From Sansui Antaakshari to Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Indian Idol to Dance India Dance, since last 2 decades, reality shows have been playing a major role in Indian Television industry. Reality shows in India have always got inspired by the shows from other countries. But the best thing and the most important feature of these reality shows is to provide a relevant platform to the new talents. Let’s just derive out 10 famous celebs, both from TV and Bollywood industry who have kicked off their career through Indian reality shows.
Some of the famous celebs from reality shows and their achievements:
Neha Kakkar – From Indian Idol Season 2
Youth sensation singer Neha Kakkar once started her career from Indian idol singing competition. Although, she failed to win the competition but losing it, did not stop her to find the achievement in life. “London thumakda” and “Kala Chashma” are the famous songs among many other hit songs sung by this talented singer.
Monali Thakur – From Indian Idol Season 2
Who doesn’t remember the melodious voice in the song “Sawaar loon” & “Moh Moh dhage”! Monali won many precious awards including National award for best playback singer female for her songs. No matter she lost the Indian idol’s finale, this reality show has provided a great platform to her. Apart from that, she acted very well in her Debut movie ‘Laxmi’. This girl has proved that if you have talent, no one can stop you.
Faisal Khan - From DID Little Champs
A little boy from lower middle class family surprised everyone in the show ‘Dance India Dance little champs’. Not only he surprised the audience but also won the title of DID. After that, many producers accepted the fact that this cute faced boy can do much more dance. He got a role in a historical show on television known as ‘Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap’. After acting in the serial, Faisal again came back to its root which is dance and participated in the dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’. This shows his passion for dance.
Rannvijay Singh – From Mtv Rodies
Winner of Mtv Rodies season 1, this army kid showed his love for adventure to the whole country. His passion for Rodies took him to another level and after winning the show he also hosted it for many seasons. He also acted as judge. After that, he tried hard in the Bollywood industry doing many movies. But as he didn’t get too much fame in the film industry, Rannvijay returned to small screen with action drama ‘Pukaar’ – a show in which he plays an army major. In his long journey, he proved that no matter you are associated with Bollywood star family, if you have talent you will find your own way.
Rithvik Dhanjani- From Dance India Dance
His perfect moves in the audition of Dance India Dance helped him to begin his career in daily soaps like ‘Bandini’, ‘Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani’ and ‘Pavitra Rishta’. Rithvik was also a part of some reality shows again like ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja 5’, ‘Dare to Dance’, ‘Nach Baliye 6’ and ‘Distraction’. He is also co-hosting ‘Nach Baliye 7’ with Karan Patel.
Raghav Juyal – From Dance India Dance
King of Robotic & slow motion dance form, Raghav, amazed all the Indians by giving superb performances In Dance India Dance. But Raghav didn’t stop here and showed his acting skills in the movie “Sonali cable”, “ABCD” and after that he came out as a very good and humorous anchor of ‘Dance Plus’ dancing show. If a small town guy can do this much then he can really inspire many youth in our country.
Ayushmann Khurrana – From Mtv Rodies
A super talented boy who first appeared in the Mtv Rodies is worth praising. After that, he debuted in the movie “Vicky donor” and launched many super hit songs. He has really proved himself at many different levels.
Divyanka Tripathi – From Zee Cinestars Ki Khoj
Bhopal small town girl proves herself first, in a reality show named “Zee Cinestars Ki Khoj”. After that she got chance to be a lead actress in the show ‘Banoo Mein Teri Dulhann’ but Divyanka did not stop her and won viewers’ heart by her innocent appearance. She then got some famous roles like ‘Ishita Bhalla’ in Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Ye Hai Mohabbatein’.
Meiyang Chang – From Indian Idol season 5
Chang was among the top 5 finalist in the Indian idol Season 5. But his cute smile and singing gave him his Bollywood debut in the movie “Badmash Company”. This small town boy has proved himself in many fields as well.
Pravesh Rana – From Big Boss 3
His mimicry shows entertain many Indian and overseas audience. He won the Haywards 5000 Mr. India contest at a ceremony at Hotel Intercontinental Mumbai. Apart from that, Rana has worked for television channels like Zoom, STAR Plus, Bindass and Colors as an anchor. He got into Bigboss 3 as non-celebrity participant and got the fame and public love from that show. Pravesh has been walking the ramp for all the top designers of India like Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra,Varun Behal, Vikram Phadnis, Rocky S, Manish Gupta, etc. He has proved a lot more to the whole world and gained popularity.
If one has dreams and talent then believe me, no one can stop him/her to achieve the heights in life. Just stay focused and believe in yourself. Stay tuned to Lopscoop for more entertaining updates.
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Author – Adnan Alam
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