22 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood


20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

Name a state, name a country, name a continent, name a planet; Gujaratis are everywhere. Not only geographically, they are literally everywhere. From Bollywood to best IT companies to diamond companies to the Prime Minister of India, there is not a single profession where you won’t find a Gujju. And Bollywood is full of Gujaratis. From actors to music directors to singers to directors to producers, here are 22 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

The well renowned and one of the best directors in Bollywood has a package deal when it comes to films. He is an awesome director, producer, editor, music director and much more. He gave blockbuster hits like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Black and Bajirao Mastani. Enough said, right? We all know him well but the very not-so-famous thing about this very famous big shot is that he’s a pure Gujarati, speaks Gujarati at home.

Manoj Joshi

Manoj Joshi 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

A brilliant actor who started his career in 1998 with theatre acting and made it big. He has done many films since then including regional Gujarati and Marathi films too! And trust me, you can figure out that he’s a proper Gujju by just the way he speaks!

Supriya Pathak

Supriya Pathak 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

Supriya Pathak, an Indian actress widely known as Hansa for her super awesome acting in the Indian television sitcom Khichdi. And her role in Ram Leela blew us all. Right? She is just the best!

Sharman Joshi

Sharman Joshi 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

Who doesn’t know him? We all loved him in 3 Idiots and Golmaal. He has also acted in Hindi and Gujarati theatres. Well, we’d say that’s where you get trained the best!

Karishma Tanna

Karishma Tanna 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

She’s a model, film actress, TV host and what not! This gorgeous girl debuted in bollywood with movie Grand Masti which collected 100cr+ at the box office.

Upen Patel

Upen Patel 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

Better known as Stud of Bollywood, Upen Patel is an actor and a model. He participated in the Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss 8 and was recently seen in a show on MTV.

Shruti Seth

Shruti Sheth 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

A very famous utterly gorgeous girl and the best known TV host. She’s a brilliant actor and a VJ too!

Daisy Shah

Daizy Shah 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

This beautiful stunning woman debuted in a super hit, Salman Khan starer Jai Ho. She is a great dancer and a model too!

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

The very cute young girl who has acted in many bollywoood biggies does have a little bit of Gujarati essence in her, as her father is of the Gujarati descent.

Alka Yagnik

Alka Yagnik 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

Yes! The beautiful voice of her is from Gujarat! She was born in a Gujarati family in Kolkata. She has sung melodies in Gujarati language too!

Amit Trivedi

Amit Trivedi 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

An awesome singer, music composer, lyricist working for Bollywood films. He debuted his musical skills in Gujarati theatres and has never looked back then! Amit Trivedi is one of the best music composers we have in India. Queen, Udaan, Bombay Velvet, Ishaqzaade and Fitoor are some of his best compositions.

Sachin – Jigar

Sachin Jigar 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

The musical duo! They are music composer who just don’t like to work without each other. ABCD, Badlapur, Ramaiya Vastavaiya, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya are some of the albums composed by them.

Boman Irani

Boman Irani 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

This legendary actor has many other skills other than acting. He can speak Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, English so smoothly like a knife to the butter. He follows Zoroastrianism and hails from a Gujarati background.

Homi Adajania

Homi Adajania 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

An amazing writer and a film director known for movies like Cocktail, Finding Fanny. He shot to fame with his directorial debut Being Cyrus.

Paresh Rawal

Paresh Rawal 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

A comedy legend with the perfect comic timings that’ll tickle your rib even long after you’re out of the movie theatre! His portrayal of Baburao in Hera Pheri is one of the best. Admit it, Hera Pheri couldn’t have been awesome without him.

Prachi Deasi

Prachi Desai 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

This bollywood beauty is a Gujju by heart. And her surname Desai spilling the beans for her!

Ratna Pathak Shah

Ratna Pathak Shah 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

This woman defines acting! Her portrayal of Maya Sarabhai in the most loved Indian TV sitcom Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is legendary.

Sajid Nadiadwala

Sajid Nadiadwala 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

His names says it all. He is a great director and producer. He gave us so many hits including Housefull, Kick, Phantom, 2 States and more.

Salim – Sulaiman

Salim Sulaiman 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

Another great musical duo! Salim Merchant ad Suleiman Merchant are music composers of Bollywood movies and they often sing too! They have composed some Gujarati songs as well. Some of their hits include Chak De India, Band Baaja Baraat, Rocket Singh and Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl.

Darshan Jariwala

Darshan Jariwala 20 Gujaratis who nailed it in Bollywood

One of the best actors alive! He has done many Gujju films, stage acting, television shows, Bollywood movies and has been awarded countless times! You might recall him from the Ranbir Kapoor – Katina Kaif starer Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Vidya Balan starer Kahaani and Gujarati blockbuster Bey Yaar.


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