Here's What 28 Bollywood Actors Looked Like In Their First Role, An Iconic Role, And Their Most Recent One

    Shah Rukh Khan was always a total cutie.

    1. Here's Alia Bhatt in her first leading role as a college student in the movie Student of the Year (2012).

    Stills of Alia Bhatt from Student of the Year

    Here's Alia Bhatt as Sehmat in Raazi (2018), one of her most notable performances.

    Alia smiles in a still from Raazi

    Alia's most recent appearance was in the dark comedy, Darlings (2022).

    Alia Bhatt in a still from Darlings

    2. Here's Shah Rukh Khan in the television series Fauji, way back in 1989! This was his debut.

    Shah Rukh Khan in an army uniform

    Here's Shah Rukh Khan as Om Makhija in the movie Om Shanti Om (2007), one of his most notable roles.

    Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Om Shanti Om

    Here's a sneak-peek into Shah Rukh's character from his upcoming movie, Pathaan (2023).

    3. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja made her debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya (2007).

    Sonam Kapoor in Saawariya

    Here's Sonam portraying Neerja Bhanot in the biographical thriller, Neerja (2016).

    Sonam Kapoor answers a phone

    Her latest film was The Zoya Factor (2019), based on Anuja Chauhan's novel of the same name.

    Sonam Kapoor in The Zoya Factor

    4. Here's Saif Ali Khan in his debut film, Parampara (1993).

    Stills of Saif Ali Khan from the movie

    One of his most notable roles was in the movie Dil Chahta Hai (2001).

    A still from Dil Chahta Hai

    He was last seen in the movie Bunty Aur Babli 2 (2021) as Rakesh aka Bobby aka Bunty.

    Stills of Saif Ali Khan from the movie

    5. Radhika Apte made her debut with the film Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! in 2005.

    A very young Radhika Apte in a still from Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!

    Here's Radhika in one of her most celebrated roles — as Lajjo in Parched (2015).

    Radhika Apte opens a door and smiles

    Radhika was last seen in the film Forensic (2022), alongside Vikrant Massey.

    Radhika Apte as a police officer

    6. Jaideep Ahlawat's first mainstream role was in the movie Aakrosh (2010).

    A still from the film

    Here's Jaideep Ahlawat as Hathi Ram Chaudhary in Paatal Lok (2020).

    Jaideep Ahlawat reading a newspaper

    Jaideep was last seen in the web series, The Broken News (2022).

    Jaideep Ahlawat walking in a newsroom

    7. Kiara Advani was first seen as Devi in the 2014 film, Fugly.

    Stills of Kiara Advani with a co-actor in Fugly

    She played the role of Preeti in the 2019 film, Kabir Singh, her most successful venture so far.

    Kiara Advani smiles in wedding gear

    Here's Kiara as Nainaa in her most recent release, Jugjugg Jeeyo (2022).

    Kiara Advani in Jugjugg Jeeyo

    8. Aamir Khan debuted in the ensemble film Holi in 1984. It also starred actors like Om Puri, Deepti Naval, Naseeruddin Shah, and Shreeram Lagoo.

    Stills of a very young Aamir Khan from the movie Holi

    Here's Aamir Khan as Sanjay Singhania in Ghajini (2008), one of his many iconic performances.

    Aamir Khan looking at his reflection in a 3-way mirror

    His most recent film is Laal Singh Chaddha (2022), an official remake of Forrest Gump.

    Aamir Khan in Laal Singh Chaddha

    9. Here's Ranveer Singh as Bittoo Sharma in his first film, Band Baaja Baaraat (2010).

    Stills of Ranveer Singh from Band Baaja Baaraat

    Here's Ranveer Singh essaying Peshwa Bajirao in the period film Bajirao Mastani (2015).

    Ranveer Singh in Bajirao Mastani

    He was last seen in the film Jayeshbhai Jordaar (2022).

    Ranveer Singh in Jayeshbhai Jordaar

    10. Here's Bhumi Pednekar as Sandhya in Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015).

    Stills of Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana from the movie

    She played Sugandha Joshi in the rom-com Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), one of her most successful films.

    Bhumi Pednekar on a video call screen

    And here's Bhumi in her most recent film, Raksha Bandhan (2022).

    Bhumi Pednekar smiling

    11. Here's Sidharth Malhotra as Abhimanyu in his first film, Student of the Year (2012).

    Stills of Sidharth Malhotra from Student of the Year

    Here's Sidharth Malhotra as Guru from the thriller, Ek Villain (2014).

    Sidharth Malhotra with a menacing expression

    He was last seen in the 2021 film, Shershaah.

    Stills of Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani from the Shershaah

    12. Pankaj Tripathi's was first seen in a small role in the movie Run (2004), of the "Kauwa Biryani" fame.

    Pankaj Tripathi laughing

    Here's Pankaj Tripathi as Assistant Commandant Aatma Singh in the much-loved Newton (2017).

    Panjak Tripathi pointing and conversing

    His most recent release is Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga (2022).

    Pankaj Tripathi in a still from the film

    13. Taapsee Pannu's first film was Jhummandi Naadam, which released in 2010.

    Stills of Taapsee Pannu from Jhummandi Naadam

    Here's Taapsee Pannu in the 2020 movie, Thappad, her most celebrated role.

    Taapsee Pannu in Thappad

    Taapsee's most recent release is Dobaaraa (2022), a time-travel thriller.

    Taapsee Pannu in a still from the movie

    14. Here's Ayushmann Khurrana in his first film, Vicky Donor (2012).

    Stills of Ayushmann Khurrana and Annu Kapoor from Vicky Donor

    He played Akash in the critically acclaimed black comedy, Andhadhun (2018).

    Ayushmann Khurrana in Andhadhun

    Here's Ayushmann Khurrana in his most recent film, Anek (2022).

    Ayushmann Khurrana eating and talking

    15. Here's Rajkummar Rao in his debut film, Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010).

    Stills from the movie LSD

    Here's Rajkummar Rao as Newton Kumar in the 2017 film, Newton.

    Rajkummar Rao in Newton

    He was recently seen in the murder-mystery, HIT: The First Case (2022).

    Rajkummar Rao smelling a perfume

    16. Tabu's first film was Dev Anand's Hum Naujawan (1985).

    Stills from the movie

    Here's Tabu as Mumtaz in the 2001 film, Chandni Bar, for which she received a National Award.

    Tabu in Chandni Bar

    And here's Tabu in her most recent film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which released in 2022.

    Tabu in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

    17. Ranbir Kapoor started his acting career with the 2007 film, Saawariya.

    Stills of Ranbir Kapoor from Saawariya

    Here's Ranbir as Sanjay Dutt in the biopic, Sanju (2018).

    Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju

    And, here's Ranbir Kapoor as Shiva in the much awaited fantasy film, Brahmāstra (2022).

    Ranbir Kapoor in Brahmāstra

    18. Katrina Kaif debuted in the controversial movie Boom (2003), which also starred the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff.

    Katrina Kaif in the movie Boom

    Here's Katrina Kaif as Babita Kumari in Zero (2018), a role for which she received a lot of critical acclaim.

    Katrina Kaif in Ek Tha Tiger

    While, she was last seen as Ria Sooryanvashi in Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi (2021), here's Katrina's look from her upcoming film, Phone Bhoot, which releases in November 2022.

    19. Anushka Sharma's first film was Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008.

    Stills of Anushka Sharma from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

    Here's Anushka Sharma as Jagat Janani in the 2014 film, PK, her biggest commercial success.

    Anushka Sharma in PK

    She was last seen as Aafia Yusufzai Bhinder in Zero (2018).

    Stills of Anushka Sharma from Zero

    20. Deepika Padukone's debut film was Aishwarya, which released in 2006.

    Stills of Deepika Padukone from Aishwarya

    She played Leela in the tragic romance, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

    Deepika Padukone in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

    Her latest release is the 2022 film, Gehraiyaan.

    Stills of Deepika Padukone from Gehraiyaan

    21. Priyanka Chopra Jonas made her debut as Priya in the 2002 film, Thamizhan.

    Stills of Priyanka Chopra and Vijay from Thamizhan.

    22. Here's Priyanka as Meghna Mathur in Fashion (2008), a role for which she won a National Award.

    Priyanka Chopra in Fashion

    She last played Sati in the sci-fi film, The Matrix Resurrections (2021).

    Priyanka Chopra in The Matrix Resurrections

    23. Shahid Kapoor debuted in 2003 with the film, Ishq Vishq.

    Stills of Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao in Ishq Vishq

    Here's Shahid Kapoor as Tommy Singh in the gritty 2016 movie, Udta Punjab.

    Shahid Kapoor in Udta Punjab

    His latest release was Jersey (2022), in which he plays a cricketer.

    Shahid Kapoor in cricket gear. He's sitting on a bench.

    24. Vicky Kaushal began his acting journey with a small role in the 2012 film, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana.

    Stills of Vicky Kaushal from Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana

    Here's Vicky Kaushal as Major Vihaan Singh Shergill in Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019). He won a National Award for the role.

    Vicky Kaushal in Uri: The Surgical Strike

    And, he was most recently seen in Sardar Udham (2021), where he essayed the titular character.

    Stills of Vicky Kaushal from Sardar Udham

    25. Kareena Kapoor Khan's first movie was Refugee, which released in 2000.

    Stills of Kareena Kapoor and Abishek Bachchan from the movie

    Here's Kareena as the titular character in the 2004 film, Chameli, one of her most critically-acclaimed performances.

    Kareena Kapoor in Chameli

    Her most recent release is Laal Singh Chaddha (2022).

    Kareena Kapoor laughing

    26. Manoj Bajpayee made his debut in 1993 with a small role in the TV show, Shikast.

    Manoj Bajpayee looking through frosted glass

    Here's Manoj Bajpayee in the 1998 film, Satya. He won a National Award and a Filmfare Award for his performance.

    Manoj Bajpayee in Satya

    He was last seen as Nikhil Sood in the movie Dial 100 (2021).

    Manoj Bajpayee as a police officer

    27. Varun Dhawan made his film debut as Rohan in Student of the Year (2012).

    Stills of Varun Dhawan from Student of the Year

    Here he is as Raghav "Raghu" Purohit in the 2015 film, Badlapur.

    Varun Dhawan in Badlapur

    Varun was recently seen as Kuldeep "Kukoo" Saini in the 2022 film, Jugjugg Jeeyo.

    Varun Dhawan in Jugjugg Jeeyo

    28. Abhishek Bachchan debuted in the romantic drama, Refugee (2000).

    Stills of Abhishek Bachchan from Refugee

    Here's Abhishek Bachchan in Guru (2007), his biggest critical and commercial success.

    Abhishek Bachchan in Guru

    He was recently seen as Ganga Ram Chaudhary in the 2022 film, Dasvi.

    Stills of Abhishek Bachchan from Dasvi