Bollywood Celebrity Kids

A list of B-town kids who are likely to rock the scene in the coming years. The little girls and boys growing up in filmi households are fed on the steady diet of ambition since they were tiny tots. They were born cool and have got the pedigree to boot. Plus, they already know the whys and whereofs of the industry down to the minutest details. They have the Mercs and the perks and are a get-to-go breed, who want to trump up their elders as soon as they can. The nascent stars, who already padded with a lofty surname, are yet to hog the limelight. Here’s looking at the bright sparks who’ll soon shine in the galaxy...

Bollywood Celebrity Kids

Junaid Khan (Actor Aamir Khan's son Junaid Khan)

Actor Aamir Khan's son Junaid Khan

All of 17 years, Aamir Khan’s eldest son, Junaid Khan, is gearing up to be the first assistant director on Rajkumar Hirani’s next biggie, Peekay, which stars dad Aamir in the lead. It happened on Hirani’s insistence as the director was reportedly impressed with his cinematic awareness.Though Junaid wants to become a director, he isn’t closed to the idea of acting.

Whether he finally becomes an actor or a director, with Aamir Khan’s guidance, success is never far away.

Yashwardhan Ahuja (Actor Govinda's son Yashwardhan Ahuja)

Actor Govinda's son Yashwardhan Ahuja

While there has been news that Govinda’s daughter Narmmadaa would make her debut in films, there hasn’t been much progress on that front. Now we hear that his son Yashwardhan Ahuja will enter the industry too. Govinda is thrilled about this and is going all out to support him, just as he has been supporting his daughter.

Let’s hope he gets a fair chance to flaunt his talent.

Tiger Shroff (Actor Jackie Shroff's son Tiger Shroff)

Actor Jackie Shroff's son Tiger Shroff

Actor Jackie Shroff's son Tiger Shroff has continually been in the news thanks to his much awaited debut film, Heropanti. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, this film is being directed by Sabbir Khan of Kambakkht Ishq fame. Tiger’s chiselled body and his expertise in parkour have won him praise from the likes of Aamir Khan. Tiger is also said to be a powerhouse of talent. On the other hand, there hasn’t been much news about Jackie’s daughter, Krishna’s debut. However, the pretty girl is keen on becoming an actress. She’s currently concentrating on completing her studies.

These two stunners can certainly grab eyeballs.

Sakshi Khanna (Actor Vinod Khanna's third son Sakshi Khanna)

Actor Vinod Khanna's third son Sakshi Khanna

Vinod Khanna’s third son, Sakshi, will soon follow the footsteps of his half-brothers, Rahul and Akshaye and pursue his dream of becoming an actor, which he has reportedly harboured since he was in the fourth grade. At this point, the young boy is assisting Milan Luthria on Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Again. Sources suggest that Milan is so impressed with him that he plans to launch him as a lead in one of his future projects.

He seems to have the style and the swagger of his father. We hope this translates on the big screen too.

Karan Deol (Actor Sunny Deol's son Karan Deol)

Actor Sunny Deol's son Karan Deol

If Sunny has his way, his 21-year-old son, Karan, will continue the Deol family tradition and make his debut sometime next year. Currently, junior Deol is assisting Sangeeth Sivan on his father’s film Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. Sunny, who’s rather keen to launch his son himself, is training Karan in the acting department. Sunny reportedly said it would be a love story, since the three Deol brothers (Abhay, Sunny and Bobby) debuted in the same manner.

Considering the rigorous training he’s undergoing, we’re sure Karan’s debut will pack a punch.

Siddhant Issar (Actor Puneet Issar's son Siddhant Issar)

Actor Puneet Issar's son Siddhant Issar

Though actor Puneet Issar has done a few films, many still remember him as Duryodhana from the epic TV series Mahabharat (1990) or the guy who injured Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Coolie. And doesn’t Siddhant look like a carbon copy of his father Puneet, who was also a competent actor?

We think Siddhant Issar will make for a great villain. What you say?

Shaheen Bhatt (Director Mahesh Bhatt's second daughter Shaheen Bhatt)

Director Mahesh Bhatt's second daughter Shaheen Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt’s second daughter, Shaheen Bhatt, recently made her entry into the industry by assisting Vikram Bhatt on Raaz 3. Proud father Mahesh even announced his elder daughter’s debut on a popular micro-blogging site. Unlike sister Alia, Shaheen wants to work behind the camera.

We could definitely do with a few more intelligent women filmmakers in our industry. What you say?

Sakshi Bhatt (Producer Mukesh Bhatt's daughter Sakshi Bhatt)

Producer Mukesh Bhatt's daughter Sakshi Bhatt

Unlike cousin Alia Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt’s daughter, Sakshi Bhatt didn’t harbour acting dreams since she was a child. But after Alia’s spectacular launch, sources close to the Bhatt family vouch for the fact that Sakshi Bhatt too wants to pursue a career in the industry. And Mukesh Bhatt has also given her the freedom to choose her way.

A few more grooming lessons would do wonders to her personality.

Athiya Shetty (Actor Suniel Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty)

Actor Suniel Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty

Another star kid raring to take the plunge is Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty. The 18-year-old, who recently finished a course in filmmaking and liberal arts at the New York Film Academy, has returned to Mumbai for good. It was rumoured that Athiya Shetty would be seen opposite Tiger Shroff in Heropanti but producer Sajid Nadiadwala finalised another actress for the same. Dad Suniel Shetty has even hired a manager so that she can have the perfect launch.

She’s got the spunk and spark.

Shiv Darshan (Producer Suneel Darshan's son Shiv Darshan)

Producer Suneel Darshan's son Shiv Darshan

Shiv Darshan was to be launched in a film produced by father Suneel Darshan in 2007. However, those plans fell through. Presently, Suneel is keen on launching his son’s career again, even if it’s with another producer. Shiv has had formal training in acting and is a graduate from the New York Film Academy and Broadway Dance Centre.

He’s got the looks!

Harshvardhan Kapoor (Actor Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan Kapoor)

Actor Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan Kapoor

Actor Anil Kapoor's son 20-year-old Harshvardhan Kapoor is all set to star in the short film, Coming Home, opposite Katrina Kaif’s younger sister, Isabella. But Harsh is not just confining himself to acting. The youngster will also be assisting Anurag Kashyap on his ambitious project, Bombay Velvet. Having taken courses in cinematography and screenplay writing in Los Angeles, Harsh wants to learn all about the art of filmmaking before taking up acting in full force.

Tall and handsome, Harsh will definitely follow the footsteps of sister Sonam Kapoor and cousin Arjun Kapoor.

Chiranjeev (Actor Ranjeet's son Chiranjeev)

Actor Ranjeet's son Chiranjeev

One of the most ‘hated’ villains of the big screen in his time, Ranjeet recently announced his son’s acting plans. Though he stated that his son is still young, he added that Chiranjeev would debut in the next two years. Ranjeet has even thought of a script for him. Unlike Ranjeet’s daughter Divyanka, Chiranjeev is keen on acting.

We think Chiranjeev with his rugged, macho looks will kill it.

Abhimanyu (Actress Bhagyashree's son Abhimanyu)

Actress Bhagyashree's son Abhimanyu

Bhagyashree may have never cashed in on the success of her debut film Maine Pyaar Kiya but the actress surely isn’t willing to let go of the chance of ensuring her son a good debut. A friend of the actress states that she is going all out to get her 22-year-old son a good launch pad. Abhimanyu, who is busy grooming himself, is keeping his fingers crossed.

With his unconventional looks and hard work, he could make an impact.

Priyank Sharma (Actress Padmini Kolhapure's son Priyank Sharma)

Actress Padmini Kolhapure's son Priyank Sharma

Though he’s rather young and is still completing his education, Padmini’s son, Priyank, holds ambitions of becoming an actor. And Padmini, on her part, has given him the freedom to choose his own career path.

He may still be young but he has the earthy charm of his mother. We’re sure he’ll make for the perfect boy-next-door. Won’t you agree?

Ali Murad (Actor Raza Murad's son Ali Murad)

Actor Raza Murad's son Ali Murad

Ali Murad is working hard on himself as he waits for a launch. Of late, he has attended quite a few Page 3 events with his father. Reportedly, he’s also undergoing theatre training in London. Needless to say, Raza Murad is gung-ho about his son joining the industry and is doing everything in his power to groom the kid.

Ali’s got a mischievous glint in his eyes. Looks like he’ll make for a good villain!

Shania Kapoor (Actor Sanjay Kapoor's daughter Shania Kapoor)

Actor Sanjay Kapoor's daughter Shania Kapoor

Though there hasn’t been any official announcement about actor Sanjay Kapoor's daughter Shania Kapoor getting into films, sources say that her mother Maheep Kapoor has been grooming her to become an actress. The pretty girl has been spotted at various social events with her parents. And much like Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi, Shania too has been applauded by the fashion police for her unique sense of style.

This young lady is stunning. She can easily give a complex to our actresses.

Vikas Kumar (Actor Kiran Kumar's son Vikas Kumar)

Actor Kiran Kumar's son Vikas Kumar

Kiran Kumar’s son, Vikas Kumar, is currently working as an assistant director with Abbas-Mastan. Though he’s an aspiring actor, he decided to assist the director duo so that he could gain practical knowledge about filmmaking.

With sharp features and good looks, we can already picture Vikas as a cool brawny hero.

Armaan Jain (Reema Jain's (Raj Kapoor’s youngest daughter) son Armaan Jain)

Reema Jain's (Raj Kapoor’s youngest daughter) son Armaan Jain

Another potential star from the first family of the Hindi film industry. The handsome boy is Armaan Jain, son of Reema (Raj Kapoor’s youngest daughter) and Manoj Jain. As per industry sources, Arif Ali (Imtiaz Ali’s brother) will launch the 20-something Armaan in his first film as director. Armaan Jain has also worked as an assistant director on Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

The mighty Kapoor genes have far-reaching potential.

Rinzing Denzongpa (Actor Danny Denzongpa's son Rinzing Denzongpa)

Actor Danny Denzongpa's son Rinzing Denzongpa

Rinzing Denzongpa, who’s currently finishing his education, is in no hurry to make his debut. It is being said that the youngster will take his time to decide on a career path. And Danny Denzongpa, being the understanding father that he is, believes his son should take his time before deciding his ultimate goal in life.

Like father, like son, it’s gonna be a great presence.

Anmol Thakeria (Actress Poonam Dhillon's son Anmol Thakeria)

Actress Poonam Dhillon's son Anmol Thakeria

Poonam Dhillon’s son, Anmol Thakeria, is currently completing a business and marketing course abroad. Though he’s finishing his studies, the young boy who has always had a passion for films, will soon take an acting course. His father, film producer Ashok Thakeria, is also supportive of his dream.

He still seems a little rough around the edges. But that’s what a diamond is known for.

Aasmaan Bhardwaj (Director Vishal Bhardwaj's son Aasmaan Bhardwaj)

Director Vishal Bhardwaj's son Aasmaan Bhardwaj

Like Father like son. At 16, filmmakeer Vishal Bhardwaj's son Aasmaan Bhardwaj has already made his bebut with a short film titled The Identities. Though it's only a school project, it's a commendable effort on the part of a SSC student. Aasmaan even got Naseeruddin Shah's son Vivaan Shah and Kalki Koechlin to act in his flick. After completing his 12th standard, he plans to learn filmmaking in the UK.

Considering he's so focussed, he'll definitely go a long way.

Suraj Pancholi (Actor Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj Pancholi)

Actor Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj Pancholi

Actor Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj Pancholi, who has recently been in the news for his supposed affair with starlet Jiah Khan, seems to be taking his acting ambitions seriously. From dance classes to acting courses, he is ding it all. The icing on the cake is that Salman Khan is mentoring him. Reportedly, Suraj Pancholi even assisted director Kabir Khan on the film Ek Tha Tiger.

This young boy has Salman as his mentor. Can it get better?

Malhar Patekar (Actor Nana Patekar's son Malhar Patekar)

Actor Nana Patekar's son Malhar Patekar

Contrary to reports that Nana Patekar's son Malhar Patekar is being launched as an actor in Ram Gopal Varma's proposed film on the 20/11 attacks, the young Malhar Patekar will be assisting the director on the movie. Though he isn't sure about facing the camera in the future, he is a movie fanatic and wants to learn every aspect of filmmaking, from editing to direction.

Nana Patekar's perfectionist streak will keep him on his toes.

Girish Taurani (Producer Kumar Taurani's son Girish Taurani)

Producer Kumar Taurani's son Girish Taurani

Producer Kumar Taurani is launching his son Girish Kumar Taurani opposite Shruti Haasan in a film to be directed by Prabhudeva, said to be a south remake. The film is supposedly a musical. The 22-year-old actor is said to be working hard for his debut and has even called a south african gym trainer to help him build a good physique.

This one looks like he'll be the next hottie.

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