In the realm of Bollywood, certain star kids have embraced their parents' legacy in the film industry, while others have chosen different paths, avoiding the limelight of acting. Despite the allure of the silver screen, these celebrity offspring have diverse reasons for not pursuing a career in acting. Let's delve into the stories of these star kids who have carved unique paths for themselves.
Navya Naveli Nanda
One of the first superstars to rise in Bollywood at a global level is Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. His very pretty granddaughter, Navya Naveli Nanda, who is 26 years old, has not yet entered the world of Bollywood. It seems she is following in the footsteps of her mother, Shweta Bachchan, with no intention of joining the silver screen. To be honest, Navya is actively involved in women’s issues and empowerment. She has even co-founded a women’s health portal called Aara Health. Meanwhile, her brother Agastya Nanda has last year made his debut through 'The Archies', a Netflix film.
The iconic figure of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, often referred to as the ultimate king of the industry, has an elder son, Aryan Khan, who, despite not pursuing acting, possesses a keen interest in filmmaking. Aryan is gearing up for his directorial debut with a web series titled 'Stardom,' which revolves around the film industry. On the other hand, SRK's daughter, Suhana Khan, has recently ventured into acting, making her debut in an OTT film titled 'The Archies.'
If there's someone you've encountered on social media known for her beautiful personality, it's likely Alanna Panday, the cousin of Bollywood sensation Ananya Panday. Although she has stated that she doesn't envision herself becoming an actor anytime soon, her brother Ahaan Panday is poised to make his debut soon. Alanna, who resides in LA and works as an influencer, left the country for job prospects and tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, Ivor, last year.
The eldest daughter of one of Bollywood's top actors, Aamir Khan, Ira Khan, has chosen not to pursue acting, while her brother, Junaid Khan, is gearing up for his Bollywood debut. Instead, Ira ventured into directing, overseeing Euripides' "Medea," which starred Hazel Keech and her brother Junaid. Additionally, Ira is a dedicated mental health advocate who founded the Agatsu Foundation in May 2021, serving as its founder and CEO. She, along with Nupur, has implemented a no-gifts policy at events, encouraging guests to contribute blessings through donations to the NGO.
Aaliyah Kashyap, the stunning only child of renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, has made it clear through her YouTube channel that, at 23, she has no interest in pursuing an acting career. She frequently emphasizes this in her videos. Additionally, she holds the role of brand ambassador for various prominent brands, gracing numerous magazine covers. Aaliyah uses her Instagram page and YouTube channel as platforms to promote mental health awareness.
Jhanvi Mehta, the daughter of Bollywood's timeless beauty Juhi Chawla and businessman Jay Mehta, stands out among star kids. Having completed her schooling at Dhirubhai Ambani International School, the 22-year-old recently graduated from the prestigious Columbia University. It appears that Jhanvi might soon follow in the footsteps of her businessman father, as she was observed participating in the bidding for the Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL auction last year.
The daughter of Bollywood superstars Kajol and Ajay Devgan, Nysa, is 20 years old and has not made her acting debut yet. Rumors of her pursuing acting circulate, but it remains unclear if she will enter the film industry. Despite the speculation, it's undeniable that she has a captivating appearance. According to multiple reports, Nysa is currently pursuing a degree in International Hospitality at Switzerland's Glion Institute of Higher Education.
Alaviaa Jaaferi, the daughter of the renowned Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi and sister of actor Meezaan Jaaferi, is yet to make her acting debut. The 27-year-old is on the path to stardom, but details about her acting debut remain unknown, as she has maintained her distance from Bollywood. Alaviaa is a social media influencer, having studied fashion and design at Parsons School of Design in New York. Additionally, she co-owns a retail store that brings international brands to India.
Sakshi Khanna, the son of the late renowned Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna and his second wife, Kavita Khanna, has chosen a distinct path from his half-brothers Rahul and Akshaye in the field of acting. Instead of pursuing a career in front of the camera, Sakshi has delved into the film industry by establishing his own production company, Jugaad Motion Pictures. Launched in collaboration with two close friends, the company reflects Sakshi's entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to making a mark behind the scenes.
The versatile actor R Madhavan's son, Vedaant, has chosen a different spotlight, excelling as a professional swimmer at just 17. With an impressive track record, he clinched 4 gold and 3 silver medals for India at the 48th Junior National Aquatics Championships. Notably, Vedaant's prowess extended internationally, earning accolades at the Danish Open 2022, marking his remarkable journey beyond the glitz of his father's Bollywood stardom.
The sister of one of Bollywood's best actresses, Alia Bhatt, and the daughter of the famous director Mahesh Bhatt, she debuted as a child artist in the 1997 film 'Tamanna' alongside her younger sister Alia. However, she did not pursue a career as an adult actress. Instead, she became a highly renowned screenwriter and poetess in Bollywood, choosing a profession in literature due to her specific interest in poetry and reading since her childhood.
Trishala, unlike many other star kids, has deliberately kept a low profile. She is the daughter of actor Sanjay Dutt and resides overseas with her maternal grandparents. Trishala is not just a criminal lawyer but also a successful business owner, managing DreamTresses Hair Extensions. Despite having no inclination towards acting, she has excelled in various professions. Additionally, she serves as a psychotherapist and advocates for mental health through her social media platforms, showcasing excellence in every role she undertakes.
Krishna Shroff, the daughter of the renowned Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff and sister to one of the biggest action stars, Tiger Shroff, might not be a frequent presence in the public eye. Unlike many other star kids, she has chosen not to pursue acting. However, she enjoys celebrity status on social media, much like her brother. Krishna is a fitness enthusiast, entrepreneur, and fitness influencer. She runs a mixed martial arts studio, and her social media content primarily revolves around fitness.
Anshula Kapoor, the daughter of renowned Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor and sister of actor Arjun Kapoor, has pursued interests beyond acting. With a strong academic background, she has previously worked with Google in its advertising division and has also been involved as an advertiser for Hrithik Roshan's brand HRX.
Rhea Kapoor, the daughter of Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor and sister to Sonam Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor, deviated from her actor siblings' path by choosing to produce films rather than pursuing an acting career. In addition to supporting films, she co-owns a fashion line with her sister Sonam and is actively involved as a stylist. Rhea has showcased versatility by taking on various roles, excelling in each one with undeniable talent.
Saba Ali Khan
Saba Ali Khan, the daughter of the exceptional Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore and sister to actors Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan, tends to stay away from the limelight, unlike her acting siblings. She has made a name for herself as one of the top Indian jewellery designers. Additionally, Saba serves as the Mutawalli (Chief Trustee) of the Auqaf-e-Shahi (Royal Trust), originally established by the then 'Princely State' of the Kingdom of Bhopal as a royal charitable endowment.
Riddhima Kapoor Sahani
The eldest daughter of superstar actors Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, sister to megastar Ranbir Kapoor, she not only pursues a career as a jewellery designer and is passionate about yoga, but she has also successfully kept a distance from the paparazzi. Contrary to entering Bollywood as an actor, she resides in Delhi with her businessman husband, Bharat Sahni, and their daughter, Samara. Did we mention she's stunning?
Rohit Dhawan, the elder son of the renowned filmmaker David Dhawan and the brother of superstar actor Varun Dhawan, chose not to pursue acting like his sibling. Instead, he followed in his father's footsteps, becoming a director. He helmed films such as "Desi Boyzz," "Dishoom," and "Shehzada." Rohit is married to Jaanvi Desai, and the couple has two children.
Kush Sinha, the son of Bollywood's renowned veteran star and politician Shatrughan Sinha, has chosen a different career path and is not an actor. While his sister, Sonakshi Sinha, has made her mark in the industry as an actor, and his brother, Luv, is also an actor-politician. Kush directed "Khoon Mein Hai" (2017) and "Nikita and the Book Of Darkness." He also worked as an assistant director in Ranbir Kapoor’s "Besharam" (2013).
Rahul Bhatt, the son of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and half-brother of Alia Bhatt, did not choose to pursue acting, but rather circumstances led him down a different path—a journey shared with his sister Shaheen. Despite his father's attempts to launch him in Anurag Kashyap's "Suicide Bomber," the project never came to fruition. Today, Rahul has discovered his true calling as a fitness trainer.
Meghana Oberoi, sister of actor Vivek Oberoi and daughter of renowned actor and politician Suresh Oberoi, is a lesser-known personality. Unlike her sibling, she has not pursued acting but has made significant contributions to Hindi music. Meghana embarked on her singing journey with the soulful "Dil De Diya Hai" in Masti (2004). Proficient in Hindustani music, she later released the acclaimed album "Vado Karo" in 2002, featuring captivating tracks like "Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau" and "Vada Karo." In addition to her musical talents, engaged to businessman Amit, Meghana is also an accomplished artist, showcasing her masterful paintings at various events.
These star kids have chosen diverse paths, showcasing that their talents extend beyond the glitz and glamour of Bollywood.