There is no doubt that
Priyanka Chopra and
Deepika Padukone are killing the audience right now in Hollywood. Priyanka with her hit TV series Quantico and upcoming Hollywood movie Baywatch, is already a known face in Hollywood, on the other hand, Deepika is also set to take a flying start with Hollywood franchise xXx. She will be seen in the sequel, Return of Xander Cage alongside
Vin Diesel, releasing this month. But this is not the first time that Bollywood actors are getting accolades abroad, in fact, there are many names which are already a known face in Hollywood. Here is a list of 10 such Bollywood actors.
There is no surprise here. Everyone knows this masterclass from Bollywood to Hollywood. After swooning Indian audiences with acclaimed movies like Maqbool,
Paan Singh Tomar, Piku and Haider, Irfan did some great work in Hollywood films too. The experimental actor is globally famous for his roles in
Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi,
Jurassic World and recently released Inferno.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Before Priyanka, if any Bollywood actress has shown her full potential in Hollywood, it should be Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. After getting youthful popularity in her career, the Bachchan Bahu got many offers from abroad and she has been part of many Hollywood movies like The Mistress of Spices, The Last Legion and The Pink Panther 2.
The veteran actor who is no more with us had made enough contribution to the Bollywood and Hollywood alike. His most notable works in foreign cinema include - The Hundred Foot Journey, West is West, Charlie Wilson’s War and Code 46.
The Mogambo of Bollywood has worked in few Hollywood projects, but he is most famous in the West for his villainous role in 1984 movie
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It was the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and was directed by ace filmmaker
Steven Spielberg. Puri played the role of a ‘thugee priest’ who performs the rituals of human sacrifices.
Though this versatile actor has been part of many Hollywood movies but he is mostly known for his role in the highly acclaimed “Silver Linings Playbook”, where he essayed the role of a therapist cum doctor. His next Hollywood venture with
Gerard Butler will be released later this year.
The 45-year-old actress is known for her role in Ang Lee’s 2012 survival drama, Life of Pi in which she portrayed the character of the protagonist’s mother. The movie also starred
Suraj Sharma who has done many Hollywood projects. She has also done an American Indian movie called Namesake alongside Irfan Khan in 2006.
The most celebrated and sought after personality of Bollywood, for once, did lend his talent to the Hollywood too. He starred in the 2013 drama film,
The Great Gatsby with
Leonardo DiCaprio, where he played the role of the latter’s friend. While the screen time of his character was very less, he did make his presence felt.
The almost forgotten seductress of Bollywood did manage to turn some eyes in Hollywood too. “
Hisss”, “Politics of Love”, are some of the films she was a part of. The “Murder” actress also did a Chinese movie with
Jackie Chan, called the “Myth”. “Time Raiders” was her another Chinese film released in 2016.
The Jhakass actor known for his never-aging body has given many hits to Bollywood. He also did a cameo role in Hollywood franchise “Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol”. Though he got a lot of flak for his blink and miss role in the movie, but nonetheless it was great to see our very own Lakhan flirting with
Paula Patton. The Mr. India actor also appeared in the American hit series “24”.
People who religiously follow American TV shows will surely know that Nimrat Kaur is not an unknown face in Hollywood. The “Lunchbox” actress has been part of the hit American TV show “Homeland”. In the season 4 of the series, she portrayed the character of an ISI agent, and she did have a meaty role in the show to display her acting skills. Besides that, Nimrat is working in another TV series called “Wayward Pines”.