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Did you know these Celebrities are related?

Ankit Kumar | July 2, 2018

It has always been said ‘It is hard for an outsider to make a mark in the film industry”. Have you ever wondered the reason behind such a saying? It won’t be improper to say that almost everyone in Bollywood is related to each other via direct or indirect family lineages which makes the film industry more like a big family.

Have a look at the following relations in Bollywood. I bet you had no idea that these celebrities are related! 

1) Lata Mangeshkar and Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor is the distant grand-daughter of one of  the most respected playback singers of India, the legend Lata Mangeshkar. Shraddha Kapoor’s grandfather Sikander Lal Kapoor is Lata Mangeshkar’s cousin. 


2) Ali Zafar and Aamir Khan

Ali Zafar married Ayesha Fazli in 2009. Not many people in the industry know that Ayesha is actually a distant cousin of Aamir Khan, thereby making  Ali Zafar and Aamir Khan brothers-by-law.


3) Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra

Hiroo Johar, Karan Johar’s mother,  is the sister of  the late director Yash Chopra. This makes Yash Chopra’s son Aditya Chopra and  Hiroo Johar’s son Karan Johar cousins. 


4) Sharman Joshi and Prem Chopra

Sharman Joshi tied the knot with Prem Chopra’s daughter,  Prerna Chopra in the year 2000,  so actor Sharman Joshi is the son-in-law of Prem Chopra.


5) Tabu, Farah Naaz and Shabana Azmi

Jamal Hashmi, father of sisters Farah Naaz and Tabassum Naaz is the brother of actress Shabana Azmi, making Tabu and Farah her nieces.


6) Farhan Akhtar and Farah Khan

Actor Farhan Akhtar’s mother Honey Irani, and Farah Khan’s mother Menaka Irani are siblings, so Farhan and Farah are first cousins.


7) Aditi Rao Hydari and Kiran Rao

Aditi Rao Hydari and Kiran Rao are the granddaughters of  J. Rameshwar Rao, Raja of Wanaparthy, Wanaparthy district, formerly the Telangana state. By this lineage,  Aditi and Kiran are not only cousins but also Indian royals. 


8) Sonam Kapoor and Ranveer Singh

The mother of Sonam Kapoor’s grandmother and Ranveer Singh’s grandfather were actually siblings, thereby making them cousins.

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Ankit Kumar




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