10 Actors Who Made India Proud in Hollywood

There is no doubt on the talent and popularity of Bollywood actors. Some actors have gained global recognition and taken this to a whole new level with remarkable performance in Hollywood. Though there are both good and bad experiences, some Indian actors have utilized their global presence wisely by bagging great roles in the West. With latest being Priyanka Chopra, who is shooting for ‘Quantico‘, there are many Bollywood stars who made India proud with their spectacular performances in Hollywood films.

Om Puri

He is a highly reputed and well-known name in the international entertainment industry. Not just one or two, he has worked in multiple international projects including television serials as well as movies. He played an important role in an English TV series ‘The Jewel in the Crown‘ in 1984. Besides this, he has also worked in several movies including ‘City of Joy‘, ‘Wolf‘, ‘Such a Long Journey‘, ‘The Parole Officer‘ and ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey‘, to name a few.

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Gulshan Grover

The ‘bad’ man of Bollywood has played various memorable roles in Hollywood movies. Some of his major projects include ‘The Second Jungle Book‘, ‘Cape Karma‘, ‘Honour Killing‘ and ‘Prisoners of The Sun.’ Not just Hollywood, he has also proved his mettle in Italian movies. He has acted in films like ‘Les Mysteres de Sadjurah‘, ‘My Bollywood Bride‘ and ‘Blind Ambition.’

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Anupam Kher

The veteran actor who is gaining huge popularity for all good and bad reasons is known for his spectacular performances in movies. Not just in India, he has gained equal fame and fan base in the West. He made a strong presence in the West with significant roles in some great international projects like ‘Bend It Like Beckham‘, ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ and ‘Lust, Caution.’ He feels proud and extremely happy for sharing screen space with a legend like Robert De Niro, which is clearly visible from his expressions. He has himself expressed his happiness a couple times.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an equally popular name in India as well as in the West. Not just her beauty, but she has also stunned and impresses people in the West with her extraordinary performance in the movies like ‘The Pink Panther 2‘, ‘Bride and Prejudice‘, ‘Provoked‘ and ‘Mistress of Spices.’


Nimrat Kaur

Remembered for her great performance in the movie ‘The Lunchbox‘, Nimrat Kaur is one of the luckiest actresses in Bollywood. She got opportunity to represent her two films ‘Peddlers‘ and ‘The Lunchbox’ at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which helped her grab a big deal in the West. She is now playing an ISI agent in an international television series ‘Homeland‘.


Irrfan Khan

The real king of acting, who is also popular for his versatile roles has made us proud in Hollywood with his striking performances in some great international ventures. Some of his major international projects include ‘Life of Pi‘, ‘New York, I Love You‘, ‘The Namesake‘, ‘The Amazing Spiderman‘ and ‘A Mighty Heart‘.


Priyanka Chopra

Not just playing a role in any international project, this lady has given us numerous reason to feel proud. From meeting the President of the US to working in international television series and presenting at the Oscars, she is sure a bundle of talent and luck. She has once again surprised her fans by being a part of pop artist Enrique Iglesias’s new single. In this, she will be sharing space with icons like Jennifer Lopez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Akon.


Amrish Puri

Late Bollywood actor and villain Amrish Puri who is best known for as ‘Mogambo‘ is one of the first actors to take Bollywood to the Hollywood. He had played memorable roles in movies like ‘Indiana Jones‘, ‘The Temple of Doomthat‘ and ‘Gandhi‘. The film Gandhi won 8 Oscars.

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Anil Kapoor

Veteran actor who is popular for his ever green look and hairy body has made the country proud with his amazing performance the Oscar winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire‘. After this, the actor also did a cameo in Tom Cruise starrer movie ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol‘.

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Deepika Padukone

The latest name in the list is Deepika Padukone, who is presently shooting for his upcoming Hollywood movie ‘XXX: The Return of Xander Cage’. She has bagged a debu role against Vin Diesel. The shooting for the movie has started and Deepika is looking too hot in the pictures she has shared with her fans.