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World Television Day 2019: 7 TV actors who transformed into big Bollywood stars

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Television is one of the most used and core medium of Entertainment for many. Even though it is the time of digital entertainment, television has still held on to its place. The idiot box has given great fame to many actors and made them a household name.

Small screen shows are known to be long-running especially in India. These shows seem to have a humongous fan following who never miss out on even a single episode. Television is one of the most popularly used mediums of entertainment. It has also given us some of the biggest stars.

Today, on World Television Day lets look back at television actors who made it big in Bollywood.

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From Shah Rukh Khan to Vidya Balan, here are 7 Bollywood stars who started out their acting career on the small screen

Television actors who turned Bollywood stars 

Shah Rukh Khan

Before becoming the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan had started out his career as an actor on a TV show. He started out as a lead in the show ‘Fauji’ in which he played the role of Abhimanyu Rai. The show was based on a realistic look at the training of Army cadets. SRK also starred in ‘Circus’, ‘Umeed’, ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’. After which he decided to move to Bollywood and marked his debut with a role in ‘Deewane’. the film also featured Rishi Kapoor.

Shah Rukh Khan
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Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput rose to fame thanks to his role of Manav in ‘Pavitra Rishta’. In the show, Sushant co-starred alongside Ankita Lokhande. He then also featured in dance reality shows like ‘Zara Nachke Dikha’, ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 4’. After which he made his Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s movie ‘Kai Po Che’ and then there was no looking back as he gave some super hit movies like ‘Chhichhore’ and ‘MS Dhoni’ to name a few.

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Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan is an internationally recognized actor. But, he too started out as a tv actor and there too he played quite impactful personalities. He featured in shows such as ‘Chandrakanta’, ‘Chanakya’, ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’, ‘Banegi Apni Baat’, ‘Sara Jahan Hamara’ and several others. Then he started out in Bollywood and since then there have only been highs in his career. Today he is one of the most critically acclaimed actors we have in B-town. He has given some super hit movies like ‘The Namesake’, ‘Life in a Metro’, ‘Piku‘ and ‘Hindi Medium’.

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Vidya Balan

Before ruling the silver screen, people recognized Vidya Balan for her role in the 90’s show. Vidya was a part of the popular show ‘Hum Paanch’ in which she played the character of Radhika Mathur. She then went on to become a big name in Bollywood with her roles in films like ‘Parineeta’, ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’, ‘Paa’ and ‘Dirty Picture’.

Vidya Balan
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Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana started out his journey in the industry through television where he participated in reality shows and also hosted few shows. He was seen in reality shows like the ‘Roadies’, ‘Pepsi MTV Wassup’ and ‘The Voice of Youngistaan‘ . He was also the part of the tv show ‘Ek Thi Rajkumari’. In 2012, he landed his debut role in the movie ‘vicky donor‘ . Ayushmann went on to become a National Award-winning actor in Bollywood. His roles in ‘Badhaai Ho’, ‘Andhadhun’ and ‘Article 15’ were widely appreciated.

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Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam was a prominent face on television as she featured in shows like ‘Chand Ke Paar Chalo’, ‘Raajkumari Aaryyan’ and ‘Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kum’. She landed her debut role in Ayushann Khurrana’s ‘Vicky Donor’. Then she went on to star in hit films like ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, ‘Bala’ and ‘Kaabil’.

Yami Gautam
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Aditya Roy Kapur

Aditya Roy Kapur too started out his journey with television. He started out his career as Channel V host. He became famous for his unique style of hosting and comic timing. Kapur made his silver screen debut in 2009 with ‘London Dreams’.

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