10 Bollywood Star Kids Who Chose To Pursue Other Careers Instead Of Acting

Bollywood has been going on and off with the debate on nepotism. While some claim that being a star kid is a sure shot ticket to stardom, others believe that talent superseded all and the audience is the final judge. However, it is often thought that every Bollywood star kid is going to pick up acting in films. And that is not true. Here are 10 Bollywood star kids who ditched acting and took up other streams, unlike their parents.

1. Shaheen Bhatt

The elder daughter of Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan chose to skip acting and take control backstage. She has co-written the movie Son of Sardaar, been an assistant director for Raaz 3 and learned filmmaking from London.


2. Masaba Gupta

Daughter of Neena Gupta and Viv Richards, Masaba chose the route of fashion and is one of the most established fashion designers in the industry.


3. Rhea Kapoor

Daughter of Anil Kapoor, Rhea has chosen to be behind the scenes by becoming a film producer and a fashion stylist. She is Sonam Kapoor’s stylist and her latest venture, Veere Di Wedding will do the rounds by next year.


4. Meghna Gulzar

Daughter of Gulzar and Rakhi, Meghna chose film direction unlike her parents and has movies like Talvar, Filhaal, Just Married, Hu Tu Tu under her name.


5. Riddhima Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor’s elder sister has nothing to do with acting despite coming from the Kapoor clan. She is a well-established fashion and jewellery designer.


6. Shweta Nanda

Despite coming from the heirloom of Amitabh Bachchan’s family, Shweta Nanda has kept a safe distance from the world of acting. She chose to pick up modeling with L’oreal and even hosted a  talk show with NextGen. She has also remained a journalist with CNN IBN.


7. Anshula Kapoor

Daughter of Boney Kapoor and sister of Arjun Kapoor, Anshula is a lesser known face and is a geek. Worked with Google, she is also the operations manager at HRX which is an apparel brand of Hrithik Roshan.


8. Saba Ali Khan

The lesser known of sibling of Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan, Saba Ali Khan is a rare sight in Bollywood. Never interested in the acting industry, she is a well-known jewelry designer.


8. Sunaina Roshan

Hrithik Roshan’s sister, Sunaina Roshan has been successfully taking care of the family’s production house, Filmcraft.


9. Rahul Bhatt

Pooja Bhatt’s younger brother Rahul Bhatt is a professional fitness trainer. He is indeed the man behind Aamir Khan’s phenomenal transformation for the movie Dangal.

10. Ahana Deol

Daughter of Hema Malini and Dharmendra, Ahana Deol skipped the acting part and followed the footsteps of her mother by taking up Orissi dancing as her profession.

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