City Beautiful is well-known for its beauty and architecture. Chandigarh gave us many people who have showcased their excellence in various fields like cricket, acting, shooting, etc. People who were born and brought up in Chandigarh are now making the city as well as India proud. Let’s meet some of the famous personalities who were born and brought up in Chandigarh Here is the list of famous personalities of Chandigarh who are making India proud.
Age: 58 Years
Achievements: Padma Shri and Arjuna Award.
Famous as: Cricketer
Kapil Dev is one of the famous personalities of Chandigarh. It was under his captainship when India won the ICC World Cup in 1983. He had completed his education at Chandigarh. He was awarded Padma Shri award in 1982 and Arjuna Award in 1980. Kapil Dev was also a part of the list of 25 Greatest Global Living Legends in India in 2013.
Age: 33 Years
Achievements: IIFA awards, Star Dust Award, Zee Cine Awards, etc.
Famous as: Actor, Singer, VJ, RJ
Another famous personality and a versatile actor and singer Ayushman Khurrana is also a native of the city beautiful. He was born in 1984. His film career starts at the age of 20 when he won Roadies 2 in the year 2004. He has proved himself as Radio Jockey, Video Jockey, singer, author, actor. His filmy career has started with the film “Vicky Donor”. He got IIFA award in 2013 for this film.
Age: 35 Years
Achievements: Padma Shri award, Arjuna Award, etc.
Famous as: Cricketer
Yuvraj Singh is well-known for his performance as an Indian cricket player. He is also a resident of Chandigarh. He was born and brought up in Chandigarh and had completed his schooling from DAV Public School, Chandigarh. This Chandigarhian boy had been awarded Padma Shri award in 2014 and Arjuna Award in 2012.
Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal
Age: 36 Years(Sachin Bansal), 36 years(Binny Bansal)
Achievements: Listed as 86th richest men in Forbes list of 2015.
Famous as: Entrepreneurs and software engineer
Well-known eCommerce company Flipkart is founded by the duo of Sachin and Binny Bansal in 2007. They too had spent their childhood in the city beautiful completing their schooling in Chandigarh followed by higher education from IIT.
Neerja Bhanot (Late)
Age: 23 Years(Died in 1986)
Achievements: Ashok Chakra Award
Famous as: Cabin Crew member with Pan Am
Not only men but women of Chandigarh are successful and brave. Everyone knows about the brave lady Neerja Bhanot. Though she is no more in the world, she became an inspiration to each and every girl of Chandigarh. She was born and brought up in Chandigarh. Starting her career as a flight attendant with Pan Am, her career and her life were ended as a Cabin Crew with Pan Am. In 1986, she was shot dead by the hijackers of the flight after saving 359 passengers. The brave girl of Chandigarh has been awarded an Ashok Chakra award in 1987.
Age: 33 Years
Achievements: PTC Punjabi Film Award, Star screen awards
Famous as: Actress in Bollywood as well as Punjabi movies.
Not only boys but girls from Chandigarh also proved themselves in various fields. Surveen Chawla, a well-known and very talented actress also hailed from Chandigarh. She proved her excellence in both Punjabi as well as Bollywood Industry. Surveen has been a part of many Punjabi films like Disco Singh, Taur Mittran Di, etc. She has done Bollywood movies like Hate Story 2, Creature 3D, etc.
Age: 34 Years
Achievements: Arjuna award. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards, etc.
Famous as: Shooter
Abhinav Bindra is another famous name hailed from Chandigarh. The World and the Olympic champion shooter is the youngest participant in 1998 Commonwealth Games. He was awarded Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. He won 6 medals in an International meet in 2001.
Age: 29 Years
Achievements: Zee Cine Awards, Indian Television Academy award, etc.
Famous as: Actress
Sargun Mehta, a name familiar to everyone is one of the other beautiful ladies of city beautiful. Her career started from a TV serial “12/24 Karol Bagh’.She has done many serials and also appeared in many Punjabi movies. She has won many awards as well.
Age: 31 Years
Achievements: Zee Rishtey Award, AVTV award, Zee Cine Awards, etc.
Famous as: Actor
A guy, known and loved by almost every girl in India. Born in 1985 and brought up in Chandigarh, he started his career from a serial Miley Jab Hum Tum and became one of the hottest guys among the girls of India. He has received many awards for the excellence in his work. Mohit is a successful and smart actor who is very popular among girls.
Age: 87 Years
Achievements: 200n Asian Games in 1958, 440 yards Commonwealth Games in 1958, etc.
Famous as: Athlete
Milkha Singh is also famous by the name of Flying Singh. Another gem, Milkha Singh was born in Chandigarh. He was awarded many honors like 200n Asian Games in 1958, 440 yards Commonwealth Games in 1958, 400m Asian Games in 1958. He was also awarded Padma Shri Award in 1959.
Age: 29 Years
Achievements: 1st runner-up in Big Boss season 10 and MTV Roadies 4 etc.
Famous as: RJ, VJ, Actress, Anchor
VJ Bani is one of the famous people from Chandigarh. Bani was born and brought up in Chandigarh. She proved herself as VJ, Actor, TV host, model. VJ Bani has actively participated in various reality shows like Big Boss 10, Khatron Ke Khiladi, etc.
Age: 62 Years
Achievements: National Film Awards, Colors Golden Petal award, etc.
Famous as: Actress, Member of Parliament from Chandigarh
Kirron Kher who not only proved herself in the field of acting but also did great work as Member of Parliament from Chandigarh. She had completed her education at Chandigarh. She has acted in many Bollywood films and also won many awards for her acting.
People of city beautiful are making India proud.