Not many people are aware but some of Bollywood’s leading ladies come from an army background. Take a look at some of Bollywood’s top actresses who have that special army connection!
Bollywood’s Top actress Priyanka Chopra is the apple of her father’s eyes. The former miss worl was born to Dr Ashok Chopra and Dr Madhu Akhauri who were both physicians in the Indian Army. The Babli Badmass Diva released her music album recently and she often gives her singing talent to her father!
The beautiful Anushka Sharma was a model in Banglore before she ventured into acting. Her father Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma served in the Indian Army. Sharma’s family is originally from Garhwal, Uttarakhand, but the actress studied in army schools in various parts of India during her childhood.
Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta’s father is LK Dutta who is a retired Wing Commander. Not many people know that one of her elder sisters also serves in the Indian Air Force. As a child, Lara to spent most of her time in various army bases. Lara Dutta, who’s a new mum, said in an interview once that coming from an army background taught her resilience and discipline.
Actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen is known for her sparkling wit and gift of gab. This leggy lass and mum-of-two is another famous army girl. Sushmita, who studied in various Air Force schools during her childhood, is the daughter of retired Wing Commander Subeer Sen. We wonder if there is some strange connection between Miss India title holders and girls with Army backgrounds!
Talking about Miss India – there you go! Another former Miss India who hails from an army background. Actress Neha Dhupia is the daughter of retired commander Pradip Singh Dhupia, who served in the Indian Navy. This former Miss India hasn’t lost touch with her roots and attends navy functions through the year.
Intelligent, sharp and beautiful – a deadly combination for yet another beauty queen! Gul Panag got married to pilot Rishi Attari last year in a glittering ceremony. The actress is the daughter of retired Lieutenant General H S Panag, who has served across India and also in Zambia.
Celina Jaitley was also a former Miss India and is now a mum of twins. Although her movies did not work out well, Celina is heavily involved in many social causes. She was born in an army household to Colonel V K Jaitley and Meeta, who was a nurse in the army.
The beautiful Preity Zinta’s father, late Durganand Zinta was a Major in the Indian army. Preity learnt a lot from his father and she gives credit to both her parents for her success. Her brother Deepankar is a comissioned officer in the Indian Army.
Actress Chitrangada Singh also hails from an army family. The talented actress’ father was an officer in the Indian army.