Every single person has a chance in the Bollywood industry, and all you need is talent. As a result, many artists make their way in this industry by gaining experience and leaving or taking a break from their original profession. Here is a short list of some of them:
Shantanu Maheshwari-The flying star, who made his acting debut in
Dil Dosti Dance
, is a professional dancer who has appeared in several shows while taking a break from his dancing career. He is well-known for his roles in Khatron Ke Khiladi, World of Dance, and Nach Baliye, alongside his partner Nityami Shirke. He also appeared in Season 9 of
Jhalak Dikhla Jaa
. The boy received immediate love and praise for his music video, Haaye Oye. The dancer was outstanding as Gangubai's love interest in the movie "Gangubai Kathiawadi" starring
as the protagonist.
Diljit Dosanjh, often known as "The Love of Punjab," is renowned for his incredible voice and Punjabi films. However, the actor also began his career as a singer, releasing his debut album Ishq Da Uda Ada in 2004. When The Lion of Punjab, in which he played the lead part, was released in February 2011, the song "Lak 28 Kudi Da" quickly became a big hit. His Subsequent film, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, starred Grippy Grewal and
. He rose to fame thanks to his part in Disco Singh, the follow-up to Jatt and Juliet. His acting debut was in the Hindi movie
. Later, he appeared in the movies Good News and Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. His most recent film, Honsla Rakh, features
and Shehnaaz Gill.
The model, Dia Mirza, has been a marketing professional since she graduated from college. She began her career as a model for television commercials for Lipton and Quality Walls. She finished as the second runner-up in the 2000
competition before going on to win the Miss Asia Pacific crown. Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, starring R. Madhavan, was her attempt at the Bollywood industry, but it wasn't a big success. She was later spotted in Salaam Mumbai, Dum, and Dus. In the Ranbir Kapoor-starring film Sanju, she portrayed Manayata Dutt in an incredible performance.
The song "Tu Hi Hai" from the Alia Bhatt-starring film
made the vocalist famous. His earlier Bollywood films include Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Tere Bin Laden, London, Paris, and
. He released Huqa Pani, a successful debut album. He became one of the most well-known pop singers in Pakistan thanks to the album, which sold more than 5,000,000 copies worldwide and garnered nominations for and wins, including the 2004 Lux Style Award for "Best Album" and the 2008 MTV Awards "Best Male Artist" award. Zafar's third album, Jhoom, which received the 2012 Lux Style Award for "Best Music Album," was published in February 2011.
Bollywood films like Main Hoon Naa,
Om Shanti Om
, and Khichdi the Movie have cameos and other special appearances by the well-known filmmaker and producer Farah Khan. She appeared in films like Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and Hijack. In TV programmes like Tere Mere Beach Mein, Indian Idol's first and second seasons, Jo Jeeta Wohi
, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, and Dance India Dance Li'l Masters, the producer served as a judge.
Himesh Reshammiya is best known for his albums 'Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya' and 'Tum Par Hum Hai Take.' He rose to prominence after composing songs for another
film, Tere Naam (2003), for which he received several awards, including the Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director and the Screen Award for Best Music Director. In 2004, he composed music for ten films, including Aitraaz. The singer has appeared in films such as Namastey Rome and The Xposé Returns.
7. Shirley Sethia
Shirley Sethia, the beautiful singer who went viral with the song "Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye," made her acting debut in the film Maska, starring
. Nikamma, a remake of the 2017 Telugu film Middle-Class Abbayi, will be her Bollywood film debut, co-starring Abhimanyu Dassani. In addition, she will make her Telugu film debut in Krishna Vrinda Vihari, opposite Naga Shaurya. In 2016 and 2017, she was welcomed by YouTube as a “YouTube Creator” to conduct live at the YouTube FanFest in Mumbai.
Manushi Chhilar, a well-known model who recently took home the Miss World 2017 crown, debuted on the big screen in Samrat Prithviraj, a 2022 historical drama starring as "Sanyogita." She entered the world of pageants with the Fashion Big Bazaar-sponsored ‘Campus Princess 2016,’ winning as one of the top finalists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in December 2016. “It's a great duty to play princess Sanyogita, a strong individual who stood up for what is right and made the most crucial decisions of her life on her own” , the actress said of the part. The Great Indian Family and Tehran are among the upcoming films starring the actress.
The famous Punjabi singer, Jasdeep Singh Gill, also known by the stage name Jassi Gill, is known for his songs Laden, Bapu Zimidar, and Nakhre. In the 2014 film "Mr. & Mrs. 420," starring
, he made his acting debut. The musician made his acting debut in the Bollywood film industry with Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, starring
. The performer said: "Being able to work with A-list celebrities like Sonakshi and Kangana at the start of my career makes me feel privileged.I simply want to give it my all. I don't want the casting to be reconsidered."
The host of the renowned dance reality show Dance Plus is the well-known dancer Raghav Juyal. Additionally, he has choreographed for programmes including DID Lil Masters. With Sonali Cable, which starred
, the dancer made his acting debut. After that, he appeared in Street Dancer 3D, Nawaabzaade, and ABCD 2. The actor will be next seen in the films Yudhra, Hasal, and Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.