In Bollywood, it hardly matters where you are from. What really matters is how talented and hard working you are. Many faces that we see in the Bollywood are not born in the country but still, make it big.Let’s have a look at the celebs who were born outside India.
- Deepika Padukone
Daughter of the famous badminton player Prakash Padukone, Deepika was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Because her father was undergoing badminton training Deepika and her parents moved to India when she was only eleven months old.
Deepika made her star debut with King Khan in the movie ‘Om Shanti Om’ and there is no stopping her since then. She has a remarkable performance in movies like Baaji Rao Mastani, Piku, Cocktail, Love aaj Kal and much more.
- Katrina Kaif
The receiver of Famous Smita Patil award Katrina Kaif was born to a Kashmiri father and a British mother in Hongkong. She stayed in many countries before moving to Mumbai. She started modeling as a teenager and when she was walking the ramp in London, Kaizad Gusta spotted her and gave her a role in Boom.
Apart from Hindi movies, the chikni chameli girl has also performed in Telegu and Malayalam film.
- Imran Khan
Son of Ajit Pal and Nuzhat Khan, Imran Khan was born in Wisconsin, USA. He moved to India after his parents got divorced, for further studies. But ended up playing a lead role in the movie ‘ Jaane tu .. ya jane na’, a film by Amir khan production. The actor has experimented a lot with his roles in movies like Matru ki bijli Ka mandola, once upon a time in Mumbai , Delhi Belly.
- Sunny Leone
The Baby doll Sikhni was born in Canada and has been every man’s dream woman. Sunny Leone got a lot of fame in adult entertainment before she moved to India. She made an appearance in Bigg Boss season five. Film-maker Mahesh Bhatt gave her a lead role in Ragini MMS and JISM2.
- Yana Gupta
Yana Gupta was born in the Czech Republic and was known as Jana Synkova before she married Satyakam Gupta and relocated to Pune. Yana traveled to Japan to starher modeling career and later moved to India. She made her Bollywood debut with an item song in the movie Dum. She has done many performances since her song, Babuji zara dheere chalo. She also participated in Fear Factor recently.
- Nargis Fakri
Born in Queens, this beautiful actress was a model in America and participated in Americas next top model in 2004. She made her Bollywood debut with the movie Rockstar. Imtiaz Ali has always had a thing for the foreign born actress and Nargis was a perfect fit for thecast of Rockstar. She learned Hindi for Bollywood and her role in Madras Café is commendable.
This list of superstar born abroad is incomplete without mentioning Helen. She was an Anglo-Indian born in Burma. She was known as one of the sexiest actresses of her time and she has played role in more than hundred movies as a dancer. Well, technically she was the first item girl of Bollywood.