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In Pictures – TV Actors who turned Bollywood Celebrities
Aamna Sharif debuted on television with Ekta Kapoor’s “Kahiin To Hoga” as Kashish Garewal opposite Rajeev Khandelwal, the show was successfull. She debuted in Bollywood with “Aloo Chaat” opposite Aftab Shivdasani. She was seen playing the role of Riteish Deshmukh’s wife in hit flick Ek Villain. She is also seen in Wheel Detergent commercial with Salman Khan.
Mona Singh the popular television actress, who became famous as Jassi in popular television show “Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi”. She won the Reality Show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” too. Later she hosted a number of reality TV Shows. She started her Bollywood career with Blockbuster ‘3 idiots’. She was seen playing the role of Kareena Kapoor’s Sister.
Prachi Desai started her television career with successful television show “Kasamh Se” as Bani, opposite actor Ram Kapoor. She debuted in Bollywood In Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Rock On’ where she played the wife of Farhan Akhtar. After working in films like Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Bol Bachchan she has made a name for herself in Bollywood too.
Pulkit Samrat made his televison debut as Lakshya Virani in Popular Television soap “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” (2006). He debuted in Bollywood with “Bittoo Boss” (2012) His next movie “Fukrey” produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani brought him fame. His character of Honey was well liked. Later he worked in Jai Ho, O Teri and Dolly Ki Doli. His latest is a comedy flick Bangistaan with Riteish Deshmukh.
Rajeev Khandelwal the handsome actor of Indian Television, had a huge female fan following too. He started his television journey with “Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat” in 2002. But gained fame as Sujal Garewal in “Kahiin To Hoga” (2003-2005) in which his character was much loved by audience. Rajeev Khandelwal debuted in Bollywood with Aamir (2008) which directed by Rajkumar Gupta. Later he worked with many others such as ‘Shaitan’, ‘Table No. 21’ etc.
Ram Kapoor started his career with television serial Nyay, but achieved fame as Jai Walia in “Kasamh Se”. He was awarded 6 Televison Award for Best Actor, Best onscreen couple with Prachi Desai 2006-2008 for his performance in Kasamh Se. At present is serial Bade Acche Lagte Hain is well appreciated by the Indian audience. He got the Best Television Actor for “Bade Acche Lagte Hain”. His roles in Bollywood though small are well liked.
Ronit Roy a well known television actor, made famous by his popular role of Rishabh Bajaj in “Kasautii Zindagi Kay”. He had debuted in Bollywood with Jaan Tere Naam in 1992, but he recieved fame from television. Now he is seen playing supporting roles in Bollywood. Has won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Udaan.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput started his career in Indian television with “Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil” but he acheived fame as Manav Deshmukh in “Pavitra Rishta”. The talented actor debuted in Bollywood with YRF’s Kai Po Che which was released on 22 Feb 2013. The movie was a commericially hit. The actor’s next Shuddh Desi Romance helped him carve a place for himself in Bollywood.
Vidya Balan had worked in more than sixty television commercials and music videos. She was also seen in the popular television serial Hum Paanch. Vidya debuted in Bollywood with Parineeta. Her performance was appreciated with critics and she got her first Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. After that Vidya has made her mark in Bollywood with many commercial hits.
Yami Gautam started her career with commercials on Indian Television and daily soap such as Chand Ke Paar Chalo (2008), Raajkumar Aaryyan (2008), Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam (2009) and Meethi Choori No 1 (2010). Yami debuted in Bollywood opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in Vicky Donor. Her second Bollywood movie was Total Siyappa with Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar. After that she was seen opposite Ajay Devgn in Action Jackson. Her recent relese Badlapur opposite Varun Dhawan minted at the Box-Office.
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