The Sentinel

7 Bollywood Movies based on Inspiration Real-Life Heroes

Nov 17, 2022
Akshay Kumar as Jaswant Singh Gill
Akshay Kumar will essay Sardar Jaswant Singh Gill in the real-life hero's biopic.
Who is Sardar Jaswant Singh Gill?
Akshay Kumar starrer biopic on Sardar Jaswant Singh Gill and other Bollywood movies based on real-life heroes
Pad Man (2018)
'Pad Man' is based on Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu who invented low-cost sanitary pads and generated awareness about unhygienic menstrual practices in rural areas
Manjhi - The Mountain Man
Manjhi - The Mountain Man, starring Nawazuddin Siddique and Radhika Apte, is based on Dashrath Manjhi, who carved a path through mountains with a hammer and chisel. He lost his wife as he couldn't reach hospital on time due to the mountains
Sonam Kapoor's 'Neerja' received acclaim for her performance as Neerja Bhanot, a head purser who lost her life on a flight while rescuing passengers from a hijacked flight
Starring Akshay Kumar, Airlift is based on Ranjit Katyal, a Kuwait-based businessman who helped rescue almost 1,70,000 Indians stranded in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion in 1990. Air India, a civil carrier, entered the Guinness Book of World Records after this mission
Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer 'Raazi' was inspired by Harinder S. Sikka's novel, 'Calling Sehmat', which was based on real events. The spy thriller novel is based on Sehmat Khan, a young girl who marries into a Pakistani family to operate as a spy for RAW
Gangubai Kathiawadi
Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi is based on Ganga Harjeevandas, popularly known as Gangubai Kathiawadi in Kamathipura, who prevented the eviction of sex workers from their homes