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    Posted on 29 Sep 2015

    27 Indians Aside From Priyanka Chopra Who Have Appeared In Hollywood Projects

    Shout-out to those who blazed the trail.

    1. Purab Kohli


    Kohli appeared in the Netflix original series Sense8 portraying Rajan Rasal, the fiancé of one of the main characters.

    2. Shenaz Treasury

    Comedy Central

    Treasury is a recurring contributor on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore which airs on Comedy Central.

    3. Anil Kapoor


    Anil Kapoor is widely recognised as one of the most famous Indian actors worldwide. He's acted in the eighth season of the hit FOX series 24 as well as Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

    4. Kunal Nayyar


    Nayyar has become a household name all over the world for his portrayal of Dr. Raj Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory. Nayyar was raised in New Delhi, and left for the U.S. to pursue a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Portland, Oregon.

    5. Padma Lakshmi


    Lakshmi has been the host of the of the Emmy-winning reality show Top Chef, for which she received an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program category.

    6. Suraj Sharma


    Sharma first landed success with the blockbuster hit Life Of Pi, and was most recently seen in season four of Homeland.

    7. Amitabh Bachchan

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer The Great Gatsby.

    8. Kabir Bedi


    Bedi has appeared in a number of American, British and Italian productions but he is most recognised for his portrayal of the Bond villain Gobinda in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy.

    9. Ayesha Dharker


    Dhaker acted in Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones as Queen Jamillia, the successor of Queen Amidala, as well as City of Joy and Outsourced.

    10. Gulshan Grover


    Grover was one of the first Bollywood actors to have made a successful transition to Hollywood, acting in movies like Rocky and Prisoners of the Sun.

    11. Dalip Singh Rana/The Great Khali

    Happy Madison Productions

    Apart from being on WWE, Rana has appeared in a number of Hollywood movies like The Longest Yard, Get Smart, and MacGruber.

    12. Freida Pinto

    20th Century Fox

    The Mumbai native has appeared in a wide number of Hollywood big-budget films like Slumdog Millionaire, Immortals, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and will next be seen in Andy Serkis' Jungle Book: Origins.

    13. Tabu

    UTV Motion Pictures

    One of the most accomplished actresses in India also has a few international credits to her name with films like Life Of Pi and The Namesake.

    14. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Columbia Pictures

    Rai Bachchan appeared opposite Steve Martin in The Pink Panther 2.

    15. Anupam Kher

    The Weinstein Company

    Kher has been enjoying a successful Hollywood career for years, appearing in films like Bend It Like Beckham, Lust, and the 2013 Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook.

    16. Saeed Jaffrey

    ITV network

    Jaffrey has appeared on the British television seriesThe Jewel in the Crown as well as films like The Man Who Would Be King and A Passage To India.

    17. Tina Desai


    Desai most recently appeared in the Netflix hit Sense8 and was also in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel.

    18. Ali Fazal

    Universal Pictures / Via

    Fazal was recently seen in the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time, Furious 7.

    19. Nimrat Kaur


    In Homeland season 4, Kaur portrayed Tasneem Qureshi, a member of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence.

    20. Amrish Puri

    Paramount Pictures

    Puri appeared as Mola Ram, the primary antagonist, in Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom .

    21. Shabana Azmi

    TriStar Pictures

    Azmi has appeared in films like Madame Sousatzka and City of Joy.

    22. Irrfan Khan

    Universal Pictures

    One of India's most acclaimed actors is no stranger to Hollywood roles, appearing in Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man, Life of Pi, and Jurassic World.

    23. Gaurav Chopra

    Warner Bros.

    Chopra had a small cameo role in 2006's hit Blood Diamond as a French journalist.

    24. Om Puri

    Universal Pictures

    Puri has appeared in a wide number of British and American projects like The Hundred-Foot Journey, Charlie Wilson's War, Second Generation, East Is East and its sequel West Is West.

    25. Naseeruddin Shah

    20th Century Fox

    Shah appeared as the infamous Captain Nemo in the 2003 superhero film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

    26. Mallika Sherawat

    Nuclear Mango Productions

    Sherawat has appeared in films like the Hindi-English crossover film Hisss and 2011's Politics of Love. She also appeared in an episode of Hawaii Five-0.

    27. Rahul Khanna


    Khanna had a small part in season one of 24 but can be seen more recently in the FX spy thriller The Americans.

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