This is a list of famous and notable people of Madhya Pradesh, India. This would include individuals who are known to a large number of people and this is based on the extent of their popularity. Their fame may be brief, what matters is that they were well known during the peak of their popularity.
1. Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal is a famous Bollywood actor, producer, model, screenwriter, TV personality and entrepreneur. He started her acting career with Rajeev Rai’s Pyaar ishq aur Mohabbat. He was born in Jabalpur, MP and spent his childhood there.
2. Arun Dev Singh
Arundev Singh made his Bollywood debut with the film Sikander. She has also appeared in Pooja Bhatt’s film Jism 2, Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi, Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro and David Dhawan’s Main Tera Hero. He was born in Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh.
3. Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar’s real name was Kumudlal Ganguly and he was called Dadamoni. He gained prestigious status in Indian cinema and was also a member of the cinematic Ganguly family. He was born in Bhagalpur, India.
4. Ashutosh Rana
Ashutosh Rana’s full name is Ashutosh “Rana” Ramnarayan Nikhara. He is an actor and is working in Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films! He has also acted in several TV shows. He is originally from Madhya Pradesh.
5. Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar is one of the best known and most respected playback singers and music directors in India. She was born in Indore and spent her early years there.
6. Johnny Walker
Johnny Walker’s real name was Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi. He was an actor who acted in more than 300 films. He was born in Indore, British India as the son of a mill worker. Soon Johnny’s father was made redundant and his family moved to Bombay.
7. Jaya Bachchan
Jaya Bachchan is a Bollywood actress and politician. She currently holds a berth in the Rajya Sabha as a Member of Parliament from the Samajwadi Party. He was born in Jabalpur, India.
Shaan’s real name is Shantanu Mukherjee. He is a playback singer and works in many languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada and Telugu. He is originally from Madhya Pradesh.
9. Sara Khan
Sara Khan is an Indian actress and model. She was awarded the title of Miss Bhopal in 2007. She has also anchored for Doordarshan Madhya Pradesh and ETV and was a contestant of Bigg Boss Season 4 in 2010. He was born in Bhopal, India.
10. Divyanka Tripathi
Divyanka Tripathi is an actress and works primarily in the TV industry. She won the dance reality show Nach Baliye in 2017. She hails from Madhya Pradesh and was born in Bhopal.
11. Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor is remembered for hosting the vocal reality show Antakshari which ran from 1993 to 2006. He is also famous for his roles in Mr. India, Vicky Donor and Jolly LLB 2! Annu Kapoor is from Madhya Pradesh.
12. Mushtaq Khan
Mushtaq Khan has worked in the Bollywood film industry for almost three decades. He is best remembered for his roles in films like Jodi No.1, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke and Welcome. Mushtaq Khan was born in Baihar town of Balaghat district in Madhya Pradesh.
13. Razak Khan
Abdur Razzaq Khan was Razak Khan’s full name and he mainly acted in Hindi films. He was widely praised for his supporting and comic roles in films, for his portrayal of the ninja uncle in Namaste Bhai, Manikchand in Badshah and Takshak Pahalwan in Golhe Maar in Akhiyan. He is originally from Madhya Pradesh.
14. Palak Muchhal
Palak Muchhal is a famous playback singer! He and his younger brother Palash Muchhal perform stage shows in India and abroad to raise money to help poor children who need financial support for treatment of heart diseases. He was born in Indore, India.
15. Govind Namdev
Govind Namdev is a Bollywood actor who made his debut in the films Shola and Shabnam in which he played a corrupt cop. He is famous in the industry for playing negative roles. He has been a part of NSD for 12–13 years as an actor.
16. Mukesh Tiwari
Mukesh Tiwari is famous for playing negative as well as comic roles in films. He is famous for playing the duplicate role of Sanjay Dutt in the Golmaal series.
17. Sharat Saxena
Sharat Saxena has been a part of the Bollywood, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam film industries. He has acted in more than 250 Bollywood films as a character actor. Sharat started his career in the 70s and often played characters like Chacha, Dad and Comic Villain.