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Meet These Kids of Bollywood Villains

By JOGINDER TUTEJA
September 23, 2021 15:02 IST
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It's easy to keep up with the children of Bollywood's leading men.

But what about Bollywood's biggest villains?

Do they get the same red carpet when they want to become actors?

Joginder Tuteja takes a look at how these star kids have fared.

 

Rinzing Denzongpa

Photograph: Kind courtesy Rinzing Denzongpa/Instagram

For someone who has believed in quality over quantity, Danny Denzongpa remains one of the most stylish villains Bollywood has seen.

Danny rarely signs films these days, but son Rinzing is all set to make his Bollywood debut.

Rinzing began shooting for Squad a couple of years ago and the action entertainer is ready to release on OTT.

The film is also special for Director Nilesh Sahay who reportedly explored unchartered territories for this biggie.

 

Shraddha Kapoor

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shakti Kapoor/Instagram

The biggest success story of a screen villain's kid doing well in Bollywood is Shraddha Kapoor.

Shraddha made her debut in 2010's Teen Patti. It flopped, but Aashiqui 2 gave her career a brand new start.

Shraddha is busy shooting for Luv Ranjan's next with Ranbir Kapoor.

She has also signed Naagin, a trilogy in the making.

 

Siddhanth Kapoor

Photograph: Kind courtesy Siddhanth Kapoor/Instagram

Siddhanth, Shakti Kapoor's son, was recently seen in Chehre.

After making his debut in Shootout at Wadala, Siddhanth worked on multiple films -- Ugly, Jazbaa, Haseena Parkar (with sister Shraddha) and Bhoot -- Part One: The Haunted Ship.

 

Sarfaraz Khan

IMAGE: Kader Khan with sons Shahnawaaz, left, and Sarfaraaz.

Kader Khan worked in over 400 films in his long career and son Sarfaraz has also tried his luck in Bollywood.

Unfortunately, not much has come out of it.

He received able support from Salman Khan in a number of films, most notably Tere Naam, where he played his buddy and had a meaty role.

He has also worked in Salman's home productions Maine Dil Tujhko Diya, Kissan and Dabangg 3, his last Bollywood outing.

 

Shadaab Khan

IMAGE: Shadaab Khan with mother Shehla and wife Rumana. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

After playing a supporting role in Betaabi, Amjad Khan's son Shadaab played the lead in the hit, Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat.

As an abusive husband, he was the villain in Rani Mukerji's debut film.

However, he didn't quite follow through, except for bit roles in Hey Ram and Refugee.

Last year, he surprised everyone when he played the suave businessman Ajay Kedia in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.

As the man whom Harshad Mehta looks up to, he justified his presence in this meaty part.

 

Manjari Makijany

Photograph: Kind courtesy Manjari Makijany/Instagram

Sudhir and Mac Mohan used to be quite a team back in the 1970s. Though their kids didn't appear in front of the camera, Manjari Makijany -- Mac Mohan's daughter -- directed Skater Girl which premiered on Netflix.

She earlier worked as an assistant director on Wake Up Sid and Saat Khoon Maaf.

Manjari's latest film Spin, starring Abhay Deol and Avantika Vandanapu, appeared on Disney+ Hotstar a few weeks ago.

 

Vardhan Puri

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vardhan Puri/Instagram

Amrish Puri's son didn't aspire for the world of films, but grandson Vardhan did get fascinated by the sound of 'lights, camera, action'.

He made an impressive debut as a wronged man in the 2019 romantic thriller Yeh Saali Aashiqui.

 

Shehzad Khan

IMAGE: Shehzad Khan with son Faaris. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Ajit's son Shehzad Khan is best known for his comic act in Andaaz Apna Apna.

He started his career in 1988 with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and has done over 90 films. He was last seen in the Sanjay Mishra starrer Kaamyaab.

He acted in the Salman Khan starrer Bharat and remains active in the world of films.

That said, in the decade gone by, he has done only 10 films.

 

Pranutan Bahl

Photograph: Kind courtesy Pranutan Bahl/Instagram

Starting off as a hero, then becoming a villain and then graduating to a character artiste, Mohnish Behl has had an eventful career over the decades.

Now his daughter Pranutan is trying to make her mark in Bollywood.

She started her career as a leading lady in Salman Khan's production Notebook and followed it up with the light-hearted film, Helmet.

 

Sonakshi Sinha

Photograph: Kind courtesy Shatrughan Sinha/Instagram

He was the top villain of his time before he turned hero.

Shatrughan Sinha's daughter Sonakshi has her own fan following.

With several blockbusters to her credit right from her debut in Dabangg, she was recently seen in Bhuj: The Pride Of India.

Her next OTT outings are Bulbul Tarang and Fallen.

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