10 Best TV Actors Who Made It To OTT and Bollywood


One cannot deny the fact that if you work hard enough then you can conquer everything for yourself. There have been actors who we have seen on our TV screens while growing but with their absolute hard work and strength to push themselves, they created a mark and made it big with their presence on ever-growing OTT platforms and the Silver Screen!

These actors not only connected with the Aam Janta on smaller screens in the comfort of their homes, but they also made sure that these people step out to see, validate and love their performances on the big screen as well.

Here are 10 of these TV actors who made it big to OTT and Bollywood!


  • Ayushmann Khurrana

The heartthrob who makes sure that he rules over your heart every time you see him, Ayushmann Khurrana has made appearances on TV with shows like Kayamath in 2007 and Ek Thi Rajkumari on ZEE Next. He was also a part of the famous reality show, Roadies Season 2, and bagged the winner’s position for the same in 2004. With his scintillating voice and charming Punjabi Munda look, he then got his big break with Vicky Donor in 2012 and the rest is history to treasure for all.

Ayushmann Khurrana Then and Now

  • Sushant Singh Rajput

The one who was with us only for a while but made sure that he leaves a lasting impact with whatever time he had with us, makes us miss Sushant Singh Rajput even more. With him being immensely loved by the vast audience who worshipped the TV show Pavitra Rishta, Sushant became a star even before he made it big to the silver screen with Kai Po Che. He went on to give massive hits in Bollywood and even without his physical presence now, he certainly has made sure to reserve his place in the hearts of all.

Sushant Singh, one of the best TV Actors

  • Yami Gautam

Our very own Pahadi beauty made her television presence on shows like Chand Ke Paar Chalo in 2008 and Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam in 2009. With her television career put to rest in 2012, she delivered her massive hit Vicky Donor. The bright smile and simplistic appeal of Yami Gautam made us fall for her every time she made an appearance on the big screen and went on to give hits one after the other.

Yami Gautam, emerging Bollywood Stars

  • Sharad Kelkar

The OG of the Indian television industry, Sharad made his debut with the TV show Aakrosh on Doordarshan in 2004. He went on to be the master of his art on the tv screens with numerous shows and got offered a role in Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela in 2013. With a role here and there in Bollywood, Kelkar was seen in the limelight in the true sense on OTT’s raging show The Family Man and made us believe that he is here to stay.

The Family Man actor Sharad Kelkar

  • Sakshi Tanwar

Famous and loved as the leading lady in the soap operas like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Sakshi Tanwar gained love and popularity in no measure for her time on television screens. She went on to create a space for herself both in the Bollywood industry as well as on OTT platforms with her shining bright in the recent series, Mai on Netflix. She oozes warmth and delivers her roles with utmost sincerity, making her loved by one and all.

TV and OTT superstar Sakshi Tanwar

  • Ram Kapoor

Mr. Kapoor of Bade Achhe Lagte Hain is known to all for his amiable personality which one can’t help but fall in love with. With innumerable drama and reality shows in the telly industry, Ram Kapoor won many accolades for his performances throughout. With his entry into Bollywood with a cameo in The Monsoon Wedding, the actor did not stop and portrayed a role in A Suitable Boy and was recently seen on Masaba Masaba, a web series on Netflix. Winning hearts for his various performances, Ram has managed to conquer the television screens, OTT platform, and the big screen with his undying charisma and affable nature.

TV and Bollywood superstar Ram Kapoor

  • Mona Singh

Our very own Jassi who made us fall in love with her on-screen character on the show Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahi made the sky her limit. After appearing on numerous television shows, she went on to act for her debut which became the highest-grossing film of the year, 3 Idiots in 2009. She made her come back with the heart-warming show Yeh Meri Family in 2018 on the OTT platform and now in Laal Singh Chaddha where she’s loved by all for her generous performance.

Mona Singh in Laal Singh Chhadha

  • Prachi Desai

The Kasamh Se star kasam se took our breath away with her performances both on television and on the big screen. Her innocence took over TV screens and made people go gaga over her before she rocked the silver screen with her debut Rock On! in 2008. She created a buzz in the industry with various performances and went on to gather praise from the audiences about the same.

Prachi Desai journey from TV to Bollywood

  • Mohit Raina

Popularly known as Shiva from Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev and Mahabharat, Mohit is on the never-ending ride of gaining popularity amongst the many fans he has for himself. The actor has left the viewers wanting more from him after he was seen in Uri – The Surgical Strike. Mohit went on to showcase his acting expertise with his recent web series, Mumbai Diaries 26/11 opposite Konkana Sen where he outshined himself in the role of Dr. Kaushik Oberoi, winning hearts yet again with his stellar performance.

Mohit Raina's journey from TV to Bollywood

  • Mouni Roy

Mouni Roy began her journey in the telly industry making a strong place for herself in the classic Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, proving her skills and acting abilities with numerous shows that came her way. Her big break with Akshay Kumar in the movie Gold then set her on the path of Bollywood with her paving a way for bigger things in life. She will now be seen in the superhero trilogy Bhramastra alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Amitabh Bachchan.

Mouni Roy, leading TV and Bollywood star

With these promising stars in the big league, we can surely vouch that the future of OTT and Bollywood is in great hands for us to have a great time.


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