Top Model Turned Actors Of Bollywood


Earlier it was a myth that people with charming faces have less potential in acting. Now when major models are dreaming a career in acting than before, this question doesn’t lack significance – Why can’t models act? There are many models and beauty pageant winners who have entered the acting field and become successful as well. Among the beauty pageant winners – Zeenat Aman is one of the earliest names who has been equally successful as an actress as she was a model. She was the winner of Femina Miss India Asia Pacific and Miss Asia Pacific for the year – 1970. Though the sex symbol tag got added to her name, it can’t be denied that she was one of the earliest ladies who popularized western costumes and outlook in Bollywood. As an actress, she showed her versatility in movies like Yaadom ki baraat, Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Satyam Sivam Sundaram.


The next prominent name is of course Miss India 1984, Juhi Chawla. Though she had to struggle a little bit in Bollywood, with the success of QSQT, she became one of the highly paid and popular actresses of Bollywood. She is equally popular till now, even after 25 years QSQT got released. Now let me take the name of two great inspirations of present times, who prompted many girls to enter modelling world – Aishwarya Rai and Sushmita Sen. These stunning beauties are not only popular with social work, they are successful as actresses as well. Liril girl – Preity Zinta made her debut with Dil se and very soon she became the most successful model turned actress of India.


The latest names added to the list are Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. Though Katrina is still struggling with her acting, her Barbie looks have attributed a lot to gain attention in Bollywood. She has worked with all big actors and banners of the industry and one of the most successful actresses at present. Deepika too is a supermodel and badminton player, before she made her Bollywood debut through Om Shanti Om. Among all beauty pageant winners, Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra is the only beauty queen who has been able to grab National award for best actress. The dusky Bengali beauty, a former supermodel Bipasha Basu definitely deserves a position in the list. Lara Dutta, Diya Mirza, Anushka Sharma and Neha Dhupia are a few more names. Though the ladies have received criticisms first, they have faced them with their positive approach and showed the whole world that models can act.


Now let us move on and find some of the leading male models who got successful in Bollywood. Among all models, John Abraham is definitely the leading name. Sonu Sood, Arjun Rampal, Rajneesh Duggal, Dino Morea, Milind Soman and Rahul Dev were successful models before entering Bollywood.

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Zeenat Aman and Juhi are most talented among the above. May be because they got some good roles and powerful scripts

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