Family members of Bollywood Divas Who Hail From Military Background


A lot of Bollywood actresses are part of Bollywood. Every actress comes from different backgrounds, and some successful actresses also come from a Military Background. Here are Bollywood Actresses with Military Background.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma is one of the top actresses in Bollywood. She is known for her straight yet funny personality. She always speaks her opinion fearlessly, courtesy her military background.

Anushka’s father, Ajay Kumar, was a major in the Indian Army. She said she had to change schools frequently in childhood and credits her fitness and discipline to her parents. Sharma is working hard and training for the biopic of former Indian cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami.

Disha Patani

Ms. Patani is among the most loved and in-demand actresses of the current generation. A lot of people may not know that the hottie, too, has a military connection. Disha’s sister Khushboo Patani serves as a Lieutenant in the Indian Army.

Disha is known for her roles in films like Baaghi 2 and MS Dhoni biopic. As of now, she is busy promoting Malang with Aditya Roy Kapur and shooting for Radhe opposite Salman Khan.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is famous in both Bollywood and Hollywood. The Desi Girl always stays fit and makes sure to complete her commitments in time. She credits her time management skills to her background.

Priyanka’s father Dr. Ashok Chopra, and mother, Dr. Madhu Akhauri, both have served in the Indian Army. Unfortunately, her father passed away in 2013 while fighting against Cancer.

Priyanka is enjoying her married life. She was last seen in Bollywood film ‘The Sky Is Pink’ and will be next seen in ‘The White Tiger’ opposite Rajkumar Rao.

Sushmita Sen

Evergreen Bollywood diva and Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen come from a Military background too.  Her father, Subir Sen, is a former Indian Air Force Wing Commander. Her family background helped her stay focused and is one of the reasons for her success in whatever she does.

Earlier, she also starred in Main Hoon Na with Shah Rukh Khan, which also had a military connection. Currently, she is not doing films in Bollywood and is waiting for the right script.

Preity Zinta

Dimple Queen Preity’s late father, Durganand Zinta, was an administrator in the Indian armed forces. Unfortunately, she lost her father in the year 1998 in a car accident. Her elder brother Deepanker is currently working as a commissioned officer in the armed forces.

After working in multiple hits in the past, Preity is enjoying her private life and owns the IPL team Kings IX Punjab.

Lara Dutta

Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta’s father, L K Dutta, is a retired Wing Commander. Her elder sister Sabrina also serves the Indian Air Force. Lara is no longer working in Bollywood for many years but has been part of some good movies in the past.

Neha Dhupia

Former Miss India and Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia’s father served in the Indian Navy. She studied in Navy Public School and Army Public School in her childhood. Now she runs and hosts popular show No Filter Neha after working in many films and reality shows.

Amongst male actors, Akshay Kumar hails from a military background.

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