Most of us imagine ourselves to be playing a movie's starring role every time we sing in the shower or when we roll our car windows down. But for these 12 celebrity kids, their dream was NOT to become an actor like their parents. As the nepotism debate in Bollywood rages on, meet some celebrity kids who chose to follow their passion away from the footprints of their Tinseltown mums and dads. Whether it's Saba Ali Khan's jewellery designing career or Shaheen Bhatt's journey as an author, here's a list of 12 star-kids who have discovered their own calling, away from Bollywood's sparkling lights.
1) Rhea Kapoor
Although Anil Kapoor's fanbase ranges across the globe, his elder daughter Rhea Kapoor chose to walk a different path. Rhea chose to study fashion design and soon began her journey as a successful stylist. She co-owns a clothing brand, 'Rheson', with her sister, Sonam Kapoor. Rhea has ventured into films as well but as a producer. Her movies are usually centered around strong female characters and are said to be inspired by the women in her life.
2) Shaheen Bhatt
As Alia Bhatt's sister and Mahesh Bhatt's daughter, many thought that Shaheen Bhatt would opt for a career in films. Instead, she turned to her calling as a writer. She recently published her book, 'I've Never Been (Un)Happier', which talks about her struggles with depression. It widely received a positive response.
3) Riddhima Kapoor Sahani
Daughter of the late Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor, and sister to Ranbir Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani chose to opt for a career in jewellery design. She is currently is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of 'R' jewellry.
4) Trishala Dutt
Sanjay Dutt's daughter Trishala Dutt is a qualified is a psychotherapist and entrepreneur. She manages her business and practices psychotherapy in New York, USA.
5) Anshula Kapoor
Far from the world of bright lights and movie sets, Anshula Kapoor (Arjun Kapoor's sister) opted to pursue urban studies at Columbia Unversity. Being an excellent student, she bagged certificates of merit for academic excellence and has now taken up a job in Delhi.
6) Shweta Bachchan-Nanda
Back in the day, everyone thought Shweta Bachchan would enter the film industry. However, Shweta, the daughter of Amitabh, and Jaya Bachchan started off by exploring her interests in journalism. Now she is a published author and also owns co-owns a clothing line with designer Monisha Jaising.
7) Saba Ali Khan
Saba Ali Khan is the second child of MAK Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. Unlike, her more well-known siblings Soha and Saif Ali Khan, she has always distanced herself from the sphere of cinema and focused on her passion for jewellery design.
8) Kussh Sinha
Kussh Sinha, the son of Shatrughan Sinha enjoys his efforts behind the camera as a film director. He has gained recognition for his thought-provoking and informative short films.
10) Sunaina Roshan
Rakesh Roshan's daughter Sunaina Roshan, kickstarted her career as a film producer. She co-produced her brother, Hrithik Roshan's film, 'Kites'. Sunaina loves to write and has been known to dedicate time to her blogs as well.
11) Siddhant Kapoor
Shakti Kapoor's son, Siddhant Kapoor soon discovered his passion for mixing music. Siddhant a famed DJ, going by the name Bullzeye and has performed at several renowned platforms such as Sunburn Goa.
11) Ahana Deol
Dharmendra and Hema Malini's second daughter, Ahana Deol made up her mind relatively early that acting was not her forte. Instead, she took up Odissi dancing and now is a proclaimed a classical dancer.
12) Masaba Gupta
The daughter of Nina Gupta, Masaba Gupta's eponymous fashion label is known for its bright colours and quirky prints. Her work has won her a place amongst the leading designers in the Indian fashion industry.