Let us have a look at some of those famous children who did not manage to achieve the same level of success in the Indian film industry as their parents or older siblings did.
1. Zayed Khan
Even though he was the son of the legendary actor Sanjay Khan, he was unable to build a name for himself in the Hindi cinema business. He was born in 1980, and his first film role wasn’t until 2003’s Chura Liya Hai Tumne, which he shared with another newcomer named Esha Deol (who will be covered separately). After the film’s poor performance at the box office, he moved on to feature in the immensely successful film Main Hoon Na starring Shah Rukh Khan. He is most remembered for his part in this film as Lucky, which was a comic relief character. And the movies that he worked on later in his career did nothing except drag his career graph down to a lower point.
2. Uday Chopra
His father, Yash Chopra, passed away, and his brother, Aditya Chopra, is a prominent film producer; nevertheless, Uday Chopra’s career did not get off to a good start right away. Even though it featured a number of different actors, his first film, Mohabbatein, was a huge success. However, the movies that came out shortly thereafter were unable to work their magic on the target demographic, and he was unable to make an impression.
3. Tusshar Kapoor
Son of the renowned actor Jitendra, he followed in the footsteps of many of his contemporaries and was unable to establish a successful career in Bollywood. Although his debut film, Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, was successful at the box office, he did not have the same level of success with his subsequent films. Even though his sister is a great television and film producer, he has a lot of potentials to carve out a good career for himself in the world of acting.
4. Harman Baweja
Harman Baweja, the son of the film director and producer Harry Baweja, is another star child who has been unsuccessful in making a name for himself in Bollywood. He has just seven films to his name, and not a single one of them was even somewhat successful at the box office. Because he has a passing likeness to Hrithik Roshan and, of course, because of the rumors that circulated about his relationships with co-stars Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu, he was prominently featured in the media.
5. Fardeen Khan
Fardeen Khan, who was also an actor, was born to the well-known veteran actor Feroz Khan, and like his father, he pursued a career in the entertainment industry. On the other hand, his attempts to make an impression were completely fruitless. The films that followed only made things worse for him, with the exception of a select handful like Pyar Tune Kya Kiya, Bhoot, and Jungle; nevertheless, even these were not sufficient to salvage his sinking boat. His first movie did not go well for him, and the films that followed only made it worse.
6. Suneil Anand
His father, the evergreen superstar and legend Dev Anand gave birth to him in 1965, yet his career was not even close to becoming a hit, much alone very successful like his father’s. He has only directed four movies, and most of us are probably not even familiar with the titles of those films. Now, we don’t really know what caused this disastrous tenure, whether it was the acting, parallels drawn to his father, or just simply poor luck. But we do know that it happened.
7. Kumar Gaurav
Who has not heard of the great Bollywood actor Rajendra Kumar, who was also known by the moniker “Jubilee Kumar” throughout his very successful career in Bollywood? His son Kumar Gaurav, however, was unable to create the same kind of enchantment as his father. Born in 1960, he made his acting debut in the film Love Story, which became a box office smash and made him the talk of the town as the younger generation began modeling their lives after his role in the film. After that, none of his movies were successful at the box office and failed to leave an impression on the public as well.
8. Esha Deol
Who could possibly forget Hema Malini, the “Dream Girl”? She achieved worldwide fame and was regarded as one of the best actresses of her day. On the other hand, Esha Deol was not successful in continuing this heritage. Esha Deol, who was born in 1981 to the legendary actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini, had her acting debut in the film Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche in 2002, and her performance received a lot of positive feedback from critics and audiences. However, as the years passed, her career graph did not show any indications of increasing and instead continued to progressively decline as a result of her participation in several multi-starrer films that were financial failures at the box office. In point of fact, she was one of the few actresses who pioneered the fad of women displaying washboard abs.
9. Mahakshay (Mimoh) Chakravarty
Since he was born in 1984, he is a member of a celebrity child generation that is considered to be relatively recent. Many actually had a lot of expectations for him due to the fact that he is the son of the megastar Mithun Chakravarty, and knowing how huge of a success his father was, people expected him to follow in his father’s footsteps. On the other hand, not a single one of the five Hindi films in which he appeared was a commercial success at the box office.
10. Shahdaab Khan
Shadaab Khan is not even close to being able to be labeled as a “one-movie wonder,” despite the fact that his father, the infamous bad guy Amjad Khan, is most known for his performance as Gabbar Singh in the film Sholay. His first film, which starred Rani Mukherjee, was a box office bomb, and although Rani Mukherjee went on to have a very successful acting career in the years that followed, he was quickly forgotten.
11. Rajiv Kapoor
He was born in 1962, and his father, Raj Kapoor, was renowned as “the Great Showman of Hindi Cinema.” Rishi Kapoor is the youngest son of Raj Kapoor. Rajiv Kapoor did not have the same level of success as his other brothers when it came to making a name for themselves in the Bollywood industry. He played the main part in his father’s last directorial effort, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, which was released in 1985. This performance (maybe) is what many remember him for. After then, the graph of his career only began going downhill.
12. Puru Rajkumar
In 1996, he made his acting debut in the film Bal Bramhachari, which was his father, the famous actor Raaj Kumar’s, first film. Following an absence of three years, he made his comeback to the film business by playing antagonistic characters in a few films. During all of his time spent working in Bollywood, the audience was never really moved by his performances. In point of fact, he was taken into custody in connection with a hit and run
13. Faisal Khan
1966 was the year of his birth, and he is the brother of the well-known Indian actor and celebrity Amir Khan. It was his father, Tahir Husain, who worked in the film industry. Faisal was doomed to fail from the beginning of his career in the film business, in contrast to Amir Khan, who achieved considerable success in the field. After making a number of cameos in films such as Pyar ka Mausam and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, he made his debut in the role of the protagonist in the film Madhosh. It goes without saying that his first film, as well as the films that followed it, did not bring him any success, which ultimately led to the end of his career shortly thereafter. When last heard, he was in the headlines for suffering from a mental ailment and had accused Amir Khan of having confined him to his house for two days. This was according to the most recent information.
14. Sikander Kher
Despite the fact that his parents, Anupam Kher (who is really his stepfather) and Kirron Kher, are both seasoned actors, Sikander Kher has not been given any decent parts and has not been able to find significant acting work in his career. He was born in 1980, and his first role as an actor was in the movie Woodstock Villa, which was released in 2008. In spite of the fact that his acting abilities were praised in the film, the movie as a whole was not beneficial to his career in any way. After that, he worked on another five movies, but none of them were successful enough to make it into the hits list.
15. Luv Sinha
Do you even know who he is? Prior until lately, I was personally unaware of his identity, family, or even his filmography. He was born in 1983 and is the son of Poonam and Shatrughan Sinha, a well-known former celebrity. He is the brother of the actress Sonakshi Sinha, for the readers of today. He has only appeared in the 2010 film Sadiyaan, and I don’t believe it is a secret that it failed to do well at the box office.
16. Sanjay Kapoor
He is the son of the producer Surinder Kapoor and the brother of Anil Kapoor and Boney Kapoor, all of whom are well-known figures in the Bollywood entertainment industry. In 1995, he made his acting debut in the film Prem, which starred newcomer Tabu and was a commercial failure at the box office. Even though he had some successful roles, such as in Raja and Sirf Tum, it didn’t help his acting career at all. Even if his performance in a negative part was praised in the film Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche, the rest of the movies he’s been in aren’t even worthy of being mentioned.
17. Jacky Bhagnani
Born in 1984 to movie producer Vashu Bhagnani, he made his debut in Bollywood in 2009 with the film Kal Kisne Dekha, which was unsuccessful in its attempt to win over the public. However, the majority of us are more likely to remember him as the face of the song “Suno Na sangemarmar,” which he sang in the movie F.A.L.T.U., which was somewhat successful. Both the subsequent films nor he himself was unable to create an impression on audiences.
18. Adhyayan Suman
He is the son of the well-known film and television actor Shekhar Suman, and he made it into the list despite being one of the youngest people in this group. Up to this point, he has participated in around eight films, none of which have been successful at the box office. The sole reason he has lately been in the headlines is due to the contentious interviews he gave about the actress Kangana Ranaut. Aside from that one item, there is nothing else that comes to people’s minds when they think of him.
19. Karan Kapoor
Karan Kapoor, son of the late Bollywood superstar Shashi Kapoor, did not have the same level of success in the Hindi film business as the majority of his family members, including his relatives. Shashi Kapoor was a superstar in Bollywood. His first film, Sultanat, was released in 1986, and he went on to star in Loha the following year; nevertheless, neither film was a commercial success when it came to boxing office receipts. For children who were children in the 1980s, he will always be remembered most as the
20. Abhishek Bachhan
When we discuss famous children who went on to have less-than-stellar careers, his is likely one of the first names that come to mind. He was put in a position that was, without a doubt, what people refer to as “the baap of all comparisons.” Since the beginning of his career till now, all people have done is compare him to his legendary father, Amitabh Bachhan. This has plagued him from the beginning of his career. In spite of the fact that his performance in films such as Guru, Yuva, and Sarkar earned him praise from critics, he has not been successful in winning over audiences with the rest of his films. Having said that, I personally do feel terrible for him since his career did not take off as he would have anticipated it to, just because of the foolish analogies. I believe that they were made due to the fact that he was compared to someone else.
21. Tanishaa Mukerji
Tanishaa, like all other celebrity kids in Bollywood, had to try to live up to the image carried by her mother, the actress Tanuja, who was popular in the past, and by her highly gifted sister Kajol. Tanishaa comes from a family of Bollywood bigwigs. However, she was not able to attain the same level of success as either of them, and her career graph set out on a downward trajectory very immediately after it was created. She achieved the position of first runner-up on the television program Big Boss, which she won as a result of her performance in the film Sarkar and her participation in the show.
22. Kunal Goswami
Kunal Goswami was only in his fourth film when he made his debut. He was the son of the renowned actor Manoj Kumar, who was known by the moniker Bharat Kumar due to the popularity of his many patriotic films. The only thing that people will remember about his career in short films is the song “Neele Neele Ambar Par,” and many people aren’t even aware that he was the face of the song.