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What Satish Kaushik has in common with Aamir Khan

Last updated on: February 11, 2016 18:58 IST

Singham actor Prakash Raj recently became a dad at the age of 50.

Fatherhood around 50 and beyond is quite common in Hollywood: Chaplin became a father at 73, Robert De Niro at 68 and Steve Martin at 67...

It may not be all that common in Bollywood, but there have been some exceptions.

Here's taking a look at the oldest Bollywood dads.

Satish Kaushik

Satish Kaushik

Image: Satish Kaushik with his daughter. Photograph: Satish Kaushik/Twitter

Satish Kaushik lost his son Shanu when he was just two years old.

Sixteen years later, he became father once again when his wife Shashi delivered a baby girl Vansihka.

Kaushik and his wife had the baby through IVF.

The actor-director was 56 then.

Subhash Ghai

Subhash Ghai

Image: Subhash Ghai with daughter Muskaan and wife Mukta. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar 

Subhash Ghai and his wife Mukta adopted Meghna, the daughter of Ghai's younger brother, who also works in their production house, Mukta Arts.

Twenty-seven years after marriage, the couple had their own daughter Muskaan. The showman was 58 at that time.

Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur

Image: Shekhar Kapur with Kaveri. Photograph: Shekhar Kapur/Twitter

Shekhar Kapur married Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who was 30 years younger to him, in 1999.

The couple had a daughter, Kaveri, when Kapur was 55.

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar with Sumit Kumar

Image: Kishore Kumar with wife Leena Chandavarkar and son Sumeet. Photograph: Rediff Archives

Kishore Kumar married four times, his first wife was singer-actress Ruma Guha Thakurta, followed by the ravishing Madhubala, a brief marriage with Yogeeta Bali and lastly, Leena Chandavarkar.

When Leena gave birth to their second baby, Kishore Kumar was 55.

The singer passed away when his son Sumeet was just five years old.

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt with kids

Image: Sanjay Dutt and wife Maanyata with their twins. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Sanjay married Maanyata, his third wife, in 2008. The couple had twins in 2010 -- a boy named Shahraan and a girl named Iqra.

At that time, Dutt was 51.


Dharmendra with Ahana

Image: Dharmendra with Ahana. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Dharmendra got married to Hema Malini in 1980, and the couple have two daughters, Esha and Ahana Deol.

Dharmendra was 50 when Ahana was born in 1985.

Vinod Khanna

Vinod Khanna with family

Image: Vinod Khanna wife daughter Shraddha, wife Kavita and sons Sakshi and Rahul Khanna. Photograph: Rediff Archives

Vinod Khanna got married to his second wife, Kavita, in 1990.

They have two children: son Sakshi and daughter Shraddha.

Khanna was 49 when Shraddha was born.

Om Puri

Om Puri with son Ishaan

Image: Om Puri with Ishaan. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images 

Om Puri married his second wife, Nandita, in 1993. Their son Ishaan was born when Puri was 47.

His son is 18 years old now.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan with Abram

Image: Shah Rukh Khan with AbRam. Photograph: Rediff Archives

Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri welcomed their first child Aryan in 1997. In 2000, the lovely couple became parents again, to Suhana.

In 2013, they became parents of a third child named AbRam, who was born through surrogacy.

Shah Rukh was 49 when AbRam was born.

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

Image: Aamir Khan with Azad. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao's son Azaad Rao Khan was born in 2011 though surrogacy.

The actor was 46 then.

Aamir and his first wife Reena have two children, son Junaid and daughter Ira. 

Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj with his wife

Image: Prakash Raj with wife Pony. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Prakash Raj married choreographer Pony Verma in 2010 after his divorce from Lalitha Kumari in 2009.

The actor has two daughters from his first wife.

Prakash, 50, welcomed his baby boy earlier this month.