Priyanka Chopra, Nimrat Kaur, Aishwarya Rai, Irrfan Khan: Indian actors who have worked in Hollywood

Priyanka Chopra, Nimrat Kaur, Aishwarya Rai, Irrfan Khan: Indian actors who have worked in Hollywood

Apart from excelling on the big screen in Bollywood, a number of Indian celebrities have graced the International screen as well, appearing in Hollywood films.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra

Apart from excelling on the big screen in Bollywood, a number of Indian celebrities have graced the International screen as well, appearing in Hollywood films.

Priyanka Chopra

And the recent addition to this long list is former Miss World, actress and singer Priyanka Chopra.

The actress has signed a one-year contract with the US based studio ‘ABC Network’ and has shifted base to US for the next six months to fulfil her commitments. Priyanka will make her American debut soon and will be seen playing the pivotal role of Alex – an FBI agent – in the drama ‘Quantico’. Besides this she has lent her voice to the character of Ishani in Disney’s 'Planes'.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: If being one of the most beautiful women with a very successful career in Bollywood was not enough, Aishwarya has been part of hit Hollywood films, ‘The Pink Panther 2’ and ‘The Last Legion’.

Nimrat Kaur

Nimrat Kaur: After winning hearts with her performance in the award winning Indian film, ‘The Lunchbox’, Nimrat Kaur has gone international with Showtime’s TV series, ‘Homeland’ where she played the role of a Tasneem Qureshi, an ISI Agent.

Poorna Jagannthan

Poorna Jagannathan: Having made her first appearance in Indian cinema with ‘Delhi Belly’, Poorna has been part of international television shows like ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Royal Pains’. She is currently in season three of ‘House of Cards’, where she plays a doctor.

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat: Though her Bollywood career may be in the dumps, Mallika has made a name for herself in Hollywood with films like ‘The Myth’ along with Jackie Chan, ‘Politics of Love’ and Jennifer Lynch’s ‘Hisss’.

Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah: This great acting talent has awed the world with his incredible performances in films such as Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’, ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ alongside actors like Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Tony Curan and Shane West among others. Shah also appeared in Pakistani film ‘Khuda Kay Liye’ and Danny Leiner’s ‘The Great New Wonderful’.

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto: The actress rose to fame with Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire, making her an absolute star in Hollywood. After this, she went on to appear in productions such as ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, ‘Immortals’ and ‘Trishna’. She will be soon seen in 'Desert Dancer.'

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan: Apart from creating magic on the Bollywood screen, Irrfan Khan has made a niche for himself globally with films like ‘The Namesake’, ‘Life of Pi’, ‘A Mighty Heart, ‘I Love You’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘The Amazing Spiderman’. The actor will be next seen in 'The Jurassic Park' movie.

Suraj Sharma: He first made his debut with Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’, where he played the title character. Since then, he also acted in ‘Million Dollar Arm’ and essayed the nephew of a terrorist in ‘Homeland’ season 4.

Sakina Jaffrey

Sakina Jaffery: The American actress made her debut with ‘The Perfect Murder’ and acted alongside her father Saeed Jaffrey in ‘Masala’. Her other films include ‘Raising Helen’, ‘The Ode’ The Guru’ and ‘The Nanny Diaries’ among others. She stars as Linda Vasquez in ‘House of Cards’.

Om Puri

Om Puri: Known as one of the finest actors in Bollywood, Om Puri has acted in Hollywood films like ‘City of Joy’, ‘East if East’, ‘My Son the Fanatic, ‘Wolf’ and ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’. And he was recently seen opposite Helen Mirren in 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'.

Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri: While Bollywood remembers him as Mogambo for his performance in ‘Mr. India’, late Amrish Puri is noted for his role of Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Indiana Jones and the temple of Doom’.

Dev Patel

Dev Patel: After Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ put him on the map, British actor Dev Patel appeared in films like The Last Airbender’. ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ ‘About Cherry’ and ‘Chappie’. He also played the role of a journalist, Neal Sampat in ‘The Newsroom’.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan: Not only is Big B a megastar in Bollywood, but his brief blink-and-miss moment in ‘The Great Gatsby’ was everything.

Sendhil Ramamurthy

Sendhil Ramamurthy: This American actor is best known for his role of a geneticist in sci-fi drama ‘Heroes’. He also appeared in ‘It’s a Wonderful Afterlife’. He has acted in several other series including ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Psych’ and The Office’.

Persis Khambata

Persis Khambata: Late model and actress Persis Khambata is well remembered for her role of Lieutenant Ilia in ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’. She also appeared in films like ‘Nighthawks’, ‘Megaforce’, ‘Warrior of the Lost World’ and ‘Phoenix of the Warrior’.

Naveen Andrews

Naveen Andrews: British Indian actor Naveen Andrews rose to fame with television series, ‘Lost’. After which, he appeared in ‘Law & Order’, ‘Sinbad’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’. When it comes to cinema, notable works include ‘Mighty Joe Young’, ‘Bride & Prejudice’, ‘Provoked: A True Story’. He also played the lead role in 'Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love.'

Kal Penn

Kal Penn: He first made his debut with ‘Express: Aisle to Glory’ Since then, he has acted in a number of comedy films, ‘American Desi’, ‘Dude Where’s the Party?’ and ‘The Harold & Kumar series. ‘Namesake’ is another film of the actors.

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar: This actor is best known as Dr. Raj Koothrappali from sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’. In terms of Hollywood films, the actor lent his voice to ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ and appeared in films like ‘The Scribbler’ and ‘Dr. Cabbie’