Top 10 Celebrity Mother-Daughter/Son pairs

Children often tread the same path as their parents in terms of careers, aspirations and sometimes even attain the same level of success!  The tales of the celebrity kids have always evoked interest and curiosity among the hoi polloi. While some parents have been instrumental in shaping careers of their children, a few of their kids carved a niche for themselves all on their own. On screen they might be superstars but off it, they are friends, comrades, confidante and much more than just celebrities. Meet the top 10 adorable celebrity Mother-Daughter/Son pairs on Mother’s Day Special!

1) Babita – Karisma/Kareenababita-kareena-karisma

Babita who married Randhir Kapoor, the eldest son of Raj Kapoor, was an actress in Bollywood during the 1960s. She left the industry after her marriage but ensured both her daughters, Karishma and Kareena, become successful actresses in their own right. While Karisma ruled the charts in the 90s, Kareena Kapoor is one of the most sought after actresses in the country today.

2) Tina Knowles – Beyoncé

CREDIT: Courtesy "Mother Nurture" beyonce and her mother tina knowles from mother nurture sunday now 5/04 mother04 writer sherryl connelly editor amy diluna Original Filename: Beyonce & Mom (Today).JPG
CREDIT: Courtesy “Mother Nurture”

Celestine Ann “Tina” Knowles is perhaps best known as the mother of singers Beyoncé Knowles and Solange Knowles. The mastermind between her daughter’s successful careers, Beyonce’s mother, Tina, also owns a leading fashion label called “House of Dereon.”  We wish our moms designed us cool outfits like B’s! Now that Blue Ivy Carter is here, we’re wondering if Tina has made any cute baby outfits!

3) Aparna Sen and Konkona Sen Sharmaaparna-konkona

A lovely smile, gorgeous eyes and an impudent attitude makes the two of the most talented mother and daughter duo – Aparna Sen and Konkona Sen Sharma. Aparna Sen was the surefire hottest heroine in Bengali cinema for years and now she’s a celebrated director. While for Konkana, nobody can deny her vivacious personality, exotic appeal and her overwhelming presence in the different roles she portrays. They’re both piping hot when it comes to talent and intelligence!

4) Neetu Singh – Ranbir Kapoorranbir-and-neetu-singh

Settling down in marriage at an early age of 21, after having given up a flourishing acting career in Bollywood – all to become the perfect homemaker and the best mother to kids, actor Neetu Singh Kapoor has indeed achieved all that she aspired for. She’s a supermom to superstar Ranbir Kapoor and his sister. The humility and charm that Ranbir shows is definitely reflective of the values instilled by Neetu Singh. While the whole industry knows that Ranbir is a complete ma-ma’s boy, did you know that our Rockstar used to take pocket money from his mother even after his first few movies got released?

5) Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Dannergwyneth-and-her-mum

With her Tony award-winning mother, Blythe Danner, having maintained a successful acting career for almost 40 years, it’s no surprise that her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow chose to follow in her footsteps. Blythe was more receptive to the idea than Goldie was. In fact, she confided with shining eyes, back when Gwyneth was a young teen, that she knew her daughter had a remarkable gift.

6) Sharmila Tagore – Soha Ali Khansharmila-tagore-soha-ali-khan

Sharmila Tagore is not only the personification of beauty and class but a great actress as well. While she has been part of numerous classic movies of Bollywood, her daughter Soha Ali Khan hasn’t been that fortunate as far as star status goes. However, the latter does has to her credit selective and critically acclaimed roles, though far less in number as compared to her mother. This duo certainly is the quintessence of sophistication and taste in the industry.

7) Tanuja Mukherjee – Kajolkajol-tanuja

Who can forget the graceful Tanuja for her roles in ‘Bahaarein Phir Aayengi’, ‘Jewel Thief’ etc? With a sunshine smile and spending on-screen performances, she won many hearts and her daughter followed suit. Kajol exudes the same gracefulness her mom did in her prime. It is said that both members of this mother-daughter duos are almost clones in looks and spirit. Kajol is now happily married to Ajay Dengan and has two kids with him.

8) Jaya Bachchan – Abhishek Bachchanjaya-and-abhishek

The wife of Amitabh Bachchan and the mother to Shweta Bachchan– Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan,  Bachchan is recognized as one of the finest Hindi film actresses of her time, particularly known for “middle-of-the-road” cinema. While Abhishek is still carving a niche from himself in the industry, Jaya saw success at a very young age – even before hubby Amitabh. Although Junior B had said in an interview that he never watched his mother’s films, the mother-son pair has three things in common – intelligence, humor and dignity.

9) Hema Malini – Esha Deolhema-and-esha

While Hema Malini was the Dream Girl of her era, Esha Deol failed to attain that level of success. However, this mother daughter duo is as well-known as any other in Bollywood. Their stage shows together is surely a treat to watch for they are both amazing classical dancers.  They sure know how to enthrall their audience with spell bounding dance performances.

10) Sanjay Dutt – Nargissanjay-nargis

Sanjay Dutt was believed to be very close to his beautiful actress-mother, Nargis. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema. Nargis was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent treatment for the disease. Unfortunately, Sanjay lost his mother to cancer just three days befiore his debut film’s release. It is believed that his mother’s death made Sanjay very vulnerable during his early years, causing him to seek attention through different mediums like drugs and his involvement in the Bombay serial blasts.  Even till today, Sanju talks a lot about his mother and perhaps everything he did has been to gain attention to make up for her loss.

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