Famous Personalities/Celebrities of City Amritsar

A journey from a Small Town to Being World Renown From food to flavour, heritage and history the Amritsar city is indeed blessed. Apart from the world-famous, The Golden Temple, the city has a lot of remarkable things and is home to various talented men and women.

In this blog, we will tell about some of the most exceptional artists of India that were born and brought up here, in the high soil of Amritsar.

So brace yourself because the list is gonna belong! Let’s begin with the famous personalities of Amritsar.

Akshay Kumar

What if we tell you that Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia is “Khiladi of Bollywood”? Well before you start complaining, “No it is the one and only Akshay Kumar”. Let us clarify that Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia born on September 9, 1967, in City Amritsar, Punjab one day decided to act in Bollywood.

And because Kumar Gaurav was one of the leading stars in the 1987 film, and his character’s name was Akshay, Rajiv decided to change his name to Akshay Kumar.

And what happened next is known by the entire nation. Akshay’s father was a government employee, and call of duty led them to shift from Amritsar to Chandini Chownk, Delhi. After spending his childhood in Delhi, the actor later went to Bangkok to learn martial arts. Akshay also served as a chef there before he decided to come back.

Then later destiny made a flip and entered him into the glamour industry. After that, Akshay’s continuous toil took him to where he is today. Well, that’s why we love our Khiladi so much!

Kapil Sharma

King of comedy, Kapil Sharma to hails from Amritsar, Punjab. Kapil Sharma is one of the famous personalities of Amritsar. Kapil’s father was in the police force, and his mother was a housewife. Though raised in a middle-class family, Sharma never gave up on his passion for acting or comedy. And do you know?

Kapil’s nickname is “Tony“. He did his schooling from Shri Ram Ashram Senior Secondary School and then got graduated from Hindu College, Amritsar.

He started his career as a comedian by participating in “Hasde Hasounde Raho” from a Punjabi channel “mh1”. However, he didn’t win that show but is now surely stealing millions of heart every day.

Amrinder Gill

“Lazmi Dil da Kho Jana” because the next guy we are going to talk about is Amrinder Gill. Well, this.

Talented guy and one of the famous personalities of Amritsar and is a proud ALUMNI of renowned Khalsa college. Now gill is a well-known singer, composer, actor and a film producer. He was born and bought up in Boorchand area of the city.

Chandan Prabhakar

Aka chandu, yes it is right when Krishna claims that half of the artist on the sets of “The Kapil Sharma Show” is from Amritsar. You’ll be surprised to know that Chandan holds an engineering degree!

He enjoyed doing comic roles since his childhood. And thus later, landed up in the aptest platform ever.

Bharti Singh

Another well-known comedian, Bharti Singh, is also from Amritsar. She completed her schooling for DAV public school and later her graduation from BBK DAV College Amritsar.

And very few of you may know that Bharti Singh is also a national-level shooter. One thing that we must talk and appreciate about Bharti Singh is her struggle that began at a very early age as her passed away when she was still a child.

Applauds for her brave mother too, who raised Bharti and her two siblings single Handedly so well.

Mahi Sharma

The next in line is 24-year-old actress, Mahi Sharma who also hails from Amritsar.

She began with TV ads, but later beauty and hard work took her to the field of modelling. She also did various video songs and albums including Roon Wargi, Tu Meri Ki Lagdi, Kangni, and many more.

Getting featured in “Jinna Tera Main Kardi” helped her gain millions of views.

Jordan Sandhu

“Pehle week khushhoya, dooje week peg layateeje week fer teri yaad agyi” yes, sandhua da Munda Jaswinder Singh Sandhu is too from the holy city Amritsar.

“Mucch phutt gabhru” completed his schooling from Khalsa public school, Amritsar. Although his father wanted him to join the police force or politics, he decided to pursue his passion( we are thankful!).

Kiran Bedi

Apart from the pool of artists from the entertainment industry, Amritsar is hometown to first women highest-ranking officer, Kiran Bedi.

She is presently serving as Lieutenant Governor of the Puducherry. Kiran did her schooling from Sacred Heart High School. Later she attained Bachelor of Arts in English (Hons) from Amritsar’s Government College for Women.

Rajiv Thakur

Rajiv Thakur comedian, actor, host director hails was born and bought up in Judge Nagar Amritsar. Shows like Bhavnao Ko Samjho (2010), Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur (2011) and Zindagi Zinda baad bought him limelight.

Jeetendra Kapoor

Well, who doesn’t know him? Jeetendra Kapoor is one of the famous personalities of Amritsar. He is the veteran actor of Indian Cinema. He has done over 200 movies in a span of his career. But do you know our very dear Jeetendra was born as Ravi Kapoor on April 7 1942, in Amritsar?

Presently he is the chairperson of the Balaji Telefilms, Balaji Motion Pictures and ALT Entertainment.

Lakhwinder Wadali

Wadali brothers are also from the holy city Amritsar.

One of the personalities of Amritsar Lakhwinder Wadali is son Padamshree holder Puranchand wadali. As he belongs to the family of renowned musicians he too was given extensive training from a very young age.

And as a result of today, Lakhwinder is well known Punjabi musician, singer, and an actor too.

Sam Manekshaw

Braveheart of Amritsar Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, PV, PB, MC, popularly referred as Sam Manekshaw and Sam Bahadur, was the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

He was the first-ever Indian Army officer to achieve “The Rank of Field Marshal”.

Mohammed Rafi

The greatest singer is ever known to the Indian music industry, Mohammad Rafi to hails from Amritsar. He was also honoured with the highest award, Padam Shri in 1967 for his contribution to the industry.

Rajesh Khanna

Veteran actor and famous personalities of Amritsar Late Rajesh Khanna was born as Jatin Khanna in Amritsar. Also known as “First Superstar” of Indian cinema our superstar gave 15 back to back solo hit films from 1969 to 1971.

This record stands constant to this day!