Bollywood and Army has a long driven connection which has been continuing for ages. Today in Bollywood there are many actors who have an Army background. The chivalry, discipline and etiquette that they learn in their growing-up years have certainly helped them to make a big name in Bollywood & not to forget their dapper and damsel looks. So just in case if you are wondering how these actors got their brave, bold lifestyle, killing instinct well you know now where to follow.
We give you the most popular faces Army kids in Bollywood who are literally smashing it.
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, better known by his stage name Akshay Kumar is one of the most successful actors now in Bollywood. Akshay Kumar’s father Hari Om Bhatia was a soldier in the Indian army, based in Amritsar, till he joined UNICEF as an accountant in Delhi. Look at him. Let’s just adore him for a moment. His smile has always been his U.S.P. In a place where an entire industry is dominated by Khans, Mr.kumar has certainly stood out. Earlier in his days, he struggled as a mere chef in Bangkok and today look he is worth of 65 million dollars!! Ah, what?? His recent hit Airlift has also brought him loads of accolades. Sheer dedication and hard work of this fauji Munda has proved him to be a long runner.
Pretty damsel Priyanka Chopra as we also call her piggy chops with love, of course, has not only made her parents proud but also represented India in an international platform with a bang! Born to Indian parents Capt. Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, surgeons in the Indian Army, this Daddy’s little girl recently achieved People’s Choice Awards for her leading role in Quantico. Performer, actor, singer Priyanka Chopra is also rumored to be presenting an award in Oscars this year and we are super excited for that too. She is also listed by UK magazine Eastern Eye one of “Asia’s Sexiest Women” and what more, her latest release Bajirao Mastani also got her Filmfare Best Supporting Actress award.
Anushka Sharma is one of the leading ladies of Bollywood today. She is the daughter of Col. Ajay Kumar Sharma and Ashima Sharma. Her father worked in Indian Army. This long legged lady has certainly made a mark whether is her films or her love relationship with Indian cricketer and heartthrob of many including me, Virat Kohli. She started her filmy career with none other then the biggy and pow-wow Shahrukh khan in 2007 and after that there was no looking back for her. She has turned producer too with ‘NH 10’ along with being in the star cast which was also critically acclaimed. She will be also seen in film “Sultan” opposite Salman Khan. What a kick-ass start for her this year. Way to go girl!
Arjun Rampal is an Indian film actor, producer, model and a television host. Through his career in Bollywood movies, he has established himself as a leading actor of Bollywood. Rampal was born in Jabalpur, into a family with the military background and his “maternal grandfather Brigadier Gurdayal Singh designed the first artillery gun for the Indian army post-independence. His career has been like a roller coaster ride where he saw downfall but also succeeded with flying colors. In his decade-spanning career, Rampal has won numerous awards and nominations. He has won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for Rock On!
Dimple queen Preity Zinta is one of the prettiest and boldest actors of Bollywood. She made her acting debut in Dil se in 1998 opposite Shahrukh Khan and from then there was no looking back for her. Do you remember the song Jia Jale? She looked absolutely stunning in that song and those dimples are to die for. Her father, Durganand Zinta, was an officer in the Indian Army. He died in a car accident when she was 13 years old. Zinta called the tragic accident and her father’s death a significant turning point in her life, which forced her to mature rapidly. Preity Zinta was the first actress to have a stake in an IPL team – King’s XI Punjab she is the co-owner of that team.
This dusky beauty was born to Colonel Niranjan Singh, an Indian Army officer. Being an army man’s daughter, she was always fitness conscious. Chitrangada began her career as a model prior to making the transition to the silver screen. Chitrangada is popular for absolutely de-glam role in her debut Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. She was married to Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa. She is also the face of many brands.
The Bollywood Diva, the women of substance with a devil-may-care attitude is what describes her and rightly so. Her father is retired Wing Commander Subeer Sen. Sushmita sen won the Miss Universe title in 1994 and subsequently entered Bollywood. Although she couldn’t make quite a stir with her films like her alleged arch rival Aishwarya Rai Bachchan did but she is socially very active. She has also adopted two girls and raising them as her own children. I must say being a single mother and nurturing two little souls is not everybody’s cup of tea.
Rannvijay Singh is an Indian actor, host, presenter, and VJ. Rannvijay’s father is an officer with the Indian Army. Ranvijay became popular with his reality stint Roadies where he won the first season and from then onwards he is associated with MTV as a host and VJ. Though his killing looks managed him to land down on some Hindi movies but he wasn’t as successful as he is in television. He has gained a mass popularity among the youngsters thanks to his show Roadies.
Are you an Army kid, buddy? I am sure you agree that Army kids are different from the rest. having been travelling the country since childhood gives them a whole new perspective to life.
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