Lesser Known Cousins of Bollywood

The major families of Bollywood are known to be the Kapoors, the Khans and the Bhatts, but in the industry they are all one big (happy?) family. Many of them are relatives in one way or the other. Did you know that the Bachchans and Kapoors are related? (Amitabh’s daughter Shweta is married to Raj Kapoor’s grand son.) And that this makes Aishwarya Rai and Mithun Chakraborty relatives, too? You cannot believe this right?

There are a lot more connections that we have no idea about, but let’s take a look at the many Bollywood celebrities that you didn’t know were cousins:

Abhishek Kapoor – Ekta and Tusshar Kapoor
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Abhishek Kapoor, the director of the movie Fitoor is Jeetendra’s sister’s son and Ekta and Tusshar Kapoor’s cousin.

Sonam Kapoor – 
Ranveer Singh
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Ranveer Singh’s grandfather and Sonam Kapoor’s maternal grandmother are siblings, making Ranveer and Sonam cousins.

Sonakshi Sinha – Pooja Ruparel
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Remember Chutki from DDLJ? Apparently, her grandmother and Sonakshi’s grandmother are real sisters.

Zeenat Aman – Raza Murad
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Zeenat Aman and Raza Murad, one of the most renowned villains of yesteryear Hindi cinema, are first cousins.

Emraan Hashmi – Alia Bhatt
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Emraan Hashmi is the nephew of the Bhatt bothers and hence, Alia Bhatt’s cousin.

Sajid and Farah Khan – 
Farhan and Zoya Akhtar
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Farhan and Zoya’s mother Honey Irani, and Farah and Sajid’s mother Menaka Irani are real sisters.

Do you think you can add a few more to the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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