10 Small Screen Actors who made it to a Successful Bollywood Career

A lot of actors from the small screen dream of becoming successful stars in the Tinsel Town. But acting in the Big Screen is not everyone’s cup of tea. Still many actors from the television world have made it to a successful Bollywood career with their hard work and determination. Here is a list of 10 actors from the television industry who are now shining stars in Bollywood.

1. Sushant Singh Rajput


Sushant started his acting career with the TV serial “Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil” and went on to bag the lead role of Manav in the popular Ekta Kapoor serial “Pavitra Rishta”. Today he has a series of successful movies in his kitty which includes Kai Po Che, Shuddh Desi Romance and the recently released Detective Byomkesh Bakshi.

2. Ayushmann Khurrana


The multi-talented Ayushmann Khurrana proved himself to be a successful anchor and VJ before entering the world of acting. He shot to fame with his debut movie “Vicky Donor” where he was highly praised by the audience and critics due to his singing as well as acting skills.

3. R. Madhavan


Before entering the world of Bollywood and giving us hits like 3 Idiots and Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, R. Madhavan acted in various TV serials such as Ghar Jamai, Sea Hawks and Banegi Apni Baat. He also acted in many South-Indian movies.

4. Vidya Balan


Vidya Balan started her career with the famous TV serial “Hum Paanch” where she played the role of Radhika (one of the five sisters). She also acted in various TV commercials and music Videos before getting a break as the female lead in the highly-acclaimed movie “Parineeta”.

5. Yami Gautam


The beautiful Yami Gautam acted in various TV shows like Rajkumar Aryan, Chand Ke Paar Chalo and Ye Pyar Na Hoga Kam before entering into Bollywood with her famous role in “Vicky Donor”.

6. Prachi Desai


This pretty lady started her career with the popular Balaji Telefilms show “Kasam Se” at a very early age. She got her Bollywood break with the Farhan Akhtar starrer “Rock On” and went on grabbing many successful movies to her kitty.

7. Pulkit Samrat


Before entering into Bollywood, the Fukrey Boy Pulkit Samrat starred in TV soaps like “Kaho Na Yaar Hai” and “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”.

8. Irrfan Khan


Many of you may not be knowing that the versatile actor, Mr. Irrfan Khan acted in a series of TV shows such as Chandrakanta, Chanakya, Bhaarat Ek Khoj, Banegi Apni Baat, Sparsh, Saara Jahan Hamara, etc. before making a niche for himself in Bollywood and Hollywood.

9. Pankaj Kapur


The ace actor Pankaj Kapur made a mark in small screen with his popular character of Mushaddi Lal from his TV Show “Office Office” before giving some superb performances in Bollywood. He also acted in many other television serials such as Wah Bhai Wah, Albert’s Bridge, B.A.L.L.B, etc. before entering into movies.

10. Shahrukh Khan


Last but not the least, The Baadshah himself Mr. Shahrukh Khan started his acting career by starring in Television serials like Circus and Fauji. Today he resides in millions of hearts and is rightly called the King of Bollywood due to the phenomenal success he has achieved in the industry.

It is rightly said that “if you really desire something from the heart … then the whole universe will work towards getting you that”. And these famous stars have proved this quote to be true with their inspiring success stories.

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