Here Pride Month is ongoing, and celebs raising their voices for freedom and acceptance in society. The film editor Apurva Asrani usually shares photos with partner Kadamboor Neeraj, Onir never hides his thoughts on LGBTQ rights.
As we all know, we live in the twenty-first century, and art and cinema are two powerful industries. Art and cinema don’t differentiate between genders.
Being gay or belonging to the LGBTQ+ category should be as normal as belonging to the male or female categories. Even today, most people don’t accept people from the LGBTQ+ category. On September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled that consensual adult gay sex is not a crime.
Every human being in itself is beautiful and unique, and every person has some talent. So here in this article, we will be sharing a list of talented and popular gay celebrities from the Hindi film industry. These gay celebrities have gained so much fame and success in the industry and have a huge fan following across the world.
Read here about the 10 most popular gay celebrities in Bollywood, including ace filmmaker Karan Johar and VJ Andy. Some of these celebrities are open about their lives, while others don’t want to discuss their personal lives, which is completely their choice.
1- Karan Johar
Karan Johar is one of the most reputed film personalities of the current time. Karan Johar is known for his soft corner for star kids, but he has worked as an actor, director, producer, and writer for these 25 years. His directing debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), received 8 Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award for Best Popular Film.
2- Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra is the biggest name of a fashion designer in India. He started his career as a model but failed to find success there and tried his hand at fashion and art instead. Today he is a successful fashion designer.
Manish first created costumes for the stunning Juhi Chawla in the Bollywood film Swarg (1990), which was an instant success. After a few years, he won a Filmfare Costume Award since then he never looked behind and today he is among the best designers in India.
3- Imam Siddique
Fashion stylist Imam Siddique is also a popular television personality. He appeared on the popular reality show Bigg Boss Season 6 and returned for a week in Season 9.
In 2013, Imam Siddique hosted a show on MTV (13 episodes) called Time Out With Imam.
4- Rohit Verma
Rohit Verma is a fashion designer and an ex-contestant of Bigg Boss season 3. He hosted his own fashion show, Style Strip, on Zoom TV. Not only is Rohit Verma a successful fashion designer, but he is also an architect.
Rohit also appeared as himself in Madhur Bhandarkar’s critically acclaimed 2008 drama Fashion.
5- Manish Arora
Veteran fashion designer Manish Arora is one of the most successful and talented designers. He worked as the 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 he decided to choose a career in fashion and art. He then applied to the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi and won the Best Student Award there.
6- Apurva Asrani
Apurva Asrani is a very popular and successful film editor and screenwriter. His notable works are Satya (1998), Shahid (2012), and CityLights (2014). Satya, his debut film, earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Editing.
He made his screenwriting debut with the critically acclaimed 2016 drama Aligarh, then wrote Simran (2017) with Kangana Ranaut.
7- Rohit Bal
Rohit Bal, a New Delhi-based fashion designer, created looks for both men and women. Rohit and his brother Rajiv Bal started a company called Orchid Oversea Pvt. Ltd. Khadi Gram Udyog also offered him a job in Panchkula.
The famous designer Rohit Bal is best known for his work for the quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
8- Vikram Seth
Kolkata, West Bengal-based novelist and poet Vikram Seth has received several awards for his incomparable work. In 2007, the Indian government bestowed upon him the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth civilian award.
The Golden Gate (1986), A Suitable Boy (1993), and An Equal Music (1999) are novels, and Mappings (1980) and Beastly Tales (1991) are notable poems by him.
9- VJ Andy
VJ Andy is a famous television personality who has 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 in which Andy played himself.
Andy hosted the reality shows Dare 2 Date and What’s with Indian Woman in 2013. In the same year, he participated in the reality TV show Bigg Boss season 7.
National Film Award-winning filmmaker Onir is a very talented director, editor, screenwriter, and producer. His AIDS and same-sex relationships drama My Brother Nikhil (2005) received critical acclaim.
I Am (2011) is Onir’s film, penned, directed, produced, and edited by himself; the film received the National Film Award for Best Hindi Feature Film in 2011.
Indian Gay Celebrities FAQs
A. Karan Johar, Apurva Asrani, Onir to Manish Malhotra all are famous Gay celebrities in India.
A. Kadamboor Neeraj is gay partner of Apurva Asrani.
A. Karan Johar’s name in the past, connected with Sidharth Malhotra to Manish Malhotra but he never openly revealed anything about his partner.