TV Actors Who Became Movie Stars


By Atharv Sharma
Published Sept 17, 2021

Hindustan Times


Shah Rukh Khan

Before becoming the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan made his mark on TV shows like Fauji, Circus, and Dil Dariya

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Vidya Balan

The talented actress appeared in the hit TV sitcom Hum Paanch before making her Bollywood debut with Parineeta opposite Saif Ali Khan

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Ayushmann Khurrana

After winning Season 2 of MTV Roadies and hosting reality tv shows, Ayushmann Khurrana shot to fame after his debut in Shoojit Sircar’s Vicky Donor

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Sushant Singh Rajput

The late actor’s foray into acting began with a daily soap known as Pavitra Rishta leading to his movie debut with Kai Po Che

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Yami Gautam

Initial appearances in commercials and soap operas like Chaand Ke Paar Chalo and Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kam set the ground for her rise to stardom

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Prachi Desai

The actress rose to prominence with her role as Bani Walia in the TV show Kasamh Se. Her first film was Rock On!! in which her performance was well appreciated

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Irrfan Khan

The Bollywood legend established himself as one of the greats right from the start of his career in TV shows such as Shrikant, Chanakya, and Chandrakanta

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Rajeev Khandelwal

His role in the daily soap Kahiin To Hoga help pave the way to his Bollywood debut with Aamir in 2008 that was praised by audiences and critics alike

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Radhika Madan

Her performances in movies like Pataakha and Angrezi Medium were preceded by her role in the daily soap Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa

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Mouni Roy

The actress featured in several daily soaps and reality TV shows. Mouni Roy debuted in Bollywood with Reema Kagti’s sports drama Gold in 2018

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