Here is a list of ten stars who started off from small screen and went on to make their way to Bollywood.
The badshah of Bollywood started his career through television series Dil Darya but was noticed in Fauji, in which he played the role of Commando Abhimanyu Rai and earned mass popularity. His first movie, Deewana was a box office hit and he also received the Filmfare Best Male Debut that year.
Vidya Balan began her acting career in one of the biggest shows of all times – Hum Paanch. Vidya also appeared in a few music videos with Euphoria and Subha Mudgal. She made her Bollywood debut with the film Parineeta. Who would have thought, the awkward, bespectacled Radhika of Hum Paanch would turn into a bomshell in Dirty Picture?
We first saw Prachi Desai in the hit serial Kasamh Se where she played the role of Bani, a de-glam Indian housewife. She also won reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja Season 2. Her first Bollywood film was Rock On.
Pulkit was first seen in the famous serial, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. Even though he quit the show due to health problems, he managed to win awards like the Best Fresh Face and Favourite Naya Sadasya. Even though his Bollywood debut film, Bitto Boss didn’t do well, he did get noticed. His second debut, Fukrey was a hit and helped him make a mark.
Hansika Motwani will always be remembered for her roles in famous children’s serials like Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Son Pari, Hum Do Hain Na. She made her Bollywood debut in the film Hawa and was also seen in Koi Mil Gaya and Aap Ka Suroor.
Ayushmann Khurana was the winner of MTV’s Roadies. He was initially a disc jockey at BIG FM and hosted shows like Main Tera Ayushmann. He then went on to become a video jockey with MTV and hosted shows like Pepsi MTV Wassup and The Voice of Youngistaan. He was also the host of India’s Got Talent. His first film Vicky Donor was a hit and his role was also critically acclaimed.
Ram Kapoor made his acting debut with the television serial Nyay in 1997 but gained wide popularity as Jay Walia in Kasamh Se and as Mr. Ram Kapoor in Bade Ache Lagte Hain. Ram appeared in films like 50 Day War-Kargil, Monsoon Wedding, Student of the Year, Mere Dad ki Maruti and Humshakals.
Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur started his career as a VJ for Channel V where he gained immense popularity. In 2009 he made his debut in London Dreams, after that he was seen in movies like Action Replayy, Guzaarish. Aashiqui 2 and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.
Rajeev Khandelwal acted in various serials like Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat, Kahiin Toh Hoga, CID, Left Right Left and he also hosted two seasons of the controversial show Sach ka Saamna and finally made his film debut in the movie Aamir. Some of his popular movies are Shaitan and Table No. 21.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant started his career in the serial Kis Desh Mei Hai Mera Dil, but he became popular for his role in the Pavitra Rishta, his first movie debut was Kai Po Che which became a hit.
This pretty lass was first noticed in serials like Chand Ke Paar Chalo and Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam.
(Input source: Wonderwoman.in)