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Shah Rukh Khan

SRK is an ideal for every TV actor who wants to take a leap to the big screen. At the start of his career, King Khan attempted various roles on television. From 1988 to 1991, SRK ruled hearts with his performance in shows like Fauji, Circus, Dil Dariya, Idiot, Umeed, Wagle Ki Duniya and Doosra Keval. His performance and talent brought him the nickname of ‘Dilip Kumar of the small screen’. Later, SRK moved to Mumbai and decided to try his luck in films. And the rest, as they say, is history.

10 TV actors who found success in Bollywood movies

Karan Johar announced Lakshya as the lead actor of Dostana 2 alongside Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor. The sequel to the 2008 film, will reportedly have Janhvi and Kartik playing siblings, who fall in love with the same man (Lakshya).

Lakshya, who earlier went with the name Laksh Lalwani, has been a television actor. He has starred in shows like Warrior High, Adhuri Kahani Humari, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil and was last seen in the historical drama Porus.

As another small screen wonder is set to make his Bollywood debut, here’s a list of actors who have earlier managed to successfully pave their way between the two mediums.

Apart from these 10 actors who are killing it as leading stars in movies, here are some others who appeared in B’wood movies: Gurmeet Chaudhary (Khamoshiyan, Paltan), Barun Sobti (Main Aur Mr Right, Tu Mera Sunday, 22 Yards), Surveen Chawla (Hate Story 2, Parched, Ugly), Vikrant Massey (Dil Dhadakne Do, A Death in the Gunj, Lipstick Under My Burkha), Ankita Lokhande (Manikarnika), Jay Bhanushali (Hate Story 2, Ek Paheli Leela), Karan Singh Grover (Alone, Hate Story 3) and Pulkit Samrat (Fukrey, Sanam Re, Dolly Ki Doli).

Text: The Indian Express