The Indian film fraternity has had its share of father-son and mother-daughter duos. They often tread the same path and sometimes even attain the same success and feats. They are people the common man wants to know about, read about and, as a matter of fact, even watch on the silver screen or television. The tales of the Bollywood mothers and daughters are plenty and have always evoked interest and curiosity among the hoi polloi. So here is a look at the top 10 mother-daughter couples in Bollywood.
10. Neetu Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor:
While Neetu Singh Kapoor was a leading actress of the 1970s, her daughter, Riddhima, is a fashion designer, married to Delhi-based industrialist Bharat Sahni. This mother daughter duo has appeared in a jewellery advertisement together but is otherwise rarely spotted in public. Belonging to one of the royal families of Bollywood, they certainly are one of a kind.
9. Moon Moon Sen and Raima/Ria Sen:
Moon Moon Sen, the daughter, of legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, has several Hindi, Bengali and other regional movies to her credit. She has two daughters, both of them actresses in the Hindi and Bengali industry. Of both her daughters, Raima Sen has achieved critical acclaim for her versatile roles and portrayals. Riya, on the other hand, is more identified as a glam doll in Bollywood.
8. Tanuja and Kajol:
Tanuja won several hearts with her performances in 60s and 70s while her daughter Kajol went one step ahead. They are both great actresses and both successful in their own right. They even look very much like the other and are certainly one of the top mother-daughter couples in Bollywood.
7. Punam Sinha and Sonakshi Sinha:
The girl who made it big with Salman Khan’s Dabangg, Sonakshi Sinha is the daughter of yesteryear’s actor Shatrughan Sinha. She is the girl in news these days because of her projects with the big names of Bollywood. She is often seen at parties and events with her mother, Poonam Sinha. In fact, the latest buzz is that they would even feature in a beauty advertisement together.
6. Aparna Sen and Konkana Sen Sharma:
Aparna Sen is an acclaimed director and winner of three National Film Awards. Prior to donning the hat of a director, she was a celebrated actress in the Bengali film industry working with greats like Satyajit Ray. Her daughter Konkana, is also very much like her in her acting competence. Their dexterity as a creative unit was well enunciated in their much talked about venture Mr and Mrs Iyer. A whirlpool of talent is what they can be aptly called.
5. Babita and Karishma/Kareena Kapoor:
Babita who married Randhir Kapoor, the eldest son of Raj Kapoor, was an actress in Bollywood during the 1960s. She left the industry after her marriage but ensured both her daughters, Karishma and Kareena, become successful actresses in their own right. Kareena Kapoor, the younger one, is today one of the most sought after actresses in the country.
4. Dimple Khanna and Twinkle Khanna:
This mother-daughter duo entered the industry with a boom. While Dimple came with the lovable Bobby, Twinkle staked her claim in Bollywood with the superhit, Barsaat. Dimple married the first superstar of the Indian film industry, Rajesh Khanna, while Twinkle Khanna is married to the Khiladi of Bollwood, Akshay Kumar. This pair is also known for their elegant taste of fashion and are indeed one of the most talked about in B-town.
3. Jaya Bachchan and Shweta Nanda:
Jaya Bachchan, an actress who peaked in the 1970s, still has a good hold over Bollywood. Her daughter Shweta Nanda, however, chose not to enter the film industry though she is spotted at Bollywood parties or functions with the Bachchan family. They are surely one of those mother-daughter couples that always stay in news.
2. Hema Malini and Esha Deol:
While Hema Malini was the Dream Girl of her era, Esha Deol failed to attain that level of success. However, this mother daughter duo is as well-known as any other in Bollywood. Their stage shows together is surely a treat to watch for they are both amazing classical dancers. They sure know how to enthral their audience with spell bounding dance performances.
1. Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan:
Sharmila Tagore is not only the personification of beauty and class but a great actress as well. While she has been part of numerous classic movies of Bollywood, her daughter Soha Ali Khan hasn’t been that fortunate as far as star status goes. However, the latter does has to her credit selective and critically acclaimed roles, though far less in number as compared to her mother. This duo certainly is the quintessence of sophistication and taste in the industry.