Acting is a tough. And making it big in the tinsel town Bollywood, is still a harder nut to crack! But contrary to the popular belief of those who first try out their luck on TV, can’t make it to the silver screen…we have compiled here the big stars of today who you could have never thought could be the samall screen starters.
1. Shahrukh Khan
The King Khan started off his career with serials like Fauji and Circus before entering Bollywood. The first ever character he played was that of commando Abhimanyu Rai.
2. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan had a struggling life in Bollywood. She started by doing the famous serial Hum Paanch where she played the role of Radhika for some time. Apart from that she also appeared in many music videos like that of Euphoria and commercial ads.
3. Irfan Khan
A brilliant actor, Irfan Khan started off by doing roles in serials like Chanakya, Chandrakanta, Bharata Ek Khoj, Banegi Apni Baat, Sara Jahan Hamara and Sparsh.
4. Aditya Roy Kapoor
Aditya Roy Kapoor acted in many other movies like London Dreams, Action Replayy and Guzarish before fame found him through Ashiqui 2. But he featured first as a VJ on channel V.
5. Prachi Desai
This pretty girl rose to fame with her very popular daily soap, Kasam Se where she played the role of Bani.
6. R. Madhavan
Madhavan or our very own Maddy from RHTDM, began his career as an actor by doing TV serials like Banegi Apni Baat, Sea Hawks and Ghar Jamai.
7. Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant started his acting career with a TV serial by the name Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil, before taking away our hearts by his role as Manav in Pavitra Rishta and finally his debut movie, Kai Po Che.
8. Yami Gautam
She started her acting career with the small screen shows like Chand Ke Paar Chalo, Rajkumar Aaryyan and with her role as Lehar Mathur in Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam.
9. Ayushman Khurrana
The multi-talented Ayushman Khurana tasted fame with his reality TV show, MTV Roadies Season 2, where he played the role of the host of the show. His debut movie was Vicky Donor opposite Yami Gautam.
10. Manish Paul
The man with a funny bone, Manish Paul is very popular among the TV viewers with his humorous hosting of DID Little Masters in addition to his TV serial Ghost Bana Dost.
11. Pankaj Kapoor
The superbly talented Pankaj Kapoor started his acting career with B.A.L.L.B, Wah Bhai Wah, Panchvan Savaar, Sahabji Biwiji Ghulamji, Albert’s Bridge and Kanak Di Balli before getting his first break in the movie Arohan.
12. Gracy Singh
This pretty girl next door with a beautiful smile, beagan acting with the TV serial Amanat before entering into Bollywood through Lagaan and later Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
13. Rajeev Khandelwal
The talented Rajeev Khandelwal has made his own niche of fans with his different movies and acting. However ghe is a wel known face in households due to his roles as Sujal in Kahin Toh Hoga, Rajveer Sir in Left Right Left among others.
14. Mandira Bedi
This hot and very smart actor started her acting career as a simple but strong girl in and as Shanti, a TV serial.
15. Pulkit Samrat
Best known for his role in Fukrey and later Bittoo Boss, Pulkit Samrat entered showbiz with his serials like Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kaho Na Yaar Hai.
16. Shahid Kapoor
Shaid Kapoor started acting when he was still a kid. He appeared in many TV ads like Complan, Pepsi and even music videos of Aryan etc before debuting with the movie Ishq Vishk.
17. Hansika Motwani
We all saw her as a child artist in Koi Mil Gaya. But even before that she appeared in Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
18. Ayesha Takia
Ayesh Takia started off by acting in a Complan ad, oppsite Shahid Kapoor. She also appeared in TV shows like Disney Hour and many music videos before moving onto films.
19. Rajpal Yadav
Rajpal Yadav has made his presence felt with his eccentric and quirky comedy. But before joining the Bollywood celeb list through his first break in Jungle, he acted in a TV show called Mungeri Ke Bhai Naurangilal.
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