17 Indian Actors Who Work In Hollywood Movies: Bring Bollywood To The World

Salena Harshini |Dec 04, 2020

"Mix it all together, And you know that it's the best of both worlds." - These Bollywood stars not just settle in Bollywood but also try their chance to make a foothold in the West.

Our Bollywood entertainers not only win hearts within the country but also have their mark extended in the Hollywood entertainment world. Although not every film they are part of is a big hit, performances like those are what we hope to see often. Here is the list of Indian actor in Hollywood movies and it includes some names that you may have not known to feature in such films.

1. Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is definitely the most famous Indian actor in Hollywood and her career in both industries is huge.

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Not only famous in Tinseltown but Priyanka is also married to a Hollywood star

She debuted as the lead role in TV series Quantico and she also starred in Bay Watch, Isn’t It Romantic, and the upcoming film Matrix 4 as supporting characters. Priyanka Chopra is married to Nick Jonas in 2018. Accordingly, she is sister-in-law with the Games of Throne star Sophie Turner.

2. Irrfan Khan

The Indian actor in Hollywood movies who has helped the fame of Indian stars reach the world is Irrfan Khan. Before leaving the world, he has set a lot of benchmarks in his career.

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The legacy of Irrfan Khan will always be immortal in fans' hearts

He was in many acclaimed Hollywood films such as Inferno, Life of Pi, The Da Vinci Code, The Amazing Spiderman, Jurassic World, and more. Unfortunately, Irrfan Khan passed away at 53 earlier this year due to colon infection.

3. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The former Miss World also has a massive influence on Hollywood as she acted in quite a number of decent movies like Bride & Prejudice, The Pink Panther 2, The Last Legion, and The Mistress of Spices. Aishwarya is among the most successful Indian beauty queens when it comes to her acting career.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the bride in Bride and Prejudice

Aishwarya is wife of Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.

4. Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor is another name in the list of Indian actor in Hollywood movies whose face is globally familiar. Slumdog Millionaire, Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, 24 are the famous flicks he was part of.

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Anil Kapoor's unforgettable role in Slumdog Millionaire

5. Deepika Padukone

Apart from B-town, Deepika Padukone also has a successful cinematic venture abroad. Although she has not acted in many Hollywood films, her debut in the Vin Diesel movie XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage left a huge impression.

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Deepika Padukone, in spite of having few Hollywood projects, is still a top famous Indian actor in Hollywood movies

In 2020, following the death of the prominent Hindi film star Sushant Singh Rajput, Deepika Padukone was investigated by Narcotics Control Bureau, India for her involvement in a controversial WhatsApp chat with some other Bollywood names.

6. Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto’s way to foray into Tinsel town had a smooth start after her film Slumdog Millionaire became a super hit. Possessing international fame, she actually never pursued a career in B-town.

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Freida Pinto has a successful career in Hollywood

Her Hollywood flick list is versatile and long, with Immortals, Rise of the Planet of Apes, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger in her pocket. In 2019, Freida Pinto got engaged to Cory Tran, her long-time boyfriend who is a professional photographer.

7. Nargis Fakhri

Apart from an unprecedented beauty, Nargis Fakhri also has a determination to have a position in the biggest film industries in the world. She was an on-screen special agent in the film Spy starring Melissa McCarthy.

As per certain reports, she actually performed all her action sequences by herself without any double. Nargis Fakhri net worth is also flabbergasting.

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When it comes to Indian actor in Hollywood movies, Nargis Fakhri is a must to be mentioned

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8. Om Puri

Om Puri whose career was illustrious over the world is also a powerful Indian actor in Hollywood movies.

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Om Puri had a respectable acting career

His most known movies abroad include Code 46, Charlie Wilson’s War, City of Joy, The Hundred-Foot Journey, and the Oscar-winning film Gandhi.

9. Poorna Jagannathan

The actress may only have become well-known after Delhi Belly (2011) but she has in fact worked in Holywood for longer than we thought.

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Poorna Jagannathan might not be a famous name in Bollywood but has joined several Hollywood movies.

Poorna may have cemented her spot in Tinseltown better than many other Indian-rooted actors. Her works include Thanks for Sharing, The Night Of.

10. Gulshan Grover

The esteemed Badman of Bollywood is also among the Indian actor in Hollywood movies list who has trespassed the global boundaries for cinema.

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Gulshan Grover in the middle of a discussion for a Hollywood film

Gulshan Grover made a hoot after garnering prominent roles in Western films like Blind Ambition, Beeper. Sharing in one interview, Gulshan Grover admitted his career in Hollywood was due to Shah Rukh Khan, or King Khan of the Hindi film industry.

11. Suraj Sharma

Suraj Sharma has a grand debut in Life of Pi, the award-winning film that earned him international recognition. The Delhi bloke has then been offered a lot of roles for both big and small screens.
His film list includes the Million Dollar Arm, Homeland, and others.

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Suraj Sharma has a breakthrough with just one first movie

12. Tabu

Awarded with the prestigious Padma Shri, the actress has proven why she is among the finest actresses of India. After her acting in The Namesake, we all knew that she is meant for even greater things.

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Tabu and Irrfan Khan in the same movie The Namesake

She was also part of Life of Pi, the film that became critically acclaimed and commercially successful every corner. Despite her age, this Bollywood actress in Hollywood movies remains a sexy charming lady whenever she appears on a typical Tabu photoshoot.

13. Anupam Kher

Apart from being one of the icons in Bollywood, he also opted for roles which made his versatility even more evident. Anupam Kher’s most known part is Fr. Cliff Patel in the romantic comedy film Silver Linings Playbook which also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Ryan Gosling.

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Anupam Kher, a powerful Indian actor in Hollywood movies, in an unrecognizable look for his Hollywood movie

He also played a quintessential Indian dad in Bend it like Beckham. You can check for a list of Anupam Kher comedy movies for reference.

14. Amrish Puri

Famous for portraying the most refined villain characters, the actor also tried his luck in Hollywood flicks and earned himself a part that was pretty much the same here.

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Amrish Puri in Indiana Jones And Temple Of Doom

Amrish Puri played a demonic priest in the 1984 installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom.

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15. Roshan Seth

Gandhi (1982) is certainly among the most iconic films to be remembered and fans could not get over how realistic the characters looked. Roshan Seth played the role of Jahawar Lal Nehru and he was also seen in Street Fighter.

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Some may not know that Roshan Seth is also an Indian actor in Hollywood movies

16. Anand Tiwari

Some may find it interesting that the talented yet underused star once crossed the ocean to film a movie with Naomi Watts. The 2010 thriller Fair Game was a Cannes official entry.

17. Dimple Kapadia

The last and most recent name of Indian actors in Hollywood movies is no one but the veteran actress Dimple Kapadia. 2020 might be among her most memorable year when starring in the Christopher Nolan blockbuster Tenet. Not only being a Bollywood actor to work in Hollywood, Dimple Kapadia amazes Nolan with her talent and hard work. See what he wrote for her, proudly uploaded by her son-in-law Akshay Kumar who is also an Indian superstar.

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Praising words that Tenet director wrote for Dimple Kapadia

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