9 Famous Indian Celebrities Known For Their Iconic Hairstyles

12:45 pm 7 Sep, 2013

Indians are passionate about their hair. How often in India have you seen an old woman decorating her hair tied in tiny bun, decorated with flowers or a man trying to pull the hair from his ears over his bald plate in desperate attempt to cover it? Indian’s just can’t let go of their hairs or hairstyles even when the hairs want them to! Many Indians love to stick to a single hairstyle throughout their lives. It is not just a fashion statement, but a part of their personality. You wouldn’t identify many of our famous celebrities without their signature hairstyles. Here is the list of 10 famous Indian celebrities who were known for their iconic hairstyles.

9. Dimple Kapadia (Crowning Glory):

From her days of Bobby, Dimple Kapadia with her earphone hairstyle became the icon of youth fashion. With her comeback, she brought in a new hairstyle; a free flowing voluminous auburn hair which fell over her shoulders. Her ad for the crowning glory in 90s is fondly remembered even to this day.

Dimple Kapadia

8. Satya Sai Baba (Mysterious Natural Crown):

No other Indian seems to have the kind of hair sported by holy man Satya Sai Baba. You can say he had a magical aura of hair covering his scalp with rounded, thick, curled hairdo. Vaguely resembling the 1950’s American Africans, his unique hairstyle became iconic like his red flowing silk robe.

Satya Sai Baba

8. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Silver Strands):

Better known for scientific achievements and being one of the most beloved president of India, we cannot sideline his iconic hairstyle which may have inspired Salman Khan for the Tere Naam look, which again became iconic hairstyle with youth. His passion for his silver locks was known among his colleagues.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

7. Mahatma Gandhi (Simple Fashion Statements):

‘Why the man with a bald head?’ you may ask. While many cover their balding head with turbans, caps or wigs, Gandhi with his balding scalp made a fashion statement of his own.  From his inspiring stories of cutting his own hair, and down to earth appearance, we can say his bald head, along with his round glasses and walking stick is an iconic fashion statement among Indians.

Mahatma Gandhi

5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Changing Hairdos):

We cannot talk about famous Indians and leave cricketers behind. Can we? Who else to chose from other than our very own Mahendra Singh Dhoni who changes his hairstyle, increasing the income of barbers,who immediately have swarms of men barging in their shops asking for the similar hairdo. Starting with the wayward locks, Dhoni has sported variety of hairstyles including the short crop and bald look.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

4. Amitabh Bachchan (Angry Young Man Look):

From the time he made his debut, there has been a little change in the hairstyle of Superstar Amitabh Bachchan other than the color which is graying now. The long, parted in the middle hairstyle along with thick sideburns took the fancy of youth with his hit movies like Deewar, Nastik and Mukkadar Ka Sikander. His iconic hairstyle was a nightmare of parents and teachers, as young boys would give up their lives defending that hairstyle they were crazy about.

Amitabh Bachchan

3. Dev Anand (Puffed Hairstyle):

Inspired by Gregory Peck, Dev Anand made a great fashion statement in the bollywood with his own set of scarves, jackets, mufflers, and off course the unique hairstyle, which became craze among the youth. He is considered the first fashion icon of bollywood and also trendsetter none can match even to this day. His looks had girls swooning over him, so much that they wrote letters to him in their own blood.

Dev Anand

2. Sadhana (The Introduction of Sadhana Cut):

Sadhana is known to have introduced the famous fringe hairstyle to Indian women, which is even to this day known as Sadhana cut. There are very few people in the world who may have lent their names to a hairstyle like the beautiful glamorous actress did.


1. Indira Gandhi (The Black and White Hairdo):

Known for indomitable spirit, Indira Gandhi sported one of the most distinct hairdo’s which had a streak of white flowing through the dark mane. Her black and white hairstyle became her political trademark. It is said that selective graying was done to her hair by a famous Parisian hairstylist. Since then many women have sported her signature hairdo, even adopting the streak with it.

Indira Gandhi

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