Some say star kids in the Indian film industry are born with a silver spoon and served on a silver platter, inevitably making the cut. While others believe it is due to the respect earned by their star parents, that is not true. Apart from coming from a ‘filmy’ background, one needs to have the talent, dedication, and luck to make it large. There have been many instances where in spite of being given stellar and spectacular launch vehicles, celebrity kids did not survive for too long in the film industry. For those who did, they have grown into the masses and classes favorite, sweeping away awards, having millions of fans, and a string of hit films to their credit.
Here is a list of 10 successful star kids of Bollywood:
1. Kareena Kapoor
One of the highest paid actresses in the Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor marked herself as the queen of Indian cinema after playing characters in a range of films. Kareena, born on 21 September 1980, is the daughter of actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita, and the younger sister of actress Karisma Kapoor. Just like her cousin Ranbir, the actress too hails from the cinema family, which make acting skills run in her genes. Right from contemporary romantic comedies to crime drama, the actress has bagged multiple awards including Six Filmfare Awards to her credit. The gorgeous actress is undoubtedly the reigning star kid of Indian cinema.
2. Ranbir Kapoor
The heartthrob of the nation and a total ladies man, Ranbir Kapoor is a plethora of talent who hails from the first family of cinema, and the great-grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor. Born on 28 September 1982, Ranbir swept his way into Bollywood in spite of the disastrous debut film Saawariya. Today, he has become one of the highest-paid actors and one of the nation’s most popular celebrities in India. The young star who is the son of actors Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, is the recipient of several awards, including five Filmfare Awards.
3. Hrithik Roshan
When he stepped into the industry with a grand debut like Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, both the audience and critics knew he was going to go a long way. Just as predicted, Hrithik Roshan who was born on 10 January 1974 to filmmaker Rakesh Roshan is now one of the A-list actors in Bollywood. His successful career boasts of some fine films because of which he won six Filmfare Awards and many other laurels. The dashing star is cited in the media as one of the most attractive male celebrities in India who not only impresses the audience with his acting skills but dance moves as well.
4. Arjun Kapoor
When Arjun Kapoor, son of film producer Boney Kapoor started off in the industry, he worked as an assistant director and associate producer for several films. Born on 26 June 1985, Arjun has been touted as one of shining stars of future Indian cinema. He made his debut in Yash raj’s romantic drama Ishaqzaade (2012) for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. The actor starred in many other hit films that earned positive reviews and set the cash bells ringing at the box office.
5. Sonam Kapoor
When you think of India’s topmost fashionistas, you think of the stunning Sonam Kapoor. Born on 9 June 1985, the lovely daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, She began her career in Indian cinema by assisting the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of his 2005 drama film Black. From that point forward, she made her acting debut in Bhansali’s romantic drama Saawariya. Though the movie was considered to be a major dud, she garnered praises for her versatile roles and performance in all her films that followed. Today, she is the brand ambassador for several products as well as is the Indian representative of a Loreal. She actress has created waves internationally by walking the red carpet each year at the Cannes film festival.
6. Sonakshi Sinha
Apart from her bold and beautiful Indian looks, Sonakshi Sinha is known for her incredible talent that makes her one of the sought-after actresses in Indian cinema. Born on June 2, 1987, Sonakshi, who is the daughter of actors Shatrughan and Poonam, began her career in the film industry as a costume designer. Though no one had thought she would go ahead in the race to success, she managed to do the unthinkable. She gave a spellbound performance as Salman Khan‘s leading lady in the debut and highly successful action-drama Dabangg (2010). The lady also bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
7. Shraddha Kapoor
One of Bollywood baddies, Shakti Kapoor’s beautiful daughter, Shraddha is notably known for her outstanding performances in the successful romantic drama ‘Aashiqui 2’. Though she began her career with a brief role in the film ‘Teen Patti’, she had her first leading role in the teen drama, ‘Luv ka the end’. A string of commercially successful films such as Ek Villain and Haider make her a saleable star with producers lining up to cast her in their movie.
8. Varun Dhawan
After completing his Business Management degree from a Nottingham Trent University and working as an assistant director for a film, son of renowned film maker David Dhawan set the screen ablaze with his act in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year. Post that, he even played lead roles in a couple of movies that were commercially successful. His chiseled physique, high energy levels, acting potential makes him the next generation heartthrob.
9. Shahid Kapoor
The son of experienced actor Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem, Shahid is not just an excellent performer but a desirable celebrity among the audience. Men want to copy his groovy dance moves while women can’t stop swooning over the lad. Born on 28th February 1981, the young, dashing hero was first seen in many music videos and a junior artist dancer. But when he made an appearance in the lead role for his super hit debut romantic comedy ‘Ishq Vishq’, there was no turning back for him.
10. Alia Bhatt
The moment you tell someone to think of Alia Bhatt, that person is sure to go weak in their knees. Her effervescent beauty, flawless acting skills, and vivacious personality makes Alia Bhatt one of the most desirable celebrity kids. Born on 15 March 1993 to veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actor Soni Razdan, the actress kick-started her career with a dream launch in Karan Johar’s Student of the year. Post that she had consecutive hit films, brand endorsements, cover shoots for magazines that kept her successful and in the spotlight.
These filmy kids may have had many challenges in their career, but that never stopped them from achieving success and attaining stardom at a young age.
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