Indian actors in Hollywood
Indian actors in Hollywood
Indians have made a name for themselves in almost every industry all over the world from huge tech companies like Google to Hollywood movies and whatnot. For today’s list we’ll take a look at some of the most famous Indian actors in Hollywood, Indian actresses in Hollywood and all other Indians in Hollywood.
Here’s a list of Indians in Hollywood
1) Kal Penn
Kal Penn originally known as Kalpen Suresh Modi is an Indian actor in Hollywood, Kal is also a comedian and a former civil servant. He is widely famous for his role of Kumar in Harold and Kumar movies where he plays the role of an Indian American stoner. He has appeared in a number of other Hollywood movies and is considered the funny Indian actor.
Freida Pinto is an Indian American actress born and raised in India, she got her big break in Hollywood in 2008 with her role in the Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire which got her recognition and a lot of praise. Her other work includes roles in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Miral and Rise of the Planet of the Apes among others.
3) Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling is an Indian American actress, comedian, writer and producer famous for her roles in The Office, The Mindy Project, which she also wrote and produced herself among many others. Mindy Kaling will also be a part of the upcoming Thriller/Crime film Ocean’s 8 which will be released in June 2018.
4) Noureen DeWulf
Noureen DeWulf originally Noureen Ahmed, born in New York is an actress working in Hollywood, she belongs to a Gujrati family and her parents are from Pune, India. She is famous for her role in TV Series Anger Management, her other work includes roles in movies The back-up plan, Ghosts of girlfriends past, Ocean’s thirteen and many others.
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5) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari is among the most famous Indian actors in Hollywood, Aziz is a non-practicing Muslim and belongs to a Muslim Indian family. He is working in Hollywood as an actor and a comedian, Parks and Recreation and Master of none are his most famous roles.
6) Irfan Khan
Irfan Khan the Bollywood star is one of the finest actor that Bollywood has to offer, after proving his name in India, in 2007 Irfan Khan stepped into Hollywood with a role in the movie A Mighty Heart where he acted alongside big Hollywood names such as Angelina Jolie and Dan Futterman. He also played roles in Life of Pi, Inferno, Jurassic World and The Amazing Spider-Man.
7) Ashok Amritraj
Ashok Amritraj is arguably the most famous Indian in Hollywood, he has been working in Hollywood since 1985 as a film producer and has produced dozens of films, Ashok Amritraj is the CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment. Indians call him Chennai’s pride in Hollywood.
Anil Kapoor has appeared in over a hundred Bollywood films and at one point he was among the most famous actors in Bollywood. Anil Kapoor made his Hollywood debut with the Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire he also played the role of rich Indian playboy in Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol and the role of president Omar Hassan in TV Series 24.
9) Aasif Mandvi
Aasif Mandvi is an Indian actor in Hollywood, he made his movie debut in a Bollywood movie Rama O Rama in 1988 and made his first Hollywood appearance in 1990 in No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers. Aasif has appeared in dozens of movies, his famous roles are in The Internship and Million Dollar Arm.
10) Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra the sensational Bollywood diva made her Hollywood appearance in the 2016 movie The Jungle book with big names like Scarlett Johansson and Ben Kingsley but her most famous Hollywood role was for the 2017 flick Baywatch where she appeared alongside Zac Efron and Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Priyanka Chopra has many more Hollywood projects lined up for the future.
11) Deepika Padukone
The Bollywood Queen, Deepika made her Hollywood debut in 2017 with the Hollywood film xXx: Return of Xander Cage, the movie features Deepika Padukone alongside Vin Diesel. She also has upcoming Hollywood films to be released in the future.
12) Roshan Seth
Roshan Seth is an Indian actor in Hollywood, he first appeared in a Hollywood film in the 70’s, he has also appeared in many Bollywood movies like Ek Tha Tiger. His most phenomenal performance was for the 1982 film Gandhi in which he played the role of Nehru, he was also nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for best supporting role.
13) Naveen Andrews
Naveen Andrews is a British actor belonging to an Indian family from Kerala, at the age of 16 he auditioned for a drama school in London and got accepted at which time he had the likes of Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis as his classmates. Naveen got his first role in the 1991 film, London Kills Me. He is mostly famous for his roles in The English Patient(1996) and the tv series Lost for which he was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy.
Naveen is not very well known in India but Indians know him for his role in Provoked(2006) in which he plays the role of the abusive husband of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
14) Manoj Shyamalan
Manoj Shyamalan, perhaps one of the most famous Indian in Hollywood working as a director, screen writer and producer known for making movies with a supernatural or sci-fi aspect and is very well loved for that too, his famous work includes mega hits like The Sixth Sense (1999), Split (2016), Signs (2002), The Village (2004) and so many more, he was nominated for 2 Oscars and 1 Golden Globe for his movie The Sixth Sense . Manoj began his career with Praying with Anger (1992) a movie based on his own life and his experiences of visiting India as an American Indian but his love for film-making began on his 8th birthday when he was first given a camera as a gift.
15) Deepa Mehta
Deepa Mehta is an Indian in Hollywood working as a director and a screenwriter known for taking on the subject of cultural taboos that exists in India, her most famous work includes the Element trilogy Fire, Earth and Water. Water was nominated for an Oscar under the category of best foreign language film of the year and won several other awards worldwide.
16) Dev Patel
Dev Patel is one of the most known Indian face that works in Hollywood, though his first role was in a tv series called Skins, he made his movie debut in 2008 with the extremely successful one of a kind movie Slumdog Millionaire featuring Dev Patel along with other famous Bollywood actors such as Anil Kapoor and Irfan Khan, his other famous movies include The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) and Lion (2016) for which he got an Oscar nomination as well.
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