Even though there is a huge gap between the Television serials produced in India and the high-budget Bollywood movies which are at par with Hollywood. But once in a while, we get a rare gem out of TV industry. Even though Indian serials are severely criticized, but we have to admit that there are some extremely talented actors in the TV industry who just need one break to showcase their skills to the world. Let’s take a look at actors who started their career on Television.
1. Shahrukh Khan
Shahrukh Khan, affectionately known as the King of Bollywood, is the second richest star in the world. He has left a mark not only on Bollywood but on the entire world. His movie, Dilwali Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, has been playing in Maratha Mandir since more than 20 years now. Every actor wants to be as successful as Shahrukh Khan. But do you know that Shahrukh Khan started his career with TV serials like Fauji, Circus and Dil Dariya? All of his serials were hit among the viewers. Shahrukh Khan is undoubtedly the only TV artist who has transitioned from TV to Bollywood so successfully. After getting his first break in Bollywood, he never looked back. And the rest is history.
2. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan is an extremely successful actress. She has proved her acting skills in the movies like The Dirty Picture and Kahaani. Vidya Balan has also won a National Award for Best Actress for the movie, The Dirty Picture. She was a part of the hit serial, Hum Paanch and also starred in some music albums. She has come a long way since her struggling days.
3. Yami Gautam
Yami Gautam became a known face among Indian women with the TV serial, Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam. She got her first Bollywood break in the movie, Vicky Donor. Both critics and audience appreciated it. She has working in various movies like Action Jackson, Badlapur and Sanam re. Her most recent movie was Junooniyat. She is currently shooting for the movie, Kaabil, opposite Hrithik Roshan. Yami Gautam seems to have a bright future. If she chooses the right scripts, she might establish herself as a successful actress.
4. Rajeev Khandelwal
Rajeev Khandelwal acted in the serial, Kahiin To Hoga. He started his Bollywood career with Aamir. It was a critically acclaimed movie. Call it bad luck or lack of good choice, but none of his subsequent movies could match up with Aamir’s success. Packed with immense talent with great body language, expressive face and subtle emotion display, Rajeev Khandelwal needs more movies to expose his talented genes.
5. Sushant Singh Rajput
His most notable role was in Ekta Kapoor’s TV serial, Pavitra Rishta. His first movie was Kai Po Che which was successful on box office. His next movie, Shuddh Desi Romance, was successful as well. And finally, he has won the heart of every India with his recent movie, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Sushant Singh Rajput has shown that he can manage any role easily.
6. Aditya Roy Kapoor
Aditya Roy Kapoor started as a VJ on channel V. His first break was in Salman Khan’s London Dreams. He swept every girl off her feet with his role in the blockbuster hit, Aashiqui 2. He even received praised for his role in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Unfortunately, his next movies like Daawat-e-ishq and Fitoor couldn’t match up with his previous success. He is currently filming for movies like Dear Zindagi and OK Jaanu.
7. Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana started his career by winning Roadies Season 2. The superhit movie, Vicky Donor, was his first movie. In fact, he received praises for his National Award winning movie, Dum Lage Ke Haisha. He has impressed everyone not only with his natural acting skills but his mind-blowing singing as well. He is currently shooting for the movie, Meri Pyaari Bindu, with Parineeti Chopra. We cannot wait for it!