1. Karishma Kapoor Kareena Kapoor and Shweta Nanda:
Shweta is the daughter-in-law of Karishma and Kareena’s paternal aunt. These ladies might not be related by blood but they do share close ties.
2. Sonakshi Sinha and Pooja Ruparel:
Pooja Ruparel, who is known as Chutki of DDLJ is actually related to Sonakshi Sinha. Both are cousins. Their grandmother is real sisters. I bet you had no idea about this.
3. Kiran Rao and Aditi Rao:
Kiran is known for being Aamir Khan’s wife but the director has more ties to Bollywood. She’s related to Aditi Rao Hydari! Aditi’s maternal grandfather was the King of Wanaparthy JP Rao, who was also Kiran’s paternal grandfather, which makes them second cousins.
4. Kajol, Tanisha, Rani Mukherji and Ayaan Mukherji:
Siblings Kajol and Tanisha are second cousins of Rani Mukherji and Ayan Mukherji! Their parents are cousins and they’re all connected by more than just Bollywood.
5. Uday Chopra and Roshni Chopra:
Their sir name is same, but I bet you would have never thought that they would be related. Roshni Chopra is the daughter of Ravi Chopra. Ravi Chopra is the nephew of Yash Chopra, which means that Uday is the uncle of Roshni.
6. Shabana Azmi, Tabu and Farah Naaz:
The three actresses act in different genres of movies and who would’ve figured that they’re related? Shabana Azmi is the aunt of siblings Tabu and Farah! Shabana’s brother Jamal Hashmi is Tabu and Farah’s father.
7. Ranveer Singh and Sonam Kapoor:
Surprised? Yes, these Bollywood actors are related to each other. How? Sonam’s maternal grandmother was the sister of Ranveer’s paternal grandfather. This makes the two actors second cousins.
8. Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra:
Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra are two of the most popular and influential filmmakers of Hindi film Industry. But did you know that they are first cousins? Karan’s mother Hiroo Johar is Yash Chopra’s sister.
9. Shraddha Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle:
Surprised how Shraddha is related to Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle? The young star’s grandfather was a cousin of the singing sisters. Thus, Shraddha is their grand-niece.
10. Rohit Roy and Sharman Joshi:
Rohit Roy married the sister of Sharman Joshi, Manasi. That makes Rohit the brother-in-law of Sharman.
11. Madhoo and Hema Malini:
Roja girl, Madhoo Shah is Esha and Ahana Deol’s cousin. She is the niece of Bollywood dream girl.
12. Simi Garewal and Pamela Chopra:
Simi Garewal is the first cousin of Yash Chopra’s wife Pamela. Simi’s mother Darshi and Pamela’s father Mohinder Singh were siblings. Interestingly, it was Simi who had introduced Pamela to Yash at a wedding!
13. Farhan-Zoya Akhtar and Sajid-Farah Khan:
Farah and Sajid are the first cousins of Zoya and Farhan Akhtar. Their mothers Menaka Irani and Honey Irani are sisters
14. Govinda and Somya Seth:
Govinda is the uncle of Krushna Abhishek and Soumya Seth is the cousin of Krushna. This is how Soumya is related to Govinda as well.
15. Aamir Khan and Ali Zafar:
Saving the best for the last. Prepare yourself as you digest this one. Ali’s wife, Ayesha Fazli is Aamir’s distant cousin. The Dangal actor was taken aback when the Channo singer pointed out that they were brother-in-law to each other. This also means that Ali is related to Bollywood’s Imran Khan.
16. Ajay Devgan and Mohnish Behl:
Kajol’s mother, Tanuja and Mohnish Behl’s mother Nutan were real sisters, thus Kajol and Mohnish are first cousins.
17. The Bhatts, Emraan Hashmi and Mohit Suri:
Mahesh Bhatt is Emraan Hashmi’s uncle which makes Alia, Pooja and all the other Bhatt children Hashmi’s second cousin.