If you believe you know Bollywood inside out then we have a surprise for you. While many people profess that being a celeb kid or sibling to a celeb is a sure shot ticket to stardom, there are many such siblings of superstars who chose not to join Bollywood, in spite of the fact that they had a chance to do so.
Here are 10 such names who chose to take a non-Bollywood path, inspite of their siblings being Bollywood superstars:
1) Anushka and Karnesh Sharma
Anushka’s elder brother, Karnesh Sharma used to work in the merchant navy before starting a production company with his sister. Together, they established the production company ‘Clean Slate Films’. In 2015, the siblings produced their first film NH10 (2015). Anushka considers her brother to be her “best friend”.
2) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aditya Rai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan could have easily paved the way for her elder brother Aditya in the film industry, but her brother was never interested in taking up acting. However, Aditya did step into Bollywood as a producer in 2003 and produced ‘Dil Ka Rishta’. Since he did not succeed, he did not continue in the industry.
3) Arjun and Anshula Kapoor
Anshula Kapoor is the daughter of producer Boney Kapoor and the sister of Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor. But despite having family roots in the film industry, Anshula chose to not make a career in it. In the past, Anshula has worked with Google as an Ads representative and she has been working for HRX as an Operations Manager.
4) Alia and Shaheen Bhatt
Being the daughter of Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt and despite the fact that her sister Alia chose acting, Shaheen decided to skip the limelight by not being directly active in movies. She prefers to work mainly in the backstage. She worked as an assistant director for the movie Raaz 3.
5) Ranveer and Ritika Bhavnani
Ranveer’s elder sister Ritika is like a second mother to him, Ranveer affectionately calls his sister ‘little momma’. Ritika has always supported her younger brother’s Bollywood career, but only from the shadows.
6) Deepika and Anisha Padukone
Deepika’s younger sister Anisha may not have gone after the glamour industry like her sister, but she has proved her mettle in the field of sports just like her father. Anisha Padukone is regularly counted amongst the top 10 golfers of India.
7) Priyanka and Siddharth Chopra
Siddharth Chopra is the younger brother of Priyanka Chopra, one of the most famous celebrities of B-town. Priyanka could have easily secured an acting opportunity for her brother, but Siddharth had something else on his mind. After completing a culinary course in Switzerland, he launched The Mugshot Lounge in Pune and is rising as a young entrepreneur.
8) Sonam and Rhea Kapoor
Rhea Kapoor, the younger sister of Sonam Kapoor has said no to the glamour of Bollywood but has gained success in her own way. Nobody knows what kept her away from the silver screen. She has worked at the backend of movie making as an Assistant Director for the movie Wake Up Sid and has produced Sonam Kapoor starrer films ‘Aisha’, ‘Khoobsurat’ and the recently released ‘Veere Di Wedding’. Apart from styling her sister, Rhea spends her time designing costumes for movies.
9) Soha and Saba Ali Khan
Saba, the sister of two famous Bollywood celebrities-Soha and Saif Ali Khan has not been bitten by the acting bug. Nonetheless, she is very successful in the jewelry business and is famous for designing jewelry. She is also rumored to have a net worth of Rs. 2,700 crores.
10) Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Nanda
The elder sister of Abhishek Bachchan and the daughter of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Shweta kept her distance from the glitz and glamour of Bollywood. But she has modeled for the magazine L’Officiel in 2007. Shweta got married to Nikhil Nanda in 1997. Nikhil Nanda is the grandson of Raj Kapoor.
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