Television was never a bad decision for many in the glamour industry. Their first step towards acting where they had their valuable lessons was television. Here is the list of some Bollywood celebs who made it large starting their career on small screen.
1. Shahrukh Khan
Before his Bollywood debut in Deewana, the King Khan appeared in serials like Fauji and Circus, where he made his way to the audience’s heart.
2. Vidya Balan
Vidya started her acting career with Hum Paanch in 1995, before being cast in Parineeta after almost a decade of struggle, in 2005.
3. Gracy Singh
Best known for her roles in movies like Lagaan and Munnabhai MBBS, this charming girl started her career with Zee TV’s Amanat.
4. R Madhavan
He acted in several serials like Banegi Apni Baat, Ghar Jamai and Sea Hawks, before being so well known in Bollywood as well as Kollywood.
5. Ayushmann Khurrana
He came into limelight while hosting the MTV reality tv show, Roadies 2 before his debut in Vicky Donor opposite Yami Gautam.
6. Yami Gautam
She started acting in serials like Chand ke Paar Chalo, Rajkumar Aaryyan and Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kam.
7. Irrfan Khan
Before shooting to stardom in Bollywood and becoming a Hollywood regular, Irrfan worked in several popular serials like Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj and Chandrakanta.
8. Mandira Bedi
Back in 1994, her portrayal of a simple yet strong girl-next-door in Shanti was loved by all.
9. Ram Kapoor
His debut serial was Nyay on DD chammel. He went on to be a part of popular serials like Kasam Se, Bade Acche Lagte Hai, amongst others.
10. Rajpal Yadav
This eccentric and quirky comedian first appeared in a serial called Mungeri ke bhai Naurangilal.
11. Prachi Desai
She rose to fame as Bani in Kasam Se, where she was cast opposite Ram Kapoor.
12. Sushant Singh Rajput
His first role was in Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil, but he took our hearts away as Manav in Pavitra Rishta before his debut in Kai Po Che.
13. Pankaj Kapoor
His brilliant talent was seen in several serials like B.B LLB, Wah Bhai Wah, Office Office, Albert’s Bridge, etc. with his role in and as Karamchand being the most memorable.
14. Rajiv Khandelwal
He became a household name with serials like Kahin toh Hoga as Sujal and as Rajeev in Left Right Left.
15. Pulkit Samrat
The Fukrey and Bittoo Boss actor initially appeared in serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kaho Na Pyar Hai.
16. Karan Singh Grover
He began his career with Balaji Telefilms in “Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi” on MTV India and then later he did few more and finally got his first break in Bollywood in the movie “Alone” opposite Bipasha Basu.
17. Aditya Roy Kapoor
Very few people recall that Aditya started his career as a VJ on Channel V before taking a minor role as a start in London Dreams.