Updated: August 26, 2018 5:10:50 pm
To say that behind every successful star is a strong supportive family won’t be wrong. And many a times it includes their siblings who are like a rock to them yet prefer to remain in the background. On this Rakshabandhan, here is a list of lesser-known brothers and sisters of B-town stars.
Karnesh Sharma – Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma’s elder brother is also her business partner and co-founder of her home banner Clean Slate Films which has produced films like NH10, Phillauri and Pari.
Alka Bhatia – Akshay Kumar
In a video last year, Akshay Kumar’s younger sister Alka Bhatia talked about how her brother always empowered her. While she keeps away from the limelight, it is said she went against Akshay’s wish to marry her boyfriend who is 15 years older to her. Alka’s husband Surendra Hiranandani is the Managing Director of Hiranandani Group.
Ritika Bhavnani – Ranveer Singh
While Ranveer Singh’s elder sister Ritika is a huge fan of her brother, it is said Ranveer embarrasses her on every Rakhi by touching her feet, as much as she doesn’t want him to. These two are very close to each other, which Ranveer has in several interviews, called a “crazy” bond.
Siddharth Chopra – Priyanka Chopra
He could’ve had it easy in Bollywood given his sister’s standing, but Siddharth chose to pave his own path. After getting trained as a chef in Switzerland, he also worked as a hospitality industry professional. He owns a plush pub in Pune called The Mugshot Lounge, which opened doors in 2014.
Riddhima Kapoor Sahani – Ranbir Kapoor
She had the look, but the arclights could never attract the beautiful Riddhima, who is now a successful fashion and jewellery designer. Ranbir’s elder sister married her childhood sweetheart and Delhi based businessman Bharat Sahni in 2006. Ranbir makes appearances on Riddhima’s social media handles.
Rajeev Sen – Sushmita Sen
Sushmita’s younger brother is a hot favourite on social media. The brother-sister duo has also walked the ramp at some fashion shows.
Shehnaz Lala Rukh – Shah Rukh Khan
SRK’s sister is six years elder to him and lives with him. It is reported that she fought depression for a few years after the demise of their parents. According to Shah Rukh, she was an outgoing person but become quiet after tragedy struck his family. Shehnaz keeps a very low profile.
Shivang and Sahaj – Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti’s two younger brothers, Sahaj (25) and Shivang (23), are her closest confidants. While she calls Sahaj her best friend, she goes to Shivang to seek life advice. The actor keeps posting photos with them. Shivang is in Pune doing his studies and Sahaj works in Ambala.
Aditya Rai – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Ash’s elder brother is an engineer working in the merchant navy. Aishwarya’s 2003 film Dil Ka Rishta was co-produced by her brother and co-written by her mother Vrinda Rai.
Saba Ali Khan – Saif Ali Khan
Apart from Saif and Soha Ali Khan, the Pataudi household has a third heir – Saba. She is the second child of Sharmlia Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. A jewellery designer by profession, she also owns her own diamond chain. The 42-year-old is the head and key caretaker of Auqaf-e-Shahi, a royal endowment charitable trust of the Pataudis. Apart from this, she takes care of her family’s royal properties. All of this combined stands at a net worth Rs 2700 crores!
Meghna Oberoi – Vivek Oberoi
Vivek’s younger sister is happy leading a common man’s life. Meghna is a trained singer and an artiste, who tied the knot with a Mumbai-based businessman Amit Bama at a simple ceremony in 2008. Post her wedding, the Oberois sent out special cards to their friends in the industry announcing her marriage and seeking everyone’s blessings.
Manish and Deepankar – Preity Zinta
While Deepankar is Preity’s elder brother and a commissioned officer in the Indian Army, Manish is the youngest one who lives in California.
Rahul Bhatt – Alia Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt’s brother and Alia’s step-brother Rahul is a professional fitness trainer. Also called Sunny, he gained notoriety after it was revealed that the 2008 Mumbai attacks accused David Headley had befriended him. Rahul participated in Bigg Boss 4 to whitewash his image but was evicted in no time. He later hogged headlines after claiming that the reality show was scripted to boost ratings.
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