Bollywood is one platter full of emotions. But one emotion that connects with all and indeed is the toughest to bring out on screen is laughter. Not only is it difficult to laugh on screen, it is even tougher to crack a joke and make people laugh. But Bollywood has been bestowed with some phenomenal comedy actors who made films fun and enjoyable. Their comic timing, histrionics, and acting were on point. Off-screen they are doting fathers to these lesser-known sons, and we hope they too have inherited infinite talent, just like their fathers.
1. Boman Irani and Kayoze Irani
Boman started his career in Bollywood in his late 30’s and soon got recognized as one of the most cherished actors we have at present. His son Kayoze is known for his role in ‘Student Of The Year’. Other than that, he has been a part of Youngistaan and The Legend of Michael Mishra.
2. Govinda and Yashvardhan Ahuja
It is not easy to deal with movies when your dad is Govinda. And if anybody knows this better it’s Yashvardhan Ahuja who is a 20-year-old handsome chap but wants to take his time to make his debut. Yashvardhan has learned filmmaking from London and is currently working with Sajid Nadiadwala.
3. Akshay Kumar and Aarav Kumar
Being a star kid is not easy. But if anybody pulls off being a celebrity kid like a pro, it has to be 15-year-old, Aarav Kumar. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna’s prodigy son, Aarav is the most down to earth kid in Bollywood! You would probably see him in his hoodie and cap, shying away from the cameras and going about his work.
4. Kader Khan and Sarfaraz Khan
The funniest father in the 90’s, Kader Khan was the epitome of comedy in Hindi cinema. His son Sarfaraz Khan belongs to the film world just like his father. He is known for his role in Tere Naam and Wanted, besides other movies.
5. Johnny Lever and Jessey Lever
We missed Jessey Lever in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham but the boy is now all decked up with six packs. The tall, dark and handsome doesn’t fit into the comic role but wants to pursue acting in serious roles. He has also assisted in the making of Gori Tere Pyar Mein.
6. Paresh Rawal and Aditya Rawal
One of the most versatile actors we’ve got in the industry, Paresh Rawal needs no introduction. What we don’t know is that his son Aditya Rawal is not just a star-struck celebrity kid. Besides debuting in Bombay Talkies, he prefers to be the pen behind stories. A screenplay writer for directors in India and the US, Aditya was the screenplay writer behind OMG: Oh My God!
If your father is Mehmood, there are a fair amount of chances you would be born giggling. But Lucky Ali despite being a phenomenal actor (we loved him in Sur), has made a life and living out of melodies. He will always be the man who introduced us to music albums!
8. Ashok Saraf and Aniket Saraf
Ashok Saraf would always be our forever ‘Hum Paanch’ memory but he is also an established Marathi actor. His son Aniket maintains a low profile on social media.
9. Jaspal Bhatti and Jasraj Bhatti
Jaspal Bhatti built satirical comedy not only in the film industry in Punjab but made his way to Bollywood as well. Unfortunately, he died in a car accident prior to the release of his film, Power Cut, which also featured his son, Jasraj Bhatti.
10. Keshto Mukherjee and Babloo Mukherjee
The man who made being drunk a sure shot comic scene, Keshto has been the cutest guy in Hindi cinema. His son had a short stint with Bollywood and is known for Dil (1990), Isi Ka Naam Zindagi (1992) and Mahashoy.
Don’t they all deserve an applause for keeping us giggling through the movies? We love them all!