The Indian film industry has changed drastically over the years, and we all have witnessed that. Every other young actor wants to earn his or her first success directly in Bollywood and it can be said that it is much easier as well. However, years ago the scenario was different as people used to start their journey from scratch and they all are now ruling the Indian film industry. Actors and actresses now make their Bollywood debuts without having any prior experience in acting fields. However, there are a few actors, such as Yami Gautam, Irrfan Khan, Mrunal Thakur, and more who started their acting journey from scratch, i.e., television and daily soaps.
From Mrunal Thakur to Radhika Madan: B-Town celebrities who began their careers on TV shows
Mrunal Thakur who was given the title of National Crush of India is ruling the Indian cinema in Hindi, Marathi, and Telugu. She started her acting career with the television soap named Mujhse Kuchh Kehti (2012), Yeh Khamoshiyaan (2012), and Kumkum Bhagya (2014–2016). With “Love, Sonia,” the actress made her Hindi film debut in 2018. Her recent film Sita Ramam gave her worldwide fame and recognition.
Yami Gautam started her career by working in TV shows like Chaand Ke Paar Chalo and CID. She made her Bollywood debut alongside Ayushmann Khurrana with the movie ‘Vicky Donor’ and there was no looking back for the actress.
Late Irrfan Khan:
Irfan Khan, the marvelous actor, began his career in 1988 with Salaam Bombay and was involved in many historic shows like Mahabharata, Chanakya, etc. He was acclaimed for his performances not only in Bollywood movies but also in Hollywood as well.
The actress debuted on television as Bani, the main character in Ekta Kapoor’s drama Kasam Se. Later, she was seen in Kasauti Zindagi Ki and Jhalak Dikhlaja (a dancing reality show). She appeared in the 2008 movie Rock On! That marked her Bollywood debut.
Radhika was loved for her character as Ishani in her first television show, “Meri Aashiqui Tum se hi,” later on she stepped into Bollywood. She was seen in English Medium which featured Irrfan Khan. Her movie ‘Shiddat’ provided her with worldwide fame and recognition.
The all-arounder, Ayushmann Khurana, was first an RJ and then participated in the reality TV show Roadies. The actor was also a part of shows like Kayamath and Ek Thi Rajkumari. He stepped in B-Town with Vicky Donor alongside Yami Gautam and the movie was a super hit.