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Indian Actors Who Have Made It Big in Hollywood


Published On: 11 January 2018 | Bollywood | By:


Here is a list of Indian Actors who have not only shown their talent in Bollywood but also stolen hearts of many across the globe.

Indian Actors Who Have Made It Big in Hollywood

#1 Priyanka Chopra: Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra has made it big at Hollywood. She made her Hollywood live-action film debut by playing the antagonist Victoria Leeds in Seth Gordon's action comedy Baywatch opposite Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. She also plays the lead character Alex Parrish, in the American thriller series ‘Quantico’. Priyanka Chopra in Baywatch and Quantico #2 Irrfan Khan: One of the finest actors in Indian cinema, Irrfan Khan has starred in many Hollywood movies like Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 film), Life of Pi, New York: I Love You, Jurassic World, Inferno. All the movies which he has starred in, grossed well at the box office. Irrfan Khan in Life Of Pi #3 Deepika Padukone: Deepika Padukone, the current highest-paid actress in India, debuted to Hollywood with the action film xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017). Deepika Padukone as Serena Unger is the only actress who spoke in Indian accent in the movie. Deepika Padukone in xXx: Return of Xander Cage #4 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Miss World 1994 pageant Aishwarya Rai Bachchan needs no mention as she is one of the most influential celebrities across the globe. Being one of the top actresses in Bollywood, she has acted in Hollywood movies like Bride and Prejudice, British Drama Film Provoked, Harald Zwart-directed spy comedy The Pink Panther 2 and The Last Legion. She was the first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in The Pink Panther 2 #5 Om Puri: Om Puri is one of the versatile actors, Indian cinema has given to Hollywood. He became known internationally by starring in many British films such as My Son the Fanatic (1997), East Is East (1999) and The Parole Officer (2001). He appeared in Hollywood films like City of Joy (1992), Wolf (1994) and The Ghost and the Darkness (1996). In 2007, he appeared as General Zia-ul-Haq in Charlie Wilson's War, which stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Om Puri in Charlie Wilson's War

#6 Anil Kapoor: Anil Kapoor is one of the most versatile and unconventional actors in Indian cinema. He entered Hollywood with Slumdog Millionaire, which won eight Oscars. He played the role of Brij Nath, an Indian media tycoon in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. He even did a cameo in the popular American television series The Simpsons. Anil Kapoor in Slumdog Millionaire #7 Amrish Puri: Amrish Puri is known for playing iconic negative roles in Indian cinema. He played the role of an antagonist Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). Amrish Puri in Indiana Jones #8 Naseeruddin Shah: Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee Naseeruddin Shah is a prominent figure in Indian cinema. He has starred in international projects like Monsoon Wedding, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Great New Wonderful. Naseeruddin Shah in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #9 Tabu: Tabu is always known to play roles in movies that garner critical appreciation than commercial box office success. Tabu played the role of an Indian immigrant in her first Hollywood film The Namesake, directed by Mira Nair. She played a supporting role as the mother of the protagonist in her second Hollywood film Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee. Tabu in Life Of Pi

#10 Mallika Sherawat: Mallika Sherawat who is known as the sex symbol of Bollywood starred in Hollywood movies like Hisss (2010) and Politics of Love (2011). Mallika Sherawat in Hisss #11 Nargis Fakhri, Rajkummar Rao: Nargis Fakhri of ‘Rockstar’ fame made a cameo as Lia in 2015 American Action Comedy ‘Spy’, written and directed by Paul Feig. National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao will be seen in the Hollywood film 5 weddings opposite Nargis Fakhri. Nargis Fakhri, Rajkummar Rao #12 Sonam Kapoor: Like Father, daughter Sonam Kapoor also has got some Hollywood projects in hand. She was last seen in Coldplay’s music video, Hymn for the weekend. She had admitted to working out something in Hollywood in the popular TV show Koffee with Karan last year. Sonam Kapoor #13 Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Jacqueline Fernandez: Nawazuddin Siddiqui made a special appearance in Hollywood film ‘Lion’ starring Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Dev Patel in the lead. Gangs Of Wasseypur fame Huma Qureshi played the role of Aalia in Viceroy's House, directed by Gurinder Chadha. Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez was last seen in 2015 British suspense thriller, Definition of Fear. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Jacqueline Fernandez

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