Jimmy Shergill: After getting noticed in multi-starrers like 'Maachis' and 'Mohabbatein', Jimmy bagged his first solo lead role in the film 'Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar'. A series of multi-starrers followed including the popular ones like 'Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai', 'Munnabhai M.B.B.S.', 'Tom, Dick, and Harry', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', 'A Wednesday', 'My Name Is Khan', 'Tanu Weds Manu', 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster'. His latest release was 'Dangerous Ishhq'
Arshad Warsi: He played a parallel lead in his first two movies 'Tere Mere Sapne' and 'Betaabi' with Chandrachur Singh. His first film as a solo lead was 'Hero Hindustani' following which he did several multi-starrer movies like 'Dhamaal', 'Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal', 'Krazzy 4', 'Golmaal', 'Golmaal Returns', 'Golmaal 3', 'F.A.L.T.U.', 'Double Dhamaal' to name a few
Randeep Hooda: He began his acting career with 'Monsoon Wedding' sharing screen space with Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Raaz and Parveen Dabbas. His first solo lead movie was a Ram Gopal Verma-Ronnie Screwvala production 'D'. This was followed by other multi-starrer flicks including 'Darna Zaroori Hai', 'Risk', 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai', 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster', 'Jannat 2'. Upcoming film 'Heroine', 'Unglee' and Cocktail are also multi-starrers while 'Love Game' will have Randeep in the lead. He also got noticed for his solo roles in 'Ru-Ba-Ru' and 'Colours of Passion'
Vinay Pathak: After a long stint of multi-starrer movies, Vinay Pathak took to lead roles with movies like 'Pappu Can't Dance Saala', 'Chalo Dilli', 'Bheja Fry 2' and 'Tere Mere Phere'
Ranvir Shorey: He did several sidekick yet noteworthy roles in movies like 'Ek Chhotisi Love Story', 'Jism', 'Waisa Bhi Hota Hai II', 'Lakshya', 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects', 'Khosla Ka Ghosla', 'Traffic Signal', 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.', 'Bheja Fry', 'Buddha Mar Gaya', 'Singh Is Kinng', 'Chandni Chowk To China'and more. He got his solo lead roles in the film 'Mixed Doubles opposite Konkona Sen Sharma followed by 'Mithya', the latest solo release being 'Fatso'
Sharman Joshi: After several multi-starrer flicks viz. 'Godmother', 'Style', 'Xcuse Me', 'Rang De Basanti', 'Golmaal: Fun Unlimited', '3 Idiots', 'Allah Ke Banday' and more, Sharman finally bagged a solo lead in 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari'
Amrita Puri: She debuted in the Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Aisha' wherein she was cast in a supportive role. Following this she bagged a lead role in the movie 'Blood Money' opposite Kunal Khemu
Some Bollywood actors started from doing multi-starrer flicks to bagging a solo lead role. On Jimmy Sheirgill's birthday, we take a look at actors who began their careers doing sidekick roles and then moved on to solo lead roles