G.K. Mehta was born on 8 July, 1899, in Lahore. He was a director and writer known for films like Daughters of Today, Rashk e Laila, Bhaichara, etc.
004. K.P. Bhave
Raghupat Roy Kapur was born in Lahore. He moved to Bombay in 1937 at the age of 26. That makes 1911 his year of birth. He wanted to be a filmmaker and to pursue his passion he left a prosperous family business behind. He produced his first film Shahenshah Akbar in 1943 and then Zanjeer in 1947. During the next few years, he directed some movies also. His grandchildren are also active in the film industry.
Wahiduddin Ziauddin Ahmed was born in the Indian state of Gujrarat in 1916. He was active as a film-maker in pre-Partition India, being an established personality in the film industry in Bombay and Pune. Apart from his Shalimar Pictures in Pune, he also ran a studio in Madras. He wrote the dialogues for the 1940 movie Kumkum the Dancer. Between 1942 and 1947, he produced and directed Ek Raat, Man Ki Jeet, Prem Sangeet, and Meera Bai. After the Partition of India, Ahmed continued to make movies in Pakistan but was able to make only two films in Pakistan. H died in 2007.
044. Shahida / Neena
Wahiduddin Ziauddin Ahmed’s wife Shahida, who worked in films under the name of Neena. Before partition she worked in many films and had a successful career in Bollywood. After the partition she migrated to Pakistan with her husband.
Karan Dewan was born in Gujranwala on 6 November, 1917. He studied in Lahore, where he became interested in journalism and started editing a film magazine in Urdu, Jagat Lakshmi. He made his debut in a Punjabi movie Puran Bhagat in 1939. Some of his famous movies are Rattan, Lahore, Dahej, Pardes, Bahar, etc. He acted in more than 70 movies. He also sang in some of his movies. He died in Mumbai in 1979. His brother Jaimani Dewan was a producer.
048. Jaimini Dewan Chopra
He was the elder brother of famous actor Karan Dewan. I could not find many details about his life. Except that he was a film producer and produced many movies including Rattan.
Shankardas Kesarilal, known by his pen name Shailendra was born in Rawalpindi on 30 August, 1923. He was a popular lyricist and wrote lyrics for many popular Hindi movies in the 1950s and 1960s.
He spent his early life in Mathura and later on joined Indian Railway. He moved to Bombay in 1947 and during this time started writing poetry. He was noticed by Raj Kapoor and started his association with the film industry by writing songs for Raj Kapoor's films in 1949. He is considered one of the best lyricists in Hindi cinema. He died on 14 December, 1966. His family originally belonged to Ara district in Bihar.
072. Dev Anand
Manorama was born as Erin Isaac Daniel, on August 16, 1926. She started her acting career in Lahore and after the partition shifted to Bombay. known best for her role as the comical tyrant aunt in Seeta Aur Geeta (1972) and film like Ek Phool Do Maali (1969) and Do Kaliyaan(1968). She started her career as a child artiste in 1926 in Lahore, under the name Baby Iris. Thereafter she made her debut as an adult actress in 1941 to her final role in Water in 2005, her career extending over 60 years. In her career, she acted in over 160 films. After playing heroine roles in the early 40s she settled into playing villainous or comic roles. She played comic roles in superhit films such as Half Ticket appearing alongside Kishore Kumar and the legendary Madhubala.
083. Veena Kumari
Om Prakash Ralhan was born in Sialkot on 21 August, 1928, into a prosperous Hindu Arora family. He was a Bollywood producer, director, writer, actor who made several hit movies in 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
He started his career as a producer and produced and directed many successful movies, including Gehra Daag, Talash, Bandhe Haath, Paapi, He helped many famous actors like Shammi Kapoor, Dharmendra and Amitabh in the gaining recognition in the cinema. He also acted in many films, mostly as a comedian. He died in Mumbai on 20 April, 1999.
Pinchoo Kapoor was an Indian actor born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India in 1929. He acted in many Hindi films during the 1970s and 1980s. His film career lasted from 1969 to 1989. He is best remembered for his role in the films Don, Roti, Avtaar and Khud-Daar. Kapoor died aged 60 on 28 April 1989 in Bombay.
She was a famous actress and dancer in the 1940s and 50s in Bollywood. She was born on February 2, 1932, in Jhumra (probably Chak Jhumra), Punjab, Pakistan. She started her film career in 1946 with a Punjabi movie and then moved to Bombay. One of her most famous movies is Boot Polish (1955). She was an excellent dancer. She is the maternal grandmother of famous actor Ranveer Singh. She lives in Mumbai. I took the information from the Youtube channel Tabassum Talkies. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlqL4TtDsHI).
110. Sheila Ramani
He was the younger brother of Prem Nath and Rajendra Nath. I could not find his date of birth. But his family moved out of Peshawar in 1947, so it can be safely assumed that he was born in Peshawar, sometime in his late 30s. He was a successful villain of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Though not as successful as his elder brothers, nevertheless, he found considerable success in the film industry.
132 - Govind Nihalani
141. Kulbhushan Kharbanda
148. Suresh Oberoi
During his long career in films, he worked in many successful movies like Bobby, Satyem Shivam Sunadram, Prem Rog, Betaab, Phool Aur Kante etc.
157. Pahlaj Nahilani
I could not find date or place of birth of Pahlaj Nihalani. But he is the younger brother of Govind Nahilani who was born in Karachi in 1940. He also probably was born in the same decade. Pahlaj is a film producer and produced his first film in 1982. Since then he has produced many successful movies, like Haathkadi, Aandhi – Toofan, Ilzaam, Aag Hi Aag, Paap Ki Duniya, Shola Aur Shabnam, Aankhen, etc.
158. Rita Haksar
Rita Haskar is an actress, known for Pandit Aur Pathan (1977), Suraj Aur Chanda (1973) and Priyatama (1978). She was the daughter of the famous actress Manorama, who was born in 1926 in Lahore. Her father Rajan Haksar was also a famous actor.
I could not find her date of birth. But we can assume that she was born in the 1950s.
Poonam Sinha (Chandiramani) is an Indian actress, fashion model, and politician. She acted in Hindi cinema under the screen name Komal in her early career. She was crowned Miss Young India in 1968. So she was probably born in the early 50s. She belonged to a Sindhi family. She is married to actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha. She worked in lead roles in Hindi movies and has also produced two films. She is the mother of the famous actress Sonakshi Sinha.
Tom Alter was an Indian actor of American descent. His grandparents came to India in 1916 as missionaries and settled in Lahore. His father was born in Sialkot. After the partition, his grandparents stayed in Lahore but parents moved to India. He was born in Mussoorie on 22 June 1950.
become so successful. This pleased everybody and we quickly went on to see the old house."
Farah was a famous actress in Hindi cinema in the 1980s and 90s. She was born in Hyderabad (India) on 9 December 1968. She started her film career in 1985 and in the next decade, she worked in many successful films. Her younger sister Tabu is also a famous actress.
Her father’s name was Jamal Hashmi and at some point, he moved to Pakistan and acted in the movie Gharnata released in 1971. The same year he worked in another Pakistani film Yeh Aman. Later on, he moved back to India and there too worked in a few movies. However, Jamal and his wife Rizwana divorced in her childhood. No other details are available on the net. Now it is not clear whether she ever went to live in Pakistan or not. Famous Pakistan TV actress Nilofer Abbasi is her relative.
Pooja Bedi was born in Mumbai on 11 May 1970. She is the daughter of Kabir Bed who was born in Lahore in 1946. She is an Indian actress, television talk show host, and newspaper columnist. She has also participated in the reality television shows, Bigg Boss and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. Bedi married Farhan Ebrahim Furniturewala, a Muslim Parsi of Gujarati Khoja descent in 1994. They have two children, a daughter Alaya Furniturewala born in 1997, and a son Omar Furniturewala, born in 2000. Bedi and Farhan divorced in 2003. She lives in Mumbai.
Tabu is a famous actress in Hindi cinema and has been active since 1982. She was born in Hyderabad (India) on 4 November 1971. She started her career as a child artist and during her long career has worked in many memorable films. Her elder sister Farah is also a famous actress.Her father’s name was Jamal Hashmi and at some point, he moved to Pakistan and acted in the movie Gharnata released in 1971. The same year he worked in another Pakistani film Yeh Aman. Later on, he moved back to India and there too worked in a few movies. However, Jamal and his wife Rizwana divorced in her childhood. No other details are available on the net. Now it is not clear whether she ever went to live in Pakistan or not. Famous Pakistan TV actress Nilofer Abbasi is her relative.
Rohan Sippy was born in 1971, is an Indian film director and producer. He is the son of famous director Ramesh Sippy who was born in Karachi, in 1947. Some of his films are Kuch Na Kaho, Bluffmaster, Nautanki Saala, Chandni Chowk To China, Sonali Cable, etc.
189. Arman Kohli
Sonu Sood was born on July 30, 1973, in Nagupur, India. He is a famous actor and appeared in many notable films. Dabangg, Yuva, Jodha Akbar, Shoot Out At Wadala, etc. Besides Hindi, he has worked in many Telegu and Tamil films as well.
I have not been able to establish his connection with Pakistan. But a reader of this blog Mr Aqeel Iqbal, informed me that in an interview Sonu mentioned that his grandfather was from Lahore. I shall appreciate it if someone can give me more information.
194. Hrithik Roshan
195. Siddharth Roy Kapur
Siddharth Roy Kapur was born on 2 August 1974 in Mumbai to a Punjabi Hindu father, Kumud Roy Kapur in Mumbai. His grandfather Raghupat Roy Kapur belonged to Lahore, where he was born in 1911. He is an Indian film producer, founder and managing director of Roy Kapur Films, and the President of the Producers Guild of India. He is married to the famous actress Vidya Balan.
202. Puru Rajkumar
Puru Rajkumar (born in the 70s) is the son of the famous actor Raj Kumar who was born on 8 October 1926, in Loralai, Balochistan. He made his film debut with the 1996 film Bal Bramhachari which was released only a few months after the death of his father. The film failed to do well at the box office. Since then he has appeared in many films without much success. Some of his films are Hamaara Dil Aap Ke Paas Hai, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Arjun Devaa, Umrao Jaan, etc.
Kunaal Roy Kapur was born on 13 February 1979 in Mumbai to a Punjabi Hindu father, Kumud Roy Kapur in Mumbai. His grandfather Raghupat Roy Kapur belonged to Lahore, where he was born in 1911. He is an Indian actor and director who works in films and television. He started his acting career in 2001 from a TV series. Later on, he worked in many films and TV series and also worked as a director.
Adam Bedi is a film actor, born in 1981, USA. He is the son of the veteran actor Kabir Bedi, who was born in Lahore in 1946. His father, Kabir Bedi got married twice, Protima Bedi from he has a daughter named Pooja Bedi and later, married to Melissa Anne Murphy from he has a son named, Adam Bedi. Adam Bedi is known for his exceptional acting prowess for which his fans sing the praise for him. He is mainly known for the movie “Lifeline” which was released in the year 2017. He has mostly appeared in the Hollywood movies for which he got acclaimed. In 2003, he worked in the Vivek Agnihotri’s directorial “True Story”, later, the name was changed into “Budda In Traffic Jam”. He also worked in some Bollywood movies as well.
Ranveer Singh is one of the most famous actors in Bollywood these days and needs no introduction. He was born on July 6, 1985, in Bombay. His maternal grandmother, Chand Burke was a famous actress in the 1940s and 1950s and was born in Chak Jhumra, Punjab, Pakistan. He is married to actress Deepika Padukone.
Aditya Roy Kapur was born on 16 November 1985, to a Punjabi Hindu father, Kumud Roy Kapur in Mumbai. His grandfather Raghupat Roy Kapur belonged to Lahore, where he was born in 1911. He is an actor in Hindi movies. He made his Bollywood debut with the 2009 film London Dreams but rose to fame with the 2013 film Aashiqui 2. He initially worked as a VJ and became famous in that field. He is still pursuing his successful career in Hindi movies.
Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of famous actor Shatrughan Sinha was born in Patna on 2 June 1987. She is a successful film actress in Hindi cinema and has been acting since 2010. She is the daughter of actress Poona Sinha, who belonged to a Sindhi family.
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