CELEBRITY FROM CHEMBUR


1. The entire Kapoor Family stayed in Deonar Bungalow – Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor. The RK studio belongs to them.

2. Anil Kapoor and Boney Kapoor – Both went to OLPS Boys High School, Chembur.

3. Shankar Mahadevan – Attended OLPS Boys High School. Current Residence – Vashi.

4. Shilpa Shetty – Lived at St. Antony's Road. Studied at St. Antony's Girls High School,Chembur.

5 . Shamita Shetty – Lived at St. Antony's Road. Studied at St. Antony's Girls High School,Chembur.

6. Malaika Arora Khan – Born in Thane and moved in to Borla Society, Chembur. For schooling, she went to St Anthonys and later to Swami Vivekananda School.

7. Ayesha Takia – Stayed at Diamond Garden. Studied at St. Antony's Girls High School,Chembur.

8. Amrita Arora – Stayed at Borla Society, Chembur. Went to St. Antony's High School.

9. Sonam Kapoor – Born in Chembur then shifted to Juhu.

10. Shreya Ghoshal – A resident of Anushakti Nagar, Chembur, and now lives in Santacruz.

11. Vidya Balan – Resident of 11th Road, Chembur. Attended St. Antony's High School.

12. Ashley Lobo, the renowned Bollywood coreographer and son of the famous Opera singer Celia Lobo grew up in Chembur. His sister Deidre Lobo now performs at international stages.

13. Alfred J D'Souza - Founder of the world-renowned Stop-Gaps choir grew up and lives in Chembur. A lot of English theatre and Broadway culture in Bombay was promoted by well-heeled Chemburites. World renowned pianists Leon D'Souza and Freeda Soares live here.

14. Visionaries such as Prof Aloysius Soares, Sarto Esteves, Dr Cosmos Fernandes, to name a few, are responsible in making Chembur what it is today. The pioneers who entered this garden suburb transformed Chembur into what they call today "Queen of the Eastern Suburbs!" Big salute.

15. Bollywood music producer George Joseph lives in Chembur.

16. Jonathan Augustin is the youngest kid on the block who is making Chembur proud by making waves with his new English movie "The Lift Boy."

17. Ben Gorham who founded the European luxury brand called Byredo grew up in Chembur. In fact, as a tribute to Chembur he named one of his perfumes as "Byredo Chembur."

18. Nush Lewis - Mumbai's only harpist lives in Chembur.

19. Famous singers Bombay Jayashri and Mahalakshmi Iyer live in Chembur. 

20. Tamil actress Nadia Moidu grew up in Chembur.

21. Medha Patkar – Famous Indian Social Activist – Resident of Christian Colony Road, Chembur.

22. Actor Ashutosh Rana – Stayed in Aziz Baug, Chembur.

23. Actress Shveta Salve – Resident of Deonar Farm Road. Went to Loretto Convent, RCF Township, Chembur.

24. Actress Shraddha Das – Diamond Garden Resident – Attended St. Antony's Girl High School.

25. Pallavi Kulkarni – "Vaidehi" fame actress – Stayed in RCF and studied at Loretto Convent, RCF Township, Chembur.

26. Sachin Shroff – Television actor – Still a resident of Chembur.

27. Actor Eijaz Khan – Studied at OLPS Boys High School, Chembur.

28. Ashok Kumar – Veteran Actor – Stayed at Union Park, Chembur.

29. Geeta Bali – Veteran Actress – Stayed in Chembur.

30. Shobhana Samarth – Actor and grandmother of Kajol Devgan

31. Veteran Music Director - Shrinivas Khale

32. Veterans in the music field - pioneers of Indian classical music in Chembur - Narayangaonkar family
Pt.A.P.Narayangaonkar - Music Director and singer ( 1940). 
Pt.Deepak & Mrs.Meera Narayangaonkar - Renowned Music Gurus and devotional singers. 

St.Anthony students - Mrs.Meera and her daughters- Ashwini Narayangaonkar- Music Therapist & Music Guru.
Tanvi Narayangaonkar - performing artiste and You Tuber

33. Birju Maharaj – Famous Kathak Dancer – Grew up in Chembur.

34. Renowned Santoor artiste - Pt.Satish Vyas lived near Chembur Naka

35. K K Singh – Film Writer – Stayed in Chembur.

36. Nalini Jaywant - Stayed at Union Park, Chembur.

37. Rajkumar Kohli – Film Director – Stayed in Union Park, Chembur with wife Nishi Kohli, a Punjabi actress of yesteryears.

38. Actor Armaan Kohli – Resident of Union Park, Chembur. Studied at OLPS Boys High School.

39. Narayan Rane – Indian politician and a former Chief Minister of Maharashtra lived here.

40. Iqbal Singh Sethi was a well-known Rock & Roll dancer known as Elvis Presley of India & King of Rock & Roll of India. He resides at Deonar.

41. Kim Singh - Born in Chembur, went to OLPS Boys High School. Gained prominence in business and technology in the US. Was awarded medal of honor by President Bill Clinton.

42. Abey Kuruvilla – Famous cricketer who played for India was brought up in Chembur.

43. Renowned music composer Ram Sampath studied at OLPS High School, Chembur.

44. Actors Aditya Hitkari and Has Arora grew up in Chembur.

45. Actresses Poonam Sinha and Aparna Tilak studied at St. Antony's too..

46. Chandrakant Pandit – Ex-cricketer

47. Karsan Gavri – Ex-cricketer

48. Balwinder Singh Sandhu – Ex-cricketer

49. Boney Kapoor – Bollywood Producer

50. Trilok Kapoor – Bollywood Actor

51. Om Prakash Bakshi (Daddu) – Bollywood Actor

52. Uday Maan Singh Gandoak – Best Golfer of The Bombay Presidency Golf Course.

53. Aditya Pancholi – Bollywood Actor

54. Sanjay Kapoor – Bollywood Actor

55. Lalita Pawar – Yesteryear Actress

56. Nutan Behl – Yesteryear Actress

57. Dhumal – Yesteryear actor

58. Aditya Tare - Cricketer lives in Chembur.

59. Besides, the tinsel town folks, Chembur has also been a breeding ground for education luminaries and revolutionaries. A lot of principals and vice principals who served prestigious colleges such as Sophia's, St Xavier's, and St Andrew's came from Chembur.

60. Dr Yvonne Freitas from St Anthony's Road, Chembur, was the first lady lecturer in the history of St Xavier's College, Mumbai. Another Chembur resident Dr Jeanette Pinto was the Vice Principal of St Xavier's in the 60's and 70's and Principal at Sophia's College in the 80's. In fact, Fr Roy Pereira SJ, the current Vice Principal at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, is a Chembur boy. Also Ashok Kumar and Omprakash Stayed in Chembur in Union Park

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