Many Indian actors have starred in critically acclaimed Hollywood movies and made their presence felt. They have proved that they are versatile and not capable of doing movies that may be termed “musicals”, where the actors break into groups and dance. Today we are taking a look at some of the Indian actors who made it big- in Hollywood too.
This Bollywood legend has had his fair share of successful movies, and one of them is a Hollywood one. He starred in
The Great Gatsby
in 2013, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Bachchan co-starred along with and
and portrayed the role of a Jewish gangster Meyer Wolfsheim, who crosses paths with Gatsby and becomes his business partner.
Irrfan is probably the one actor who found the most acclaim in Hollywood. He defined brilliance with his roles in several acclaimed films. The late actor’s various acting credits in Hollywood include A Mighty Heart, The Darjeeling Limited, Mira Nair’s
, The Amazing Spider-Man, Oscar-winning Life of Pi,
, and Inferno.
Priyanka Chopra successfully ruled Bollywood in the 2000s and early 2010s and in recent years, she has also found much popularity in Hollywood as well. Her first role was in the TV series Quantico, which she did alongside shooting for
. Since then she has starred in movies like Baywatch, A Kid Like Jake, The White Tiger, and The Matrix: Resurrections.
Anupam Kher is one of the most versatile Indian actors, which we can witness in his long and lustrous career spanning over 35 years. In Hollywood too, he has chosen versatile roles across different genres. He has appeared in movies like Bend It Like Beckham. Bride and Prejudice, the Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook,
The Big Sick
5. Aishwariya Rai Bachchan
The former beauty queen is one of the most popular actresses in India and has been featured in many Hollywood films too. She first starred in Gurinder Chadha’s Bride and Prejudice in 2004. She later went on to star in movies like Mistress of Spices, Provoked, The Last Legion with
and Ben Kinsley, and The Pink Panther 2.
Om Puri was a veteran Indian actor who mainly appeared in Bollywood movies, though he also had some Pakistani as well as Hollywood movies to his name. His various appearances in Hollywood include the Oscar-winning film Gandhi, Charlie Wilson’s War, Code 46, The Hundred-Foot Journey, City of Joy, and East Is East alongside Dame Helen Mirren, among others.
This Padma Shri recipient and National Film Award-winning actress is regarded as one of the finest actresses in India and has been a part of some highly acclaimed Hollywood movies as well. Her Hollywood projects include Midnight’s Children, based on Salman Rushdie’s acclaimed novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, alongside Riz Ahmed, and City of Joy among others.
Naseeruddin Shah is considered one of the finest Indian actors with a career spanning over four decades, and he has proved himself a great one in Hollywood too. He has been a part of some fine movies. His Hollywood projects include exceptional movies like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Great New, and Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding.
Deepika Padukone has become one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood today and this has also led her to Hollywood. Her first and currently only Hollywood project is XXX: Return of Xander Cage opposite . Her performance was praised by critics, and some even said that she outclassed Vin Diesel himself.
Anil Kapoor has been one of the most renowned actors in India for the past three decades and he is still going strong even today. In his long and lustrous career, he also has been featured in a couple of Hollywood movies. His first appearance was in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire for which he earned many praises, and he also starred in a pivotal role in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, alongside .