Reality shows are made and aired in India in a very large number. Each show tries to be unique and experiments with many different concepts and formats. As the viewers love these reality shows, the contestants also become quite popular. Several people participate in reality shows with the aim of becoming an actor. And a few of them succeed as well.
Let us look at 10 such TV actors who started their career as a reality show contestant.
Divyanka Tripathi is a very famous actress on Indian television. She currently appears in the popular Star Plus show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein”. Earlier, she has done shows like “
Banoo Main Teri Dulhann
Mrs And Mr Sharma Allahabadwale
”, etc. She began her career as a participant in the Pantene Zee Teen Queen contest. After that, she was a contestant on India’s Best Cinestars Ki Khoj, a reality show that seeks actors and performers. She became the winner from the Bhopal zone and later became Miss Bhopal as well.
This handsome young actor is known for his roles in TV shows like Bhagyavidhaata, “Dwarkadheesh Bhagwan Shree Krishna”,
, , etc. He also appeared in the Bollywood film “
”. Vishal was first a contestant on the MTV reality show “
Mtv Roadies 4
”. Then he appeared on “” and won it. His third show with MTV was Couplesutra in which he was the host. After that, acting offers came pouring in, and he became a popular TV actor.
This beautiful and talented actress has done TV shows like
Ram Milaayi Jodi
Dil Dosti Dance
. Her character in Dil Dosti Dance has fetched a lot of fame and recognition. Shakti is a contemporary dancer who had participated in the reality show “” aired on Zee TV. She went on to win the show. After that, she became an actress as well and has been quite successful. She has also made special appearances in several TV shows and even Bollywood films.
Mohit Malhotra is a model and actor on Indian television. He has acted in shows like "",
Sasural Genda Phool
Bade Acche Lagte Hai
”, "", ‘
’, Jamai Raja, etc. He started his career as a contestant on the MTV reality show "
Mtv Splitsvilla 2
" and reached the finals. Then he was cast in Mitwa Phool Kamal Ke and has never had to look back. Mohit has also hosted India’s Dancing Superstar and appeared in the show
Yeh Hai Aashiqui
Kunwar Amar is popular for his role of Rey in the Channel V show Dil Dosti Dance. He has won the hearts of the viewers through this show. He has also appeared in shows like Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, ‘
’, and Yeh Hai Aashiqui, apart from reality shows like Dare 2 Dance, “
Nach Baliye 5
”, and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. He was initially a contestant on Dance India Dance Season 2. He became a finalist and was noticed by the audience. Then his career as an actor took off, and he is doing great as an actor as well as a dancer.
Pavitra Punia is a well-known actor on the small screen. She has played roles in shows like "
Love U Zindagi
", Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto, Hongey Judaa Na Hum, Kavach Kaali Shaktiyon Se, etc. She first appeared on screen as a contestant on the show MTV Splitsvilla in the year 2009. After that, she began her career as a TV actress and has been successful maintaining her stardom. She is also said to have worked in a Bollywood film. Pavitra is currently seen playing a negative role in the immensely popular show Ye Hai Mohabbatein.
Shaleen Malhotra is an actor, model, and VJ in India. He is a renowned actor on Indian television who has appeared in shows like ‘’, ‘
’, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, ‘
’, O Gujariya: Badlein Chal Duniya, etc. He has been appreciated for his acting skills and intensity. Shaleen was first a contestant on the reality show “Mtv Roadies 4”. He has also been a VJ for a few of MTV’s shows.
Aanchal Khurana was the winner of the reality show “” which was her first appearance on Television. She then got cast in a negative role in the serial “
Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke
”, aired on Zee TV. Her character became very popular and was loved and hated equally by the viewers. Aanchal went on to act in other TV shows like Arjun, Savdhan India, ‘
Meri Saasu Maa
, etc. She is now an established actress on Indian television.
Rishabh Sinha was a contestant on the show "
Mtv Splitsvilla 5
" in the year 2012. Later, he appeared on the same show again in the year 2014. After that, he was cast in the role of Ayaan Ahmed Khan, which was a parallel lead character in the Zee TV show named
. Though he left the show after a few months, he became very popular with the viewers. He has also participated in “
Bigg Boss Season 9
” as a contestant and also done the Bollywood film Kaanchi: The Unbreakable. Rishabh is known for his rugged good looks and charm.
Vrinda Dawda is quite well-known for playing the role of Taani in the Channel V show Dil Dosti Dance. She first appeared in the reality show
as a contestant. From there, she started looking for acting offers and was finally launched in the Channel V show. Her character was that of the main lead, and she was loved by the audience. Her innocence and charm captivates the audience and makes her loved and appreciated. Vrinda recently got married to her long-time boyfriend, which goes to show that she is settled both personally and professionally.