The issue of whether nepotism exists in the film industry, especially in Bollywood, has been a hot topic of discussion and debate in India for quite some time. Yes, talent counts a lot and it should be the first thing to be considered and looked into when anyone enters the industry. It is an established fact that certain families continue to dominate India’s film industry. In fact, those father-son, mother-daughter or uncle-nephew duos continue to dominate the Bollywood industry.
In this article, we take a look at 10 uncle-nephew duos in Bollywood who have been part of the film industry in some way or the other.
1. Dev Anand-Shekhar Kapur
This one might surprise many. Well, it is that Shekhar Kapur’s mother, Sheel Kanta Kapur, is the sister of Anand brothers, Dev Anand, Vijay Anand and Chetan Anand.
2. Dilip Kumar-Ayub Khan
Ayub Khan is the nephew of Dilip Kumar. How? Ayub Khan’s father, Nasir Khan, was the younger brother of Dilip Kumar.
3. Dharmendra-Abhay Deol
Abhay Deol is the son of Dharmendra’s younger brother Ajit.
4. Shammi Kapoor-Rishi Kapoor
Being from the oldest family in the Hindi film industry, the descendants of Prithviraj Kapoor make for quite a few uncle-nephew jodis in itself. Prithviraj Kapoor has three sons: Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor. Raj Kapoor has two sons, Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor.
5. Feroz Khan-Zayed Khan
Zayed Khan is Feroz Khan’s younger brother Sanjay Khan’s son. Similarly, Fardeen Khan, son of Feroz Khan, makes for a jodi with uncle Sanjay.
6. Jeetendra-Abhishek Kapoor
Abhishek Kapoor is Jeetendra’s sister’s son.
7. Mahesh Bhatt-Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi’s grandmother, Meherbano Mohammad Ali, who was an actress, was the sister of Shirin Mohammad Ali, the mother of Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, who are thus Hashmi’s uncles.
8. Govinda-Krushna Abhishek
Krushna Abhishek is the son of Govinda’s sister. He made his debut in 2002 with ‘Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat’. He is most liked by the audience for his comic acts and dance numbers, just like his uncle Govinda.
9. Anil Kapoor-Arjun Kapoor
Anil Kapoor and Boney Kapoor are brothers. Arjun Kapoor is the son of Boney Kapoor and his ex-wife, Mona.
10. Aamir Khan-Imran Khan
Imran Khan’s mother Nuzhat Khan is Aamir Khan’s cousin sister. As a child actor, Imran played his mamu’s younger self in ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ and ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’. Aamir and his cousin brother, Mansoor Khan, launched their nephew Imran with ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ in 2008.
Who else you know other than the above-mentioned ones?