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Famous Indian-origin Hollywood actors whom we hardly know

Famous Indian-origin actors working in Hollywood

If we think that there is only Irrfan Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra has only managed to get big into Hollywood movies, then it is wrong. Even Saeed Jaffrey, Kabir Bedi and I S Johar in the past had played their part in the Hollywood movies. We know a lot about out Bollywood actors but do we know about Indian-origin actors that made it big in Hollywood.  Here we bring you those famous actors that belong to Indian-Origin and found a place in the hearts of Hollywood.

  1. Ben Kingsley


He is an Indian origin actor born in Britain. His original name Krishna Pandit Bhanji will literally connect you instantly as an Indian. He has worked in Hollywood films for over 40 years and even won an Oscar. He is best known for playing Mahatma Gandhi in the 1982 film, ‘Gandhi’ directed by Richard Attenborough.

  1. Kal Penn


Over the years, Kal Penn has worked in numerous Hollywood Movies and TV serials. He is a Gujarati descent actor of Indian origin living in the US. He is famously known for ‘Harold and Kumar’ movie Trilogy. He even played a journalist in Bollywood film ‘Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain’.

  1. Sendhil Ramamurthy


Sendhil Ramamurthy is born in a Tamil-Kannada family in the US. He has done a stint of work in Hollywood movies ‘In the Beginning’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Afterlife’. He is a famous personality in TV world working currently on ‘Stan Lee’s Lucky Man’.

  1. Dev Patel


He has made his mark in Hollywood with the Oscar Winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. He is born in London and belong to a Gujarati family. He is one of the best upcoming actors of Indian origin who went on to star in movies like ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ 1 and 2, ‘Chappie’ and latest ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’.

  1. Archie Panjabi


Archie Panjabi is a British actress of Indian origin. Her real name is Archana Panjabi. Panjabi was born in London, to Govind and Padma Panjabi, both Sindhi Hindu immigrants from India You must have noticed her in ‘Yasmin’, ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and ‘A Mighty Heart’.

  1. Karan Soni


He is an American actor of Indian origin known for his roles in the films like ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’, ‘Supremacy’ and ‘Deadpool. His role as Dopinder in recent flick ‘Deadpool’ was one of its important ones. He is even a regular name in Television shows.

  1. Parminder Nagra


Parminder Kaur Nagra is an English film and television actress, known for playing roles in films like ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and ‘Twenty8k’. She was last seen in American show ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’.

  1. Kunal Nayyar


He is a British-Indian actor and writer known for his role as Rajesh Koothrappali on the famous TV show ‘The Big Bang Theory’. According to Forbes, Nayyar was third on the list of World’s Highest-Paid TV Actors for 2015. He married to Miss India 2006 winner, Neha Kapur in 2011. You must have spotted him playing an important role in Canadian movie ‘Dr. Cabbie’.

  1. Aziz Ansari


Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia to a Tamil Muslim family from Tamil Nadu. He is an American actor and comedian. He is widely known for his roles as Tom Haverford on the NBC series ‘Parks and Recreation’. He even has done a stint of work in movies like ‘Funny People’, ‘I Love You Man’ and ‘This is the End’.

  1. Freida Pinto


Frieda Pinto, who reached to fame with Oscar-winning movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, hails from Mumbai. She is born in Mangalorean Catholic family. She has done an array of films like Rise of the Planets of the Apes, Trishna and Desert Dance.



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