TOP 10 BOLLYWOOD STARS WHO WERE MODELS
We never knew how stars started their career in Bollywood. The star kids join the theatre schooling to come to Bollywood, but there are stars who had a different profession before they enter Hindi cinema. Here are the top ten stars who were models before acting in Bollywood films.
1. John Abraham
We all know how stunning and handsome John Abraham is! His real name is Farhan Abraham. His wife is Priya Runchal. Before working in Bollywood, John was a model and used to work for many brands and companies. He has done only Hindi films and some of them are Dhoom, Race 2, Jism, Pagalpanti and Batla House. He was also known as India’s top male model.
Sidharth Malhotra is a stunning actor. He is the son of Sunil, who was a former captain in the Merchant Navy. He completed his studies at the University Of Delhi. He started his modeling at the age of 18. He left it after four years. He was an assistant director in the film my Name Is khan and then was the first cast in the movie Student of the Year with Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.
Deepika Padukone is an International actress. She holds the citizenship of Denmark. Deepika married Ranveer Singh. She was the former National Badminton player. She did not want to be like her dad playing Badminton, and therefore, she started doing modeling. She first appeared in the advertisement at the age of eight, and then she wanted to become an actress. She won the Model of the Year at Lakme Fashion Week.
Randeep Hooda is a famous Bollywood actor. He was born in Haryana in India. He loves horse riding and swimming. During his degree in Australia, he used to work in Restaurants, Car wash, taxi driver, and waiter for two years. He was interested in Theatre and acting. He pursued modeling to become an actor. He debuted in Mira Nair’s film Monsoon Wedding.
5. Milind Soman
Milind Sonam is a fitness freak, actor, producer, and supermodel. He was born in Scotland and shifted to England. When he was 7, he was back with his parents to Mumbai in India. He did a diploma in Electrical Engineering. His first wife was a French actress and model, Mylene Jampanoi, but they got separated in 2009. His current wife is Ankita Konwar. He was a supermodel of India before entering into the acting field.
6. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is a Britisher and her real name is Katrina Turquotte. She did modeling in India and wanted to work in Bollywood films. She was cast in films like Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani, Ek Tha Tiger, Bang Bang!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and many others. She has her brand named Kay Beauty.
Anushka Sharma is one of the highest-grossing actresses in Bollywood cinema. She is the wife of cricket player Virat Kohli. Her brother Karnesh Sharma is a film producer. She was born in Uttar Pradesh and started her modeling from Mumbai for Wendell Rodrick’s Fashion Designer. She got the first film offer with Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
8. Dino Morea
Dino Morea is a famous Indian actor. His mother is Indian, whereas his father is Italian. He has two brothers. He completed his studies in Bangalore. He started his modeling and used to work for a fashion company. He was the first cast in the film Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi, and he won the Zee cinema award for the movie Raaz which is a horror film.
9. Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon is a charming actress in Bollywood. She was born in Delhi and completed her Engineering degree from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology. After four years of study, she started to work as a model for various companies. Her first film was 1: Nenokkadine, a Telugu film. She got an offer for the film Heropanti with Tiger Shroff for which she won the Filmfare award.
10. Malaika Arora
Malaika Arora was born in Maharashtra in India. She was raised by her single mother with her sister Amrita Arora. She did not complete her studies and started working as a model for different brands and companies. She first acted in the Music album by Bally Sagoo’s Gur Naalo Ishq Mitha and then in the item song Chaiyya Chaiyya of Shah Rukh Khan’s film Dil Se. She was also a judge for many shows like India’s Next Top Model, Nach Baliye, India’s Got Talent, Zara Nachke Dikha, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, and India’s Best Dancer. She was married to Arbaaz Khan but got separated, and now she is in a relationship with Arjun Kapoor.