Raksha Bandhan is the most adorable time of the year for siblings. The bond between brothers and sisters is strengthened during this special festival, as they make it a point to stay close and share their emotions. On this auspicious occasion, I share some examples of inspiring brother-sister bonds from Bollywood.
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Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar
This brother-sister duo is one of the most talented folks in Bollywood. Farhan is a multi-talented man who can sing, act and direct. His sister Zoya has also delivered masterpieces like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Luck By Chance.
Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan
The Nawab brother-sister pair are some of the most popular and loved celebrities in Bollywood. Saif has made a name for himself with several blockbuster films. On the other hand, Soha Ali Khan is known for masterpieces such as Rang De Basanti and Khoya Khoya Chand.
Ekta Kapoor and Tusshar Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor rules the Indian TV industry. She has produced probably more than a hundred hit TV soaps as well as some blockbuster films on big screens. Her younger brother, Tusshar, is loved by everyone for his dumb character in the Golmaal series.
Farah Khan and Sajid Khan
This brother-sister duo is known for directing some of the biggest comedy films in Bollywood. One lesser known fact is that none of the Farah-Sajid duo started as directors. Where Farah Khan had started as a top choreographer, Sajid was making a name for himself as a comedian.
Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem
This brother-sister duo may not be as famous as some others on this list, but they are, for sure, very adorable. After delivering a few hits on the big screen, Huma Qureshi has recently been seen in some top web series. On the other hand, Saqib has struggled on the big screen but become a familiar face in TV commercials.
Arjun Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor
This brother-sister duo is one of the most talked about pairs in news lately. Janhvi Kapoor is the younger half-sister of Arjun Kapoor. Janhvi is the daughter of Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor and late actress, Sridevi. Arjun, on the other hand, was born to Boney Kapoor and his first wife, Mona Kapoor.
Taimur Ali Khan and Inaaya Naumi Khemu
Taimur was perhaps the most famous toddler in the country at one point, and he, even today, is the most famous 5-year-old in India. He constantly makes news for his cute smiles. His parents, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor too have never shied away from their kid being seen on news. Inaaya Naimu Khemu is the only daughter of Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu. The cousins have sometimes been spotted together.
Sonam Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor
Sonam and Harshvardhan Kapoor come to mind while thinking of stylish siblings. While Sonam has been in the industry for some time, Harsh too did not take long to win us over with his boyish charms and charming attitude. In the Instagram picture above, the three siblings can be seen together sharing a memorable photograph.
Salman Khan and Arpita Khan
I couldn’t resist putting this brother-sister duo on the list. Arpita Khan was adopted by Salim Khan, the father of Salman Khan, and while the two are not united by blood, they are united by a bond that is unlike any other you’d see. In 2014, Salman fulfilled a brother’s responsibility by getting Arpita married in a grand wedding. Her husband, Ayush Sharma was also seen acting with Salman Khan last year in Antim.
Akshay Kumar and Alka Bhatia
If you follow Akshay on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the lovely video of Akshay and Alka that the latter recently posted. This brother-sister duo serves as role models for our brother-sister relationships. On Raksha Bandhan last year, the duo emphasized the importance of women’s empowerment. In another video, Alka talked about her brother Akshay saying that he’d always tell her to take care of herself.
Shweta Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan
Parampara, Pratishtha, Anushasan! The Bollywood legend, Amitabh Bachchan, is known for his principles on and beyond the big screen. Certainly, the Big B’s children have grown up with such values that we rarely see elsewhere. Shweta Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan share an incredible brother-sister bond which is also evident in the picture above.
Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Khan
Sara and Ibrahim are one of the hottest brother-sister duos in Bollywood right now. The two often pose together and pull jokes at each other on Instagram. According to the two actors, the covid led lockdown has brought the siblings closer together than ever before.
Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor create an endearing brother-sister duo. They have a strong relationship. Riddhima Kapoor once recalled how, as kids, he and his friends would fight in WWE style and emulate their favorite wrestlers. Riddhima, in an interview with Vogue, shared another unusual anecdote: Ranbir used to steal her clothes and give them to his female friends. Wasn’t he a charming boy?
Sonakshi Sinha with brothers Luv and Kush
While Luv might not have had the right start in Bollywood, both Luv and Kush have cared for their little sister, Sonakshi, like anything. All three of them bonded very well since childhood thanks to their parenting.
Shraddha Kapoor and Siddhanth Kapoor
While the brother might be a little unfamiliar face for some of you, I bet all of us have crushed over Shraddha at one point or another. The brother-sister duo has even played siblings in a film. In the 2017 film Haseena Parkar, Shraddha Kapoor played the role of the lead character Haseena Parkar while her brother Siddhanth Kapoor played Dawood Ibrahim. Beyond the reel life too, the duo share a close bond.
Ameesha and Ashmit Patel
Ameesha Patel once ruled the big screens with her beautiful face and good acting. On the contrary, Ashmit Patel never delivered anything promising in his small film career. However, the brother-sister duo does care for each other as any other siblings.
Sanjay and Priya Dutt
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and his politician sister Priya Dutt both resemble their mother, the late actress Nargis. Like Sanjay, Priya is also a strong woman and a bold politician.
Fardeen and Laila Khan
In the early 2000s and 2010s, Fardeen Khan was a familiar face in comedy films. Her sister, Laila Khan, is one of the less familiar faces on this list though.
Shaan and Sagarika
If you’re old enough to remember the days of music cassettes, I bet you still jam to Shaan’s music. Back in the day, the Shaan-Sagarika duo gave us several hit music videos. This brother-sister duo is one of the most talented duos on this list.
Shahid Kapoor and Sanah Kapur
Shahid Kapoor has lately been a topic of discussion for his transition from sweet boy characters to bold unapologetic characters in and after Kabir Singh. This brother-sister duo likes to keep their family life private. Yet, we have managed to find you an adorable picture of this brother-sister duo together as well.
Before you go
Whether you are a brother or sister, these pictures will make you grin from ear to ear! Here’s wishing a Happy Raksha Bandhan to the readers of Live in Style. And do share your thoughts on the special bond that exists between siblings.
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Who ties rakhi brother or sister?
Traditionally, women and girls tie rakhi on their brother’s right-hand wrist. One can also tie a Rakhi to male cousins and neighbors with whom one has a brother-sister-like relationship.
When should rakhi be removed?
It is up to the brother’s discretion to decide how long he wants to have the rakhi tied to his wrist.
Can Rakhi be tied on the left hand?
A Rakhi can only be tied on the right-hand wrist. The right side of the body is believed to be auspicious.
Why do we celebrate Rakhi?
Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters. On this day, a sister ties Rakhi, a bracelet, on her brother’s hand and the brother swears to protect her at all cost.
What do you say when tying Rakhi?
tena tvāmabhibadhnāmi rakṣe mā cala mā cala! This Mantra means that “The protective thread which was tied to the extremely benevolent King, Bali, I tie the same sacred thread on your wrist, which will protect you from all adversities forever”.