We have quite a few Bollywood and TV celebrities who have made it to the top without being from a filmy family background. But there are some who are famous among the people through reality shows. Many newcomers have got the opportunity to work in movies and serials through reality shows. Take a look at the celebrities who emerged from TV reality shows.
1. Sunny Leone – Bigg Boss 11
Mahesh Bhatt met Sunny Leone on reality show Bigg Boss 11 and gave her offer of ‘Jism 2’. But the movie did not prove successful at the box office, but Sunny got entry in Hindi films. After her steamy hot performance in the movie, this ‘Baby Doll’ has bagged many roles in upcoming Bollywood movies and doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon.
2. Manveer Gurjar – Bigg Boss 8
Bigg Boss 10, has announced Manveer Gurjar as its big winner of the season. He left no stone unturned to woo people in his native style. After Bigg Boss, he was also seen in reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ Season 8. Manveer is getting many films offers, but he is still thinking about them.
3. Elli Avram – Bigg Boss 7
Elli Avram shot to fame by participating in the controversial reality show Bigg Boss 7. She has made her Bollywood debut opposite TV anchor-turned-actor Manish Paul in the movie “Mickey Virus”, a comic thriller directed by Saurabh Varma. She was last seen in Abbas-Mustan’s film titled Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu opposite Kapil Sharma in lead role.
4. Sumedh Mudgalkar – DID 3
Sumedh Mudgalkar is a television actor who got to fame in the role of Yuvraj Sushim in the serial Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat on the channel Colors TV. The character is a negative shade but Sumedh has got fans adoring him even in this negative role. Besides this, Sumedh had got fame as a dancer in reality dance shows. His role in the show Dil Dosti Dance was also popular. He got an opportunity to participate in Dance India Dance season 3 in 2012. This brought him in the notice of audience. He was given another chance in the following season and he established himself as an ace dancer. This opened up doors for his entry into the dance based show on Channel Dil Dosti Dance.
5. Prince Narula – Bigg Boss 9
Prince Narula is an Indian model and actor who shot to fame by winning one of the most popular show MTV Roadies X2. Later he was seen in another popular reality show Splitsvilla. He won the controversial reality show Bigg Boss season 9. Currently, he is seen in &Tv’s show Badho Bahu. He is also being seen as a judge on MTV’s Roadies Rising with Rannvijay Singh, Neha Dhupia and Nikhil Chinapa.
6. Salman Yusuff Khan – DID 1
Salman Yusuff Khan is an Indian dancer and a choreographer. He is mainly recognised as the winner of India’s biggest dance reality show Dance India Dance Season 1. He has made his debut as an actor with the movie, ABCD : Anybody Can Dance directed by Remo d’souza. He has won second place in the Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 9.
7. Ayushmann Khurrana – MTV Roadies 2
Ayushmann Khurrana is an Indian television anchor, film actor, singer and also MTV India Video Jockey. He was declared as the winner of Season 2 in the television’s ultimate popular youth show MTV Roadies. After this, he got a break in Bollywood with the movie ‘Vicky Donor’.
8. Faisal Khan – DID lil’l master
Faisal Khan is an Indian dancer and Television actor. He came into limelight by winning Zee TV’s popular dance reality show “Dance India Dance (DID) – Little Masters (Dance Ke Baap)”. He was seen in the role of young ‘Maharana Pratap’ on Sony Tv’s historical show Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap. He has also won dancing reality show jhalak dikhla jaa 8. He was seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi season 7 which aired on Colors.
9. Kapil Sharma – Ustaadon Ka Ustaad
Kapil Sharma is a comedian, television presenter and also an actor who has a great sense of humour. Kapil Sharma started his career in comedy genre by participating in a reality show ‘Ustaadon Ka Ustaad’. He was also the co-host for comedy show Chhote Miyan (2008) with Juhi Parmar on Colors and Great Indian Laughter Challenge Season IV with Chandan Prabhakar. Kapil has made his debut in bollywood with the film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu. The actor is all set to produce his next film named ‘Firangi’.
10. Raghav Juyal – DID 3
Raghav Juyal is an Indian dancing star, actor and also a television host. He is mainly recognized as King of Slow Motion for his surreal dance moves in slow motion style. He has started dancing with the reality show Chak Dhoom Dhoom on colors. Then he auditioned for dance reality show Dance India Dance Season 3. He made his film debut with the flick Sonali Cable. Currently, he is hosting Dance Plus 3 on Star Plus which has Remo D’souza as the Super judge and Shakti Mohan, Dharmesh Yelande, Punit Pathak as the mentors.