Born Lucky in Bollywood

Updated: June 18, 2011 23:24 IST

In the dog eat dog world of Bollywood success stories are usually accompanied by tales of struggle and failure. But for every self-made SRK and Akshay, there's also an Aamir and Salman, born into filmi families and for whom the silver spoon has never tarnished. For many star kids, fame is often just a phone call away. Some make good on the intial leg up, others don't. But there's no doubting that for these stars ahead, the road to celebrity has been way smoother than for those without the right last name.

Born Lucky in Bollywood
In the dog eat dog world of Bollywood success stories are usually accompanied by tales of struggle and failure. But for every self-made SRK and Akshay, there's also an Aamir and Salman, born into filmi families and for whom the silver spoon has never tarnished. For many star kids, fame is often just a phone call away. Some make good on the initial leg up, others don't. But there's no doubting that for these stars ahead, the road to celebrity has been way smoother than for those without the right last name.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Shakti Kapoor to the rescue. Three years after the actor defended his son's innocence in a drug case, Siddhant will star alongside greats like Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Sanjay Dutt in the Satte Pe Satta remake.
Daughter Shraddha Kapoor is also slowly but surely making her presence felt. Teen Patti had her debuting opposite Big B and Madhavan, and expectations ride high on this one.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Weight trainer Tiger Shroff, son of Jackie Shroff, has finally emerged out of his shell. Aamir Khan has apparently taken it upon himself to give his close friend's son's movie career a resounding push.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
David Dhawan's son Varun has always been a favourite of Dharma productions, having assisted Karan on My Name Is Khan, but the good-looking lad got his big break with Student Of The Year. Sources claim he hit it off instantly with co-star Aalia Bhatt. More on her ahead…
Born Lucky in Bollywood
With the Bhatt bloodline to her credit, it was only a matter of time before Aalia made it to the movies. AND she's already got a hook-up lined up.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Producer Vashu Bhagnani's son Jackky started working as an assistant director in 2003, but only got his big acting break with F.A.L.T.U. We loved his chocolate boy looks!
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Arjun Kapoor, the 24-year-old son of Boney Kapoor is all set to make his big Bollywood debut with Yash Raj Films. However, latest buzz is that his launch pad with YRF, Virus Diwan, has been delayed due to a rift between the producers and the director of the film.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
If your uncle is one of Bollywood's all time greats, it really helps when sticking your foot into the proverbial door. Aamir's nephew, Imran Khan is quickly becoming superstar material.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Ram Charan Teja is Chiranjeevi's baby boy. Is daddy's name enough to make the superstar cut?
Born Lucky in Bollywood
And of course, there's Abhishek. A father who defines Bollywood and a mother with serious acting talent, how could Abhishek have failed to reach for the stars?
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Ranbir Kapoor has three generations backing him up. The Khandaan's newest Kapoor jumped straight into Bollywood's melting pot without missing a beat.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Saif Ali Khan chose to follow mama Sharmila's showbiz footsteps rather than dad Pataudi's cricketing ones. Good decision, we say. Sister Soha is the latest bird to leave the Pataudi nest for Tinseltown.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Kapoor sisters Karisma and Kareena were a shoo-in into the film scene. With lineage like that, movies were meant to be. After all, drama runs in their blood.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Hrithik was an instant hit with his good looks, jitterbugging talent and acting chops. But we are sure carrying the Roshan name didn't hurt him.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
So what if father dearest is a badminton champ? Pretty sure the Padukone name helped the vivacious Deepika's modeling and then movie career.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Khamosh! Sonakshi and Luv have made their entrance on screen. With daddy Shatrughan watching behind the scenes the two budding actors haven't a thing to worry about.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Tanuja's daughters Kajol and Tanisha also had major filmi backup with their Mukherjee genes. Today, Kajol is one of the biggest names in the industry.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
On the other side of Kajol's family tree is Rani Mukherjee. The Mukherjee name worked for her too.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Anil Kapoor gave both his daughters a leg up. While Sonam debuted with Saawariya, Rhea turned producer with the Sonam starrer Aisha. No sleepless nights when Daddy's got his own banner.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Probably, Dharmendra ne Socha Na Tha that Abhay Deol will pack such a powerful punch. Once Dev D released, there was no denying that the Deols had done it again.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
She got her mother's looks and father's talent. The apple of Kamal Haasan and Sarika's eye, Shruti Haasan has proved her versatility onscreen.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
It pays if Mama is a critically acclaimed actress and filmmaker. And Konkana Sen, daughter of Aparna Sen, is laughing all the way to the bank.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
The Babbar kids, Juhi and Arya, may have made the most of daddy Raj Babbar's name, but it's third sibling Prateik who is flying high.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Southern superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya is turning out to be a force to reckon with. Beauty with brains, eh?
Born Lucky in Bollywood
It's A for Akhtar, B for Bollywood for Javed's kids, the undeniably talented Farhan and Zoya.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Cousins Fardeen and Zayed have the Khan legacy as their safety net. The late Feroz Khan and Sanjay Khan did some pretty good networking for their boys.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
The good looking Rana Daggubati, grandson of movie moghul D. Ramanaidu, made a grand entrance earlier this year. There are great expectations of the budding star, given the bloodline.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Tusshar Kapoor has created a niche for himself despite having made less than resounding success of daddy Jeetendra's good name.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Chiranjeevi's little brother Pawan Kalyan scored himself quite a number of hits. But is he out of big brother's shadow yet?
Born Lucky in Bollywood
When director meets producer, they have Harman Baweja, son of director Harry Baweja. The still aspiring actor failed to inspire.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt chose nephew Emraan Hashmi to star in Footpath. There has been no looking back for the serial-kisser since.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Papa Vilasrao Deshmukh may be a political bigwig, but he had friends in the right filmi places. Riteish had no problem making his way onto the silver screen.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Pooja Bhatt snuck into Bollywood with TV movie Daddy. No prizes for guessing who directed.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
First daddy Yash made him assistant director for Yash Raj Films. Then big bro Aditya gave Uday Chopra his acting break break in the blockbuster Mohabbatein. Uday's career remains afloat entirely because of the family Chopra.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Yesteryear heartbreaker Vinod Khanna's equally hunky sons, Akshaye and Rahul were welcomed into the industry with open arms.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Garam Dharam's betas Sunny and Bobby brought the Deol magic to their screen debuts.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
As an aspiring director, Karan Johar had the Dharma Productions banner to fall back on. But it was uncle Yash Chopra and cousin Aditya who gave this budding talent his big break.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Esha Deol had a double whammy in both Dharmendra and Hema Malini - now that's what we call privilege.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Shakti Kapoor nudged daughter Shraddha into Teen Patti. Who better for Daddy's little girl to debut opposite than two Big B's - Amitabh and Ben Kingsley?
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Moon Moon Sen was a proud mother hen when daughters Riya and Raima opted for a filmi fame and fortune.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Twinkle and Rinke Khanna had their parents' star power to help them along in B-town.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Anupam and Kirron Kher taught son Sikander a thing or two about making it big in Bollywood.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Being Kabir Bedi's daughter helped Pooja Bedi do a Marilyn Monroe in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Imaad Shah capitalised on his parents talent pool when he made his impressive debut in Papa's film. He is a carbon copy of Naseeruddin Shah, maybe he'll match his father's success, movie for movie.
Born Lucky in Bollywood
Mithun Chakraborty is a hard act to follow any way you look at it. Especially, if you are unfortunately named son Mimoh. The buzz around his launch onto screen was quickly replaced by sniggers as his fledgling career promptly nosedived.

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