Sushant Singh Rajput and Ayushmann Khurrana
Many of Bollywood's biggest stars, including the late Sushant Singh Rajput, Shah Rukh Khan, late Irrfan Khan, Vidya Balan, and others, began their careers in television. They not only dominated the TV business, but they also overtook Bollywood, becoming everyone's favourite. Today, these performers are recognised not just for their acting as well as for their box office success. Here is a list of actors who started their careers in television.
Last Updated: 09.47 AM, Jun 14, 2022
Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant began his television career with the love drama Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil in 2008. The actor quickly earned the leading character in one of India's most popular TV programmes, Pavitra Rishta. The actor rose to prominence in the television business before making his Bollywood debut in 2013 with the film Kai Po Che!. Soon after, the actor gained fame in the Bollywood industry, appearing in films such as M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath, Chhichhore, Sonchiriya, and many others. Tragically, the actor died on June 14, 2020, at his Mumbai residence.
Shah Rukh Khan
The King of Bollywood began his career with the television series Fauji, which premiered in 1989. Soon after, the actor appeared in a few more TV series before making his Bollywood debut in 1992 with Deewana, however he rose to prominence with his performance in the 1993 film Baazigar. Since then, the actor's career has only reached new heights. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayege, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Chak De! India, Devdas, Don, and many more are among the actor's blockbuster movies. Shah Rukh will return to the big screen in 2023 with flicks like Pathaan and Jawan.
Irrfan began his career in TV series such as Just Mohabbat, Chanakya, Ssshhhh... Koi Hai, and many others. In 1988, he made his Bollywood debut with the movie Salaam Bombay! Since then, the actor has appeared in both Bollywood films and international films. The actor has starred in films such as Piku, Maqbool, Life of Pi, The Lunch Box, Slumdog Millionaire, Haider, and plenty of others. Irrfan is well-known for his acting abilities and had a successful career. Unfortunately, the actor died of cancer on April 29, 2020.
Vidya is a renowned Bollywood actress who began her career with the 1995 comedy Hum Paanch. In 2005, the actor made his Bollywood debut with the flick Parineeta. Soon after, the actress found fame in films like Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Heyy Babyy, No One Can Kill Jessica, Kahani The Dirty Picture, and many others.
Ayushmann has touched every genre of entertainment in the industry. The actor began his career as an RJ with Big FM. He immediately auditioned for MTV Roadies Season 2 and also has a few TV series. Soon he made his acting debut in 2012 with the film Vicky Donor. Soon after, the actor appeared in films such as Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Andhadhun, Dream Girl, and many others. Ayushmann has also received other accolades, including the National Film Award for Best Actor. The actor will soon be seen in Doctor G with Rakul Preet Singh.
Mouni began her career with the famous TV serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2006. The actress gained fame after appearing in the TV series Devon Ke Dev Mahadev. She has also appeared in shows such as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Naagin (1&2), and many others. Mouni was one of the highest-paid TV actresses before making her Bollywood debut with the film Gold in 2018. Since then, she has been in several films and will soon be seen in Ayan Mukerji's Brahmāstra.
Prachi started her television career with the TV serial Kasam Se. She made her Bollywood debut in the 2008 film Rock On and has since appeared in films such as Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Bol Bachchan, Azhar, and several others.
Last Updated: 09.47 AM, Jun 14, 2022
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