On This Day - Chris Evans' Birthday: Did You Know the Actor Has a Spiritual Connection with India?

The 'Captain America' actor visited India in the early 2000s for a Buddhist retreat.

Chris Evans has always been in the spotlight for all good reasons. The actor is best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Besides, he has also showcased his acting chops in films like 'Snowpiercer', 'Knives Out', and 'The Gray Man'.


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It comes as no surprise that Chris enjoys a massive fan following in India. However, what many are unaware of is that the actor has a strong spiritual connection with India, and had visited here long before playing his role in MCU.


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As Chris celebrates his 42nd birthday today, we share more about the actor's spiritual connection with the country.

When Chris Evans Spoke About His Spiritual Connection with India

During an interview in 2012, Chris revealed that he had visited Rishikesh in the early 2000s.

He said, "I spent three weeks in Rishikesh in 2005 or 2006 at a Buddhist retreat. I attend a Buddhism class here in LA and the woman who teaches had trained there. So, we all went and stayed in this little village for about three weeks, hiked the Himalayas, camped on the banks of the Ganga… it was great."

Notably, in another interview, the actor said that he is keen on working in a Bollywood film. He said, "I'm sure there are some great directors so, of course, it's not about the genre for me; it's about the directors - so count me in!"

Some Interesting Facts About Chris Evans

The actor initially turned down the role of Captain America twice, as he was afraid of losing his anonymity.

He auditioned for Steven Spielberg’s 'West Side Story', but got rejected.

Besides being an exceptional actor, Chris Evans is a brilliant tap dancer as well.