In the recent times, Bollywood has faced lot of criticism for promoting nepotism or giving unfair chances to undeserving ‘nepo kids’. Out of many people, Karan Johar is targeted the most for promoting nepotism culture in Bollywood. But, in reality, Bollywood had nepotism long before the current generation of star kids. Long before Ananya Pandey, Janhvi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Bollywood had nepo kids. Here are 7 such actors from 80s and 90s, who many of us forgot were also ‘nepo kids’:
Nepo Kids Of 90s Bollywood Movies
Yes! Though Kajol was one of the most successful actresses of the 90s, she is also a nepo kid. While her mother is legendary Tanuja, her father Shomu Mukherjee was a famous director.
2. Ajay Devgn
Not just Kajol, but also Ajay Devgn belonged to a well-connected Bollywood family. For the unversed, Ajay Devgn’s father, Veeru Devgan was a famous action director in Bollywood, who was quite respected. He choreographed fight and action scenes for more than 80 Bollywood movies.
3. Raveena Tandon
Though many may not be aware but Raveen Tandon also belongs to a very well connected Bollywood family. Her dad, Ravi Tandon, was not only a famous producer but a director too. From Majboor to Khuddar to Khel Khel Mein, he directed many superhit movies.
4. Fardeen Khan
Fadeen Khan, who is son of yesteryears super star Feroze Khan, couldn’t create much magic at the box-office. Though he got multiple chances, he couldn’t deliver a successful movie.
5. Salman Khan
How could we forget to include Salman Khan in this list? Belonging to one of the most famous Bollywood family, Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan is a famous screenwriter, a producer and an actor. With so many connections, it would have been easier for Salman to build his career in Bollywood.
90s Bollywood Nepotism & Nepo Kids
6. Sanjay Dutt
Son of famous actor, politician and director Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt is also a product of nepotism. For the unversed Sanjay Dutt made his acting debut with Rocky (1981), directed by his father, which was followed by a string of duds.
7. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan also belong to a very well-connected Bollywood family. The hit film producer, director, and writer Nasir Hussain was Aamir’s uncle. Aamir Khan, acted in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, a film which was produced by his uncle Nasir Hussain and directed by his cousin Mansoor Khan.