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Indian Celebrities: 8 famous personalities With Criminal Records!

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Bizarre controversies have always surrounded famous artists and celebrities because they are always under the radar of the paparazzi and the spotlight. Sometimes, these controversies are real and other times, they are purely fake. But due to the constant pressure of being in the public eye and performing well, beloved celebrities might occasionally lose sight of themselves and get involved in situations they cannot escape or go back from. This article looks at 8 Indian celebrities who got themselves in these situations, and now possess a history of a criminal record.

Indian Celebrities With Criminal Records

1. Sanjay Dutt

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The beloved “Sanju Baba” and his story are now widely known across the country, courtesy of his biopic titled ‘Sanju’. Dutt was convicted with illegal possession of weapons – an AK-47 assault rifle and a 9mm pistol. He was charged with TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act) and since then he had been in and out of jail, until being released as a free man in 2016.

2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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This one might come as a shocker to most people, but this talented actor also possesses a criminal record. He was arrested for having spied on his ex-wife and also obtaining her personal call records in 2018. However, he denied all the accusations and allegations later.

3. John Abraham

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The handsome Housefull 2 actor has a criminal record too. John Abraham had been arrested for rash driving in 2006 and had served 15 days in jail. He was granted bail later.

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4. Salman Khan

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Bollywood’s “Prem” has always been at the center of attention in this industry, and it is startling how he went from being a sweet lover boy of the 90s to a bad boy criminal. There have been a few cases registered against him, one of them being the most well-known 1998 case of poaching of chinkaras during the shooting of the film “Hum Saath Saath Hain”. Another famous case against Khan was the killing of 2 blackbucks, as well as one hit-and-run case. However, he has gotten away with all of them.

5. Shah Rukh Khan

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SRK or the Badshah of Bollywood does not have a clean record either. In 2012, he was also accused of fighting and abusing the security personnel and the MCA officials at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. King Khan was also accused of damaging the railway properties during the promotion of his film “Raees” at the Kota railway station.

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6. Sooraj Pancholi

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Son of Aditya Pancholi, Sooraj was accused of abetting Jiah Khan’s suicide. A suicide note was found soon after the investigation began and his name was in it indicating he might have been the reason for her suicide and also may have forced her to abort their unborn child.

7. Jeetendra

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Another shocking one on this list is the veteran actor Jeetendra. Though it might seem like he has a clean background, he does possess some criminal history. In 2018, he was accused of sexual assault by his cousin, who filed a complaint against him to Shimla police.

8. Shiney Ahuja


It was outrageous news back in 2009 when Shiney Ahuja was accused of raping his maid. The Bhool Bhulaiya actor denied all the allegations at first but later confessed to everything, including the appalling news that he had molested her before as well when she was just 20 years old.

Final Words

In conclusion, celebrity or not, everyone is equal in the eyes of law and if anyone dares commit a crime, he/she is punishable by law. Under no circumstance shall the famous people be exempted from being punished for their crimes.

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