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13 Bollywood Stars who started their career with TV


Over the years many Television stars succeeded & made it big in bollywood. The list is quite long but here we have selected few popular names in film industry. Here is the list:

Shah Rukh Khan


This list is ought to start with King Khan. He is by far the most successful star who started his career with TV. Before entering into bollywood with “Dil Aashna Hai”, he acted in serials like Doosra Keval, Circus,Fauji etc.

Ronit Roy


Today, he is seen as a bad boy in many bollywood flicks. But he has worked in many Tv serials like Kasauti Zindagi Ki.

Prachi desai


She is one pretty lady who also made it to bollywood from TV. She started her career with serial  Kasam Se.Later she moved on to bollywood and acted in many movies including Rock On, Once upon a time in Mumbaai,Azhar etc.

Rajeev Khandelwal


He acted in many TV serials,but got very popular with Left Right Left. His first bollywood film was “Aamir” in 2008. He acted in movie like Shaitaan, Table No. 21 etc.

Ayushmann Khurana


Ayushmann is a man of many talents.He is a singer,actor & performer. He became part of Tv with Roadies & got his break in movies in 2012 with Vicky Donor which was a hit. He sung popular numbers from the same movie. Today he is an established actor & singer,doing quite well for himself.

Vidya balan


She is a starcast from a very popular comedy serial “Hum Paanch. She got her big break with “Parineeta”. Since then she has acted in various movies. Received many awards & accolades. She is considered one of the finest actor in bollywood.

Sushant Singh Rajput


He got quite popular with his role as Manav in “Pavitra Rishta”. Sushant got his big break with Kai Po Che,his role in biopic,MS Dhoni: The Untold story became very popular. He is a popular actor with good films in his kitty.

Karan Singh Grover


He became a TV heartthrob with his role in “Dil Mil gaye”.He has worked in many Tv serials before working in films like Alone & Hate Story 3.

Irrfan Khan


Irrfan is a big name not only in bollywood . He has acted in various movies in hollywood as well,although he started his career in 90’s with TV. He acted in various TV serials like Chandrakanta,Bharat Ek Khoj,Banegi apni baat etc. Today he is known for his immaculate acting skills. He has won many awards for his amazing performances. Latestbeing in the film Hindi Medium.

Gracy Singh


She was popular in every household for his role as Dinky in Amanat in late nineties. Later she became part of many hit films like Lagaan, Munnabhai MBBS , Gangajal etc. SHe has now returned to television with TV show “Santoshi Maa”

Pankaj Kapoor


Pankaj Kapoor has been very popular in both TV serials as well as movies.

His popular roles include TV shows Office- Office,Neem Ka Ped,Mungerilal ke Haseen Sapne. He has acted in various popular movies including Maqbool,Roja etc. His career is spanning over 3 decades.

Mandira Bedi


Once popular for TV shows like Shanti & Aurat. Mandira Bedi entered into movies in 1995 with Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. She has acted in many movies, along with her constant appearance on small screen.


These are few success stories out of many TV actors who made their mark in bollywood.

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3 thoughts on “13 Bollywood Stars who started their career with TV”

  1. Very nice and informative post. Even some of them I don’t know that they start from TV like Irfan Khan and Grecy Singh.

    Thank you filmywhiskey.

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