Indian Actors Who Worked in Hollywood Films

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Shashi Kapoor

The quieter Kapoor championed the cause of Indians in foreign cinema, appearing in significant roles in a dozen English films, the notable ones being Shakespeare-Wallah, The Householder, Jinnah, and Heat and Dust.

Amrish Puri

Puri remains the single most-memorable part of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, in which he plays the villainous demon-worshipping priest who takes on Harrison Ford. It is a performance unlike any other.

Om Puri

Puri was as dependable a presence abroad as in India, earning accolades like a BAFTA nomination for his work in East is East, rubbing shoulders with Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer in The Ghost and The Darkness, and with Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War.


With films like The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider Man, Jurassic World, and Inferno, among others, Irrfan made sure to stand out among India's exports to Hollywood.


Tabu left a lasting impact through Mira Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel The Namesake, and subsequently had a brief cameo in Ang Lee's Life of Pi.

Priyanka Chopra

Chopra Jonas started her career in the West with a television show but quickly scored projects like Baywatch, The White Tiger, and The Matrix Resurrections.

Ali Fazal

Fazal has starred in films like Death on the Nile and Kandahar, leaving an impression on viewers and makers in Hollywood alike.

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