Over the past decade, Bollywood has seen a large group of actors appearing in Hollywood movies and American TV series. However, what many fail to notice is that many celebrities from Hollywood have also made a similar switch by performing in Bollywood movies. Here is a list of the Top 5 Hollywood celebs who have appeared in Bollywood movies.
- Sylvester Stallone
We all know of the much talked appearance of the Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai in Robert Simonds‘ Pink Panther, but how about the popular Hollywood celebs who have starred in Bollywood movies? The famous actor Sylvester Stallone is possibly the biggest Hollywood star to grace the Bollywood stage ( playing the role of himself,) in the slightly infamous movie Kambakkht Ishq (2009) starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan. While his role in the film only lasted a few seconds, it was highly appreciated by fans worldwide
- Ben Kingsley
Sir Ben Kingsley is considered as a pioneer in Hollywood after having played vital roles in well-renowned movies like Gandhi (1983), Schindler’s List (1993) and Shutter Island (2010). Despite that, many fans do not know of his connections with India.
Kingsley was born as Krishna Pandit Bhanji which is an Indian name given to him due to his paternal sides belonging from India. As far as his Bollywood appearance is concerned, he appeared as Percy Trachtenberg in Teen Patti (2010) which also stars a Bollywood pioneer, Amitabh Bachchan.
- Paul Blackthorne
Every true Bollywood fan knows Paul Blackthorne as Captain Andrew Russell who he portrayed in the movie Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001). However, what many people do not know that Paul had actually spent over 6 months in India to learn Hindi before the shooting of the movie. This shows his dedication towards acting. Currently, he appears in the American superhero TV series, Arrow.
- Denise Richards
Denise Richards is best known for her role as a Bond girl in the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough where she plays the role of Christmas Jones. She is also credited with appearing in the Scary Movie franchise, Wild Things (1998) and her reality show on E! called Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. Apart from that, the actress from Illinois has also appeared in Kambakkht Ishq (2009) where she plays the role of herself as she falls in love with Akshay Kumar which only sees her performing as a cameo character in the movie.
- Clive Standen
According to his career statistics, Clive Standen is a man who likes to take on new challenges in life. He has appeared in a few Hollywood movies but is majorly known for performing in favorite TV shows like Walking The Dead (2004), Game Of Thrones and Taken (2017). He is also known for his theatrical performances and appearances in video games like Aliens vs. Predator (2010) and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (2012).
As far as his Bollywood career is concerned, many viewers are familiar with him due to his significant role in the 2007 movie Namastey London starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif where he plays the role of Katrina’s boss and fiancé.