Bollywood Stars who bedazzled the small screen in 2013!

Anil Kapoor has paved the way for Bollywood actors to act in fiction shows on television thus blurring the lines between films and TV even further…


When Amitabh Bachchan made his debut on the small screen in 2000 with Kaun Banega Crorepati, television stopped being the poor country cousin of Bollywood. Since then, other biggies like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra and many more have hosted many shows but they have still avoided fiction and participating in reality shows with a barge pole. But that changed in 2013 with Bollywoodians, big and small, making their debuts in television in fiction and reality shows. Here's a list...

Anil Kapoor seems to have done for fiction with Colors' 24 what AB did 13 years ago with KBC. The reprise of the international show by the same name had Anil himself playing the role of Jack Bauer but also saw other Bollywood actors like Shabana Azmi, Rahul Khanna, Richa Chadda and Anita Raaj acting in the same show.

Mallika Sherawat went hunting for a beau in Life OK's The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika the adaptation of The Bachelorette and had young hopefuls making a beeline to be the one' for her.

Shilpa Shirodkar was quite the hot property in Bollywood in the 1990s, after which she chose matrimonial bliss over a career and moved to London. Now 13 years later, she is back as Kamla Bai in Zee TV's Ek Mutthi Aasmaan.

Ruslaan Mumtaz gave fame a shot on the big screen with films like MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar, Dangerous Ishq, I Don't Luv U, etc. And now he is wowing the audiences as Dhruv Goel in Sony TV's Kehta Hai Dil... Jee Le Zara opposite Sangeeta Ghosh.

Rahul Dev played a demon in Life OK's Devon Ke Dev Mahadev while Jugal Hansraj was seen in an episode of UTV Bindaas's Yeh Hai Aashiqui. Ekta Kapoor's Ek Thhi Naayka on Life OK had Konkona Sen Sharma and Huma Qureshi making guest appearances for the promotional show for Ekta's film Ek Thi Daayan. Actress Amrita Rao's sister, Preetika Rao, though not a Bollywood actor but a name to reckon with in the South Indian film industry has debuted with Colors' Beintehaan. From the looks of it, 2014 will also continue having Bollywood stars dazzling on the small screen with Amitabh Bachchan and wife Jaya Bachchan giving a nod to separate fictions shows.

Dhaval Roy



Shah Rukh Khan Salman Khan Amitabh Bachchan Aamir Khan Anil Kapoor Jugal Hansraj Jaya Bachchan Priyanka Chopra Konkona Sen Sharma Shabana Azmi Rahul Dev Rahul Khanna Ekta Kapoor Mallika Sherawat Preetika Rao Amrita Rao Sangeeta Ghosh Anita Raaj Richa Chadda Ruslaan Mumtaz Huma Qureshi Shilpa Shirodkar Kaun Banega Crorepati  Ek Thhi Naayka  The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika  24 tele-series  Kehta Hai Dil... Jee Le Zara  Ek Mutthi Aasmaan  Beintehaa  Devon Ke Dev. Mahadev  Yeh Hai Aashiqui  Sony TV  Zee TV  bindass  Colors  Life OK 

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.shinchan. 6 years ago Ruslaan...is a cutiee
inshallah he will do good in all ventures
Cyberpsychooo 6 years ago Ruslaan Mumtaz - u are doing a perfect job on kehta hai dil...
sabreen_06 6 years ago Love u ruslaan mumtaz and sangeeta gosh u both r best
jee lee zara rocks
Cold-Fire 6 years ago SRK too shot an episode with madhubala ek Ishq Ek Junoon...
Eksie 6 years ago Ruslaan <3 <3 <3 <3 Wowwwing the audience... and HOW!!! Love him as DV... SaRuv & JLZ Rock!!! :D
naneta 6 years ago Ruslaan Mumtaz is the best thing happened to TV in 2013. Superb; awesome n very very talented actor...Love you as DV in JLZ.
sahil70 6 years ago 24 was a breath of fresh air compared to the overdose of some useless daily shows
_Rasha_ 6 years ago Anil 'jhakaas' kapoor all the way :) eagerly waiting 2nd season of 24
KiranSonu1 6 years ago Aamir Khan's Stayameva Jayate was really a superb & unique show,...Waiting for it's 2nd season.
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