TV Stars who couldn’t shine bright in Bollywood
TV Stars who couldn’t shine bright in Bollywood ( Photo Credit – Instagram )

1. Ankita Lokhande: Pavitra Rishta to Bollywood Dreams

Remember the angelic Archana from Pavitra Rishta? Yes, we’re talking about Ankita Lokhande, who ruled our TV screens for years. Ankita’s journey to Bollywood began with a bang – landing a role in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi alongside Kangna Ranaut. Despite her stellar performance, the magic of Archana didn’t translate into silver screen stardom. She later appeared in movies like Baaghi 3 and Swatantrya Veer Savarkar, but couldn’t quite replicate her TV success. Yet, Ankita remains our reigning queen of soap operas!


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2. Barun Sobti: The Heartthrob of TV with Bollywood Missteps

The charming Arnav Singh Raizada from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon had hearts fluttering across the nation. Barun’s Bollywood innings started with Main Aur Mr. Riight and 22 Yards, both of which didn’t quite score big at the box office. Though his talent is undeniable, Bollywood’s glitter seemed elusive for our dashing TV star. We still swoon over him on the small screen, though!


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3. Hina Khan: From Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai to a Rocky B-Town Path

Hina Khan, the epitome of grace as Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, made waves when she stepped into the reality TV space with Bigg Boss and Khatron Ke Khiladi. Her Bollywood debut came with Hussein Khan’s Lines. It was followed by Hacked, Unlock, and Wishlist. Despite her bold attempts and fashionable appearances at Cannes, her Bollywood ticket to superstardom is still pending. But hey, Hina’s journey is far from over – she’s a diva on and off-screen!

4. Rajeev Khandelwal: The Original Suave Superstar

Rajeev Khandelwal, the OG heartthrob from Kahiin To Hoga, made a promising leap to films with Aamir, a critically acclaimed thriller. However, subsequent ventures like Shaitan and Table No. 21 didn’t quite cement his Bollywood legacy. Despite his riveting performances, Rajeev’s Bollywood career didn’t soar as expected. Nevertheless, he continues to charm us on digital platforms and TV.


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5. Karan Singh Grover: The Hot Doc Who Couldn’t Heal Bollywood’s Woes

Karan Singh Grover, the sizzling Dr. Armaan Malik from Dill Mill Gayye, was every teenager’s crush. Karan’s Bollywood journey started with Bhram and films like Alone and Hate Story 3 followed. Despite his undeniable good looks and physique, the box office didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet. But KSG remains a fitness icon and continues to captivate us on TV and web series.


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6. Gurmeet Choudhary: The Lord Ram of TV Who Couldn’t Conquer Bollywood

Gurmeet Choudhary, who captivated audiences as Lord Ram in Ramayan and later in Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi, took the Bollywood plunge with Khamoshiyan and Wajah Tum Ho. Despite his commendable efforts and on-screen presence, the big-screen magic didn’t quite rub off. Yet, his performances are fondly remembered, and he continues to have a loyal fan base.


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7. Ravi Dubey: The Jamai Raja with Bollywood Blues

Ravi Dubey, our very own Siddharth from Jamai Raja, has been a household name for years. He made his film debut with U R My Jaan. He also starred in 3 Dev, a comedy that didn’t create the desired buzz. Despite his charismatic presence and acting chops, Bollywood’s big break remains elusive. But Ravi’s journey as a TV star continues to shine brightly.


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8. Jennifer Winget: The Queen Bee of TV with a Tryst in Films

Jennifer Winget, synonymous with shows like Beyhadh and Saraswatichandra, tried her luck in films with Phir Se… alongside Kunal Kohli. Unfortunately, the film’s release was marred with issues, and it didn’t make the waves expected. Nevertheless, Jennifer reigns supreme on TV and digital platforms, and her fans are always eager to see more of her.


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9. Aamna Sharif: The Iconic Kashish’s Bollywood Blues

Aamna Sharif, the iconic Kashish from Kahiin To Hoga, transitioned to Bollywood with Aloo Chaat and Ek Villain. Despite her stunning screen presence, the films didn’t quite catapult her to Bollywood stardom. However, Aamna continues to dazzle on television and digital screens.


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10. Ram Kapoor: The Big Man with Bigger Aspirations

Ram Kapoor, the charismatic star of Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, made several forays into Bollywood with films like Student of the Year, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, and Loveyatri. While his roles were memorable, the solo stardom as Bollywood’s leading man remained just out of reach. Nonetheless, Ram remains a beloved actor across mediums.


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The Silver Lining

While these talented stars may not have found their footing in the Bollywood blockbuster league, their contributions to television and digital media are undeniable. They continue to entertain, inspire, and carve niches where their immense talent shines through. In the world of entertainment, success isn’t just about the destination but also the journey – and these stars have created unforgettable journeys for us all.

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