Raksha Bandhan: A Look At Some Adorable Sibling Bonds In Bollywood

Mumbai: On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, we look at some adorable brother-sister duos in Bollywood and the bonding they share.

Sara Ali Khan & Ibrahim Khan

Born to actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, Sara and Ibrahim are among the coolest brother-sister duos in B-town. The siblings bond over their fitness regime and some ‘Knock-Knock’ jokes which Sara often shares on social media. In an interview with ELLE magazine earlier this year, the Simba star shared, “Ibrahim is the smarter one you know. He is the one with more perception and I take his opinion on a lot of things.”

Abhishek Bachchan & Shweta Bachchan

Shweta and Abhishek can be called the most classy brother-sister duo of Bollywood. Instead of calling each other siblings, they like to be addressed as best friends. They even appeared together on Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan where they spilled the beans about each other. On the show, Shweta said Abhishek was Jaya Bachchan’s favourite, so much so that her eyes light up every time Abhishek enters a room. Abhishek said Shweta was their father Amitabh Bachchan’s darling.

Ranbir Kapoor & Riddhima Kapoor

Ranbir and Riddhima make for an adorable brother-sister duo. The two are very close to each other. Once, Riddhima had revealed that in their childhood days, they used to have WWE style fights and imitate the wrestlers they liked. But, she also said that Ranbir is close to her and shares everything with her. In an earlier interview with Vogue, Riddhima had revealed Ranbir used to steal clothes from her closet to gift to his girlfriends.

Saif Ali Khan & Soha Ali Khan

For Soha, Saif is one of the “coolest brothers”. She had once shared a picture of her star brother along with the caption, “There’s no denying you are the coolest brother I know. And there’s no denying I don’t know the first thing about being cool! #throwback.”

Sharing her opinion on a brother-sister relationship, Soha had once written, “It’s not the visible thread but the invisible bonds that tie siblings together – a shared childhood, experiences only they have had that have made them who they are. It is a bond, unlike any other and one that should be nurtured and celebrated.”

Arjun Kapoor & Anshula Kapoor

Both Arjun and Anshula often share adorable and fun pictures with each other. Their social media profiles hold a mirror to their relationship. The actor also often shares lovely messages for Anshula on special occasions. Once he wished her on her birthday with the caption, “Taking care of each other since 29th December 1990!!! I got your back & you got mine.”

Not just Anshula, Arjun shares a special bond with all his sisters including Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor and Shanaya Kapoor.

Sonam Kapoor-Harshvardhan Kapoor-Rhea Kapoor

Born to Anil Kapoor and Sunita Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor share a close bond. The Bhavesh Joshi Superhero actor even has the names of his sisters tattoed on his shoulders. Recently, he shared how Rhea and Sonam control who he will date. While appearing on a talk show By Invite Only 2, Harsh Varrdhan said, “Sonam and Rhea are very picky about the women that come into my life. Nobody is good enough. They sometimes cut it off even before it ignites.”

Farhan Akhtar & Zoya Akhtar


Born to poet-lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar and screenwriter Honey Irani, Farhan and Zoya are one of the most talented siblings of Bollywood. Zoya had once mentioned that she shares a ‘great relationship’ with her brother. She made her directorial debut with Luck By Chance, which starred Farhan in the lead. Her next Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara also featured Farhan. He also played a significant role in Dil Dhadakne Do. Zoya assisted Farhan in his directorial debut Dil Chahta Hai.

Anushka Sharma & Karnesh Sharma

For Anushka, her brother Karnesh is her best friend. Though Karnesh jokingly said that it is sometimes “good, bad, very bad, torturous” to work with Anushka but he can trust her “blindly”. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Anushka talked about working with her sibling. She shared, “He’s right, it’s not all good, because somewhere, as family, you take each other for granted. When you have to speak to somebody from your workspace, you’ll be tactful. But with your sibling, you talk with no holds barred. So, sometimes, we end up fighting. But these are things we are both aware of. The good bit that comes out of working together is far more. Also, we are too close.” The brother-sister duo together runs a production company called Clean Slate Filmz.

Salman Khan & Arpita Khan

Salman Khan shares a close bond with his sister Arpita. Though Salman is also close to his two brothers Sohail and Arbaaz, it is Arpita who is more special to him. Arpita often shares pictures of herself with Bollywood’s Dabangg Khan. She also gives an insight into Salman’s fun time with his nephew Ahil and niece Ayat.

Ekta Kapoor & Tusshar Kapoor

Just like any other brother-sister duo, even Tusshar and Ekta fought a lot with each other when they were kids. But as they grew older, they developed a strong bonding. Belonging to the same industry, the two are often pitted against each other, but Tusshar has made it clear that they “try to strike a balance and consciously try not to encroach into each other’s space.”

(The pictures have been picked from Instagram profiles of the celebrities)

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