Top Celebrities From Rajasthan
Rajasthan People

Top 10 Celebrities whose Hometown is in Rajasthan

  • Jagjit Singh – King of Gazals 

    • The Gazal King, Late Jagmohan Singh Dhiman (8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011) was the most successful Indian Ghazal Singer, Composer, and Musician born at Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan.
    • You will be amazed if you think that in such a modern era where people like to listen to rock music on the other side they love to hear Jagjit Singh’s melodious and emotional Ghazals.
    • When he shifted to Bombay in the search of his better luck he started doing mehfils and small concerts and he has also started singing jingles for advertisements. The first time when he met Chitra Singh ( Singh’s wife) was his jingles recording, then they both got married and produced numerous melodious ghazals which were enjoyed by a wider audience.
    • Jagjit Singh has also sung many songs for popular Hindi movies which include Arth, Saath Saath, Prem Geet, Tum Bin, Sarfarosh, Dushman, and Tarkeeb. Besides movies, he also has sung devotional songs which were very peaceful to hear. 
    • He was bestowed with Padma Bhushan in 2003 and Rajasthan Ratan in 2012 posthumously. In 2014 a postal stamp was released by the Government of India to honor Late Jagjit Singh.
  • Shri Ghansham Das Birla – Among the founders of the Birla group

    • Shree Ghansham Das Birla was born and brought up at Pilani in Rajasthan and later he becomes one of the founded of several educational institutions, including the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS) in his hometown, Pilani, which is now one of the leading engineering institutions in India.
    • G.D. was the greatest devotee and supporter of Mahatma Gandhi. He was one of the few who could claim personal friendship with Mahatma Gandhi.
    • He was fully involved in politics, business, and religion but he remained as a nationalist businessman by heart who has built a huge industrial empire.
    • He was honored with Padma Vibhushan in 1957.
  • Vishwa Mohan Bhatt – A unique player of Indian Guitar

    • One of the kind guitarists of India, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan who is best known for his pan-cultural collaboration with the western artist. 
    • Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt with his sheer virtuosity and a limitless supply of melodies won the highest music award of the world, THE GRAMMY AWARD in 1994 along with Ry Cooder for their World Music Album, ‘A MEETING BY THE RIVER’ enhancing his celebrity status not only as a star performer but also as an improviser and a soulful composer. He is also honored with two reputable awards of Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Academy
    • He is popularly known for playing Indian slide guitar. Music director AR Rahman thanked the musician for his solos in films like Lagaan, Iruvar, and Mersal.
    • Says Pandit Bhatt, “No musician ever works for awards. Our music is our prayer. But when the classical music community appreciates your work, it makes you happy.
    • Even when the Corona shook the whole world ​Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt ​composes a poem on positivity.
  • Laxmi Narayan Mittal – The sixth richest man in the world

    • Laxmi Mittal was born June 15, 1950, Sadulpur, Rajasthan, an Indian businessman who was CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company.
    • He has also a member of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs since 2008.
    • He was ranked as the sixth richest person in the world in 2011, and 82nd place in March 2015.
    • Honored with Padam Shri and Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
  • Late Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan – The worldwide famous actor

    • Irrfan Khan was a gem of a person who won the hearts of millions through his acting in numerous National and International films. Irrfan Khan was known for his sheer brilliance of dialogue delivery and soul-stirring performances. 
    • He was born as Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan on January 7, 1966, in Jaipur, Rajasthan to a Muslim Pashtun family.
    •  Irrfan Khan was appointed as the brand ambassador for “Resurgent Rajasthan” in September 2015. This was a campaign by the state government of Rajasthan.
    • Irrfan Khan also lent his voice to the show at the war memorial for the Indian army at Vidhan Sabha Road, Jaipur. 
    • He was bestowed with Padam Shree 2011, National Film Award for best actor in 2012, and many more Filmfare awards.
  • Shailesh Lodha – A Famous Comedian, Actor, Anchor, And Writer.

    • Shailesh Lodha is an Indian television actor and writer from Jodhpur, Rajasthan is best known for his role Taarak Mehta in SAB tv popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
    • Shailesh has written four books- the first two were satirical humor, the third was a self-help book co-written with his wife, and his most recent book is Diljale Ka Facebook Status, which is a collection of poems written from a jilted lover.
    • He is a very famous journalist and writes a humor column for a weekly magazine and is well known and respected in the world of literature.
  • Bhakti Sharma – Open Water Swimmer

    • The 29-year-old swimmer from Udaipur in Rajasthan started swimming at a young age of two under the wings of her mother coach Leena Sharma since Leena pushed her into the deep end in a 12-meter swimming pool.
    • India’s open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma has set a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in one-degree temperature at the Antarctic Ocean. Bhakti is now the youngest in the world and the first Asian girl to have achieved this feat.
    • After setting the world record in 2015, Bhakti received accolades from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a recipient of the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award (2012) from president Pranab Mukherjee.
  • Govardhan Asrani – Awarded as the Best comedian

    • Asranie was born on 1 January 194 in a middle-class Sindhi Family in Jaipur.
    • His Bollywood career spanned for five decades as actor and director in both Gujrati and Hindi films. He has acted in over 350 Hindi films. Asrani has played the lead hero, character roles, comedic roles, and supporting roles.
    • He completed his matriculation from St. Xaviers School and did his graduation from Rajasthan College, Jaipur. He simultaneously worked as a voice artist at All India Radio, Jaipur, to pay for his education.
    • He won Filmfare Award for best comedian in 1974 and 1977, also the best actor and best director from Gujarat State Government for Saat Qaidi.
  • Manikya Lal Verma: A member of the Constituent Assembly of India

    • Manikya Lal Verma (4 December 1888 – 14 January 1969) was a member of the Constituent Assembly of India in 1949.
    • He was chief minister of Rajasthan before the full formation of the state. He was elected to Lok Sabha in 1957 from Chittorgarh and in 1952 from Tonk.
    • He was the recipient of Padma Bhushan in 1965. He played a pivotal role in the Bijolia movement, a farmer’s agitation raised between 1919 and 1923 in Bhilwara.
    • He died on 14 January 1969. The Manikya Lal Verma Textile and Engineering College was named after him.
  • Rajeev Khandelwal – An Indian film and television actor, singer, and host.

    • Rajeev Khandelwal is an Indian film and television actor born on 16 October in Jaipur city.
    • Some of his most notable characters have been Dr. Aamir Ali in the 2008 debut film Aamir and ACP Arvind Mathur who battles his inner demons in Shaitan, the Tinnitus affected DJ from Soundtrack.
    • He also played Vivaan Agasthi in the 2013 thriller, Table No. 21 Khandelwal television roles include Sujal Garewal in Kahin To Hoga and Capt.
    • Rajveer Singh Shekhawat in Left Right Left. Khandelwal has also hosted Sach Ka Saamna. In 2011, Khandelwal became the brand ambassador for the National Geographic Channel’s show Supercars.

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