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Parineeti, Anushka, Deepika: Where were our stars born?

Last updated on: July 23, 2015 18:39 IST
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Parineeti Chopra may not be working on a film at the moment but the Kill Dill actress sure knows how to keep herself busy.

The outspoken Pari, who shuts down ignorant journalists and advocates all-round girl power, has now lent her powerful voice to champion gender equality in Haryana.

Did you know that the fiesty 26-year-old was born in the state?

Firstborn of businessman Pawan Chopra and his wife Reena, Parineeti was born in Ambala city of the Haryana.

Wondering where some of your favourite actresses hail from?

Read on:

 

Anushka Sharma

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Daughter of Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma, Dil Dhadakne Do star Anushka Sharma spent her childhood in various parts of the country.

While she was born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, she grew up in Bangalore.


Deepika Padukone

Image: Deepika Padukone is Lovely in Happy New Year

Deepika Padukone was born to Konkani parents in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The family -- father Prakash Padukone and mum Ujjwala -- moved the Bangalore when she was a year old.

 

Lisa Haydon

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar 

Lisa Haydon is the daughter of Tamilian father Venkat and Australian mother Anna Haydon.

She was born in Chennai, India, and brought up in Australia and the United States before she moved to India in 2007.


Kalki Koechlin

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Kalki Koechlin is an Indian actress of French descent.

Her father Joel Koechlin met her mother Françoise Armandie in the Auroville Ashram in Puducherry.

The family ultimately settled in Ooty, where Kalki attended school.


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was born in Mangalore hails from the region's Tulu-speaking Bunt community.

Her parents -- Surendra and Vrinda Rai -- moved to Mumbai where Ash and her elder brother Aditya attended school.


Kangana Ranaut 

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Kangana Ranaut was born in Bhambla, a small town in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.

She comes from a Rajput family.


Vidya Balan

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Vidya Balan is a Tamilian but she was born in Poothamkurussy, Puthur, a town in the Palakkad district of Kerala.

In an interview, Vidya -- raised in the suburban Chembur area of Mumbai -- said that the Balan family speak Malayalam and Tamil at home.

 

Dia Mirza

Photograph: Rediff Archives

Dia Mirza was born to German father Frank Handrich and Bengali Hindui mother Deepa.

Her folks divorced when she was a kid and her father passed away a couple of years later.

She took the last name of her stepfather Ahmed Mirza, who hailed from Hyderabad, the city where the actress was born and raised.


Yami Gautam

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Vicky Donor breakout star Yami Gautam was born in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, and brought up in Chandigarh.

Her father Mukesh Gautam is a Punjabi film director.

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