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Indian Actors Who Made It To American TV Shows

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Indian actors who shot to fame in Bollywood movies might not chose Hindi serials to act on. However, Bollywood is going places and we not only get to see Indian actors appearing in Hollywood movies, but also landed on TV shows.

We are not talking about English reality TV shows like Big Brother where Indian actress, Shilpa Shetty got international recognition. Some of the talented Indian stars have made it to the American TV.

From Nimrat Kaur to Priyanka Chopra, many Indian actors out there are bagging roles on various American TV series. Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra made her presence felt in Hollywood after her music album along with Pitbull released. Now the former Miss World 2000 has landed a prominent role in ABC's TV thriller series called 'Quantico'.

Some of the Indian origin actors have played big roles in hit American series. Be it Kal Penn in How I Met Your Mother or Indira Verma who plays Ellaria Sand in The Game of Thrones, some Indian talents have become a prominent name in American TV industry.

From Mindy Kailing to Archie Panjabi, here is a look at some talented Indian actors who made it to the American TV.

Priyanka Chopra

The Bollywood actress is the latest addition on American TV. She is set to play a prominent role in ABC's TV thriller series called 'Quantico'.

Mindy Kaling

Born to a Tamil father and Bengali mother, Mindy worked in many TV shows like The Office and now has her own sitcom, The Mindy Project.

Nimrat Kaur

The Bollywood actress played Tasneem Kureshi, a Pakistani ISI agent in American thriller series 'Homeland'.

Kal Penn

Kal Penn was born in New Jersey, to an Indian couple. He has acted in many movies and is known for playing Kevin Venkataraghavan in How I Met Your Mother.

Archie Panjabi

Archie from Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham fame is one of the lead actresses on the American political TV series, 'The Good Wife'.

Indira Varma

Actress Indira Varma was born in England to a Hindu father and a Swiss mother. She has acted in many movies but her role as Ellaria Sand in 'The Game of Thrones' landed her into American TV series.

Parminder Kaur Nagra

Actress Parminder Kaur Nagra of 'Bend it like Beckham' fame played Dr. Neela Rasgotra on ER. She is to Sikh parents in England.

Dev Patel

Actor Dev Patel shot to fame with Slumdog Millionaire but also acted in TV shows like Skins. He was born in London to Indian Gujarati parents.

Sendhil Ramamurthy

Sendhil Ramamurthy is born to a Kannadiga father and a Tamil mother. He is known for playing Gabe Lowan in Beauty and the Beast.

Kunal Nayyar

The character of this Indian actor as Rajesh Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory is one of the four leads of the show. He was born in London and brought up in Delhi.

Anil Kapoor

The actor from Slumdog Millionaire also played a prominent role in American TV series '24'.

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