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PIX: Bollywood Gals And The Army Connection

Last updated on: April 23, 2012 12:59 IST

Image: Priyanka Chopra

Women love men in uniform.

And some of Bollywood's leading ladies have loved men in uniform since they were babies!

Yes, quite a few actresses have an army connection. Take a look:

Priyanka Chopra

The Agneepath actress's parents -- Dr Ashok Chopra and Dr Madhu Akhauri -- were both physicians in the Indian Army.

The former Miss World is also a budding singer, a talent she inherited from her father.

Anushka Sharma

Image: Anushka Sharma

The tall and talented Anushka Sharma's family is originally from Garhwal, Uttarakhand, but the actress studied in army schools in various cantonements across India during her childhood.

Her father Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma served in the Indian Army.

Lara Dutta

Image: Lara Dutta

Actress and new mum Lara Dutta's father LK Dutta is a retired Wing Commander. One of her elder sisters serves in the Indian Air Force.

As a child, Lara to spent most of her time in various army bases.

Sushmita Sen

Image: Sushmita Sen

Actress and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen is known for her sparkling wit and solitaires.

This leggy lass and mum-of-two is another famous army girl. Sushmita, who studied in various Air Force schools during her childhood, is the daughter of retired Wing Commander Subeer Sen.

Neha Dhupia

Image: Neha Dhupia

One of the most impressive dressers in Bollywood, actress Neha Dhupia is the daughter of retired commander Pradip Singh Dhupia, who served in the Indian Navy.

This former Miss India hasn't lost touch with her roots and attends navy functions through the year.

Gul Panag

Image: Gul Panag
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani

Another beauty queen, the dimpled Gul Panag got married to pilot Rishi Attari last year in a glittering ceremony.

The actress and adventure junkie is the daughter of retired Lieutenant General H S Panag, who has served across India and also in Zambia.

Celina Jaitly

Image: Celina Jaitly

Celina Jaitly, now a mum of twins, is one of the most vocal supporters of gay rights in India.

The actress and former beauty queen was born in an army household too. She was born in Kabul to Colonel V K Jaitley and Meeta, who was a nurse in the army.

Preity Zinta

Image: Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta's father, late Durganand Zinta was a Major in the Indian army and made sure that his kids led a disciplined life, according to the actress.

Her brother Deepankar is a comissioned officer in the Indian Army.

Chitrangada Singh

Image: Chitrangada Singh

Actress Chitrangada Singh is married to golfer Jyoti Randhawa but hails from an army family.

Her father was an officer in the Indian army.

Nikita Anand

Image: Nikita Anand

Former beauty queen and actress Nikita Anand spent a better part of her childhood in army schools and cantonements.

Her father Brigadier S S Anand is a doctor in the Indian Army.