By Neelam Jain Last Updated:
If you think you know Bollywood in and out; here is a surprise for you. There are siblings of some of the most famous superstars and big shots who are not in the public eye and prefer to remain invisible. Of course, there are a few you might have heard about, but there is a handful that would come as a hidden family member of the celebrities.
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Usually, brothers and sisters tend to follow the same path and are believed to share the same fate and fortune. But it is not the same for all the illustrious names in the celeb world. While one excels in the stardom, the other opts for the career behind the cameras. Here is the list of celebrity siblings whom camera never caught up with, and vice- versa.
Just check out this Kapoor girl, who unlike her elder sister has said no to the limelight, but is successful in her own right. With dad Anil Kapoor and sister Sonam in the showbiz, we really wonder what has kept the beautiful Rhea Kapoor away from the silver screen. Though she has opted to not face the camera, she is not far behind either. She kept the Kapoor fame fueling by making her debut into Bollywood as the assistant director for the film Wake Up Sid (2009). She has produced Sonam Kapoor-starrers, Aisha (2010) and Khoobsurat (2014). She is as savvy as Sonam when it comes to fashion, and hence she is also involved with designing costumes in the movies. Rhea has also been styling her fashionista sister Sonam for quite a while, and in May 2017, both the sisters collectively launched their label 'Rheson'.
This lady, Shehnaz Lalarukh would definitely blow your mind and make you search her name a hundred times on Google. Why? Because, this hardly known lady is elder sister to none other than the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. Breaking through in Bollywood, and having all that fanfare and hoopla is less than an easy task for the sister of Bollywood King. But, she is away from the media glare and living life on her own terms. Shehnaz, as per reports stays with SRK in his bungalow Mannat. Well, we really wonder as to how she manages to keep away from the prying eyes.
Apparently, sisters Deepika and Anisha are like 'chalk and cheese', but they both are high achievers when it comes to their careers in Bollywood and Golf, respectively. Sister of the most sought-after actress in the tinsel town, Anisha Padukone is not as glamorous as her last name, but is a professional golfer and is among the top 10 golfers in the country. She has chosen a non-glamorous path and has excelled in her own way. The only difference is that it was much easier for Anisha to adapt to sports and Deepika to shutterbugs' glitz and glamour.
Actress Aishwarya Rai could have easily paved the way for her elder brother, Aditya Rai in the movie industry, but he hardly seemed interested in taking up acting. However, brother Rai entered the industry as a producer in 2003 with Dil Ka Rishta, but soon stopped contributing as he did not get any success there. It seems his profession as a mechanical engineer in navy proved stronger to him than the art and craft of movies.
As we all know and adore the bong babe of Bollywood, Bipasha Basu, it would be interesting to meet her under-the-radar sibling, Bijoyeta Basu. She might not be well-known as a celebrity sister, but it is heard that she plans to opt for a similar career like Bips. She wants to follow her sister’s footsteps, and master it the way she did- from being a renowned supermodel to the sultry Bollywood actress. Well, we hope to find her on-screen soon.
Priyanka Chopra has laid the foundation of acting in her family, and that offers an edge to her younger brother, Siddharth Chopra for a career in movies. But, the strange part is that we have never found his association to film industry ever. Rather, he went polar opposite to his sister by pursuing a culinary course at a university near Geneva. He worked as a hospitality industry professional after training as a chef in Switzerland. In 2014, he launched a lavish pub in Pune named 'The Mugshot Lounge'. Well, looks like Bollywood never appeared mouth-watering to this culinary expert.
It is believed that usually brothers and sisters tend to have equal opportunities in a family. But, in case of the Oberoi family, we could see that Meghna Oberoi is not even in public eye, let alone being a star like her brother Vivek. Well, say hello to the younger brigade who was born to actor Suresh Oberoi. She has no connection whatsoever with movies, and is leading a simple married life with a Mumbai-based businessman.
One of the most genetically blessed girls in the whole of film fraternity is surprisingly not bitten by the Bollywood bug. Elder sister to Ranbir Kapoor, and daughter to actors Neetu and Rishi Kapoor, Riddhima preferred to be different. Unlike her cousins Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, she looked forward to a family over a career. Riddhima is married to Delhi-based businessman, Bharat Sahani and the two have a daughter, Samara. Though she has always stayed away from the glitz and glamour world, it does not mean that she has locked herself at home. She has endorsed a jewellery brand, and also has her own jewellery line.
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We did not know much about Kriti Sanon's younger sister, Nupur until she did cover versions of songs like Teri Galiyaan and Bekarar Karke. Nupur is currently not under the media surveillance like her sister, but wishes to pursue her career as a singer. So, it seems that these siblings are quite close to each other, in terms of their profession. While the Heropanti actress Kriti is busy shooting for her ads and films, Nupur has taken a step towards featuring in the music industry. Yes, Nupur is passionate about music and is a budding singer.
Anshula Kapoor is the sister of Bollywood heartthrob Arjun Kapoor, and daughter of film producer Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie Kapoor. Though she was blessed with Bollywood genes, Anshula is far away from celebrity status. She has totally different plans for herself as she chose to excel academically by pursuing her graduation from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York. Arjun is very close to Anshula, and once even said:
"Anshula understands me more than anybody else. She almost puts herself second, seeing the struggle I have had to go through to reach wherever I am. For her, my work is more important, my feeling emotionally correct is more important, my not feeling troubled is more important. She is a very sorted girl. I was always my mother's strength and Anshula, her emotional weakness, as she never got our father at all."
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In spite of being born with a quintessential silver spoon, Ahana has never been a part of the silver screen. It is surprising that the daughter of illustrious and famous superstars Hema Malini and Dharmendra, has no hype and fanfare around her. The Deol girl, who could have been at the top of stardom, chose to be aloof, and instead have a happy domestic life for herself. She is happy with what she has and decided not to follow in the footsteps of elder sister Esha Deol and step- brothers Sunny and Bobby Deol. The Odissi dancer got married to a Gurgaon-based businessman, Vaibhav Vohra and they have a son named Darien Vohra.
He is a professional fitness trainer, and even the celeb status of his father Mahesh Bhatt and sisters Alia and Pooja could not dither him from what he is. The Bhatt surname is all that this fitness fanatic can hold on to. Besides, this low-profile member of Bhatt family was a contestant on season 4 of Bigg Boss, but was eliminated soon. He made headlines when he claimed that the show was scripted to boost ratings, and that evictions were not based on public voting.
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s first child and Abhishek Bachchan’s elder sister Shweta Nanda has never been on the silver screen. She was an extremely pampered child, and says that she has learnt all that she has from her mother, Jaya Bachchan whom she calls a “template”. She first did modelling for the September 2007 issue of magazine L'Officiel India, and was later seen on the cover of its June 2009 issue as well. She also walked the ramp to create awareness about AIDS. She got married in 1997 to businessman Nikhil Nanda and is the proud mother of two children, Agstya Nanda and Navya Naveli Nanda.
Ranveer Singh is known for his quirkiness and chirpy attitude, but did you know that apart from his millions of fans all over the world, he has a super-crazy fan at home? Yes, we are talking about his elder sister Ritika Bhavnani. We bet you did not know that! He is fiercely protective of his sister and recalls having spent some crazy moments with her in their childhood. He says that at every rakhi function, he makes it a point to touch her feet, although she gets embarrassed by it.
Sister of two very famous Bollywood celebs, Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan, we wonder how has Saba not been bitten by the charm of Bollywood. However, Saba is very happy in her own personal space and prefers to stay away from the limelight. She is a very famous jewellery designer and has even crafted a few pieces for her sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan. She says her inspiration is her mother and says:
“Mother has always been such a stylish woman. She has been able to carry herself very well. Some of her influences and some of my own individuality make up for my designs.”
The 41-year-old lady also launched her own diamond chain recently. And if you thought that is all about this less popular star sibling, you are highly mistaken! Saba heads Auqaf-e-Shahi, a royal endowment charitable trust, the net worth of which is Rs. 1200 crores. Apart from this, she also takes care of all the properties of the Pataudi family. And guess what, all this makes her the owner of Rs. 2700 crores! Woah, that's one huge amount we must say!
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Being brothers or sisters to well-known celebrities is not enough for them to face the camera, and enter showbiz. Many of them are either reserved, shy or give priority to their private lives, and stardom isn’t necessarily meant for them. Well, did we leave you surprised with this list? Do let us know in the comments section below.