The Sentinel

6 Bollywood Celebrities who have Served in the Indian Armed Forces

Jan 26, 2022
Anand Bakshi
He has written songs for many superhit films which fans liked very much. Anand Bakshi is said to have served as a cadet in the Royal Indian Navy for nearly two years before composing music for films.
A. R. Rahman
AR Rahman has also served in the Royal Indian Air Force as a pilot earlier. But his dream was to make a mark in the Bollywood industry. Later, he left the job of pilot and stepped into the world of music.
Gufi Paintal
Actor Gufi Paintal, who made his place among the audience with the character of Shakuni Mama in Indian TV’s most popular serial ‘Mahabharat’, was also once a soldier in the army. During an interview, Gufi Paintal himself had revealed that in the year 1962, when the war between India and China started, direct recruitment started from the college and he had joined the army.
Bikramjeet Kanwarpal
Although Bikramjeet Kanwarpal is no longer in this world but he worked for the first time in the film ‘Page 3’. After this, he showed his acting skills in films like ‘Rocket Singh’, ‘Murder 2’, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. But before this Bikramjeet Kanwarpal was a Major in the Indian Army. At the same time, his father Lt Col Dwarka Nath Kanwarpal was also a high-ranking officer in the Indian Army.
Rudrashish Majumder
Rudrashish Majumder is in the headlines these days for his upcoming film ‘Jersey’. Shahid Kapoor is going to be seen as the lead in this film. Rudrashish was also seen in the movie ‘Chhichhore’. Before working in films, Rudrashish used to be a Major in the Indian Army.
Mohanlal, the superstar of South Cinema, was also a Lieutenant Colonel in the first Indian Territorial Army. According to the report, Mohanlal got the rank in the year 2009.