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Top 20 Celebrities Who Made It Big After Reality Shows

Top 20 Celebrities Who Made It Big After Reality Shows Hindi Article

1. Meiyang Chang

Chang was a contestant on the singing reality show Indian Idol (Season 3). Although he didn’t win the show, yet he became really famous after it. His voice won our hearts in the very starting but who knew he could act and host shows as well? Chang later hosted many award shows and also subsequent seasons of Indian Idol. He also appeared in the Bollywood films Badmaash Company, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! and ‘Sultan’.

2. Ayushmann Khurrana

Most of us know Khurrana from Mtv Roadies 2. However, he appeared in a reality show called Channel V Popstars before that. After Roadies, Ayushmann hosted a lot of shows and programs. He made his Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor opposite Yami Gautam. Besides acting, Ayushmann also sings beautifully. His song Pani Da Rang from Vicky Donor is a spot on melody and soothes the ears. He has one of the cutest smiles in Bollywood and seems to be a lovely person.

3. Arijit Singh

Like Chang, he too came out of a reality singing competition Fame Gurukul 2005. However, his voice reached out to us in a way none other has. He is the most popular and loved singer today. Giving us beautiful songs one after the other, Arijit has become the King of the singing industry. His voice has passion in it. He is a very versatile singer.

4. Rannvijay Singh

Rannvijay came out of Mtv Roadies 1. He then hosted and judged the show in all subsequent seasons. He also hosted Mtv Splitsvilla, ‘Stuntmania’, and Teen Diva. He became the heartthrob of many girls out there. His talent landed him into Bollywood where he appeared in films like London Dreams, Action Replayy, etc.

5. Shakti Mohan

Shakti is a beautiful contemporary dancer who went on to live her dream after winning the dance reality show Dance India Dance. After DID she appeared in Channel V’s show Dil Dosti Dance. She also got a dance number in Bollywood films. She now judges a reality show herself on Star Plus called Dance Plus. Shakti also competed in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa but couldn’t win the show. She is a strong dancer. Her energy on stage is commendable. She is bubbly by nature and is very adorable.

6. Shreya Ghoshal

This singing sensation started her career from the Indian singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. She became very famous. Her melodious voice is one the best this country has had. Besides Hindi, she has sung songs in many other Indian languages including Assamese, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, etc. She judged Indian Idol and has won various awards for her brilliant talent. Her best-known songs include Sunn Raha Hai (Aashiqui 2), Teri Meri, Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai (Jism), Chikni Chameli, etc. She has a very soothing voice.

7. Sunny Leone

Sunny was an adult movie star and a model before she came to Bollywood. Not many had known her before she took part in India’s most famous reality show, Bigg Boss. She got a break in Bollywood after Bigg Boss and made her debut with ‘Jism 2’. She appeared in many movies following that. She is one of the most recognized faces today.

8. Kapil Sharma

He is currently the most loved Indian personality. Adored by all age groups, Kapil got his first break after winning The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He then won the audience’s hearts for six consecutive seasons of Comedy Circus. He has his own show Comedy Nights With Kapil. It first aired on Colors and now airs on Sony. Kapil is popular throughout the country for his perfect delivery and original ideas. He made his debut in Bollywood with Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karun.

9. Faisal Khan

Born to a fisherman, Faisal Khan managed to rise in life pretty well, considering his circumstances. He was the well-deserved winner of Dance India Dance. He also participated in Dance Ke Superstars after that and appeared on TV in the historical drama Bharat Ka Veer Putra- Maharana Pratap. He received much applause for his acting and also won awards for the same. His cute looks and beautiful smile made him well-liked. He won Jhalak Dikhla Jaa last year. He is a tremendous dancer and is very talented. The boy’s parents must be so proud of him. And so are we. Way to go, lad!

10. Lauren Gottlieb

Lauren proved herself as a beautiful dancer and one of the best in America after participating in So You Think You Can Dance. However, she became famous in India only after winning the second position in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. She also judged the show last year. She is known for her roles in ABCD and ABCD2. Besides these Hindi movies, Lauren has done films in Hollywood too including Hannah Montana: The Movie, Disaster Movie, among many others. She also appeared in the TV series ‘Glee’ as a dancer. Lauren is a very flexible dancer and very versatile. She has a very attractive personality and casts her spell on everybody she meets.

11. Elli Avram

We remember Elli from Bigg Boss. Elli however, got her first Bollywood movie, Mickey Virus, before she entered the Bigg Boss house. After being evicted, she became one of the most talked about contestants from that season and also appeared in Kis Kisko Pyaar Karun opposite Kapil Sharma.

12. 'Gurbani Judge (Bani J)'

Known for her tattoos, Bani J was a Roadies participant. She now hosts shows on MTV and also does movies - both Hindi and Punjabi. She has also done a Telugu picture, ‘Thika’. She is the most popular VJ of our country. Her confidence, panache, and style are unique and worth appreciating. She is what we Indians call bindaas. She also appeared in Khatron Ke Khiladi and hosted a few seasons of Roadies. Who knew this Rodie would turn out to be so talented?

13. Dharmesh Yelande

Dance India Dance participant, Dharmesh Sir, became way too popular ever since. He also participated in DID lil Masters and Dance Ke Superstars. He has choreographed songs in Bollywood movies and has also appeared in ABCD and ABCD2. He seems to be a favorite of Remo D’Souza. Dharmesh is currently judging Dance Plus. He plays the role of a mentor in the same. Not many of us know, but Dharmesh also won on the dance show Boogie Woogie. He has his own dance academy by the name D’Virus Dance Academy. He has come a long way, and we are sure he’ll go further ahead.

14. Abhijeet Sawant

Winner of Indian Idol Season 1, Abhijeet Sawant gained a lot of fame following his victory. He is a playback singer, an anchor and an actor. Abhijeet became the favorite voice of Indians immediately after his win. He appeared in a few movies including Tees Maar Khan. We’ve also seen him in commercials. He hosted Indian Idol 5 with Hussain.

15. Neeti Mohan

Neeti is the winner of Channel V Popstars. She does live shows and is a playback singer. The first song she sang in Bollywood was Ishq Wala Love from the movie Student Of The Year. Her other songs include Jiya Re (Jab Tak Hai Jaan), Saadi Gali Aaja (Nautanki Saala), Kashmir Tu Mai Kanyakumari (Chennai Express). She received appreciation for all her songs. She has a very sweet voice and is also the voice behind the title track of Bang Bang. She is currently judging The Voice.

16. Mohammed Irfan

Irfan is the beautiful voice behind the songs Phir Mohabbat, Behne De, Tu Hi Tu, and many others. Irfan is the winner of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander and was also a popular contestant in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Amul STAR Voice Of India. He is a very well-renowned face (or should we say voice) in the industry. Irfan is heading for the sky.

17. Salman Yusuff Khan

The hottest choreographer on Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Salman’s a real catch. He won the dance reality show Dance India Dance and was a participant on Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. He later appeared in Bollywood films- ABCD, ‘Wanted’ and Rakta Charitra, and we will now see him in A Flying Jatt. Salman is married to Faiza Harmain, who was his girlfriend since a long time.

18. Sreerama Chandra Mynampati

Sreeram won Indian Idol 5 and is a professional singer today. He has won many awards and has sung for many heroes. He has given his voice to Ranbir Kapoor. He also does programs out of India. He is a trained classical singer and has a rather melodious voice. He participated in and won many competitions besides Indian Idol. He is a very talented singer.

19. Monali Thakur

Monali is a playback singer and an actress. She has won many awards. She acted in daily soaps and a few films. She is the amazing voice behind the song Moh Moh Ke Dhage and also won the National Film Award for the same. Her other songs include Sawar Loon, Laila, Love Me Thoda, Cham Cham, Dhanak, etc. She also appeared in the film ‘PK’.

20. Rahul Vaidya

Rahul may not have won the Indian reality show Indian Idol, but he has surely won our hearts with his lovely voice. He sang a lot of songs after his performance in the show. Some of his best songs are Hello Madam, Fan, Do Chaar Din, Dilbar Mere, Meri Zindagi, etc. Apart from singing, Rahul is also a host. He is currently hosting the dance show Aaja Mahi Way.


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