Raksha Bandhan is one of the most pious and important festivals in our culture. A brother or a sister is probably a best friend that comes into one’s life automatically. They are our first friends and probably our worst enemies too. Although we might be raring to take a swipe at them throughout the year, Raksha Bandhan is a day when all ill-feelings, competition, and jealousy gets transformed into pure love.
In Bollywood, many stars have siblings who like to stay away from the limelight. Here's a quick look at the lesser-known siblings of our B-town celebrities, who prefer a life away from the flashbulbs and red carpets.
SRK’s sister, Shahnaz Lalarukh
Shah Rukh Khan’s elder sister is an alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College. However, she suffered from depression after their parents’ death and has always lived with SRK and his family, opting for alow key life.
Hrithik’s sister Sunaina Roshan
Sunaina Roshan has come into the limelight recently when she started writing her blog depicting her struggle with ill-health, depression, and obesity. The Kaabil actor has always been supportive of his elder sister and even wrote the forward to her blog Zindagi and gave a shout out as well.
Akshay’s sister Alka Bhatia
Akshay has a pretty sister called Alka who stays away from the limelight and is married to businessman Surendra Hiranandani. She is based in Delhi, away from the limelight of Bollywood.
Aishwarya’s brother, Aditya Rai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a well-known face but her brother has always managed to stay away from the limelight. Aditya is an engineer in the Merchant Navy and is married to Shrima Rai, Mrs. India 2009. His only trsy with films - back in 2003, he co-produced Aishwarya’s film Dil Ka Rishta.
Ranveer’s sister Ritika Bhavnani
Ranveer is very attached to his elder sister Ritika. Recently, the actor and his girlfriend Deepika Padukone painted the town red at Ritika’s birthday bash.
Priyanka's brother Siddharth
Priyanka and her brother Siddharth share a very close bond. In fact, it was him who sent Priyanka’s pictures for Miss India pageant when she was just 17. Siddharth works in the hospitality business and is a trained chef. He studied in Switzerland and owns The Mugshot Lounge in Pune. The younger one was recently seen at Priyanka's roka ceremony to with fiance Nick Jonas recently.
Ranbir's sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni
Ranbir has an elder sister Riddhima who is married to Delhi based entrepreneur Bharat Sahni. They have a daughter Samara who is the apple of Ranbir’s eyes. Riddhima herself is an acclaimed designer.
Arjun’s sister Anshula Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor has a younger sister Anshula Kapoor. They are the children of Boney Kapoor and his first wife Mona Shourie Kapoor. Arjun and Anshula are extremely close and the actor often shares pictures from their childhood on his social media. Arjun refers Anshula as his support system since their mother's sad demise fe yeras back.
Anushka's brother Karnesh Sharma
Anushka’s elder brother Karnesh Sharma was a state-level cricketer and played for the U-19 Bangalore Ranji team. He later joined the Merchant Navy. However, now he has joined hands with the actress and they have started their own production house called Clean Slate Films. They have produced films like NH 10, Phillauri and Pari.
Sushmita's brother Rajeev
Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen has a younger brother Rajeev and they are often spotted together at parties and vacations. He is into jewelery business.
Sunny's brother Sundeep Vohra
Sunny Leone is very close to her brother Sundeep. In fact, it was Sundeep’s pet name that she adopted as her screen name. He is a chef by profession and is the Executive Chef at Kings Row Gastropub in Pasadena, California.
Parineeti’s brothers Shivang and Sahaj
Parineeti has not one but two younger brothers. She often posts pictures of them on her social media accounts and calls them her partners-in-crime.
Sonakshi’s brothers Luv and Kush
Sonakshi Sinha’s elder brothers Luv and Kush Sinha are twins. Luv is an actor who has played the lead role in the Hindi film Sadiyaan (2010) and also stars in JP Dutta's Paltan. On the other hand, Kush Sinha is making a name for himself by directing short films. He was also an assistant director on Dabangg and Saawariya.
Shraddha's Borther Siddhanth Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor’s elder brother Siddhanth Kapoor is also an actor. He started his Bollywood career working as an assistant director in films like Bhool Bhulaiya, Bhagam Bhag, Chup Chup Ke and Dhol. He later turned to acting and has worked in films like Shootout at Wadala, Ugly, Jazbaa, Haseena Parkar and will be seen in Paltan too. Not known to many but Sid is a popular DJ in Bollywood circle.
Tiger’s sister Krishna Shroff
Tiger Shroff has a younger sister Krishna Shroff who might not be an actor like him but is into fitness and follows UFC( Ultimate Fighting Champion). She is a star in her own right as she has a big fan following on her social media account and can give any Bollywood celeb a run-for-their-money.
SAIF'S SISTER saba ali khAN
Saif Ali Khan's younger sister (apart from Soha) Saba Ali Khan is a jewellery designer and runs her own jewellery business. 42-year-old Saba is an unmarried and independent lady who has rarely been part of the glitz and glam life of her family.