We all know Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra has already made us proud by their journey from Bollywood to Hollywood. But they are not the only Indian actors to have gone to the West. There are much more other experts who have played a huge role in Global cinema. Take a look….

Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi has done many Bollywood movies and now she is raising her stars in Hollywood too. She has acted in more than one hundred Hindi films and her count goes on Hollywood movies too. She acted in The Black Prince where she played Rani Jinda, Royal’s mother. She also enacted in the City Of Joy, A Decent Arrangement, Waterborne, Son of the Pink Panther, The Black Prince and so on.

Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri is known as a great villain for our Hindi cinema and tried his luck in Hollywood too. He even starred in the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. His portrayal in Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic ones. He was also starred in the biographical film Gandhi which was based on Indian leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Om Puri

Om Puri by far remained one of the greatest contributors to Hindi Cinema. He was a theatre artist and inspired many other drama artists to try their luck in Bollywood. Just like Bollywood, he was a great contributor to Hollywood too. His films City Of Joy, Wolf, The Ghost and the Darkness, My Son The Fanatic, Such a Long Journey, East Is East, The Mystic Masseur, The Parole Officer, Code 46, Charlie Wilson’s War, West Is West and The Hundred-Foot Journey were his remarkable movies and his talent has appreciated even today.

Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu made her Hollywood debut with the historical romance ’The Singularity’, which was later renamed as The Lovers, in which she played a Maratha warrior. Till now she has done a single Hollywood movie. Let’s see how far she can go.

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat is known for her hotness in Bollywood. But nobody can deny the fact that she has reached to Hollywood too. In 2010, she made a breakthrough in Hollywood with her film Hisss, co-starring Irrfan Khan and directed by Jennifer Lynch. The story was based on the legend of Nāga. She later appeared in another Hollywood film Politics Of Love in the year 2011.

Naseeruddin Shah

Just like Om Puri, he was also a theatre artist but now he is known for her commendable journey in Bollywood and in Hollywood also. He has done some impressive work in movies like The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman, The Great New Wonderful, In The Name Of God, Today’s Special, Parzania, Mango Dreams and the list goes on.

Ali Fazal

So what if Ali Fazal hasn’t achieved much fame in Bollywood but working with Vin Diesel is a huge deal and Ali achieved it quite early in his career. Ali’s Hollywood film list includes films like the epic Furious 7, Victoria And Abdul and For Here Or To Go.

Anil Kapoor

JHAKAAASSSS…. Is the word well described for Anil Kapoor. His charm not only flooded in Bollywood but in Hollywood also. Mission Impossible 4 and Slumdog Millionaire are the two big ticket films in Hollywood that landed in Anil Kapoor’s list. His role in both the films was phenomenal and he performed it with grace.


Tabu is the most versatile actress in Hindi cinema. She portrayed her every character with grace and pride. Though she hasn’t done much in Hollywood The Namesake and Life Of Pi are the films that Tabu has been a part of.

Irfan Khan

Acclaimed by the critics and the entire world as one of the best actors, Irfan Khan truly deserves this praise. His work is never the less as compared to other Khans in Bollywood. Irrfan’s contribution to Hollywood films has been tremendous. Life Of Pi, The Namesake, The Darjeeling Limited, New York, I Love You, Hisss, Jurassic World, and Inferno are some of the recent classic Hollywood films that Irrfan has been a part of.


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