Single Parent In Bollywood

Parenting is a delightful experience and at the same time, it is the most decisive role of you and your partner of how well you both are contributing to it to raise your children appropriately.

But when parenthood becomes a single affair, it gets challenging. But there are many single mom’s of Bollywood who have confidently taken up the responsibility of raising kids single-handedly.

For a single mother, just like any mother, the top precedence is raising her kids well. Children need the affection and support of their mothers more if they do not have a father figure in their lives.

Lets have a look at some of the Bollywood Mothers who raised their kids single handedly:


Sushmita Sen-Bollywood Actor
She is one of the topmost celebrities and a successful single mother of two adopted girl children, Renee and Alisah .  Sushmita adopted the girls in 2000 and then in 2010. She has had her share of ups and downs with her love life but never let that affect the girls or their upbringing. She single handedly takes care of both the children.
And it is quiet evident on her Instagram page too!
Raveena Tondon-Bollywood Actor
Similarly, not many people know that Raveena Tondon before getting married to Anil Thadani adopted two girls in 1995,Pooja and Chhaya. Both the girls are married and happy. One of them recently got married in Goa.
Karisma Kapoor- Bollywood Actor
She was at the peak of her career when she got married to New-Delhi based Businessman Sanjay Kapur. All was not well when they filed a divorce petition after few years of marriage, Recently Karisma won the custody of her kids.
Lets see if she is all set to make a comeback in the Bollywood again as her last picture'Dangerous Ishq' didnt do well at the Box-office.
Neena Gupta-Actor-Director 
After a successful career in acting, Neena fell for West Indies cricket player Viv Richards. Though they never married, they have a love child, Masaba Gupta.
Masaba is popular in fashion industry.  She later married New Delhi-based Vivek Mehra, a Chartered Accountant in a secret ceremony in the United States.
Pooja Bedi
She married businessman Farhan Ebrahim in 1990 but soon after their marriage, they got divorced due to differences in opinion. They have two kids, Alia and Omar, who are being tended by Pooja.
Dimple Kapadia
She got married to the Late Veteran Actor Rajesh Khanna at the age of 16 in 1973 just after her Debut film. She gave birth to Two Girls, Twinkle and Rinki Khanna. Years later she got separated from Rajesh Khanna and moved out of the house with her Two Daughters. She made a comeback in Bollywood after nearly 12 years to raise her kids.Now both the girls re marrie and are well established.

“Raising a family is difficult enough. But it’s even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don’t need more obstacles. They need more opportunities.”

-Said Bill Richardson, Therapist.

Written By :Pooja Ahluwalia