Indian subcontinent was ‘one’ before partition, so there are millions of people from Pakistan and India sharing family histories.Our Bollywood stars are no different from these people. They too share their history with Pakistan. Here are 15 Bollywood actors who have their roots in Pakistan.
1. Shah Rukh Khan :
King Khan from bollywood is basically from Delhi but his father Meer Taj Mohammed Khan was an Indian activist in Peshawar ( present day Pakistan).
2. Govinda :
Arun Kumar Ahuja, father of popular star Govinda was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, British India. His family moved to Mumbai after India-Pakistan partition.
3. Hrithik Roshan :
This one is quite shocking. You didn’t expect this one. Did you? Hrithik’s both paternal and maternal great grandfathers were from Pakistan. Paternal great grandfather Roshan was born in Gujranwala, Punjab and maternal great grandfather J. Om was born in Sialkot, Punjab..
4. Vivek Oberoi :
A promising actor of one time in history, Vivek Oberoi’s father Suresh Oberoi was born in Quetta, Balochistan. They came back to India and settled in Hyderabad due to partition.
5. Sampooran Singh Kalra:
Sampooran Singh Kalra, known popularly by his pen name Gulzar is a poet, lyricist and a film director born in Jhelum district in British India. His family moved to India after partition.
6. Amitabh Bachchan :
Amitabh Bachchan’ mother Tej Bachchan, was born in Lyllapur, Punjab, British India. That place is now known as Faisabad , one of biggest cities of the country.
7. Dev Anand :
Dharamdev Anand, better known as Dev Anand was born in Shakargarh tehsil of the Gurdaspur district in Punjab (present day Narowal district of Pakistan)
8. Raj Kapoor :
Raj Kapoor was born in Dhakki Munawwar Shah near Qissa Khwani in Peshawar ( morden day North Pakistan). So yes, Ranbir, Karishma, Kareena, Rishi all are Pakistanis by heritage.
9. Dilip Kumar :
Dilip Kumar was born as Yusuf Khan in the Qissa Khawani bazaar area of Peshawar.His family shifted to Mumbai during the late 1930s.
10. Rajesh Khanna :
Rajesh Khanna was born as Jatin Kumar and is referred as the “first superstar” and the “original superstar” of Indian cinema. He was born in India’s Amritsar. His parents hailed from Burewala, Vehari district, Punjab, Pakistan.
11. Sunil Dutt :
Balraj Dutt , popularly known as Sunil Dutt was the father of bollywood’s munna bhai . He was born in Khurd village, Jhelum district, Punjab province Pakistan.
12. Balraj Sahni :
Balraj Sahni, also known by the name Yudhishtir Sahni also had his history in Pakistan. He was born in Behra-Rawalpindi region, Punjab.
13. Prem Chopra :
The very dramatic and popular popular villain Prem Chopra was born in Lahore in 1935. After the partition of India, his family moved to Shimla.
14. Amrish Puri :
Amrish Puri who is remembered for playing iconic negative roles was born in Lahore in Pakistan. He later moved to Shimla and got graduated from RM college, Himachal Pradesh.
15. Kader Khan
The multi talented Kader Khan, famous for his versatility, was born in Kabul, Afghanistan while his mother Iqbal Beghum was from Pishin( now in Balochistan, Pakistan ).