5 Indian Celebs Who Made Us Proud Abroad

From the time she made her debut, Priyanka Chopra charmed us with her gorgeous looks, stunning style and, of course, her acting chops. Priyanka is far from being just a pretty actress, and her being nominated for the Best Worldwide Act at the 2015 MTV EMAs is proof of that. We’ve always had a soft spot for Piggy Chops but with this and her starring role in Quantico, it looks like everyone else is finally seeing the light too.

However, Priyanka Chopra isn’t the only Bollywood celebrity who is adored abroad. Here are five more who have made us proud overseas:

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Let’s face it, this list has to be begin and would be incomplete without Aishwarya. The lovely lady is a hot favorite at the Cannes Film Festival. Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, she has been the perfect representative at the French Riviera.

The gorgeous actress has also charmed moviegoers across the globe. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has appeared in a number of Hollywood films; including The Pink Panther 2, The Mistress of Spices and The Last Legion. Now there’s a reason she was crowned Miss World, isn’t it?

Irrfan Khan

No one can question Irrfan Khan‘s acting prowess. However, the supremely talented actor hasn’t always been given the recognition he deserves. In Bollywood, that is.

One of the few Bollywood actors to hit the big time in Hollywood, Irrfan Khan was most recently seen in the blockbuster Jurassic World. And when we say ‘blockbuster‘, we mean the kind that has earned over a billion dollars! But that’s not all. He has also showcased his acting prowess in critically acclaimed films like A Mighty Heart, Life of Pi and The Namesake.

Mallika Sherawat

No one is immune to Mallika Sherawat‘s sexiness, not even Hollywood!

The siren, whose Bollywood career has been uneventful over the last few years, has found a rabid fan following overseas. The crossover queen has starred in films like The Myth, Hisss and Politics of Love. She was also the first Bollywood actress to be offered a cover on Playboy Magazine. Very few people know that Mallika was also granted Honorary Citizenship of Los Angeles in 2009, due to her professional achievements and charitable efforts.

Anil Kapoor

Actors often have to resort to minor or one-dimensional roles when they’re trying to cross over from Bollywood to Hollywood. But when you’re Anil Kapoor, your first international film has to be an Academy Award-winning film!

The actor’s first foray into the international film industry was with Slumdog Millionaire. However, things only got better from there. He has since starred on the hit TV show, 24, and in a Mission Impossible film. It doesn’t get better than this, does it?

Shilpa Shetty

Who can forget Shilpa Shetty‘s stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house? The stunning actress was an unfortunate victim of racism on the show. However, no one could’ve handled it with as much maturity and poise as she did.

Her newfound popularity in the UK also made Life in a… Metro the first ever Bollywood film to have a Leicester Square premiere. She continued to work abroad, and was offered a West End musical! But that’s not all, even Hollywood stars can’t get enough of the lovely lady. Remember Richard Gere‘s scandalous kiss? 😉

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