Top Bollywood Celebrities Who Are From Pakistan

India was divide into 2 parts in 1947, India and Pakistan 2 countries after 1947. Pakistan, where Indian movies are banned, has produced some of the greatest actors in Bollywood. Here we listed some of the great actors in Indian Cinema Who comes from Pakistan.

1. Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar actual name was Yusuf Khan in Peshawar, six decades and sixty movies later he has gained accolades and acclaims across Bollywood. He was one of the first Bollywood star of Indian cinema, and tragedy was his forte. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the 3rd highest civilian award in India and the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian award in Pakistan.

2. Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur is one of the  International Film maker & director. This chartered accountant from London was born in Lahore, Pakistan. A failure to make a mark as a Bollywood actor saw him working behind the camera as a director in India, and then in Hollywood. He directed so many films in Indian cinema like Joshilaay, Dushmani, Bandit Queen, Masoom and Mr. India in Bollywood.

3. Raj Kapoor

The all time great showman in Bollywood cinema Raj Kapoor was born in Peshawar, Pakistan. A consummate actor, his performance in the movie Awara is ranked by the Time magazine as one of the top ten greatest performances in history of Indian cinema.

4. Sunil Dutt

Sunil Dutt is a great Actor from Bollywood. He is also one of the social activist and turn into the politician after Bollywood career. Sunil Dutt was a giant in Bollywood who took small measured steps. He was born in Jhelum, Pakistan, he travelled to India during partition and landed up in Bombay. The movie Mother India catapulted him to stardom and got him his wife Nargis, his co-star in the movies and the greatest actress of those times.

5. Gulzar

Gulzar is a very well known Bollwood celebrity and known as a writer, lyricist, poet as well as movie director. He was born in Jhelum district of Pakistan as Sampooran Singh Kalra, Gulzar. As a writer, Gulzar has penned some of the finest scripts and lyrics for Indian cinema and he also wrote and directed the 1988 TV Serial Mirza Ghalib.

6. Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar is a well known Bollywood Actor.  He was born in Abbottabad, Pakistan and arrived in India as a refugee following partition. His actual name was Harikrishna Giri Goswami that time. This actor/director was nicknamed “Bhaarat Kumar” due to the patriotic themes of his movies. Upkar is one of the big hit  movie which is wrote by him. He acted and directed came just after the 1965 war with Pakistan and the theme of patriotism in the movie made it a raging hit. Kranti Movie in 1981 was his last big hit as a director and actor.

7. Kader Khan

Kader Khan is a writer, actor and producer in Bollywood. He was born in Baluchistan, Pakistan. He’s written scripts and dialogues for more than 100 movies and he acted over 400 of movies in Indian Cinema. He is very well known for his comic roles, serious roles and drawling dialogue delivery in Hindi movies.

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