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List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Punjab, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Punjab, as in some cases Punjab may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Punjab then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Punjab, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

These items, like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Punjab?" and "Which famous actors were born in Punjab?"

Madan Puri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Madan Puri Died at 70 (1915-1985) - Madan Singh Puri was an Indian actor of Hindi and Punjabi films. As a character actor mainly in negative roles, he acted in about 400 films in a career spanning fifty years.

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Amrish Puri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Amrish Puri Died at 73 (1932-2005) - Amrish Lal Puri was an Indian leading theatre and film actor, who was a key player in the Indian theatre movement that picked up steam in the 1960s. He worked with notable playwrights of the ...more

Prem Chopra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Prem Chopra age 82 - Prem Chopra is an actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has acted in 320 films over a span of over 50 years. He has a soft spoken diction despite being a villain in most films.

Dharmendra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Dharmendra age 82 - Dharmendra is an actor.

Akshay Kumar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Akshay Kumar age 50 - Akshay Kumar born on 9 September 1967 is an Indian film actor, producer and martial artist who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. He has been nominated for Filmfare Awards several ...more

Rajesh Khanna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Rajesh Khanna Died at 70 (1942-2012) - Rajesh Khanna was an actor.

Jeetendra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Jeetendra age 75 - Jeetendra is an Indian actor, television, films producer and chairman of the Balaji Telefilms, Balaji Motion Pictures and ALT Entertainment. Famous for his dancing, he was awarded a Filmfare ...more

A.K. Hangal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
A.K. Hangal Died at 98 (1914-2012) - Avtar Kishan Hangal, popularly known as A. K. Hangal, was an Indian freedom fighter from 1929–1947 and also stage actor from 1936–1965 and later became a character actor in Hindi language films ...more

Saeed Jaffrey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Saeed Jaffrey age 88 - Saeed Jaffrey OBE is an Indian-born British actor, who has appeared in numerous British movies. He was born in Malerkotla, Punjab. His film credits include The Man Who Would Be King, Shatranj Ke ...more

Jagdish Raj is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Jagdish Raj Died at 85 (1928-2013) - Jagdish Raj Khurana was a Bollywood actor who holds a Guinness World Record record for being the most type-cast actor. He played a police inspector in 144 films.

Dev Anand is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Dev Anand Died at 88 (1923-2011) - Dharam Devdutt Pishorimal Anand, better known as Dev Anand, was an Indian film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. Part of the Anand family, he co-founded ...more

Sunil Dutt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Sunil Dutt Died at 76 (1929-2005) - Sunil Dutt, born Balraj Dutt, was an Indian movie actor, producer, director and politician. He was the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh government. His son, Sanjay ...more

Vinod Mehra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Vinod Mehra Died at 45 (1945-1990) - Vinod Mehra was an Indian actor in Bollywood films. He started out as a child actor in the late 1950s before starting his film career as an adult in 1971. He acted in over 100 films through to ...more

Rajendra Kumar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Rajendra Kumar Died at 70 (1929-1999) - Rajendra Kumar was an Indian film actor who starred in Bollywood films. Starting his career in 1950, he appeared in more than 80 films in a career spanning over four decades. He was considered ...more

Balraj Sahni is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Balraj Sahni Died at 60 (1913-1973) - Balraj Sahni, born Yudhishthir Sahni, was a noted Indian film and stage actor, who is best known for Dharti Ke Lal, Do Bigha Zameen, Kabuliwala and Garam Hawa. He came from Bhera, now in Punjab, ...more

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Manoj Kumar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Manoj Kumar age 80 - Manoj Kumar is an award-winning Indian actor and director in the Bollywood film industry. He is remembered for his films Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi?, Himalaya Ki God Mein, Do Badan, ...more

Vivek Shauq is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Vivek Shauq Died at 48 (1963-2011) - Vivek Shaq was a film actor.

Navin Nischol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Navin Nischol Died at 65 (1946-2011) - Navin Nischol was an Indian actor born in Lahore, British India. He made his debut with the Hindi film Sawan Bhadon in 1970.

Kamal Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Kamal Kapoor Died at 90 (1920-2010) - Kamal Kapoor was an actor.

Dara Singh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Dara Singh Died at 84 (1928-2012) - Dara Singh was an Indian wrestler-turned-actor. He started acting in 1952 and was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha of India. He worked as Hindi and Punjabi film producer, ...more

Shweta Menon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Shweta Menon age 43 - Shweta Menon is an Indian model, actress and television anchor. She has predominantly acted in Malayalam and Hindi language films, besides appearing in a number of Tamil productions. Starting ...more

Kamini Kaushal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Kamini Kaushal age 90 - Kamini Kaushal is a Hindi film and television actress, most noted for her roles in films like Neecha Nagar which won the 1946 Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and Biraj Bahu which won her the ...more

Kabir Bedi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Kabir Bedi age 71 - Kabir Bedi is an Indian television and film actor. His career has spanned three continents including India, the United States and many European countries in three mediums: film, television and ...more

Sonu Sood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Sonu Sood age 44 - Sonu Sood is an Indian film actor, model and producer who acts predominantly in Tollywood, Kollywood, Bollywood, and Kannada films. He has also appeared in commercials for Apollo Tyres, Airtel ...more

I. S. Johar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
I. S. Johar Died at 64 (1920-1984) - Inderjeet Singh Johar, better known as I. S. Johar, was an Indian actor, writer, producer and director.

Ranvir Shorey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Ranvir Shorey age 45 - Ranvir Shorey is an Indian actor and former VJ. Since making his debut in Ek Chhotisi Love Story, he has starred in a number of high-profile films such as Jism and Lakshya. He has also starred ...more

Rehman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Rehman Died at 63 (1921-1984) - Rehman was an Indian film actor whose career spanned from the late 1940s through to the late 1970s. He was an integral part of the Guru Dutt team, and most known for his roles in films, like ...more

Abdur Rashid Kardar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Abdur Rashid Kardar Died at 85 (1904-1989) - Abdul Rashid Kardar was a film director and actor.

Deepti Naval is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Deepti Naval age 60 - Deepti Naval is an Indian actor, writer, painter, photographer, director, born in Amritsar, Punjab India. After her four decades of career in Films, she is presently engaged in the contemporary ...more

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Upasana Singh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Upasana Singh age 40 - Upasana Singh is an actor.

Shyam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Shyam Died at 31 (1920-1951) - Sunder Shyam Chadda was a Hindi film actor of the 1940s. He originally hailed from Sialkot and his full name was Sunder Shyam Chadha, but he grew up in Rawalpindi. Shyam graduated from Gordon ...more

Abhay Deol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Abhay Deol age 41 - Abhay Deol born 15 March 1976 is an Indian film actor and producer who is known for appearing in the Hindi language films of Bollywood. His family has a long history in the Hindi film industry; ...more

Shyama is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Shyama age 82 - Shyama was a Bollywood actress. Her best known roles were in Aar Paar, Barsaat Ki Raat and Tarana. She was also noticed in 'Sawan Bhadon', 'Dil Diya Dard Liya', 'Milan' and 'Sharda' for which ...more

Art Malik is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Art Malik age 65 - Art Malik is a Pakistani-born British actor who achieved international fame in the 1980s through his starring and subsidiary roles in assorted British and Merchant-Ivory television serials and ...more

Parmeet Sethi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Parmeet Sethi age 51 - Parmeet Sethi is an Indian film director and TV actor.

Joginder Shelly is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Joginder Shelly Died at 60 (1949-2009) - Joginder was an Indian actor, director, producer, writer, singer, songwriter and distributor. Two Hindi films produced–directed–written–acted–distributed by him were "Super Hits" – ...more

Mahi Gill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Mahi Gill age 42 - Mahi Gill is an Indian actress, working in the Bollywood industry. She is best known for her role of Paro in Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed Hindi film Dev.D, a modern take on Sarat ...more

Shaan Shahid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Shaan Shahid age 46 - Armaghan Shahid is a Pakistani actor, writer, model, and director, known for his comedy action film Insaf Ho To Aisa. With two decades in Pakistani cinema and around 500 films to his credit – ...more

Kundan Lal Saigal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Kundan Lal Saigal Died at 43 (1904-1947) - Kundan Lal Saigal was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the first superstar of the Hindi film industry, which was centered in Calcutta during Saigal's time, but is currently centered ...more

Gurpreet Guggi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Gurpreet Guggi age 46 - Gurpreet Ghuggi is an Indian stand-up comedian, who also work as actor in TV soap operas, Bollywood and Punjabi cinema.

Gulshan Kumar Mehta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Gulshan Kumar Mehta Died at 72 (1937-2009) - Gulshan Bawra was an actor and lyricist.

Noor Jehan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Noor Jehan Died at 74 (1926-2000) - Noor Jahan or Noor Jehan, a singer and actress in British India and Pakistan. Her career spanned seven decades. She was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time ...more

Javed Sheikh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Javed Sheikh age 63 - Javed Sheikh is a Pakistani actor, director and producer who has devoted his career to the film industry of Lollywood, Bollywood and Pollywood films.

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Pankaj Dheer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Pankaj Dheer Pankaj Dheer is an Indian television and film actor originally from Kanpur. His best known role was as Karna in epic TV series, Mahabharata, which became a famous Indian television series, and ...more

Jaspal Bhatti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Jaspal Bhatti Died at 57 (1955-2012) - Jaspal Singh Bhatti was an Indian television personality famous for his satirical take on the problems of the common man. He is most well known for his television series Flop Show and mini ...more

Gul Panag is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Gul Panag age 38 - Gul Panag (born 3 January 1979; Chandigarh, India) is an Indian actress, voice actress, model, and former beauty queen who competed in the Miss Universe pageant. Her notable films include Dor, ...more

Geeta Bali is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Geeta Bali Died at 35 (1930-1965) - Geeta Bali was a popular film actress from Bollywood.

Gulzar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Gulzar age 83 - Sampooran Singh Kalra, known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and film director. Born in Jhelum District in British India, his family moved to India after partition. ...more

Shekhar Kapur is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Shekhar Kapur age 72 - Shekhar Kapur is an Indian film director, actor and producer known for his works in Hindi cinema. Kapur became known in Bollywood with his recurring role in the TV series Khandan in the ...more

Vijay Anand is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Actors From Punjab
Vijay Anand Died at 70 (1934-2004) - Vijayanand is a film director.