7 Actors Who Started Their Career From TV

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Shah Rukh Khan

Khan started in 1988 with roles in television serials Fauji and Dil Dariya. He transitioned to films with Deewana in 1992, and has stuck to them for the last thirty-two years.

Vidya Balan

Balan debuted in TV in 1995 with a role in the show Hum Paanch. Her film debut came in 2003 with Bhalo Thako before making her Hindi bow with Parineeta in 2005. She has since come to enjoy a formidable reputation.

Ram Kapoor

Kapoor made his television debut with Nyaay in 1999 and in 2001, he made his film debut with Monsoon Wedding. He has since acted across both formats, acquitting himself in shows like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and films like Udaan.

Yami Gautam Dhar

Dhar started in television in 2008 with Chaand Ke Paar Chalo. The following year, she debuted in Kannada cinema with Ullasa Utsaha. She then acted in Telugu and Punjabi films before making her Hindi debut with Vicky Donor in 2012.

Ayushmann Khurrana

Khurrana started out as a reality TV contestant, winning the second season of MTV's Roadies and then became an anchor for MTV. In 2012, he debuted in films with Vicky Donor, and has gone on to star in films like Bareilly Ki Barfi, Andhadhun, and An Action Hero.

Sushant Singh Rajput

Rajput debuted in TV in 2008 with Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil, before gaining widespread popularity with Pavitra Rishta. He made his film debut with Kai Po Che in 2013 and quickly became a popular star.

Mrunal Thakur

Thakur started out in TV in 2012 with a role in Mujhse Kuchh Kehti...Yeh Khamoshiyaan, and then ventured into Marathi films in 2014. Her Hindi film debut came with Love Sonia in 2018, and she has been a consistent performer in the space since.

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