We are accustomed to seeing our favorite stars on the big screen. Among them, many started their career on a lesser scale. So, many actors appeared in music videos before becoming popular on the big screen. Let’s have a look at ten of those stars.
One of the best contemporary actresses, Deepika Padukone started her career as a fashion model. She was also a Kingfisher Calender Girl before making an appearance in the 2006 music video “Naam Hai Tera” alongside singer-composer
Himesh Reshammiya. This just started her meteoric rise to stardom.
The former Miss World and National Film Award winner, Priyanka Chopra, is currently working in the US. Before her worldwide recognition, she starred in a Daler Mehendi music video when she was 17. The song was called “Sajan Mere Satrangiya” and belonged to the album “Ek Dana.”
The handsome hunk John Abraham was initially a model and worked in several music videos. One of his music videos was titled “
Chupke Chupke” and was a part of the album Mehek(1999). The album was by the brilliant ghazal singer
Pankaj Udhas. John was not widely known at that time but did good work in the video. He was noticed for his dimpled smile and conventional good looks.
Vidya Balan did a lot of work in television and regional films before getting a break in Bollywood with the movie Parineeta. Before establishing herself as a strong actress, Vidya famously appeared in a music video of Palash’s band Euphoria. The song “Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali” was quite appreciated by the audience.
The chocolate boy Shahid Kapoor has won over audiences with his acting prowess in films like Haider and
Udta Punjab. But before tasting success as a mature actor, Shahid appeared in a very popular music video as a teenager. The video was for the song “Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra” sung by the band named Aryans.
The Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu is appreciated for her good looks and bold avatar. She was a model too before joining the list of Bollywood actors. Her first tryst with fame came when she starred in
Sonu Nigam’s music video “Tu Kab Ye Janegi.” Sonu Nigam was one of the most popular singers at that time and naturally, the video garnered quite a lot of attention.
7. Malaika Arora Khan
We might have often heard the song “Gur Naal Ishq Mitha” in weddings and other celebrations. The catchy song continues to be a favorite among listeners even today. The video of the song featured Malaika Arora Khan and made for an entertaining watch. Malaika is now a celebrity judge, VJ, model, dancer, and performer.
A very young Ayesha Takia, appeared in the music video of Falguni Pathak’s song “Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye.” The fresh and cheerful song also had South Indian actress
Trisha Krishnan as one of the stars. The song became popular, assuring Ayesha Takia’s entry into Bollywood.
9. Celina Jaitley
The light-eyed beauty, Celina Jaitley, has appeared in a few Bollywood movies in her career. Her first appearance in a music video was in the remix version of Hemant Kumar’s song, “Zara Nazron Se Kehdo.” The video was for the band Bombay Vikings. Celina was noticed for her attractive looks and dance skills. She landed roles in Bollywood after this video.
The fitness freak and heartthrob, Milind Soman, was a part of the immensely famous
Alisha Chinai song “Made in India.” He was gorgeous in the video with his ruggedly handsome looks and seemingly perfect physique. The song became superhit as soon as it released and Milind Soman made a place in our hearts forever.