Actress Kiara Advani celebrates her birthday today and she will be seen in the upcoming film ‘Shershaah’ releasing on August 12 on Amazon Prime Video. She will be portraying the role of Dimple Cheema who is the girlfriend of the late Captain Vikram Batra which is played by Sidharth Malhotra in the war film.
Kiara has proven her performance with her change of characters from Preeti in Kabir Singh to Monika Batra in Good Newwz. While there has been talk about her success in the Bollywood film industry, not many would know about her strong connections in Bollywood.
On her birthday, lets look on how she is related to veteran actors Ashok Kumar and Saeed Jaffrey. Kiara was born on July 31, 1992 as the daughter of Jagdish Advani and Genevieve Jaffrey.
Kiara is the step-great-granddaughter of Ashok Kumar and grand niece of Saeed Jaffrey. Genevieve, Kiara’s mother, is the daughter of Saeed’s brother Hamid with his first wife who is a British woman. Later, after Hamid’s divorce with his first wife, he married Bharti Ganguly, one of the daughters of Ashok Kumar.
Kiara spoke about this to a leading daily as “My nana, who is Saeed Jaffrey’s brother, married twice. My first nani (my mom’s mom) was a Britisher. Even though he was a Muslim, he divorced her to marry my second nani (Bharti Ganguly), who is Ashok Kumar’s daughter. While my first nani went travelling around the world, it was my second nani who raised my mom from when she was 13. While my nana died a few years back, my first nani is back in India and we are all one big, happy family”.
Kiara also spoke about how her mother knew Salman even though neither of her parents are involved in film industry. She told “My mom knew Salman sir as they grew up together in Bandra. He would often tell my mother Genieveve Advani how one day he would be a star. They have been friends for the longest time and would go cycling together. She introduced my mausie Shaheen to him and Salman sir and Shaheen mausie dated each other long back. It may have possibly been their first relationship”.