(Last Updated on : 05/10/2017)
Renowned Overseas Citizens of India are the famous non-Indian citizens who have a lifetime visa to live and work in India but with fewer restrictions. Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) scheme has been recently introduced by the Indian Government
in order to allow a limited form of dual citizenship to Indians, NRIs (Non-Resident Indian) and PIOs (People of Indian Origin) for the first time since Independence
. An Overseas Citizen of India is a lifetime visa status. It is the closest thing to dual citizenship that India offers.
Some of the popular Overseas Citizens of India are as follows;
: Akshay Kumar is a Canadian citizen. He gave up his Indian passport in 2011, since Indian constitution
does not allow dual citizenship.
: Alia Bhatts mother, Soni Razdan, is of British origin. So owing to her mothers nationality, Alia Bhatt automatically acquired the citizenship of England.
: The reigning queen of Bollywood
, Deepika Padukone has a Danish passport, as she was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
: Imran Khan, nephew of Aamir Khan was born in the United States of America and hence he is officially a citizen of America.
: Monica Dogra, who made her debut with Aamir Khan
s Dhobi Ghat, is also not Indian. The actress-singer is Indian-American.
: Evelyn Sharma is a Bollywood actress
who worked in movies like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. She is Indian-German. She was born in Frankfurt.
The Great Khali
: The Indian wrestler Dalip Singh Rana
, popularly known as The Great Khali, took up American citizenship a few years ago.
and Shibani Dandekar
: Anusha Dandekar and Shibani Dandekar are both TV presenters
. The Dandekar sisters hold Australian passports, owing to their parents. They grew up in New South Wales.
: The current wrestling
champion, Jinder Mahal is also not Indian. He is a Canadian national.
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