They are not just popular in India alone, but the whole world. We bring to those Bollywood celebs who have captured audiences with their charm and have millions of fans abroad too.
Who doesn’t know him? If there’s a synonym to Bollyood then its Shahrukh Khan. Often referred to as the king of Bollywood, SRK is super famous worldwide, with his movies getting the blockbuster tag in the overseas market as well. To name a few, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Devdas (2002), Chak De! India (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and Ra.One (2011). Shahrukh was also listed among the 50 most powerful men of the world by a popular magazine.
The living legend has been in this business for over 40 years now, and has garnered millions of fans from all over the world. He entered the Bollywood industry as a straggler and made a name for himself all by himself. The former “angry young man” is not just limited to big screen , but is quite popular on small screens too, with Kaun Banega Crorepati. His latest Hollywood movie The Great Gatsby has only added to his popularity.
She is married, she’s a mommy, but she is still considered as one of the most beautiful women in the world, and is a heartthrob of millions. Everybody loves Aishwarya Rai. Her fans in India and abroad wait to catch a glimpse as she walks down the Red Carpet every year at Cannes. Aish has given a number of hits including Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), Devdas (2002) and many more. In 2009 she made her entrance into Hollywood with Pink Panther 2.
She won England’s Celebrity Big Brother season five in 2007, and after that there was no turning back. Everybody knows Shilpa Shetty. And movies like Life in a… Metro and Apne continue to keep her in the spotlight. Richard Gere’s kiss at an Aids awareness rally in New Delhi, only added to her popularity, worldwide.
With blockbusters like 3 Idiots, Lagaan and Ghajini, he ought to be known internationally too. His movie Lagaan was also nominated for the Oscars.
A regular at the French red carpet Mallika Sherawat has gained popularity in many countries. She also happens to be the first Indian woman to get an offer to pose nude for Playboy magazine and appear on the cover, but she turned it down.