Bollywood is one huge family with siblings, sons-daughters, and cousins of actors becoming the part of the family. And we won’t be wrong if we discover that everyone in the industry is somewhere connected to each other. Apart from giving us many on-screen mom-child duos, Bollywood has also produced many real-life mother-child duos and have made a mark. We have compiled a list of real mother-child duos in Bollywood who have chosen the same fields their parents chose and have excelled at that.
Neetu Singh – Ranbir Kapoor
Married into the first family of Bollywood Neetu Singh is an amazing actor and has given amazing flicks like Kabhi Kabhi, Amar Akbar Anthony, Deewar, and Parvarish, to name a few. After her marriage with Rishi Kapoor, she gave up acting. Her son Ranbir is the current heartthrob of Bollywood and has some brilliant movies like Bachna Ae Haseeno, Barfi, Wake Up Sid, Rocket Singh, Rockstar and Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani. Neetu Singh and Ranbir Kapoor were seen together in the action comedy film ‘Besharam’ in 2013.
Soni Razdan – Alia Bhatt
British born-Indian actress Soni Razdan started her acting career in English theatre John Fowler’s The Collector and her Hindi stage career with Bund Darvaze. She is the wife of film director Mahesh Bhatt and mother of Alia and Shaheen Bhatt. Alia made her Bollywood debut in 2012 with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year and since then there was no looking back. Alia and Soni have recently shared screen space in Meghna Gulzar’s thriller ‘Raazi’.
Amrita Singh – Sara Ali Khan
The bold and beautiful Amrita Singh ruled silver screens in the 80s and gave us some amazing movies like Mard, Betaab, Naam, Aaina, Suryavanshi, Chameli Ki Shaadi, to name a few. She married Saif Ali Khan in 1991 and in 1993 took a break from the film industry. She made her Bollywood comeback with the movie ’23rd March 1931: Shaheed’ in 2002. Her daughter is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Kedarnath’. Sara has an uncanny resemblance to Amrita.
Dimple Kapadia – Twinkle Khanna
Dimple Kapadia after her debut film Bobby, at the age of 17, married superstar Rajesh Khanna. Some of the popular movies of the actress are Saagar, Ram Lakhan, Krantiveer, and Rudaali. Her daughters Twinkle and Rinkie were also part of the film industry for a brief period of time but has not been able to replicate the success of their parents. Twinkle later moved to interior designing and today is a successful author, entrepreneur, and producer. The mother-daughter are successful in their own fields and are at their fashion best whenever clicked by the paparazzi.
Babita – Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor
Babita is Bollywood’s one of the talented and beautiful actresses. After delivering several hits like Farz, Kismat, Anjaana, and Pechan, she left her acting career and married Randhir Kapoor. She is the mother of Karisma and Kareena Kapoor. Though she remained out of the limelight she managed careers of both her daughters and the rest is history.
Tanuja – Kajol and Tanisha
One of most acclaimed actresses, Tanuja is known for her work in Paisa Ya Pyar (1969), Ghar Dwaar (1985) and Wahan Ke Log (1967). She is the mother of Kajol and Tanishaa. Kajol made it big in the film industry and is today considered as one the top actresses, Tanishaa’s career graph never hit a high and was seen in television and reality shows.
Sharmila Tagore – Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan
Iconic actress Sharmila Tagore has always impressed audiences with her acting skills, sensual looks, and bold avatars. She is known for her contribution to Hindi and Bengali film industry. She is also the first actress who started the bikini trend in India. She taught the Indian masses to experiment with their looks. Sharmila married in the royal family of Nawabs to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Sharmila’s children Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan are also part of the Bollywood. Saif married to Kareena Kapoor while Soha married to Kunal Khemu. Saif-Kareena’s son Taimur is already the favourite of the media and we can easily call them the next popular jodi in making.
Jaya Bachchan – Abhishek Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan is one the most celebrated actors who have redefined the Hindi film industry. She is currently the member of parliament in Rajya Sabha and has also made her presence felt as well. She is married to superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Though her son Abhishek Bachchan has not been able to replicate the success of his parents, we cannot ignore the fact that he has delivered some of the hit movies like Guru, Dostana, Yuva, Paa, Sarkar, Dostana and more.
Hema Malini – Esha Deol
The Dreamgirl of Bollywood Hema Malini and her films needs no introduction. Hema married to Dharmendra and is a proud mother of Esha and Ahaana. Esha tried her luck at Bollywood but could never make her mark. While Ahaana never tried her hands at acting. Though the daughters didn’t inherit their mother’s acting skills but have charmed with their looks and style.
Sarika – Shruti Haasan and Akshara
National award-winning actress Sarika started her film career as a child actress in the 1960s and has appeared in several children’s movies. She has impressed the audiences with films like Kranti, Qatl, Vidhaata, Sacred Evil: A True Story and Satte Pe Satta. Both her daughters – Shruti and Akshara – had made their names in the film industry. Shruti was seen in Bollywood movies like Ramaiya Vastavaiya, Welcome Back, Gabbar is Back, Behen Hogi Teri, to name a few. While Akshara made her Bollywood debut in 2015 with the movie ‘Shamitabh’ and has now donned the assistant director hat.