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8 Bollywood Actors Who Starred In American TV Shows

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Bollywood stars acting in Hollywood movies and Hollywood actors starring in Bollywood movies has become a super common thing these days. 

With so much connection happening between the two industries, it did not come as a surprise when Anil Kapoor bagged a prominent role in the TV series 24. The television show became such a huge hit that the actor remade the same in Hindi and starred in the lead role as well.

Many actors like Dev Patel, Archie Punjabi who have acted in Hindi movies like Slumdog Millionaire or Bend It Like Beckham have went onto star in hit American television series there.

The latest addition from our Bollywood brigade is Priyanka Chopra and Nimrat Kaur who'll be seen playing FBI agent and ISI agent in Quantico and Homeland respectively.

Both of these Bollywood beauties have landed prominent roles in American TV series, proving that ethnicity cannot bind the talent. Nimrat even revealed her shooting experiences, "It was absolutely satisfying. It was such an honour to be a part of a cast featuring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, and I was given such amazing scenes to do."

She further added, "It was a truly enriching experience. Seeing how well the new season of ‘Homeland', featuring me, has been accepted, I can can only say I am glad I got this opportunity."

As much as it may surprise you, there are many more Bollywood stars who have starred in American TV series. Read the slides to know...

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka is the latest Bollywood addition to the American TV shows, she is currently acting in the series of Quantico playing the role of a FBI agent of the name Alex Weaver.

Nimrat Kaur

Nimrat Kaur too debuted in Hollywood with a small role of Tasneem Kureshi, a Pakistani ISI agent in American thriller series Homeland.

Archie Panjabi

Archie Punjabi came to notice through her small role in Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Beckham, now she is famous for her role in American political TV series, The Good Wife.

Anil Kapoor

The actor who gained International recognition through his role in Slumdog Millionaire went onto to act in American show, 24 which was later dubbed in India as well.

Dev Patel

Dev Patel who played the lead in Slumdog Millionaire was seen acting in TV show of the name The Skins.

Sendhil Ramamurthy

Born to a Kannadiga father, Sendhil has played a prominent role of Abhay in the Indian film Shor in the City. He is famous for his role in Beauty and the Beast and Heroes.

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal acted in Dr. Cabbie, a movie produced by our very own Salman Khan. Having married Miss India Neha Kapur, the actor is famous for his stint in The Big Bang Theory.

Parminder Kaur Nagra

The actress who earned a name with her debut in the movie, Bend it like Beckham became famous with her role of Dr. Neela Rasgotra on ER.

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