From TV to Bollywood
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From TV to Bollywood

Here's an album of celebs who made their presence felt on the small screen, and then made their way to Bollywood films. Take a look.

Anjum Seth27th Jan, 2015
Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

It's tough to believe but that's true. The voluptuous beauty Vidya Balan, who is presently on cloud nine with the success of her movies 'Kahaani' and 'The Dirty Picture' began her acting career as a nerdy 'Radhika' mega hit TV series 'Hum Paanch'. But as they say, 'no pain, no gain', Vidya too struggled her way to get established in Bollywood and bag the role of 'Lolita' in her Bollywood debut 'Parineeta'.

Yash Patnaik

Yash Patnaik

Beyond Dreams, headed by Yash Patnaik and Mamta Patnaik took their next big step of venturing into Bollywood with their horror film Kaalo. The makers of shows like Monice Mogre Case Files, Chehra, Jamunia and Rang Badalti Odhani made the first ever Indian Creature horror film shot in broad daylight.

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

It's tough to believe but that's true. The voluptuous beauty Vidya Balan, who is presently on cloud nine with the success of her movies 'Kahaani' and 'The Dirty Picture' began her acting career as a nerdy 'Radhika' mega hit TV series 'Hum Paanch'. But as they say, 'no pain, no gain', Vidya too struggled her way to get established in Bollywood and bag the role of 'Lolita' in her Bollywood debut 'Parineeta'.

Kulraj Randhawa

Kulraj Randhawa

The dimpled beauty made her foray into TV with the immensely popular show 'Kareena Kareena'. Randhawa wowed the audiences with her endearing performance, which eventually led her to Bollywood. Her first Bollywood film was the comedy 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' in 2011 with the Deols where she held her own among seasoned actors. The Punjabi kudi has also done 'Chaar Din Ki Chaandni' opposite Tushaar Kapoor this year.

Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput

The actor has been portraying the role of Preet in Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil and Manav in Pavitra Rishta.

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Yash Patnaik

Yash Patnaik

Beyond Dreams, headed by Yash Patnaik and Mamta Patnaik took their next big step of venturing into Bollywood with their horror film Kaalo. The makers of shows like Monice Mogre Case Files, Chehra, Jamunia and Rang Badalti Odhani made the first ever Indian Creature horror film shot in broad daylight.

Smita Patil

Smita Patil

This dusky beauty began her career in small screen with television news. When Shyam Benegal discovered her, she was working as a TV news reader and was also an accomplished photographer. She was also an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. In 1977, she won the National Award for 'Best Actress' for her famous role in the Hindi film Bhumika, after that she came to limelight through so many big hits in Bollywood.

Roshni Chopra

Roshni Chopra

Roshni Chopra is an Indian actress, television presenter and the winner of NDTV Imagine's reality show, Dil Jeetegi Desi Girl. She is known for playing the role of Pia, the younger sister of protagonist Bani Walia in Ekta Kapoor's Kasamh Se on Zee TV. She was also the presenter of the pre and post-match cricket show on Doordarshan known as Fourth Umpire. Chopra was also one of the three hosts of the Indian variant of Got Talent series known as, India's Got Talent in 2009. Chopra will star in Vikram Bhatt's film, Phhir, which is set to release in 2010. She is currently[when?] hosting the show Comedy Circus Teen Ka Tadka on Sony TV. She also made an appearance in Maut Ka Khel, an episode of the horror TV series, Aahat on Sony TV.

Rohit Roy

Rohit Roy

Having played lead roles in daily TV soaps like Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand and Swabhimaan and hosting a handful of shows on small screen, Rohit moved on to Bollywood and appeared in films like Fashion, Dus Kahaniyaan, Shootout at Lokhandwala to name a few.

Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani

The sexy lasso began her career with TV series Shaka Laka Boom Boom and then was seen as a child artist in family soaps Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand and many more TV shows. She tasted Bollywood success playing a child artist in Koi Mil Gaya and then was launched as a lead actress on big screen with Aap Kaa Suroor alongside Himesh Reshammiya. She has also done several Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films.

Amar Upadhyay

Amar Upadhyay

He has been most loved character in the history of television. Amar earned all that name and fame that an actor can dream of with his on screen role of Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi before he entered Bollywood. Though his Bollywood stint with films like Dahshat and Dhund hasn't been great, yet he continues to make appearances in movies.

Yami Gautam

Yami Gautam

This bubbly actress started off with a minor role in Chand Ke Paar Chalo but found fame only with the popular Colours show Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam, where she played the female lead. The 25-year-old has now made her Bollywood debut with 'Vicky Donor'.

Smita Patil

Smita Patil

This dusky beauty began her career in small screen with television news. When Shyam Benegal discovered her, she was working as a TV news reader and was also an accomplished photographer. She was also an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. In 1977, she won the National Award for 'Best Actress' for her famous role in the Hindi film Bhumika, after that she came to limelight through so many big hits in Bollywood.

Roshni Chopra

Roshni Chopra

Roshni Chopra is an Indian actress, television presenter and the winner of NDTV Imagine's reality show, Dil Jeetegi Desi Girl. She is known for playing the role of Pia, the younger sister of protagonist Bani Walia in Ekta Kapoor's Kasamh Se on Zee TV. She was also the presenter of the pre and post-match cricket show on Doordarshan known as Fourth Umpire. Chopra was also one of the three hosts of the Indian variant of Got Talent series known as, India's Got Talent in 2009. Chopra will star in Vikram Bhatt's film, Phhir, which is set to release in 2010. She is currently[when?] hosting the show Comedy Circus Teen Ka Tadka on Sony TV. She also made an appearance in Maut Ka Khel, an episode of the horror TV series, Aahat on Sony TV.

Rohit Roy

Rohit Roy

Having played lead roles in daily TV soaps like Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand and Swabhimaan and hosting a handful of shows on small screen, Rohit moved on to Bollywood and appeared in films like Fashion, Dus Kahaniyaan, Shootout at Lokhandwala to name a few.

Madhavan

Madhavan

This south sensation began his acting career with television soaps. One of his most famous roles was in prime-time soap opera Banegi Apni Baat in 1996. He also appeared in leading roles in Zee TV's Tol Mol Ke Bol. After a while, his popularity on television guided him to secure his first film role in Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahin that was followed by films like Rehna Hai Dil Mein and more.

Amar Upadhyay

Amar Upadhyay

He has been most loved character in the history of television. Amar earned all that name and fame that an actor can dream of with his on screen role of Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi before he entered Bollywood. Though his Bollywood stint with films like Dahshat and Dhund hasn't been great, yet he continues to make appearances in movies.

Aamna Sharif

Aamna Sharif

Shariff made her film debut in the 2009 Bollywood films Aloo Chaat opposite Aftab Shivdasani. She appeared in another film that same year with Shivdasani again, called Aao Wish Karein. She is the brand ambassador of "sweet dreams" "kangan fashion jewellery" "gem and jewellery creation" "dressline" and "bharat plaza"

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