The drama, the romance, the music and the dancing are some of the factors that define Bollywood. In Hollywood however it is quite different, but our desiactresses have managed to bridge the gap exceptionally well. Their transition between the two industries has been remarkable stories in itself. They have even gone as far as being nominated and wining many prestigious international awards doing so. We give you a sneak peak into the careers of these praise worthy actresses who not only entertained fans in their homeland but also made incredible waves in global cinema.
Her beauty, enigma and confidence not only made her win the Miss World crown in 1994 but also laid her foundation for entering Bollywood. After finding success here, Hollywood filmmakers started taking notice of her beauty and talent and cast her in many critically acclaimed movies like Provoked, Bride and Prejudice and Mistress of Spices, among others.
Having started her career at a tender age with the late Dev Anand, actress Tabu got a golden opportunity to star in Mira Nair’s blockbuster ‘The Namesake’, based on Jhumpa Lahiri’s book. She later shot the big guns with Hollywood director Ang Lee’s ‘Life Of Pie’ alongside Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan.
In the midst of a flourishing Bollywood career, Priyanka Chopra grabbed the golden opportunity of playing the lead in the international series ‘Quantico’. Many Hollywood filmmakers sat up and took notice of the former Ms. World’s talent and the offers started pouring in. Some of the notable ones included Baywatch, Isn’t It Romantic, among others.
At the peak of her career Deepika Padukone was offered a substantial role opposite Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. She accepted and played the main female lead with aplomb.
Her light eyes and very unconventional looks diverted Lisa Ray more towards Hollywood then Bollywood. The gorgeous actress has appeared in movies like ‘I Can’t Think Straight’, Water and Kill Kill Faster Faster, among others.