9 Indian stars and their careers in Hollywood
These Indian stars are very famous in their own country. They are very successful, they have many talents, so conquering another film world is just a matter of time for them. Although this is not easy, here are 9 Bollywood celebrities who have been noticed and that try to get a role and become famous abroad. Actors and actresses who are popular in America and start big careers in Hollywood. Are you curious about whom we are talking? Take a look at this article...
1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
She is a former Miss World, model, and actress. Probably she is also one of the most recognisable Indian women around the world. Aside from playing in a lot of Bollywood movies she also appeared in foreign productions like romance drama "The Mistress of Spices", the comedy "The Pink Panther 2" or historical drama "The Last Legion" alongside Colin Firth. Have you seen these motion pictures?
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2. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra, this former model and very famous actress in India, is also well-known in Hollywood. She made her debut in American TV show "Quantico", which received positive criticism both in US and India and recently has finished filming the second season. She also met the President of the United States, was a presenter at the Oscars and was paying tribute to international artist Prince. Now we are waiting for a movie with her to release, "Baywatch" directed by Seth Gordon. She is playing there alongside Dwayne Johnson.
3. Anupam Kher
He makes so many movies and TV shows both in India and America, that no one can really say which movie world he represents. It doesn't really matter because this legend played last year in Hollywood motion picture which was also his 500th movie since he started his career! You might see him in “Silver Linings Playbook” or “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger”.
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4. Irrfan Khan
This actor has a very successful career both in Bollywood and Hollywood. Last year he appeared in "Inferno" movie directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and based on Dan Brown’s popular book with the same title. He also played in the big blockbuster "Jurassic World", a movie based on Marvel comic book "The Amazing Spider-Man" and in the winner of the 4 Oscars "Life of Pi". Do you know his foreign roles?
5. Om Puri
Another legend who is known in both film industries for many years. He is one of the earliest actors to play in international films and like a pioneer who opened the way for many Indian actors in the West. He appeared in "The Ghost and the Darkness" with Michael Douglas, in "Wolf" with Jack Nicholson or in "The Hundred-Foot Journey" with Helen Mirren. We love these movies!
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6. Anil Kapoor
Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" opened many careers in the West. After the role in this movie, Anil Kapoor, a talented Bollywood actor, played in the international hit TV series "24" where he acted as Omar Hassan, President of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan. We have also seen him in "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol." Last year he joined the production of financial thriller "Cities" alongside actors Clive Owen and Orlando Bloom.
7. Freida Pinto
After her debut in Danny Boyle’s "Slumdog Millionaire" movie, she became an international fame. Even hasn't even played in Bollywood, her name is well known in Hollywood. She occurred in advertising cosmetics and appeared in Woody Allen’s "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger" or fantasy "Immortals" and the sci-fi drama "Rise of the Planet of Apes".
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8. Naseeruddin Shah
He is a Bollywood actor who has also shown his face in Hollywood films. He appeared in movies like "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" with Sean Connery and "The Great New Wonderful" alongside many American stars. His international feature films also include "Monsoon Wedding" by Indian-born American director Mira Nair’s. What do you think about these feature picture?
9. Mallika Sherawat
Maybe this beautiful actress is not so popular in the US and didn't achieve a big success in Hollywood, but still, she appeared in "The Myth" with Jackie Chan or in the romantic comedy "Politics of Love". What's more mostly because of her charity work she received an honorary citizen of Los Angeles in 2009. Nice!