The two different entertainment industries are now merging as the Bollywood actors are getting prominent roles in Hollywood flicks and getting immense popularity throughout the world.
Bollywood actors have been part of some brilliant movies in Hollywood. For instance, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Deepika Padukone are very popular for their Hollywood movies.
However, there are many actors in Bollywood whose work in Hollywood films went unnoticed. Here we have created a list of Indian actors whose work in Hollywood films are forgotten.
Check out the list of 10 Indian actors who have acted in Hollywood films.
Disclaimer – Many actors worked in Hollywood movies. However, this list is to celebrate the lesser-known actors who did a role or cameo appearance in Hollywood movies.
1. Nargis Fakhri in Spy
Nargis made her debut in Bollywood with Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar. Even though there was nothing much to do for the actress, she managed to get a fair share of appreciation for her character of Heer Kaul.
Little you know that she also did a brief role in Spy, an action-comedy movie, directed by Melissa McCarthy. Though her role was short she gave a power-packed performance.
2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Lion
Nowadays Nawazuddin is considered one of the finest actors working in Bollywood. His acting talent has also been celebrated in Hollywood.
He acted in a Biographical movie titled Lion, starring Sunny Pawar, Dev Patal, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara in key roles.
3. Lisa Ray in I Can’t Think Straight, Water, and Kill Kill Faster Faster
Though Lisa’s ray’s Bollywood films were flops, it was large because of bad movie scripts. Nevertheless, she did shine in Hollywood films with her acting skills and screen presence.
Her acting in movies like I can’t Think Straight, Water, and Kill Kill Faster Faster was appreciated by critics as well as fans.
4. Kabir Bedi in The Black Corsair, Octopussy, and Beyond Justice
Kabir Bedi has also made his name in international films owing to his diverse acting skills. His diverse film list includes movies like The Black Corsair, Beyond Justice, and Octopussy.
For the record, he has been part of popular TV shows Dynasty and Sandokan.
5. Saeed Jaffre in The man who would be King and A passage to India
Saeed Jaffre was one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. Hollywood recognized his talent and gave him a break in Hollywood films. He acted in Hollywood films like, A passage to India, The man who would be King, and many more.
He passed away in 2015. It can be said that Saeed Jaffre made India proud by looking at his fantastic works in these movies.
6. Roshan Seth in Gandhi
Gandhi has become a cult classic in the world cinema. One of the best things about the movie was how realistic and convincing all the characters in the movie were.
Roshan Seth played the role of Jawaharlal Nehru. His acting in the film was very commanding and spectacularly convincing.
7. Amitabh Bachchan in The Great Gatsby
Amitabh Bachchan is considered by many as the Shahenshah of Bollywood. He did not get many chances to show off his acting skills in Hollywood.
However, he did appear in a legendary Hollywood movie alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. The film was The Great Gatsby which was based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald by the same name.
8. Danny Denzongpa in Seven Years In Tibet
Danny Denzongpa is an Indian movie actor, film director, and singer. He has mainly worked in Bollywood films, though he continued to appear in several Tamil, Nepali, Telugu, and Bengali films.
For the record, he has acted in about 190 Bollywood films since 1971. Little do you know that he shared the screen space with Brad Pitt in the Hollywood flick 7 years in Tibet.
9. Persis Khambatta in Star Trek, Nighthawks, Megaforce, and Phoenix The Warrior
Persis Khambatta was a Mumbai based model who became an actress. She went bald for a very successful sci-fi film called Star Trek.
She also appeared in several other Hollywood films such as Megaforce, Nighthawks, Phoenix The Warrior, and many others.
10. Rajinikanth in Bloodstone
Famous south Indian superstar Rajnikanth also appeared in Hollywood films. The film was Bloodstone (1998), an Indian-American action-adventure film, produced by Ashok Amritraj.
The film was based on a mythical red color Ruby known as Bloodstone. It was the only Hollywood flick where Rajinikanth featured.