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10 Actors Who Started Their Journey From U.P. And Are Now A Prominent Part Of Bollywood

10 Actors Who Started Their Journey From U.P. And Are Now A Prominent Part Of Bollywood

By Sukriti Hora23 April, 2018 4 min read
10 Actors Who Started Their Journey From U.P. And Are Now A Prominent Part Of Bollywood

Uttar Pradesh is not just known for giving us IAS officers and politicians but also for giving us some of the finest B-town actors. Known for its rich heritage, literature, and theatre, the state has produced celebs that are known all across the globe now.

Here is a list of 10 actors who started their journey from Uttar Pradesh and are now the most prominent part of the industry.

1) Anushka Sharma


The ‘Rab ne Bana di Jodi’ star was born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Her father who was also an Army officer belongs to UP while her mother belongs to Garhwal. She certainly has the best from her parents. She has worked in over 16 Bollywood movies and produced 3 of them. We couldn’t thank the state enough for giving us this gorgeous Diva.

2) Naseeruddin Shah


Born to Aley Mohhamed Shah and his wife Farrukh Sultan in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, Naseeruddin went on to become one of the finest B-town celebs who is known for his unconventional choice of cinema.

3) Amitabh Bachchan


India’s superstar hails from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, and his family roots can be traced to Pratapgrah district. No doubt, his Hindi and dialogue delivery is always so spot-on!

4) Nawazuddin Siddiqui


The man who is redefining celebrity status in B-town belongs to a humble town of Budhana in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. He was one of the eight siblings born to his parents and it took him a lot of hard work to struggle his way to the top.
He still visits his village sometimes and loves farming. Now, that’s called being connected to the roots.

5) Rajpal Yadav


Best known for his role as Mithilesh Shukla in ‘Main, Meri Patni, Aur Woh’, Rajpal belongs to a small town called Kundra in the Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. He is an NSD graduate and has given some of the finest performances in the industry.

6) Sushant Singh

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Sushant Singh was born in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh and has been critically acclaimed for his acting skills in films like ‘Satya’, ‘Kaun’, ‘Josh’, ‘Jungle’, ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’, ‘Hate Story 2’ and ‘Baby’ amongst many others. He is also a household name because of the fact that he is ‘Savdhaan India’s’ face on television.

7) Zakir Hussain


Zakir made his debut with Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Ek Hasina Thi’ in 2004 and hasn’t looked back since then. Zakir was born and raised in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh and he certainly made his folks proud when he shared the screen with Shahrukh in Raees.

8) Saurabh Shukla

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The National-Award winner was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and moved to Delhi along with his family when he was two-years-old. He is not only a brilliant actor but also a screenwriter and a director.

9) Disha Patani


Born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, the model turned actress completed her B.Tech degree from Amity University, Lucknow. She made her debut with MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and isn’t she already our favorite?

10) Anurag Kashyap


Born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, Kashyap moved to Varanasi at the age of two and completed his education from Dehradun eventually. He then went on to study zoology in Delhi but then fate had different plans for him. He is one of the finest directors in the industry who represent a whole new side of Indian cinema.

Uttar Pradesh certainly has some multi-talented package and the fine actors that are now prominent figures in the industry.
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