The days of August 14 and 15 will not be forgotten by the people of two countries: Pakistan and India. Millions of people were forced to flee across borders in search of safety. Yes, India gained independence from British rule, but at the expense of unity.
People crossed over from both sides due to communal tension and violence. Here is a list of famous people who were born in Pakistan but moved to India.
L. K. Advani is a senior leader of the Bhartiya Janata Party who began his political career as a volunteer of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1941 at the age of 14. From 2002 to 2004, he was India’s seventh Deputy Prime Minister, and in 2015, he was awarded the country’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan. Advani was born on November 8, 1927, in Karachi, now in Pakistan.
There are many such actors in Hindi cinema who were not superstars at the time but are still adored by their fans. Sunil Dutt’s name is also among those on the list. He rose to prominence not only in the film industry, but also in politics. Did you know, however, that he was born in Pakistan? Yes, you read that correctly. Sunil Dutt was born on June 6, 1929, in Jhelum, Punjab province, Pakistan. Sunil Dutt died of a heart attack on May 25, 2005, at his home in Bandra, Mumbai.
Late Ram Jethmalani was widely regarded as one of India’s best criminal lawyers. He became a lawyer at the age of 18 and established a name for himself by defending the assassins of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, Harshad Mehta and Ketan Parekh in stock market scams, Manu Sharma in the Jessica Lal murder case, DMK leader Kanimozhi in the 2G scam, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation suit filed by the late
If you’re a Gulzar Saab fan, you’ll know who I’m talking about. Gulzar, professionally known as Sampooran Singh Kalra, is known for his words – lyrics and poems that have captivated generations. Gulzar is one of the writers and poets who have managed to capture the imagination and hearts of people of all ages.
It’s unrivalled how he’s written lyrics and nazms that convey pain, yearnings of the heart, and grief. In 1963, he got his big break as a lyricist with the film Bandini.
However, his family members did not support his passion and love for writing at the time, and they did not understand that writing could help him make a career, but as ‘ziddi’ (a stubborn) as he claims himself to be, today his Bollywood songs, poems, and Nazms remain relevant and loved. Gulzar was born in Dina, Pakistan, on August 18, 1934.
Shekhar Kapur is an Indian film director and producer who is best known for his work on films such as Masoom (1983), Mr India (1987), Bandit Queen (1994), and others. He also appeared in several films, including Jaan Hazir hai and Toote Khilone, but his acting career never took off. In 1998, he received international acclaim for directing the Academy Award-winning period piece Elizabeth. Shekhar Kapur was born in Lahore, Pakistan, on December 6, 1970.
Is there a more accurate way to describe Dilip Kumar? Even mentioning his name in the past tense hurts, but his contribution to Indian cinema will always make him irreplaceable. His contribution to Indian cinema as an actor is undeniable. Did you know that Dilip Kumar was born Mohammed Yusuf Khan? He was born on December 11, 1922, as the fourth of twelve children in Peshawar, Pakistan. Dilip Kumar starred in blockbusters such as Jugnu, Shaheed, Andaz, Jogan, Daag, Aan, Devdas, Naya Daur, and Mughal-e-Azam. He rose to the top of the Indian film industry at the age of 25.
We’ve all heard of Milkha Singh, the Flying Sikh who helped put India on the map in track and field. Milkha Singh, a legendary sprinter and one of the most respected figures in Indian sports history, was born on November 20, 1929, in Govindpura, Pakistan. Milkha, a four-time Asian Games gold medalist, also won gold at the Commonwealth Games in 1958. His best performance, however, came in the 400m final at the 1960 Rome Olympics, where he finished fourth. He also represented India in the Olympics in 1956 and 1964. In 1959, he was awarded the Padma Shri.
Inder Kumar Gujral was an Indian politician and freedom activist who, at the age of 11, actively participated in the freedom struggle and was arrested and severely beaten by the police for organising a movement of young children in the town of Jhelum. Gujral was born on December 4, 1919, in Jhelum, Pakistan, and served as India’s 12th Prime Minister from April 1997 to March 1998.
9.Madan Lal Khurana
Madan Lal Khurana was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party and served as the chief minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996. He was also the governor of Rajasthan in 2004. (BJP). He was a teacher at PGDAV College before entering politics. Former Delhi Chief Minister was born on October 5, 1936, in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Khushwant Singh was a well-known Indian writer of his time. In 1956, he wrote ‘Train to Pakistan,’ which became his best-known novel. His name will go down in Indian literary history as one of the greatest historians and novelists, a forthright political commentator, and a superb observer and social critic. He was born in Hadali, Pakistan, on February 2, 1915.
Fearless, selfless, and revolutionary – these words alone do not capture Bhagat Singh’s greatness, but they do justice to his character. Singh, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters, dominated the Indian freedom movement. The British sentenced Bhagat Singh to death and he died young. His actions inspired the nation’s youth to fight for the country’s freedom. Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907, in Banga, Pakistan.
From 1987 to 1994, Vinod Khanna was a silver screen sensation and one of the highest-paid Hindi actors. He was one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, appearing in over 141 films and known for his best performances in films such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Dabbang franchise, Qurbani, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, and Imitihaan. Vinod Khanna was born on October 6, 1946, to a business family in Peshawar, Pakistan.
13. Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh is an Indian economist, academic, and politician who served two terms as India’s 13th Prime Minister. He is credited with saving the country from a full-fledged economic crisis in 1991 by outlining structural reforms to revitalise the country’s economy. The crisis was successfully averted under his leadership as finance minister, and India was on track to become the world’s fastest-growing economy. Mr. Manmohan Singh. He was born on September 26, 1932, in Gah, West Punjab, Pakistan.
Many veteran actors in Bollywood have ruled the film industry for many years. Some have established themselves as heroes, while others have established themselves as villains. Prem Chopra, a veteran actor who has appeared in over 380 films in his career, is one of them. He made a name for himself not as a hero, but as a villain. Prem Chopra was born in Lahore, Pakistan, on September 23, 1935.