Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who is called the Tragedy King of Bollywood, was born in Peshawar’s Kissa Khawani Bazaar. After partition, his father left his ancestral home and came to Mumbai. The Government of Pakistan has declared his house as a National Heritage. Recently he passed away.
Raj Kapoor, who is called the ‘show man’ of Bollywood, was also born in Peshawar. Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor were neighbors in Peshawar. Raj Kapoor’s ancestral house has also been declared a National Heritage by the Government of Pakistan. According to media reports, his mansion is 100 years old.
Bollywood’s ‘villain’ Sanjay Dutt’s father was a resident of Pakistan. Sunil Dutt’s house was in Khurd area, located 14 km from Jhelum. Sanjay Dutt’s mother Nargis was also a resident of Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
Shahrukh Khan’s father’s name is Mir Taj Mohammad Khan. He was born in Peshawar, Pakistan. After partition, his father moved to Delhi from Peshawar. Even today his relatives live in Shahrukh’s ancestral house.
Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna is also said to have a connection with Pakistan. Although he was born in Amritsar, media reports have suggested a place near his ancestral home, Faisalabad.
Dev Anand was born in Shakargarh Tehsil of Gurdaspur district of Punjab. This tehsil went to the part of Pakistan after partition. His family had bought a house in Lahore. Dev Anand has completed his education from Lahore.