Mahesh Bhatt Family Tree & Details – Know The Top Reigning Family Of Bollywood!

Hanima Anand |Jul 09, 2020

In a recent response to netizens on Bollywood Nepotism, the female producer Pooja Bhatt who is also the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt proudly said her family introduced more new talents than the entire industry combined. Let’s see how influential Mahesh Bhatt

Being one of the most powerful families in the Indian film industry, Mahesh Bhatt family include famous actors and producers of Bollywood. But not many people understand the relationships between them, like who are children or siblings of whom.

In this post by, we provide you with a simple illustration of Mahesh Bhatt family tree, which is also Alia Bhatt family, along with detailed explanations on their relationships.

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Mahesh Bhatt and Alia Bhatt are most known in his family.

Mahesh Bhatt Family Tree

To understand the connections among Bhatt people, we have to trace back to Nanabhai Bhatt who set the first steps in the industry for this family. Also remember the Bhatt family has already been in the Bollywood for 3 generations, and there’s no sign their children would stop joining the industry in the future.

Before reading details on Mahesh Bhatt family relationships, please take a look at the simple version of Mahesh Bhatt family tree. In this family chart, we only include famous people in the film industry that you may know if seeing their names. Other members of the Bhatt family are left out as they chose a low-profile life.

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A simple version of Mahesh Bhatt family tree with celeb names only.

So, looking at the Mahesh Bhatt family tree above, you can see that Alia Bhatt is the sister of Pooja Bhatt. Many people even believe that Pooja is Alia's mother. So who is Alia Bhatt's mother? You will see details of her relationship in the Mahesh Bhatt family as follow.

Mahesh Bhatt Family Members

Now, let us explain further on each of these well-known Mahesh Bhatt family members.

1. Nanabhai Bhatt – Mahesh Bhatt father

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It all starts with Nanabhai Bhatt (man in black outfit).

Nanabhai Bhatt is the first member of the Bhatt family to make it big in Bollywood. He is a reputed film director and producer in the Hindi and Gujarati film industry. He is best known for such movies as Mr. X (1957) or Kangan (1959).

Nanabhai Bhatt has 9 children in total. He has 2 children with his wife Hemlata Bhatt and 7 children with mistress Shirin Mohammad Ali (also called Shirin Bhatt).

2. Robin Bhatt – Mahesh Bhatt half-brother

Robin Bhatt is the son of Nanabhai Bhatt and his wife Hemlata Bhatt. Robin Bhatt is a half-brother of Mahesh Bhatt and working under Bhatt Productions.

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Robin Bhatt is a half-brother of Mahesh Bhatt.

Robin Bhatt has written many films including Baazigar and Aashiqui. He used to act in a number of Hindi films but he is most known as a successful writer.

3. Mukesh Bhatt – Mahesh Bhatt brother

Mukesh Bhatt is the son of Nanabhai Bhatt and mistress Shirin Bhatt. He is the younger brother of Mahesh Bhatt and also half-brother to Robin Bhatt.

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Mukesh Bhatt (right) having a nice time with his older brother.

Mukesh Bhatt got married to Nilima Bhatt. He had two children, including Vishesh Bhatt and Sakshi Bhatt. Mukesh Bhatt is the uncle of Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, Rahul Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt.

Mukesh Bhatt is the co-owner of Vishesh Films which has produced big hits as Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Sadak and Ghulam.

4. Mahesh Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt was born in 1978. He is already 71 years old now. Mahesh Bhatt is the son of Nanabhai Bhatt and Shirin Mohammad Ali.

Mahesh Bhatt has 4 children in total, including Pooja Bhatt (48), Rahul Bhatt (38), Shaheen Bhatt (32) and Alia Bhatt (27).

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Pooja Bhatt on vacation with her dad, stepmom and half-sisters.

Mahesh Bhatt is an influential film producer, director, and screenwriter in Bollywood. He often works with his brother Mukesh Bhatt under the banner of Vishesh Films.

A number of commercial hits produced by him can be named as Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Gangster and Aashiqui 2. He is also the one to launch careers or bring turning points for numerous Bollywood actors such as Sushmita Sen, Bipasha Basu, Emraan Hashmi, Kunal Khemu, Aamir Khan Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor.

5. Pooja Bhatt – Mahesh Bhatt daughter

Pooja Bhatt is the oldest daughter of Mahesh Bhatt with his first wife Kiran Bhatt. Pooja Bhatt is working as a director and filmmaker but she used to involve in acting and modeling as well.

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Pooja Bhatt in a throwback photo with her little half-sister Alia Bhatt.

Pooja Bhatt got married to Manish Makhija in 2003 but they have gone in separate ways since 2014.

Pooja Bhatt used to storm the Internet with her daughter-father controversial photo. Pooja Bhatt Mahesh Bhatt kissing picture is the target of criticism for a long time before most people now accept it’s just a part of their magazine photoshoot and nothing more than a father-loving gesture.

6. Rahul Bhatt – Mahesh Bhatt son

Rahul Bhatt is brother of Pooja Bhatt, born to the same parents Mahesh Bhatt and Kiran Bhatt.

Rahul is also the only son of Mahesh Bhatt. He isn’t passionate about the filming career of the Bhatt family though. Rahul Bhatt is mainly working as a fitness trainer. He used to act in several films and TV shows but didn’t gain much popularity.

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Instead of pursuing a glamourous acting career, Rahul chose to become a fitness trainer.

Rahul joined Bigg Boss 4 in 2010, evicted from the house, and claimed that the entire show was scripted. He hasn’t appeared on the screen since then.

Another story related to Rahul Bhatt is about his controversial connection to David Headley, the terrorist involved in 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Rahul Bhatt met David Headley at a gym, then developed a close relationship with each other.

David Headley was reported to have warned Rahul Bhatt not to visit the attacked area on November 26.

7. Shaheen Bhatt – Mahesh Bhatt daughter

Shaheen Bhatt is the first child of Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan. She is the sister of Alia Bhatt and half-sister of Pooja and Rahul.

Shaheen Bhatt is not mentioned much on the mass media as she doesn’t act in films, but she is working as a writer with the latest book named ‘I’ve never been (un)happier.’

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Mahesh Bhatt family promoting the latest book of Shaheen Bhatt (middle).

Shaheen reportedly suffered from depression when she was 13 years old. She studied filmmaking in London and used to write for several cinema projects.

Shaheen Bhatt is dating the comedian and writer Rohan Joshi.

8. Alia Bhatt – Mahesh Bhatt daughter

Alia Bhatt is the most known daughter of Mahesh Bhatt. Her mother is Soni Razdan, so she is the younger sister of Shaheen Bhatt and half-sister of Pooja Bhatt.

The talented actress soon gained cinematic success with the aid of the Bhatt family. She took part in many hits such as Highway, Dear Zindagi, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Gully Boy, or Raazi.

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Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor's marriage would be a powerful boost to both families' influence.

Alia Bhatt will also join Sadak 2 and Brahmastra, which are predicted to receive critical acclaims in 2020.

Alia Bhatt is currently dating Ranbir Kapoor. Some sources say they are planning a wedding in the near future. The marriage would be a boost to two among the most influential families in Bollywood.

9. Soni Razdan Bhatt – Mahesh Bhatt wife

The last name in Mahesh Bhatt family but not included in Mahesh Bhatt family tree for simplification is his second wife, Soni Razdan Bhatt.

Soni Razdan was born in 1956, 8 years younger than Mahesh Bhatt. They got married in 1986 and had two children with each other.

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Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan playing mother-daughter roles on the screen.

Soni Razdan is a British actress and also a film director in the Bollywood industry. She used to act in Raazi, co-starring her daughter Alia Bhatt. In the movie, Soni also played the role of Alia’s mother. The last film she’s in is the box office hit War in 2019.

Above are the demonstration of Mahesh Bhatt family tree as well as information around its members. Other names can be mentioned related closely to the Bhatt family are their cousins, nieces or nephews but the relationships are rather complex. We just name them here to see the influence of the Bhatt family.

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Emraan Hashmi is also a relative of Mahesh Bhatt.
  • Actor Emraan Hashmi – Mahesh Bhatt nephew
  • Director Dharmesh Darshan – Mahesh Bhatt nephew
  • Filmmaker Suneel Darshan – Mahesh Bhatt nephew
  • Director Mohi Suri Bhatt - Mahesh Bhatt nephew
  • Actor Udita Goswami – wife of Mohit Suri Bhatt
  • Smiley Suri Bhatt – Mahesh Bhatt niece
  • Director Onjolee Nair – Mahesh Bhatt niece
  • Director Milan Luthria – Mahesh Bhatt nephew

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