Cinema is a place where ARTISTS live their dream through expressing themselves in their respective areas of interest.A journey of an artist is more internal than external. external journey he/she completes with the help of family, friends and society. But internal journey is completed with internal communication, hardship of life, and various pressure.
Now the question arise, is joining the legacy of your family, helpful in one’s career progression as an artist??? and
How much is this helpfulwhen we see inperspective of overall ART?
To understand this in better sense, lets first become familiar to the Bollywood families!!-
1. Abhishek bachhan( Son of amitabh and Jaya bachhan, Husband of ashwarya (after some years father of .. )
2. Ritesh deshmukh (Son of Vilasrao deshmukh)
3. Jackky Bhagnani is the Son of Indian producer Vashu Bhagnani
4. Ajay devgan (Son of Stuntman Viru devgan)
5. Sanjay dutt (Son of Sunil dutt)
6. Shahid kapoor (Son of pankaj kapoor) Ishan kapoor (Half brother of shahid kapoor)
7. Pratik babbar (Son of rajbabbar)
8. Vivek oberai (suresh oberai)
9. Ashmit patel (brother of amisha patel)
10. Harman Baweja was born to art director Harry Baweja and producer Pammi Baweja.
11. Nil nitin mukesh (mukesh)
12. Sonakshi Sinha is the daughter of actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha and Punam Sinha. She has two brothers, Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha.Luv Sinha is an actor who played the lead role in the Hindi film Sadiyaan.
13. Shruti hasan (Daughterof kamal hasan)
14. Sikandar kher (Son of aupam kher)
15. Imran hashmi (cousin of puja bhatt, and Mahesh Bhatt is his uncle)
16. Adhyayan suman (shekhar suman)
17. Mahakshay Chakravorty (Son of mithoon Chakraworty, FILMS- Jimmy, Hamilton Palace,Rocky, Haunted, Loot, 2012, Enemmy, Tukkaa Fitt)
18. Rani Mukerji comes from a film-oriented family of Bengali origin. Her father Ram Mukherjee is a retired director while her mother Krishna was a playback singer. Her brother Raja Mukherjee is a film producer turned director. Her maternal aunt, Debashree Roy, is a Bengali film actress and her cousin, Kajol, is a popular Bollywood actress. Another cousin of hers, Ayan Mukerji is the writer and director of Wake Up Sid.
19. Kajol was born in Mumbai of Bengali-Marathi descent. Her mother Tanuja is an actress, while her late father Shomu Mukherjee was a film director and producer. Her maternal aunt is the late actress Nutan (with whom she holds the record for the most wins (five times) of the Filmfare Award for Best Actress) and her maternal grandmother Shobhna Samarth and great grandmother Rattan Bai had both been involved in Hindi cinema. Kajol ‘s paternal uncles are film producers; Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee. Kajol’s paternal grandfather, Sashadhar Mukherjee, was a filmmaker. Kajol’s paternal grandmother, Satirani Devi, was sister of Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumar and Kishore Kumar. Kajol’s cousins Rani Mukerji, Sharbani Mukherjee and Mohnish Behl are also Bollywood actors; Kajol’s younger sister Tanisha Mukherjee is also an actress.
20. Saif Ali Khan is the Son of the former Nawab of Pataudi, late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and actress Sharmila Tagore.Khan has two sisters Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan.
Kareena Kapoor, Ranbeer kapoor-
21. Raima sen is the daughter of Moon Moon Sen and the granddaughter of legendary actress Suchitra Sen. Her sister, Riya Sen, is also in the Bollywood industry. Their father Bharat Dev Varma is a member of the royal family of Tripura. Her paternal grandmother, Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch Behar, whose younger sister Gayatri Devi was the Maharani of Jaipur. Her paternal great-grandmother Indira was the only daughter of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda. Raima’s maternal great-grandfather Adinath Sen was a prominent Kolkata businessman, whose father Dinanath Sen – a relative of former Union Law Minister Ashoke Kumar Sen- was the Diwan or a Minister of the Maharaja of Tripura.The sisters are credited on-screen under their mother’s maiden name, although their official papers carry the surname Dev Varma
22. Sunny Deol was born to Bollywood actor Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur. His stepmother is Hema Malini. He has a brother Bobby Deol and two sisters Vijayta Deol and Ajeeta Deol. he also has two half sisters one is Ahana Deol and actress Esha Deol. his cousin abhay deol is an Indian film actor and producer whose family has a long history in the Hindi film industry.
23. Tusshar Kapoor is an Indian actor. He is the Son of Bollywood actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor and brother of Ekta Kapoor.
24. Hritik Roshan was born in Mumbai to a Punjabi Hindu family of cinema personalities. His father, film director Rakesh Roshan, is the son of music director Roshan, while his mother, Pinky, is the daughter of producer and director J. Om Prakash. His uncle Rajesh Roshan is a famous music director.Roshan is married to Suzanne (Khan) Roshan, owner of Suzanne Roshan’s House of Design and daughter of actor Sanjay Khan. Zayad Khan’s parents are former Bollywood actor Sanjay Khan and interior designer Zarine Khan. His older sisters are Simone Khan (wife of Ajay Arora), Sussanne Roshan (married to actor Hrithik Roshan), and Farah Khan Ali (wife of DJ Aqeel). Khan is related as cousin brother to yet another Bollywood actor, Fardeen Khan, whose father is the late actor Feroz Khan, who was Khan’s father’s brother. Khan’s family is originally from Ghazni, Afghanistan from his fathers side.
25. Uday Chopra is the son of Yash Chopra and brother of Aditya Chopra.
26. Aamir Khan‘s family that has been actively involved in the Indian motion picture industry for several decades. His father, Tahir Hussain, was a film producer while his uncle, Nasir Hussain, was a film producer as well as a director and an actor. His family on his fathers side are originally from Herat, Afghanistan.He is a descendant of the scholar and politician Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and a second cousin to former Chairperson of Rajya Sabha Dr Najma Heptulla.Imran Khan is the nephew of actor Aamir Khan and producer-director Mansoor Khan.
27. Anil Kapoor was born to film producer Surinder Kapoor and his wife Nirmal. Kapoor’s elder brother, Boney Kapoor, is a film producer while younger brother Sanjay Kapoor is also an actor.In 1984, he married Sunita Kapoor. Kapoor’s elder daughter is actress Sonam Kapoor. Rhea Kapoor attended school in New York and is now a producer in Mumbai. He is a distant relative of Raj Kapoor. He grew up in Raj Kapoor’s house with Rajeev Kappor.
28. Akshaye Khanna is the middle son of Bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna, and the younger brother of actor Rahul Khanna.
29. Salman Khan is the eldest Son of screenwriter Salim Khan. He has two brothers, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and two sisters, Alvira and Arpita. Alvira is married to actor/director Atul Agnihotri.
30. Farhan Akhtar is the son of screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani. Honey Irani is an award-winning Indian screenwriter.She was married to Javed Akhtar. Although the marriage ended in divorce, it produced two children, Son Farhan Akhtar and daughter Zoya Akhtar. She is the maternal aunt of choreographer/director Farah Khan and director/host Sajid Khan(director). Her sister Daisy Irani was a famous child artist of the 50’s and 60’s.
31. Imad Khan, son of nasiruddin Khan
and many more..
No doubt there are many talented actors in this list but is this not limiting the talent? doesn’t India has talent out side these families?
Now a day when we see Award functions it seems we are watching a family drama. Scenario has been changed. Previously we used to see award functions where we find talent being awarded. Now a days we connects link why an actor got that award. New categories are being formed. All we see is lobbying and marketing. Where is talent?
Talents from reputed institutes like NSD, FTII, SRFTI, AAFT and other film schools are running short of work whereas these ‘sons’ and ‘daughters’ are getting big banner launch;

The point is when we see above list, we find some are talented but we also find some are not! And these non-talented artists are occupying lots of space of this ART-land. Whose space they are occupying?? And how they are able to do so? Only because they have relatives here! Have you seen any artist ”outside” the industry who is not talented?? That means these not-talented are occupying space of talented artist. And this is affecting overall progression of ART!

So the crux is neither Bollywood has enough doors for the entry of new talents nor actual talent is being awarded. The time, when we are aiming to make satisfactory space in global cinema, here we have confined ourselves to some families only. But at last only hope is that the fate of an artist is decided by public. And public dont believe in family. Though they are being lured by ‘stardom’ only to save some sons/daughter, but soon they will face the truth and ultimately ART has to win!!