A number of actors, producers, choreographers, directors, fashion designers, singers, costume designers and others associated with the second largest film industry so it’s obvious that sexual orientation can different of some of them. Now on 6th of Sep 2018, Indian Supreme Court decriminalised 377 and obviously consensual adult gay sex is not a crime.
These talented and popular gay celebrities gained so fame and success in the industry and have a huge fan following across the world. Read here about 10 Most Popular Gay Celebrities in Bollywood including ace filmmaker Karan Johar to VJ Andy, some are open about their interest while some don’t want to discuss their personal lives.
1- Karan Johar
Karan Johar is one of the most reputed film personalities of the current time. Star kids’ godfather Karan Johar has worked as an actor, director, producer, and writer. His directional debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) received 8 Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award for Best Popular Film.
He is the successful producer has produced 40 plus films, directed 6 successful Hindi drama and his Dharma Production Company is one of the biggest production houses and already announced a number of movies in a row.
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2- Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra is the biggest name as a fashion designer in India. He started his career as a model but failed to get success in modeling and tried hands in fashion and art today he is a successful fashion designer.
Manish first designed costumes for beautiful Juhi Chawla for Bollywood movie Swarg (1990) got instant success. After few years, he won a Filmfare Costume Award since he never looked behind.
3- Imam Siddique
Fashion Stylist Imam Siddique is also a popular Television personality. He appeared in the famous reality show Bigg Boss Season 6 and also entered this show again in season 9 for a week.
In 2013, Imam Siddique hosted a show on MTV (13-episodes) comedy reality, Time Out With Imam.
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4- Rohit Verma
Rohit Verma is a fashion designer, ex-contestant of Bigg Boss season 3, hosted his own fashion show Style Strip on Zoom TV. Not only a successful fashion designer, Rohit Verma is also an architect.
Rohit also appeared as himself in Madhur Bhandarkar’s critically acclaimed drama Fashion (2008).
5- Manish Arora
Veteran fashion designer Manish Arora is one of the most successful and talented designers. He worked as a creative director of the French fashion house Paco Rabanne but left it later in 2012.
Manish was graduating in Commerce but dropped out later because decided to choose a career in fashion and art then applied for National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi and won Best Student Award there.
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6- Apurva Asrani
Apurva Asrani is a very popular and successful Film editor & Screenwriter. His notable work is Satya (1998), Shahid (2012), CityLights (2014). He won Filmfare Award for Best Editing for debuting project Satya.
He debuted as a screenwriter through critically acclaimed drama Aligarh (2016) then wrote Simran (2017) along with Kangana Ranaut.
7- Rohit Bal
New Delhi based fashion designer Rohit Bal designed for both men and women. Rohit and his brother Rajiv Bal started a company Orchid Oversea Pvt.Ltd, Khadi Gram Udyog also offered him to collaborate in Panchkula.
The famous designer Rohit Bal is best known for his work for quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati designs.
8- Vikram Seth
Kolkata, West Bengal based Novelist and poet, Vikram Seth has received several awards for his incomparable work. In 2007, Indian Government honored him with Padma Shri, 4th civilian of the country award.
The Golden Gate (1986), A Suitable Boy (1993), An Equal Music (1999) are novels and Mappings (1980), Beastly Tales (1991) are notable poems by him.
9- VJ Andy
VJ Andy is a famous television personality, hosted several TV shows and appeared in a few Bollywood films. Ek Paheli Leela (2015) and Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 (2016) are two Bollywood films where Andy played himself.
In 2013, Andy hosted a reality shows Dare 2 Date and What’s with Indian Woman. In the same year, he participated in the reality TV show Bigg Boss season 7.
National Films Award Winning filmmaker Onir is a very talented director, editor, screenwriter and producer. He received critical acclaim for his AIDS and same-sex relationships drama My Brother…Nikhil (2005).
I Am (2011) is Onir’s film penned, directed, produced and edited by himself and the film received National Film Award for Best Hindi Feature Film in 2011.