These celebrities even though have achieved international success have an Indian connect. They were all born in India!

#1. Milton Reid

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He is famously known for playing the villain Sandor in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). He was born in Bangalore, Karnataka.

#2. Engelbert Humperdinck

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Engelbert Humperdinck was born in Madras (now Chennai) when it was still part of the British Raj. The British singer has given us classic love ballads such as ‘This Moment in Time’ and ‘The Last Waltz’.

#3. Vivien Leigh

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She was born in India in Darjeeling. She was a theatre artist for the most part of her career and has played characters like Cleopatra, Juliet, and Lady Macbeth.

#4. Julie Christie

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This Academy Winning Actress had her beginnings in Assam. She was born in Chabua district in the 1940s. Today she is popular for being part of films like  Doctor Zhivago and Far from the Madding Crowd.

#5. Erick Avari

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Erick Avari was born as Nariman Eruch Avari in Darjeeling. Not many know that in fact, he is not American.  He was born into a Parsi Indian family. Today he is known as a popular America actor who has been part of films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale and Daredevil.

#6. Rudyard Kipling

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The novelist gave us stories like The Jungle Book that have inspired cartoons and movies that have been part of our childhoods. Not many know that he was born in Bombay.

#7. George Orwell

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George Orwell is still known for his literary work that will stay classic ages to come. It is not every day you get masterpieces like Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. Orwell was born in Motihari, Bengal Presidency in 1903.

#8. Cliff Richard

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Cliff Richard gave us hits like ‘Devil Woman’ and ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’. He regaled people with this music for more than a century. But did you know he was born during the British Raj in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh?