Bollywood actors have struggled a lot to reach where they are today. Some of them even got their first break in a television commercial which became their first step to success. From Aishwarya Rai to Shahid Kapoor, here is the list of top Bollywood actors who started their career with a TV ad.
1. Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia
Shahid and Ayesha’s acting career started at a very young age. They appeared as child artists in Horlicks ad in the 1990s’. They later appeared together in Bollywood film Dil Maange More.
2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Even before being crowned the Miss World Aishwarya appeared in Coca Cola advertisement in 1993 with Aamir Khan.
3. Anushka Sharma
The leading actress of Bollywood Anushka Sharma first appeared in a south Indian TV commercial of some soap.
4. Deepika Padukone
You all must remember the famous ad jingle of Close-Up, “Kya Aap Close-Up Karte Hain….????” Well, the ad featured Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone. The video will give you the flashbacks.
5. Varun Dhawan
Varun also started acting as a child artist and first appeared in Bournavita commercial. He was just for a blink and miss moment and was too young to be recognized in the video.
6. Preity Zinta
The Dimple Girl also one of those actors who made to Bollywood via TV commercials. She first appeared in Perk ad.
7. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan appeared on the screen long before she entered Bollywood. She did a Surf Excel commercial back in the 90s’ where she played a mother to a school kid.