Many actors enter the TV industry with the dream of becoming big Bollywood stars. And some manage to make this a reality as well. Let’s have a look at such Bollywood stars who started their career with TV.
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh started acting with TV serial Fauji in 1989. He also did other serials like Circus and Dil Dariya.SRK’s Bollywood debut was Deewana in which he played the second lead.
You may know Vidya Balan from movies like Kahaani and The Dirty Picture. But she first appeared as Radhika Mathur in Hum Paanch. She entered the movies with Parineeta opposite Saif Ali Khan.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput became the popular face of Ekta Kapoor’s serial Pavitra Rishta. He debuted in Bollywood with Kai Po Che. The movie got him a lot of critical appreciation.
Ayushmann Khurrana has already made a mark in the few years of his Bollywood career. But he started his career with MTV Roadies Season 2. And got his first break in Soojit Sircar’s Vicky Donor.
Irrfan Khan acted in many TV serials, Chankaya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Chandrakantha and others.He made his Bollywood debut with Salaam Bombay. And then went on to become a Hollywood star as well.
Rajeev Khandelwal was every girl’s crush back in the day. He got popular with his TV serial, Kahiin Toh Hoga. Khandelwal played the titular role in his first Bollywood movie Aamir.
Yami Gautam was popular as the Fair & Lovely girl. She also did a TV serial called Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam. And made a smashing entry in Bollywood with Vicky Donor.
Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur rose to fame with Aashiqui 2 along with Shraddha Kapoor. But his debut movie was London Dreams. Before joining movies, he was a VJ on Channel [V].
Prachi Desai was a very popular TV face. Her character Bani Walia from Kasamh Se got hugely famous. She entered films with Rock On in 2008.
Ram Kapoor made his small screen debut with TV serial Nyay. And the big screen debut with 50 Day War-Kargil. His most recognized movies are Student of the Year and Mere Dad Ki Maruti.