11 Prominent Biharis in Bollywood

Bihar has contributed some talented actors, singers and filmmakers to our Hindi film industry. Here are the prominent Biharis in Bollywood.

1. Versatile actor Manoj Bajpayee was born in a village in Bihar on border of Bhadrak called Belwa near town Narkatiyaganj in Bettiah West Champaran, Bihar. He completed his basic education from K R High school Bettiah and did his graduation in Delhi from Ramjas College.


2. Bollywood’s new poster boy, Sushant Singh Rajput was born and raised in Patna. He although finished his schooling in Delhi and joined Delhi College Of Engineering but left it mid way to pursue a career in acting.


3. One of the most prominent faces from Bihar is actor and MP Shatrughan Sinha. The actor was born and brought up in Bihar and was educated in Patna Science College.


4. National Award winning director Prakash Jha was raised in West Champaran, Bihar. He did his schooling from Sainik School Tilaya, Koderma district and Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Bokaro Steel City.


5. ‘Youngistaan’ actress Neha Sharma was born and brought up in Bhagalpur. After finishing her schooling from Mount Carmel school, she did her graduation from NIFT, Delhi.


6. Shilpa Shukla, the actress who has won accolades for her performance in films like ‘Chak De! India’ and ‘BA Pass’ belongs to a Bihari Bhumihar family bit was born and brought up in Delhi. Not many know that the actress runs a girls school in native.


7. Actor and television anchor Shekhar Suman states he is an hundred percent Bihari. The actor was born in Patna and did his schooling in the city before shifting to Delhi for his graduation.


8. Model and actress Neetu Chandra hails from Patna. Her mother tongue is Bhojpuri. She was educated at the Notre Dame Academy, Patna.


9.Popular singer of the 90s, Udit Narayan was born in Bhardaha a border area between Bihar and Nepal. The actor’s nationality has been disputed earlier but the he has stated that he is a Bihari by birth.


10. Talented actor Sanjay Mishra has impressed us with his performances in films like ‘Aankhon Dekhi’, ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ and others. The actor was born and raised in Patna, Bihar.

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