Bollywood has produced many gems of actors who have given us memorable roles and characters forever imprinted in our hearts.
But it seems as if the days when actors were just ‘actors’, mere puppets in front of the camera are long gone and many of these Bollywood personalities are venturing away from just acting and showing their prowess in other creative fields with great success.
And this is not just limited to actors, but even those who have always been behind the screens, the directors who create these movies, are trying out something new, be it writing, or acting and more.
But in a way, this is a great thing that more and more Indian stars are wanting to come out and broaden their creative horizon by bringing in their other talents. Here are 5 Indian actors who have already shown their mastery over something different from their main field:
1. Farhan Akhtar:
It should come as no surprise that Farhan Akhtar found his way into this list as currently, he is one of the biggest multi-talents that Bollywood has got.
He came on as a director giving us cult classics like Dil Chahta Hai in 2001 and then Lakshay, after which in 2008, he made his acting debut with Rock On, where he also showed us his singing powers by performing 5 tracks in the total album. Apart from this, Akhtar has also experience as a screenwriter and lyricist.
Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag also gave a splendid performance as an actor.
The trailer to his upcoming film Lucknow Central is already garnering a positive response from the audience and critics alike and we are looking forward to it.
2. Ayushmann Khurana:
While Vicky Donor might have properly introduced Ayushmann Khurana to not just Bollywood, but the Indian audience, Khurana had been around for a while before that. He not only won Roadies 2, but was the recipient of the Young Achievers Award and has hosted a number of shows on television.
Khurana not only won the debut award for Vicky Donor but his song Paani Da Rang which Ayushmann composed and sang also got the Filmfare and Star Guild Award. So apart from acting, Ayushmann has proven that he is talented in singing and songwriting too.
His soon to release film Bareilly Ki Barfi is already exciting the audience and we are looking forward to it eagerly, what with his versatility and the talent house that he is, we are sure he will make this all out entertainer a success.
3. Priyanka Chopra:
Priyanka Chopra won the 2000 Miss World pageant and there has been no looking back for her since. After winning the title, she debuted with The Hero (2003) where she starred opposite Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta as an actor.
But Chopra had big dreams and only acting was not something she wanted to do. Soon enough, she showed her singing talents when she sang playback for one of her movies ‘Barsaat’.
She even performed Tinka Tinka song live at Sa Re Ga Ma Pa show and later on in 2012 she came out with her debut single ‘In My City’ and she even sang playback for her movies Mary Kom (2014) and Dil Dhadakne Do (2015).
Recently she has ventured into producing also with Marathi film Ventalitor (2016) for which she also recorded a song as well as various other regional films in Punjabi and Bhojpuri.
Chopra is currently filming for her 2nd Hollywood project called ‘A Kid Like Jake’.
4. Kamal Hassan:
Kamal Hassan is a name that practically every person in the country knows of. He is not only a critically acclaimed star in the Tamil film industry but is also a revered performer in Bollywood too.
His hits show his acting capabilities from the serious and heart-wrenching films like Sadma (1983) to the laugh riot that was Chachi 420 (1997) to the 2008 movie Dasavathaaram each has cemented his acting prowess.
But apart from that, Hassan is also a classically trained dancer in Kuchipudi, Kathak and more.
Apart from that Hassan has also written several of his films like Thevar Magan, Dasavathaaram and he also acted as producer for his movies like Chachi 420 and more. Adding more talents to his bag, Hassan has choreographed for MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, and Jayalalitha as well as written songs and sang playback for various films.
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