There was a time when Bollywood was overlooked and appreciated. But now, many Bollywood celebrities are expanding their experience in different film industries outside India. Unlike Bollywood, only a few of them could be successful, while others only gained experience. Bollywood is now producing many new and successful faces that are in demand globally. Here is a list of ten Bollywood celebs who made their debut outside Bollywood.
Mallika Sherawat is an Indian actress who appeared in many Bollywood films such as Murder, Pyaar Ke Side Effects,
Ugly Aur Pagli
, and many more. She made her debut in Hollywood as well as in Chinese cinema. She did two Chinese movies, The Myth and Time Raiders, and two Hollywood films, Hisss and Politics of Love.
Irrfan Khan was a versatile actor in Bollywood who appeared in movies like Piku, Madaari,
, and many more. He has shown his incredible acting skills not only in Bollywood but also in the Hollywood film industry. He has played memorable roles in movies like
Life Of Pi
, A Mighty Heart, and a few more films.
Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, popularly known by her stage name Tabu, is an Indian actress who appeared in films like Haider, Fitoor,
, and many more. She appeared in two Hollywood movies,
and Life Of Pie. She is an evergreen actress of Bollywood.
Amitabh Bachchan, also known as Big-B, is an Indian actor who appeared in various Hindi films such as Piku, Pink, Silsila, and many more. He made his international debut in the movie
The Great Gatsby
, where he played a role of a gambler.
Anil Kapoor is a Bollywood actor known for his memorable roles in films like Welcome, Malang, Race, and many more. Anil Kapoor worked in an Oscar-winning film, Slumdog Millionaire, where he was appreciated for his performance. He also appeared in a T.V. series, 24.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is an Indian actor known for his versatile and superb acting skills. He appeared in various Hindi films like Badlapur, Gangs of Wasseypur, Kick, and many more. Not many people know that he made his debut in the Australian movie Lion, where he played a supporting role. Nawazuddin Siddiqui never disappoints his audience.
Kirron Kher is an Indian television actress and a politician. She played beautiful roles in movies like Devdas, Veer-Zaara, Fanaa, and many more. She worked in the Pakistani film Kamosh Paani, which won many international awards. She won the best actress award for Kamosh Paani at Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland.
8. Chunkey Pandey
Chunkey Pandey is known for his excellent comic timings. He is a Bollywood actor who appeared in various Hindi films such as Housefull 3, Saaho,
, and many more. He gained success in the Bangladeshi film industry with his first Bangladeshi film Shami Keno Ashami. He never got hit in the Bollywood industry.
Ali Fazal is an Indian actor who appeared in Bollywood films like Fukrey, Khamoshiyan,
Happy Bhag Jayegi
, 3 Idiots, and many more. He was part of Fast and Furious Franchise and appeared in the English movies Victoria and Abdul.
Kabir Bedi is an Indian actor whose popularity went wide in European countries. He worked in Bollywood movies like Mohenjo-Daro, Kites, Kismat, and many more. He worked in an Italian movie La tigre è ancora viva: Sandokan alla riscossa! The audience appreciated him for his role in the film.