How Celeb Dads And Their Kids Are Bonding During Lockdown

Parents and kids are bonding BIG during the lockdown. And celeb dads are no different! From donning the chef's hat to playing the ‘role’ of a barber, they are enjoying the indoors to the hilt.

By Ashwin Dewan  • 8 min read

How Celeb Dads And Their Kids Are Bonding During Lockdown


The extended Covid-19 lockdown has had the entire country cooped up indoors for more than two months now. It is a trying and exasperating period for all, no doubt. However, as the saying goes, “every cloud has a silver lining”. This situation has also provided a golden opportunity for busy parents, even celebrity dads, to use this precious ‘free’ time to bond with their kids.

From cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to actor Shah Rukh Khan to director Karan Johar, everyone is trying out new ‘roles’ as cooks, barbers, hairstylists, etc., now. And yet others are connecting with their kids like never before…

Let’s take a look at a few celeb dads and what they have been up to with their kids this lockdown…

1. Sachin Tendulkar

The latest entrant to the club of celeb dads doing something sweet for their kids is cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. The ‘Little Master’ gave us a glimpse of his ‘cutting’ skills outside of the field. Recently, he shared a live video on Instagram where he is seen cutting the hair of his son Arjun Tendulkar proving that he still has not lost his magic touch that saw him break numerous records on the 22 yards during his illustrious career. Only this time, the bat was replaced by a scissor!

Sachin captioned the video,"As a father you need to do everything, be it playing games with your kids, gyming with them or for that matter cutting their hair. However the haircut turns out you'll always be handsome @arjuntendulkar24 Special thanks to my salon assistant @saratendulkar,"

Well, Sachin is not the only one here; there are others, too, doing 'different' things to engage with their kids…

Famous dads bonding with kids during lockdown

2. Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is a doting dad to his three children – Aryan, Suhana, and AbRam. He regularly posts their pictures on his social media handle. Recently, during the lockdown, the actor held a Q&A session with fans, where his wit was on full display. When a fan asked how he was spending his time indoors, Shah Rukh replied by saying he divides different hours of the day among his three children and later, spends the rest of the time cleaning up their toys. Here’s look at this hilarious twitter exchange…

3. Karan Johar

This ace director has regularly been sharing lockdown diaries of the time he spends with his two kids, Roohi and Yash. In one of his recent videos shared on Instagram, followers were treated to a cute scene that saw his son Yash get into a small cloth bag to hide. And Roohi had a small guitar that she was trying hard to play and sing a nursery rhyme. Karan Johar asks his son why he is hiding in the bag and the kids exclaim, "Because Shah Rukh Khan is here." 

4. Kunal Khemu

Actor Kunal Khemu is a fitness freak, and regularly posts videos and snaps of his workout regime. In fact, he is one dad who has found a novel way to utilise the lockdown to involve his daughter, little Inaaya, in his workout routine. Here’s one such video, featuring the adorable Inaaya…

5. Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan may not be too active on social media, but the public gets to catch glimpses of the lovely bond between him and his son Taimur through his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Insta handle. She’d recently posted a shot of how, like other dads, Saif also decided to follow the ‘haircut for kids’ trend and took to the scissors. 

We think this cute picture deserves a frame. Don’t you agree?

6. Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal, who recently became a proud father to a boy, regularly posts pictures documenting the lovey-dovey moments with his little one. He had captioned one such adorable post, “If u can crawl, I can crawl. Crawling Combat with Arik.”

Seems Arjun is making the most of the lockdown and enjoying some memorable moments with his son…

7. Rohit Sharma

Team India cricketer Rohit Sharma is making full use of an extended break from a busy cricketing schedule due to the coronavirus to spend time with his little baby girl. In an heart-warming video posted on his social media account, the cricketer can be seen happily playing a game with his daughter and wife.

8. Abhishek Bachchan

It’s not styling hair but painting that has Junior Bachchan bonding with his daughter Aaradhya. The proud father, after helping his daughter with a drawing on the theme of coronavirus, shared it on Instagram, too. 

9. Neil Nitin Mukesh

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has found a unique way to keep his daughter active during lockdown. Sharing a video, the doting dad has explained the unique process in the caption - how he sings out exercise instructions to his little one. And his daughter follows the instructions in her own way. Awww…

Being a father is a wonderful experience. The lockdown has given these doting celeb dads a chance to spend some valuable time with their kids. And, in the process, making priceless memories to cherish for life.

(Images from Instagram)

Also read: What Celeb Moms Are Doing During Lockdown

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Written by Ashwin Dewan on 21 May 2020.

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