Bollywood Actors With Criminal Records: These days, Bollywood and crime don't appear to be distinct entities. Occasionally, Bollywood superstars have managed to entertain even off-screen, whether it be by breaking laws, committing criminal acts, scuffles, drunk driving, hit-and-run cases, and so on. Some instances go away over time, while others reappear on occasion.
Many celebrities, including Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Jeetendra, and Raveena Tandon, have made news for violating laws.
This speculation has been reinforced by the current case of Raj Kundra's brush with pornography, as well as the case of Rhea Chakraborty. But, even before Rhea, several well-known Bollywood stars had run-ins with the law. Take a look at the list of Famous Bollywood Actors with Criminal Records to see what your favourite star has been up to.
Take a look at these Bollywood stars that have a criminal record.
The Mumbai Police have arrested businessman Raj Kundra, husband of actress and entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty, in connection with an adult film scam. The Mumbai police said on February 4 that they had detained five persons for allegedly pushing women into pornographic films. The case is still ongoing.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) submitted its charge sheet in the case involving the drug angle behind Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic murder over nine months after he was found dead in his apartment. In the charge sheet, Rhea Chakraborty is mentioned. Some of the defendants in the case include Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and his buddy and assistant director Rishikesh Pawar, home manager Samuel Miranda, and house help Dipesh Sawant. The case is still ongoing.
In January, the Shimla Police Department arrested the veteran actor after his cousin filed a sexual assault charge against him.
In March 2018, the Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar filed a complaint against the actress, accusing her of filming an advertisement in the 'no camera zone' inside the temple grounds.
In March 2018, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was accused of eavesdropping on his estranged wife and obtaining her call detail data.
In a case connected to the 1993 Mumbai serial explosions that murdered 257 people, 'Sanju baba' was found guilty of unlawfully having firearms.
Shah Rukh Khan
During the promotion of his film 'Raees,' King Khan was arrested for reportedly 'rioting' and 'damaging' railway property at Kota Railway Station. At the Wankhede Stadium in 2002, he was allegedly seen on video misbehaving with Mumbai Cricket Association officials and manhandling a security member.
Sooraj Pancholi, son of Bollywood couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, has been accused of abetting the suicide of actress Jiah Khan.
Shiney Ahuja was found guilty of raping his maid and sentenced to prison. The high court sentenced him to seven years in jail for allegedly raping his domestic help. However, she was later deemed hostile, and he was released on the grounds of wrongful conviction.
Mumbai-based model Preeti Jain had filed a rape case against film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar in 2004. However, Jain, in 2007, was found guilty of conspiring to kill Bhandarkar by a Session Court.
Govinda was charged with slapping a visitor on the sets of his film 'Money Hai Toh Honey Hai.' The 2008-slapping case was closed by the Supreme Court in 2017.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's son Rahul Bhatt's proximity to 26/11 conspirator David Headley brought him under the scanner of anti-terror agencies.
After reportedly poaching three chinkaras - two in Bhawad village and one in Mathania (Ghoda Farm) during the filming of 'Hum Saath Saath Hain,' two separate charges were filed against Salman in 1998 under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act. In addition to him, the case names Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, and Dushyant Singh. Khan was accused in October 1998 of having an illegal 0.22 rifle and a 0.32 revolver and using them to hunt two blackbucks in Kankani village, Jodhpur. In the early hours of September 28, 2002, the 'Sultan' star was accused of driving his car over a gathering of people sleeping on a sidewalk outside a bakery in Mumbai's Bandra.
Saif Ali Khan
Apart from being implicated in the blackbuck poaching case with Salman Khan and his Hum Saath Saath Hain co-stars, the Nawab of Pataudi also made news in 2012 for being embroiled in a huge fight. He was dining at The Taj Hotel with his then-girlfriend Kareena Kapoor and other companions when he got into a scuffle with another diner, after which he was charged with Attempt to Murder.
In 2001, the actor was caught while attempting to purchase a gram of cocaine, but he was not imprisoned and instead was directed to a rehabilitation facility. Fardeen Khan won't be remembered for his films, but he will be remembered for his criminal charges after he was found with cocaine in 2001. A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act court accused him of having 1 gram of cocaine again in 2010.
We all know how much he loves bikes, but did you know that in 2006, the actor was arrested for reckless and irresponsible driving, which resulted in the injuries of two pedestrians. The actor, on the other hand, was released on bond. John is renowned for being an excellent biker, so this is rather rare. When the actor was accused of causing an accident and injuring two people, his drive for speed landed him in trouble. He was sentenced to 15 days in prison. Instead, John Abraham just had to pay an Rs. 1,500 bail.
Technically, she wasn’t booked under any criminal charge, but the actress had a brush with the law when IT officials raided her apartment on January 23, 2011. Don’t remember? Well, this was the same time when her then-rumoured boyfriend Shahid Kapoor was found in her apartment before the raids as well. Ah, there you go!
For falsifying her travel documents, the yesteryear actress spent two years in a Portuguese prison. She has faced legal issues as a result of her links to organised crime and the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings. Monica Bedi was caught and sentenced to five years in prison for passport forgery in 2005. She is more known as the girlfriend of the underworld don Abu Salem than as a Bollywood star.
For hiding information regarding a Rs 5 crore recovery suit launched against him and his wife by a Delhi-based businessman after they failed to repay a debt, the comedian was held in judicial custody for ten days.
She was detained for appearing bare-legged on a magazine cover with religious symbols imprinted on it while wearing a loose shirt. She was also a spectator in Salman Khan's blackbuck case, although she was not found guilty.
Akshay Kumar & Twinkle Khanna
When Twinkle Khanna opened Akshay Kumar's denim button at a Levis runway show, she was charged with public indecency. Although everything was done with consent, the matter was exaggerated, and the actors were arrested.