5 Bollywood stars who started careers on television


08 Aug 2018

Small to silver-screen: 5 Bollywood stars who had humble beginnings

Bollywood has a bunch of stars- some belonging to powerful families and some are self-made.

For their Bollywood quest, many stars took the route of the small screen. And it turned out just well for them. Some of the biggest stars today come from such beginnings.

Here's looking at the journey of 5 established Bollywood stars who started small.

Ayushmann Khurrana

Reality show to the big screen, it's been some journey!

Reality show to the big screen, it's been some journey!

Ayushmann Khurrana made his Bollywood debut in 2012 with Shoojit Sircar's 'Vicky Donor'. A multi-talented man, Khurrana is also an anchor, singer, and VJ. He started off by winning the MTV Roadies season 2.

This got him the limelight after which he was a host on Colors TV in 'India's Got Talent'.

Once Khurrana broke into the industry there was no looking back.

Ayushmaan Khurrana is a wonderful revelation, he can do anything!

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Sushant Singh Rajput

Making bones in the industry takes time but it's high-reward

Sushant Singh Rajput is a well-known name in Bollywood.

However, before Rajput was doing big-budget movies, he was on the small screen acting in serials like 'Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil' and was the lead in 'Pavitra Rishta'.

He was also part of reality shows like 'Zara Nachke Dikha 2' and 'Jhalak Dikhla Ja 4' before landing 'Kai Po Che!' in 2013.

Irrfan Khan

From the small screen to Hollywood, a phenomenal journey

From the small screen to Hollywood, a phenomenal journey

Few actors in the industry are as talented as Irrfan Khan. He doesn't just have a stronghold in Bollywood but has made his presence known in Hollywood as well.

However, he started off by acting in various shows including 'Chanakya', 'Bharat Ek Khoj', 'Chandrakanta' and a few more.

He then debuted with Mira Nair's critically-acclaimed film 'Salaam Bombay!' and never looked back.

Vidya Balan

Star of a brilliant television show to Bollywood's queen

Vidya Balan was a part of the acclaimed television show 'Hum Paanch'.

Balan then acted in a few television commercials and music videos, before finding her break in 'Parineeta' in 2003.

The star went on to act in several big films including thrillers like 'Kahani' and with her skills, she remains one of the most sought-after actresses of Bollywood.

Shah Rukh Khan

King of the hill, top of the heap

King of the hill, top of the heap

Of all the people that made it big in Bollywood from television-show careers, it doesn't get bigger than the badshah.

King Khan started off humbly acting in 'Fauji' and 'Circus', debuting in the former in 1989.

He had his Bollywood debut in 1992 with 'Deewana'.

Recognized equally for having played antagonists and romantic heroes, there's nothing the king can't do.

All hail self-made stars!

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Irrfan Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

Sushant Singh Rajput

Vidya Balan

Ayushmann Khurrana

Bharat Ek Khoj

Colors TV

Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil

Got Talent

Hum Paanch

Jhalak Dikhla Ja 4

Kai Po Che


King Khan

Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil

Mira Nair

MTV Roadies

Pavitra Rishta

Salaam Bombay

Shoojit Sircar

Vicky Donor


Zara Nachke Dikha 2

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