Angelina Jolie to Prince Harry: Celebrities who have visited war-torn Afghanistan over the years


 | Updated: Aug 20, 2021, 04:59 PM IST

Post US troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan and Taliban's takeover, the country is going through a difficult time. Over the years when British as well as the US troops were maintaining law and order in the country, many Hollywood celebrities visited the war-torn country 

Scroll down to check the list: 

Prince Harry

Britain’s Prince Harry served two tours in Afghanistan during his ten years in the Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. In 2007–2008, he served for over ten weeks in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He returned to Afghanistan for a 20-week deployment in 2012–2013 with the Army Air Corps.

Speaking about his time in Afghanistan, he had earlier said: “One minute you're in bed asleep, six and a half minutes later you're speaking to someone on the ground being shot at.”


Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie visited Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011 as part of her work as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for refugees. The actress covered her hair with a headscarf -- a sign of respect to Muslim customs. Her pictures while presenting education tools to some schoolgirls and chatting with the young boys won everyone heart back then. 


David Beckham

In 2010, footballer David Beckham visited British troops in Afghanistan. During his short trip, he had a great time with troops and learned how to handle heavy weaponry. 

“To see the morale of the troops is really incredible. It first kind of hit me on the way over when we were on the military plane flying in to Afghanistan. You can see the faces, you can see obviously they know they are leaving their families, but they’re so focused and they’ve got this look in their eyes that they’re just so confident and just ready. That really is an unbelievable sight to see, and you feel it as well," he said at the time. 


Cheryl Cole

Singer Cheryl Cole had flown down to Afghanistan to visit the UK troops serving in the war-torn country in 2011. The pop star visited Camp Bastion in Helmand province and spend some time while filming a special tribute. 

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Kid Rock

American singer Kid Rock entertained the Army officers during the USO holiday tour in Afganistan. Giving the treat to the troops, Rock once said that it was an honour to perform there.


Celebrities visited Kandahar in Afghanistan

Celebrities did their best and provided world-class entertainment under challenging conditions.

During USO Holiday Tour in Kandahar, Afghanistan, celebrities,  who gave special performances to their national treasures, were Tichina Arnold, Zack Brown, comedian Kathleen Madigan, American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler and comedian John Bowman.