Ever asked the actors, actresses, and superstar about their first step in an acting career? Many would have the mutual answer- TV serials. The road to success is definitely not a piece of cake and here is a list of people who portray it the best:
Shah Rukh Khan
Yes the superstar, the King Khan of Bollywood, the apple of thousand's eyes, SRK had his baby steps in acting through TV serial, Fauji. The debut serial portrayed SRK as Captain Abhimanyu, part of Indian regiment under training. Other serials followed up like
and Door Kevin. Little had anyone known that a superstar was entering the industry. Surely his dimples would have made it easier to flourish his charm!
The actress cum superstar had a tough time in Bollywood industry. It required a lot of patience and hard work to achieve what she has and what she is now. Her acting career started from the very famous, comic TV serial, Hum Paanch where she played the role of Radhika.
This multi-talented, versatile actor before winning the National award for his great movie,
Paan Singh Tomar
was the protagonist in Chanakya. Chanakya, an epic, Hindu mythological TV serial debuted Irrfan Khan. This actor has won million of hearts with his superb, unmatched acting. The decency and aura which Khan brings with himself in his movies raise countless of claps and praises for him.
4. Aditya Roy Kapoor
"Meri Aashiqui Tum HI Ho" is the song of lots of hearts now, all thanks to Aditya Roy Kapoor and
. But let me spill a secret here, before giving this great romantic movie, the actor used to work as a VJ for Channel V. Surely he would have been the same charming artist then as he is now.
Sweet, pretty face and a great smile sum up this TV artist turned Bollywood actor, Prachi Desai. Her debut film, Rock On brought a great actor in the industry but guess what? She already paved her way by her great acting in Ekta Kapoor's TV serial, Kasam Se. She was then and she is now, praise and praised!
6. R Madhavan
Words fall short when it comes to praising this great, sassy, good looking Gemini born actor. R Madhavan, alias, Maddy from RHTDM. Before taking away our breath in his first look from RHTDM, Madhavan acted in the TV serial,
as Preet. Later he acted in other serials like
Banegi Apni Baat
. The cool Lieutenant Ajay Rathore in
Rang De Basanti
had a great deal of practice and experience in TV serials.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant worked for his debut role in the movie, Kai Po Che adapted from the book, Three Mistakes Of My Life. The enthusiastic zeal with which the actor work meant to come from his superhit serial,
where he played the central role of Manav.
Beauty with brains falls perfectly for the actress, Yami Gautam. Before her fantastic debut movie,
, the actor worked in TV serials like Ye Pyaar Na Hoga Kam, Chand Ke Paar Chalo.
9. Ayusman Khurana
The cool, bearded, good looking actor cum singer, Ayusman Khurana worked for MTV serial, Roadies as the host before coming into Bollywood. His debut movie, Vicky Donor was a great hit and paved way for his success and fame.
A much famous artist. Manish Paul before working in Bollywood already made his place in people's hearts with his fun- loving hosting. He now not only hosts reality shows but award functions and keeps the spectators engaged with his high-spirited words and mockery.
11. Pankaj Kapoor
Before his breakthrough in the movie, Arohan, Kapoor worked in TV serials like Wah Bhai Wah, Sahab Biwi Aur Ghulam. His age couldn't let his acting spirits down.
This charming, sweet and beautiful actress had her first bit of acting in the TV serial, Amanat. Later she got into her debut movie, Lagaan, playing the role of Gauri. However, she took off in Telugu movies after a while.
Rajeev Khandelwal has built up his own crowd of fans who love his talented acting. Be it Sujal in Kahin To Hoga or Rajveer Sir in Left Right Left, the acting is just as superb as his killer looks. No doubt, the fame of this actor is inevitable.
Mandira, the strong, smart and hot actress played the leading role in TV serial, Shanti as an aspiring journalist. Later she also acted in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and soon got into Bollywood.
The actor who played a role in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kaho Na Yaar Hai received much fame in his debut movie, Fukrey and is on the road to fame till date.
This superstar of Bollywood is the brightest actor who started his acting as a child. At times in advertisement of a company, Pepsi and at times in album songs of Aryan, Shahid Kapoor was being spotted acting on camera since an early age. Now a versatile and successful actor did play role in TV serials at the beginning.
Hansika has been doing acting since she was a child. She was first seen as a child artist in serial, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi as Bawri Virani. Now she has achieved much fame through her movies.
Much talented, Ayesha Takia started off by acting in a Complan ad, opposite Shahid Kapoor. She also appeared in TV shows like and many music videos before moving onto films.
Rajpal Yadav, the top listed comedian in Bollywood made his presence felt first in TV serial, Mungere Ke Bhai Naurangilal. Hands down to this merriment, spontaneous actor- comedian.
Gauhar Khan a model turned actress had a great part in reality shows like The Khan Sisters, Jhalak Dikhlaja 3 and
season 9. She now turns out to be a smart actress in Bollywood.