8 Famous Bollywood Actresses Who Come From Military Background

8 Famous Bollywood Actresses Who Come From Military Background

The relation between Bollywood and Armed forces was depicted several times on the silver screen, with movies such as The Ghazi Attack or Aiyaary. You might have observed that some of the actors of Bollywood have a disciplined lifestyle and a bold nature and it is just because of their army background.

Here is a list of some Bollywood’s army kids and we are glad they belong to an army background.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma’s father, Ajay Kumar, was a Major in the Indian Army. This is the reason why Anushka changed schools all the time. She reportedly admits that her strength and fitness comes from her army background. In an interview with a media publication, she said that because of her upbringing, she has a very conservative approach towards life.

Preity Zinta

The dimpled beauty of Bollywood, Preity Zinta, also has an army background. Her late father, Durganand Zinta, was an administrator in the Indian armed forces. Her elder brother Deepanker is currently working as a commissioned officer in the armed forces. She lost her father in the year 1998.

Priyanka Chopra

The Desi Girl of Bollywood has always mentioned about her military background in her interviews. Her father, Dr Ashok Chopra and mother, Dr Madhu Akhauri, both have served in the Indian Army. She travelled a lot in her schooling days, and that is why she is comfortable in adapting new places very easily. She lost her father in the year 2013, who was fighting a battle with Cancer.

Lara Dutta

Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta also has an army connection. Her father L K Dutta is a retired Wing Commander. Her elder sister Sabrina also serves the Indian Air Force.

Sushmita Sen

Bollywood’s army connection also includes Sushmita Sen. Her father, Subir Sen, is a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander. She won the title of ‘Miss Universe’ in 1994 and later debuted in Bollywood with the film, Dastak in 1996. She studied in various air force schools across the country. Her army environment gave her confidence and made her successful today as an actor and also as a proud mother of two daughters.

Neha Dhupia

Neha’s father Pradip Singh Dhupia served in the Indian navy. Neha went to Navy Public School and Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan. Dhe won tbe title of Miss India in 2002.

Gul Panag

Model and actress by profession, she is popular for her army background as she has always credited a part of her success to her army upbringing in several interviews. Her father Lt General HS Panag was in Indian army.

Nimrat Kaur

No wonder how she gave a spectacular performance in ‘The Test Case’ as Capt. Shikha Sharma. Her father was an Indian Army officer and a martyr who was abducted and killed by Kashmiri militants in 1994.


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