Actors from various film industries around the world have often collaborated with Indian Cinema and have left an impression. We all have seen our desi actors, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan make their mark in Hollywood. Similarly, many Hollywood actors have also acted in Hindi films and have left us celebrating some memorable performances. Art and artists know no boundaries and foreign talent earlier has found praise in Bollywood. Though not many have stayed back to pursue a career in Bollywood, they have been appreciated and will always be remembered by movie fans for their significant roles.
Here are a few actors from around the world who were loved for their work in Bollywood.
Paul Blackthorne – Lagaan (2001)
"Shart yeh hai ki tum humko is khel mein haraao aur hum tumhara lagaan maaf kar dega", the dialogue on which the entire film was based on. This memorable dialogue of Captain Russell was spoken by English actor Paul Blackthorne. Paul spent six months learning Hindi for the Oscar-nominated film Lagaan. He will always be remembered for playing the role of the villainous Captain.
Alice Patten – Rang De Basanti (2006)
Sue from Rang De Basanti is still remembered as "Gulabo" among Bollywood fans. Alice was paired opposite Aamir Khan in this blockbuster film. Her role was loved by people and she later appeared in many international television shows.
Clive Standen – Namastey London (2007)
This actor played Charlie, Katrina Kaif's love interest in Namastey London. The Irish actor apart from theatre, has done shows like Zero Hour, Robinhood, Vikings and Taken. He was also last seen in the film Everest.
Barbara Mori – Kites (2010)
She was an actress in Uruguay before she made her Bollywood debut opposite Hrith
Giselli Monteiro – Love Aaj Kal (2009)
This Brazilian actress was first seen in Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal playing Harleen Kaur. She was later seen in the Shah Rukh Khan production, Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011) and also had a very successful modelling career.
Linda Arsenio – Kabul Express (2006)
Linda came into limelight after her role in Kabir Khan's Kabul Express. After working in Kabul Express she was again seen in another Bollywood film Aloo Chaat (2009). After her few Bollywood appearances, she did some international TV commercials and has not been active in movies since 2011.