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Bollywood celebrities who started their career with the small screen
Ayushmann Khurrana is a film actor and singer, who started his career when he turned out to be the winner in Roadies 2. Ayushmann started as a Television Anchor. He anchored many shows on MTV like Pepsi MTV Wassup, MTV fully faltoo Movies, Just Dance on Star Plus, India’s Got Talent on colors and Music Ka Maha Muqqabla on Star plus. He made his film debut in Shoojit Sircar's romantic comedy Vicky Donor, which touched on the topic of sperm donation in India.
Irrfan Khan is known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema. Irrfan started his acting career through TV serials like Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahan Humara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chandrakanta, Sparsh. He also played a lead villian role in series Darr and many best episodes on Star Plus like Ek Sham Ki Mulakat and Kahkashan. He is also known for his works in British films, and Hollywood.
Pankaj Kapur started his acting career by doing Television serials like Wah Bhai Wah, Sahabji Biwiji Ghulamji, B.A.L.L.B, Panchvan Savaar, Albert’s Bridge and Kanak Di Balli. He made his film debut with Shyam Benegal's film Arohan.
Bollywood actress Prachi Desai started her acting career as the lead protagonist in successful TV drama Kasamh Se on Zee TV. She played the role of Bani opposite TV and Bollywood actor Ram Kapoor. She made her Bollywood career with the film Rock On!!. And then appeared in movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and Bol Bachchan.
Bollywood actor R. Madhavan is a film producer, writer and a television host. He started his career by doing TV serials like Banegi apne baat on Zee Tv, Ghar Jamai, Tol Mol ke Bol. He went on to act as a ship's captain in Sea Hawks, as a convict in Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum, and as an anchor in Tol Mol amongst other television dramas. He appeared in successful blockbuster like Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots and Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
Bollywood actor Rajeev Khandelwal started his acting career with inaugural thriller series Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat and then he played the scorned lover Sujal Garewal in Kahin To Hoga, for which he earned worldwide popularity and accolades.
Raajpal Yadav is a Bollywood actor known for his comic roles in Hindi cinema. He also acted in the Doordarshan's television serial Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal as the main protagonist.
Shah Rukh Khan
Baadshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan started his acting career from Television. Shah Rukh played the leading role of a Commando Abhimanyu rai in a serial called as ‘Fauji’ and also appeared in other show called ‘Circus’ and Mani Kaul's miniseries Idiot. And today King Khan has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood movies. He has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput started his acting career by playing the role of Preet Juneja in Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. Then he began starring as Manav Deshmuk in popular TV show Pavitra Rishta. Rajput made his film debut as one of the three male leads in Abhishek Kapoor's drama Kai Po Che!
The Dirty Picture actress Vidya Balan started her acting career at the age of 16 by playing the role of Radhika in first season of Ekta Kapoor's sitcom Hum Paanch. Apart from that she also appeared in many music videos like that of Euphoria and commercial advertisement.