Though there is a lot of news doing the rounds these days about Bollywood Celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra (Quantico / Baywatch) or Deepika Padukone (xXx) to name a few are making India proud. But hey this trend has been going on for a long time.
Let us then just have a look as to who these celebrities are who keep up their good hard work besides making India and Indians really proud of their motherland.
Amitabh Bachchan or as he is also fondly called – Big B of Bollywood is not only a popular actor in India but also abroad.
He is one actor who has been awarded the ‘Knight of the Legion of Honour’, highest civilian award in 2007 besides being honoured with ‘Citizenship of Deauville’ (France) in 2003 and ‘Moroccan Medal of Honour’.
Shah Rukh Khan
King Khan is also another Bollywood actor to have been presented with French’s top civilian award that is ‘Knight of the Legion of Honour’ in 2014.
Laurent Fabius, Foreign Minister had presented the award to Shah Rukh Khan. In India, King Khan also owns the IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders.
Another actor to join the list of the Bollywood celebrities who have made India proud is none other than Anupam Kher. An actor of his ability, he is known for his contribution towards the art and cinema.
Kher has received the ‘Honoured Guest’ award by State of Texas, U S.
One of the fine actors of Bollywood industry today is the beautiful Priyanka Chopra who became a popular with her T V show Quantico.
For Quantico, Priyanka Chopra also received the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in 2016.
Notable poet Gulzar has been one of the recipients of the ‘81st Academy Awards’ for his song Jai Ho. Gulzar has now become a name well known around the world thanks to his compositions.
A R Rahman
Music composer, singer and song writer and the winner of ‘Oscar’ for his song Jai Ho.
Rahman has just been on the move from the time he step foot in the film industry with not one but many awards adoring the walls at his home.
Winning an ‘Academy Award’ for being the Best Costume Designer for Gandhi is not an easy task.
Athaiya went on to become the best designer and has even worked with filmmakers such as Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra and Ashutosh Gowariker to name a few.
Satyajit Ray is one of those Indian actors who has received the ‘Honorary Oscar for the Lifetime Achievement’ way back in 1992. He is also been conferred one of the highest awards in India in the same year, which is none other than ‘Bharat Ratna’.
In addition to this, Ray has been recognised for his work in various categories by the International Film Festivals.
Young, dynamic actor that Apte is, she has proved herself by winning the ‘Best Actress Award’ at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Honoured by ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’, Anurag Kashyap has been presented this award for his continuous efforts to promote the Indian cinema world over.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Being honoured on your birthday is a double birthday gift.
And that’s what happened with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan when she was conferred with ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ by the French.
Another one for the Slumdog Millionaire team. Resul Pookutty proved his sound mixing with an ‘Oscar’ that he received for Best Sound Mixing.
Well, this list is endless as people like Ashutosh Gowariker (for his film Lagaan) or Neeraj Ghaywan (Masaan director) or Bimal Roy and many more have quite often made Indians and India a popular name the world over.
Stay tuned to know more about what Indians are doing to make their motherland proud.