Madame Tussauds is a popular wax museum in London. It comprises a huge number of wax figures of famous personalities from diverse fields including politics, films, television, and sports. However, it is not limited to only London, but many other big cities. If you are living in India, then you can pay a visit to Connaught Place in New Delhi. The nearest metro station to drop down is Rajiv Chowk metro station.
Who Founded It?
We all are fans of celebrities from diverse fields. It brings us joy to our faces when we see their wax statues with iconic poses. Just name any famous personality and there will be a wax figure of it in Madame Tussauds museum. But ever thought about who is the founder of this popular wax museum?
Okay, no need to scratch your heads, as the person behind its foundation is a woman called Marie Tussaud in 1835. She was an expert artist from France who was known for her amazing curation of wax statues. And so she became the popular founder of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London.
Marie’s mother was employed under a skilled physician Phillippe Curtius from Switzerland. He was a master in modeling wax figures. Young Tussaud became his pupil and learned the art of wax modeling. At a very small age, she joined her mentor Curtius in Paris. When gained experience, the first wax sculpture made by her in 1777 was of French philosopher, writer, and historian, Voltaire.
Wax Figures Of Indian Celebrities
Apart from celebrities from western countries, there are many wax figures of Indian personalities varying from different streams including politics and entertainment. You will also find figures from the historical era. Let me list down some of the noted celebrities whose wax statues can be seen in Madame Tussauds museum. Here are they:
The legendary athlete had recently left his mortal coil on 18th June 2021. Milkha Singh will always be remembered as ‘Flying Sikh’. You can find Milkha Singh wax statue in his iconic running pose at Madame Tussauds.
Even our honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is also listed among the other wax figures of renowned celebrities.
Quench your desire by having a selfie with the wax statue of Hrithik Roshan at Madame Tussauds wax museum. I hope no girl will miss this chance.
He is one of the popular singers from Punjab. Besides singing, Diljit Dosanjh has also proved his mettle as an actor with films like Phillauri, Udta Punjab, Good News, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhaari. Get a chance to have a selfie with his wax statue in Madame Tussauds.