These Famous Bollywood Actors Started Their Career From Ads



Television ads are one of the best sources for the Bollywood stars to get extra popularity and extra money. Moreover, the ads bring the stars one step closer to their fans. However, there are many Bollywood actors that started their career from television ads. Hence, today we have brought you a list of such Bollywood actors that worked in ads before working in movies.


1. Yami Gautam

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Yami Gautam is now one of the top actresses in Bollywood. However, she started her career from ads. Moreover, now she is the brand ambassador of fairness cream product.


2. Deepika Padukone

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We remember Deepika in that close-up advertisement. The cartoon toothpaste and the attractive smile of Deepika made the ad alluring. You can watch the video here.

No doubt, Deepika is winning our hearts since her first step in show business.


3. Varun Dhawan

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We all remember that adorable kid who was giving speech in the “Bournvita” ad back in 90s. Do you know that the boy is all grown up and you know him utterly well? Yes! He is Varun Dhawan. Check video here:

It is hard to recognize him as he had made a transition from being adorable to being sexy.


4. Anushka Sharma

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Anushka Sharma is now one of the most famous actresses in Bollywood. However, before her Bollywood debut, she used to work in a soap advertisement. It was a South Indian advertisement. Hence, you might fail to spot her. Check video


5. Vidya Balan


Vidya Balan is one of the best actresses in Bollywood. However, she didn’t jump to the movies right from the first step. Hence, she worked in a surf ad. There the teenager Vidya played the role of a middle aged housewife.  


6. Preity Zinta

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Before working in movies, Preity Zinta used to work in ads. Her first ad was of “Cadbury Perk” chocolate. Later she got another ad that was of “Liril”. She kept on promoting perk for several years even during her Bollywood days.


7. Aishwarya Rai

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Winning the Miss World Pageant in 1994, Aishwarya Rai started her career from ads. Her first ad was “Camlin pencils” later she worked in the Pepsi ad and gained a huge amount of popularity. You can watch her video ads here.


8. Shahid Kapoor And Ayesha Takia

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The 90s kids may be aware about this ad film. The “Complan” ad made every boy or girl a fan of it. But do you actually know that the kids in the ad are no other than Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia?

Were you aware about this? Share your thoughts. Do you know about the child artists of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and other movies, check how they look now.


Ravi Dabas
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A literature student, horror movies lover, laconic speaker, a Muay Thai practitioner, full-time hustler and part-time writer and poet.

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