Indians who have made it big in Hollywood!
1) Naveen Andrews
He played Sayid Jarrah in the American tv series lost and is best remembered for his role in Bride and prejudice. Born in London, this Malyali fell in love with his Maths teacher at the age of 16! He is a regular in several American tv serials.
2) Dev Patel
Dev Patel is a British Indian who is most popular for playing the role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning movie Slum dog millionaire. Rumored to be in a relationship with his slum dog co-star freida pinto, Dev is known for his lanky yet charming looks and exudes a very boyish charm. He was last seen in ‘The best exotic marigold hotel’.
3) Irfan khan
Well who doesn’t know Irfan? Even my granny identifies him in Vodafone ads. He has starred in several Hollywood movies such as A mighty heart, The amazing spider man, Namesake, slum dog millionaire etc and is dubbed as being the best Bollywood export. He won a national award for his role as Paan Singh Tomar.
4) Suraj Sharma
Although just one movie old this fellow from Delhi has managed to make a million+ girls swoon over him! Suraj played the memorable role of Piscine Molitor Patel in the Oscar winning movie Life of Pi and so good was his acting in it that… I watched the movie thrice :p. He is said to have signed up for another Hollywood movie.
5) Kunal Nayyar
He plays the quintessential indian scholar in the American sitcom Big Bang theory. Rajesh Ramayan Koothrapalli better known as Raj in the show is an astrophysicist. He was born in England and raised in India and did higher studies in the Us. He is married to former miss India Neha Kapur.
6) Sendhil Ramamurthy
Born in Chicago, Sendhil is of a Kannada Tamil ethnicity and was first noticed in the American tv series ‘Heroes’. He also played a key role in the Indian movie Shor in the city. He is married and has two children. He now plays the role of Gabriel in the American TV series Beauty and the beast.
7) Mallika Sherawat
She starred opposite Jackie chan in the Hollywood movie Hisss. She is a very popular celebrity in the US unlike her celebrity status here in India.
Ex miss india and a well known face in Bollywood, Aishwarya rai made her debut into Hollywood with the movie the last legion and has since appeared in various English movies such as The pink panther 2, mistress of spices etc.
9) Freida Pinto
Born and brought up in Mumbai, She played Jamal’s girlfriend in Slumdog millionaire and was then seen opposite James Franco in the planet of the Apes. She has also had roles in the Immortals, Black gold etc. She will next be seen In the Hollywood movie Trishna.
10) Kal penn
Kal pen played the role of Kumari in Harold and Kumari go to White Castle. Born and brought up the US, he is a regular in American sitcoms and has even worked as an associate director at the White House! Is that cool or what!
11) Anil Kapoor
Mr.India star Anil Kapoor is a well known face in Hollywood although he has minuscule roles in the actual movies. Last seen in Mission impossible 4, he played a vital role in Slum dog millionaire.
12) A R Rahman
He won an Oscar. Full stop.
Indians who have made it big in Hollywood!,