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Yash, Sushant Singh Rajput, Shah Rukh Khan: TV actors who turned into biggest film stars

Some very popular actors like Yash, Shah Rukh Khan, R Madhavan, Vidya Balan and Nayanthara began their respective careers in TV before stepping into the film business. They scripted history and their success stories are an inspiration to many.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk [ Published on: April 09, 2022 22:52 IST ]
  • Many actors ditched the TV industry and dared to dream big. Yash, Sushant Singh Rajput and Shah Rukh Khan are some of the most popular celebrities who started their career on TV but later moved into films where they scripted history
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    Many actors ditched the TV industry and dared to dream big. Yash, Sushant Singh Rajput and Shah Rukh Khan are some of the most popular celebrities who started their career on TV but later moved into films where they scripted history

  • Naveen Kumar aka Yash is now the 'Rocking Star', India's favourite actor. He started his career in Kannada soap Nanda Gokula and became a popular name
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    Naveen Kumar aka Yash is now the 'Rocking Star', India's favourite actor. He started his career in Kannada soap Nanda Gokula and became a popular name

  • Before conquering Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan starred in the popular TV show Fauji in 1989. It aired on DD National. He played the role of Lt Abhimanyu Rai and even now, Fauji is revisited by SRK's fans
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    Before conquering Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan starred in the popular TV show Fauji in 1989. It aired on DD National. He played the role of Lt Abhimanyu Rai and even now, Fauji is revisited by SRK's fans

  • Vidya Balan is a National Award-winning actress and Padma Shri title holder. Before entering Bollywood with Parineeta in 2005, Vidya starred in the popular family show on TV Hum Paanch
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    Vidya Balan is a National Award-winning actress and Padma Shri title holder. Before entering Bollywood with Parineeta in 2005, Vidya starred in the popular family show on TV Hum Paanch

  • Late Sushant Singh Rajput did Pavitra Rishta on TV in 2009 and fans' memories of the character are still intact. He made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with Kai Po Che and never looked back
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    Late Sushant Singh Rajput did Pavitra Rishta on TV in 2009 and fans' memories of the character are still intact. He made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with Kai Po Che and never looked back

  • R Madhavan, or as fans call him Maddy, began his career with serials like Sea Hawks, Banegi Apni Baat, and Ghar Jamai. Now, he is a bonafide film star both in Tamil industry and Bollywood
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    R Madhavan, or as fans call him Maddy, began his career with serials like Sea Hawks, Banegi Apni Baat, and Ghar Jamai. Now, he is a bonafide film star both in Tamil industry and Bollywood

  • 'Lady Superstar' Nayanthara began her career in TV as the host of fashion and lifestyle show Chamayam. Later, she would go on to work in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu film industries and rule over fans' hearts 
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    'Lady Superstar' Nayanthara began her career in TV as the host of fashion and lifestyle show Chamayam. Later, she would go on to work in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu film industries and rule over fans' hearts