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Old August 19th, 2016, 01:32 PM
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Brahmins:
Jaya Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan, maternally
Vidya Balan
Mithun Chakraborty
Vasundhara Das
Ajay Devgan (Vishwa Brahmin)
Guru Dutt
Madhuri Dixit
Divya Dutta
Kamal Haasan
Gemini Ganesan
Guar Khan
Saif Ali Khan, maternally
Salman Khan, maternally
Sridevi
Ashok Kumar
Kishore Kumar
Manoj Kumar
Padma Lakshmi
Hema Malini
Radhika Pandit
Deepika Padukone
Kajol
Rani Mukherji
Siddharth
Aishwarya Rai
Arjun Rampal
Hrithik Roshan (real surname is Lal Nagrath)
Sushmita Sen
Anushka Sharma
Kapil Sharma
Sarah Shukla
Sharmila Tagore
Preity Zinta (Vishwa Brahmin)

Khatris:
The Kapoor Family (Kareena, Sonam, Shashi, Rishi, Ranbir, etc.)
The Chopra Family
Anu Agarwal
Malaika Arora
Pooja Batra
Kabir Bedi
Prem Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
Uday Chopra
Kirron Kher
Twinkle Khanna
Kunal Kohli
Sunny Leone

Jatts:
Sunny Deol
Bobby Deol
Gurdas Maan
Jimmy Shergill
Malika Sherawat

Kayashtas:
Amitabh Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan

Scheduled Caste:
Mika Singh

*this list is mostly of big name actors/actresses. Feel free to make some contributions.
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Brahmins:
Jaya Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan, maternally
Vidya Balan
Mithun Chakraborty
Vasundhara Das
Ajay Devgan (Vishwa Brahmin)
Guru Dutt
Madhuri Dixit
Divya Dutta
Kamal Haasan
Gemini Ganesan
Guar Khan
Saif Ali Khan, maternally
Salman Khan, maternally
Sridevi
Ashok Kumar
Kishore Kumar
Manoj Kumar
Padma Lakshmi
Hema Malini
Radhika Pandit
Deepika Padukone
Kajol
Rani Mukherji
Siddharth
Aishwarya Rai
Arjun Rampal
Hrithik Roshan (real surname is Lal Nagrath)
Sushmita Sen
Anushka Sharma
Kapil Sharma
Sarah Shukla
Sharmila Tagore
Preity Zinta (Vishwa Brahmin)

Khatris:
The Kapoor Family (Kareena, Sonam, Shashi, Rishi, Ranbir, etc.)
The Chopra Family
Anu Agarwal
Malaika Arora
Pooja Batra
Kabir Bedi
Prem Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
Uday Chopra
Kirron Kher
Twinkle Khanna
Kunal Kohli
Sunny Leone

Jatts:
Sunny Deol
Bobby Deol
Gurdas Maan
Jimmy Shergill
Malika Sherawat

Kayashtas:
Amitabh Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan

Scheduled Caste:
Mika Singh

*this list is mostly of big name actors/actresses. Feel free to make some contributions.
Jagguji, you forgot to add Muzammil Ibrahim in the list of Brahmins. Aren't all Kasmiri Muslims descendants of Pandits.
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Old August 21st, 2016, 12:33 AM
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Jagguji, you forgot to add Muzammil Ibrahim in the list of Brahmins. Aren't all Kasmiri Muslims descendants of Pandits.
Also him then, and perhaps some other Kashmiris such as Katrina Kaif would be classified as Brahmins
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Jagguji, you forgot to add Muzammil Ibrahim in the list of Brahmins. Aren't all Kasmiri Muslims descendants of Pandits.
Also him then, and perhaps some other Kashmiris such as Katrina Kaif would be classified as Brahmins
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Re: Castes of Bollywood Actors

Apparently the Kapoors in Bollywood are actually Brahmins not Khatris. It is a surname shared with Brahmins and Khatris, but I initially believed that the Kapoors in Bollywood were Khatris. It does makes sense however that they are Brahmins as they all have a fair complexion and lighter eyes which are common with Brahmins.

My surname is Kapoor, and I can assure you that I am a Khatri, not a Brahmin, however which community is this name more common amongst?
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Re: Castes of Bollywood Actors

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My surname is Kapoor, and I can assure you that I am a Khatri, not a Brahmin,
Thank God . I was really getting worried that you would be a Brahmin...... But thanks for your assurance . Now I am much relieved ...........


Abe Choot ke dhakkan.........
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Anyways, now this dhakkan thread is actually getting responses, let me start punching holes. Sushmita Sen is not a Brahmin. She is a 'kayashth' like many other famous bongs. My Jha colleague was quite disappointed to learn this ages back. He was even more dissapointed to learn that Madhubala was peaceful- and he was a Cong supporter.
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Reminds me of a discussion I had recently. Somebody introduced themselves at a party as belonging to the warrior caste... without any prompting. So I asked them if they wipe their arses in any different way... any special way?
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Re: Castes of Bollywood Actors

Let us also discuss the India-fame celebrities,.....

Famous Indians who have Foreign Passports:

- Akshay Kumar [Canadian]
- Alia Bhatt [British]
- Imran Khan, lapsed actor [American]
- Siddharth Varadarajan [American]
- Aditya Sinha, Journalist [American]
- The late Sunanda Pushkar [Canadian]

Sam Pitroda used to be an American Citizen but renounced it and became a Citizen of India when he got involved in government. He must one of the few who was born an Indian Citizen, migrated to America, took an oath of allegiance to the United States, returned to India, got involved in Government, naturalised as an Indian Citizen and then renounced his hard-won American Citizenship. This back and forth citizenship drama has occurred in the lives of political figures from countries that have been closely tied to the United States such as Israel and South Korea but it is very rare, almost unheard of, for an Indian.

Famous Foreigners who have taken up Indian Citizenship:

- Tom Alter [American]
- Jean Dreze [Belgian]
- Adnan Sami [Pakistani and Canadian]
- Michel Danino [French]

Famous Indians who have applied for and received Indian Citizenship:

- Urjit Patel (Kenya - Became an Indian Citizen in 2013)

Famous Indians who have assumed to have been foreign citizens and have been forced to clarify they are not:

- Raghuram Rajan
- Naresh Trehan

Add the following to the second list:
1. Viswanathan Anand: He was going to be given an honorary doctorate by the University of Hyderabad. However, some bureaucrats raised questions about his citizenship and in the end, Anand refused to accept the degree.
2. Amartya Sen
3. Zubin Mehta
4. Leander Paes

Vishwanathan Anand was about to be given the Khel Ratna or some other honour by the Government but then the Home Ministry raised some issues about his residency in Spain.

Indians don't appear to understand that residence and citizenship need not be coterminous.

About Amartya Sen, I remember reading an account by one of his colleagues who was interviewing him for a faculty position and this man was flabbergasted to discover that Sen was yet to opt for a Western Passport.

Similarly with Zubin Mehta. He has to answer questions to this day why he stubbornly hangs on to his Indian Passport. Poor fellow.

Leander Paes being mistaken for a foreign passport holder is news to me. He plays Davis Cup matches for India and has always been known explicitly as an Indian Tennis Player. They show the flag next to his name on the score card for God's sake. Still, Indians refuse to accept.

Having said that, I myself have been guilty for assuming the Amritraj brothers were U.S. Citizens. A recent interview revealed they were not.

It's difficult business hanging on to your Indian Passport, much easier to just go with the flow and do what people expect of you.

PS: This article makes me cringe: http://www.oneindia.com/2010/08/24/v...r-spanish.html


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