These Bollywood celebrities are of same age
It happens once in a blue moon, established superstars of a particular film industry, known as contemporaries, who share a common Surname, share the same year of birth as well. Yes it happens only in Bollywood! In the year 2015, it was great buzz among Bollywood stars, when the trio celebrated their 50th birthday in the same calendar year. As a reader you might have already guessed, who I am talking about. Yes, they are none other than Trio Khans of Bollywood – Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. Not only the big Khans of Bollywood, but many celebrated artists of yesterday and today share the same birthday. Let me list the top celebrities of Bollywood film industry who share same year of birth.
Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan – 1965
Let me add Khans as the top jodi of the list. It’s really a great surprise, all the three were born on same year – 1965. Aamir is the eldest of three, and Shah Rukh the youngest. Aditya Pancholi and Milind Soman too were born in 1965.
The three Khans sharing the same birth year is quite similar to India’s trio star batsmen who ruled crease in the 1990s and 2000s. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly were born within a single year cycle. Sachin and Dravid were born in the same year, 1973, and Saurav 5 months prior to them. Saurav Ganguly was born on 8 July 1972, Rahul Dravid on 11 January 1973 and Sachin Tendulkar on 24 April 1973, and the three share a common age at least for a couple of months. When the trio ruled world cricket in the 1990s and later, the three Khans too ruled the crease of Bollywood since then. It’s just co-incidence, the super trio of Indian cricket and super trio of Bollywood ruled their respective fields almost in the same era.
Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar – 1929
Two legendary singers of Bollywood, no comparisons can be drawn for their matching talents in versatility. It may be surprising to many; both were born in the calendar year 1929. Kishore Kumar was born on 4 August 1929, and Lata was born in the following month. September 28 is her birthday. I wish Kishore Kumar was alive today! In fact singer Mohammed Rafi was just one year younger to Mukesh – Great legends!
Jaikishen of celebrated Shanker-Jaikishen duo and Jubilee Star Rajendra Kumar too were also born the same year. One more legendary actress was born the same year – Nargis Dutt on June 1st, 1929. Singing actress Suraiya was born 14 days later.
Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh – 1942
Asha Parekh remained one of the top ladies of B’town throughout 1960s, and with early 1970s, Rajesh Khanna emerged as the first superstar of Indian cinema. They shared screen space for the first time in Baharon Ke Sapne and its songs are still loved by music fans. Also read: Top 15 songs featuring Asha Parekh. Soon after Rajesh Khanna turned a super star, he delivered two big hits with Asha Parekh – Katti Patang and Aan Milo Sajna. Not many know that both were born in the same year – 1942, and Asha was almost three months older to Khanna.
Yet another surprising fact is that Anand co-stars, who were once arch rivals, too share the same birth year. Though it took many years for Amitabh to stabilize in the industry, Khanna was lucky enough to get early success. It’s yet another surprising fact that Amitabh was two months older to Khanna, though they look just opposite. Jumping Jack Jitendra too was born the same year. He worked with Asha Parekh for the super hit film, Caravan.
Dilip Kumar, Shankar & Hasrat Jaipuri – 1922
Shankar Jaikishen & Hasrat Jaipuri combo has given some of the top Bollywood songs ever. Dileep always remains as one of the top actors of Bollywood ever. Dilip Kumar, Shankar & Hasrat Jaipuri – These three legends were born in the same year, 1922.
Raj Kapoor and Mohammed Rafi – 1924
The duo has worked together in less number of movies. But they share the same year 1924; both born in December. Rafi’s birthday falls just 10 days after Raj Kapoor’s, a less-known fact.
Hrithik Roshan, Kajol, Urmila Matondkar and Karishma Kapoor – 1974
It may be surprising to many, Kajol is few months younger to Hrithik, and both share the same birth year, 1974. Both have shared screen space for Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum, years back where Kajol played Hrithik’s sister-in-law. Since then everyone thinks that Kajol is elder to Hrithik, though it’s not true. Urmila Matondkar and Hrithik have never shared screen space. But they share same age. Hrithik is one month elder to Urmila, though Urmila is a senior actress to him.
Karishma Kapoor played Hrithik’s elder sister in Fiza, the only time they worked together. The real fact is that Karishma is almost 6 months junior to Hrithik. Hrithik has later worked with Karishma’s younger sister for many movies. Also read: Actors who were paired with siblings from Bollywood. Twinkle Khanna, and talented actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui who had a late entry to Bollywood too were born in the same year.
Hema Malini and Jaya Bachchan – 1948
Both the ladies have a successful career with Amitabh Bachchan, and Jaya is his real life lady too. If we see their recent pictures, it’s not easy to accept both the divas of 1970s were born on the same year – 1948, but it’s true! Jaya is older to Hema by just 6 months. Actress Babita too was born the same year.
Dev Anand and Mukesh – 1923
Dev Anand is a legendary actor, and Mukesh a legendary singer and both share the same birth year – 1923. Mukesh was born in July and Dev in September.
Meena Kumari and Madhubala – 1933
In reel and real life, the divas of the golden era Meena Kumari and Madhubala shared many striking similarities. Click here to know those strange co-incidences. Quite surprising is that both were born in the same year – 1933. Madhubala was born on the Valentine’s Day of 1933 and Meena Kumari was born on 1st August same year. Strange, but true! Actress Nimmi too was born in 1933.
Waheeda Rehman and Sanjeev Kumar – 1938
Both are regarded among the finest actors of Bollywood, and both share the same birth year as well. They have worked together in many movies, most notable ones being Trishul and Namkeen.
Sanjay Dutt and Boman Irani – 1959
The duo shared an amazing onscreen relationship in Munna Bhai series. In fact Boman Irani played father-in-law of Sanjay Dutt in Munna Bhai MBBS. A reader might be very surprised to know, both the talented actors were born in the same year – 1959! Isn’t it interesting?
Akshay Kumar, Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla – 1967
Akshay Kumar and Madhuri Dixit worked together for the movie, Arzoo, and both are the superstars of Hindi film industry. But only a few people know that both these gifted actors were born on the same year. Madhuri was born in May and Akshay in September. Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla remained the arch rivals of 1990s, and years later they worked together in one film, Gulaabi Gang. Both the actresses started off their Bollywood careers in the 1980s. But both are better addressed as Divas of 1990s, for the stipulating success they earned in the decade. Nandana Sen also join the list.
Sonu Nigam, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Malaika Arora – 1973
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Malaika Arora remained top Indian models since mid-1990s, and their successful modelling career paved way to Bollywood. Both still look young and known for their beauty quotient rather than their acting skills. The very popular singer Sonu Nigam was also born the same year.
TV actor Ram Kapoor, who has also appeared in a few Bollywood films in lead and supporting roles, was also born in the year 1973. Uday Chopra and Rohit Shetty also join the list.
Mumtaz, Rakhee Gulzar and Randhir Kapoor – 1947
Rakhee was born on the Independence Day, and Mumtaz, two weeks earlier. Though both were born the same year, Mumtaz had an early debut in films. In fact she worked in many B-grade movies of 1960s, before she turned one of the leading ladies of B’town in the early 1970s. Rakhee received initial success through a string of hits in the early 1970s. Randhir Kapoor was born on 15th February.
Sridevi, Govinda and Meenakshi Seshadri– 1963
Sridevi, Govinda and Meenakshi Seshadri remained glorious stars of Bollywood in the 1980s and 1990s, and they share same birth year. Govinda and Meenakshi Seshadri have worked as pair for movies such as Awargi and Admi Khilauna Hai. Govinda has also worked with Sridevi in a few movies. Talented character artist of today, Sanjay Misra was also born the same year.
Jackie Shroff and Dimple Kapadia – 1957
They remained one of the top jodis of late 1980s. Ram Lakhan still remains their most popular film. Both the actors were born in the year 1957.
Rekha and Kamal Hassan – 1954
Both are iconic actors, south Indians and successful in their style of acting, and they share the same birth year – 1954. I wish these iconic stars do one movie together.
Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty – 1975
Both the actresses are known for their beauty quotients, talents and have done some memorable roles since 1990s. In fact, Preity Zinta remained one of the top Bollywood actresses all-time.
Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao and Sunny Leone – 1981
Both the actors – Shahid Kapoor and Sunny Leone are well established in Bollywood, though for different genres of films. Both the actors were born in the year 1981. Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao remained one of the cutest jodis of Bollywood screen ever. Like they shared screen space for a couple of hit movies, they share same birth year also. Diya Mirza and Television actress Mona Singh of Jassi Jaisa Koi Nahin were also born the same year.
Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra – 1982
The duo has shared screen space for Barfi and Anjaana Anjaani. Do you know both these talented actors share the same birth year? Priyanka was born in July and Ranbir in September, 1982.
Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Vidya Balan and Konkona Sen –1979
Emraan Hashmi, and the beautiful ladies – Nargis Fakhri, Vidya Balan and Konkona Sen share a common birth year – 1979. Emraan Hashmi, known for his ‘Playboy’ kind of roles in Bollywood shared screen space with Bollywood hotties – Nargis Fakhri and Vidya Balan for the movies, Azhar and The Dirty Picture respectively. He also worked with Vidya Balan for Hamari Aduri Kahani, and is yet to work with National award winning actress, Konkana Sen Sharma.
Parineeti Chopra, Yami Gautham and Anushka Sharma – 1988
Three leading youngsters of present times also share same birth year. Vaani Kapoor was also born the same year.
Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor – 1987
These actors of present generation Bollywood, belong to filmy family as well. They also share the same birth year. Let us hope, both these talented youngsters share silver screen with Varun Dhawan very soon.
Sonam Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez – 1985
Siddharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez shared screen space in A Gentleman. Sonam Kapoor is the senior among the three and most established as well. Esha Gupta, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were also born the same year.
Let me add a few more celebrities name in this interesting list
Prem Nath & Shakti Samanta – 1926
Shammi Kapoor, Rajendra Nath & Kalpana Karthik – 1931
Gulzar & Mahendra Kapoor – 1934
Manoj Kumar & Kader Khan – 1937
Sadhana Shivdasani and Bindu – 1941
Amol Palekar and Saira Banu – 1944
Parveen Babi, Rakesh Roshan and Fareeda Jalal – 1949
Rajinikanth, Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi – 1950
Raj Babbar, Shakti Kapoor, Anuradha Paudwal and Rishi Kapoor – 1952
Rajesh Roshan, Anupam Kher and Smita Patil – 1955
Sunny Deol and Alok Nath – 1956
Kumar Sanu, Jackie Shroff and Reena Roy – 1957
Kavita Krishnamurthy and Amrita Singh – 1958
Anu Malik and Rati Agnihotri – 1960
Poonam Dhillon and Jaya Pradha – 1962
Ajay Devgn and Manoj Vajpayee – 1969
Manisha Koirala and Saif Ali Khan – 1970
Karan Johar, Pooja Bhatt and Mandira Bedi – 1972
Soha Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji and Rakhi Sawant – 1978
Kareena Kapoor & Swetha Tiwari – 1980
Deepika Padukone and Huma Qureshi – 1986
Note: All the facts have been added based on date of birth given in Wikipedia of the above actors.
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