26 Lesser Known Bollywood Celebrities Who Are Related To Each Other

26 Lesser Known Bollywood Celebrities Who Are Related To Each Other

Different banners, first families and clans; it doesn't matter how you see Bollywood because the truth is that it is a big happy family. It would come as a surprise to you that most of the people working in the entertainment industry are related to each other.

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No, we are not talking about nepotism! Read how our celebrities are related to each other:

#1. Dilip Kumar and Ayub Khan

Dilip Kumar and Ayub Khan

Don't get fooled by the surnames because Dilip Kumar's real name is Muhammad Yusuf Khan. The veteran actor is Ayub Khan's paternal uncle. Ayub's father, Nasir Khan was Dilip's brother.

#2. Aditi Rao Hydari and Kiran Rao

Aditi Rao Hydari and Kiran Rao

Both Aditi and Kiran are princesses of the Wanaparthy family of Telangana. These ladies are first cousins as the Raja of Wanarpathy, JP Rao was Aditi's maternal grandfather and Kiran's paternal grandfather.

#3. Shabana Azmi, Tabu and Farah Naaz

Shabana Azmi, Tabu and Farah Naaz

We all know that Tabu and Farah are sisters but what most of us don't know is that they are Shabana Azmi's nieces. Shabana's brother, Jamal Hashmi is Tabu and Farah's father.

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#4. Farhan-Zoya Akhtar and Sajid-Farah Khan

Farhan and Zoya Akhtar and Sajid and Farah Khan

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When it comes to powerful brother-sister duos of Bollywood, it is the Khan and Akhtar brothers and sisters. These four are related to each other as their mothers, Menaka and Daisy are siblings. This makes Sajid and Farah first cousins of Zoya and Farhan.

#5. Kareena Kapoor and Shweta Nanda

Kareena Kapoor and Shweta Nanda

Kareena and Shweta hail from the two most powerful families of Bollywood. Shweta is the daughter-in-law of Kareena's paternal aunt. These ladies might not be related by blood but they do share close ties.

#6. The Bhatts, Emraan Hashmi and Mohit Suri

Bhatts and Emran Hashmi

Mahesh Bhatt is Emraan Hashmi's uncle which makes Alia, Pooja and all the other Bhatt children Hashmi's second cousin.

Emraan Hashmi and Mohit Suri

Also, Emraan Hashmi is Mohit Suri's cousin. Guess they all are related to each other.

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#7. Kajol, Rani Mukerji and Ayan Mukerji

Kajol, Rani Mukherjee and Ayan Mukherjee

This is one connection that most of us have heard about. Kajol, Ayan and Rani are each other's second cousins as their fathers were cousins as well.

#8. Ranveer Singh and Sonam Kapoor

Ranveer Singh and Sonam Kapoor

Yes, you read it right. These Bollywood actors are related to each other. Sonam's maternal grandmother was the sister of Ranveer's paternal grandfather. This makes these celebs second cousins.

#9. Shraddha Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle

Shraddha Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle

There are no pointers in guessing how Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar are related to each other. The surprise is how Sharaddha is related to them. The young star's grandfather was a cousin of the singing sisters. Thus, Shraddha is their grand-niece.

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#10. Tanushree Dutta and Vatsal Seth

Tanushree Dutta and Vatsal Seth

Vatsal Seth recently got married to Ishita Dutta in Iskcon temple. Ishita is Tanushree's younger sister. This makes Vatsal, Tanushree's brother-in-law.

#11. Simi Garewal and Rani Mukerji

Simi Garewal and Rani Mukerji

Simi is Pamela Chopra's niece which makes her Aditya and Uday's first cousin. Since Rani is married to Aditya Chopra, she is Simi's sister-in-law.

#12. Purab Kohli, Shekhar Kapur and Dev Anand

Purab Kohli, Shekhar Kapur and Dev Anand

Dev Anand is one name that no one can ever forget. Shekhar Kapur is his nephew. Similarly, Purab Kohli is the nephew of Shekhar Kapur. Figure the sturdy good looks run in the family.

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#13. The Director Cousins

Director Cousins

Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra aren't the only directors who are related.

Director Cousins

They are cousins of Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Ramanand Sagar and Ravi Chopra as well.

#14. Govinda and Somya Seth

Govinda and Somya Seth

Krushna Abhishek and Ragini Khanna are both Govinda's nephew and niece. Since Somya Seth is a cousin of the brother-sister duo, she is related to Govinda as well.

#15. Abhishek Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor

Abhishek Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor

Abhishek's mother is Jeetendra's sister, which makes him his nephew and first cousins of Ekta and Tusshar Kapoor.

#16. Ashutosh Gowariker and Ayan Mukherji

Ashutosh Gowariker and Ayan Mukherji

Deb Mukherjee, Ayan Mukerji's father married twice. He has a half-sister, Sunita who is married to Ashutosh Gowariker. This makes Ashutosh, Ayan's brother-in-law.

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#17. Rohit Roy and Sharman Joshi

Rohit Roy and Sharman Joshi

Image courtesy: Instagram

Sharman Joshi and Manasi Joshi Roy are siblings. Manasi is married to Rohit Roy which makes him Sharman Joshi's brother-in-law.

#18. Ajay Devgn and Monish Behl

Ajay Devgn and Monish Behl

Kajol and Monish Behl are first cousins as their respective mothers, Tanuja and Nutan were siblings. When Ajay got married to Kajol, he became Monish Behl's brother-in-law.

#19. Sonakshi Sinha and Pooja Ruparel

Sonakshi Sinha and Pooja Ruparel

DDLJ fame Pooja Ruparel is a distant cousin of Sonakshi. Their grandmothers were siblings.

#20. Sadhana and Kapoor Sisters

Sadhana and Kapoor Sisters

Kareena and Karisma Kapoor are related to veteran actress Sadhana. Sadhana and Babita were first cousins but were not on talking terms. Despite the feud, Sadhna remains Karisma and Kareena's aunt.

#21. Madhoo and Hema Malini

Madhoo and Hema Malini

Roja girl, Madhoo Shah is Esha and Ahana Deol’s cousin. She is the niece of Bollywood's dream girl.

#22. Guru Dutt and Amrita Rao

Guru Dutt and Amrita Rao

Legendary actor Guru Dutt is Amrita Rao’s distant grandfather. Her grandfather and Guru Dutt were second cousins.

#23. Kumar Gaurav and Sanjay Dutt

Kumar Gaurav and Sanjay Dutt

Love Story actor Kumar Gaurav married Sunil Dutt's daughter, Namrata Dutt. This 80’s heart-throb is Sanjay Dutt’s brother-in-law.

#24. Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan

Mani Ratnam and Kamal Hassan

Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam is married to Suhasini, who is Kamal Haasan’s brother’s daughter. This makes Mani, Kamal's son-in-law.

#25. Prem Chopra and Raj Kapoor

Prem Chopra and Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor's wife, Krishna Kapoor and Prem Chopra's wife, Uma Chopra are sisters. 

#26. Ali Zafar and Aamir Khan

Ali Zafar and Aamir Khan

Pakistani actor and singer, Ali Zafar is married to Aamir Khan’s distant cousin, Ayesha Fazli. Therefore, Ali is Aamir Khan’s brother-in-law.

The world is round and with these connections, this theory can be proven. We are sure that some of these relationships came to you as a surprise because they surely did surprise us. Related or not, we love everyone in Bollywood.

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