Talent is something, which can’t be taught, it can only be recognized and stimulated. Talent knows no religion, region, caste or creed.
One such industry in India is “Bollywood”, which needs no introduction. The world knows what great celebrities Bollywood holds.The talent of Bollywood isn’t stuck to one place. It welcomes the fresh faces and fresh talents from all over the country. And when we are talking about Bollywood talent, it becomes majorly significant to introduce with the talent Kanpur has given to Bollywood.
Kanpur is a major city in Uttar Pradesh, which is a powerhouse of various talents and has proved it by producing quite a good number of celebrities. Let’s have a look at the most famous celebrities of Bollywood and our Indian Television industry produced by Kanpur:
1. Poonam Dhillon
This Kanpur born Bollywood actress is a face everyone is well aware of. She won the title of Miss India in the year 1977, which opened the doors of modelling for her. Famous films of the beautiful actress include Trishul, Kala Patthar, Teri Meherbaniyan, Karma, SoniMahiwal.
2. Raju Srivastava
Who doesn’t know Raju Srivastava? A renowned comedian who has made his own space in the world of comedy. He got his break from a comedy reality show called “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge”, where he won the title of “King of comedy”. Some of the Hindi films in which he has appeared are Maine Pyar Kiya, Main Prem ki Deewani Hoon, Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa etc.
Yet another outstanding talent produced by Kanpur. Abhijeet Bhattacharya is a well- known name in the singing industry. He has sung for several Bollywood actors and also won many awards. Some of his best films in which he has done playback singing are Yes Boss, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na etc.
4. Ankit Tiwari
Terrific Indian playback singer and music director, Ankit Tiwari is someone who has made a different place for himself in Bollywood through his spectacular singing. Some of his exceptionally melodious songs are “Sun RahaHai”, “Teri Galliyan”, “Sawaalon Mein” etc. The talented singer has also bagged prominent awards for his singing.
5. Anupriya Goenka
Anupriya Goenka was born in 1987 in Kanpur. The actress as well as the model has appeared in various T.V commercials for brands like Stayfree, Kotak Mahindra, Coke and Garnier. Big films in which she has done good roles are Padmavat, Tiger ZindaHai, Bobby Jasoos, Paathshala. Besides Hindi films, Anupriya also stars in Telegu cinema.
6. Amit Sial
Amit Sial is a Kanpur born celebrity who has been a part of several stage productions across India. He did a noteworthy work in Dibakar Banerjee’s film, “Love Sex aur Dhokha”. He has also worked in the films like “Raid”, “Phas Gaye Re Obama” and “Peter Gaya Kaam Se”.
7. Ashwni Dhir
Born in Kanpur, Ashwni Dhir is a famous film director and script writer. He is the writer of a famous comedy show “Chala Mussaddi Office Office”. He has directed highly popular films like “Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge” and “One Two Three”, Guest in London” and “Son of Sardaar”.
8. Ankita Shrivastava
Kanpur born Ankita Shrivastava started her career with the movie “Welcome Back”. She has endorsed brands like Pears and Safi and has appeared in numerous T.V. commercials. She has also appeared in the movie called “Sarabjit”.
9. Kritika Senger
The very beautiful TV actress Kritika Senger is a name known to everyone. She has given terrific performances in a historical T.V show called “Rani Laksmibai”, where she played the lead of Rani herself. Another appreciable performance of Kritika was of Aarti in “Punar Vivah”. She has appeared in several other T.V shows like “Kis Desh Me Hai MeraDil”, “Kya Dil Me Hai” etc.
10. Hard Kaur
Hard Kaur is famous British Indian rapper and Indian pop singer. She was born in Kanpur and her real name is Taran Kaur Dillon. She gave her melodious voice in movies like “Ugly Aur Pagli”, “Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani”, “Bachna Ae Haseeno”, “Kismat Konnection” etc.
11. Irfan Razaa Khan
Born in Kanpur in the year of 1979. Irfan had a struggling career before he finally made it to the lead role of villan in the famous Ekta Kapoor’s television series called “Pavitra Rishta”. Left Right Left and Kitni Mohabbat Hai are his other famous shows. The upcoming film of the actor is “The Power of Wardi”.
12. Gaurav Khanna
Gaurav Khanna is yet another amazing actor Kanpur has ever produced. The first show of Gaurav Khanna was “Bhabhi”. After which he appeared in the quite a popular TV series called “Kumkum”, where his role was highly appreciated.Other shows of the actor “Ye Pyar Na Hoga Kam”, “Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka”, “Tere Bin”, “Dil se Diya Vachan”.
13. Deb Mukherjee
He is a Bengali film actor and the father of famous Hindi film director Ayan Mukerjee. His nieces are Kajol and Tanisha. Some of the movies in which he has acted are “Ansoo Ban Gaye Phool”, “Abhinetri”, “Tu Hi Meri Zindagi”, “Haiwan” etc.
14. Nikhil Dwivedi
A Kanpur born actor who was nominated for the award of best male debut for his film “My name is Anthony Gonsalves” in 2008. Being from a middle family background Nikhil had to struggle a lot to enter into films.
Going through the list, we can clearly make out to the fact that talent has no boundaries and how diverse it is. If you know any other Bollywood or television actor/ actress who hails from Kanpur, let us know in the comment section below.