By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is indeed a special one. Lucky are those children who get unconditional love from their dada, dadi, nana and nani, which can not be replaced by the love of parents. Grandparents spoil their grandkids, but beyond that, the learnings and influence they have on them is one of a lifetime experience! Grandparents are the closest one child can get to a fairy tale, with all the interesting stories they have for these little ones.
Even our Bollywood kids are blessed to have such doting grandparents, who with time became their best buddies too! These little ones are the centre of their grandparents’ universe, who couldn’t be happier with their tiny pals being around them. Here’s the list of Bollywood grandkids and their super-adorable grandparents and be ready to have your heart melted!
Navya Naveli Nanda, Agastya Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan are the heart of the Bachchan family. Amitabh and Jaya are proud nana-nani of Navya and Agastya (children of Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Nikhil Nanda), and dada-dadi of Aaradhya (daughter of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan). They are totally enjoying the roles of doting grandparents.
Amitabh Bachchan penned down a letter for his granddaughters, Navya and Aaradhya. He wrote:
“My very dearest Navya and Aaradhya, You both carry a very valuable legacy on your tender shoulders – Aaradhya, the legacy of your pardadaji, Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan…and Navya, the legacy of your pardadaji , Shri H P Nanda….Both your pardadajis gave your present surnames celebrated fame, dignity and recognition! Both of you may be a Nanda or a Bachchan, but you are also girls…women! And because you are women people will force their thinking, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom. Don’t let anyone make you believe that the length of your skirt is a measure of your character. Don’t let anyone’s opinion of who you should be friends with, dictate who you will be friends with. Don’t get married for any other reason other than you want to get married. People will talk. They shall say some terrible things. But that doesn’t mean you have to listen to everyone. Never ever worry about – log kya kahenge. At the end of the day, you are the only one who will face the consequences of your actions, so don’t let other people make your decisions for you. Navya – the privilege your name, your surname offers you, will not protect you from the difficulties you will face because you’re a woman. Aaradhya – by the time you see and understand this, I may well not be around. But I think what I am saying today shall still be relevant. This may be a difficult, difficult world to be a woman. But I believe that it is women like you that will change that. It may not be easy, setting your own boundaries, making your own choices, rising above people’s judgement. But YOU! you can set an example for women everywhere. Do this and you would have done more than I have ever done, and it will be my honor to be known not as Amitabh Bachchan, but as your grandfather!! With all my love Your Dadaji your Nana.”
Hema Malini and Dharmendra are proud parents to Esha Deol and Ahana Deol, and now they are super-proud grandparents to two little munchkins, Darien Vohra and Radhya Takhtani. When Esha delivered her first child i.e., Radhya, elated nani Hema expressed the feeling of being a grandmother again and shared:
“It’s such a beautiful feeling to become a grandmom again! I am very excited right now. Even Dharmendra ji is very happy. Esha is doing well, and the newborn baby girl, whom Esha and her husband Bharat Takhtani have decided to name Radhya, is so sweet and lovely-looking, like a little doll! My Mathura people are very happy. Krishna ki nagri hai, toh Radha Rani is important there.”
Adding further, Hema ji stated:
“I was equally excited when Darien (son of Ahana Deol, Hema’s younger daughter) was born. But he has grown up so fast, and now goes to playschool. But I am scared to hold these babies, though I did it in my time. In the next few years, even Radhya will grow up and start going to school... how time flies! But I am happy seeing the way Esha and Bharat are handling things. They are so excited, almost as if they have a little new toy to play with! Ahana is helping Esha, since she’s more experienced. Nowadays, there are so many things to help both the parents and the child, which we didn’t have in our times.”
Tusshar Kapoor gave everyone a pleasant surprise when he embraced fatherhood through IVF and became a hands-on father to his son, Laksshya Kapoor. Everyone including his parents, Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor and his sister, Ekta Kapoor are pampering this little one to the core and having the most of their time with him. In an interview with Zoom, Jeetendra talked about his grandson Laksshya and was cited as saying:
“There is no one in the world who is a better father than him [Tusshar]. He is ten fathers and twenty mothers in one for his son Laksshya. I love my grandson and I like spending time with him. I could spend quality time with my children when they were young because I had to go through struggles, but now I'm living it with Laksshya."
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor’s little munchkin, Misha Kapoor light up her grandparent’s world with her adorable smile and innocence. Misha is super-lucky to have dadu, Pankaj Kapur and two dadis, Neelima Azeem and Supriya Pathak. She is the apple of the eye of her grandparents. The Kapoor family is overjoyed and excited to have a new addition in the family as Shahid and Mira are expecting their second child in October.
Speaking about her granddaughter Misha, Supriya once mentioned in an interview:
“He (Shahid) is my son and very dear to me, and that’s the only emotion I had for him from day one. I don’t know any other way to live this relationship. I also have a lovely daughter-in-law, who is such a beautiful person and the best thing in the world is my granddaughter Misha. She is the most precious gift I have got from Shahid. So it’s all very simple and beautiful between us.”
Dadi Neelima Azeem shared:
“I am very excited and happy and so looking forward to my second grandchild! I am very happy for Misha too as she will have a sibling and a playmate. Now the family will be complete. The kind of happiness that Misha has given all of us and given me has been amazing! Misha is my world so I am very excited to have another grandchild! When you hold a little baby in your arms everything fades away and only a huge feeling of gratitude remains. It doesn’t matter to us whether the baby will be a boy or a girl – it should be healthy. I have two wonderful sons and they are such good and loving boys that I never felt I lacked in anything. Shahid and Ishaan had an age difference of 13 years and then I used to want a daughter. When I heard that Mira had delivered a little girl I was over the moon. Now I have a lovely daughter in Mira and a granddaughter. Everything has turned out very well and now we are looking forward to the little one. God is great!”
Three of the luckiest celeb kids, Samiera, Kiaan Raj and Taimur Ali Khan are loved by the media and paparazzi more than their star parents, or rather we can say star family. Randhir Kapoor and Babita's darling daughters, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan are well-settled in their lives. While Kareena is enjoying her marital bliss with Saif Ali Khan and the new addition, Taimur; single mother Karisma is in a happy space with her children, Samiera and Kiaan. Speaking about his grandchild Taimur in an earlier interview, Randhir remarked:
“We all love Taimur so much and we are very being cautious that he doesn’t get spoiled by all the attention that he’s getting [from the media]. Taimur is now seven months old and ever since he was born, I visit Kareena more often than I used to earlier. I love spending time with my grandkids, and Taimur is the youngest, so everyone is so fond of him. He is not cranky, but a bit naughty and, yeah, smart, too.”
Kareena and Saif believe that Taimur resembles his grandpa Randhir in a lot of ways, those eyes, that smile! Kareena said:
“I think [Taimur] looks exactly like my dad.”
To which, Randhir commented:
“Ah! That’s [a] godsend, what can I say about it? Whether it’s his blue eyes or his looks, he definitely has the Kapoor genes.”
Neetu Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor’s 7-year-old granddaughter, Samara Sahni is the latest internet sensation. With her intelligence and draamebaazi, she has her own massive fan following. Samara, fondly called as Sam, is the apple of everyone’s eyes especially, her nani Neetu Kapoor who loves sharing her pictures and videos on social media. In an interview, Riddhima said:
"Samara is just like my dad — she is totally like him. She has him and Ranbir wrapped around her little finger and she means business.”
Since she belongs to the Kapoor family, she is ought to have some filmy genes in her. Speaking about it, Riddhima expressed:
"Samara loves herself. As soon we are ready to step out, she makes me take selfies of us in the car, pouting and posing with her. She loves the camera and loves singing, dancing, dressing up, putting on pretend make-up, enacting dialogues from my dad and Ranbir’s films and imitating just about anyone."
This young lot of Khan khandaan i.e., Arhaan Khan, Nirvaan Khan, Yohan Khan, Ayaan Agnihotri, Alizeh Agnihotri prefer to stay away from the limelight and media but the little one, Ahil Sharma is becoming paparazzi’s latest favourite kid with his frequent public appearances. They are blessed to have grandparents, Salim Khan, Sushila Charak and Helen, who they pamper and adore more than their anyone else. Special thanks to Arpita Khan Sharma, who regularly updates her fans with the pictures and videos of her family and little one, Ahil.
The Pataudi household is blessed with internet sensations and everyone’s favourite celeb kids, Sara Ali Khan, Ibrahim Khan, Taimur Ali Khan and Inaaya Naumi Kemmu. While Sara is all set to make her Bollywood debut and Ibrahim is still studying, little toddlers Taimur and Inaaya are winning everyone’s heart with their cuteness. They are so famous that talking about them in an earlier interview, dadi Sharmila Tagore was quoted as saying:
"Taimur is more famous than I am."
Speaking about not being able to spend more time with her grandchildren, Inaaya and Taimur, Sharmila Tagore stated:
“Saif’s son Taimur Ali Khan is turning one this month and Soha’s little daughter Inaaya was born just recently. I don’t think Taimur or Inaaya will have a sibling any time soon. So I am glad they have each other. They’re in Mumbai and I am here in Delhi, I’d definitely like to see more of my children and grandchildren. But they have their commitments and I have mine.”
Post the unfortunate demise of her husband Surendra Shetty, Sunanda Shetty loves spending a lot of time with Viaan Raj Kundra. She is often spotted on family outings with daughters, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Shamita Shetty, son-in-law, Raj Kundra and her little grandson, Viaan. On Mother’s Day 2018, Shilpa posted a video on her Instagram handle in which she is cutting the cake for the special occasion along with Viaan and Sunanda Shetty. The picture of Viaan and his naani is winning the internet!
Suresh Oberoi and Yashodhara Oberoi are proud grandparents of Vivaan Oberoi (born in 2013) and Ameyaa Oberoi (born in 2015), children of Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva Oberoi, and Arjun, son of Meghna Oberoi. In a throwback interview of 2013, Suresh Oberoi shared how his grandsons take up all his time. He said:
“I am very busy with my grandsons now. So much so, that I hardly have time to take up new projects. With Vivaan coming into our life now, our family is complete and I feel I’m on cloud nine. I am not retiring in the near future but presently enjoying my time with Vivaan and Arjun. The two kids keep me very busy throughout the day.”
Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji are the perfect examples of how celebs can live a life the way they want, away from the media glare and paparazzi. But the relationship they all share with each other is quite evident from their interviews and quotes. This family doesn’t like to be clicked by paparazzi, but when it comes to interviews, they don’t shy away from sharing relevant information with their fans. Aditya Chopra’s mother, Pamela Chopra too, shared her excitement of becoming a grandma. In an interview, Pamela ji said:
“It’s difficult to describe the feeling. To say that I am ecstatic or thrilled would be downplaying my emotions… I have been dying to become a grandmother for years now and Adi was just not obliging me. And every time I spoke to Uday about having a child, he would tell me, ‘Don’t expect me to get married to give you one…’ or ‘Then you have to wait…’ When Adi got married, I knew he and Rani were quite ready to have a baby but then it wasn’t happening. Finally, one day, when Rani got pregnant, Adi took me very quietly aside in another room as we having dinner with other people and told me. Adi said, ‘Guess what? Rani’s pregnant.’ I almost screamed out! You can’t explain that wonderful feeling; and the fact is that you live with that feeling always… Even now when I think about my grandchild, I feel my heart skip a beat and that fluttery feeling in my stomach. My heart is so full of joy!”
She further added:
“I think all grannies spoil their grandchildren. When Adi and Uday were children I was very tough with them. When Yash and I would go on our holidays my mother used to come and spend time with them. I would give her lot of instructions and tell her not to spoil them but she would tell me point-blank — ‘I am going to spoil them! I have come for just two months and I can’t become bad in their eyes. You can discipline them for the rest of 10 months you are with them.”
Though Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan have parted their ways, they make sure to give their children, Hridhaan Roshan and Hrehaan Roshan, the best of both worlds. From going on family vacations to spending time with their respective families, Hrithik and Sussanne do everything for their children. Hridhaan and Hrehaan are blessed to have their dada-dadi Rakesh Roshan and Pinky Roshan and nana-nani, Sanjay Khan and Zarine Katrak.
A long time back, Hrithik tweeted the above picture of his father, Rakesh Roshan is cooking breakfast for grandsons, Hridhaan and Hrehaan and captioned it:
"Breakfast for champions by d grandchampion himself. Little joys. Have a wonderful Sunday guys!"
Karan Johar became a proud father to twins in February 2017, through surrogacy. He named his twins, Yash (after his late father Yash Johar) and Roohi (anagram of his mother, Hiroo Johar name). Unfortunately, Yash ji passed away in 2004, and couldn’t see his grandchildren. But Hiroo ji and Karan are making sure they give the best to these little munchkins. Karan shared a family portrait with mother, Hiroo and his children, Roohi and Yash. He captioned it:
The pride of the Bachchan household is lucky to have the love of her nani, Brindya Rai. Though Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is new on social media, she updates pictures on it with her daughter, Aaradhya and mother, Brindya Rai. Her mother often travels with Aishwarya for outdoor shooting and work commitments, and also because she loves spending time with her granddaughter, Aaradhya.
When we talk about the best celeb parenting, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna tops the list. They try to keep their little ones away from the media and want them to achieve everything on their own in life. Aarav and Nitaara are family-loving kids just like their parents. Aarav and Nitaara are adored by their nani, Dimple Kapadia and they were pampered by their late nana, Rajesh Khanna. In fact, in an interview earlier, Dimple Kapadia talked about the resemblance between her late husband, Rajesh Khanna and her grandson, Aarav. She said:
“Aarav is exactly like him. He talks less like Kakaji. Whenever I get dressed to go out he will just pass by give a glance and with is head turning towards his right he would comment, “Nani you look exquisite!” And move on.”
Further sharing about how Kakaji was right when he said that Aarav will be the next superstar, she stated:
“I can see the spark in his eyes. He is mad like Kakaji. I remember once while Kakaji sent a sweet box to Aarav just a year before he died. I told him how can you give him the box without writing anything on it? He then wrote, “To naughty one from the nana whom you love.” That was his style. He could have written, “From the Nana who loves you.” I have clicked a picture and preserved it. When Aarav grows up, I shall present it to him.”
Twinkle shared the above picture of her mother, Dimple Kapadia and daughter, Nitaara's twinning footwears. She captioned it:
"What generation gap? 56 years apart but both the baby and her Nani get ready to go shopping with purring feet #AgelessGoals"
These pictures indeed prove that grandkids will always be special to grandparents, come what may. The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is special, not only for the unconditional love between them but also the words of wisdom grandchildren grasp from their grandparents. As we grow up, dada-dadi and nana-nani ki kahaniyan definitely stay in every grandchild’s mind.