10 Famous Stars who Followed their Mothers’ Path and Decided to Have a Career in Bollywood

It is rightly said that mothers are a great inspiration for their children in every aspect. Whether it is imbibing values and morals or choosing career paths. With the mother’s day approaching nearer, let’s have a look at 10 popular Bollywood celebrities who considered their mothers as their role models while deciding their career.

1. Sharmila Tagore – Saif Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan


Sharmila Tagore, the popular actor that she was in her times, served as a major inspiration for both her kids Saif and Soha for choosing their careers. The former Censor Board chief and iconic star is still remembered for her wonderful performances, one of which is the role of Pushpa played by her in the movie Amar Prem.

2. Jaya Bachchan – Abhishek Bachchan


Jaya Bachchan was one of the most loved actors in the 70s and won numerous awards for her great performances in movies like Guddi, Mili, Parichay, Abhiman, etc. Following his parents path, Abhishek bachchan too joined the industry and made a niche for himself in Bollywood.

3. Neetu Singh – Ranbir Kapoor


Neetu Singh was one of the sweetest and bubbliest actress of her times and gave some beautiful performances before she decided to marry actor Rishi Kapoor. Their son Ranbir Kapoor followed their path and today he is the heartthrob of millions of girls due to his charming looks and strong acting abilities.

4. Tanuja – Kajol, Tanisha


Versatile actor Tanuja gave some brilliant performances in famous movies like Jewel Thief and won many hearts with her grace and acting skills. Daughter Kajol too inherited the gracefulness of her mother and went on giving some lovely performances in movies like Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and many more.

5. Hema Malini – Esha Deol


The evergreen Hema Malini was once ruling the Bollywood industry and was the dream girl of every man. Even today, she can give tough competition to many new actresses with her elegant looks. Daughter Esha too followed her mother’s path and joined Bollywood but couldn’t have a very successful Bollywood career. Yet she is appreciated for her hotness quotient in movies like Dhoom.

6. Sarika – Shruti Hassan, Akshara Hassan


Shruti Hassan took inspiration from her beautiful mother and actor Sarika who was married to actor Kamal Hassan. Shruti’s younger sister Akshara too followed their family tradition and entered Bollywood recently.

7. Dimple Kapadia – Twinkle Khanna, Rinki Khanna


Dimple Kapadia is another versatile actor who inspired her beautiful daughters Twinkle Khanna and Rinki Khanna to join the acting clan. Dimple being the elegant lady she is, performs every role with utmost ease even today. Twinkle too gave us some nice performances before she married the Khiladi of Bollywood, Mr. Akshay Kumar. However, sister Rinki din’t have a success career in Bollywood.

8. Babita – Karishma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor


Babita was a famous actress in Bollywood in the 60s. After marrying Randhir Kapoor, she decided to quit acting and became a full time home-maker. But as acting runs in the family’s blood, both her daughters, Karishma and Kareena chose to be a part of the Bollywood film industry. Karishma was a leading lady during her times. And younger sister Kareena is one of the top actress of Bollywood today.

9. Aparna sen – Konkona Sen Sharma


Aparna Sen was a renowned actor in the Bengali film industry before she switched to Direction. She has directed many brilliant movies and has bagged three national awards under her credits. Daughter Konkona Sen Sharma is one of the finest actors today who has got critical acclaim for many of her characters that she has portrayed on screen. Moreover, she can perform almost any kind of role with perfection. She has given some outstanding performances in movies like Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Wake Up Sid, Life In A Metro and many more.

10. Moon moon Sen – Raima Sen, Riya Sen


Moon Moon Sen is the daughter of the legendary actor Sucharita Sen who has acted in many Bengali, Hindi as well as numerous regional movies. Her lovely daughters Raima and Riya too followed her path and tried their hand at acting. While Raima is known for her versatile roles in many Hindi as well as Bengali movies, Riya din’t enjoy much success in the industry and is mostly known for her glamorous looks.

So which one of these mother-child duos do you admire the most? You are most welcome to share with us in the comment box below.


Swasti Pujari
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