Bhai Dooj is almost here! The bond between a brother and a asister is so pure and so full of love. So, my mind began wandering. How is it between famous brother-sister pairs? And how many such famous pairs were there?The only one i came up with after thinking about it for a couple of minutes was Hansel and Gretel! 

So I began asking around. You won’t believe how many more names I gathered. Here are some for you. 

Lets start with Bollywood

  • Hridaynath Mangeshkar and Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
  • Amisha and Ashmit Patel 


  • Ritu Nanda and Randhir, Rishi Rajiv Kapoor
  • Ekta and Tushaar Kapoor 
  • Sanjay and Priya Dutt 
  • Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar
  • Shaan Mukherjee and Sagarika Mukherjee
  • Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan

And now Hollywood. 

Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal

This sibling pari are good looking indeed! And are immensely talented. While Maggie played Rachel Dawes inThe Dark Knight, her younger brother was recognised for his performance as Jack in Brokeback Mountain.

Julia and Eric Roberts

Julia Roberts has been synonymous with Pretty Woman. And it was nice to know that her older Eric has also essayed many important roles. This includes the role of Buck in Runaway Train.

Shirley Maclaine and Warren Beatty

So how would I know? Even their surnames are not the same. It is time for me to know more i guess! The Academy Awards have been very generous to this duo. MacLaine won Best Actress for Terms of Endearment and Beatty for his directorial efforts in Reds.

Jane and Peter Fonda

Jane Fonda I have heard of. But Peter is new to my knowledge base. And did you know that this sibling pair have worked together in the film Spirits of the Dead.

We have a few more from Hollywood: 

  • Virginia and Michael Madsen
  • Joan and John Cusack
  • Patricia and David Arquette
  • Justine and Jason Bateman

Now moving to legends. We have

Yamaraj  and Yami 

According to the RigVeda Yami is the twin-sister of Yamaraj, the Lord of Death. Their mother is Saranyu and their father is Vivasvant. 

Subhadra and Krishna

Subhadra is the sister of Krishna and Balarama.

Devaki and Kansa

Even though Devaki is Kansa’s sister, the former was hell bent on killing all her children. This is because he was told that her son would kill him. Not very brotherly I must say!

Kripa and Kripi

Kripa and Kripi were twin brother and sister. They were found by Shantanu in the forest and grew up in his palace thereafter.  Kripi married Drona  and they had Ashwatthama as their son. 

Shurpanakha and Ravana

Shurpanakha and Ravana were both demons! i didn’t want to mention them here because Bhai Dooj is such a wonderfully sacred festival. But they were brother and sister. So they made it to my list ultimately.