Popular Small Screen Stars Who Were Not Successful In Films.


It has been seen that no matter how much fame and popularity these TV celebs got, they are always craving to be the star of the Bollywood industry.

This is the reason that there are many TV stars who, despite being super hit on the small screen, take a step towards Bollywood.

However, not everyone has success in it. Shah Rukh Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, and Vidya Balan are the only two names who started their careers on TV and later became legendary Bollywood stars.

At the same time, Sushant’s name can also be added to this list.

However, some TV stars left the TV at the peak of their career and adopted the path of Bollywood and failed to impress the audience with their movies.

Rajiv Khandelwal

Famous TV actor Rajiv Khandelwal started his career with Ekta Kapoor’s show ‘Kahin To Hoga’.

After this, he was seen in the role of Rajvir Singh Shekhawat in the show ‘Left Right Left’. Through these shows, Rajiv became everyone’s favorite.

He was very popular among female fans. After this success, Rajiv went to work in Bollywood, but his films were not much successful.

At the same time, his career on TV also ended. However, Rajiv Khandelwal made a sensational debut with the movie Aamir.

Later, a series of flops and underrated movies took away the charm of the actor that he has while working in the TV industry.

Shruthi Seth

In the 90s, Shruthi Seth was one of the most loved TV actresses after her famous show Shararat.

It was the time when she decided to make her Bollywood debut. Shruthi Seth was a big name on the small screen due to which she used to get many show offers.

After that, she made a move to Bollywood. She never got a lead role in Bollywood and people did not pay attention to her no matter how compelling the performance she delivered playing the character roles.

At the same time, her career on TV also ended. While she has been part of movies like Raajneeti and Fanaa, she only gets offers from Comedy Circus when she returned to TV.

Aman Verma

There was a time when Aman Verma used to be famous on TV. Aman got recognition from ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. Apart from this, he also hosted many TV shows.

Aman started doing Bollywood films at the peak of his career.

He was part of the movie Baghban, and this is the one-hit movie in his Bollywood filmography.

None of his movies got recognition. Makers haven’t approached him with offers and soon he faded away from the industry.

On the other hand, his career on TV also ended. He was seen in Bigg Boss too.

Aamna Sharif

The name of the beautiful actress of small screen Aamna Sharif is also included in this list of actors who failed to make it big in Bollywood.

Aamna also started her career with the show ‘Kahin To Hoga’. She was opposite Rajiv Khandelwal in this show. Aamna entered Bollywood at the peak of her career.

She was offered only a few films, but none of them were hit either critically or commercially.

While she stopped getting movie offers from Bollywood after a couple of flops, her TV career also ended.

Amar Upadhyay

Amar became a popular face of TV by working in ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’.

He worked in many hit shows. After enjoying the stardom, he also made a move towards Bollywood.

However, the TV industry is very different from Bollywood and this is the reason that Amar Upadhyay who became a household name while working in the TV industry, didn’t get many projects in Bollywood.

Amar was offered the lead roles in a few movies but limited to character roles in later movies. At the same time, he didn’t get any big offers from serials as well.

Gurmeet Chaudhary

Gurmeet made a good mark by working on TV shows ‘Kasam Se’ and ‘Ramayana’. He had a lot of craze among female fans due to good looks.

Gurmeet also signed Bollywood films and has been part of a few movies.

He was seen playing the ghost in the romance drama Khamoshiyaan and later worked in the movie titled ‘Wajah Tum Ho’.

Gurmeet Chaudhary was a star in the TV industry but didn’t get any success in Bollywood.

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