We, at BollyCurry, are celebrating January as a month of new
beginnings. Some of our favorite TV stars too made a new beginning to
their careers over the past few years by taking a step into Bollywood.
Here's bringing you a list of some who've successfully established
themselves in the industry and some who're yet to be seen if whether
they will an shine or fade away.
Sushant Singh Rajput
debuted on television playing a supporting character in the popular show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil
He went on to win hearts of millions with his portrayal of the male
protagonist Manav Damodar Deshmukh in Zee TV's now longest running and
most popular show Pavitra Rishta
. He's also been a part of dance-based reality shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa
and Zara Nachke Dikha
After a successful television career, this 26-year-old actor has set
his eyes to carve a niche for himself in Bollywood. He is all set for
his debut film, Kai Po Che!
, which is based on Chetan Bhagat's novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life
and is due to be released on 22nd February 2013.
is Indian television's latest heartthrob. He was first seen in Shraddha
on Star Plus back in 2009 which was followed with a negative role in the Star One's popular show Dill Mill Gayye
in 2010. He became a household name with his portrayal of the laid-back Shravan in Sony's Baat Hamari Pakki Hai
in the same year. However, the breakthrough in his career came in 2011
when he played the lead role of Arnav Singh Raizada in one of Star Plus'
most celebrated shows Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
gathered an enviable global fan-following in his 3-year long television
career, he now aspires for an equally satiable career as a film actor.
His debut movie, Main Aur Mr. Riight,
is all set for release around March-April of this year.
Best known for his role as Aditya in college-based series Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr
on Star Plus, Amit Sadh
has also appeared in shows like Kohinoor
, Guns and Roses
and Durgesh Nandinii
. He's been a contestant on reality shows like Nach Baliye
and Fear Factor
but rose to fame with Bigg Boss
. After being associated with television for over a decade, this actor now awaits the release of his debut movie Kai Po Che!
on 22nd February 2013.
has been a part of several popular shows like Choodiyaan
, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
and Chittod Ki Rani Padmini Ka Johur
. He is best remembered for playing the role of Piyush Raheja in the popular show Kahiiin Toh Hoga
. Though his debut film Dehraadun Diary
didn't have a successful run, it still has to be seen what he has in store for his fans.
Kapoor is arguably one of the most successful and experienced actors on
television today with a 15-year long career to boast of. His first
appearance was in a 1997 show called Nyay
. He tasted the success of fame in 2000 when he was offered to play the main role of Rahul in Ghar Ek Mandir
. He went on to be a part of many successful shows like Kabhi Aaye Na Judai
, Kehta Hai Dil
, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
among many others. His next big project as a male protagonist was Kasamh Se
in 2006-09. Today, at 39, his career is continuing to reach newer
heights as he plays the main lead in Sony's most successful show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain
His Bollywood career began almost parallel to his television career in
2000, but he gained prominence in the industry only after playing a
harsh and merciless boss in Karthik Calling Karthik (2010)
. He's played pivotal roles in movies like Udaan (2010)
, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012)
, Agent Vinod (2012)
and Student Of The Year (2012)
. His first movie as a lead role is Mere Dad Ki Maruti
which is due to release later this year.
Ayushmann Khurana is a well-known VJ and anchor on television who has hosted many big shows like MTV Roadies
, India's Got Talent
, Amul Music ka Maha Muqabala
and Just Dance
. He's also hosted events like Apasara Awards
, Star Parivaar Awards
, Femina Miss India
, International Indian Film Academy Awards
and People's Choice Awards
. He had a successful start to his Bollywood career with the superhit Vicky Donor (2012)
and is now awaiting the release of his next movie Nautanki Saala!
tentatively releasing on 12th April 2013.
fter appearing in commercials, Yami Gautam
went on to work in shows like Raajkumar Aaryyan
and Chand Ke Par Chalo
before bagging her most notable role in Colors' Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kum
which was also the last of her television career. After her brief stint
on the small screen, she did films in various languages over the
following two years. Her Bollywood career got a good start with Vicky Donor (2012)
, one of the most successful and acclaimed movies of the year.
entered the television industry in 2006 by playing Lakshay Virani in the then most popular show in the country, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
. Thereafter, he chose to go the Bollywood way and debuted in 2012 with Bittoo Boss
became a household name when she played the lead role of Bani Walia in one of Zee TV's most successful shows, Kasamh Se.
She also participated in the popular reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja
, in which she emerged as the winner. She left television in 2008 to pursue a career in films. Her debut movie, Rock On!! (2008)
, was an average performer at the box office. She went on to do films in different genres like Life Partner (2009)
, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)
and Bol Bachchan (2012)
. She also made a cameo appearance in Shahid Kapoor-Priyanka Chopra starrer, Teri Meri Kahaani (2012)
. Her next movie, I, Me, aur Main
is due to release in March 2013.
has done some very notable work on television be it the suave Sujal Grewal in Kahin To Hoga
or Capt. Rajveer Singh Shekhawat in Left Right Left
. He's also hosted the reality show Sach Ka Saamna
, the Indian adaptation of A Moment of Truth
. Rajeev entered Bollywood in 2008 by playing the male protagonist in the critically acclaimed film, Aamir
. He's done different roles in movies like Shaitan (2011)
and Soundtrack (2011)
. His latest release, Table No.21 (2013)
, has had a slow start at the box office but has mostly been praised by the critics.
without achieving the superstar tag, these televisions actors have
managed to carve a niche for themselves in Bollywood. We hope that the
ones just stepping in the industry manage to have as successful a film
career as their television one and the already established ones reach
Author: Neethi B.
Editors: Komal P. & Gunia M.
Graphics: Preet K.
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