Some of the famous contemporary celebrities:
Angarag Mahanta aka Papon is a popular singer and artist from Assam. He has lent his voice to a number of Bollywood numbers. He is also popular in the college fest circuits for his soulful voice.
Was quite popular a few years ago. Hailing from Assam, he voiced a number of popular Bollywood numbers.
The pole vault athlete caught the attention of the nation in Rio Olympics. The champion from Tripura ended up securing the fourth spot and earned the the praises of several well-known individuals and the whole nation.
The face of football in India founded the I-League team from his home state of Sikkim. He has also been a participant of the realty show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (remake of Dancing With the Stars (TV series) )
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The Indian Idol contestant became popular for his singing and looks. He has been in commercials and in a movie starring Shahid Kapoor (actor) and Anushka Sharma (actor). He has also hosted popular realty shows and award functions. Arguably, one of the most recognised face from Northeast in the entire nation.
Last one is the most famous. She is the former world champion, Olympics bronze medalist is the most famous person from Northeast presently. The pride of Manipur has had a biopic made after her, starring the Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra.
There are several others who had achieved fame in reality shows but are not that popular now. They include Debojit Saha (singer), Amit Paul (Indian Idol winner) and Jeetumoni (DID Lil Masters winner). Several other athletes like Sunil Chetri are also from Northeast but they cannot be called celebrities.