The magic of Bollywood not only touches hearts in India but around the world too. The talent pool in the industry is unmatched anywhere in the world. Some of the household Bollywood names have even gone global by appearing in Hollywood movies as well. This just shows how versatile our industry is.
Some of the most prominent Bollywood actors to appear in Hollywood movies are:
1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Dubbed as the sweetheart of Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai is a dream girl for many. Her versatile and out of this world performances landed her roles in movies such as Pink Panther 2 and The Last Legion. Her performances wooed the crowd and she won hearts everywhere.
2. Amitabh Bachchan
Mr. Bachchan has often been touted as the greatest ever actor in the history of Bollywood. Having enjoyed raging success in over 180 Bollywood films, he tried his luck in Hollywood with an appearance in Leonardo Di Caprio starrer, The Great Gatsby. Needless to say, his performances amazed everyone.
3. Priyanka Chopra
The desi girl of India, Priyanka Chopra has taken the American TV industry by storm. She has created history by becoming the first Indian woman to appear on an American TV series by the name “ Quantico”. That’s not all, she even starred alongside Zac Efron in Baywatch and blew away the audience with her performance in the film.
4. Om Puri
One of the most versatile actors of Bollywood, the late Om Puri could play any role with ease. His career was very successful and he established himself as one of the best actors in the industry. He bagged roles in Hollywood films such as the ‘City of Joy’, ‘My Son The Fanatic’, ‘East is East’, ‘Wolf’, etc. to name a few, where his performances brought him critical acclaim everywhere.
5. Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor just never seems to get old. He has dominated Bollywood from the 80s and still continues to do so. His versatile performances landed him roles in Hollywood films with Tom Cruise starrer, “Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol”. Even today, he remains as one of the most loves Bollywood actors.
6. Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher is one of the most talented actors Bollywood has ever produced and that is evident with the wide array of roles he could play. He performed considerably well in Hollywood films such as Bend it like Beckham and Silver Linings Playbook.
7. Irrfan Khan
A very humble person, Irrfan Khan has never failed to impress his audience. His films have always moved people and most importantly, inspired many of us. His versatile talents have seen him play big roles in Hollywood Movies such as:
- Life of Pi
- The Namesake
- New York
- I Love You
- A Mighty Heart
- The Amazing Spiderman
Who doesn’t know how awesome Tabu has always been? She has won a host of accolades for her impressive performances in Indian films. She even won hearts everywhere with strong performances in Hollywood films such as The Namesake and The Life of Pi.
9. Shabana Azmi
There was never a role Shabana Azmi couldn’t play. She has blown away audiences with her rather unorthodox roles which made her an absolute legend in India. She also amazed audiences with roles in Hollywood films such as ‘City of joy’, ‘Son of the Pink Panther’ and ‘it’s a Wonderful Afterlife’.
10. Naseeruddin Shah
Often considered as one of the greatest Bollywood actors ever, Naseeruddin Shah has blown away audiences with his versatile roles. He can be called as a global film icon for his mind-blowing performances in Hollywood films such as ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’, ‘Monsoon Wedding’ and ‘The Great New Wonderful. He even managed to bag a host of awards for his performances in the films. It’s not too long until he comes out with another screamer of a movie.
Bollywood is an expanding industry. Legends will continue to the industry on a global level and the gap between Hollywood and Bollywood will be closer than ever. For now, let’s just enjoy the golden generation of Indian Cinema. Bollywood celebs are really talented and hardworking. Check out this list of Celebs who became famous overnight with their debut movies!