10+ Bollywood Actors And Actresses In Hollywood Movies

Updated On June 28, 2015 by Deepak Kumar | Short URL: http://movie.sc/1BTqDwO  

Hollywood is not all about Hollywood stars. There are many Bollywood stars who have tested their luck in Hollywood. While some of them made it big, few of them failed to impress. Irfan Khan in Jurassic World is the latest example of Bollywood stars giving their best performance in Hollywood to make their presence felt. Here is a list of few Bollywood Stars who have gone abroad to act in Hollywood.

Bollywood Actors And Actresses In Hollywood Movies

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan – The Great Gatsby (2013)

Let’s start the list with Bollywood mega star, Amitabh Bachchan. Big B acted in “The Great Gatsby” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. The angry young man played the character of a Jewish gambler Meyer Wolfshiem. The movie also stars Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton in strong roles. It was a decent hit.

Hollywood Movie:

  • The Great Gatsby (2013)

Mallika Sherawat

Mallika Sherawat - Hisss (2010)

Mallika Sherawat is one of those stars whose news of Hollywood acting made quite a buzz in the town. Famous for controversies, she has acted in many Hollywood movies and has even played a lead role in one. She acted in a movie called Hisss, in which she played the lead role and character of a snake woman. The movie also stars Irrfan Khan. She acted in movies like Politics of Love and The Myth as well.

Hollywood Movies:

  • The Myth (2005)
  • Hisss (2010)
  • Politics of Love (2011)

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto - Immortals (2011)

She made her debut in the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire. She has acted in many movies like “You will meet a tall dark stranger”, “Trishna”, “Immortals” etc. Her role in Slumdog Millionaire was praised a lot.

Hollywood Movies:

  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  • You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
  • Black Gold (2011)
  • Rise of Planet of the Apes (2011)
  • Immortals (2011)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – The Mistress of Spices (2005)

One of the most beautiful women in the world has acted in many Hollywood movies. She played the character of criminology expert Sonia Solandres in Pink Panther 2. In “The Last Legion”, she played the role of martial arts expert, Mira. She played the role of a Punjabi Woman in the movie “Provoked” (2006). Other Hollywood movies which feature Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are “The Mistress of Spices” (2005) and “Bride and Prejudice” (2004).

Hollywood Movies:

  • Bride and Prejudice (2004)
  • The Mistress of Spices (2005)
  • Provoked: A True Story (2006)
  • The Last Legion (2007)
  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor - Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Anil Kapoor made headlines when he acted in movies like Slumdog Millionaire and Mission Impossible. The actor even shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He is more famous for playing a major role in English T.V series “24”. He is also the first Indian actor to be invited for a special segment, “In conversation”, at the Toronto International Fil Festival.

Hollywood Movies:

  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  • Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Om Puri

Om Puri – The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

Om Puri is considered as one of the finest actors in Bollywood which is the reason that he has acted in so many Hollywood Movies. His Hollywood movies include “City of Joy” (1992), “My Son the Fanatic” (1997), “East is East” (1999) and “Wolf” (1994).

Hollywood Movies:

  • City of Joy (1992)
  • Wolf (1994)
  • The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
  • My Son the Fanatic (1997)
  • East is East (1999)
  • Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)


Tabu - Life of Pi (2012)

The Padma Shri Award winner, Tabu has acted in two Hollywood movies and has got good reviews for her acting. She was first seen in “The Namesake” and was later seen in the commercial hit “Life of Pi” which also features Irrfan Khan and Suraj Sharma.

Hollywood Movies:

  • The Namesake (2006)
  • Life of Pi (2012)

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher – Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

The versatile actor played the role of court-mandated therapist, Dr. Cliff Patel in the romantic comedy movie “Silver Linings Playbook” (2002). The Padma Shri award winner also played a role in crossover film “Bend it Like Bechkam” (2002).

Hollywood Movies:

  • Bend it Like Bechkam (2002)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Naseeruddin Shah is known for his quick, sharp and fantastic acting. The veteran actor has acted in many Hollywood movies. His first Hollywood movie was “The Monsoon Wedding” and he played the role of Captain Nemo in his second Hollywood Movie, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (2003). He was last seen in “The Great New Wonderful” (2005). Apart from Hollywood, he has also acted in two Pakistani movies.

Hollywood Movies:

  • The Monsoon Wedding (2001)
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
  • The Great New Wonderful (2005)

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan - Jurassic World (2015)

One of the finest actor in Bollywood is famous for his acting skills in Hollywood too. He was recently seen in the “Jurassic World” (2015). The talented actor has acted in films like “The Namesake”, “Life of Pie”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, “New York, I love You” (2008), “A Mighty Heart” (2007) and the famous “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008).

Hollywood Movies:

  • The Namesake (2006)
  • A Mighty Heart (2007)
  • New York, I love You (2008)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  • The Amazing Spiderman (2012)
  • Jurassic World (2015)

Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri - Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom (1984)

The late Bollywood actor who is famous for playing the role of many iconic villains also tried his luck in Hollywood. He played the character of Mola Ram, a demonic Thuggee priest in the movie “Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom” (1984).

Hollywood Movies:

  • Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom (1984)

Roshan Seth

Roshan Seth – Gandhi (1982)

Remember the character who played the role of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in the iconic movie “Gandhi” (1982)? He was none other than Roshan Seth who also played a role in “Street Fighter” (1994).

Hollywood Movies:

  • Gandhi (1982)
  • Street Fighter (1994)

Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Fakhri - Spy (2015)

The latest addition in this list is Nargis Fakhri. The lady is playing the role of a special agent in the movie. The reports say that she had sone all the action sequences by herself without using a body double.

Hollywood Movie:

  • Spy (2015)

No doubt, Bollywood is expanding and so are the stars. We wish that more and more Bollywood stars get a chance to act in Hollywood movies. Let us know whom do you want to act in Bollywood movies.

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3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Debaprasad Chaudhuri June 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    You forgot to mention “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007). Om Puri played the role of Bhutto. The film have superstars like Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams etc. Also He was in the film “The Hundred-Foot Journey” (2014) directed by Lars Hallström (Director of Hachico & Chocolat), produced by Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey.

  2. shrikant February 13, 2016 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    You forget to mention IS Johar for his role in an epic Lawrence of Arabia in 1962

  3. nilakshi kalita February 18, 2016 at 9:37 am - Reply

    What about Adil Hussein who have worked in life of pie??

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