Therefore, he is Sanjay Dutt’s brother-in-law.
24. Simi Garewal and Rani Mukherji
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.
25. Abhishek Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor
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.