Bollywood Actors From Pakistan:
Cinema knows no boundaries, be it barriers of language, regions, religion or any other such deterrent. It speaks but one language, that of entertainment. Who knows it better than Bollywood which has seen a gamut of film stars with origins from other countries? Counting on this, there are an array of Bollywood actors from Pakistan.
Here is a list of Bollywood actors from Pakistan, be it their ancestral roots or some close connection:
- Dilip Kumar –
- The legendary actor was born in Lahore but moved to India after partition. Born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan, Dilip Kumar is one of the most popular stars of early Bollywood. He is also one of the most honored actors in the industry. A career spanning six decades, he has worked in close to 65 films.
- The talented actor was born in Peshawar. The actor was honored with Padma Bhushan in 2011, Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2014, he acted in many English language films too. He received four national awards and two filmfare awards for his commendable work in Bollywood.
- Dev Anand –
- The superstar of yonder years, Dev Anand was born in Gurdaspur, Pakistan. The actor is one of the most celebrated stars of Bollywood. An accomplished actor, director, producer and writer, Dev Anand had the world swooning over him.
- Amrish Puri –
- The character actor and most recognized villain of Bollywood was born in Nawashahr. Some of the iconic roles of villains have been played by him from Mogambo, Mola Ram and many others.
- Prem Chopra –
- “Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra”, who can forget this dialogue, probably no one!! Prem Chopra was born in Lahore and has acted in more than 380 films in Hindi and Punjabi cinema.
- Sadhna –
- The veteran actress was born in Karachi, Sindh. She reigned supreme in Bollywood during 1960’s and 70’s. she starred in close to 30 films in Bollywood.
- Raj Kapoor –
- The versatile actor was born in Peshawar, Pakistan. He is held in high regard for his work in Bollywood as an actor, director, producer and writer.
There are many other Bollywood actors from Pakistan who have established themselves as successful stars in Bollywood.