Bollywood since its inception, has witnessed fresh faces perplexing the tinsel town and keeping their audiences glued to their television screen, with their paramount performance. What really escapes our knowledge sometimes are few of these actors hailed from the beautiful city of Jabalpur
Born to a Gwen and a Punjabi father and lovely Dutch mother Arjun Rampal spend his initial years in the modest hamlet of Jabalpur and later moved to Delhi to pursue his further education. At one of the chic bash at an acclaimed disco in Delhi Arjun was spotted by the country’s most, in the limelight fashion designer, Rohit Bal . That was just the begining as Bal won won Arjun in his abettor and popularized him so substantially so that he emerged as one of the popular male model of India. Year 1994 witnessed Arjun back the title for ‘Society’s Face of The Year’. Going forward this Indian supermodel went on to create waves in Bollywood as both; first place and supporting actor. Arjun received a National Award for his appearance in the movie, Rock On ! By popular choice he also won critical acclaim award 2013 for his role in D-Day
Sough-after villain of yester year, Premnath and his family shifted to Jabalpur from Karimpura in Peshawar after the partition. Premnath spend his childhood in Jabalpur before moving to Mumbai where he was unearthed as a Bollywood actor and made his debut in 1948 in a movie named Ajit; casted opposite actress Monica Desai. He enacted in Raj Kapoor’s finest directorial movies; Aag and Barsat, which was his early big hits . Premnath appeared in several movies for the following three decades giving some of the greatest blockbusters in Bollywood’s history. Movies in which Premnath got an opportunity to play the lead role went downhill at the box office but the movies in which he was potrayed as the main villain or supporting actor did well in the Indian movie industry. A couple of his most striking films were Roti Kapada aur Makaan, Teesri Manzil, Tere Mere Sapne and Aan
Vivek Sharma noted Bollywood film director of movies like Kal Kissne Dekha and Bhootnath is believed to have his roots in Jabalpur. Taking a plunge into the Hindi film industry with ”Sher” is the finest television soap actress Neha Uppal. Her very first Bollywood adventure-packed movie was an action-thriller staring Vivek Oberoi as well as Sanjay Dutt in lead character . She was not facing the camera for the first time. Neha who basically hails from Jabalpur located in Madhya Pradesh has earlier participated in several ramp shows and was one of the contestant in Miss India pageant. This diva has appeared in television soaps and fumed few advertisement campaigns before stepping into the city of dreams; Mumbai
Popular MTV speed prima donna Shaleen Bhanot too is from Jabalpur and is said to have received his first break, on the most caught on reality show called MTV Roadies. He has always surprised his audiences with his appearances in several movies and television series. Shaleen was recognized for playing his roles in series Sajda Tere Pyaar Mein, Saat Phere and Kulvaddhu. This noted actor had also participated in the dance reality show, Nach Baliye 4 in 2009
Eminent Indian singer cum composer Aadesh Shrivastava was born to a Hindu Kayastha in this wonderful city of Jabalpur and moved on to compose music for more than hundred bollywood films
Hats off to all celbrities who have made Jabalpur really proud !!