Top 5 Memorable Cameo Roles Of Bollywood Actors And Actresses

Leela Adwani |Feb 19, 2021

The Hindi cinema witnessed several memorable cameo roles of Bollywood actors and actresses. Here are some!

The concept of celebrity cameos is way too familiar in the film industry as well as the audience. However, how to benefit from this practice has never been easy. In fact, the Hindi cinema witnessed several memorable cameo roles of Bollywood actors and actresses. If you are also burning with curiosity, the lowdown below will give you the answer.

Priyanka Chopra in ‘Ra. One’

Releasing in October 2011, the superhero film starred Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Arjun Rampal in the lead roles.

Priyanka Chopra In Ra One
Priyanka made a cameo appearance in SRK's film.

The film story revolves around a game designer named Shekhar Subramanium (played by Shah Rukh Khan) who creates a game with the antagonist a.k.a Ra.One is way more powerful than G.One – the protagonist. However, somehow Ra. One can escape from the virtual world to enter the reality of humans. He wants to kill Lucifer, the nickname of Shekhar’s son, Prateek in the game as he is the only player who has actually posed him tough challenges.

The film featured an all-star cast and it even raised the temperature higher when having Priyanka Chopra with a cameo role.

The Bollywood superstar appears in the film as a desi girl. Her sequence took place in the dream of the little boy Prateek. Needless to say, even though it was a cameo role, it turned out to be a highlight of the film. Ra. One was one of the biggest commercial hits of the year.

Kareena Kapoor in ‘Billu’

The list of memorable cameo roles of Bollywood actors and actresses cannot complete without Kareena Kapoor. The film hit the screen on 13 February 2009 and featured late actor Irrfan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Lara Dutta in the lead roles.

Kareena Kapoor In Billu
Kareena shared the screen space with SRK in her cameo.

Billu centers on the story of a poor barber named Billu (played by Irrfan Khan). Billu and his wife (played by Lara Dutta) struggle to make ends meet. As fate would have it one day, one day, a movie superstar, Sahir Khan (played by SRK) comes to the village to shoot for his film. Billy’s children lie to other friends that the star is a close friend of their dad since childhood. The rumor later spread like fire and a businessman demands Billu to meet Sahir Khan but the countryman can’t set up a meeting. That’s why the whole town turns against him and his family.

You might be wondering about Kareena’s character. For those who are unversed, Bebo hasn’t made many cameo appearances but when she did, she did it for free. The actress dances to the song Marjaani Marjaani with SRK’s character in the backdrop of Billu’s village.

Salman Khan in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Once talk about Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, most of us immediately think of a film of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. It’s one of the best films in Hindi cinema.

The romantic-comedy drama is about two love triangles set in two periods apart. The first half revolves around the college love stories of a group of friends on campus. Meanwhile, the second takes the audience on a story of a sole dad’s daughter trying to reunite him with his then friend.

Salman Khan In Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' is not only a film of SRK and Kajol but Salman Khan.

Salman Khan made a special appearance in the film. He played the role of Aman Mehra who is Anjali Sharma (Kajol)’s, fiancé. The man heads over heels in love with Anjali and doesn’t know about his fiancee’s ex-lover, Rahul (SRK).

Despite it was a supporting role, it played an integral part in the climax. Salman Khan was also honored with Filmfare best-supporting actor award for his performance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

Karan Johar and Farah Khan- 'Kal Ho Na Ho' (2003)

If you want to see your favorite filmmakers on the silver screen, then watch Kal Ho Na Ho. Helmed by Nikkhil Advani, Kal Ho Na Ho is another successful romantic comedy film in Bollywood. Starring Jaya Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Preity Zinta, the film was the highest grosser of the year.

Karan Johar And Farah Khan in Kal Ho Na Ho
Many were too surprised when knowing Karan Johar and Farah Khan were also in the " Kal Ho Na Ho" scene.

It centers on the story of Naina Catherine Kapur who is an MBA student. She is currently residing in New York and finds her love interest in one of her neighbors, Aman Mathur. However, Aman is an ill patient and he tries to connect Naina with his close friend Rohit Patel as he doesn’t want her to grieve for him.

You will find the film more interesting when you notice that Karan Johar and Farah Khan also appear in one of the film’s sequences. The duo can be seen sitting on one of the tables to fill the places in Jenny’s restaurant in NYC.

Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

King of Bollywood is also a part of the memorable cameo roles of Bollywood actors and actresses list. The film delved deep into one-sided love. Ranbir Kapoor played the lead role. Even though he doesn’t have any lady at the end of the film, he romances the glamorous lady Aishwarya Rai who gives preference to her ex-husband played by Shah Rukh Khan.

Shah Rukh Khan In Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

The memorable cameo roles of Bollywood actors and actresses play an important part in contributing to the success of a film.

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