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    6 Indian Television Actors Who Left Small Screen For Bollywood, But Ended Up Unsuccessful!


    The desires are limitless in the realm of glamour. Many small-screen actors work towards establishing a career in the film industry, but not all succeed. While some artists like Shahrukh Khan and Vidya Balan made it big in the cinemas after debuting in television, actors like Rajeev Khandewal have returned to the small screen after trying their hand in the movies. Today, we will have a look at 6 such Indian television actors who left small screen for Bollywood, but ended up being unsuccessful!

    Jay Bhanushali

    The actor with a chocolate-boy look was known to play Neev on the television show Kayamath on Star Plus. He made his debut in Bollywood with No.6. He was later seen in the movies Hate Story 2 and Ek Paheli Leela. Neither of the movies did well at the box office.

    Aamna Sharif

    The gorgeous Aamna Sharif rose to fame through her television show Kahiin To Hoga, where she starred against Rajeev Khandelwal. She left television to star in Bollywood, where she delivered two movies in the same year. Both the movies failed to do well commercially.

    Karan Singh Grover

    Karan Singh Grover rose to popularity after playing the role of Dr. Armaan in Dill Mill Gayye. But, it didn't go well when he tried his hand in Bollywood. He has starred in 4 Bollywood movies till date, but none performed well.


    The first ever Roadie of India, Ranvijay couldn't achieve great heights in movies. After appearing in several shows as a judge, he ventured into Bollywood. However, his movies failed to impress the audience. He returned to television eventually.

    Anita Hassanandani

    After gaining recognition through television, Anita Hassanandani went on to star opposite Tusshar Kapoor in Kucch Toh Hai. When none of her films worked, she returned to television as Shagun in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein.

    Shruti Seth

    The actress' debut on television as the adorable teenage witch Jiya in Shararat was truly appreciated. After her television debut, she got to act in minor roles in many films, but failed to create an impact as a Bollywood actress.

    A few more television actors who tried their hand in Bollywood but failed miserably include Aman Verma, Karan Kundra and Indraneil Sengupta.

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