Greenery all around, wide clean roads, shopping hubs for the budget shoppers as well as the super-rich, the wedding market that is India’s prime one, diversities in food, people and culture. What is more that Delhi has given us apart from all these facilities? Well, along with all of the above and a lot more, New Delhi also happens to be the birthplace of many famous Bollywood celebrities.
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So, we thought of sharing with you the list of our favourites because we are certain that you would also like to know a little more about your favourite celebs! Here goes the list.
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#1. Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor, one of the most desirable actors in the industry with a huge female and male fan following was born in Delhi. While his father Pankaj Kapoor moved to Mumbai after separating from his wife, actress Neelima Azim, Shahid continued to stay there with his mother until he was 10 years old.
#2. Ajay Devgn
Vishal Veeru Dvgan, popularly known as Ajay Devgn is also originally a Delhiite. His father was a stuntman while his mother had produced a small film too. Though he was born in New Delhi, he pursued his schooling and college in Mumbai!
#3. Saif Ali Khan
Sajid Ali Khan, aka the chote nawab was also born in New Delhi. He gets his mix of two worlds from his father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi’s royal lineage and mother Sharmila Tagore’s Bengali Tagore ancestry.
#4. Esha Gupta
Also known as the Indian version of Angelina Jolie, this beautiful model/actress from Jannat 2 fame also belongs to Delhi. Not only was she born here, but also completed her schooling from Blue Bells International School.
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#5. Bipasha Basu
The Bengali bombshell is our next Delhi kid on the block. She lived in the Pamposh Enclave, Nehru Place till the age of 8 and went to Apeejay High School after which she moved to Kolkata with her family.
#6. Kriti Sanon
The newest kid on the block and more popularly known as the next star in an SRK film, Kriti was born and brought up in Delhi. She is a pass out from Delhi Public School, RK Puram and did her Bachelor’s degree in technology from the famous Jaypee Institute of Information and Technology, Noida.
#7. Sidharth Malhotra
The chocolate boy of Bollywood and Alia Bhatt’s supposed boyfriend, Sidharth was born in Delhi too. He went to Delhi’s Don Bosco School and later to Naval Public school for his schooling and graduated from Bhagat Singh College.
#8. Shah Rukh Khan
Yes, the Badshah of Bollywood hails from this beautiful city too! He was born in Delhi and grew up in the region of Rajender Nagar. He was a student in St. Columbus School. He was also a student of Hansraj College, Delhi University. He completed his post-graduation from Jamia Millia Islamia College where he also met his ladylove, Gauri.
#9. Konkona Sen
Though she was born in Delhi, she moved to Calcutta for her schooling. It was only when she joined St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University that she moved back here. A truly gifted actress, she too has her roots in this city.
#10. Farida Jalal
A reputed name in television, films and theatre, Farida Jalal was also born in the city of New Delhi. And though she was born here, she did her schooling from Panchgani. She was hardly out of school when she got her first break and then there was no looking back.
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Whether they stayed here after being born, did their schooling or college from here or not, New Delhi is certainly proud to be the birthplace of such eminent film personalities and being Delhiites, we take pride in it too!