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Famous Film Actors From Punjab

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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

    Madan Puri

    Dec. at 70 (1915-1985)

    Films Acted InChina Town, Deewaar, Mehbooba, Ajnabee, Apna Desh

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan


    ParentsS. Nihal Singh Puri, Ved Kaur

    ChildrenPravesh Puri, Kamlesh Puri, Ramesh Puri

    Madan Puri (1915 – 13 January 1985) was an Indian actor of Hindi and Punjabi films. His...  more
  • Amrish Puri

    Amrish Puri

    Dec. at 73 (1932-2005)

    Films Acted InIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gandhi, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kaalapani, Thalapathi

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan


    ParentsS. Nihal Singh Puri, Ved Kaur

    ChildrenNamrata Puri, Rajiv Puri

    Amrish Lal Puri (22 June 1932 – 12 January 2005) was an Indian actor, who was an important...  more
  • Prem Chopra

    Films Acted InBobby, Bride and Prejudice, Koi... Mil Gaya, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Do Raaste

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan


    ParentsRooprani Chopra, Ranbirlal Chopra

    ChildrenRakita Chopra, Prerana Chopra, Punita Chopra

    Prem Chopra (born 23 September 1935) is an Indian actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has...  more
  • Dharmendra


    Age: 85

    Films Acted InSholay, Om Shanti Om, Life In A... Metro, Naseeb, Guddi

    BirthplaceIndia, Ludhiana



    ParentsKewal Kishan Singh Deol, Satwant Kaur

    ChildrenBobby Deol, Esha Deol, Ajeita Deol, Sunny Deol, Ahana Deol

    Dharam Singh Deol (Born 8 December 1935) is an Indian film actor, producer, and politician. In...  more
  • Akshay Kumar

    Films Acted InDil To Pagal Hai, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Welcome, Jaanemann, De Dana Dan

    BirthplaceAmritsar, India



    ParentsAruna Bhatia

    ChildrenNitara Kumar, Aarav Kumar

    Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (born 9 September 1967), known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an...  more
  • Rajesh Khanna

    Rajesh Khanna

    Dec. at 70 (1942-2012)

    Films Acted InRaja Rani, Om Shanti Om, Anand, Namak Haraam, Vijay

    BirthplaceIndia, Amritsar



    ParentsLala Hiranand, Chunni Lal Khanna, Chandrani Khanna, Leela Wati Khanna

    ChildrenRinke Khanna, Twinkle Khanna

    Rajesh Khanna (pronounced [rɑːˈdʒeːʃ kʰənˈnə], pronunciation , born Jatin Khanna (29 December...  more
  • Jeetendra


    Age: 78

    Films Acted InOm Shanti Om, Jaani Dushman, New Delhi, Parichay, Dil Aashna Hai (1992)

    BirthplaceIndia, Amritsar



    ParentsAmarnath Kapoor, Krishna Kapoor

    ChildrenEkta Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor

    Jeetendra (born Ravi Kapoor on 7 April 1942) is an Indian actor, TV and film producer as...  more
  • A.K. Hangal

    A.K. Hangal

    Dec. at 98 (1914-2012)

    Films Acted InSholay, Namak Haraam, Kudrat, Aap Ki Kasam, Bawarchi

    BirthplaceSialkot, Pakistan


    ParentsPandit Hari Kishan Hangal

    ChildrenVijay Hangal

    Avtar Kishan Hangal (1 February 1914 – 26 August 2012), popularly known as A. K. Hangal, was...  more
  • Saeed Jaffrey

    Films Acted InGandhi, The Man Who Would Be King, A Passage to India, The Chess Players, Vijay

    BirthplaceMalerkotla, India

    NationalityIndia, United Kingdom

    ChildrenMeera Jaffrey, Sakina Jaffrey, Zia Jaffrey

    Saeed Jaffrey (8 January 1929 – 15 November 2015) was an Indian-British actor whose...  more
  • Jagdish Raj

    Dec. at 85 (1928-2013)

    Films Acted InBobby, Deewaar, Silsila, Aaina, Kaala Patthar

    BirthplacePakistan, Sargodha


    ChildrenAnita Raj

    Jagdish Raj Khurana (Hindi: जगदीश राज खुराना; 1928 – 28 July 2013) was a Bollywood actor who...  more
  • Dev Anand

    Dev Anand

    Dec. at 88 (1923-2011)

    Films Acted InTaxi Driver, Ishq Ishq Ishq, Guide, Jewel Thief, Heera Panna

    BirthplaceShakargarh Tehsil



    ParentsPishori Lal Anand

    ChildrenDevina Anand, Suneil Anand

    Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011), known as Dev Anand, was a...  more
  • Sunil Dutt

    Sunil Dutt

    Dec. at 76 (1929-2005)

    Films Acted InOm Shanti Om, Shaan, Jaani Dushman, Heera Panna, Padosan

    BirthplaceJhelum, Pakistan

    NationalityIndia, British Raj

    ChildrenPriya Dutt, Namrata Dutt, Sanjay Dutt

    Sunil Dutt (6 June 1929 – 25 May 2005), born as Balraj Dutt, was an Indian movie actor,...  more
  • Vinod Mehra

    Vinod Mehra

    Dec. at 45 (1945-1990)

    Films Acted InAmar Prem, Jaani Dushman, Anuraag, Nagin, Anurodh

    BirthplaceIndia, Amritsar


    ChildrenRohan Mehra, Soniya Mehra

    Vinod Mehra (Hindi: विनोद मेहरा) (13 February 1945 – 30 October 1990) was an Indian actor in...  more
  • Rajendra Kumar

    Rajendra Kumar

    Dec. at 70 (1929-1999)

    Films Acted InMother India, Sangam, Zindagi, Ganwaar, Mera Naam Joker

    BirthplaceSialkot, Pakistan


    ChildrenKumar Gaurav, Dimple Patel, Kaajal Tulli

    Rajendra Kumar Tuli (20 July 1929 – 12 July 1999) was an Indian film actor who starred in...  more
  • Balraj Sahni

    Balraj Sahni

    Dec. at 60 (1913-1973)

    Films Acted InDo Raaste, Anpadh, Hamraaz, Jawani Diwani, Sunghursh

    BirthplacePakistan, Rawalpindi


    ChildrenShabnam Sahni, Parikshat Sahni

    Balraj Sahni (1 May 1913 – 13 April 1973), born Yudhishthir Sahni, was an Indian film and...  more
  • Manoj Kumar

    Films Acted InMera Naam Joker, Kranti, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Dus Numbri, Neel Kamal

    BirthplaceAbbottabad, Pakistan



    ChildrenKunal Goswami, Vishal Goswami

    Manoj Kumar (born Harikishan Giri Goswami on 24 July 1937) is an Indian actor and director in...  more
  • Vivek Shauq

    Vivek Shauq

    Dec. at 48 (1963-2011)

    Films Acted In36 China Town, Dil Hai Tumhara, Aitraaz, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!

    BirthplaceIndia, Chandigarh


    Vivek Shauq (21 June 1963 – 10 January 2011) was an Indian actor, comedian, writer and...  more
  • Navin Nischol

    Navin Nischol

    Dec. at 65 (1946-2011)

    Films Acted InAa Ab Laut Chalen, Babu, Classic Dance of Love, Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai, Ghar Ka Chiraag

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan


    Navin Nischol (11 April 1946 – 19 March 2011) was an Indian actor. He made his debut with the...  more
  • Kamal Kapoor

    Kamal Kapoor

    Dec. at 90 (1920-2010)

    Films Acted InSachaa Jhutha, Don, Seeta Aur Geeta, Jugnu, Raaz

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan, India

    Kamal Kapoor was an actor....  more
  • Dara Singh

    Dara Singh

    Dec. at 84 (1928-2012)

    Films Acted InAnand, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Jab We Met, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Warrant


    ParentsBalwant Kaur, Surat Singh Randhawa

    ChildrenAmrik Singh, Pruduman Singh Randhawa, Vindu Dara Singh

    Dara Singh Randhawa (born Deedar Singh Randhawa; 19 November 1928 – 12 July 2012) was an...  more
  • Shweta Menon

    Films Acted InIshq, Keerthi Chakra, Anaswaram, Kerala Cafe, T. D. Dasan Std. VI B

    BirthplaceIndia, Chandigarh



    ChildrenSabaina Menon

    Shweta Menon (born 23 April 1974) is an Indian model, actress and television anchor. She won...  more
  • Kamini Kaushal

    Films Acted InHar Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Do Raaste, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman, Heer Raanjha, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan


    Kamini Kaushal is a Hindi film and television actress, who is most noted for her roles in...  more
  • Kabir Bedi

    Kabir Bedi

    Age: 74

    Films Acted InOctopussy, Ishq Ishq Ishq, Kites, I am Here, Dil Aashna Hai (1992)

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    NationalityIndia, United Kingdom


    ParentsFreda Bedi, Baba Pyare Lal Bedi

    ChildrenPooja Bedi, Adam Bedi, Siddharth Bedi

    Kabir Bedi (born 16 January 1946) is an Indian film actor. His career has spanned three...  more
  • Sonu Sood

    Sonu Sood

    Age: 47

    Films Acted InChandramukhi, Jodhaa Akbar, Yuva, Dabangg, Julai

    BirthplaceIndia, Moga



    ChildrenIshant Sood

    Sonu Sood (born 30 July 1973) is an Indian film actor, model, and producer who acts...  more
  • I. S. Johar

    I. S. Johar

    Dec. at 64 (1920-1984)

    Films Acted InLawrence of Arabia, Death on the Nile, Johny Mera Naam, Chhoti Bahu, Ganga Ki Saugandh

    BirthplaceTalagang, Pakistan


    ChildrenAnil Johar, Ambika Johar

    Inder Sen Johar (16 February 1920 – 10 March 1984), better known as I. S. Johar, was an Indian...  more