Bihar is no short of talent and has contributed some talented actors, singers and filmmakers to our Hindi film industry. Here is the list of some of the prominent Biharis in Bollywood.
1- Imtiaz Ali
Born on June 16, 1971, the maverick director of Bollywood hailed from Darbhanga, Bihar. He spent his early years in the capital city of Bihar and currently living in Mumbai. Some of his notable works are Rockstar, Cocktail, Highway, Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal and many more.
2- Shekhar Suman
Actor and television anchor Shekhar Suman states he is a hundred percent Bihari. The actor was born on December 7, 1962, in Patna and did his schooling in the city before shifting to Delhi for his graduation. He started his acting career in 1984.
3- Sanjay Mishra
Talented actor Sanjay Mishra has impressed us with his performances in films like ‘Aankhon Dekhi’, ‘Bhoothnath Returns’, ‘Total Dhamaal’ and others. The actor was born on October 6, 1962, in Saharsa, Bihar.
4- Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput was born on January 21, 1986, in Patna, Bihar. He although finished his schooling in Delhi and joined Delhi College Of Engineering but left it midway to pursue a career in acting. Recently, the actor committed suicide at his apartment in Bandra.
5- Akhilendra Mishra
Actor Akhilendra Mishra was born on March 28, 1962, in Siwan, Bihar. He has played character roles in many Bollywood films and TV serials. He is best known for his role as ‘Kroor Singh’ in TV show Chandrakanta.
6- Pankaj Tripathi
One of the finest artists in the industry, Pankaj Tripathi was born in Belsand in Sitamarhi district, Bihar. Famous as Sultan Qureshi of Gangs of Wasseypur, he has proved his acting mettle in movies like Fukrey, Masaan, Nil Battey Sannata, Newton and many more.
7- Manoj Tiwari
The current BJP politician also hails from Bihar. He was born on January 1, 1971, in Atarwalia and is also known for his stint in controversial reality show Bigg Boss 4. His song Rinkiya Ke Papa became a sensation all over India when it was released in 2011.
8- Abhimanyu Singh
Born in Sonpur, Bihar, Abhimanyu Singh has made a name for himself in Bollywood as well as Telugu cinema. The actor made his debut in movie Aks which was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
9- Luv Sinha
Son of actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha, actor Luv Sinha was born on June 5, 1983, in Patna, Bihar. He started his Bollywood journey in the year 2010.
10- Shatrughan Sinha
One of the most prominent faces from Bihar is actor and MP, Shatrughan Sinha. The actor was born and brought up in Bihar and was educated at Patna Science College. Some of his notable works are Dostana (1980), Kalicharan (1976), Naseeb (1981) and many more.
11- Prakash Jha
National Award winning director Prakash Jha was born on February 27, 1952, in West Champaran, Bihar. He is best known for his political and socio-political films like Damul (1984), Mrityudand (1997), Gangaajal (2003) and Apaharan (2005).
12- Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee who recently hogged the limelight for The Family Man, is also a Bihari. He was born on April 23, 1969, in Narkatiaganj, Bihar. Along with Sanjay Mishra, he also graduated from the renowned National School of Drama.
13- Neeraj Pandey
The director who helmed Sushant Singh Rajput’s MS Dhoni: An Untold Story also hailed from Bihar. He was born on December 17, 1973, in Bihar and later moved to Delhi to complete his education. Some of his notable works are A Wednesday (Director), Taryanche Bait (Producer), Special 26 and many more.