Uttar Pradesh is famous for many things. The state is not only the most populous state in India, but also the most populous country in the world. The land of Uttar Pradesh also has the Taj Mahal – a memorial of love on it.
Do you know that Uttar Pradesh has also produced many talents which are now famous in Bollywood industry.
Here some lesser known industry actors are originally from the state of Uttar Pradesh.
1. Anushka Sharma
She made her acting debut in 2008 with the highly romantic film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite Shah Rukh Khan. Since then she has been a part of films like Band Baaja Baaraat and Jab Tak Hai Jaan, PK, Sanju and Sultan.
With the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, she has strengthened her foot in the industry.
2. Naseeruddin Shah
He is an actor as well as a director in the Hindi film industry. His career is filled with National Film Awards (3), Filmfare Awards (3) and a Venice Film Festival.
Naseeruddin Shah, honored with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, was born in Barabanki, a small town in Uttar Pradesh.
3. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most acclaimed actors. He has been honored with several awards. GQ Men of the Year Award (2012) and Thumbs Up Trophy by cinema critic Robert Ebert are some of them.
He is mostly known for his roles in Gangs of Wasseypur, Raman Raghav 2.0 and Scared Games. His role in the film The Lunchbox brought him international recognition.
4. Rajpal Yadav
He is an alumnus of both the Bharatendu Academy of Dramatic Arts and the National School of Drama. After moving to Mumbai in 1997, he started his career through a television serial on the Doordarshan channel.
He has done many negative roles, but was found to be comedy-friendly. Her roles in films Chup Chup, Garam Masala and then Hera Pheri are most liked.
5. Sushant Singh
Sushant Singh, a crime show on Life OK, has become known in every household through Savdhan India. Satya was his first film in the industry. But it was his part in the film Jungle that gave him recognition.
He has been in period drama films such as The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Ambedkar.
6. Zakir Hussain
He is mostly known for his negative roles in the Hindi film industry. His most liked films are Johnny Gaddar, Singham Returns and Sarkar. While his performance in the Blind and English Medium was highly appreciated.
7. Saurabh Shukla
Saurabh Shukla is also a good actor and director. His best performances are from films like Satya, Yuva, Jolly LLB, Barfi, PK, Kick and Red.
He received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Male in 2014 for his part in Jolly LLB.
8. Disha Patani
Disha Patani made her acting debut in the Telugu film industry with the film Loafer. Biopic m. s. Dhoni: The Untold Story was his first Hindi film.
He has starred in the Chinese action-comedy Kung Fu Yoga with Jackie Chan. Baaghi 2 and Bharat are his other successful films.
9. Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap wanted to become a scientist and he also studied for it. But his interest in film production increased so much that he left for Mumbai with just Rs 5000 in his pocket.
Now he has to fight hard to reach the point where he is. He first started with Prithvi Theater. Although he has received roles in a few films, he is known as a writer and director.
10. Ali Fazal
Ali Fazal is also a model. His career began in the foreign lands of America. Her Bollywood career began with the film 3 Idiots.
Fukrey, Sonali Cable, Khamoshiyaan, Happy Bhag Jayegi and Mirzapur are his popular Hindi films.
11. Virendra Saxena
He also attended the National School of Drama. He plays the role of a common middle class man most of the time. He has also done TV serials.
Some of them are strangers and none other than Jassi Jayasi. His Indian film count is over 80.
12. Pooja Batra
She is Femina Miss India International of the year 1993. Her mother also held beauty contests. He has also had a career as an actor and a model.
She did her MBA in Marketing from Pune and was an athlete as a student. He has films like Virat, Talash, and Nayak in his belt.