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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
Shah Rukh Khan
Sushant Singh Rajput
Bharat Ek Khoj
Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil
Jhalak Dikhla Ja 4
Kai Po Che
Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil
Zara Nachke Dikha 2