6 Bollywood Actresses You Thought To Be Indian But Actually Aren’t

10:30 am 1 Aug, 2018


Bollywood has diverse talents under one umbrella that do the job of entertaining us very well. People from all parts of the world come to the industry for work. While some achieve their fortune and become overnight sensations, there are many whose dreams of achieving success are shattered. Apparently, there are many Bollywood actresses who came from across the world and surprised us with their acting talents, making themselves the face of the industry.

Well, you read that right! Bollywood has a number of actresses who don’t hold Indian passports and thus don’t have the right to vote in the country as well. However, the nationality of these Bollywood actresses hardly matters to their huge fan following since they have become a part and parcel of the industry. They have given some exceptional films to the audiences with their box-office successes.

While India has become a home to them, these B-town queens weren’t born in India. Take a look these Bollywood actresses who have foreign citizenship:


1. Katrina Kaif


The actress who has won millions of hearts with her perfect body and brilliant dancing skills, Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong. Born to a Kashmiri father and British mother, the actress has lived in a number of places and apparently has a British passport. Before moving to India in order to make a career in the film industry, the Zero actress was traveling across Europe.


2. Deepika Padukone


One of the highest paid Bollywood actresses, Deepika Padukone has become the rivaled queen of the industry. The actress has given some of the best films to the industry including Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. Born to the famous badminton star Prakash Padukone and travel agent mother Ujjala in Copenhagen, Denmark. During the time of her birth, her father was undergoing training sessions for his sport. The actress holds a Danish passport so she cannot vote in India.

3. Jacqueline Fernandez



Born in Bahrain, Jacqueline Fernandez is a citizen of Sri Lanka who moved to India after she got a break in the Indian film industry. The actress has also been crowned with the title of Miss Universe Sri Lanka in the year 2006. She even owns a hotel in the largest city of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

4. Sunny Leone


The former adult actress Sunny Leone made her way in the Indian film industry through the TV show Bigg Boss. She went on to become a famous name in the industry with her films like Jism 2 and Ragini MMS 2. Sunny Leone might have an Indian origin but she holds the citizenship of Canada. She has recently presented her life story to the world with her web series named Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone.

5. Nargis Fakhri


The actress who rose to fame with Imtiaz Ali’s film Rockstar, Nargis Fakhri impressed the industry with her beautiful looks. However, the actress is not of Indian origin and holds an American passport. Born to Pakistani parents, Nargis Fakhri is of Pakistani American nationality. Nargis started her career as a model at a very young age and later appeared in the popular reality show America’s Next Top Model in 2004.

6. Alia Bhatt


Daughter of Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan, Alia Bhatt was born in London and holds a British passport. The actress who made the industry go gaga over her with her latest successful film Raazi cannot cast her vote in elections in India because she has British citizenship. She and her mother Soni Razdan are British citizens.

In spite of the fact that these Bollywood actresses are not Indians, we love them no matter what! They keep on inspiring us with their talent and skills!