Published By: Ishani Karmakar

10 Bollywood Actors Who Were Not Born In India

While we have known these popular actors as Indian actors, most of them were not born in India or hold multiple citizenships. Read on to know them all.

Do you really believe that all of your favorite Bollywood stars are actually from India? You might want to rethink that because many of Bollywood's biggest names aren't even legal residents of India. Read on to know some of them.


Helen, who was born in 1938 to an Anglo-Indian father & a Burmese mother, is one of the most famous actresses in Bollywood. Helen was the first foreign actress to feature in Hindi cinema, and she made a name for herself with her beautiful and memorable dancing skills.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is, without a doubt, one of the most famous actors in Bollywood right now. The daughter of legendary badminton player Prakash Padukone, the stunningly beautiful and talented Deepika Padukone was born in Denmark. Despite having spent her formative years in Bangalore, she is now a Danish citizen.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, a popular actor in Bollywood who is also a fitness fanatic, is not an Indian citizen. By accepting Canadian citizenship, he has been traveling on a Canadian passport and no longer has Indian citizenship.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt, the successful daughter of Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt and a seasoned actress in her own right, was born in the United Kingdom. Since Alia's mother, Soni Razdan, was born in the United Kingdom, she does not meet the requirements to become an Indian citizen.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif, the stunning actress, is widely recognized as a "foreign" addition to Bollywood. She has British citizenship through her mother's side, despite having a Kashmiri father and being born in Hong Kong.

Imran Khan

Imran Khan, the much-talked-about nephew of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, is a naturalized American citizen. Imran was born in Madison, Wisconsin, but after his parents divorced he and his mother relocated to Mumbai, India.

Kalki Koechlin

Even though the unconventionally genuine Kalki Koechlin is one of the best performers now working in Bollywood, she is not an Indian citizen. Koechlin has her French passport despite having been born in India's Puducherry. Her parents are from France.

Fawad Khan

Since his 2014 Bollywood debut, this stunningly handsome man has been the object of India's adoration. The intensely handsome actor was born in Pakistan and has sharp features on his face from his Pakistani ancestry.

Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri is one famous person who seems to have links to several different countries. Fakhri is a model who was born in the United States to a Pakistani father with a Czech mother.

Evelyn Sharma

Evelyn Sharma, who was born in Germany to a Punjabi father and a German mother, is another emerging star in the Bollywood modeling industry.