These Popular Personalities Are Loved By All The Indians But Did You Know They Are From Chandigarh

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The Tricity of Punjab (Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali) is one of the best Indian city to settle down in. The amalgam of the glorious past and the touch of modernity with the perfect balance of serenity and nature makes this city the dream city. From mouth-watering food to tourist attractions, street shopping to mall shopping, clubs to parks mention something which this place does not have.

To add more brownie points there are many popular celebs who are from Chandigarh. They are not loved by the Indians but also highly acknowledged by the western people as well. These celebs have excelled in various different fields like culture, Bollywood, sports, business, etc.

Famous Personalities from Chandigarh:

Neerja Bhanot

popular personalities from chandigarh

The name Neerja came into limelight after we saw Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja on the silver screens. She sacrificed her life while saving the life of passengers on Pan Am Flight 73 which was hijacked by Terrorists. She was shot in her head while helping the passengers escape. After she died she was felicitated with the Ashoka Chakra Award which is India's highest peacetime war award for bravery.

Milkha Singh

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He is termed as the flying Sikh of India. The movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag portrayed a lot about his life and how his journey was. He dedicated his entire life to sports and made India proud of him. The list of awards he has won and honored justifies his hard work and dedication.

Kapil Dev

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Kapil Dev is one of the legendary cricketers of India. Under the captainship of Kapil Dev, the Indian Cricket Team won the ICC Worldcup in 1983 for the first time. Kapil Dev was felicitated with the Arjuna Award in 1980 and Padma Shri in 1982. Post-retirement he joined as the national cricket coach in 1999. Later he became the first Indian foreign coach as well. He also acted in a movie Iqbal which was based on cricket. He joined the army in 2008 as an honorary officer.

Kirron Kher

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She is a very renowned artist and a member of BJP. Kirron is married to Anupam Kher. She came into Bollywood's limelight after she appeared on Devdas. The types of funny faces she uses to make on India's Got Talent are laughing bombs. She is also a part of many NGOs like Laadli which works for the rights of the females, Roko Cancer which works for cancer awareness.

Abhinav Bindra

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He is the first Indian sportsperson who won an individual gold medal in the Olympics. Although now he is into business and left shooting, the laurels he brought to the country is written in golden words in the history of India forever. He was the youngest participant in the 1998 Commonwealth games. He is the CEO of Abhinav Futuristics which supplies Walther arms in India. He also trains shooters through his Abhinav Bindra Developmental Programme. He retired so that the younger generation gets a chance; this was very generous of him.

Yuvraj Singh

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He again needs no introduction. The famous Indian Cricketer is from Chandigarh. He was honoured with Arjuna Award in 2012 and was felicitated with Padma Shri in 2014. He too saw some rough patches in life when in 2012 we got to know that he is diagnosed with cancer but his willpower overpowered cancer, and he beat cancer. In 2016, he married Hazel Keech who is a British Mauritian model in Goa.

Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal

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Today Flipkart is ruling the world market, with great deals and speedy service everyone relies upon Flipkart with trust. The founders of Flipkart are from Chandigarh. Both them earlier worked with Amazon and then founded Flipkart in 2007. In 2016 they became Asians of the year.

Ayushman Khurrana

popular personalities from chandigarh

Does he need any introduction? Started his career as a Radio Jockey, he came into limelight when he won Roadies in 2004. Then he worked as an actor, Video Jockey, Singer, etc. He started his Bollywood journey with Vicky Donor, and the movie was a blockbuster hit. He is also a singer his songs like Sadi Gali, Pani Da Rang, etc. have managed to leave a mark in the hearts of the people. His latest track from Tseries Mixtape is incredible.

Yami Gautam

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She is a very renowned name now in the Bollywood industry as well as in the television industry. She came into limelight when she played the lead character in the colors TV serial Ye Pyar Na Hoga Kam. She received immense love from the audience when she played the lead role in Vicky Donor. The industry was mesmerized with her talent. After that, she was seen in many other movies like Badlapur, Action Jackson, Sanam, Kaabil, Total Siyappa, etc. She is also seen in the fair and lovely advertisements.

Sargun Mehta

popular personalities from chandigarh

An eminent name of the Punjabi movie industry. She is a model, actress, and host. She started her acting career with a daily soap which aired on ZEE TV, then she came into limelight after playing a role in Colors TV's daily soap Phulwa. She also played the role of Ganga in Balika Vadhu. She has anchored many TV shows and stage shows. She is married to Ravi Dubey who was her co-star in a daily soap.

Surveen Chawla

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She started her journey with Kahin To Hoga in 2003. She has acted in many Punjabi films like Dharti, Singh vs. Kaur, Disco Singh, etc. Bollywood too accepted her wholeheartedly, and she acted in the movies like Hate Story 2, Ugly, Welcome Back, Creature 3D, etc. from which got a lot of positive appreciation. She also participated in Jhalak Dikhla Ja season 9 aired on Colors TV.

Bani J

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I started following Bani or Gurbani Judge when she participated in Bigg Boss. She is a Video Jockey, Anchor, Actor, and Model. She is a British India Fitness Model. She won Roadies as a runner-up. Her muscular body is something she is very proud of although she has been body shamed because of that. Bani will be soon seen as the lead character in the TV Series Porus which was recently announced. She is a tattoo aficionado, and that is visible when we see her photos.

Prince Narula

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He won many hearts of the Indian girls with his charisma when we first saw him on Roadies. He participated in the three top-rated reality shows of India that is Roadies, Splitsvilla, Bigg Boss and eventually won the three of them. Isn't it unbelievable? Now he is a very renowned model in the Bollywood industry.

To name few more people from Chandigarh that have made not only the city but the whole country proud is Manmohan Singh, Jaspal Bhatti, Gul Panag, Mahi Gill, and the list goes on and on. All the people mentioned are an inspiration not only for the youth but also of the individuals who are working and dream to do something. 

The mantra is to start working towards the goal, and all the gates will open for you.
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