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The Bollywood industry is full of stars and star kids, it is dominated by the Khans and Kapoors. Anyone who is related to them gets an easy break in movies. For influential people like them, it is easier to pick up their phones and get their children and relatives a big break in the film industry. But have you ever wondered how people with no filmy background get their break in Bollywood? It must be difficult for them, right?

However, there are several actors who have made a mark in Bollywood without any connections. Shah Rukh Khan can be taken as an example. He has a massive fan base not just in India but all across the world. Then there is Priyanka Chopra who is a popular name in Hollywood too.

Yet, there are some actors in the film industry who are considered outsiders but are they really? Some renowned actors have been mistaken as complete outsiders. In reality, these people also come from influential backgrounds and had some connections in the film industry.

Here are some actors who were thought of as complete ‘outsiders’ but you will be astonished to know that they aren’t:

1. Ranveer Singh

We all know that Ranveer Singh carved his own path in the industry. But most people are unaware that his mother Anju Bhavnani is Anil Kapoor’s wife Sunita Kapoor’s cousin. So, by relation, Ranveer is Sonam Kapoor’s cousin. Again, he is also the paternal grandson of character-actress Chand Burke. One more fun fact! actor Aditya Roy Kapur was his classmate at school.

Ranveer Singh father

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2. Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam is the daughter of a reputed movie director and producer in the Punjabi movie industry, Mukesh Gautam. Her sister is an actor in Punjabi movies. She was a fresh face when she appeared in the Fair and Lovely advertisement. She made her debut in Bollywood with the movie, Vicky Donor.

Yami Gautam father

3. Ajay Devgn

Veeru Devgn is the father of Ajay Devgn. He was a popular action choreographer who directed stunts for movies like Mr. India, and Ishq, among others. Furthermore, his mother Veena Devgn is a film producer. Also, his cousin, Anil Devgan, is a screenwriter and filmmaker.


4. Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal is the son of a renowned stunt director Sham Kaushal. Not many people are aware of it, his father has worked in over 100 movies including Bajirao Mastani, Dangal, Padmaavat, Krrish 3, and many others.

Vicky Kaushal father

5. Riya Sen

Mother of Riya Sen and her sister Raima Sen, actress Moon Moon Sen is a well- known for her notable works in Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Marathi films. Also, her grandmother Suchitra Sen was also a famous Bengali actress.


6. Ameesha Patel

Ameesha Patel is not at all an outsider, she has an influential background. Her grandfather is lawyer-politician Barrister Rajni Patel, who was the Congress Pradesh Committee President of Mumbai. According to rumors, it has been heard that she was cast in Kaho Na Pyar Hai only because Rakesh Roshan was good friends with her father.

Ameesha Patel grandfather

7. Tara Sutaria

Tara was first noticed in Disney India’s Big Bada Boom. She became very popular for her acting in The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir (2012) and Oye Jassie (2013). She made her Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year 2.

Though her family has no major link-ups with Bollywood she comes from an elite, affluent family. John Abraham and the Kapoors are her family friends.

Sutaria once admitted the fact and said,

“We are good friends with John’s family. Actually, his brother and wife share good rapport with my father. They are like an extended family. I remember visiting John even since I was a kid. Today when we meet he gets surprised that we have filmi conversations, as we never imagined that we’ll be working in the same industry.”


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8. Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari is the great-granddaughter of Akbar Hydari. Akbar Hydari is the former Prime Minister of Hyderabad state. Her mother Vidya Rao was born the daughter of a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin father from Mangalore and a Telugu mother and she is a practicing Buddhist.

aditi rao hydari grandmother

9. Kiran Rao

Did you know? Kiran Rao, Aamir Khan’s ex-wife, and actress Aditi Rao Hydari are first cousins. J. Rameshwar Rao, who was the Raja of Wanaparthy, a large estate under the Nizam of Hyderabad is Kiran Rao’s paternal and Aditi Rao Hydari’s maternal grandfather.

kiran rao aditi rao

10. Suniel Shetty

The veteran actor Suniel Shetty’s father Veerappa Shetty was a Hotelier. He comes from a very wealthy background and his father had contacts in the film industry.

Suniel Shetty's father Veerappa Shetty

11. Kiara Advani

Kiara Advani had a very influential background that helped her in a number of ways to get into the Bollywood industry. Did you know Kiara Advani is related to veteran actress Juhi Chawla? She even revealed on Koffee With Karan that Juhi Chawla had introduced her to film directors at her house party. She was classmates with Isha Ambani.

kiara advani juhi chawla

Furthermore, Kiara is also related to Ashok Kumar who had a special place in the film industry. Her grandfather is Hameed Jaffery and her grandfather’s brother is Saeed Jaffrey who is a popular actor..

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