6 Bollywood celebs who actually originate from Pakistan

Many Pakistani actors seek to work in the Indian film industry and in fact, we have seen some amazing work by Fawad Khan, Mahira among many more.

However, those aren’t the only Pakistanis working within Bollywood. Did you know that some of the Indian actors actually have Pakistani origins? Here is a list of six Bollywood actors who have roots deep seated in Pakistan.

Amitabh Bachchan

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Who would’ve thought Bollywood’s ‘Shahenshah’ has Pakistani origins? Amitabh’s mother Teji Bachchan was born in Faisalabad, Punjab in 1914. She gave birth to Amitabh in Allahbad.

Hrithik Roshan

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We’re sure many of you have probably wondered where Hrithik Roshan gets his gorgeousness from. Well, you wouldn’t have guessed but the Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai star’s roots stem all the way back to Pakistan.

His paternal grandfather, who was a well-known music director, was born in Gujranwala, Punjab. Whereas, his maternal grandfather J Om Prakash was born in Sialkot, Punjab.

Sanjay Dutt

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Both of Sanjay Dutt’s parents originate from Pakistan. The Khalnayak actor’s father Sunit Dutt was born in Jhelum, Punjab and his mother, the legendary Nargis Dutt (born Fatima Rashid) was also a Pakistani born actress, with origins in Rawalpindi, Punjab.

Shahrukh Khan

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The King Khan also has Pakistani heritage. Bollywood’s ‘Baadshah’  was born in New Delhi but his father Meer Taj Muahmmad Khan hailed from Peshawar.

The Kapoors

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Ranbir, Kareena, Rishi and all others from the Kapoor family are Pakistani by heritage. Pritviraj Kapoor, the first Kapoor of the film industry, was an actor born in Lyallpur, Punjab in 1906.

He moved to Peshawar to complete his higher education where his son Raj Kapoor, father of Rishi Kapoor, was born.

Dilip Kumar

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Muhammad Yousuf Khan who later became a superstar known as Dilip Kumar not only shares our religion but also our roots!

The Mughal-e-Azam legend was born in Peshawar in December 1922. The screen name Dilip Kumar was given to him by author Bhagwati Charan Verma.

COURTESY BY: https://tribune.com.pk/story/

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