The Bollywood celebrities who have attended Cannes over the years

Apart from the few faces we always see of Bollywood, there are various others

The Indian cinema is a world of wonder showcasing narrations across genres. Over the years the popularity of Bollywood has grown worldwide with Indian celebrities making appearances on international red carpets. While we have seen celebrities like AishwaryaRaiBachchan and SonamKapoorAhuja doing the regular annual red carpet walks, there has been another long list of Indian actors having attended Cannes all these years. Here are some other celebrities you may not have known about that attended Cannes.


Thanks to his distinctive choice of cinema and at par acting skills, NawazuddinSiddique has had a good run at the Cannes Film Festival over the years. The actor walked the red carpet for director AnuragKashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur. Nawaz’s other films that have been screened at the Festival are Miss Lovely, Bombay Talkies, The Lunchbox, and Monsoon Shootout. To put it simply, Nawazuddin is almost a regular face at the Film Festival.


Well, ladies and gentlemen, MinisshaLamba has also turned some heads at Cannes in 2011. The actress walked the red carpet in designer Gauri and Nainika gown.

Nandita Das

The actress and director was part of the Short Film and Cinefondation jury at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Prior to this, the Nandita made attended the Cannes Film Festival as a member of the main Jury at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. As for the red carpet look, the actress has always opted for a saree.


Yes, you read that right. PreityZinta made her debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006 for the premiers of two films The Wind That Shakes The Barley and Paris, Je T’aime. In fact, the actress was praised that year at the festival for her sense of style.

Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay LeelaBhansali

The King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, and Sanjay LeelaBhansali made their debut at the Cannes Film Festival along with AishwaryaRai in 2002. Their film Devdas was showcased at the festival and was well-received.

AnuragKashyap and KalkiKoechlin

The director-actor duo, who was a couple back then, attended the world premiere of their film, Gangs of Wasseypur, at Cannes Film Festival with the cast and crew. Other actors present with them were HumaQureshi, RichaChaddha, ManojBajpayee, and NawazuddinSiddique among others. It was a house full at the festival for the film.

The other Indian celebrities having attended Cannes are Amitabh Bachchan, TejaswiniKolhapure, SiddhantKapoor, Ameesha Patel, Puja Gupta, ShekharKapur, VidyaBalan, Saif Ali Khan, MadhurBhandarkar, ArjunRampal and MehrJessia, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Karan Johar, ZoyaAkhtar and Dibakar Banerjee to name a few.

Nirtika Pandita

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