Top 20 Theatre Artists Who Made It To Bollywood

                            Top 20 Theatre Artists Who Made It To Bollywood Hindi Article

Theatre artists are very fine performers; they are trained brilliantly from the very beginning. Theatre has given a lot to the Bollywood industry. Over the years, we have had a lot of great talented actors who have established themselves in the Bollywood industry and earned fame as well. Here are top 20 theater artists who with their effort and uphill struggle made it to Bollywood:

1. Om Puri Om Rajesh Puri is one of the widely noted senior a >> Read More... Om Puri :


Om Puri started his career in 1972, and he is serving the industry till today. Om Puri is an awardee of the Padma Shri Award, and he has also won the National Award for best actor for the movie Ardh Satya. He is also an alumna of the National School of Drama. He has done remarkable films and applauded for his outstanding performances. He has done motion pictures like ‘Dharavi’, Mirch Masala Mirch Masala was a very popular cooking show which >> Read More... Mirch Masala , ‘Maqbool’ and ‘Maachis’. Om Puri has also worked with many great artists like Naseeruddin, Shabana and much more and has played many exceptional roles and always been highly praised for the work he has done.

2. Shabana Azmi Shabana Azmi is a film actress of Indian origin an >> Read More... Shabana Azmi :


The gorgeous Shabana Azmi belongs to a very renowned background, and she became part of the industry even before she completed her course in acting from Film and Television Institute of India. Shabana Azmi is the daughter of famous poet Kaifi Azmi Kaifi Azmi is born as Sayyid Akhtar Hussein Rizvi. >> Read More... Kaifi Azmi and wife of the well-known lyricist Javed Akhtar Javed Akhtar is an Indian poet, lyricist, film scr >> Read More... Javed Akhtar . Shabana is a very fine actor as she belongs to a family with enormous talents. She has acted in plays like Saved Kundalini, Tamari Amrita and a Doll’s House. Shabana Azmi has also won National Award for acting five times in her career.

3. Naseeruddin Shah Naseeruddin Shah is an experimental actor and asso >> Read More... Naseeruddin Shah :


Bollywood industry is blessed to have such a fine actor he is the winner of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, three National Awards and several Filmfare Awards. Naseeruddin Shah also studied in National School of Drama. He did a film ‘Hum Panch’ in 1980 which was a remarkable step of his journey and people started recognizing him although he has also done a few films before that. He has done films like A Wednesday, ‘Sarfarosh’, Mirch Masala and much more and earned name and fame in the industry.

4. Prithviraj Kapoor One of the most notable names in the Indian film i >> Read More... Prithviraj Kapoor :


An outstanding artist who served the industry from the silent era. He was also a part of the first talkie Alam Ara in 1931 he was in a supporting role in that film but before that he has also worked in nine silent films. He did a tremendous job but instead of having a high-profile career in the Bollywood film industry he was devoted to the theater during his life, yet he gave a lot to the industry.


5. Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan or also known as SRK is a prominent >> Read More... Shah Rukh Khan :


Most of us are unaware of the fact that King Khan who is the darling of the masses was also a theater artist. He completed his studies from the Barry John’s theater learning academy in Delhi. Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most admired Bollywood actors. He has also done many popular films like ‘Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham’, ‘ Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Click to look into! >> Read More... Kuch Kuch Hota Hai ’, ‘ Dilwale Click to look into! >> Read More... Dilwale Dhulania Le Jayenge’, ‘Dilwale’, ‘ Fan Click to look into! >> Read More... Fan ’, ‘ Don Click to look into! >> Read More... Don ’ and much more. He is also serving the industry for a very long time and has established himself in the industry.

6. Rajpal Yadav Rajpal Yadav, the hilarious Indian movie actor, ac >> Read More... Rajpal Yadav :


Rajpal comes from the Shahjahanpur Theater from Uttar Pradesh. Later, he joined Bhartendu Natya Academy in Lucknow. After devoting few years in theater Rajpal became a well-known face of Bollywood. He is in the list of the prominent comedians. He is a versatile comedian who can seamlessly lighten up everyone’s mood even in an unexciting situation. He has worked in ‘Dhol’, ‘ Chup Chup Ke Click to look into! >> Read More... Chup Chup Ke ’ and much more.

7. Irrfan Khan Irrfan Khan is a noted Bollywood actor who started >> Read More... Irrfan Khan :

He is a very talented and versatile actor who is known for his fascinating eyes. He has also won a National Award. He did a splendid job in all the films he has worked in. He completed his education from National School of Drama. He established himself in Bollywood and Hollywood film industry with his outstanding performances in theater and television. He has worked in ‘ Piku Click to look into! >> Read More... Piku ’, ‘ Madaari Click to look into! >> Read More... Madaari ’, The Jurassic World and was applauded for his work.

8. Deepak Dobriyal Deepak Dobriyal is a talented theater and film act >> Read More... Deepak Dobriyal :

He started his career back in 1994, and he is a very versatile stage performer. It has been a few years that Deepak Dobriyal has become a known face. He has worked in Dabangg 2, Tanu Weds Manu Click to look into! >> Read More... Tanu Weds Manu Returns and much more and he is admired for his performances.

9. Pankaj Kapur Pankaj Kapur is a prominent Indian actor and direc >> Read More... Pankaj Kapur :

Pankaj Kapur is one of the classic actors in the industry. He did his graduation from National School of Drama and started his career in theater. He has done movies like Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Maqbool, Office Office Office- Office is a Hindi-language sitcom written >> Read More... Office Office and much more and applauded for his outstanding performances in all the movies he has worked in.

10. Raj Kapoor Raj Kapoor was a renowned actor, director, and pro >> Read More... Raj Kapoor :

Raj Kapoor is the son of Prithviraj Kapoor who is the founder of the Prithvi Theater. Raj Kapoor learned everything from his father’s group. He learned everything that is done backstage and production as well. Later he was known as ‘The Show Man.’ He has worked in Shree 420, Mera Naam Joker Story Soon >> Read More... Mera Naam Joker and many more conventional films.

11. Saurabh Shukla Saurabh Shukla was born at Gorakhpur in Uttar Prad >> Read More... Saurabh Shukla :

Saurabh Shukla is a theater artist since 1998, and now he is a known personality in Bollywood as well. Shukla has acted in many plays like ‘A view from the bridge’ and ‘look back in anger’.

12. Anupam Kher Anupam Kher is a very popular actor, director, and >> Read More... Anupam Kher :

Anupam Kher is a renowned actor and has done many acclaimed roles in all the movies he has worked in. He has acted in the play Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai which is reflective of his life, and the screening of that play has been innumerable times over the last decade. He has worked in Dilwale Dhulania Le Jayenge, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and much more and he has always been admired and respected by the masses.

13. Paresh Rawal The Padma Shri award winner who shot to fame with >> Read More... Paresh Rawal :

Paresh Rawal used to go to the Prithvi Theater regularly. He has acted in many plays in different languages. Some of his famous plays are Khel Aiya, Dear father and Krishnan v/s Kanhaiya. He has worked in films like Hera Pheri Hera Pheri is a comedy based TV show which came on >> Read More... Hera Pheri , Phir Hera Pheri Click to look into! >> Read More... Phir Hera Pheri , Malamaal Weekly and much more.

14. Ratna Pathak Ratna Pathak is an Indian actress who has been a p >> Read More... Ratna Pathak :

Ratna Pathak is the daughter of Dina Pathak Dina Pathak or Deena Pathak was Indian film actor, >> Read More... Dina Pathak . She entered into the world of theater and acting and enjoyed it immensely. Later, her dedication made her join National School of Drama. In her second play itself, she shared the stage with Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri. Today she is a prominent face of the Bollywood industry. She has worked in many daily soaps like Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai, etc. and movies like Kapoor and Sons, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, ‘Khubsoorat’ and much more.

15. Boman Irani Boman Irani is a well known name today in the Bol >> Read More... Boman Irani :

Boman Irani is an engaging theater actor. He became popular after his remarkable performance in MunnaBhai M.B.B.S. He is a proud trainee of Hansraj Siddhi from 1981 to 1983. One of his famous lead role he did in the famous play I am not Bajirao which ran over for 17 years. He has also worked in Happy New Year Click to look into! >> Read More... Happy New Year , 3 Idiots, Dilwale, ‘P.K.’ and much more admired films.

16. Vinay Pathak Vinay Pathak is a well known face in the field of >> Read More... Vinay Pathak :

Vinay Pathak was admitted to the State University Of New York Click to look into! >> Read More... New York for MBA but later, he left the university and took admission in a drama school. He acted in plays like nothing like fear and maximum. He is the one who made everybody laugh in Bheja Fry and made us cry in ‘ Dasvidaniya Click to look into! >> Read More... Dasvidaniya ’.

17. Nimrat Kaur Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur was born on 13th Mar >> Read More... Nimrat Kaur :

Nimrat Kaur is a versatile actor who did a tremendous job in every role she played and mesmerized the audience. She has performed on stage in her college and once she moved to Mumbai, and there she acted in plays such as Baghdad and All about women. She has worked in ‘ The Lunchbox Click to look into! >> Read More... The Lunchbox ’, ‘Homeland’, ‘ Airlift Click to look into! >> Read More... Airlift ’ and much more and has won praises for her work.

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At the age of 18 Kangana moved to Delhi for her career in modeling but she also participated in Gaur’s workshop at the Indian Habitat Centre, and she acted in several plays like Taldanda. During her performance one of the male characters could not make up that day for some reason then Kangana played his part as well as her role of women. Kangana is also a very versatile actor and can take the shape of any character she takes up. She has worked in movies like ‘ Gangster Click to look into! >> Read More... Gangster ’, Tanu Weds Manu, ‘ Fashion Click to look into! >> Read More... Fashion ’ and much more and established herself in the Bollywood film industry.

19. Sanjay Misra:

Sanjay is also a graduate of National School of Drama in 1989. He has also struggled a lot and established himself in the industry. He has done movies like Aankho Dekhi, Dum Laga Ke Haisha and much more and did a splendid job.

20. Rohini Hattangadi Rohini Hattangadi is an Indian actress who can be >> Read More... Rohini Hattangadi :

Rohini Hattangadi also studied in National School of Drama. She started her career on a Marathi stage. She and her husband started a group which was known as ‘Awishkar’ which produced 150 plays. She has worked in movies as well as in daily soaps. She is a well-known TV star.

There are a lot more theater artists who have been serving the industry for a very long time. The best of the Bollywood actors are theater artists and theater has given a lot to the Bollywood industry. Theatre artists are the finest and can fit into any role they take up.