Dehradun is not just in headlines for its salubrious weather and succulent Lichi, it also has a plethora of talents in a diversified fields. Doon has been successfully producing a legend of young and wise talent of various domains. All these people have made Dehradun and Uttarakhand quiet voguish as not just a Himalayan state but also the land of skilled and hardworking mountaineers. So today we have a list for you of Some Famous Personalities of Dehradun who have made big in the metro cities.
1. Anirudh Aggarwal
Born on 1 December 1949, in Dehradun, Anirudh Aggarwal has been one of the most renowned Horror Movie actor of his era. He graduated as a Civil Engineer from IIT Roorkee in 1974 and left his job to pursue his passion for acting. His dedication landed him up in famous Bollywood films like Purana Mandir, Bandh Darwaza, Bandit Queen and Samiri as well starring in the episodes of Zee Horror Show. He also did some Hollywood films and was last seen in the film Mallika.
2. Archana Puran Singh
Born on 26 September, 1962, in Dehradun, Archana Puran Singh is a very famous Indian Television presenter, personality and Film Actress. She is well known for her comedy roles in Bollywood and as a judge on Comedy Shows like Comedy Circus. She starred in many renowned films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mohobbatein, Bol Bachan, Krrish and many more.
3. Deepa Sahi
Born on 30th Novemeber, 1962, Dehradun, Deepa Sahi is an Indian Actress, producer and screen writer. She belonged to an army background and is best known for her role as Maya in the 1992 movie Maya Memsaab opposite Shah Rukh Khan. She has produced a number of films and received National Award for her role in Maya Memsaab.
4. Himani Shivpuri
Born on 24th October 1960, Dehradun, Himani Shivpuri has been a very famous personality both on Television and in the Bollywood industry such as Kasauti Zindagi Ki, Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and played character roles in renowned films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi /khushi Kabhi Gham. She has been awarded with the 19th JAI National Award by Journalist Association of India under the flagship of Journalists Federation of India.
5. K.N Singh
Krishnan Singh was born on 1st September 1908 in Dehradun. He was a famous villain and a prominent character actor in Indian Cinema. He appeared in over 200 Indian Films some of these were his excellent works such as Baghban, Jwar Bhata (Dilip Kumar’s Debut Film), Chalti Ka Naam Gadi, Howrah Bridge and many more.
6. Hemant Pandey
Born on 1st July, 1970, in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, Hemant Pandey is an Indian film, television and theatre actor. He is well known for his role as Pandey Ji in the very famous television series of Office Office. He has worked in renowned films like Krrish, Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Me, Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, Aap Muje Achey Lagne Lagey and many more.
7. Udita Goswami
Born on 9th February, 1982, in Guwahati, Assam, to a Garhwali father from Uttarakhand and an Assamese mother. She moved to Dehradun for he schooling and studied in Cambrian Hall and the DAV Public School till class 8th. She is an Indian Actress who started of as model at an early age of 16. She has then been a renowned model in Delhi and has been the first one to appear in the cover of Elle Magazine. She has acted in films like Zehar and Aksar which did commercially well on the box office.
8. Vir Das
Born on 31st May,1979, Dehradun, Vir Das is an Indian Bollywood Actor and Comedian. He was born in Dehradun and raised in Africa and later got educated in many renowned schools and Universities. He started his career on TV when he hosted two TV shows on Zoom. The first one was Is Route Ki Sabhin Linein Maast Hain.The second was his own stand-up comedy late night show Ek Rahin Vir. Das also hosted Top Drive – Getaway for Star World. He acted in renowned films like Namastey London, Delhi Belly, Mastizade, Pyar Ke side Effects and many others.
9. Urvashi Rautela
Born on 25 February 1994, in Kotdwar, Uttarakhand is an Indian Actress, philanthropist, supermodel and International Beauty Queen. She was crowned Miss Diva-2015 and represented India at Miss Universe 2015 pageant. She was also awarded the title of ‘Youngest Most Beautiful Woman in the Universe 2018’ by the government & tourism of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Her debut film was Singh Sahab the Great and is working on other projects in the Indian Cinema.
10. Tom Alter
Thomas Beach Alter was born on 22nd June 1950 in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. He was an Indian actor well known for his work in Hindi Cinema and Hindi Theatre, he was awarded by the Padma Shri by Government of India. He acted in famous Hindi films like Kranti, Bheja Fry and others. He also acted for television and worked in the well known soap opera Shaktiman.
11. Asha Negi
Born on 23 August 1989, Dehradun, Asha Negi is an Indian Television Actress. She is well known as Purvi in Pavitra Rishta, Kalpana in Ek Mutthi Asmaan and Koyal in Kuch To Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan. She has also been a winner of Nach Baliye 6 and has been a semi finalist in Fear Factor-Khatron Ke Khiladi (Season 6).
12. Shivangi Joshi
Born on May 1998, in Pune is an Indian Television actress. She is well known for her role of Poonam in Begusarai and Ayat in Beintehan. Currently playing a lead role of Naira Goenka in Star Plus’s Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She was born to an Army family and moved to Dehradun with her family and did her schooling from Dehradun.
13. Anirudh Dave
Born on 1st July, 1986, Dehradun, Anirudh Dave is an Indian Television Actor who is well known for his role of Lakhiya in the famous soap opera Phulwa on Colours TV. He has acted in an number of shows including Woh Rehne Wali Mehlo Ki, Rajkumar Aryyan and many more.
14. Amardeep Jha
Born on 14 June 1960, Dehradun, is an Indian Film Actress and Television Personality. She has been a part of some epic films like Devdas, 3 Idiots, PK and many more. She has acted in a number of Soap Opera like Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Sapna Babul Ka…Bidai and many more.
15. Deepak Dobriyal
Born on 1st September, 1975, Pauri, Uttarakhand, is a Indian Film Actor. Deepak Dobriyal has acted in some blockbuster movies like Dabang 2, Daayen Ya Baayen, the blockbuster Tanu Weds Manu Returns for which he was rewarded ‘The Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Role’ award. Deepak Dobriyal was last seen Salman Khan & Farhan Akhtar’s movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Lucknoe Central.
16. Nirmal Pandey
Born on 10th August 1962, Nanital Uttarakhand, Nirmal Pandey is an Indian Bollywood. He is very famous for his role of Vikram Mallah in Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen. He acted in a numerous films like Daayraa, Train to Pakistan, Godmother and many more. . He holds an extremely unusual record for winning a Best Actor award, at the 1997 France’s Valenciennes Film Festival for his portrayal of a transvestite in Anmol Pareker’s Daayraa actor
17. Sudhanshu Pandey
Born in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh Sudhanshu Pandey is an Indian model and actor. He did his education from Nanital and Kumaon. He started his career from the movie Khiladi 420, he has also worked in many television series like Chakravartin Ashok Samrat, 24 Season 2, Veera. He has worked in blockbuster movies like Singh is King, Singham, Murder 2 and many more.
18. Saira Banu
Born on 23 August 1994, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, Saira Banu is also known as Saira Bano. She has been one amongst the most renowned Indian Film Actress of her era. She acted in a plethora of Bollywood films between 1961 and 1988. She made her debut opposite Shammi Kapoor in he film Junglee at a very young age and won a Filmfare award for Best Actress. She has done a number of films since then, some of them being Jwar Bhata, Bairaag, Shagrid, Zameer and many more. She is married to veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who is also one amongst the most talented and versatile actors of his times in Bollywood industry.
19. Raghav Juyal
Born on 10 July 1991, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Raghav Juyal is well known as Crockroaxz in the glamour industry. He has brought a lot of name and fame to Dehradun by his surreal dance move and especially his slow motion style and his reinvention of the Slow Motion Walk. His dance form is an amalgamation of being powerful like a crocodile and creepy like a cockroach. He rose to fame after being a finalist of the Zee TV show Dance India Dance (Season 3), as a skipper for the team Raghav K Rockstars in DID Little Master’s 2 and Dance K Super Kids. Since then he has been hosting and participating in a number of reality shows and has also performed wondrously in films like ABCD 2 and Sonali Cable, and has been spreading his lively aura in the industry eversince.
This was our list of the most famous TV and Bollywood personalities from Dehradun, if you have more names then do mention in the comment box below.