Our superstars were not always the rulers of Bollywood. Some came from humble backgrounds, doing not-so-famous soaps. Do you recognize your favorite actors from these old, forgotten TV shows?
These people were among the few who debuted with the hit series “Hip Hip Hurray”. Each one of them has now carved a niche in Bollywood. Bhumika is a very popular Telugu heroine with a few notable films with
. Purab Kohli and Vinay Pathak are famous for many roles in Bollywood.
She played Bani in the serial “
” after which she appeared in reality shows and ultimately in Bollywood. She may not have created a stable mark in Bollywood, but she surely has captured our attention.
He was the suave Mr. Bajaj in the once popular serial, “
Kasautii Zindagii Kay
”. He later entered into Bollywood, appearing in many movies, usually as a father of the lead actor.
Kunaal Roy Kapur
The 1996 show aired by Sony,
, led to the rise of many well-known actors, with Kunaal Roy Kapur being one of them. He was noted through the movies
She is nationally known for her role in ‘
’ as Jiya, a teenage witch. Later on, she also appeared alongside
in the movie ‘
Avantika Malik Khan
She played a key role in the serial, Just Mohabbat, and is now ‘
’s wife! She did the movies “I Hate Luv Stories” and “
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
”. In fact, she was allegedly Ranbir Kapoor's first crush during her time on the sets of Just Mohabbat.
Karan Singh Grover
He was a known face on television, with his most famous serials being Kasautii Zindagii Kay and . He later ventured into movies, where he met
and is happily married to her now.
She was a child actor, who appeared in “”. When she came of age, she played a character in Koi Mil Gaya. She is a well-known Tollywood actor now.
The name itself is synonymous with the most controversial reality series, Roadies. He was the first ever 'Roadie' and then co-hosted the show later. When he tried his hand in movies, he didn't have much luck, so he continued hosting the series.
Shah Rukh Khan
Before he became the King of Bollywood, he did quite a few TV series which bring back memories to the older generation. One of them was ‘’, in 1988, where he played a soldier. We're lucky he chose to venture into movies or else Bollywood would not be what it is today!