The most loved voice of Bollywood was also the much-appreciated face on
Big Screen. Kishore Da's acting was always fun to watch. His role in '
Padosan' is a benchmark for comic timing and screen presence. Until today, he is the most successful singer cum actor of the industry. He gave his presence on screen for eighty-six movies.
There was a time in Bollywood when Himesh was a synonym for hit music. That was the same time when Himesh started his career in acting. After doing a few movies, he still could not mark himself as an actor. His latest movie 'Xpose' was a big flop. With time, both his music and acting career has come to a halt.
This Pakistani singer has become a known face of Bollywoood. Starting from '
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan', Ali has proved both his singing and acting skills every time he was on screen. Recently, he was seen in a role opposite
Alia Bhatt in 'Dear Zindagi.' The irony being he played the character of a singer in the film.
Sukhwinder Singh is considered as one of the most soulful singers of Bollywood. He has given many marvelous songs that are evergreen hits. Sukhwinder Singh also made up to the list by doing few movies. However, every time he tried coming up on screen, the audience did not appreciate him. Therefore, he ended up sticking to singing.
Sonu Nigam was seen many times on screen. Starting from the film 'Jaani Dushman', where he played the role of Sunny Deol's brother, he worked in movies like 'Betaab' and 'Kaamchor.' Since these movies did not do anything good at the box office, Sonu turned back to his forte and never looked back.
Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as 'Hard Kaur' is India’s first female Punjabi rapper. She made her debut as an actress in the movie 'Patiala House.' Ms. Kaur played the role of a typical Punjabi girl, who has two different personalities. She also acted in 'Ticket to Hollywood.' Her efforts were appreciated but her acting days did not last long.
7. Yo Yo Honey Singh
India's most famous rapper was also seen trying his luck in acting. Honey Singh made his mark as an actor in Bollywood with Himesh Reshamia's 'The Xpose.' But the viewers didn't like Mr. Singh as an actor. So eventually, it became his first and last movie in the industry. He still tries his skills in Punjabi films.
Mika Singh has also managed to get to this list by making his debut in acting from '
Loot' starring Govinda and
Suniel Shetty. However, he did not play a major role in the movie but viewers were happy to see him trying something new. In 2014, he appeared again in the picture 'Balwinder sing famous ho Gaya.'
This Indian Idol winner made his debut in Bollywood as an actor in the movie 'Lottery.' The film was a flop at script level itself and made nothing at the box office. He also made a small appearance in '
Tees Maar Khan,' after which he vanished from the world of music and acting.
Being the son of the Indian singing legend
Udit Narayan, Aditya is a known face in Bollywood since his childhood. His singing and acting career began by working with the three 'Khans' of the film industry. He worked with
Aamir Khan in '
Rangeela,' Shahrukh Khan in 'Pardes' and
Salman Khan in 'Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai.' However, his debut as a lead actor was in the movie “
Shaapit” in 2010.