Getting into Hollywood is one of the biggest dreams of many celebrities. While some are happy with their Bollywood spread, there are many celebrities who have increased their fame internationally.
It feels great to see the talented Indian actors making a mark in the biggest film industry, Hollywood. There are many renowned celebrities in Bollywood who have made their presence felt in Hollywood industry as well.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Freida Pinto and many other Bollywood actors have worked in Hollywood films. While some celebs like Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu have worked in only one film, others like Irrfan, Freida and Ash have worked in several Hollywood movies.
Aishwarya Rai made her Hollywood debut with Bride and Prejudice in 2004. Based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the movie starred Indian and British actors. Till now, Ash has done 5 Hollywood movies.
Meanwhile, Irrfan Khan who got immense international fame after his role in Oscar winning, Slumdog Millionaire, has taken Hollywood by storm. The Indian actor Irrfan Khan has worked in Hollywood films like Life of Pi, The Namesake, New York, I Love You, A Mighty Heart, Slumdog Millionaire and his new project is, The Amazing Spiderman.
Here are the Bollywood stars who have worked in Hollywood movies.
Bollywood Stars Who Worked In Hollywood Films:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The gorgeous former Miss World made her Hollywood debut with Bride and Prejudice. Since then, Ash has worked in Hollywood movies like Mistress of Spices, Provoked, The Last Legion and Pink Panther 2.
Freida was struggling in Bollywood but she got her fame in Hollywood with her first movie, Slumdog Millionaire. The talented South-Indian beauty made her mark in Hollywood in films like You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Immortals and Trishna.
Anil is one of the most recognised Bollywood actors internationally. His role in Slumdog Millionaire grabbed him the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. His hit television series in 20013 named 24 added more fame to this talented Indian actor. Anil is the first Indian actor who was invited in the special segment of 'In conversation', at the Toronto International Film Festival. This was an honour for Anil as it is reserved for those who have done good work in the film industry.
One of the most finest actors of Bollywood has worked in Hollywood films like City of Joy, My Son The Fanatic, East is East, Wolf, Ghost and the Darkness, and Charlie Wilson's War.
Mallika's fame doubled when she made her Hollywood debut. Mallika has worked in Hollywood films like The Myth, Politics of Love and Hisss. Mallika is now the certified Cannes attending Bollywood celebrity who is snapped gracing Cannes red carpet every year!
Amitabh is the new bee in Hollywood. He has made his Bollywood debut last year with The Great Gatsby in 2013. He starred with the Hollywood's heartthrob, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton.
Tabu who has made her name with her acting skills in Bollywood did not disappoint her fans internationally as well. Tabu has acted in Life of Pi and The Namesake.
The talented and versatile actor can play different roles to perfection. From the strict father in Bend It Like Beckham to the psychiatrist in the Oscar nominated film, Silver Linings Playbook, Anupam has shown his acting skills and impressed us every time!
Naseeruddin made his Hollywood debut with The Monsoon Wedding in 2001. Shah has shown his acting talent in Hollywood movies like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and The Great New Wonderful.