Celebrities From HP That Made Their Culture And Society Proud

Himachal Pradesh has so much more to offer you, besides the abundance of nature. It has given the world quite a few famous personalities. You might know each one on this list, but you might not have known that they are from Himachal. Read more and feel proud. 

Preity Zinta 

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The beautiful lady was naturally introduced to a Rajput family in Shimla, HP Rajputs are known for their bravery and courage. Her father was an Indian officer in the Indian army. 

She came to Mumbai and established herself as a superstar. She was immensely popular during the late ’80s and ’90s. She was selected as the promising actress in a leading role many times. She has many successful movies under her belt. She belongs to a sleepy town called Rohru and is an alumnus of the famous St. Bede’s College in Shimla. 

Zinta is mainly known in the Indian media for her straightforward nature and for honestly expressing her forthright opinions in public, be it about her on-screen or off-screen life or raising a voice against social injustice. 

Mohit Chauhan

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Mohit Chauhan is a prominent Indi Pop singer from the local band, Silk Route. He is regarded as one of the best singers of all time; his work on Bollywood music and his gifts to Indian music is just beyond comparison. He is gifted by god. He can play the guitar, saxophone, flute, and harmonica. A singer of sentimental romantic songs, he says if he didn’t become a musician, he probably would have been a farmer. 

He completed his high school and graduation from St. Xavier, Delhi. Although he never obtained any traditional training in music, he picked up singing, playing the guitar, harmonica, and the flute on his own and then came back to Delhi in 1996, forming the group Silk Route, with schoolmate Kem Trivedi as a pianist. He infiltrated Bollywood in 2002 with songs like Pehli Nazar Mein Dari Thi for the movie Road, then on to Khoon Chala for Rang De Basanti and Masakali for the movie Delhi -6. 

He is the real rockstar of the blockbuster movie “Rockstar.” 

Let me tell you a little secret, Mohit Chauhan’s playlist + Himachal vibes = Heaven. 

The Great Khali

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 Dalip Singh Rana, better understood by the ring name The Great Khali, is born in India and worked as a skilled American wrestler, champion, model, and entertainer who is best known for his great work in extremely popular WWE. He is also the first Indian to win the World Heavyweight Championship in WWE history. 

Rana was born to Jwala Ram and his wife Tandi Devi in a prominent Punjabi Hindu household of the Dhiraina town of Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district. 

He has made his hometown and his state well renowned not only in India but also across the globe. 

He is surprisingly the first Indian to win the world heavyweight championship in WWE history. 

Captain Vikram Batra: Sher Shah of the Kargil

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The courageous soldier whose efforts in the battlefield transcended heroism. 

Born on 9 September 1974, in Himachal Pradesh, Vikram Batra spent his childhood in Palampur’s elegant mountain town. 

He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest and most prestigious award for velour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War. 

He is a true hero, and people will always remember him. 

Anupam Kher

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Anupam Kher was born on 7 March 1955 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Silver Linings Playbook, A Wednesday, and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Having a livelihood spanning over three decades, Anupam Kher is an Indian film and cinema actor, director, and producer who is best known for his portrayal of a middle-aged man in the 1984 drama Saransh, for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. The actor has been a part of numerous film initiatives and has appeared in Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi, Marathi, Chinese, and English language movies. The versatile has fiddled comic as well as villainous roles and has managed to wow to the audience with each of his performances. 

Kangna Ranaut 

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Ranaut was bred on 23 March 1987 at Suraj Pur, a small town in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, into a Rajput family. 

Kangana Ranaut is an Indian actress, philanthropist, filmmaker who works in Hindi films. The owner of several awards, including 3 National Film Awards and 4 Filmfare Awards, she has been highlighted six times in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. 

She is a strong feminist who holds numerous records of the ruling box office single handly.she is considered the real queen of Bollywood. 

She is also known for her patriotic nature and raising voice against injustice. She is a strong woman who faithfully represents her society and culture. 

Tenzin Gyatso aka Dalai Lama

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 The Noble Prize conqueror for peace, Tenzin Gyatso, is the 14th (and the current), Dalai Lama. He is the loftiest monk of his community and has known worldwide for his advocacy of Tibetan Buddhism; his spirituality and genuine interest in modern science make him great. 

Ruskin Bond

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Ruskin Bond is an Indian writer of the British plunge. He lives with his family in Landour, Mussoorie, India. The Indian Council for Child Education has comprehended his part in developing children’s literature in India. 

This Padma Shree and Sahitya Academy prize winner writer is a well-known name with kids and grown-ups alike. He has stretched out some incredible characters and stories like Room on the Roof, A Face in the Dark, The Blue Umbrella, and many more of which many have a plot rooted in the Pahari region of Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand. 

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