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Famous National School Of Drama Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to National School of Drama and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from National School of Drama, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from National School of Drama include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished National School of Drama alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended National School of Drama are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from National School of Drama.

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to National School of Drama?” and “Which celebrities are National School of Drama alumni?”

Check out this list of notable NSD alumni.
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Naseeruddin Shah is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Theatre Director, Environmentalist, Actor

Age: 68

Birthplace: Barabanki district, Eurasia, Uttar Pradesh, India, Barabanki city

Naseeruddin Shah (born 20 July 1949) is an Indian film and stage actor and director in the Hindi language film industry. He is considered among the finest actors of India and is a prominent ...more
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Om Puri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Om Puri Actor

Age: 68

Birthplace: India, Ambala

Om Prakash Puri, (18 October 1950 – 6 January 2017) was an Indian actor who appeared in mainstream commercial Hindi Films, as well as independent and art films. He is best known for his ...more
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Piyush Mishra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Film Score Composer, Theatre Director, Songwriter

Age: 56

Birthplace: India, Gwalior

Piyush Mishra (born 13 January 1963) is an Indian film and theatre actor, music director, lyricist, singer and scriptwriter. Mishra grew up in Gwalior, and went to graduate from National School ...more
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Anupam Kher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Film Director

Age: 60

Birthplace: India, Shimla

Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor and the former Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards. ...more
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Irrfan Khan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor

Age: 52

Birthplace: Jaipur, India

Irrfan Yaseen Khan (born 7 January 1966), also credited as simply Irrfan, is an Indian film actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as his works in British films and ...more
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Neena Gupta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 59

Birthplace: India

Neena Gupta (Hindi: नीना गुप्ता; born 4 June 1972) is an Indian actress and television director. Known for her work in both art-house and commercial films, she won the National Film Award for ...more
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Vineet Kumar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 62

Birthplace: Patna, India

Vineet Kumar (born 22 February 1957) is an Indian film actor. The veteran actor from National School of Drama, is known for his works in Hindi, English and Telugu language films and Television. ...more
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Satish Kaushik is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 62

Birthplace: Mahendragarh district, Eurasia, India, Haryana

Satish Kaushik (Hindi: सतीश कौशिक) is an Indian film director, producer, and actor, primarily in Hindi films and theatre. As a film actor, he is noted for his roles as "Calendar" in ...more
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Raghubir Yadav is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Scenic Designer, Film Score Composer, Actor

Age: 61

Birthplace: India, Jabalpur

Raghubir Yadav or Raghuvir Yadav is an Indian film, stage and television actor, music composer, singer and set designer. He made his film debut with Massey Sahib (1985), in which he played the ...more
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Ratan Thiyam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Ratan Thiyam Playwright

Age: 71

Birthplace: Imphal, India

Ratan Thiyam (born 20 January 1948) is an Indian playwright and theatre director, and the winner of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1987, one of leading figures of the "theatre of ...more
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B. M. Shah is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni

Age: Dec. at 65 (1933-1998)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Uttarakhand, India, Nainital district, Nainital

Brij Mohan Shah (1933–1998), better known as B. M. Shah, was an Indian theatre director and playwright. Shah along with Mohan Upreti, are together credited for the revival of the theatre in the ...more
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Raj Babbar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Politician, Actor

Age: 66

Birthplace: Firozabad district, Eurasia, Tundla, Uttar Pradesh, India

Raj Babbar (born 23 June 1952) is a Hindi and Punjabi film actor and politician belonging to Indian National Congress. He has been a three-time member of the Lok Sabha and a two-time member of ...more
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Ashutosh Rana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Actor, Presenter

Age: 54

Birthplace: India, Gadarwara

Ashutosh Rana Ramnarayan Neekhra (born 10 November 1967), known professionally as Ashutosh Rana, is an Indian actor, working in Bollywood, as well as the Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil film ...more
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Deepa Sahi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 53

Birthplace: Dehradun, India

Deepa Sahi is an Indian actress and producer from an Army background, who is best known for her role as Maya in the 1992 movie Maya Memsaab, opposite actor Shah Rukh Khan. She made her ...more
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M. K. Raina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Actor, Film Director

Age: 71

Birthplace: Srinagar, India

Maharaj Krishna Raina, popularly known as M. K. Raina, is one of India's best-known theatre actors and directors. M. K. Raina graduated from National School of Drama in 1970 with Best actor ...more
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Tannishtha Chatterjee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Actor

Birthplace: Pune, India

Tannishtha Chatterjee (born 23 November 1980) is an Indian film actress best known in the west for her performance in the British film Brick Lane (2007), the film adaptation of Monica Ali's best ...more
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Himani Shivpuri is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 58

Birthplace: Dehradun, India

Himani Bhatt Shivpuri (born 24 October 1960) is an Indian actress known for her supporting roles in Bollywood films and Hindi soap operas.
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Mita Vashisht is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: Pune, India

Mita Vasisht (born 2 November 1967) is an Indian, film, television and theatre actress. She known for her range of roles that she has played in television from Space City Signma, Pachpan Khambe ...more
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Ram Gopal Bajaj is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Academician, Theatre Director, Professor

Age: 78

Birthplace: Darbhanga, India

Ram Gopal Bajaj is an Indian theatre director, academician, and a Hindi film actor. He has also been a faculty member and a former director of National School of Drama, New Delhi (1995 – ...more
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Tigmanshu Dhulia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 51

Birthplace: Eurasia, Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh, India, Allahabad

Tigmanshu Dhulia (born 3 July 1967) is an Indian film dialogue writer, director, actor, screenwriter, producer and casting director known for his works in Hindi cinema and Television. He wrote ...more
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Govind Namdev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Actor

Birthplace: India, Sagar

Govind Namdev is an Indian film actor. Govind made his debut as a corrupt cop in David Dhawan's Shola Aur Shabnam (1992). He has acted in numerous critically acclaimed movies, often as a villain ...more
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Nirmal Pandey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 48 (1962-2010)

Birthplace: India, Nainital

Nirmal Pandey (10 August 1962 – 18 February 2010) was an Indian Bollywood actor who was known for his role of Vikram Mallah in Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen (1994),and Dajjal in Television Series ...more
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Shrivallabh Vyas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Shrivallabh Vyas Actor
Shrivallabh Vyas (also known as Vallabh Vyas) was an Indian film and television actor. He was known for films including Sarfarosh (1999), Lagaan (2001), Abhay (2001), Aan: Men at Work (2004), ...more
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Yashpal Sharma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 52

Birthplace: Hisar, India

Yashpal Sharma is an Indian Bollywood actor and theatre artist. He is best known for his role as Randhir Singh in Sudhir Mishra's 2003 Hindi movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, apart from Lagaan ...more
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Anup Soni is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous National School Of Drama Alumni
Politician, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Pune, India

Anup Soni (born 30 January 1975) is an Indian actor, and a popular anchor. He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama.Anup Soni began his career with roles in television serials such as ...more