Mouni Roy: With her big break as a small town girl in Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Mouni Roy has taken the audience with her innocent looks and acting skills. Years later, Mouni took the television industry by storm with the third season of Naagin which became the highest TRP grosser of the year. Now, this young actress landed herself sharing the same screen space opposite Akshay Kumar in Gold. In an interview with IANS, Mouni shared her experience of the big switch from TV to silver screen, "My transition to big screen happened very organically, but yes I do feel a loss because it was like leaving your home and entering a new territory as it was my first film, and there were a lot of personal struggles involved."
After the success of Gold, the actress is currently preparing for Brahmastra and Made In China.
Ankita Lokhande: The Pavitra Rishta actress is part of Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi where she will play Jhalkaribai. Ankita shared the first look of her character, and she posted it on her social media account, she captioned it, "Jhalkaribai definitely knows the way to even a modern man's heart. It's blurred for a reason." The actress will be seen romancing the famous Marathi actor Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, and he will be essaying the character of Puran Singh, a soldier, who is in love with Jhalkaribai, a close aide of Rani Laxmibai. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi will hit the silver screen in 2019.
Prachi Desai: She attained popularity with the TV series Kasamh Se, and went on to work in films like Rock On, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Bol Bachchan, Policegiri and many others. The actress is currently preparing for her next film, Kosha, which is directed by Amman Advaita. Kosha revolves around a disruptive girl who is a rock band member with a history of alcohol and substance abuse. Prachi has also learnt guitar for her role in the film. Talking about the same in an interview with IANS, Prachi said: "When I had to shoot this particular scene where I had to jam with a guitar I thought why not learn it so that it looks real. So yes, I learnt the instrument and I am happy to say that I am playing it for real in the scene."
Anita Hassanandani: The actress, who has won hearts of TV lovers as Shagun in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, had also turned to Bollywood, although her films Kuch To Hai, Koi Aap Sa, and Krishna Cottage, didn't make much of an impact at the box office. In an interview with mid-day, Anita was asked whether she missed Bollywood, as she has now switched to the TV and web, to which Anita said: "I am not going to lie about it. I have never been offered anything exciting in films. Television is more secure. I've been doing this since I was 16 and I'm happy in this space."
Anita is currently busy with her web series Galti Se Mis-Tech, a series that offers a humorous take on love in the age of technology. Discussing her web debut, Anita also said: "I was busy doing TV shows and was pressed for time. Secondly, nothing great was offered to me. I've been thinking about acting in a digital series for a while. The quirky storyline of Galti Se Mis-Tech appealed to me. It was the perfect opportunity to start my web journey."
Shruti Seth: Shruti Seth, who achieved fame with Shararat, has forayed into Bollywood with Fanaa in which she essayed the role of Kajol's friend. She has also appeared in the films Ta Ra Rum Pum, Rajneeti and Aagey Se Right.
Aamna Sharif: Aamna Sharif entered the small screen industry with shows like Kahin To Hoga, Honge Juda Na Hum before turning to Bollywood. Her filmography includes films like Aloo Chaat, Aao Wish Karein, Shakal Pe Mat Jaa, and Ek Villain. Currently, away from the screen, Aamna Sharif tied the knot with the producer Amit Kapoor on December 27, 2013. The duo was blessed with a baby boy, Arain Kapoor on September 14, 2015.
Hansika Motwani: Hansika, who appeared as a child artist in Shalakala Boom Boom, Son Pari, and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, went on to make her Bollywood debut with Himesh Reshammiya in Aapka Suroor. The actress also tried her luck in South Indian film industry and now, she is a known face down south. Hansika is currently preparing for two Tamil films - Thuppakki Munai and 100, which are slated to release later this year.
Sara Khan: Sara Khan can be currently seen on the show Woh Apna Sa, where she plays the role of an antagonist, Rano. She starred in the unsuccessful film M3: Midsummer Midnight Mumbai and had a small role in Humaari Adhuri Kahaani, which starred Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan.
Karishma Tanna: Karishma worked in the film Friendship: Friends Forever in the year 2005, before Grand Masti in 2013. Karisma was first seen in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Shararat and has also appeared in many reality TV shows. Karishma Tanna was last seen sharing the screen space with Ranbir Kapoor, and in an interview with IANS, Karishma said: "He is amazing, a thorough professional and a brat. He's a lot of fun on the set. He has very good humour, talks well and a lovely guy to work with. The actress, who is not in a rush to sign films further added: "I had been offered a lot of films also but if the content is not good then I would not want to do it."
Shama Sikander: Shama Sikander, who appeared in TV shows Balveer, Ye Meri Life Hai and Seven, also tried her luck in Bollywood. Shama has been a part of some flops like Dhoom Dhadaka, Ansh, Man. Shama has also tired her luck in web series. She appeared in Vishesh Bhatt's Maaya, which gathered a lot of controversy because of the actress' bold character.
Radhika Madan: The television actor Radhika Madan from Meri Aashiqui Tumse, popularly known as Ishani became a household name in no time with her debut show itself. With her gained popularity in the Indian Television, this actress landed herself in Vasan Bala’s Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota opposite Abhimanyu Dasani. Her recent Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (The Man Who Feels No Pain) has gained popularity at the global premiere of 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, she will be again seen playing a rustic role with actress Sanya Malhotra in Pataakha, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. Pataakha is slated to release on September 28.
Dipika Kakar: TV actress Dipika Kakar is a famous face in Indian daily soaps. After her immense successful and famous role in Sasural Simar Ka, this beauty was roped in a part of JP Dutta's Paltan as one of the three leading actresses in the film. The actress played the character of a soldier's wife, opposite Gurmeet Choudhary. The film released on September 7.
Kritika Kamra: Kritika started her career with the show Kitni Mohabbat Hai and became an instant favourite. Her acting skills garnered her a large number of audience across all the quarters. Her upcoming movie, Mitron will see her playing the role of a small town girl. Kritika is all set for her debut film opposite Jackky Bhagnani in Mitron. The film is all set to hit the silver screen on September 14.
Mrunal Thakur: The Kumkum Bhagya fame Mrunal Thakur is the latest television star to rope in a Bollywood Movie. The actress made her Bollywood debut with Tabrez Noorani's Love Sonia, which has been critically acclaimed by one and all. Post, Love Sonia, the popular television actress is all set to sizzle on the silver screen once again with Hrithik Roshan in his upcoming film Super 30. The film is based on the life of the Patna-based scholar Anand Kumar, who trains 30 deserving, economically- backward students for IIT-JEE entrance exams every year with commendable success rate.
Digangana Suryavashi: The TV actress Digangana rose to fame with her role Veera in Star Plus' Ek Veer Ki Ardaas... Veera. She also appeared on the much-talked reality show, Bigg Boss, in the ninth season. Digangana is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Fryday and Jalebi. Both the films are slated to release on October 12, 2018.
While Mouni Roy made her Bollywood debut, TV actresses Ankita Lokhande and Digangana Suryavanshi are all set for their films to release on the silver screen. Prachi Desai's birthday here a look at some actress who after a successful stint in the small screen have ventured into Bollywood.
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