A lot has been said about actors and actresses doing odd jobs before their rise to stardom. Their debut movies are no secret to fans. But there were many who before making their debut, were already on screen. You must be thinking about Shahid Kapoor who had a blink-and-miss appearance as a background dancer in the movie Taal. But he is not the only one. There are others who have started their careers with music videos, sometimes it is a blink-and-miss appearance and sometimes it’s more. Wouldn’t you like to know which Bollywood actors were part of music videos before their rise to stardom? We have compiled a list just for you.
Priyanka Chopra in Chhod do Aanchal, Sajan Mere Satrangiya
Her cameo in Chhod do Aanchal is a blink-and-miss appearance compared to her cameo in Sajan Mere Satrangiya. Priyanka made her debut in Bollywood in the year 2003 with the movie The Hero: Love Story of a Spy opposite Sunny Deol. But she made her film debut with a Tamil movie called Thamizhan.
Vidya Balan in Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Galli
We know she made her debut on TV with the serial Hum Paanch, before making her Bollywood debut with Parineeti. But between those years she was also the star of the video Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Galli by Euphoria.
Celina Jaitley in Zara Nazron Se Kehdo
There was a time when remixing retro songs with new moves was a fad and there were many aspiring singers and dancers who took up the challenge to do so and some of them managed to do it successfully too. The song ‘Zara Nazron Se Kehdo’ was a product of this trend and it starred Celina Jaitley.
Deepika Padulone in Naam Hai Tera
Her debut with Shah Rukh Khan her own talent guaranteed her instant stardom. But it is not as instant as it seems. Before her film debut she was a model and was noticed as star material with the Himesh Reshamiya song Naam Hai Tera.
Milind Soman – Made in India
If you have seen any of the Old Spice ads you might notice that age has not worked its magic on him. Now imagine him atleast 2 decades younger in the same role. No wonder, after his appearance in Alisha Chinai’s ‘Made in India’ video, his entry to Bollywood was guaranteed.
John Abraham – Chupke Chupke
Almost unrecognizable from what he looks like today (almost). He starred in this Pankaj Udhas song long before he made his debut with the movie Jism.
Bipasha Basu -Tu Kab Ye Jaanegi
Before her debut in Ajnabee, she starred in the Sonu Nigam video “Tu Kab Ye Jaanegi”.
Riya Sen – Yaad Piya Ki Aane
Falguni Pathak released a lot of albums in the 90s which starred a lot of actors and actresses who are big names in Bollywood today. One of them was Riya Sen.
Ayesha Takia – Meri Chunnar Udd
Other actresses like Ayesha Takia also made their presence known with a music video by Falguni Pathak
Dia Mirza – Na Marte Hum
Asha Bhosale isn’t the one to be left out of participating in trends and she did so with the albums she released in the 90’s. One of the singles starred the beautiful Dia Mirza and her performance is reason enough to earn her spot in Bollywood.
Malaika Arora in Dholna
She made us all want to get up and start dancing like her. And this also helped her make her mark as ‘The choice’ for a lot of dance numbers (remember Chaiyaa Chaiyaa and Munni).
Sameera Reddy in Aur Aahista
Her appearance as the shy girl in the video Aur Aahista stole our hearts and she has managed to keep our love still.
Neetu Chandra in Mera Babu Chail Chabila
Her brief appearance in Sophie Chaudhary’s hit video did manage to grab our attention and her acting abilities leave us no doubt that her place in Bollywood is well-deserved.
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