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10 Bollywood legends with roots in Pakistan

The fame and eminence of Bollywood legends is not just circumscribed to India. Their incomparable fan following is also traced in Pakistan. But do you know about some top Bollywood actors who have roots in Pakistan? Some of them were even born here.

Let’s have a look at these stars hailing from Pakistan whose contribution to the success of Indian film industry is no secret.

 

 

Amitabh Bachchan

Who doesn’t know this superstar who has millions of fans across the globe?

But do you know Teji Bachchan? She was Mr. Bachchan’s mother. She was born in Faisalabad in 1914. She gave birth to two sons: Amitabh Bachchan and Ajitabh Bachchan. Amitabh was born in Allahbad.

 

Rajesh Khanna

A versatile actor, a film maker and later becoming a politician. His parents hail from Vehari, Punjab.

But the actor was born in Amritsar.

 

Kader Khan

He is a seasoned Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer, as well as director. He has appeared in over 300 films after his debut in the 1973 film Daag. He was born in Pashin, Balochistan.

Dev Anand

The legendary actor was widely acclaimed and his acting career spanned over 65 years. He was born on 26 September 1923 in the Shakargarh tehsil of the Gurdaspur district in Narowal district.

Amrish Puri

A known name in Indian film industry and theatre.  He is remembered for playing iconic negative roles in Hindi cinema as well as other Indian and international film industries. He was born in Lahore in 1932.

Raj Kapoor

Ranbir Raj Kapoor was a noted Indian film actor, producer and director. he was an asset for the Bollywood during his career of over 40 years. He was also honoured with two National Film Awards.

The versatile actor was born on November 24, 1924 in Peshawar, North West Frontier Province — now Khyber Pakhtonkhwa.

Dilip Kumar

Muhammad Yousuf Khan, later becoming a top star with an identity of Dilip Kumar. Till date he is known with his screen name. He was also born in Peshawar in December 1922.

Prem Chopra

Famed for his regular villainous role in films. He featured in flicks with positive roles from mid 1990s. He was born in September 1935 in Lahore — now present-day Pakistan.

 

Dilip Kumar

Muhammad Yousuf Khan, later becoming a top star with an identity of Dilip Kumar. Till date he is known with his screen name. He was also born in Peshawar in December 1922.

Hindu author Bhagwati Charan Verma  gave him the screen name Dilip Kumar.

 

Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood heartthrob and sensation who is famed sans any boundary. The King Khan was born in New Delhi. But his father Meer Taj Muahmmad Khan hailed from Peshawar.

 

Sunil Dutt

Sunil Dutt was born on 6 June 1929 in Khurd village, Jhelum district, Punjab Province, British India, now present-day Pakistan.

 

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