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Under the shadow

Some of the star siblings are still trying to make it big while the stars themselves are shining in the film industry

bollywood Updated: Jun 21, 2011 00:55 IST

These star siblings are still trying to make it big while the stars themselves are shining in the film industry

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/edstoryImg/281009/shamita2.gifShamita Shetty

Age: 32

No of films: 8

Flops: 6

Despite debuting in a Yash Raj production hit Mohabbatein, actor Shamita Shetty’s career never took off. She can be best remembered for some items songs. And now Shamita, whose claim to fame is being the younger sister of actor Shilpa Shetty, has decided to quit acting and choose a different vocation. "Shamita is now heading to London for a six-month course in interior designing. We all felt this was the right move for her to make," says Shilpa Shetty.

Amrita Arora
Age: 30
No of films: 16
Flops: 15
Ever since Amrita Arora stepped into Bollywood in 2002 with Kitne Door Kitne Paas, she was compared to her elder sister Malaika Arora Khan. However, despite a number of films like Fight Club - Members Only, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah, Shart: The Challenge and Girlfriend, Amrita couldn’t make it big in Bollywood. After getting married to businessman Shakeel Ladakh in 2009 and giving birth to a son Azaan, Amrita is on a sabbatical. But, she is frequently seen attending B-town parties.

Ashmit Patel
Age: 33
No of films: 9
Flops: 8
Despite being in the film industry for around eight years, actor Ashmit Patel is still better known as actor Amisha Patel’s brother. Though he gained some popularity with the film Murder in 2004, his only real claim to fame was an MMS scandal with actor Riya Sen and appearing in Big Boss season 4. His upcoming projects include an English film - Florida Road, a bollywood film - The Flag and a Bengali film - Lal Selam. Apart from that, he will be soon hosting Super Stud - a reality show on dating.

Tanisha
Age: 33
No of films: 7
Flops: 6
Actor Tanisha, better known as actor Kajol’s kid sister, could not achieve the same kind of success that her elder sister enjoyed in bollywood. Tanisha, who started her career as a VJ, made her silver screen debut with Sssshhh opposite Dino Morea in 2003. However, the film went unnoticed and even her following releases failed to make an impact at the box office. With a lone hit in Sarkar Raj in 2008, Tanisha only has one film called Be Careful in the pipeline currently.

Faisal Khan
Age: 44
No of films: 6
Flops: 6
Actor Faisal Khan, who is the lesser known brother of superstar Aamir Khan, got his first leading role in the 1994 film Madhosh, which flopped at the box office. He made a comeback with Mela in the year 2000, which also starred Aamir, but the film also sank at the box office. After acting in some more unsuccessful movies, he went into depression in 2004 due to personal issues and hence has been completely inactive in the glamour world.