Top 10 Silver Screen Actors Who Are Ruling The Industry

1) Shah Rukh Khan

Who doesn’t know about the Badshah of Bollywood? Our beloved King Khan started his acting career by acting in several T.V. serials such as Fauji and Circus, which used to air on D.D. National. Fauji was an action genre, while Circus was a drama-based season. His debut role was in another T.V. serial, Dil Dariya, in which he was pretty unnoticed. In Fauji, he played the role of Lt. Abhimanyu Rai, while in Circus, he was assigned the role of ‘Shekharan,’ a Malayali circus person. He started his Bollywood career by starring in Deewana (1992). The rest, as they say, is history.

2) Prachi Desai

Prachi Desai became famous by starring in the popular T.V. soap Kasam Se which aired on Zee TV, and she played the role of the character Bani. She was the lead protagonist in the T.V. show. Later she made her debut in Bollywood by starring in Rock On, opposite Farhan Akhtar. The film also starred Arjun Rampal and singer Suraj Jagan and had a short cameo by Anu Malik.

3) Ayushmann Khurrana

This actor with multiple talents first was noticed on a reality show on Channel V, called Popstars (2002), when he was just 17 and also was one of the youngest participants on the show. He later rose to fame by participating in MTV Roadies (Season 2) and later became the respective reality show winner. Later after graduating, he worked as a radio jockey on Big FM, Delhi, and won many awards. Besides this, he further worked as a video jockey on MTV Wassup, The Voice of Youngistaan, a youth-based show. He has also successfully hosted many shows, which include India’s Got Talent and Music Ka Maha Muqqabla and Just Dance, which used to come on Colors T.V. and Star Plus, respectively. There were many awards given to him for his contribution. He entered the film industry by starring in Vicky Donor, opposite Yami Gautam. The film was a huge success and made him a star overnight.

4) Yami Gautam

She is known for her role of Lehar Mathur in Ye Pyaar Na Hoga Kam, which aired on Colors T.V. Apart from that, she has also acted in Raajkumar Aaryyan and made her television debut in Chand Ke Paar Chalo. She had also worked in Meethi Choori No.1 and Kitchen Champion Season 1, which were both reality T.V. shows. She made her Bollywood entry by starring opposite Ayushman Khurana in Vicky Donor. Her other films include Action Jackson, Badlapur, and Sanam Re. Her next movie is Kaabil, which is opposite Hritik Roshan and will be directed by Sanjay Gupta and produced by Rakesh Roshan. The film will release in 2017.

5) Irrfan Khan

This amazingly talented actor started his career by working in T.V. serials like Chanakya, Chandrakanta, Bharata Ek Khoj, Banegi Apni Baat, Sparsh, Sara Jahan Hamara, and also Shrikant and Anoogoonj, which aired on Doordarshan. He also acted in a Teleplay called Laal Ghas Par Neele Ghode, where he played the character of Lenin. He made his Bollywood debut with Rog (2005), a success. His notable Bollywood films include Slumdog Millionaire, New York I Love You, Paan Singh Tomar, The Lunchbox, Haider, and many more. He has starred in a few Hollywood projects, including The Amazing Spiderman, Jurassic World, and Life Of Pi. He has won a National Film Award for his work in Paan Singh Tomar.

6) Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan started her career by acting in Hum Paanch, where she played the character of Radhika. She had a life of struggle in the Hindi Film Industry. After Hum Paanch, she acted in Bhaalo Theko, a Bengali feature film that landed her a role in Parineeta opposite, which was her first break. She later starred in Lage Raho Munnabhai opposite Sanjay Dutt, which was a huge success and made her a renowned Bollywood star. She is known for her critically acclaimed roles in the movies such as Paa, Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture, Kahaani, and a others.

7) Sushant Singh Rajput

Before making his Bollywood debut with Kai Po Che, Sushant Singh Rajput starred in the T.V. serial Kis Desh Mein Hain Mera Dil and later as Manav in Pavitra Rishta. His notable work includes Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Shuddh Desi Romance, and P.K. He has also participated in reality dance shows like Zara Nachke Dikha season 1 and 2 and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4. He will be next seen in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, which is reported to be a biopic of Indian Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

8) Gracy Singh

Before acting in films, she worked in a T.V. serial named Amaanat, which aired on Zee TV. Later she got a role to play Kajol’s younger sister in Hum Aapke Dil Me Rehte Hain. She is known for her lead role as Gauri in the movie Lagaan which also starred Aamir Khan and was a blockbuster hit. Her other notable works include Armaan, Munnabhai M.B.B.S., and Gangaajal. She has been nominated for a Filmfare Award, I.I.F.A. award, and has won the Screen award for her work in Lagaan.

9) Aditya Roy Kapur

Before rising to fame by acting in Aashiqui 2, he used to work as a Video Jockey on Channel V. He has given us films like Action Replayy, Guzaarish, Ye Jawani Hai Deewani, London Dreams, Daawat-E-Ishq, and Fitoor in which he was paired with. He will be next seen in OK Jaanu, which is scheduled in 2017.

10) Hansika Motwani

Hansika Motwani was a child artist and has acted in T.V. serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She has also starred in Koi Mil Gaya. She got her first big break as a lead role in Himesh Reshammiya’s Aap Ka Suroor. She currently works in the South Indian Film Industry.

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