Here are some of our favorite film stars who began as TV actors and went on to have successful terms in B-Town.
Shah Rukh Khan
The Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan aka SRK began his career with Fauji in 1989. Moreover, the actor was supposed to be the second lead in the show but the audience and the camera loved him so much, that he was selected as the main lead in the show.
All of us grew up watching Vidya as Radhika Mathur in the popular TV show, Hum Paanch before she made her Bollywood debut with Parineeta.
Before stepping into Bollywood with the successful movie Vicky Donor in 2012, Ayushmann was an RJ with BIG FM, Delhi, and auditioned for MTV Roadies Season 2. He also acted in TV serials Kayamath (2007) and Ek Thi Rajkumari on Zee Next and appeared in shows India’s Best and Channel V Popstars.
Before becoming an astonishing Bollywood diva, Yami starred in Chand Ke Paar Chalo, followed by Rajkumar Aaryyan, CID, and Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam. She was also a contestant on Meethi Choori No 1 and Kitchen Champion Season 1 in 2010. She made her Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor in 2012 alongside Ayushmann Khurrana.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Sadly he is no more with us but he worked hard to become a successful Bollywood star. He began his TV career with Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, was an unforgettable main character in Pavitra Rishta, and made an appearance in CID as well. He also participated in reality TV shows Zara Nachke Dikha and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4, before his Bollywood debut with Kai Po Che!
Very few people know that before his Bollywood debut with Salaam Bombay! in 1988, Irrfan was a part of the Doordarshan show, Shrikant. He was a part of several other TV shows before his big break, including Bharat Ek Khoj, Chanakya, Chandrakanta, Banegi Apni Baat, and Just Mohabbat, Ssshhhh…Koi Hai, Mano Ya Na Mano and Don.
Known her for her acting in Bollywood movies like Hawa, Koi… Mil Gaya and Aabra Ka Daabra as a child actor, Hansika made her TV debut before in shows like Des Mein Nikola Hoga Chand in 2001. She also acted in Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Son Pari, Karishma Kaa Karishma, and Hum Do Hain Na.
Aditya Roy Kapur
From 2004 to 2008, Aditya was seen as a VJ on Channel V India, he hosted popular shows like Pakao and India’s hottest before he made his Bollywood debut with London Dreams.
In 1993, R.Madhavan one of the finest actors first appeared in Yule Love Stories and went on to play the lead in Banegi Apni Baat, Ghar Jamai, and Saaya. He was also a part of Aarohan, Sea Hawks, Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum, and Tol Mol Ke Bol. Later, he made his Bollywood debut with Shanti Shanti Shanti and became famous with Mani Ratnam’s Alaipayuthey.
She gained popularity with Ekta Kapoor’s Kasam Se in 2006 and went on to act in Kasautii Zindagii Kay. She also won Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa before she made her Bollywood debut with Rock On!! in 2008.
Before he began appearing in Bollywood movies like Dil Kya Kare, Mast, and Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Rajpal Yadav was part of a Sanskrit TV show, Svapnavāsavadattam in 1992.
Apart from these actors, Pulkit Samrat, Mandira Bedi, and Mouni Roy are also among those who started their careers in Tv.