Right from late actor Om Puri to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, there are many Bollywood actors who have left a great impression on the audiences in the West through the films they have done in Hollywood. Read on!
Undeniably, it is a big thing when Indian actors build a successful career in the Hollywood industry. When the Indian actors get appreciated for their talent by Hollywood, we as their fans feel extremely proud of them. Well, in today’s time, when we talk about Indian actors who have made it big in the West, the first name that instantly comes to our mind is of Priyanka Chopra. And that’s because, our “Desi Girl” is currently ruling the Hollywood industry with her stunning looks, amazing persona and brilliant acting. This former Miss World has successfully carved a niche for herself in Hollywood.
Did you know that Priyanka Chopra is not the only one who has managed to achieve stardom in Hollywood? There are many Indian actors who have a successful career in the West. Right from late actor Om Puri to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, there are many actors who have left a great impression on the foreign audiences through the films they have done in Hollywood.
Today, we bring to you a list of 8 Bollywood actors who have made it big in Hollywood.
1: Priyanka Chopra
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Priyanka Chopra is currently at the peak of her career. With hard work and talent, PeeCee has successfully achieved stardom in the West. The Bajirao Mastani actress forayed into Hollywood in the year 2015. She was cast in ABC’s thriller series Quantico as Alex Parrish and the same went on to become a big hit. Since then, there has been no looking back for this “Desi Girl” of ours. She made her Hollywood debut with the movie Baywatch opposite Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
She did two more movies including A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic. PeeCee was appreciated for her acting in both the movies.
2: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a well-known face in the Hollywood industry. The Bachchan bahu has been a part of films such as The Mistress of Spices, Pride and Prejudice and The Pink Panther 2. For the uninitiated, Aishwarya is the only Indian actress to have featured on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. She also represents India at the Cannes Film Festival every year. 3: Deepika Padukone Deepika who made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Om Shanti Om’ is a popular face in the West. Deepika made her Hollywood debut opposite Fast & Furious fame Vin Diesel in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. The movie gave Deepika tremendous popularity in Hollywood. The Padmaavat actress will be reportedly seen in the sequel of XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.
4: Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan is one of the successful Bollywood actors who has achieved stardom in the West. The Hindi Medium actor has impressed the global audiences with his acting in films such as Life of Pi, Inferno, Jurassic World among others. His brilliant acting as Dr. Rajit Ratha in The Amazing Spider-Man was appreciated by many in Hollywood.
5: Om Puri
Late veteran actor Om Puri is one of the most celebrated actors in the Hollywood industry. His filmography abroad includes Gandhi and City of Joy. His other Hollywood movies include Code 46, The Hundred-Foot Journey and East is East. In 2017, the Oscars remembered the actor for his contribution towards the Hollywood movies
6: Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher is one of the most recognizable figures in Hollywood today. The actor who recently impressed everyone with his outstanding performance in ‘The Accidental
Prime Minister’ is known for his work in Hollywood movies such as The Big Sick and Silver Linings Playbook.
7: Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah is one of the most successful Bollywood actors to have achieved fame in Hollywood. Naseeruddin who is now a familiar face in Hollywood has acted in movies such as The Great New Wonderful and The Extraordinary Gentleman. Bollywood actor Sharat Saxena who is known for his role in Phir Hera Pheri and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, also shared screen space alongside Naseeruddin Shah in The Great New Wonderful
8: Vir Das
Like Priyanka Chopra, Vir Das has successfully achieved a career in the West. The actor who is known for his brilliant comedy currently portrays a pivotal role in ABC’s drama series ‘Whiskey Cavaliers.’ Known for Go Goa Gone, Vir Das is a big deal in the West.