Kiran Bhatt (Pooja Bhatt’s Mother) Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 72 Years
Husband: Mahesh Bhatt
Nationality: British

Kiran Bhatt with Mahesh Bhatt

Real nameLorraine Bright [1]Pooja Bhatt - Instagram
ProfessionNot Known
Famous forBeing the mother of the Indian actress and film director Pooja Bhatt and the ex-wife of the Indian film director and producer Mahesh Bhatt.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair ColourGolden Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 July 1951 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)72 Years
Zodiac signCancer
SchoolBombay Scottish Orphanage, Mumbai
Caste/SectRoman Catholic [2]Bollywood Shaadis
Relationships & More
Marital StatusSeparated
Affairs/BoyfriendsMahesh Bhatt
Marriage DateYear, 1968
A wedding picture of Kiran Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt
Husband/SpouseMahesh Bhatt
Kiran Bhatt with her ex-husband Mahesh Bhatt
ChildrenSon- Rahul Bhatt (fitness trainer)
Rahul Bhatt
Daughter- Pooja Bhatt (actress, film director)
Pooja Bhatt

An old picture of Kiran Bhatt (right) with her friend

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kiran Bhatt

  • Kiran Bhatt is the mother of the Indian actress and film director Pooja Bhatt and the ex-wife of the Indian film director and producer Mahesh Bhatt.
  • Kiran Bhatt’s heritage includes English, Scottish, Burmese, and Armenian ancestry.
  • Kiran met Mahesh for the first time while she was studying at the Bombay Scottish Orphanage. As time passed, their friendship blossomed, and they soon fell in love with each other. In the early days of their relationship, Mahesh would frequently visit her school secretly to meet her. In an interview, while discussing this, Mahesh said,

    I would jump across the wall to meet her but, when we got caught, she had to leave the orphanage. I got her enrolled at the YWCA so that she could become a typist and fend for herself. All along, I kept working. I made ads for Dalda and Lifebuoy.”

  • Before getting married in 1968, they dated each other for some time.
  • Following their marriage, she decided to change her name to Kiran Bhatt. [3]Bollywood Shaadis
  • Mahesh Bhatt’s relationship with his wife, Kiran Bhatt, turned sour in the late 70s when he engaged in an extra-marital affair with Indian actress Praveen Babi. Coincidentally, during this time, Mahesh faced consecutive failures with his film projects. In an interview, Mahesh confessed,

    I was married to Kiran, had a child, and was responsible for both of them. Still, my physical self was drawn to another woman.”

  • After a while, Mahesh left Kiran Bhatt for Parveen. However, their romance lasted only for about two-and-a-half years before they separated. When Mahesh and Parveen parted ways, he tried to reconcile with Kiran, but by then, Kiran had grown distant from him.
    An old picture of Kiran Bhatt with Pooja Bhatt

    An old picture of Kiran Bhatt with Pooja Bhatt

    An old picture of Kiran Bhatt with her children

    An old picture of Kiran Bhatt with her children

  • Despite mutually separating in the early 80s, Mahesh and Kiran remained legally married to avoid alienating their children. As he didn’t divorce Kiran, Mahesh later embraced his mother’s faith to marry Soni Razdan. With Soni, he has two daughters, Shaheen Bhatt and Alia Bhatt.
  • Mahesh Bhatt achieved his first significant success with the film “Arth” (1982), which was loosely autobiographical. The movie drew inspiration from a love triangle involving Mahesh’s wife, Kiran Bhatt, and Parveen Babi.

    Arth film poster

    Arth film poster

  • A major success in Mahesh Bhatt’s career, “Aashiqui” (1990), was inspired by his relationship with Kiran Bhatt.

    Aashiqui film poster

    Aashiqui film poster

  • In an interview, while discussing her parents’ troubled relationship, Pooja Bhatt stated,

    I’ve been very lucky that I’ve not had a really traumatic childhood. Okay, Mom and Dad used to fight and there would be utter chaos at times at home, but I would only be a silent spectator to all this. I was too young to do anything about it. Of course, it did have some psychological effect on me, but then I guess I was growing up and learnt to accept it as part of my life. My parents never hid anything from me. They saw to it that I didn’t suffer because of their differences and I got the best of both the worlds. So, where’s the trauma?”

  • In an interview, Pooja opened up about how her parents’ troubled relationship had a psychological impact on her, saying,

    You know. What spoils a marriage or a relationship is permanence! When one starts seeking permanence in a relationship then that’s the end of it. Nothing ever remains the same! One has to adjust to the changing times. I do not blame only my Dad or my mom for that matter for their split. Both are equally to blame for their soured relationship. For it takes two hands to clap. Sometimes when I look around and see marriages breaking up, I get very disillusioned by this whole institution. But then I think it is up to the individuals to make a marriage work.”

  • In the interview, when questioned about her mother’s prospects of finding companionship or remarrying, Pooja Bhatt revealed that her mother’s attractiveness attracted many men who asked her out. She clarified that while her mother did go out for parties and dinners occasionally, she never developed emotional attachments to anyone again in her life. Pooja added that her mother was content and didn’t want to complicate her life with another marriage.
  • During an interview, Pooja shared her feelings of deep anger towards her father for taking marital vows with another woman while still being married to her mother, Kiran. Surprisingly, it was her mother, Kiran, who advised her not to hold any resentment or hatred towards Mahesh. Kiran emphasized that Mahesh is fundamentally a good man, and she encouraged Pooja not to develop feelings of hatred towards him.
  • There are conflicting reports about Kiran Bhatt’s status. According to certain sources, she passed away in 2003 at the age of 66. However, other sources claim that she is alive and currently living in England. [4]The Times of India [5]MEDADM [6]News Nine