Five Indian Actors Who Have Worked in Hollywood
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Hollywood isn’t in any way better than our own moviedoms in India but a crossover to Hollywood even if it is a single project is a big talking point in the country. There have been several actors who have done projects abroad and have found success too. Of these actors, many have missed to create a single ripple while others have made their mark stupendously and many are poised to make an entrance.

Here are five Indian actors, who have worked in Hollywood.

Irrfan Khan

This actor from Bollywood is as much a favourite in India as abroad. His suave skill has set many benchmarks in Hollywood releases like The Namesake, Life of Pi, Jurassic Park, The Amazing Spider-Man, Inferno, Puzzles, etc. Agreed he has never been a protagonist but he has been in movies that have an essential global appeal. His effortless representation of any given character holds his appeal to the international movie makers.

Rajinikanth & Dhanush

The legendary actor Rajinikanth made his Hollywood debut with Bloodstone in 1988 and after almost three decades his son-in-law, Dhanush, has made his maiden Hollywood foray with The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. The actor signed this debut project out of the three Hollywood options he was offered. The actor who is on his way to direct his second venture admits to learning a lot about filmmaking since his stint in Hollywood.


Kannada star Sudeep has successfully done crossover projects in Hindi as well as Tamil industry. Now, the actor has also completed his Hollywood sojourn with Australian filmmaker Eddie Arya’s sci-fi thriller Risen. The actor plays an Army officer in the flick based on events following a minor meteorite explosion in a town of Alaska, US. However,the verdict of his fans over this Hollywood debut has been mixed.

Laksmi Manchu

The daughter of veteran actor Mohan Babu has made parallel work in Hollywood and Telugu cinema an art. Her debut was with the American television series Las Vegas, but the actor has also garnered two Filmfare Awards South. Besides, Laksmi has also appeared in Boston Legal, Mystery ER and Desperate Housewives.

Rajesh Shringarpure

Rajesh has had major successes in both Marathi and Hindi movies, be it Zenda, Sarkar Raj, Swarajya Marathi Paul Padate Pudhe and Romeo Akbar Walter. However, in 2012 he stepped into Hollywood with Seal Team Six. The very next year saw him in another Hollywood project, Gandhi of The Month.

Watch out for these interesting Indian actors as they make their way in the world of Hollywood.

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