Kashmiri actors who made it big!

Sep 12, 2014, 16:35 PM IST
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Bollywood's famous 'Jaani yeh Chaku hain' man, was born as Kulbushan Pandit in a typical Kashimiri Pandit family. He served as a cop in Mumbai Police before turning into a full-time actor. The famous actor was known for his unusual style of delivery dialogues.

Bollywood's famous 'Jaani yeh Chaku hain' man, was born as Kulbushan Pandit in a typical Kashimiri Pandit family. He served as a cop in Mumbai Police before turning into a full-time actor. The famous actor was known for his unusual style of delivery dialogues.

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Actor Jeevan, who was born as Omkar Nath Dhar in 1915, would have never really thought that one day he would become famous as a Bollywood baddie. Not just Jeevan, many years later his son Kiran Kumar too continued the legacy of his father, and proved his mettle as an actor.

Actor Jeevan, who was born as Omkar Nath Dhar in 1915, would have never really thought that one day he would become famous as a Bollywood baddie. Not just Jeevan, many years later his son Kiran Kumar too continued the legacy of his father, and proved his mettle as an actor.

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The well-known face from the valley, spent many years in the town of Shimla. His humble beginnings never deterred his spirit from making it big in Bollywood. Kher has played memorable roles in Indian cinema, and is still credited for his superb performance in 'Saaransh'.


The well-known face from the valley, spent many years in the town of Shimla. His humble beginnings never deterred his spirit from making it big in Bollywood. Kher has played memorable roles in Indian cinema, and is still credited for his superb performance in 'Saaransh'.

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The actress who rules many hearts, is still a mystery, as far as her descent is concerned. Reportedly, the actress is said to be half Kashmiri. Born to British mother Suzanne Turquotte and Kashmiri father Mohammed Kaif, Kat has worked her way up to the top slot in showbiz.

The actress who rules many hearts, is still a mystery, as far as her descent is concerned. Reportedly, the actress is said to be half Kashmiri. Born to British mother Suzanne Turquotte and Kashmiri father Mohammed Kaif, Kat has worked her way up to the top slot in showbiz.

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From playing an exceptionally impressive child artiste in 'Zakhm', Kunal emerged as an actor, who evolved in his style. His grandfather, Moti Lal Kemmu is a well-known Kashmiri playwright and a recipient of several awards by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Rashtra Bhasa Prachar Samiti, Sahitya Akademi award in 1982 for his contribution to Kashmiri literature as a playwright, and Padmashree.


From playing an exceptionally impressive child artiste in 'Zakhm', Kunal emerged as an actor, who evolved in his style. His grandfather, Moti Lal Kemmu is a well-known Kashmiri playwright and a recipient of several awards by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Rashtra Bhasa Prachar Samiti, Sahitya Akademi award in 1982 for his contribution to Kashmiri literature as a playwright, and Padmashree.

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Television favourite God, 'Mahadev', this Valley-born actor gained popularity every since he started playing Lord Shiva on screen. Mohit has received many awards and accolades so far for his believable 'Shiva' performance.

Television favourite God, 'Mahadev', this Valley-born actor gained popularity every since he started playing Lord Shiva on screen. Mohit has received many awards and accolades so far for his believable 'Shiva' performance.

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Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's wife, is half Kashmiri too. The versatile actress is born to German mother Gertrude Hoelzer and Kashmiri father N. Razdan. She did some meaningful cinema, with films like 'Gumraah', 'Sir', 'Saaransh' and 'Mandi' to her credit. Alia Bhatt too is following her mommy's footsteps it seems.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's wife, is half Kashmiri too. The versatile actress is born to German mother Gertrude Hoelzer and Kashmiri father N. Razdan. She did some meaningful cinema, with films like 'Gumraah', 'Sir', 'Saaransh' and 'Mandi' to her credit. Alia Bhatt too is following her mommy's footsteps it seems.

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This actor-producer from Jammu & Kashmir made his debut in 1999 with 'Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi'. He proved himself as a versatile actor with 'I Am', for which he also turned a producer.


This actor-producer from Jammu & Kashmir made his debut in 1999 with 'Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi'. He proved himself as a versatile actor with 'I Am', for which he also turned a producer.

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Born to a retired Chief Justice of Jammu High Court, he did his graduation from Delhi University. Aamir's valley connect is clearly visible with kind of looks he is blessed with. He did strike a chord with the audience, in films such as 'A Wednesday', and 'Peepli Live'.

Born to a retired Chief Justice of Jammu High Court, he did his graduation from Delhi University. Aamir's valley connect is clearly visible with kind of looks he is blessed with. He did strike a chord with the audience, in films such as 'A Wednesday', and 'Peepli Live'.

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The Kashimiri actor, is often remembered for his role in 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' with Aamir Khan. Raj, whose real name is Rajendranath Zutshi, married Aamir's sister Nuzhat but got divorced in 2006. He has many character roles to his credit.

The Kashimiri actor, is often remembered for his role in 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' with Aamir Khan. Raj, whose real name is Rajendranath Zutshi, married Aamir's sister Nuzhat but got divorced in 2006. He has many character roles to his credit.

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This drop dead good looking hunk from the valley, rocked the ramp as a supermodel. He even forayed into the world of cinema with 'Dhoka'. The model-turned-actor won the Rashtrapati Award for Bravery (1994) for saving a boy from drowning in 1992.


This drop dead good looking hunk from the valley, rocked the ramp as a supermodel. He even forayed into the world of cinema with 'Dhoka'. The model-turned-actor won the Rashtrapati Award for Bravery (1994) for saving a boy from drowning in 1992.

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Daughter of actor D.K Sapru and Hemvati. Priti did some Hindi films at the start of her career. She is sister to actor Tej Sapru. This beautiful Kashmiri actress turned her way into Punjabi cinema, after working in some Hindi films. Interestingly, Jeevan is her uncle.

Compiled By: Ritika Handoo

Daughter of actor D.K Sapru and Hemvati. Priti did some Hindi films at the start of her career. She is sister to actor Tej Sapru. This beautiful Kashmiri actress turned her way into Punjabi cinema, after working in some Hindi films. Interestingly, Jeevan is her uncle. Compiled By: Ritika Handoo

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