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Actors who became successful unconventionally


The beauty of the entertainment industry is that talent pops up from everywhere. It comes as a dancer, singer, comedian or emcee who gain success and fame. You don’t believe us? Check out the amazing artists who became successful the unconventional way. They didn’t take the route of the usual actor who gets a big break in their first film, they found success elsewhere and that got them more offers. We love their success stories!

Mallika Dua mallika-dua

Shagz Didi is a character everyone has heard of and laughed with. We’ve seen her as the Parjaiji dancing at a wedding and as Komal the innocent girl with a not so innocent side. Mallika Dua found fame because of her Dubsmash videos and a hilarious sketch on the Types of girls at Sarojini Nagar Market. There has been no looking back for this social media performer who is part of Bindaas’ much loved show, The Trip. She is now shooting for the sequel The Trip 2 as well. The upcoming actress is also well known for her collaborations with AIB, a comedy group that has made waves since they first began and will now be seen in Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra’s Namastey England. With followers from Sonam Kapoor to Karan Johar to Alia Bhatt on her Instagram, we think she’s got Bollywood around her little finger.

Nora Fatehi nora-fatehi

She is a belly dancer extraordinaire and is currently basking in the massive success of her new song Dilbar. It holds the record for the fastest 100 million views ever received on an Indian video. We know for a fact that the belly dancing was the biggest reason for this success. This isn’t Nora’s first viral hit; she has also been part of Hardy Sandhu’s Naa that has hit over 220 million views on youtube. Nora has acted and danced in South and Bollywood films, she’ll soon be seen opposite Rajkumar Rao in Stree and opposite John Abraham in Satyameva Jayate, she has grooved to music in various languages, now Malayalam as well and has been stealing hearts even before she entered the Bigg Boss House. We cannot get enough of this Moroccan-Canadian and it seems like the world can’t either!

Kanan Gill Kanan-Gill

The handsome and hilarious stand up comedian Kanan Gill has been making audiences laugh since he started making ‘Pretentious movie reviews’ with his comedian friend, Biswa Kalyan Rath. The comic found massive success in the stand up comedy field and has since moved to Bollywood as well. He was the lead actor alongside Sonakshi Sinha in the film, Noor. While the film was not as big a commercial success, audiences loved his acting and role in the film. We hope to see more of this funny guy on the big screen too.

Jonita Gandhi jonita gandhi

Jonita Gandhi is soon becoming a household name when it comes to music. It is amazing to believe this talented Indo-Canadian singer began her career on youtube with covers of the biggest songs. Her videos were a huge hit and she decided to try her luck in Bollywood after that. Vishal and Shekhar signed her on and there has been no looking back. She has sung songs for AR Rahman in two different films that have brilliant music. Jonita is most well known for the ‘Break up Song’ from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Her career is climbing extremely high ladders and we can’t wait to rock to her next tune.

Sahil Khattar Sahil khatter

Sahil Khattar is a name synonymous with Being Indian. This funny guy has to be one of the most confident and quirky people in India’s comic scene. His sketches, interviews and vox pops are hilarious and there seems to be no backing down with him. He is currently a host on TV, writes and emcee’s events and also takes time to upload videos on his youtube page. He seems to be everywhere and we aren’t complaining!!

Mithila Palkar mithila palkar

A face you can never forget because of that stunning smile and stunning hair, Mithila Palkar is as good an actress as she is adorable. She rose to fame because of her shows Girl in the City and Little Things. She began acting in small roles since 2014 but it is her digital debut that made her a name to remember. Currently the actress is awaiting the release of her film, Karwaan alongside Irrfan Khan and Dulquer Salman. This doe eyed beauty is going places, literally as Karwaan is a road movie!!

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