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Raksha Bandhan Special: Top 7 Bollywood Actors and their lesser-known siblings

Bollywood Actors and their Siblings
Bollywood Actors and their Siblings who stay away from limelight

Bollywood celebrities have always been in limelight for their limitless fan following, constant paparazzi glare, and frenzied fans swamping, sometimes their parents and siblings get familiar with media and fans but most some of them avoid the attention.

Well, being famous has its perks but it also comes with its perils. Not all celebs have siblings who enjoy the same attention. Some Bollywood celebrity siblings have tried their hands at films like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s brother Aditya Rai tried producing ‘Dil Ka Rishta’ in 2003 but it was a sure-short Box Office dud.

On the contrary, some celebs’ siblings have carved out a successful career for themselves in fields other than Bollywood. For instance: Rhea Kapoor is a fairly known name in the fashion world who also happens to be actress Sonam Kapoor’s ace fashion stylist. Tiger shroff’s sister Krishna Shroff is a fitness freak, runs her own fitness centers.

Famous Bollywood Actors and their unknown siblings

Famous or not, Bollywood celebrities adore their siblings like no one else. So here we explore a list of Bollywood siblings who aren’t as popular as their brothers or sisters.

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1- Ranbir Kapoor & Riddhima Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor and sister Riddhima Kapoor

Heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor’s sister Ridhima Kapoor oddly chose a career in fashion than joining Bollywood like the rest of the Kapoor fraternity. Ridhima Kapoor Sahni is the name behind fashion label ‘Ara’.

Ridhima also runs a jewellery line in the name of ‘R Jewellery By Ridhima Kapoor Sahni’. She married Delhi-based industrialist Bharat Sahni. As for Ranbir, he is the most promising Bollywood actor of current times who is responsible for delivering stellar performances in films like ‘Sanju’, ‘Rockstar’, ‘Barfi’, ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ and many more.

2- Alia Bhatt & Shaheen Bhatt

Alia Bhatt and sister Shaheen

Unlike Alia Bhatt who always wanted to be an actress, elder sister Shaheen Bhatt didn’t find her calling so easily. She battled depression in most of her grown-up years. She finally got back to her normal life at the age of 29. Today she happily lives with parents Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt.

In May 2019, Shaheen authored the book ‘I have never been (Un)happier’ that talks about her struggles with depression. As for Alia she is happily romancing ‘Bharahmastra’ co-star Ranbir Kapoor and riding high the success horse of her latest release Raazi and others.

3- Akshay Kumar and Alka Bhatia

Akshay Kumar with late mother Aruna and sister Alka

Akshay Kumar with late mother Aruna and sister Alka

Akshay Kumar is ruling Bollywood Industry for more than three decades but her younger sister Alka Bhatia doesn’t like to be in limelight unnecessarily, she is married to Businessman Surendra Hiranandani, co-founder of Hiranandani Group.

Surendra Hiranandani and Alika married in 2012, a year after divorce with first wife Priti Hiranandani. Alka was also divorced, mother of a daughter from her first marriage. She started her profession as a film producer with the Bollywood film Fugly (2014).

4- Deepika Padukone & Anisha Padukone

Top Diva Deepika and sister Anisha

Born in a sporty family, sisters Deepika Padukone and Anisha Padukone have that natural flair for athletics and sports. Deepika grew up to become a super successful model and actress while sister Anisha proved her mettle at the golf grounds.

Anisha started playing golf at the age of 12 and today she is amongst the top female amateurs in the country. Daddy is too proud of his not-so-little girls.

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5- Anushka Sharma & Karnesh Sharma

Anushka Sharma and brother Karnesh

Wife to Indian Cricket Team Captain, Anushka Sharma is one of the finest Bollywood female celebs of her time. She debuted with Shahrukh Khan in 2008 Bollywood-drama film ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. Unlike other star siblings, Karnesh found his calling in Direction and Film Production.

Since he moved to Mumbai he’s been associated with films like ‘NH10’. He jointly owns Clean Slate Films Production House with sister Anushka Sharma.

6- Arjun Kapoor & Anshula Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor and sister Anshula

Son of producer Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie Kapoor Arjun continues to take forward the ‘Kapoor Khandan’ legacy by contributing to Indian cinema. The 34-year-old actor has been a part of Box-Office super hit films like ‘Ishaqzaade’, ‘Gunday’ and ‘Ki and Ka’. Arjun is currently involved with Malaika Arora in a romantic relationship.

Anshula Kapoor, on the other hand, chooses to stay away from the limelight by taking up jobs in Romania, Gurgaon and Mumbai. She is employed as the Operations Manager – Associate Licensing & Merchandising in HRX (Hrithik’s fashion label).

7- Priyanka Chopra Jonas & Siddharth Chopra

Priyanka Chopra and brother Sidharth

Priyanka and Siddharth were born to Ashok & Madhu Chopra who were both physicians in the Indian Army. While Priyanka went on to join the modeling career, Siddharth chose to stay away from the glam world. Sissy Priyanka was crowned Miss World 2000 and brother Siddharth finished his culinary course in Switzerland to open a pub in Pune named The Mugshot Lounge.

Author, designer, director photographer or any other professional, the Bollywood celebrity siblings have proven their worth in industries other than Bollywood. They may be camera-shy and not-so-much in public appearances, their wisdom success, and achievements make noise for them. Who is your favorite Bollywood siblings duo?

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