Whether the place of one’s birth has a significance in how one’s later life shapes out is an often disputed topic. Whatever be the truth of the matter, some people just make a mark on an industry regardless of where they were born. As shown by these Bollywood actors who were not born in India.
1. Katrina Kaif
A Kashmiri man and his British wife had a baby born in Hong Kong. The beautiful girl child, having lived in various parts of the world including Hawaii and London, didn’t know a single word of Hindi when she made her debut with the film ‘Boom.’ However, that didn’t stop her from becoming one of the most successful Bollywood actors in recent times.
2. Imran Khan
Imran Khan has for his birthplace Wisconsin, USA from where he moved to India after his parents’ divorce.
3. Deepika Padukone
Born to the badminton star, Prakash Padukone, she was born in Copenhagen. Her father, at that time, was undergoing a training session in the Danish capital.
4. Sunny Leone
She is Canada-born and before she began to appear all too frequently in Indian men’s dream sequences, was a big name in the adult entertainment industry.
5. Nargis Fakhri
She really did rock her part in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar’ making the Indian audience clap but the 34 year old is actually a half Czech, half-Pakistani concoction of beauty and screen presence. Her birth place?- New York City.
6. Jacqueline Fernandez
Srilankan by birth, Jacqueline has already had a string of major releases including ‘Murder 2′, ‘Housefull 2′ and ‘Kick’ among others.
7. Monica Dogra
She was a major presence in ‘Dhobi Ghat.’ In addition to the acting skills she is a talented singer as well. And all the talent had its beginning from New York where she was born.
8. Amy Jackson
The ‘Ek Tha Deewana’ actress is British to the core, beautiful enough to make men beg for mercy and gets signed for films not just in Hindi but down south for the Tamil and Telugu fares as well.
9. Evelyn Sharma
The ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ actress was born in Frankfurt, Germany. It was after completing her studies in the United Kingdom that she entered the film industry.
10. Sarah Jane Dias
She clinched the Femina Miss India title in 2007 but Sarah Jane Dias wasn’t born in India. It was Oman that heard her first cry as her father was working there at the time. She lived there until her teen years before catching a flight to Bollywood.
11. Sasheh Agha
Her debut, ‘Aurangzeb’ didn’t leave as big an impression in the audience as she may have desired, but this Pakistani singer-actress who was born in London still croons awesome for your ears.
These Bollywood actors who were not born in India shows a positive side of the movie industry-with passion and talent, you stand a chance to make it to the top, no matter your place of origin.
Credits : Urban Cocktail