They were the pioneers of yesteryears. Today, they have passed on their legacy and acting skills to their kids. The Bollywood star kids have emerged as some of the remarkable actors in B-Town. There is a torrent of B-Town star kids entering the Hindi film industry. From the legendary Kapoor family to upcoming actors. This trend makes the tinsel town look like a family-run business rather than being a show business.
In the last post, ‘Bollywood Star Kids – The Actresses of Today‘, we mentioned some of the best actresses in Bollywood. Today we’ll talk about B-Town star kids who have marked a niche for themselves. They have established themselves by proving their talents in Bollywood.
Randhir Kapoor & Rishi Kapoor
Known as ‘The Show Man’ of Bollywood, Raj Kapoor‘s talent set the standards for actors and their performances. With classics like Awaara, Shree 420, Aag, etc to his credit, he established himself as among the pioneers of Bollywood. His legacy was continued on-screen by two of his sons, Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor. While Rishi kick-started his career with Bobby, Randhir ventured into cinemas with Kal Aaj Aur Kal. Over the years, these Bollywood star kids have become notable actors. Today, they are proud fathers of three celebrity kids who made a successful career track in the tinsel town.
Rakesh Roshan, may have acted in lesser films compared to his contemporaries. But he has carved a rewarding niche for himself in Bollywood. In 2000, Papa Roshan launched beta Hrithik Roshan with his film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. The movie was a massive hit among the audiences. It also broke all award-winning records. After 14-years, with his looks to his well-built body, Hrithik Roshan is known as the Greek-God of Bollywood. He has worked in some of the notable Bollywood movies and is famous for his extraordinary dancing skills.
His dad, Rishi Kapoor, was the chocolate-boy hero in the past. Today, Ranbir Kapoor continues the legacy. Ranbir Kapoor made his debut with Saawariya in 2007. And over the past seven years, he has given some of the remarkable performances till date with Rockstar and Barfi! Apart from his acting skills, he has been in the media’s spotlight of several other reasons. One being his list of link-ups with B-Town beauties.
Amitabh Bachchan is a household name when it comes to Bollywood. It holds true not only with respect to India but the entire world. He left no stone unturned in establishing himself as the megastar of the nation. His son Abhishek Bachchan, though no match to his father, has created a modest niche for himself in the industry. He made his debut with the drama film, Refugee in 2000. There came a time in this B-town celebrity kid’s life when he decide to quit acting. But it was Mani Ratnam’s Yuva that turned the tables for him. Today he is among the much sought actors in Bollywood. He’ll be soon seen in Farah Khan’s Happy New Year.
Apart from the mentioned Bollywood actors, there are several other commendable Bollywood star kids. Boney Kapoor‘s son, Arjun Kapoor entered the glamorous world of movies just two years ago with Ishaqzaade. Since then there has been no looking back for this celebrity baby. Another notable B-Town star kid is Shahid Kapoor. He is son of actors Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem and made his debut in 2003 with Ishq Vishk. In the past decade, he has been part of more than 25 films. But some of his outstanding projects include, Jab We Met, Kaminey and the recently released, Haider.
These were just a few selected Bollywood star kids who proved their mettle. And the fact – Bollywood is a serious show business and not just another family-run venture.