Bollywood is a dream world for every newcomer actor and always a welcome talented artist with open arms. If an artist is from the small screen, this world treats them most promising in their arena.
After all, many actors started their carrier from the small TV screen. The king of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan started his acting field from a small television screen with minor roles, which you don’t know.
Besides Shahrukh, many other Hindi serial actors started their acting journey from the small screen before coming to the silver screen to start their new inning. There are many big popular and small actors but only a few could get success.
There are very few talented TV serials actors and actresses who made it big not only in this dream world but in their fan’s hearts as well.
In this post, we are sharing the top 11 television stars debut in Bollywood who got immense success in Bollywood and became the big superstars of the Indian cinema industry.
11 Popular TV Celebrity Successful Debut in Bollywood
1. Shahrukh Khan
The first big name in the film industry is Shahrukh Khan, we know him as “Badshah of Bollywood”. He started his acting journey with super hit serials like “Fauji” Circus before debuting in Bollywood.
The first character he performed in the TV serial was a commando, Abhimanyu Rai, and then he got a good role in the serial “Fauji”. The audience liked his natural acting in all his serials and got immense popularity those days. His personality was just stunning and has done magic in the audience’s mind.
He has given various hit serials those days. He debuts in Bollywood with the Movie “Diwana” and continuously given many big hit movies. Today we know him as a Bollywood superstar and his all movies do good business in the entire world. People don’t want to miss any of his movies because of a clear natural acting, so you may understand how people are crazy for him.
He has given various super hit movies like “Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge”, Bazigar, Darr, Swadesh, Badshah and a number much others.
2. Sushant Singh Rajput
Another popular TV serial actor Sushant Singh Rajput debut in Bollywood with the movie Kai Po Che! But he has started his acting journey from the TV serial with “Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil” before his debut in Bollywood. This serial was a big hit and got a lead role in “Pavitra Rishta”.
Sushant also got a chance in the reality show “Zara Nach Ké Dikha and jhalak Dikhla Ja”. In Bollywood, he has given the big hit “MS DHONI the untold story” and others. But unfortunately, he is not with us because of his death.
3. Ram Kapoor
Ram Kapoor is another Television Stars debut in Bollywood who started his acting journey with the serial “Bade Acche Lagte Hai”. He has done best acting in this serial. Today he is very busy in various movies and doing various kinds of character roles.
He has done a role in movies like Monsoon Wedding, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Udaan and Karthik Calling Karthik. His extraordinary roles have been in Ekk Mein Aur Ekk Tu and Student of the Year.
4. Irfan Khan
Irfan Khan was the other most talented actor who started his acting with a Hindi serial. He started his journey with shows like Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sara Jahan Hamara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chandrakanta and Shrikant on Doordarshan.
His Debut first film role was in Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay, which was a good movie and given his best performance. This movie turned him into a Bollywood superstar in the cinema industry.
He made his identification in Bollywood with the movie “3 Idiots” a super hit movie. He is a renowned TV Star in Bollywood movies we saw the Hindi film actor in the Hindi serial “Banegi Apni Baat and Ghar Jamai”. He also had done his good role in “Saya” from the SONI channel and “Sea-Hawks” from Doordarshan’s.
The first movie of this actor was in Sudhir Mishra’s thriller “Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi” (1996) and another big hit was Mani Ratnam’s Alaipayuthey.
6. Karan Singh Grover
The best-talented television actor and model was known for successful shows like ‘Dill Mill Gaye” and Qubool Hai. He started his Bollywood acting journey in movies like Alone and Hate Story 3. He is a real performer in the film industry and doing various other movies with another director. His acting is natural and draws the attention of his audience.
7. Rajeev Khandelwal
Khandelwal was part of many successful television shows in the year2000s. He has done his best acting in movies “Kahiin To Hoga” (2003-2005), Time Bomb 9/11 (2005) and Left Right Left (2007). He made his film debut with Raj Kumar Gupta’s psychological thriller Aamir.
Today Rajeev Khandelwal is a renowned and popular name in the film industry. He is also a good singer and host and his first TV series was “Kya Hadsa Kya Hakikat”. He got an award for Indian Telly Award for Best On-screen.
8. Aditya Roy Kapoor
He got popularity from the movie Aashiqui 2 but he started his acting carrier as a VJ from channel V. His other famous movie was London dreams, Gujaris, and action replay. He is a very costly actor and charges 4 crores per movie.
9. Ayushman Khurana
Along with acting, he is an excellent singer, anchor and VJ. Got popular with Vicky Donor and was the film that makes this actor in limelight. MTV roadies also boost his carrier. He hosted various shows and got fame as a VJ. He is a multi-talented, brilliant actor and his popularity is gaining momentum and doing various movies with renowned directors.
10. Manish Paul
Manish Paul is another multi-talent actor, mimicry artist, anchor, TV host, VJ and famous for his humour. He started his acting carrier with the TV serial “Ghost Bana dost”. He also hosted Sunday Tango. He has worked in various kinds of the show including reality shows and TV serials before coming to Bollywood. Manish also worked as a radio jockey before shining on the silver screen.
11. Pankaj Kapoor
Pankaj Kapoor, a popular Hindi serial actor, is a renowned name in the Bollywood industry. Before coming to Bollywood he worked in the renowned TV serial “Karamchand”, a mega-hit TV serial. Another serial was “Musaddi Lal” a big hit in those days which made him popular on a TV screen.