Cinema has always been one of the best entertainments which broke the barrier of language and countries. Many Indian and Bollywood stars make it big in the Hollywood industry. So, here are the top 8 Hollywood actors from India who have a huge fan following.
Priyanka Chopra – Hollywood Actors From India
Probably the biggest of the lot, Priyanka Chopra made it big on the Hollywood industry. But, before getting the golden ticket, Priyanka Chopra was a former Miss World and made her name in the Bollywood industry. When she was at peak of her career, Hollywood came calling and she bagged the protagonist role in hit TV series Quantico. Her big break in films came while she acted in the negative role in the film adaptation of famous TV series Baywatch, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. After this huge box office success, she became a part of a rom-com movie named Isn’t It Romantic? Her acting was praised for the film The Sky Is Pink, where her role was about a protective mother. She is currently married to Nick Jonas.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Another Miss World from India became a huge star in Hollywood. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan set her foot in Hollywood with the cinematic adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice named Bride and Prejudice (2004). After this flying start, she bagged the role of Tilo in The Mistress of Spices (2005). In her Hollywood career, essaying some big roles in Provoked (2006) and The Last Legion (2007) made her a renowned actress of Indian origin. Her most famous appearance in Hollywood came while she became a part of the sequel of the famous The Pink Panther movie. Though, she donned the negative role her acting skill was immensely praised.
Anil Kapoor – Hollywood Actors From India
Anil Kapoor is a huge celebrity in Bollywood. In his 40+ years of an acting career, he won many accolades. From the role of a young hero to a negative character, he always left a mark of his acting brilliance. And when Danny Boyle decided to make the Oscar award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, Anil Kapoor reprised the role of a quiz show host. He wanted to stop the hero winning the jackpot, which was a short but crisp and noteworthy role. This role helped him to bag the next role in one of the biggest franchise of Hollywood – Mission: Impossible. Though it was a short role, Anil Kapoor became a popular face in Hollywood. He also starred at hit TV series 24.
Irrfan Khan – Hollywood Actors From India
This late actor starred in various famous films like Inferno, Puzzle, and The Darjeeling Limited, etc. But his path-breaking journey of Hollywood started with Life of Pi. Irrfan Khan reprised the role of the older Pi. This film got its positive reviews for its story, acting, and VFX. And he became one of the biggest Indian celebrities in Hollywood. His acting helped him to bag the roles in the movies like The Amazing Spider-Man and Jurassic World. He died recently after fighting a battle with cancer.
Naseeruddin Shah is one of the most prolific actors of Bollywood was a part of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and started his Hollywood mainstream journey. He also played a role in the comedy film The Great New Wonderful. He also acted in films like Today’s Special, The Coffin Maker, and Mango Dreams, etc.
Another versatile Indian actor, Anupam Kher is also known as Hollywood’s favorite Desi. He shared the screen with the likes of Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper, and Robert Di Niro, etc. He is unarguably one of the best Indian actors who make a huge mark in Hollywood.
Debuted alongside Dev Patel in the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, Freida Pinto is a popular actress in Hollywood. She also acted in movies like Immortals, Miral, etc. Her acting skill in Rise of the Planet of the Apes was appreciated by all.
Deepika Padukone recently debuted in the hit Hollywood franchise xXx. Though, she had only one Hollywood movie till now, her huge fan following as an Indian actress already made her a prominent star.