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13 Celebrities From Lucknow Who Made It Big!

‘Tamraj Kilvish’ from the show ‘Shaktimaan’ is from Lucknow! (Andhera Kayam Rahe!) :P

Lucknow has been home to some great talents since forever. Talent takes completely new build when in Lucknow. The countries’ best of the talented folk is from here. From acting in television’s daily soaps  to there phenomenal work in the B-Town. These B towners have won Lucknow a lot of respect. You would be surprised to see how long the list goes. The talent of Lucknow has broken the boundaries of just literature, music or cinema it has touched almost all fields from best chefs to biggest of the entrepreneurs Lucknow has them all.

Ali Fazal

A gem Lucknow has given to the film industry, Ali Fazal is the heartthrob of young girls around the globe. The actor 30 now, began his career in Bollywood with a small yet touching role in the blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’.This charming actor has won the hearts over and over again with his roles in the movies like Fukrey, Happy Bhaag Jayegi and many more. It’s just that he has cracked the internet with his mini web series, ‘Baang Baja Baraat’ making girls go head over heels in love with this Lucknowi boy. There is nothing that can defy that this guy is full of raw talent and it’s a proud fact for the people of Lucknow that such young talent belongs to Lucknow. ( P.S: After all Ali Fazal is a Lucknowi Nawab 😉 )

Kanika Kapoor

This stunning diva from Lucknow has rocked Bollywood with her mesmerizing looks and a voice to die for. Dream girl for many guys, this lady has given some really great songs to tap our feet onto. Born and brought up in Lucknow, Kanika left everyone in awe of her talent with her debut song ‘jugni ji’. Kanika Kapoor is thought of as a woman with great talents. It is matter a pride of Lucknow to be home to such talents. Her songs like, ‘Baby Doll’, ‘Chittiyan Kallaiyaan’, ‘Luv letter’ and many more melodious songs are a great contribution to the musical world.

Sumona Chakravarti

The beautiful actress is a power pack of talents. She has acted in movies, television series and comedy shows too. The talented actress is a Lucknow born and has made Lucknow proud. Sumona Chakravarti started her career with the 90’s movie ‘Mann’ and is now trending with the Comedy Show With Kapil Sharma. The Girl has stolen the hearts of many because of her care free attitude and her innate cuteness.

Muzaffar Ali

A Film Maker, a Fashion Designer, a Poet, an artist, a music-lover, a revivalist and a social worker that is, a perfect Lucknowi. The Film maker is known for the epic movie, ‘Umrao Jaan’. This talent has grabbed itself a ‘Padm Shri‘ for its great contribution in the field of Art and Culture. Muzaffar Ali has been an inspiration since forever for the world and Lucknow is privileged to serve as his home.

Ranveer Brar

Born in Lucknow, Ranveer Brar is  one of India’s popular celebrity chef. Ranveer was inspired by the local kebab vendors in Lucknow and to pursue his dreams. He eventually joined the Institute of Hotel Management, Lucknow. A chef, TV show host, cooking show judge, food stylist and a beautiful soul. Ranveer has set new limits for guys and has given girls the reason to look beyond just muscles. After all food is always the way to happiness. 😉

Kushal Tondon

Another nawab of Lucknow who is ruling over the hearts of young girls from everywhere. Kushal Tondon has risen to fame in a very less span of time. Television Actor/ Model Kushal rose to fame with his big break in ‘Ek Hazaron Mai Meri Behna hai’. The Actor is at his greatest in career and is flourishing still. Kushal Tondon has got the looks to charm girls and that is in itself an art.  😛

Nivedita Bhattacharya

Born and brought up in Lucknow, the actress started her career with theater very early. From Bengali theaters, to Hindi and eventually working in TV and films. Nivedita has worked in all creative art forms. She is married to one of the very talented actors of Bollywood, Kay Kay Menon. Nivedita is one of the finest actress’  Indian Television Industry could have. Known for powerful roles and the usual Saas-Bahu dramas, she keeps very low public profile.

Baba Sehgal

Lucknow is full of Entertainment! Entertainment! and Entertainment! with BABA Sehgal at its side which city can be dull? The Singer is claimed to be the First Professional Hindi Rapper. His rap albums like ‘Thanda Thanda Pani, Dil Dhadke and Manjula were all time hits. With 227k followers on social media this indipop rapper is rocking the show.

Aditi Sharma

Another blooming talent from Lucknow, Aditi Sharma began her career in acting with Bollywood movies like ‘Mausam’, ‘Ladies vs Rickey Bahl’ and is currently working in television show, ‘Ganga’. It’s Forever a proud moment for us to see Lucknow talent over all the screens. She has worked in a number of Punjabi and Telugu movies too.

Surendra Pal

All Hail to the Epic and the most dreaded ‘Tamraj Kilvish’. The actor who gave us Dronacharya from the 90s Mahabharata is also embedded in the memories of the 90s kids for his marvelous role as ‘Tamraj Kilvish’. In the epic superhero show, ‘Shaktimaan’. The actor has won the hearts in many movies and TV series. Surendra Pal is a pack of versatile acting skills. One time he becomes the best of all dads and in the next glimpse he is the most dreaded villain of all times. 😛

Roshan Abbas

Roshan Abbas is an Indian RJ, Theatre Actor, TV Anchor, Event Manager, Writer and Director. The all rounder, Roshan Abbas is majorly known for his role in anchoring international shows like Family Fortunes, Born Lucky and This Is Your Life. The TV Actor is an inspiration in the field for all the aspirants. Being Lucknow born he is closely associated to the city.

Naseeruddin Shah

A great actor from Lucknow who has inspired billions from his work in the field of cinema is commendable. Acting defines Naseeruddin Shah. His hometown is close to Lucknow and we could really not miss Naseerudin Sahab out of the list, because without him no list of actors can be complete. He is an Indian film, Stage Actor, Director and a Prominent Figure in Indian parallel cinema. Shah has won numerous awards in his career. Naseeruddin Shah has earned himself Padma Shri for his contribution to the Indian cinema.

Lucknow has since forever been home to the raw talent and its contribution in the Indian cinema is evidently significant. Be proud Lucknowites, these gems belong to our City Of Nawabs. Let us know in the comments section if we missed someone.

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