Bollywood holds a special place in anyone who dreams of acting. And no matter how popular you are on small screen, you want to make it big in the bigger arena. And that is exactly what some of these popular TV actors did. Some of them forayed into Bollywood quitting their successful TV careers while some of them did it to try their luck out. But not everyone makes it in the industry.
1- Rajeev Khandelwal
He made his debut with Kahiin To Hoga and became an instant success. He did a few other shows and was also the main lead in Left Right Left . But he left that serial and was replaced by Gaurav Chopra because he wanted to venture into Bollywood. His first movie,Aamir, came out in 2008 and although his acting was applauded, the movie was a box office fail. He did numerous films after that but none were successful.
2- Aamna Sharif
She debuted opposite Rajeev Khandelwal inKahiin To Hoga and instantly rose to fame. The show was a huge success and so was Aamna. But then she left TV to star in Bollywood and even though she delivered 2 films in one year, both opposite Aftab Shivadasani, none of them worked and Aamna’s Bollwyood career never took flight.
3- Karan Singh Grover
Karan Singh Grover debuted with Balaji Telefilms’ Kitnii Mast Hai Zindagi but rose to fame with their Kasautii Zindagii Kay . He became the most popular face on TV with his role of Dr. Armaan Malik in Dill Mill Gayye . But then he went on to work in Bollywood and tried his luck there. He has done 4 films so far but he hasn’t had much luck yet.
4- Hansika Motwani
She was everyone’s lovable girl from Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She also played one of Hrithik’s friends in Koi Mil Gaya . But then, at the age of 16, she starred opposite Himesh Reshamiyya in Tera Surroor and her career just sank from there. Nowadays, she is working down south and has established her career in South film industry.
5- Rannvijay Singh
Rannvijay was the first ever Roadie of India. He then went to become a MTV VJ and Roadies ‘ host. He was the role model for all Roadie aspirants and a favorite among all women too. But then his first ever Bollwyood movie, Toss: A Flip With Destiny came out and it did not work very well. He has played side characters in a number of movies since then but none worked out for him. Now he is back to TV as a Roadies judge.
6- Prachi Desai
Prachi Desai was adored in her television career as Bani in Kasamh Se , but she soon left it for films. Though the actress has done a few films in Bollywood, like Rock On, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai but she couldn’t make a mark in the industry.
7- Manish Paul
Manish Paul is our favorite host on Indian TV. He has hosted many reality shows and few award shows as well. He debuted in Bollywood with his film Micky Virus but the movie tanked. He was recently seen in Tere Bin Laden 2 and now is back to TV.