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TV Actors Who Became Bollywood Stars

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Published: Saturday, May 3, 2014, 13:01 [IST]

Becoming a part of the glamourous world of Bollywood is the dream of many people. When you work in small screen as well, you always dream of achieving the higher position which comes in Bollywood. Who says that a normal lay man cannot become a star?

A lot of talented and perfect celebrities in Bollywood industry are from small-screen. For example, Shahrukh Khan made his small screen debut with television series, Fauji. Who knew that the Fauji will become the King or Badshah of Bollywood. He has fans worldwide and SRK is one of the most talented actors in the silver screen.

Similarly, Vidya Balan who has won many awards for her breathtaking performances in movies like The Dirty Picture, Kahaani, Parineeta and Ishqiya to name a few has also started her career with television. In fact, Vidya has also acted in numerous ads.

Getting the taste of Bollywood is not easy. However, some small screen actors like Sushant Singh Rajput, Prachi Desai, Rajeev Khandelwal, Aditya Roy Kapur and many more started their acting career with small screen and slowly showed their skills on silver screen as well. Take a look at the list to know which Bollywood stars started their career from small screen.

Bollywood Stars Who Started From Small Screen:

Shahrukh Khan

Fauji made Shahrukh Khan really popular. Now SRK is the King of Bollywood who is also known as Badshah and King of Romance!

Vidya Balan

After entertaining in comedy show, Hum Paanch, Vidya tried a lot to enter Bollywood but failed. She came in television ads and music videos, and finally got her silver screen break with super hit, Parineeta in 2006.

Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant was one of the most popular television actors who rose to fame with the hit serial, Pavitra Rishta. Although he debuted in small screen in the serial, Kis Desh Mein hai Mera Dil, Pavitra Rishta's success took him to Bollywood and he made his silver screen debut with Kai Po Che.

Rajeev Khandelwal

Rajeev who rose to fame with his looks and role in Kahiin Toh Hoga made his Bollywood debut Aamir.

Irrfan Khan

The talented actor who has also acted in many Hollywood films has started his career from television in serials like Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahan Hamara, Banegi Apni Baat, to name a few.

Prachi Desai

She started her career with Ekta Kapoor's Kasam Se. The show topped TRPs and Prachi became famous in a short span of time. Prachi went ahead with dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and entered Bollywood with the movie, Rock On!

Aditya Roy Kapur

Aditya who rose to fame from Aashiqui 2 was a famous VJ in Channel V. He has acted in other movies like Action Replayy, London Relay and Guzaarish.

Aamna Sharif

One of the most popular television actress was Aamna Sharif. After modeling and featuring in music videos, she appeared on a hit serial, Kahiin Toh Hoga. Then the gorgeous actress made her Bollywood debut with Aloo Chaat in 2009.

Pankaj Kapoor

The television actor became a household name with his series, Karamchand and Office Office. In 1982, he entered Bollywood with his debut film, Arohan.

Manish Paul

Manish is a comedian host who host hit reality shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and awards as well. He entered Bollywood with Mickey Virus.

Ayushmaan Khuranna

The anchor and VJ made his brilliant entry to Bollywood industry with Vicky Donor. He has acted in more films till then.

R. Madhavan

The Maddy of Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein was a television actor before entering Bollywood. He made his small screen entry with Banegi Apni Baat.

Ram Kapoor

Ram who has played in many K serials of Balaji Telefilms is playing a lot of side roles in movies like Humshakals, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Karthik Calling Karthik to name a few.

Topics: shahrukh khan, vidya balan, sushant singh rajput
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