TV Stars who rose to fame after their long lasting struggle!

Television stars who started their acting careers as side roles and eventually made it big on TV through the lead role.

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While our actors take painstaking efforts to give their best on screen, not all succeed in bagging a lead role at first stance. These actors and actresses do lot of hard work and even accept offers of supporting roles to be noticed on-screen, Eventually they get recognition from their work and hence they one time bag a lead role in TV shows.

Here are actors and actresses who started of acting as a supporting role and have made it big on the screen through a lead role.


Paridhi Sharma seen as Jodha in Jodha Akbar on Star Plus

The beautiful Jodha of Television Paridhi Sharma is very much loved for her character of Jodha. She started off as a side actress with the show Tere Mere Sapne and played a negative role in the show. However, she was not the lead of the show. Later she did Ruk Jaana Nahi where she was a parallel lead and finally she bagged a lead role in Zee TV's popular show Jodha Akbar.


Krystle Dsouza seen as Sakshi in Ek Nayi Pehchan on Sony TV

Adorable television actress Krystle who is currently seen in Ek Nayi Pehchaan on Sony TV, has got recognition for playing the lead role for the first time in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hain on Star Plus. Before getting the lead role she did many roles as supporting characters. She did a show like Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil on Star Plus, Baat Hamari Pakki Hai on Sony TV and more till she got the lead role.


Gautam Rode seen as Saraswatichandra in Saraswatichadra on Star Plus -

Handsome hunk of the Television Gautam Rode stole many hearts with his lover boy character in Saraswatichandra on Star Plus. Before getting the lead role of Saraswatichandra, he did many supporting roles in the shows like Parichay Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka on Colors, Mata Ki Chowki on Sahara One and more. After he did Baa Bahoo Aur Baby on Star Plus, he bagged a lead role in TV series as Lucky, but he did not get much recognition and so he continued to do supporting role till he got Saraswatichandra. 


Ali Asgar seen as Dolly Dadi in Comedy Nights with Kapil on Colors

Favorite Dadi of Television Dolly dadi aka Ali Asgar seen in Comedy Nights with Kapil has won millions of heart by playing the feminine character in the reality show. The actor rose to fame by playing the character of Kamal who was a supporting character in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki on Star Plus. Later he was seen in a supporting role in the shows like Kutumb on Sony TV, Ghar Ki Baat Hai on NDTV Imagine and more. He did a reality show and also hosted a show and finally he got the lead role in F.I.R as inspector Aaryan on SAB TV. Later he shifted to another show of SAB TV titled as Jeannie Aur Juju. 


Jai Soni was seen as Jai in Sanskar Dharohar Apno Ki on Colors

Talented actor of Television Jai Soni is loved for his simple character which he plays in the show Sanskaar -m Dharohar Apno Ki. He started off with a small role of Karan in Remix on Star One. Later he did shows like Baa Bahoo Aur Baby on Star Plus, Prithviraj Chauhan on Star Plus and more till he bagged a lead role in Sasural Genda Phool on Star Plus. After the show was ended, the actor remained away from the fiction shows and did reality show like Movers and Shakers And after a few years he again bagged a lead role in Sanskaar - Dharohar Apnon Ki in both the seasons.


Neha Marda seen as Urmi in Doli Armaanon Ki on Zee TV

The beautiful actress Neha Marda got recognition from the popular show Balika Vadhu as Gehna. Though she played the supporting character she was applauded by the audience for her acting skills. She left the show midway owing to her wedding. Later she seen in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev on Life OK and finally she bagged a lead role in Doli Armaanon Ki on Zee TV.


Drashti Dhami seen as Madhu in Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon on Colors

Pretty actress of Television rose to fame with the  popular show Dill Mill Gayye as Dr Muskaan which was a supporting role. She played a very cute and bubbly character and soon got the lead role in the show Geet Hui Sabse Parayi on Star One.  After Geet went off air the actress got another show Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and she also won the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa Season 6.


Vinita Joshi seen as Yamini in Baawre on Life OK -

The simple and beautiful actress Vinita Joshi started her journey in the Television industry with a show Navya on Star Plus in supporting role. Later she was seen in the popular show Saraswatichandra on Star Plus as Kumari which was again a supporting role but soon she made it as the lead in Life OK's Baawre.


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  • Posted on: 10 July 2014 at 9:36pmPals2411

    Paridhi Sharma has come a long way since her struggling days...You rock girl!

  • Posted on: 08 July 2014 at 12:54pmDevilClan

    Luv u drashti as geet and madhubala both.

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    Drashti Dhami you are the best Heart

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  • Posted on: 06 July 2014 at 9:10amkajalbhosale

    Drashti Dhami u r superb
    love ur acting
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  • Posted on: 06 July 2014 at 4:05amuniversebrand

    Drashti Dhami ko #newsroomsurvey me vote kariye wo best actress,tv personality.style icon aur couple ke liye nominate he plz vote like hell .plz last date 12 julay.we have to show our fanpower.

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  • Posted on: 06 July 2014 at 3:10amfaria86

    Good afternoon Drashti Dhami you are very fab actress & a lovely person keep up the best work take care

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