Celebrities’ starting their career with the small screen is a known fact. The biggest examples are Shah Rukh Khan (in Fauji) and Vidya Balan (in Hum Paanch). All these actors made their mark as good actors on various television shows and slowly moved into making Bollywood movies. They had to work hard and persistently and only then did they succeed as known actors.
1. Sharukh Khan:
Shah Rukh made his screen debut in the TV series, Fauji, in 1988.
Irrfan Khan acted in serials for the longest time (remember Banegi Apni Baat?). His claim to fame was Maqbool, Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Macbeth. Irrfan has proved himself to be a brilliant actor and even has Hollywood films like Life of Pi and The Amazing Spider-Man in his filmography.
3. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan had a struggling life in Bollywood. She started by doing the famous serial Hum Paanch where she played the role of Radhika for some time. Apart from that she also appeared in many music videos like that of Euphoria and commercial ads.
4. Prachi Desai
This beautiful actress who was popularly known as Bani from Kasamh Se made her Bollywood debut in the year 2008. She starred opposite Farhan Akhtar in Rock On and since then never looked back.
5. Yami Gautham
Once you play a bahu on a television show, bagging a glam role in films may be a difficult task. But from a serial called Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kum to films like Vicky Donor and Badlapur, Sanam re, Yami Gautam has definitely come a long way.
6. Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput got famous for his character, Manav, in Ekta Kapoor’s serial, Pavitra Rishta. He was later spotted by Ekta’s cousin, Abhishek Kapoor, who launched him in Kai Po Che. His next film is Neeraj Pandey’s biopic on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, after which he will shoot for Shekhar Kapur’s Paani.
7. Ayushmann Khurrana
The multi-talented Ayushman Khurana tasted fame with his reality TV show, MTV Roadies Season 2, where he played the role of the host of the show. His debut movie was Vicky Donor opposite Yami Gautam.
8.Aditya Roy Kapoor
A former Channel V presenter, he is also the devar of Vidya Balan. From presenting songs on TV to singing to Shraddha in Aashiqui 2, Aditya has come a long way!Ashiqui 2 was his first hit movie.
9. Pulkit Samrat
Best known for his role in Fukrey and later Bittoo Boss, Sanam re Pulkit Samrat entered showbiz with his serials like Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kaho Na Yaar Hai.
10. Rajeev Khandelwal
He gained instant popularity because of the serial Kahiin Toh Hoga, and went on to give a fantastic performance in Aamir.