Uttar Pradesh is well-known to us for giving us the multitude of IAS officers and politicians. But did you know that it is also regarded as the forte of Hindi language, literature and art? There are multiple Bollywood stars who have emerged from Uttar Pradesh. Known for its rich cultural heritage, Uttar Pradesh has given as so many Bollywood actors and actresses who hold their place gloriously in the Bollywood industry till date.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
The ‘one-man Industry’ has been ruling the B-town since the ’70s, he is one of the greatest Indian Actors in Hindi Cinema as well as the World Cinema with a legendary dominance for over Five decades with consecutive hits and blockbusters.
Film fare awards have their second home at Mr. Bachchan’s place with National Awards and his lifetime achievement Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Mr. Bachchan, the one-man army is the light of hope which will never die, so the meaning of his name is!
Harivansh Rai Bachchan, his father was an Awadhi Hindu and was an elegiac poet who mastered Awadhi, Urdu, and Hindi Language. In the year 2020, he along with the phenomenal Ayushman Khurana gifted us with their movie Gulabo Sitabo released worldwide on Prime video.
2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Internationally recognized Indian actor from Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. He is addressed with the Breakthrough Talent at 2012 GQ Men of the year Awards. He is best acclaimed for his works in movies The Lunchbox, 2013, Manto 2018, Raman Raghav 2.0 which brought him the Fancine Malaga Award in Spain along with Asian Pacific Screen Awards both for the Best Actor.
The only actor in the world with 8 films screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Some facts about Nawazuddin Siddiqui are – that he loved the script of Manto so much that he was willing to do for no money. The actor’s brother is a director Mr. Shamas Nawab Siddiqui . During his struggling days in becoming an actor he used to work as a watchman at a Toy Factory in Noida . His struggles are the biggest inspiration to the youth and the World.
3. Naseeruddin Shah
Born in Barabanki town of Uttarpradesh, a well renowned and celebrated Indian Film, and Stage Actor. His exceptional choice of films delivered in the most beautiful way along his contributions to Indian cinema is beyond versed. He has been honored with Padma Shri And Padma Bhushan awards by the Government of India. His great works are The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in the year 2003, A Wednesday in the year 2008, and Iqbal in the year 2005. He created his theatre where struggling actors gain knowledge from experienced teachers.
4. Rajpal Yadav
The man with the powers and flavors of a skilled comedian in his DNA. A born star of Indian Cinema tracing his journey from Shahjahanpur Uttar Pradesh. One of the blessings to Hindi cinema, being so fortunate to witness such talent performing on screen. Some of his great works are Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh as the known Mithilesh Shukla. Hungama and Malamaal Weekly.
5. Anushka Sharma
One of the most popular and highest paid Indian Actresses.Born Ayodhya in Uttarpradesh the beautiful, elegant, and most versatile actress walks into the Industry. Her debut movie was opposite the romantic superhero of India Mr.Shah Rukh Khan in the film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in the year 2008. Several hit films like PK, Sanju, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and the actress’s rigorous performance has delighted her fans and the people in India. She is a package of beauty with brains, her simply beautiful attitude to her eclectic film choices all are footprints of an expert. She is married to the captain of the Indian National Cricket Team Mr.Virat Kohli.
6. Ali Fazal
Born in Lucknow, Uttarpradesh, a versatile actor and model who got fame from his movie Fukrey & Fukrey Return. He has been a part of movies such as Bobby Jasoos, in the year 2014, Baat Ban Gay in the year 2013, and Sonali cable in the year 2014. He was playing the lead role in the movie Khamoshiyan in the year 2015.
7. Shabana Azmi
The Padma Bhushan holder, one of the finest leading actresses of the parallel cinema known for her versatile film choice. Daughter to poet Kaifi Azmi and elegant stage actress Shaukat Azmi. The actress had appeared in both Hindi and Bengali films for over 120 times and nurtured both mainstream and independent cinema. She is a social and women’s rights activist and is married to eminent screenwriter and poet Javed Akhtar.
8. Archana Puran Singh
The well-known actress popular on Indian Television as well as a film actress is from Dehradun Uttar Pradesh. In 1987, she made her debut in Nari Hira’s TV movie. Then the movie Jalwa opposite Naseeruddin Shah, she was also part of films like Agneepath 1990, Kuch Kuch Hota hai, and many more. She has been a well-known television anchor since 1993 till now is the judge of several comedy shows like Comedy Circus, Kaho Na Yaar Hai, Sony TV India’s The Kapil Sharma Show.
9. Disha Patani
The beautiful, young gorgeous and elegant actress is from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. She is a famous Indian Actress who appeared opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in their hit movie M.S.Dhoni – The Untold Story and also appeared opposite Tiger Shroff in the movie Baaghi.
10. Lara Dutta
The beautiful elegant actress is from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India is the winner of the Miss Universe 2000 pageant, she was also crowned with Miss Intercontinental in the year 1997. She has worked in several superhit Bollywood movies, her debut movie was Andaaz which brought her the Filmfare Award for the Best Female Debut.
Some of her most celebrated works in movies included Masti in the year 2004, No Entry in the year 2005, Bhagam Bhag in the year 2006, Partner opposite Salman Khan in the year 2007, Housefull 2010, Don 2 in the year 2011.