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Indian Actors in Hollywood who have taking Hollywood by Storm

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Indian Actors in Hollywood who have taking Hollywood by Storm.

Indian Actors in Hollywood: Hollywood and Bollywood film industries have always crossed paths. First Bollywood started to remake some Hollywood cult movies.

Then, there came a time when the actors from one industry started acted in the other. Gulshan Grover was one of the first actors to cross over and do films in Hollywood. And now many actors have been part of big Hollywood projects.

You’ve seen some of them gracing the silver screens. Now they’re cooking up a storm in the West. And some of them even began their careers with a Hollywood stint.

Here in this article, we give you successful ‘Indian imports’ who have done India proud on the international stage. We shall begin by giving you a clue of what Hollywood is about.

Indian Actors in Hollywood who have taken Hollywood by Storm


Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. And its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the U.S. film industry and the people associated with it.

Also, many of its studios such as Paramount PicturesWarner Bros., and Universal Pictures were founded there and Paramount still has its studios there.

Hollywood was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. And it was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910. However, soon thereafter a prominent film industry emerged, eventually becoming the most recognizable in the world

Top and Outstanding Indian Actors in Hollywood

Below are some top and outstanding Indian actors in Hollywood:

  • Freida Pinto

Probably he is one of the biggest Indian to feature in an America’ story yet. Also, Pinto’s major breakthrough came with Danny Boyle’s multi-award winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Since then she has appeared in a number of British and American film productions.

Also, she has played many supporting roles. Post Slumdog Millionaire, her most noteworthy performances include those in science fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna, and biographical drama Desert Dancer.

The above earned her much praise. Also, she is a humanitarian. And she is very vocal in her support for women empowerment and equal rights for women. However, prior to her Hollywood entry, Pinto was a model and an anchor. And she was even auditioned for the role of the Bond girl in Quantum of Solace.

  • Priyanka Chopra

Our list would be incomplete without mentioning Bollywood’s own ‘Piggy Chops’. Following her spectacular triumph at the Miss World pageant in 2000, Priyanka received numerous film offers.

Thus, today she has a career spanning nearly 20 years. Also, she received a National Film Award for her role as a troubled model in Fashion, and a Padmashree Award among many others. Additionally, she is noted for her work with UNICEF since 2006.

Also, she was appointed national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights. Her foray into Hollywood happened in 2015 when she took on the role of Alex Parrish in ABC thriller series Quantico.

She also became the first South Asian to have a leading role in an American Television Series. Also, she just wrapped up shooting Todd Strauss-Schulson’s romantic comedy Isn’t It Romantic, co-starring Liam Hemsworth, Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine.

  • Kunal Nayyar

Nayyar was born to a Punjabi family in London and raised in New Delhi. In 1999, he moved to Portland, USA. And this was to pursue his further studies in Business Administration.

While studying for his degree, he took up various acting classes and participated in various plays and theatre festivals. And this is when he decided to become an actor. He first came into Hollywood spotlight for his role as Rajiv Joseph in a play titled Huck & Holden.

However, his big break came when he was cast as astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrapali in popular CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Also, he gave voice to ‘Gupta’ in Ice Age: Continental Drift. Forbes places him in the 3rd spot on their list of the World’s Highest Paid TV Actors. And this is with an estimated $20 million fortune in 2015.

  • Deepika Padukone

She’s only just making her Hollywood debut. But Deepika is one of the biggest Indian actresses to foray into Hollywood. Also, her career in Bollywood is still at its peak.

Records have it that she is the queen of Bollywood at the moment. And this is in terms of popularity, box office success and pay.

She is starring opposite Vin Diesel in action flick XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, set to be released early next year.

  • Irrfan Khan

This actor from Jaipur is a favorite at home and abroad. With almost just as many appearances in Bollywood and Hollywood releases, the actor has set many benchmarks.

Also, his latest Hollywood release includes Inferno. And this is based on The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown’s latest bestseller.

It was directed by Academy Award winning director Ron Howard. Other recent Hollywood movies include Life of Pi and The Amazing Spider-Man.

  • Aishwarya Rai

This former Miss World is one of the most recognizable Indian figures around the world today. Aishwarya Rai has acted in a decent number of Hollywood films, including Bride & Prejudice, The Mistress of Spices, The Pink Panther 2 and The Last Legion.

  • Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor is a household name in the Indian subcontinent. But his involvement in Hollywood has made him a familiar face globally.

From the popular TV show 24 to Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Kapoor is rarely shy to try his hand in cinematic ventures abroad.

The above are some of the top Indian Actors in Hollywood.

CSN Team.

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