Bollywood is teeming with newcomers and aspiring actors. Among these, some actors made a slow but steady foray into films, starting with tid bit roles that impressed. We thought of a few actors in hindi films who have come up the hard way, from bit roles to big hits. Take a look!
Shilpa Shukla Actress Shilpa Shukla first made critics sit up and take notice in her debut act on celluloid, 'Chak de'. Though the film was Shah Rukh Khan's shining moment, Shilpa received her share of the limelight too, as the aggressive hockey player who would go any lengths to surge ahead. She is now back with a bang (quite literally) with a lead role in the upcoming 'B.A. Pass', where she plays a married woman who indulges in a lustful relationship with a boy who lives next door. She's bold and unapologetic by the looks of it, and the film is bound to raise more than just eyebrows once it's released.
Parineeti Chopra Armed with a triple honours in business, finance and economics, Parineeti Chopra joined Yash Raj Films as a PR consultant. But a three-film acting deal later, she was first seen as the plump but vivacious Dimple Chadda in the film 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl'. The Delhi-based rich kid act helped her bag the lead role of Zoya, a forthright woman in 'Ishaqzaade' opposite Arjun Kapoor. The rest, as they say, is history.
Aditi Rao Hydari Aditi made her Bollywood debut as a docile spinster in the 2009 flick 'Delhi 6' and caught the eye despite the film's lukewarm response at the box-office. She has since played the lead role in 'London, Paris, New York' opposite Pakistani import Ali Zafar, and was appreciated for her work in Vishesh Bhatt's 'Murder 3' in 2013.
Aditya Roy Kapur After this year's blockbuster love story 'Aashiqui 2', Aditya Roy Kapur needs little introduction. But his charm made few fans during his debut in the film 'London Dreams', though acts in films like 'Action Replayy' and 'Guzaarish' made him more popular. He was also seen in the Deepika- Ranbir starrer 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' this year, which has been a fantastic success.
Swara Bhaskar This stellar actress made her Bollywood debut playing the best friend of Kangana Ranaut in the hit romance film, 'Tanu Weds Manu'. As Payal, she gave a strong, confident portrayal that gave her critical accolades. Her solo act in the drama film 'Listen...Amaya' this year was a layered character that had reviewers applauding. But the act that has won hearts and marriage proposals galore for the actress is her role as Bindya, the childhood friend of Dhanush in the film 'Raanjhanaa'.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui With a blink and miss role in the Aamir Khan starrer, 'Sarfarosh' in 1999, Nawazuddin Siddiqui went for years without a single role in films. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap then cast the actor in 2004, in the dark film 'Black Friday'. Nawazuddin's first lead role in the movie 'Patang' drew the attention of the renowned film critic Roger Ebert. But post films like 'Kahaani', 'Gangs of Wasseypur' series and ‘Talaash’, he became a known face even at the Cannes Film Festival.