Top 20 Small Screen Actors And Actresses Who Made It To The Silver Screen

Top 20 Small Screen Actors And Actresses Who Made It To The Silver Screen Hindi Article

1) Shah Rukh Khan

Who doesn’t know about the Badshah of Bollywood? Our beloved King Khan started his acting career by acting in a number of TV serials such as Fauji and Circus which used to air on DD National. Fauji was an action genre while Circus was a drama based season. His debut role was in another TV serial Dil Dariya in which he was quite unnoticed. In Fauji, he played the role of Lt. Abhimanyu Rai, while in Circus he was assigned with the role of ‘Shekharan’ who was a Malayali circus person. He started off his Bollywood career by starring in Deewana (1992). The rest, as they say, is history.

2) Prachi Desai

Prachi Desai became famous by starring in popular TV soap Kasam Se which aired on Zee TV, and she played the role of character Bani. She was the lead protagonist in the TV show. Later she made her debut in Bollywood by starring in Rock On, opposite Farhan Akhtar. The film also starred Arjun Rampal and singer Suraj Jagan and had a short cameo by Anu Malik.

3) Ayushmann Khurrana

This actor with multiple talents first was noticed at a reality show on Channel V, called Popstars (2002), when he was just 17 and also was one of the youngest participants on the show. He later rose to fame by participating in MTV Roadies (Season 2), and also later became the winner of the respective reality show. Later after graduating, he worked as a radio jockey on Big FM, Delhi and also won many awards for it. Not only this, he further worked as a video jockey on MTV Wassup, The Voice of Youngistaan, which was a youth based show. He has also successfully hosted many shows which include India’s Got Talent and Music Ka Maha Muqqabla and Just Dance, which used to come on Colors TV and Star Plus respectively. There were many awards given to him for his contribution. He made his entry into the film industry by starring in Vicky Donor, opposite Yami Gautam. The film was a huge success and made him a star overnight.

4) Yami Gautam

She is known for her role of Lehar Mathur in Ye Pyaar Na Hoga Kam which aired on Colors TV. Apart from that, she has also acted in Raajkumar Aaryyan and made her television debut in Chand Ke Paar Chalo. She had also worked in Meethi Choori No.1 and Kitchen Champion Season 1, which were both reality TV shows. She made her Bollywood entry by starring opposite Ayushman Khurana in Vicky Donor. Her other films include Action Jackson, Badlapur and Sanam Re. Her next movie is Kaabil, which is opposite Hritik Roshan and is going to be directed by Sanjay Gupta and will be produced by Rakesh Roshan. The film will release in 2017.

5) Irrfan Khan

This amazingly talented actor started his career by working in TV serials like Chanakya, Chandrakanta, Bharata Ek Khoj, Banegi Apni Baat, Sparsh, Sara Jahan Hamara and also Shrikant and Anoogoonj which aired on Doordarshan. He also acted in a Teleplay called Laal Ghas Par Neele Ghode, where he played the character of Lenin. He made his Bollywood debut with Rog (2005), which was a success. His notable Bollywood films include Slumdog Millionaire, New York I Love You, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Haider, and many more. He has also starred in few Hollywood projects including The Amazing Spiderman, Jurassic World and Life Of Pi. He has won a National Film Award for his work in Paan Singh Tomar.

6) Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan started her career by acting in Hum Paanch in which she played the character of Radhika. She had a life of struggle in the Hindi Film Industry. After Hum Paanch, she acted in Bhaalo Theko, which was a Bengali feature film which further landed her with a role in Parineeta opposite Saif Ali Khan, which was her first break. She later starred in Lage Raho Munnabhai opposite Sanjay Dutt which was a huge success and made her a renowned Bollywood star. She is known for her critically acclaimed roles in the movies such as Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture and Kahaani and a few others.

7) Sushant Singh Rajput

Before making his Bollywood debut with Kai Po Che, Sushant Singh Rajput starred in TV serial Kis Desh Mein Hain Mera Dil and later as Manav in Pavitra Rishta. His notable work include Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Shuddh Desi Romance and PK. He has also participated in reality dance shows like Zara Nachke Dikha season 1 and 2, and also Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4. He will be next seen in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story which is reported to be a biopic of Indian Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

8) Gracy Singh

She acted in a TV serial named Amaanat which aired on Zee TV, before acting in films. Later she got a role to play Kajol’s younger sister in Hum Aapke Dil Me Rehte Hain. She is known for her lead role as Gauri in the movie Lagaan which also starred Aamir Khan and was a blockbuster hit. Her other notable works include Armaan, Munnabhai M.B.B.S, Gangaajal, among others. She has been nominated for a Filmfare Award, IIFA award and has won the Screen award for her work in Lagaan.

9) Aditya Roy Kapur

Before rising to fame by acting in Aashiqui 2, he used to work as a Video Jockey on Channel V. He has given us films like Action Replayy, Guzaarish, Ye Jawani Hai Deewani, London Dreams, Daawat-E-Ishq, and Fitoor in which he was paired with Katrina Kaif. He will be next seen in OK Jaanu which is scheduled in 2017.

10) Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani was a child artist and has acted in TV serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She has also starred in Koi Mil Gaya. She got her first big break as a lead role in Himesh Reshamaiya’s Aap Ka Suroor. She currently works in the South Indian Film Industry.

11) R. Madhavan

He has appeared in TV soaps like Banegi Apni Baat (Zee TV), Sea Hawks, and Ghar Jamai. He made his silver screen debut by starring Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin. He gained fame by starring in a lead role as Maddy in Rehna Hain Tere Dil Mein. His other films include Rang De Basanti, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Guru, 3 Idiots, Jhootha Hi Sahi, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu 2. He was last seen in Sala Khadoos.

12) Mandira Bedi

She has acted in many TV serials which include Aurat, Shanti, and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She instantly gained huge popularity for her lead role in Shanti which used to air on Doordarshan. Shanti was also the first ever daily soap on the Indian Television. She has also worked as a host in IPL matches and has also worked as a fashion designer in Lakme Fashion Week. She made her Bollywood debut by starring in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Preeti Singh. Her other films are Manmadhan and Shaadi Ka Laddoo in which she played the role of Tara.

13) Pulkit Samrat

He made his acting debut by acting in popular TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and played the role of Lakshya Virani and later appeared in Kaho Na Yaar Hai which was a reality show. He entered Bollywood with his film Bittoo Boss and later with Fukrey. His other films are Dolly Ki Doli, O Teri, Bangistan, Sanam Re and Jai Ho where he made a cameo appearance.

14) Ayesha Takia

She was first seen in a Complan ad which also starred Shahid Kapoor. She has also worked in Disney Hours which was a TV show. She made her debut with Tarzan: The Wonder Car which gave her instant fame. She is best known for her work in Dor which also won her a Screen Award. Her other films are Paathshala, Mod, Aap Ke Liye Hum, 8*10 Tasveer, De taali and many more.

15) Manish Paul

He started his career as a radio jockey and also a VJ, and after this started acting in TV soaps. He has hosted Sunday Tango (2002), which aired on Star Plus. He is best known for his role of a ghost in Ghost Bana Dost (Star One). His other serials include Radhaa Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhayengi (NDTV Imagine), Ssssshhh..... Phir Koi Hai (Zee Next), Wheel Ghar Ghar Mein ( Zee TV), and Kuchh Cook Hota Hai (9XM). Manish Paul did his debut lead role in Mickey Virus. He has also done many small cameo roles in films such as Tees Maar Khan, ABCD, and Maruti Mera Dost. His other films are Ranbanka, Tere Bin Laden 2, Katha. He has also successfully hosted many reality TV shows like Comedy Circus, Dance India Dance Li’l Masters an Jhalak Dikhla Ja ( Season 7).

16) Karishma Tanna

We all know her from her role of Indira Virani in popular Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She also acted in Kahi To Milenge (Sahara One), Manshaa (ZeeTV), Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand (Star Plus) and many more. She has also hosted various reality TV shows which includes MTV Love School. She made her Bollywood debut with Dosti Friends Forever. She was last seen in Grand Masti (2013) and Golu And Pappu (2014).

17) Ronit Roy

He is best known for his role of Rishabh Bajaj in popular TV soap Kasauti Zindagi Ki. He has also acted in various Bollywood projects which include the recent Two States and Udaan for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

18) Sana Khan

She is known for a number of Bollywood item songs and her supporting roles in various television shows and also her performances in reality shows and commercial ads. Her Bollywood debut was Yehi Hai High Society which was a low budget movie.

19) Rajpal Yadav

We all know him for amazing acting skills. Before venturing into the Film Industry he came in a TV show called Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal which aired on Doordarshan.

20) Karan Singh Grover

Known for his role in Dill Mill Gayye and Qubool Hai, he made it big by starring in Alone opposite Bipasha Basu and later in Hate Story 3. Both the films came out in 2015.