There are many people who started their acting career from the small screen. They earned their living by acting in TV serials and theatres. These actors struggled in the early part of their lives and then achieved success. Here are such men who flourished in the film industry through TV serials and theatres.

1.Shah Rukh Khan

Shahrukh is the finest example for those who don’t believe in luck. This man was starred in the 1989 series that was his first television debut. This led to further appearances in ‘s television series and many other soap operas. His ambition led him to quickly sign four films. His first offer was for ‘s directorial debut and from there, his career begun and now we all know him as King Khan.

2.Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant started his acting career through a daily soap opera named Pavitra Rishta. He is one among those who got stardom through TV serials. His debut movie was Kai Po Che! and further worked in Shudh Desi Romance, Raabta and MS Dhoni: The untold story in which his work was praised by many.

3.R Madhavan

Very few of us knows that Madhavan started his career in a soap opera ‘Banegi Apni Baat’. He afterward gained popularity in Tamil industry with the super hit movie ‘Alaipayuthey’ and entered Bollywood and made female fans by his most romantic and dramatic avatar in movie Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein. He gained popularity in Hindi cinema by appearing in supporting roles in three highly successful movies like, and.

4.Irfan Khan

Irfan Khan is known for his intense acting skills. He started his journey through TV serials like Chanakya and Bharat Ek Khoj. Then he acted in various movies like Piku, Paan Singh Tomar, and Hindi Medium and so on. He not only acted in Hindi cinema but also reached Hollywood where he did Life Of Pi, Hiss, Jurassic world and much more.

5.Rajeev Khandelwal

Before making it to the Bollywood, Rajeev appeared on soap operas like ‘Kya Hadsa Kya Haqeeqat’ but it didn’t lead him to success lately he then got a break through a TV series ‘Kahiin To Hoga’. Rajeev is known for his charming looks and anchoring skills. After this, he made his way to the big screen with the movie Aamir, Table 21.

6.Pulkit Samrat

Pulkit started his acting career with Ekta Kapoor’s popular soap ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ that earned him recognition. He stepped into Bollywood with the movie ‘Bitto Boss’. He then starred in the much-loved film ‘Fukrey’ followed by some more like ‘Dolly Ki Doli’, ‘Bangistan’, ‘Sanam Re’.

7.Siddhant Gupta

Sidhant gained fame as a TV star in a daily soap named Tahan-E-Ishq and while he has been away from the small screen he got a movie with none other than . The actor has been signed opposite in the film .

8.Gurmeet Choudhary

Famous as the ‘Ram’ of television, Gurmeet Choudhary entered into Bollywood from the movie ‘Khamoshiyan’ and then Wajah Tum Ho.

9.Jay Bhanushali

Bhanushali debuted in television with the show but his biggest break was in . He had done anchoring in shows like Dance India Dance for many seasons and also was a part of dance reality show Nach Baliye which he won. He made his debut with and then done movies like Desi Kattey, Ek Paheli Leela.

10.Vikrant Messay

Vikrant is popular for his roles in shows like , Yeh Hai Aashiqui, Balika Vadhu, Dharam Veer and Baba Aise Vaar Dhoondo. He began his Bollywood career from the movie Lootera. Afterwards he signed Dil Dhadakne Do, Half Girlfriend, Lipstick Under My Burkha and many more.

11.Ali Asgar

Ali Asgar is an Indian actor and stand-up comedian.He got famous as favourite devar from the serial Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and appeared in many other operas. He appeared as comedian in show Comedy Nights With Kapil as Dadi and also appeared in movies like Partner, Tees Maar Khan and so on.

12.Krushna Abhishek

Krushna Abhishek in real Abhishek Sharma is an Indian film actor and extreme comedian. He got an entry in Bollywood through films like Bol Bachchan and Entertainment.

13.Ayushmann Khurana

Roadie took place in Ayushman’s life in which he turned out to be the winner. He also worked as a radio jockey and after radio; he moved on to become a Video Jockey on MTV. Khurrana made his film debut in a romantic comedy Vicky Donor and then his career was on track with movies like Nautanki Sala, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Meri Pyari Bindu, Breily Ki Barfi and much more.

14.Karan Singh Grover

Karan Singh Grover is an Indian actor and model who has done television series like Dill Mill Gayye and Qubool Hai. He was starred in the Indian films like Alone and Hate Story 3.

15.Kapil Sharma

The most known comedian of television Kapil Sharma made a breakthrough debut in film with ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ and one more upcoming movie Firangi.


Also published on Medium.

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