Who says that entry to Bollywood industry is more possible after winning beauty pageants or modelling for years? There are many Bollywood celebrities who have worked in the industry and appeared on silver screen after being featured in music videos.
The first name that pops our mind is Shahid Kapoor. The handsome pin up boy of Bollywood made his debut with advertisements as a child artist. But a very young Shahid Kapoor was seen in a music video of hit indipop band back in the 90s. Shahid made his music video debut with Aryans hit song, Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra.
If you watch this pop video, you can see a very young and cute Shahid Kapoor who is lean and not built like he is now! Apart from Shahid, another Bollywood actress who made her music video debut was Hrishitaa Bhatt. Both Shahid and Hrishitaa made their music debut with this song and then soon worked hard to become Bollywood actors. While Shahid is leading the industry with hit films like Jab We Met, R...Rajkumar to name a few, Hrishitaa failed to make her mark in the industry.
There are many other Bollywood celebrities who were first seen in music videos. For example, Gauhar Khan who is now the talk of the town in television industry after Bigg Boss and Fear Factor, also made her entry into the industry with a hit music video, Hawa Mein Udati Jaaye. The hit song of 2002 from pop band, Bombay Vikings. Gauhar later on worked a lot and from modelling, she then made her Bollywood entry with Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year.
Many more Bollywood celebrities like Ayesha Takia, John Abhraham, Riya Sen, Shayan Munshi, Aamna Sharif, Malaika Arora Khan, and Milind Soman to name a few have appeared in music videos before entering Bollywood. Here is a look at the Bollywood celebrities who entered the industry after featuring in music videos.
Bollywood Stars From Music Videos To Movies:
We all remember the Complan boy ad which featured Shahid Kapoor in his childhood days. However, Shahid is one of the Bollywood stars who made his debut with a music video, Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra by Aryans.
With Shahid, the cute Hrishitaa also made her debut in the music video. She later on made her Bollywood debut with Ashoka opposite Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor.
Gauhar shot to fame with her stunning looks in Bombay Vikings video, Hawa Mein Udati Jaaye. After modelling for years, Gauhar made her Bollywood entry with Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
The handsome heartthrob of Bollywood also worked in music videos. He was seen riding bikes in Chupke Chupke song by Pankaj Udhas.
Ayesha Takia is another Bollywood actress who made her debut in music videos. From Falguni Pathak's Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye to DJ Aqeel's Shake It Daddy, Ayesha with her looks got noticed and made her Bollywood entry. Socha Na Tha was her first signed project however, Taarzan released before so that marked her debut film.
During her modelling years, the Bong beauty featured in Falguni Pathak's music video, Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi which shot her to fame overnight. She was seen in some other music videos as well and then the celebrity kid made her Bollywood debut with Style in 2001. If you do not know, Riya sen is the grand daughter of late actress Suchitra Sen and daughter of Moon Moon Sen.
The handsome heartthrob of Bollywood became a sensation and every girl's dream man when he was featured in Alisha Chinai's hit song, Made In India. He later appeared in many music videos like Asha Bhosle's song, Jaanam Samjha Karo. Milind then entered television industry with Captai Vyom and then appeared in movies like 16 December, Agni Varsha to name a few.
Malaika Arora Khan
The hot and stunning beauty who is ruling millions of hearts with her dance moves, looks and figure was first seen in Gori Naal Ishq Mitha in high heels. She became a household name overnight.
Shayan also made his debut with Aryans indipop song "Yeh Hawa Kehti Hai Kya". Shayan has been seen in movies like Jhankaar Beats and My Brother Nikhil.
The cute actress featured in many music videos before making her television entry. Aamna shot to fame with Falguni Pathak's Yeh Kisne Jadoo Kiya song. After appearing in TV show, Kahiin Toh Hoga, Aamna made her Bollywood entry with Aloo Chaat. She will be next seen in Ek Villain.