Here are six celebrities who have served in the military and then chose to join the film fraternity.
1. Bikramjeet Kanwarpal
We have seen him in numerous films, television shows, and web series. His memorable performances have been as Samar Anand’s Senior Army Officer in Jab Tak Hai JaanRajji Mama and 2 Statesand 24. The late actor was commissioned into the Indian Army in 1989. He retired as a Major in 2002, and in 2003 he made his Bollywood debut to fulfill his dream of being an actor.
2. Achyut Potdar
He is known for his role as a teacher who taught machines in 3 Idiots. He has worked in films such as Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Dabangg 2and Parineeta to name a few. The retired captain has worked in numerous Bollywood films, TV serials, plays, and even ads. He retired as a captain from the Indian Army in 1967. Following this, he worked a corporate job. At the age of 44, he entered the film industry.
3. Anand Bakshi
4. Gufi Paintal
5. Mohommed Ali Shah
He has acted in Agent Vinod, Haider, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Before becoming an actor, he was deployed on the LOC in Jammu and Kashmir, then as an ADC in the North East, and finally to the rank of a Major while he was posted with the Assam Rifles. He has also worked as a television commentator, a corporate job, and is also a TEDx speaker. Actor Naseeruddin Shah is his uncle.
6. Rudrashish Majumder
This actor is a retired Major and has served in the army for 7 years. He is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy and the Indian Military Academy (Dehradun). You might have seen him in Chhichhore and Jersey.
From the front lines to showbiz, these celebs have aced it all.