10 Lesser Known Performances By Indian Actors That Impressed Hollywood

4:03 pm 5 May, 2018


We all know that our Bollywood actors have not only won hearts in the Indian film industry but have also mesmerized the Hollywood with their splendid acting skills. Renowned actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra have made their marks in Western productions. Here is a list of some of the talented performers who have impressed the Hollywood with their acting skills:


1. Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah has acted in the films like The Monsoon Wedding, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as Captain Nemo and The Great New Wonderful as Avi. The 67-year-old actor has proved his versatility and talent through these films.



2. Amrish Puri

The ‘Mogambo’ of Bollywood has embraced the Hollywood production Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as ‘Mola Ram’. He made his character in the film so popular that people discuss it every now and then.

3. Deepti Naval

Oscar-winning film ‘Lion’ starred Bollywood actress Deepti Naval in a small but pivotal role as Mrs. Sood. In the film, Deepti’s character Mrs. Sood is shown responsible for the adoption of Dev’s character and giving his life a new direction.


4. Roshan Seth

Actor Roshan Seth has been a part of many Hollywood productions. Most famous of them include Gandhi (in which he played the role of Jawaharlal Nehru), Broken Thread, Street Fighter, Proof and many more.


5. Tabu

The Bollywood diva has inspired Hollywood directors with her moving performances in the worldwide famous films like The Namesake and Life of Pi.


6. Om Puri

Om Puri has starred in famous Hollywood projects including My Son The Fanatic, The Ghost and The Darkness and The Hundred-Foot Journey to name a few. He has received international appreciations and awards for his marvellous acting skills in these films.


7. Anupam Kher

Apart from being one of the most favourite comic characters in Bollywood films, Anupam Kher has shown flexibility in acting skills with films popular Hollywood films like Bend It Like Beckham and Silver Linings Playbook.

8. Poorna Jagannathan

The quintessential actress became known after her work in Bollywood film Delhi Belly but did you know that Poorna Jagannathan has been a part of the many Hollywood television shows and movies. She has appeared in the shows The Night of, The Blacklist, Gypsy and movies like Thanks For Sharing.

9. Anand Tiwari

You may find it exciting that the multi-talented actor Anand Tiwari has shown his acting potential in the Hollywood thriller Fair Game starring Naomi Watts. The film was the official entry at Cannes as well.

10. Adil Hussain


The incredibly talented Bollywood actor has given stirring performances in many Hollywood films including The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Life of Pi, In Othello and For Real.

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