Rajasthan is a homeland of many legendary figures who have made it big by achieving extraordinary success. Rajasthan is full of great personalities who have significantly contributed to the legacy of the state.
So, we bring you, 5 such heroes, from Rajasthan who have left a significant mark on the world from various fields of Music and dance, art, culture, cinema, etc.
Ila Arun is one of the most popular Rajasthani folk singers of India who is known for her mesmerizing husky voice. Her work area is not only limited to singing but she is also known for her excellence in acting as she is also an immensely popular actress in the Indian television and Film industry. She also sings folk and folk-pop numbers which became equally popular with her album “Vote For Ghagra”, which sold more than 1,00,000 copies and created many records. She also appeared in several reality music shows as a judge and also sung for the very famous IPL team Rajasthan Royals. There are many impressive appearances in both television and Indian cinema in which Ila Arun has left a mark and she has a huge fan following in India and abroad who love to listen to her.
Govardhan Asrani is an Indian actor and director whose Bollywood career has spanned five decades. He has acted in about 350 Hindi films. He was born in a middle-class Sindhi family in Jaipur. He has played the lead hero, character roles, comic roles, and supporting roles. He is best known for his role in Sholay as a jailer. He won the Filmfare award for Best Comedian for his performances in Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar in 1974 and for Balika Badhu in 1976.
Irrfan Ali Khan
Irfan Khan, the famous acting professional comes from Rajasthan. He is one of the Indian actors who have worked in Hindi cinema as well as British and American movies. Some of his greatest acts are Paan Singh Tomar, Life of Pi, The Lunchbox, Hindi Medium, The Namesake, etc. and the list is never-ending. He had been rewarded with numerous accolades like the National film award, Asian film award, and multiple Filmfare awards. Born in a Muslim family of Pathans, he achieved many milestones with his hard work and extraordinary talent.
Also known as the King of Ghazal, the famous Jagjit Singh is considered a rare gem of Rajasthan. He was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan and with his prodigious singing, he achieved worldwide fame in such a short time. He composed and sang in numerous languages which got highlighted in many Hindi films. Well-versed as a music director, composer, and singer, he was considered the all-in-one package in the music industry. In the rapidly changing world of hip-hop and pop music, he showed the world the significance of Ghazal in the industry.
Allah Jilai Bai
Padam Shri Allah Jilai Bai is known as a folk singer from Rajasthan. She was born in Bikaner to a singer’s family. At the very early age of 10, she made herself capable of singing in the Durbar of Maharaja Ganga Singh. In spite of her popularity, she had a down-to-earth and humble nature. She is the singer of the well-known piece ‘Kesaria Balam’. She had received Padma Shri which is one of the highest civilian awards in India. Because of her amazing voice, she has been accoladed with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the year 1988 for folk music.
Be it politics, films, literature, or industry, Rajasthanis have shown their ability in every area. With its vast culture, Rajasthan enthuses everybody with its charm. These people have made their hometown proud not just in the country, but also outside the country. It’s inspiring to see all these amazing characters have made their way to success and now shine brightly. No wonder this state has brought us such heroic characters that the entire country honors today.