It is a common scene to see actors working in all film industries in India. Likewise, many Bollywood actors have shown their talent in Telugu films. We have all seen how Katrina Kaif in Malleswari, Kangana in Ek Niranjan and many others who chose Telugu film industry early in their career. But established Bollywood actors are generally considered to be making supporting characters in Tollywood movies in the recent past. Take a look at them.
Here is a list of Bollywood actors who have ventured into Tollywood movies.
#1 Suniel Shetty
Suniel Shetty, who has made many notable appearances in Bollywood, has now started venturing into Tollywood through supporting character roles. His first Tollywood appearance was with Vishnu Manchu in the movie Mosagallu. The versatile actor recently played a leading role in Varun Tej’s Ghani. He plays the role of an Indian boxer of yesteryear.
#2 Dia Mirza
The Bollywood actor who connected with audiences with his good looks and flawless performances ventured into the Telugu film industry. Her first Telugu film was opposite Akkineni Nagarjuna in the film Wild Dog. The film was directed by debutant Ashishor Solomon. Other Bollywood actors such as Saiyami Kher and Atul Kulkarni are also featured in the same movie.
One of the most famous actors in Bollywood for his fiery and strong performances, Ajay Devgn is widely appreciated for his strong cop roles. The versatile actor has proven he can take on any role with Rajamouli’s RRR. He plays the role of Ram Charan’s father who seems to have inspired his fight for freedom.
#4 Manoj Bajpayee
The fame of Family Man made Manoj Bajpayee a global star. From his screen presence to the dialogue to the facial expressions, this actor is a legend. He has also worked in Tollywood movies and delivered strong performances. His first appearance was opposite Allu Arjun in Happy. He also acted in Vedam and Komaram Puli.
#5 Jackie Shroff
A hero, a role model, a villain, a father, a brother and much more. There’s no end to the number of roles Jackie Shroff has mastered. The Bollywood actor who has dominated the industry with his looks has also ventured into other regional languages. Mostly seen in negative roles in Telugu, he appeared in Astram, Bank, Shakti, Panja and Sahoo his most recent film.
#6 Kay Kay Menon
Krishna Kumar Menon better known by the stage name Kay Kay Menon has mainly acted in various film industries in India. The actor’s performance in the film Haider which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play was highly praised. He has also won many awards for the same. This versatile actor made his Tollywood debut with the movie The Ghazi Attack.
The next biggest Bollywood actor to be seen in Tollywood is Salman Khan. He has been tapped for a leading role in Chiranjeevi’s upcoming film Godfather which is a remake of the Malayalam film Lucifer. Many other actors have also starred in Tollywood in small roles, one such actor is Alia Bhat who made an appearance in RRR by Rajamouli.
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