5 Bollywood Stars Who Are True-Blue Military Brats

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One's upbringing has an integral role to play in shaping up their personality. Fortunately for these stars, their military backgrounds have only enabled them to travel extensively, push boundaries and deal with constant change with absolute grace. 

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Priyanka ChopraBoth of Chopra’s parents, the late Dr. Ashok Chopra and Dr. Madhu Chopra, served as physicians in the Indian Army. Priyanka often expresses gratitude for her military upbringing and its invaluable gifts— discipline, timeliness, and ability to adapt to diversity. 

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Akshay KumarKumar’s father, Hari Om Bhatia, served as a soldier in the Indian Army, and was based in Amritsar. Post-retirement, Bhatia worked as an accountant for UNICEF in Delhi. The actor is known to frequent army camps, especially the ones where his dad once worked at.  

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Anushka SharmaSharma has traveled extensively with her father, Colonel Ajay Kumar Sharma. Proud of her roots, the Bollywood star has credited the Indian Army, on multiple occasions, for helping shape her personality. 

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Sidharth MalhotraMalhotra's father, Sunil Malhotra, worked as a captain in the Merchant Navy. Much like Sharma and Chopra, Malhotra also studied at various defense schools and is a true-blue Military brat (with its customary swag).

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Arjun RampalRampal's father, Amarjeet Rampal, served in the armed forces many moons ago. What's more, Rampal's maternal grandfather, Brigadier Gurdayal Singh, designed the Indian Army’s artillery gun post-independence.