Some well-known sister groups are currently dominating the Indian film industry. That brought to mind some of the legendary celebrity sisters of Indian cinema from the past. So let’s look at a few of them, their work, and just how incredible they were.
Some Iconic celebrity sisters of Indian Cinema:
Mangeshkar Sisters – Lata, Meena, Asha & Usha
The Mangeshkar sisters, which comprised Lata Mangeshkar, Meena Mangeshkar, Asha Mangeshkar, and Usha Mangeshkar, with brother Hridayanath Mangeshkar, are without a doubt among most recognizable and illustrious privileged family in Bollywood. The Mangeshkars would be the initial musical family to be considered if one were to study the top ten real-life siblings in Bollywood. The Mangeshkar sisters, who were born to the deceased Deenanath and Shevanti Mangeshkar, have made enormous and unparalleled contributions to Bollywood music ever since the 1940s. The Mangeshkar sisters are renowned for their varied backup singing in addition to their cameo roles in movies, and their brother Hridayanath is a well-known musician in Bollywood.
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Travancore Sisters – Lalitha, Padmini & Ragini
Who can forget the well-known Travancore sisters of yesteryear, Lalitha, Padmini, as well as Ragini? The three sister siblings were well-known for their dancing abilities as well as their on-screen performances in movies in a variety of languages, such as Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, as well as Hindi. The most well-known of the three siblings, Padmini is most known for her roles in the Bollywood movies Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Kalpana, Kaajal, and Mera Naam Joker. Lalitha, the eldest sister, only made an appearance in one Hindi movie, Kalpana, but Ragini appeared in movies like Mr X, Amar Deep, Shikari, Kinare Kinare, and others.
Dehlavi Sisters – Madhubala, Chanchal & Madhur
The Dehlavi sisters, comprising Madhubala, Chanchal, & Madhur, were entertainers who appeared in the same as well as other films. They were born to parents Ataullah Khan and Meher Jahan Begum. Madhubala, the most well-known of the three, began appearing in movies at a very young age to help her family financially. Madhubala, the fifth of her family’s eleven children, had her acting debut as a young child in Basant in 1942 before moving on to lead roles in movies like Mahal (1949), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Mughal-E-Azam (1960), and so on.
Chanchal, the younger sister of Madhubala, was a well-known actress who appeared in movies like Pardes (1950), Naata (1955), Mother India (1957), as well as Jhumroo (1961). The 1976 film Saanjhi, starring Vikram and Kabir Bedi, was supposed to introduce the youngest sister Madhur. However, the movie was never distributed. Later, she starred alongside Vikram in the 1981 movie Sangdill, and she provided vocals for a track in the contentious movie Kissaa Kursee Kaa (1977).
Reddy Sisters – Meghna, Sushama & Sameera
Another well-known sister trio from Indian cinema, Meghna Reddy, Sushama Reddy, and Sameera Reddy, had a brief film career. Meghna Reddy, the oldest sister, was a renowned VJ, supermodel, as well as actress who had been in the movie Auroville 316. Sushama Reddy, the middle sister, had previously worked as a model and appeared in the movies Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets, Don: The Chase Begins Again, as well as Chup Chup Ke. Dus Tola, a 2010 Hindi film, was co-produced by Sushma. Sameera Reddy, the youngest sister, acted primarily in Hindi films, as well as a few Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali ones. Her well-known Hindi films include Race, De Dhana Dhan, Tezz, Musafir, as well as Race.
Irani Sisters – Menka, Daisy & Honey
Many people may not be aware of the Irani siblings Menka, Daisy, and Honey, who are among the most illustrious and venerable on-screen sibling groups in Bollywood. Menka Irani, who is more known for her child actor roles in movies, appeared in a handful of them, notably Bachpan (1963). She later wed actor-director Kamran Khan, with whom she had two children: Farah Khan and Sajid Khan.
Daisy Irani, who was also well-known when she was younger, has appeared in movies such as Bandish, Jagte Raho, Bhai Bhai, as well as Naya Daur. She is renowned for her role as Boman Irani’s mother in the films Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi as well as Happy New Year. Before becoming married to Javed Akhtar in 1972 and transitioning into the screenplay and directing, Honey Irani too performed as a child actor in films like Pyar Ki Pyas and Zameen Ke Tare. She has two children, Farhan and Zoya Akhtar who are pretty famous nowadays.
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