Indian Celebrities who started their careers with music videos
You may have found yourself humming to a tune from an indie music album on several occasions but we bet you didn’t known that some of your favourite Bollywood stars started off their career with music albums.
Well, this might come as a shocker for some. Himesh Reshammiya might have received flak in the early stages of his career, but it was only because of âNaam Hai Teraâ that people took notice of Deepika Padukone. The video turned into the perfect launch pad for the model who went on to bag a role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in âOm Shaanti Omâ. The rest they say is history.
Before he made his debut in Pooja Bhattâs âJismâ, John Abraham starred in Pankaj Udhasâs number âChupke Chupkeâ. Who would have ever imagined that? The little known model can be seen flaunting his long, floppy hair and flashing cute dimples.
Remixes and fusion songs continue to rule the charts, but in early 2000s, songs like âKaanta Lagaâ, âPardesiyaâ had everybody swaying to their beats. It was at that time, âZara Nazron se Kehdoâ quickly topped music charts. The song remixed by Bombay Vikings, starred Celina Jaitley. The gorgeous actress set million hearts racing with her sultry looks and dance moves. She also starred in Jazzy Bâs music video, âOh Kehriâ 2001 after which she landed a role in âJanasheenâ.
Long before he become countryâs Ironman, model turned actor Milind Soman was noticed for his act in title song of singer Alisha Chinaiâs âMade in Indiaâ. Milind who flaunted his ripped torso body with total ease set several hearts racing.
She may have climbed the success ladder with a spate of good and cringe worthy movies, but Bipasha Basu started out by starring in Sonu Nigamâs âKab Ye Janegiâ. Bipasha stands out in the visually unappealing video and this kick started her Bollywood career.
The song âYaad piya ki aane lagiâ fetched Falguni Pathak her status as Dandiya Queen. But little does anyone know that the album featured Riya Sen. The song found its way into the hearts of listeners and Riya went on to feature in Hindi and regional films.
Along with Riya, Falguni Pathak introduced Ayesha Takia with her hit song âMeri chunnar udd udd jayeâ. The song also featured south siren Trisha Krishnan .
How often do budding artists get a chance to feature in legendary Asha Bhosleâs music album? Dia Mirza got a chance to feature in âNa marte humâ with Ashish Chaudhary. The song rose up the popularity charts even before it was featured on radio and television programmes. However, this album proved as a golden ticket for Dia who managed to bag âRehna Hai Tere Dil Meinâ.
He bowled us with his impeccable performances in âHaiderâ and âKamineyâ but several years ago, Shahid Kapoor starred as scrawny, love-struck teenager in âAankhon mein tera he chehraâ. And since then he has come a long way!
Maliaka Arora Khan
The song âGur naal ishq mithaâ is one number which still continues to be played at weddings. Maliaka Arora Khan who was a popular VJ featured in the album with Jas Arora. And now, she juggles reality shows, international endorsements and movies.