Bollywood is a thriving industry, it has given birth to many phenomenal actors, that have aced the cinema. The industry has managed to create spectacular films time and again and set historic records. It has delivered some renowned masterpieces, that are appreciated overseas as well. Other than the film industry, the Indian television industry has also evolved and generated creative talents.
There have been times when television stars have transitioned to the big screens and earned high-scale fame.
To get to know these famous Bollywood celebs who switched from television, we have curated a list, which is as follows-
1. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan, famously known as the King Khan of Bollywood, started with small screens. He initially played the role of a soldier named Abhimanyu Rai in the serial Fauji. The serial showcased the life of an officer during their army training. He also worked in several shows such as Umeed, Circus and Wagle Ki Duniya. In 1992, SRK made his debut in the Bollywood industry with Deewana.
2. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan also took a small start with television screens before she did wonders on the big screens. The actress initially appeared on the show Hum Paanch. As the name suggests, the show revolved around a couple and their five daughters. It showcased their daily life struggles and inner turmoil. Some of the recognized works of Vidya Balan are Kahaani, Dirty Picture, Parineeta and Lage Raho Munna Bhai.
3. Irrfan Khan
One of the ace actors of Bollywood who not only won over the audience’s hearts in India but gained a huge fan following abroad. Many do not know this that the actor built his acting career by appearing on silver screens. He has done remarkable roles in serials such as Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Chandrakanta, and Sara Jahan Humara to name a few. Irrfan made his debut with Salaam Bombay and charmed his way to the audience.
4. Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana is one of the leading actors of Bollywood today. Coming from a non-acting background, he has managed to build a remarkable place for himself. The actor rose to fame from the reality show Roadies. Later on, he hosted many television shows. Ayushmann also played a role in the TV serial Ek Thi Rajkumari. However, after years of struggle, Ayushmann finally got his break in 2012, when he was offered with Vicky Donor film. It was a super hit and fans liked his on-screen presence.
5. Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant was a phenomenal actor. Even before entering the movie business, he was well-recognized for his role as Manav from Pavitra Rishta show. Later on, he appeared on a few dance reality shows. The actor finally got a big gig with Kai Po Che in 2013. Since then, he managed to do many blockbuster films and was cherished immensely.