I recently indoctrinated one of my non-desi friends to the world of Bollywood, and as we were watching Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, she couldn’t quite figure out why Ranbir Kapoor’s face seemed so familiar. Slowly but surely, after 3ish hours of watching Ranbir romance Deepika on-screen, she realized that she had identified Ranbir’s Hollywood doppelgänger. Armed with yet another Bollywood-Hollywood look-alike in my repertoire, I decided that it was time to put my own observations over the years to the test.
In no particular order, here’s a look at my top five Bollywood-Hollywood twinsies:
1. Aditya Roy Kapur and Ashton Kutcher
One day I would like to introduce these two to each other: “Hey, AK, meet AK.”
2. Ranbir Kapoor and Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Their dashing good looks aside, these two both also happen to be the sons of once-upon-a-time famous actors.
3. Katrina Kaif and Nia Vardalos
The 20+ year age difference between these two doesn’t make their resemblance any less obvious.
4. Hrithik Roshan and Bradley Cooper
Beautiful eyes, albeit different colors, and fabulous hair are just two of the things that make these two share an uncanny resemblance.
5. Akshay Khanna and Matthew McConaughey
This list is far from exhaustive, so tell us about some of your favorite Bollywood-Hollywood doppelgängers!
Farah Naz Khan is an internal medicine resident at Emory University. After graduating from college in Boston, she returned to her Alabama hometown to attend medical school, and was reunited with the mix of Southern hospitality and South Asian culture that had shaped her childhood. Follow her on Twitter @farah287 or read some of her thoughts at farah287.blogspot.com.