Indian Actors Who Became Unforgettable Due To Their Hollywood Roles

Indian actors have charmed Western imaginations with noteworthy Hollywood starring roles in recent years. A few of these appearances were as supporting characters, while others were as main characters. Whichever role they play, these actors always leave an impression.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is the only Indian female actress on this list who got into Hollywood. Priyanka has a penchant for the unique roles that she played in Bollywood.

She appeared in movies like What’s Your Raashee?, in which she plays 12 distinct characters, each representing a different astrological sign. She portrayed Alex Parrish in the Quantico TV series. Her acting there gained critical praise, opening the way for many film appearances in Hollywood.

Chopra is now attached to several big Hollywood projects, including the Citadel series and “Cowboy Ninja Viking,” continuing to prove her acting prowess on a global platform. Her estimated net worth stands at around $70 million, making her one of the wealthiest actresses in India.

Indian Actors Who Became Unforgettable Due To Their Hollywood Roles
Indian Actors Who Became Unforgettable Due To Their Hollywood Roles

Irrfan Khan

Although he died 2 years ago at the age of 53, he left behind a massive amount of movies, with some famous Hollywood productions. His career route seemed to be rather successful since his first big role in The Warrior. One of his most famous movies is Slumdog Millionaire. Interestingly, the main premise of this movie involves the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, which is immensely popular in real life to the point that it even inspired online casinos to include a megaways slot in it’s portfolio along with many other popular games such as Paltincasino Live blackjack or live roulette. Irrfan Khan’s contribution to the entertainment industry will always be remembered, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher is a highly acclaimed Indian actor who has worked in over 532 Hindi films and numerous plays, making him one of the most versatile actors in India. He made his Bollywood debut in 1984 with Mahesh Bhatt’s drama “Saaransh,” where he portrayed a 65-year-old retired middle-class teacher who loses his son, earning critical acclaim for his performance.

Apart from his successful career in Bollywood, Kher has also acted in various international films such as “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Lust,” and “Bend It Like Beckham,” showcasing his versatility as an actor on a global platform. In 2022, he starred in “The Kashmir Files,” alongside Mithun Chakraborty, which was a box office hit and based on the 1990 Kashmiri Pandit tragedy.

Kher’s talent and dedication have earned him several accolades throughout his career, including the National Film Award and the Padma Shri award. Additionally, his estimated net worth stands at around $70 million, making him one of the wealthiest actors in the Indian film industry. His contributions to Indian cinema and his versatility as an actor have made him an iconic figure in the industry, inspiring countless aspiring actors to follow in his footsteps.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is a legendary Indian actor who has been ruling the Bollywood film industry for five decades. Popularly known as “Big B,” Bachchan is not only famous in India but also internationally. He even played a small but memorable role as Meyer Wolfsheim in the Hollywood movie “The Great Gatsby”, where he portrayed the character’s mystery and evil with great finesse, earning high praise from co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, who called him “astoundingly gifted” as an actor.

In addition to his international success, Bachchan has also starred in numerous Bollywood movies such as “Goodbye”, “Badla”, and “Pink”, among others, where he has showcased his versatility and acting prowess. 

Aside from his successful acting career, Bachchan has also been a successful businessman, with an estimated net worth of around $410 million. His talent, hard work, and dedication have made him one of the most respected and admired personalities in the entertainment industry, not just in India but around the world.


The Indian film industry, in particular, has emerged as a significant source of global blockbusters. This just suggests that there will be more collaborations between Hollywood and Indian talent in the future. In truth, this practice of exchanging acting abilities has been around for a long time.


Marie Foster
Marie Foster
Marie Foster covers Business News at OSN.

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