Small Screen Actors Who Totally Rocked The Big Screen

Bollywood is the biggest producer of films in the world. Hundreds of movies are made every year. It is all because we Indians love films and film stars. We worship our stars like gods in a temple. A lot of talented actors want to get into mainstream films because of this love, glamor, and of course, the riches that come along with a super hit movie. Some of them try their luck directly into films, but few take a longer route through acting in T.V. serials. They gather the guts and the confidence from winning accolades for their acting skills on the small screen to finally rise to the biggest platform of entertainment.

Here are the few successful stars, who started their journey with the T.V. serial and with their sheer dedication and acting skills became a part of the Star fraternity of Bollywood.

Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan began his career with small screen series and became the King of Bollywood. He acted in T.V. serials like Dil Dariya, Fauji, and Circus. Among these series Fauji and Circus gained immense popularity. People loved this guy, and this affection landed him in the movies Deewana and Dil Aashna Hai. People noticed him on the big screen, and he got a lead role in Chamatkar and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman followed by Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. DDLJ was a huge hit and rest is the history.

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan is one of the talented actors of Bollywood. He is highly appreciated by the critics, and his films do well at the box office too. If you were born in 80’s, then you must have seen him in Chanakya, Chandrakanta, and Bharat Ek Khoj. He is the first generation star of T.V. industry. Though he did not get lead roles in T.V. serials, each time he came on-screen, he made a mark with his impeccable acting skills. His talent finally landed him in Bollywood. He started his journey in Bollywood with the movie Salaam Bombay. He won accolades for his role in Haasil, Maqbool, Life in a Metro, Namesake, Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire.


Madhavan is the most charming actor in Bollywood. If you have a sharp memory, then you must remember the T.V. series ‘Sea Hawks’ aired on DD Metro in the 90’s. Yes, Folks!! He played a captain in that series. R. Madhavan started his career on T.V. with Zee T.V. series Banegi Apni Baat, Ghar Jamai, and Saaya. After Tamil and Kannada films he acted in Bollywood movie Rehna Hai Tere Dil Me. With the huge success of RHTDM, he became a heartthrob of the female audience.

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana tasted success with his movie Vicky Donor, but he started his journey with the reality show Popstars on Channel V in the year 2002. He won the second season of Roadies and soon became a sensation. Later, Ayushmann worked as a VJ on MTV. He anchored several shows on small screen and finally got Vicky Donor. The film was a huge hit, and he became a star overnight.

Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput is a promising actor of Bollywood. He has worked in some super hit films such as Kai Po Che, Shuddh Desi Romance, and PK. He started his career as Manav, a chawl dweller in the Zee TV series Pavitra Rishta. He was hugely popular as Manav on T.V., but he quit the show to chase his dream in Bollywood. He was offered more money for the same role, but he never turned back. After a long period of struggle, he finally got a role in Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Kai Po Che’. The film was a hit and so was Sushant Singh Rajput.

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