Actors coming from North East never got the space and popularity in Bollywood that celebs usually get. It has also been shown very well in the Netflix film Axon. But when there was talk of making a film on North East’s boxer Mary Kom, then without thinking of any discrimination, this film was made on Mary Kom. The problems faced by the people of North East have also been shown very well in the recently released film Anek.
However, now slowly the trend is changing in Bollywood and North East actors are also getting a place in Bollywood. So let’s know today about Bollywood actors who came from North East.
Talking about negative roles in Bollywood, Danny Denzongpa’s name definitely comes on the tongue. He has won the hearts of people with his loud voice and tremendous acting. Danny Denzongpa has done positive roles along with negative roles. Danny was a famous villain from the 80s to the 90s. He has worked in great films like Paapi, Bandish and The Burning Train. Danny Denzongpa hails from Gangtok, Sikkim. He was also seen in the recent film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Danny has also been awarded the Padma Shri, India’s highest honor. Currently, Danny lives in Sikkim and manages his beer company from there.
Andrea is a model by profession, she started modeling at the age of 15. Andrea has also worked in many ventures like Sabyasachi, K Beauty Boy Katrina. If we are also very active on Andrea’s social media. He has 132K followers on Instagram. Andrea made her Bollywood debut with the recently released film Anek.
Patralekha is from Shillong and at the same time she is the wife of famous actor Rajkumar Rao. Patralekha is also very good as an actress, she has worked in the films Citylights and Love Games, for which she has also been praised a lot. At present, Patralekha has 3 film projects in which she is busy.
Chum comes from Arunachal Pradesh. Her career started with modeling. Chum started his acting career with the film Badhaai Do released this year. The film was based on homosexuality in which Chung played the role of Bhumi Pednekar’s partner. Chum has 105k followers on Instagram.
Adil made his acting debut in Bollywood with the Bengali film Iti Srikanta. Soha Ali Khan was opposite Adil in this film. After this, he made his Bollywood entry with the 2009 film Kaminey. Adil did a cameo role in this film. Adil has appeared in films like Life of Pi and English Vinglish. Adil is a resident of Goalpara, he left his home at the age of 18. Apart from acting, Adil has also worked as a standup comedian.
Dipannita hails from Assam. Dipannita came to limelight in 1998 in the final five of the Miss India contest. She has worked in many big Bollywood films like Ladies Vs Ricky Behl, Pizza. Dipannita has played the lead role in MTV show “Life Nahi Hai Laddu”. Apart from this, Dipannita has also walked the ramp for many popular brands.
Lin is an Indian model, actress and businesswoman who hails from Manipur. Lynn auditioned for the lead role of the film Mary Kom but this role was offered to Priyanka Chopra and in this film, Lynn played the role of Mary Kom’s friend. Lynn made her acting debut with the film Om Shanti Om. After which she also appeared in films like Rangoon and Umaria.
Geetanjali hails from Sikkim. She started her career with modeling. Geetanjali is a National Award Actress. He has been awarded the National Award in 2013 for the best acting in the film Liar’s Dice. She made her Bollywood debut with the film Tina Ki Chhabi. After that he also acted in the films Trapped and Bioscopewala.
Bijou is a resident of Imphal. Bijo is an actor, singer and art director by profession. If you have seen YouTube’s famous series “Aspirants”, then you must have seen Bijou in it. Bijou has also worked in ‘Jamun’, ‘Penalty’, ‘1962: The War in the Hills’.
Mairambum Ronaldo Singh
Born in Manipur, Mairembam not only represents North East India but also the transgender community. Mairembam made her acting debut with the web series Paatal Lok. In this series, she played the role of a Chinese transgender girl, through which she presented the problems faced by transgenders in the society.
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