Ever since the first talkie film, audio or music became synonymous with films. Since then, music videos and songs have given Bollywood worldwide recognition. Apart from acting, dancing also became a way for actors to woo their audiences. Over time, various celebrities started appearing in music videos and got the recognition that landed them films.
Here is a list of actors who starred in music videos at the beginning of their careers, and later joined Bollywood. Read on:
1) Shahid Kapoor
Not many people know but Shahid initially got recognition after he starred in the music video ‘Ankhon Mein’ by 90s popular band Aryans. He would then go on to become a star in his own right, giving great performances such as his latest one in the movie Kabir Singh.
2) Ayesha Takia
Ayesha Takia came into limelight after featuring in Falguni Pathak’s 1990s music video of a song titled ‘Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye’. The song also starred Dino Morea’s younger brother Santino Morea. Ayesha gained a lot of fame after this video and later came into Bollywood.
3) Malaika Arora
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Well renowned for her silky dance moves in songs such as Chaiyya Chaiyya and Munni Badnaam Hui, Maliaka initially appeared in Malkit Singh’s Gur ‘Naal Ishq Mitha’ opposite Jas Arora, a song which was very popular at that time, and paved the way for Maliaka’s entry into films.
4) Sameera Reddy
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Sameera Reddy, before becoming an actress, gained prominence with a music video named ‘Ahista’ by Pankaj Udhas. After this, she found success in films and had an illustrious career which included hit films such as Darna Mana Hai, Musafir, Fool & Final, Naksha, No Entry, Race, One Two Three and many more.