Meet 7 Dynamic Father-Daughter Duos Who Will Leave You in Awe

Kanika Mehta
·3-min read

They say good things come in pairs, and when it comes to these fathers and their talented daughters, it seems this couldn't be more true. From having the wind beneath their wings to imparting impeccable work ethics, values and helping the next-gen taking the mantle further, these relationships give us serious parenting goals!

Anil Kapoor with daughter Sonam K Ahuja
Anil Kapoor with daughter Sonam K Ahuja

Anil Kapoor - Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

They are perhaps one of the most effervescent father-daughter duos in Bollywood. We all know Anil Kapoor as the evergreen actor brimming with energy and Sonam packs an equally vivacious punch with her sense of style, and the habit of speaking her mind, always.

Mukesh Ambani - Isha Ambani

One of the three Ambani children, Isha and Mukesh Ambani’s relationship is stuff the fairytales are made of. During her wedding, the father was seen as emotional as any father would be. And yet, the bind is also translated in the family business. Isha is on the board of directors of Jio and Reliance Retail. In fact, in 2015, she was even named among the 12 powerful upcoming businesswomen in Asia.

Deepika Padukone with her family.
Deepika Padukone with her family.

Prakash Padukone - Deepika Padukone

The Bollywood superstar was training to be an athlete just like her father before on-screen life beckoned her. And even today, she holds a lot of respect for her father and how he became an Indian icon in the game of badminton. Often seen playing alongside each other, they have their share of friendly banter on the court in competitive sass.

Jawahar Lal Nehru - Indira Gandhi

Setting a political dynasty at the heels of India’s freedom fight, the equation between Nehru and his beloved child was not just about being daddy’s princess. Coaching her with letters, including her in important meetings and discussions at the Indian National Congress was his way of inducting her to politics. She went on to follow her father’s footsteps and became India’s first woman Prime Minister.

Pandit Ravi Shankar with daughter Anoushka Shankar.
Pandit Ravi Shankar with daughter Anoushka Shankar.

Pandit Ravi Shankar - Anoushka Shankar

Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar is often labelled as the godfather of the world of music and is hugely (and rightly) credited for popularising Indian classical music across the globe. The legendary artist has passed on his musical talent to daughter Anoushka Shankar who learnt the sitar under his tutelage and has also performed alongside her father on the stage.

Javed Akhtar - Zoya Akhtar

A Bollywood family with the most non-filmy relationship, the country’s most famous and celebrated poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar and his filmmaker daughter Zoya prove to be one of the most formidable talented duos. We see them work together that results in magical lyrics, scripts, and even couplets strewn in their body of work. Talk about inspiration at home!

Sakshi Vij - Rajiv Vij

The Vij family is a perfect example of harmony that arises from strong family values. Sakshi studied Economics in Delhi and went on to do her MBA in Singapore and Dubai. She worked with a financial advisory firm before she decided to join her father’s car rental business. She learnt the ropes from her dad and then forayed into the transportation space on her own. Sakshi founded Myles to address the traditional hassles associated with car ownership. Myles was also India’s first self-drive business.

(Edited by Kanishk)

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