The 10 Best Actors from India in Hollywood Movies and TV

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We are going to show you the list of legendary Indian actors who made waves in the Hollywood film industry.

For this list, we are selecting only top-level actors, ignoring the current modern generation of actors, who have also made significant contributions to Hollywood.

And for the modern generation of actors, we will create another video.

Amitabh Bachchan.

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Amitabh Bachchan, also known as Inquilaab Srivastava, Bachchan, the Angry Young Man, Shahenshah of Bollywood, Star of the Millennium, Big B, Munna, and AB Sr.,  is a well-known actor, producer, and singer from India.

Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the biggest movie stars in the world. The two worked together in 2013’s The Great Gatsby, in which Amitabh made his Hollywood debut as the Jewish gangster Meyer Wolfsheim.

Shabana Azmi.

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Shabana Azmi is her full birth name. Shabana Kaifi Azmi is an Indian actress who worked in Hindi films, television, and theatre. She is considered one of the finest actresses in India.

She has been part of Hollywood projects such as Midnight’s Children and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, alongside Riz Ahmed.

Irrfan Khan.

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Irrfan Khan was born Sahabzade Khan.Irfan Ali Khan, also known simply as Irrfan, is an Indian actor and producer who has worked in Hindi cinema as well as British and American films. He is one of the finest actors in Indian cinema.

Irrfan Khan appeared in movies like A Mighty Heart, alongside Angelina Jolie; Inferno, with Tom Hanks; and, of course, as the adult Pi in Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning Life of Pi. He portrayed Dr. Ratha in The Amazing Spider-Man, and in Jurassic World, Irrfan Khan played the role of Simon Masrani, the owner of dinosaur theme park Jurassic World, in the film.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, also known as Aishwarya Rai, Ash, or Gullu, is an Indian model and actress who won the Miss World pageant in 1994.Primarily known for her work in Hindi films, she has established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India through her successful acting career.

The actress went on to play some eminent roles in movies like Bride and Prejudice (2004), Mistress of Spices (2005), Provoked (2006), The Last Legion (2007), and The Pink Panther 2 (2009).

Dimple Kapadia.

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Dimple Kapadia, also known as Dimple, is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Hindi films.

At age 63, after many ups and downs in her striking film career, Dimple Kapadia has done her first Hollywood film in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

Naseeruddin Shah.

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Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian film and stage actor and director in the Hindi language film industry. He has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards, and an award at the Venice Film Festival.

Naseeruddin Shah has been part of some fine Hollywood projects. His filmography in Hollywood includes some exceptional movies like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Great Gatsby.

Om Puri.

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Om Puri, also known as Om Prakash Puri, is an Indian actor who has appeared in mainstream Hindi films.

This actor appeared in a number of Hollywood movies, from the Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts-starring movie, Charlie Wilson’s War, to The Hundred-Foot Journey, where he starred alongside Dame Helen Mirren, and the comedy-drama, East Is East.

Anupam Kher.

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Anupam Kher is an actor, producer, and director from India. He has appeared in over 500 films, predominantly in Hindi, and many plays.

Kher Known for his versatile acting, Anupam Kher has picked roles across genres. He played Dr. Cliff Patel in the romantic comedy movie Silver Linings Playbook and was also seen in the role of an Indian father in the film Bend it Like Beckham.

Amrish Puri.

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Amrish Puri was an Indian actor who was an important figure in Indian theatre and cinema. He is remembered for playing iconic villainous roles in Hindi cinema as well as in other Indian and international film industries.

He played Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones. Mola Ram was the Thug’s high priest, the cult’s leader, and the main antagonist in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Priyanka Chopra.

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Priyanka Chopra, also known as Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Piggy Chops, Sunshine, Mimi, and PC, is an Indian actress, singer, and model who won the Miss World 2000 pageant.

Chopra got her big break in Hollywood television with the lead role in the cop drama Quantico. She has appeared in movies like Baywatch, alongside Dwayne Johnson and Zac Effron; A Kid Like Jake, with Claire Danes and Jim Parsons; and has most recently been seen in the Netflix original movie, The White Tiger, which has bagged an Oscar nomination. Chopra will next be seen in the much-anticipated sequel to the phenomenally successful Matrix series.

Priyanka Chopra, in an interview with Variety, was asked if people will see her frozen in the air and kicking someone in the face in The Matrix 4. She replied, “no.” The actor said that she cannot say much but stated that her role is something that audiences do not expect.

 

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