Hollywood is not just about Hollywood stars. It's about Bollywood stars also! Our super talented Desi stars are winning the hearts internationally now. There are many Bollywood stars who have tested their luck in Hollywood movies and made it big. Let's look at some Indian actors and actresses who stand out among those American and European stars and make us proud as Indians:
1. Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan is known as one of the finest actors, not only in Bollywood, but in Hollywood as well. The talented actor has acted in Hollywood films like “The Namesake”, “A Mighty Heart”, “New york I Love you”, “Slumdog Millionaire”, “The Amazing Spiderman” and “Jurassic World”. With every performance of his, he has earned respect as an actor globally.
2. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is one lady who is making us proud in Hollywood. She is already winning hearts internationally with her American TV series, Quantico, in which she plays the lead. Now the actress is also set to make her Hollywood debut with Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Baywatch’.
Tabu has acted in two Hollywood movies and was praised for her performance. She was first seen in Mira Nair's “The Namesake” with Irrfan Khan and was later seen in the commercial hit “Life of Pi” which also featured Irrfan Khan and Suraj Sharma.
5. Om Puri
Very few know that Om Puri was one the first Bollywood actors who appeared in Hollywood films. His Hollywood movies include “City of Joy”, “Wolf”, “The Ghost and the Darkness”, “My Son the Fanatic”, “East is East”, “Charlie Wilson's War” and the “Hundred Foot Journey”
6. Nargis Fakhri
Nargis Fakhri recently made her Hollywood debut with the action comedy Spy starring Melissa McCartney and Jason Statham. She played the role of special agent in the film and was reported to have done all the action sequences by herself without using a body double.
7. Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor is a famous actor in Hollywood thanks to his stint in English T.V series “24”. He made headlines when he acted in movies like Slumdog Millionaire and Mission Impossible. He even shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Bollywood is growing and reaching up to the global audiences through Hollywood. Let's hope more and more Bollywood stars get chance to showcase their talent on a bigger stage like Hollywood.
Written By: Mansi Gupta