Known as the political head of India, Delhi is mostly famous for its VIP personas, prehistoric monuments, rapid metros, busy lifestyle and a cultural hub of the Indian Culture. Apart from fabricating some of the most brilliant politicians, doctors, engineers, officers and leaders to India, Delhi has also been a home to some of the most talented actors of Bollywood. I know that Shahrukh Khan would have been the first name when you rummaged your mind for the list of Delhi based actors. Worry not guys! Because just for you, I have a list here the most famous actors you didn’t know were born in Delhi.
7. Koel Purie
Koel Purie Rinchet or Koel Purie is popular Indian film actress, who was born on born 25 November 1978 and is the daughter of media tycoon Aroon Purie. Koel made her onscreen debut alongside the talented actor Rahul Bose in the movie Everybody Says I’m Fine! in 2001. The actress got an outstanding appreciation from critics for her brilliant debut. She has attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to excel her art of acting. The talented actress became the host for a popular talk show on Headlines Today called “On The Couch With Koel”. Films like Road to Ladakh, Mixed Doubles, The Great Indian Butterfly and 10ml Love are some of her best acting works till date.
6. Gautam Rode
Born on August 14, 1977, Gautam Rode initiated her acting career from Bollywood in the movie Annarth alongside Sunil Shetty and Preeti Jhangiani. Although, Gautam was not appreciated by the Indian cinema audience for her debut work, the actor quickly changed his stream to television and made memorable roles in several TV shows. The actor also hosted two seasons dance reality Show Nach Baliye and currently is working as the lead actor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s show Saraswatichandra on Star Plus. Some other serials where Gautam played important characters were Teri Meri Love Stories, Mera Naam Karegi Roshan, Maan Rahe Tera Pitaah and Crime & Bollywood.
5. Anchal Sabharwal
Born 29 August 1986, Anchal Sabharwal is an Indian film actress and model, who made her onscreen debut through TV commercials and slowly made a breakthrough in several Hindi television series. Appreciated for her on Indian television, Anchal was casted for several regional movies and made her Bollywood debut with Rupali Guha’s Aamras. Her regional movies include names like Masth, Puthumukhangal, Kempe Gowda, The Train and Kodipunju. As far as her television career, Anchalsowed her acting skills in serials like Aek Chabhi Hai Padoss Mein, Bhaskar Bharti, Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo and Saas Bina Sasural.
4. Karan Wahi
The most admired bachelor among young Indian girls, Karan Wahi is surely the future of Indian television. Karan was born on 9th June 1986 and is best known for his debut role in the popular teenage show “Remix.” After a great appreciation from the Indian TV audience, Karan joined the television show Dill Mill Gayye and soon made it to the finals of a dance reality show called Mr. & Ms. TV alongside Purbi Joshi. Impressed with his versatile dancing talent, Karan participated in another dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 as a wild card entry and even hosted two seasons of Nach Baliye alongside Gautam Rode.
3. Shakti Anand
Born in 1975, Shakti was brought up in a Punjabi family and worked as a medical examiner with GE Capital in Delhi after completing his Masters in pharmaceutical engineering. In the year 2000, Shakti was offered for a role on the popular TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Due to his brilliant acting skills, the actor got lead roles in serials like Saara Aakash, Sambhav Asambhav and Ek Ladki Anjaani Si. Before marrying to Sai Deodhar, his co-star in the serial Saara Akaash, Shakti had become a popular face of Indian television with the crime reality show, Crime Patrol.
2. Roshni Chopra
One of the most glamorous faces of Indian television, Roshini Chopra is currently hosting a popular sports talk show “Hero” for the Star Sports Network. Roshini was born on November 2, 1980 in Delhi and started of her acting career as television presenter after winning the NDTV Imagine’s reality show, Dil Jeetegi Desi Girl. Roshini then ruled the small screens as a host on post-match cricket show called Fourth Umpire and then from India’s Got Talent to a comedy show called Comedy Circus Teen Ka Tadka on Sony TV. Apart from her TV shows, Roshini did a small number of Bollywood movies like Let’s Enjoy, Bhram: An Illusion and Phhir.
1. Smriti Irani
Undoubtedly, the favorite actress of Indian Television, Smriti Irani is still idolized as the perfect Indian Bahu after her remarkable small screen debut with the serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Smriti was born on 23 March 1976 in a Punjabi – Assamese family in Delhi. The actress has been awarded with five consecutive Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress, which is still a record for Indian Tele Awards. Fascinated by her popularity among Indian fans, BJP welcomed Smriti as the prime candidate from Delhi for Lok Sabha elections in 2004. Apart from her current political career, Smriti also does theatre for different languages and runs an organization People for Change, which aims to provide clean drinking water to rural parts India.