Well, all of us go gaga over these top Bollywood beauties namely Katrina Kaif, Sunny Leone, Nargis Fakhri etc. But how many of us even know that these gorgeous women are not citizens of India. For the matter of fact, their nationality does not really matter because they have all the charm and talent to mesmerize the audiences with their Desi style and also the counterparts. Agree?
Let’s have a look at a few of these most popular foreign Bollywood bueaties.
The Smitha Patil Memorial Award winner Katrina Kaif, was actually born in Britain and her real name is Katrina Turquotte. Katrina’s dad is a British businessman of Kashmiri decent. But he never had much influence on Kat as her parents divorced when she was young.
Though Katrina’s career in Bollywood started with a disastrous debut in the Big B starrer Boom, she made it to the list of the most popular heroines in India. Katrina is now a part of a few of the highest grossing movies at the box office in Bollywood.
Kat last starred in Baar Baar Dekho opposite handsome hunk Sidharth Malhotra and will next be seen alongside Ranbir Kapoor in Jagga Jasoos.
Bollywood bombshell Sunny Leone born Karenjit Kaur Vohra, has Sikh Punjabi parents but she was born and brought up in the Canada. Sunny initially joined the adult film industry at a very young age and has received immense fame leading to a very crucial role in the film The Virginity Hit which was produced by Will Ferrell.
Sunny’s thrust for Bollywood was through television. She began it with the red carpet reporting for Video Music Awards followed by contesting in Bigg Boss 5. Sunny Leone’s movie career in Bollywood began with Jism 2 in the year 2012, and the rest is history.
Sunny Leone was last seen in the item number “Laila Main Laila” from Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and is currently hosting MTV’s “Splitsvilla.”
There is nobody who would not know Amy Jackson, having acted in not only Bollywood but also in South Indian Films. Amy leaves no way to conquer the hearts of the Indian movie lovers. Being a British model, Amy was first spotted by A.L. Vijay, a Tamil film director who featured her in his film Madrasapattinam opposite Arya. The movie was critically acclaimed and also a commercial success.
Amy’s entry into Bollywood was Ekk Deewana Tha , directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon. Amy is now one of the most popular stars in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu film industries. She is currently a part of the India’s most awaited film 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.
The most bubbly and cute Jacqueline is Bahrain-born and won the Miss Universe title in Sri Lankan, is undoubtedly one of the busiest actresses in Bollywood. She has at least three film releases in a year.
Jacqueline started as a model has also studied theater under Barry John. She made her Bollywood debut in 2009 with the fantasy flick Aladin and went on to act in many blockbusters.
Jacqueline was last seen in A Flying Jatt opposite Tiger Shroff and will make her Hollywood debut with According to Matthew.
Nargis Fakhri, the popular American model was born to a Pakistani father and a Czech mother in New York and was a participant in “America’s Next Top Model.” Nargis was featured as a Kingfisher Calendar girl, because of which she got the opportunity to act with Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar directed by Imtiaz Ali.
Nargis was last seen in Banjo opposite Riteish Deshmukh and will next be seen in 5 Weddings pairing with Rajkummar Rao.
It is a very old connection that Elli Avram has got with Bollywood. The Swedish-Greek girl was a member of the popular Paradesi Dance Group who used to perform for top Hindi songs all over Scandinavia. She had a decent fan base in Sweden for acting in a crime drama flick Förbjuden Frukt. It was in India that Elli Avram became a huge star.
Though Elli’s debut in Bollywood was with Mickey Virus, alongside Manish Paul in 2013, she became popular for being the contestant of the famous reality show Bigg Boss. Elli was last seen in Jolly LLB 2 opposite the National Award winner Akshay Kumar.
Lauren Gottlieb was basically an American dancer who made her mark in the US even before she debuted in Remo D’Souza ‘s Any Body Can Dance (ABCD,) in the year 2013. Lauren participated in the popular reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Season 6 and ended up being a runner up with the choreo-partner Punit Pathak which made her one of the most loved dancers and also an actor in India simultaneously.
Lauren acted in films like Welcome to Karachi, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and ABCD 2. She was last seen in Ambarsariya.
Claudia Ciesla is a Polish-German model and actress who was the brand ambassador of the Lovely Professional University, which has honored her with the title of “New promising foreign face in India.” Claudia made her debut in Hollywood with the film Karma (2008,) which was a psychological thriller.
Bigg Boss usually happens to be a very good platform to showcase one’s talent, Claudia had seen the limelight with Bigg Boss 3. She was also a part of “Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout,” in which she was the first runner up.
Claudia has acted in the Punjabi film Yaar Pardesi and has been a part of many item songs in Bollywood films.
Giselli Moneiro is a Brazilian model who began her career at the age of 17. Her looks attracted Imitiaz Ali, which made him cast her in his Love Aaj Kal co-starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Rishi Kapoor. She played a role of a Punjabi girl which was one of the main roles in the film.
Giselli was also seen in Always Kabhi Kabhi. Ironically, she stopped acting since then and is currently pursuing her architecture degree, as she seems to have lost interest for films.
Barbara Mori, the Mexican-Uruguayan actress began her career as a model at the age of 14. It was Hrithik Roshan’s Kites that made Barbara a popular face to Indians. She played the role of a Mexican woman who happens to fall in love with Hrithik. However, this Mexican actress has not acted in any other Bollywood film since then.
She has appeared in Namrata Singh Gujral’s documentary, where she spoke about her experiences as a cancer survivor.
Antonia Bernath is an English actor and singer who made her Bollywood debut with Kisna: The Warrior Poet in which she played Catherine who grew up in India during the freedom struggle.
Despite getting a great appreciation for the film Antonia has stopped acting in Indian films since then. She has acted in many British productions though and was last seen in “Dowbton Abbey” last season.
Erika Kaar is a Polish actress, who is known for her role in the famous BBC series “The Passing Bells.” However, for the Bollywood moviegoers, she will remain to be Olga of Shivaay. Bollywood still talks about the chemistry between Erika and Ajay Devgan.
Rachel Shelley is an English actress and model who was a part of the Oscar – nominated film Lagaan which also starred Aamir Khan. Rachel played the role Elizabeth, sister of a British commanding officer.
Since Lagaan, Rachel has not acted in any Bollywood films but has had a successful career internationally. She played the role of Rumpelstiltskin’s wife in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.”
Bollywood Loses One More Star As Sushanth Singh Rajput Commits Suicide
As Bollywood was coming to grips with the tragic loss of two of its finest actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, tragedy struck once again as news broke out about the death of Sushanth Singh Rajput. The news left everyone shell shocked as news reports about police finding his body at his Bandra residence in Mumbai. Sushanth Singh Rajput committed suicide according to the police and further reports are awaited following the post mortem autopsy.
Sushanth Singh Rajput was a brilliant method actor who performed in some memorable movies like Kai Po Che!, Shuddh Desi Romance, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and his last film Chhichhore. Sushanth was working on his next project Dil Behcare, which is a remake of the Hollywood movie and the best selling novel, The Fault In Our Stars. As news about Sushanths demise came out, shocked celebrities reacted with disbelief and offered their condolences.
Sushanth Singh Rajput is believed to have taken the extreme step due his battle with depression. Incidentally, in the last movie he was seen in Chhichhore, he gives the message that suicide is not an option for anything and that there is so much in life to look forward.
We at Mango Bollywood extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sushanth Singh Rajput as they cope with the loss.
Rishi Kapoor- A Remembrance Of Bollywood’s Heartthrob And Legend
Rishi Kapoor is known as one of the legends of Bollywood who was responsible for making Bollywood what it is today. As the entire nation is coming to grips with the sudden demise of Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor’s untimely demise is a heavy blow to the movie industry as well as the nation. Fans and celebrities are still in shock from the news of Rishi Kapoor’s demise and it will surely take a while for the news to sink in. Rishi Kapoor passed away in a hospital in Mumbai after losing a long battle with cancer.
Rishi Kapoor hails from a clan who made its mark in Bollywood beginning with his father Raj Kapoor, who is revered as one of India’s most greatest and influential actors and filmmakers. Rishi Kapoor is the second generation Kapoor to make his mark in the movie industry. Rishi won a National Award for his debut role as a child artist in Mera Naam Joker (1970,) a movie which starred his father Raj Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor was known as a heartthrob for playing romantic roles on the silver screen and has racked up some impressive hits as the lead actor like Rafoo Chakkar (1975,) Laila Majnu (1976,) Sargam (1979,) Karz (1980,) Prem Rog (1982,) Nagina (1986,) Chandni (1989,) Heena (1991) and Honeymoon (1992.)
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Rishi Kapoor moved on to playing supporting roles in the latter part of his career and gave us many notable performances. Hum Tum (2004,) Fanaa (2006,) Namastey London (2007) and Love Aaj Kal (2009) are some of the famous films in which Rishi Kapoor’s performances are still cherished to date.
Rishi Kapoor left a proud legacy and his son Ranbir Kapoor will continue to carry the torch through his films. India and Bollywood will miss its charming heartthrob Rishi Kapoor, but there is no doubt his family, friends and fans will continue to remember him through his films.
Irrfan Khan- An Ode To The Gentleman Actor
Irrfan Khan is one of Bollywood’s finest actors whose career spanned almost three decades. Irrfan Khan brought multiple accolades to India and Indian cinema throughout his career by acting in Indian, British and Hollywood movies. The Angrezi Medium actor, sadly passed away in Mumbai owing to a sudden colon infection. Khan recently battled with a neuroendocrine tumour and has announced his success against beating the cancer.
Irrfan Khan is known for his offbeat and slice of life movies which make the viewers deeply reflect on life and philosophy. Having made his debut with the Academy Award nominated movie Salaam Bombay! (1988,) Irrfan rose to prominence with his wide variety of roles he essayed throughout his career. However, Irrfan Khan’s talent gained recognition with his portrayal of Paan Singh Tomar (2011) in the biopic movie of the same name. Khan won the National Film Award for the best actor for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar.
Over the course of his career Irrfan Khan appeared in several Hollywood films like The Warrior (2001,) The Namesake (2006,) The Darjeeling Limited (2007,) the Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008,) New York, I Love You (2009,) The Amazing Spider-Man (2012,) Life of Pi (2012,) Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016.)
Some of Irrfan Khan’s best works came late into his career and they include movies like The Lunchbox (2013,) nominated for a BAFTA Award Haider (2014,) Gunday (2014,) Piku (2015) and Talvar (2015) and the critically acclaimed Hindi Medium (2017) which went on to become one of the biggest grossing movies of Bollywood before Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with cancer in 2018.
Irrfan Khan’s last movie was the recently released Angrezi Medium which hit the theaters earlier this year. With the untimely and unfortunate demise of one of India’s finest actors, Irrfan Khan will leave a huge void in Indian cinema but there is no doubt that Irrfan Khan immortalized himself on the silver screens. Indian Cinema will miss the maverick actor of modern Bollywood classics.
Nishabdham Trailer – Madhavan Starrer Promises An Intense Thriller
Nishabdham is an upcoming multilingual movie which stars Anushka Shetty and Madhavan in the lead roles. Directed by Hemant Madhukar, this film is jointly produced by T.G. Vishwa Prasad, Vivek Kuchibhotla and Kona Venkat.
The trailer begins with an intense and ominous shot in the basement of a house in the U.S., showing a dead body and a terrified Sakshi (Anushka Shetty) turning towards the camera. The next shot shows a news anchor outside the house which is being referred to as a haunted house. A visibly injured Sakshi is seen in a hospital bed trying to convince Maha (Anjali,) a cop that it was a ghost who committed the murder. Maha believes it is Sakshi’s best friend Sonali (Shalini Pandey) who committed the crimes but it turns out she is already deceased and cremated. The plot of the movie can be deduced from the rest of the trailer. Nishadham will be a movie where Sakshi and Maha race against time to connect the dots and uncover the killer.
Watch the trailer here:
Madhavan will be seen in an upcoming bilingual movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect in which he will star alongside Simran Bagga. The movie is based on the life of Nambi Narayan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation who was accused of espionage.
Nishabdham stars Anushka as a mute artist and Madhavan as a musician in the lead roles while Hollywood’s Michael Madsen, Anjali, Subbaraju, Shalini Pandey and Srinivas Avasarala will appear in supporting roles. Nishabdham is slated for a release worldwide, on April 2nd, 2020.
Hrithik Roshan Credits Ranveer Singh For Fashion Inspiration, Ranveer Responds
Hrithik Roshan delivered one of biggest hits of 2019 with War, a movie jam packed with action, fights and beautiful visuals. Following the movie, Hrithik Roshan seems to have taken some time off to vacation with friends.
Hrithik Roshan posted a picture from his vacation where he can be seen walking barefoot on a grass lawn wearing a red t shirt and a white towel wrapped around like a ‘lungi.’ The actor credited Ranveer Singh for the fashion inspiration.
It is well known that Ranveer Singh has a fondness to make style statements through his eccentric dressing styles. Ranveer Singh earlier paired a white t shirt with a green lungi and Hrithik Roshan’s credit was a subtle hint towards that.
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Needless to say, Ranveer Singh immediately responded with a comment on Hrithik’s Instagram post saying ‘sax’ god, a subtle nod to Hrithik Roshan’s popularity and being on the list of the world’s sexiest men.
Hrithik Roshan will be working on Krrish 4, the next instalment of the Krrish franchise while Ranveer Singh will be seen in the upcoming Kapil Dev biopic 83.
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