It’s hard to say what equates to more or less success in the world of entertainment. There’s no getting around legacy, and if it weren’t for one celebrity parent offering the shoo-in, the hand-me-up or the proverbial foot in the door, there would be no success for the offspring.
Still, the star daughters on this list took what their celeb mothers gave them, and ran with it. Considering the variables of time, generation and the epic changes in the industry over the past 25 years, here are celebrity daughters who’ve made it even bigger and better than their mothers… relatively speaking.
Tanuja and Kajol
Tanuja was a popular actress of her times and Kajol definitely took the legacy forward and made it even bigger! One of India’s most successful actresses, Kajol is the recipient of numerous accolades and has worked in a number of films most of which went on to become blockbuster hit films.
Soni Razdan and Alia Bhatt
Soni Razdan was no doubt a talented actress, best remembered for her role in Mahesh Bhatt’s Saaraansh. While Soni remained a peripheral player, her daughter Alia was a star from day one when she was launched by Karan Johar in style in Student Of The Year. With a series of hit films, the girl in her 20s has already bagged many brand endorsements and is on the cover of popular glossies.
Babita and Kareena Kapoor
Although Babita was known for her good looks and style quotient, the actress did not have a very promising career graph. She also quit movies after becoming a part of the Kapoor family, and more specifically after the birth of her daughters, Karisma and Kareena. Kareena had acting in her genes, but she added her own mettle to create her niche and turned in to be one of the highest paid actresses, and innumerable accolades adorn her kitty.
Poonam and Sonakshi Sinha
Not many know that Poonam Sinha was also a part of the Bollywood film industry. The actress has played supporting roles in quite a few films in her time. But her daughter Sonakshi Sinha certainly took to the limelight. She made her Bollywood debut opposite superstar Salman Khan and since then she has gone on to act in a number of films, most of which have become blockbuster hits. Even now the actress has an impressive list of films lined up for her.