25 Successful Models Who Became Famous Bollywood Actors


Well, the road must have been hard to travel, let’s get inspired by the struggle of real life straggler. Some have made to the top, some have tasted the success and some have kissed it and treasured it for forever.

1. John Abraham

John was already a recognized face of the modelling and was quite popular in his own world. Winning Gladrags Manhunt made him real popular in 1999.

John Abraham Moel turned actor

2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

It’s hard to describe her beauty in words, she chooses her dream over her education and before entering into Bollywood she was already a successful model. She has already been featured in some of the American commercials, before winning the Miss World Pageant 1994.

Aishwarya Rai miss world 1994

3. Priyanka Chopra

She has always been one of the most famous models, then she won the Miss World Pageant in 2000 before hitting into the Bollywood.

Priyanka Chopra miss world 2000

4. Arjun Rampal

Like John, Arjun was also a Super Model who was quite famous back then. He made his appearance with the leading Role in “Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat”.

Arjun Rampal model to actor

5. Sushmita Sen

Sen was not in the limelight till the time she won the Miss Universe Pageant in 1994, and she was the first Indian Woman to win it. And later she entered into the world of acting and won the hearts of millions.

sushmita Sen miss universe 1994

6. Deepika Padukone

She has been good at her work, be it modelling or the acting. She was signed by the international brands. She had even left her footprints by winning the model of the year at Kingfisher Fashion Awards. In 2006, she has even featured for the Kingfisher’s Swimsuit Calendar.

Deepika Padukone Kingfisher calendar

7. Diana Penty

She has been known as a model however she has made her Grand appearance in Cocktail. Her modelling career seems more flourishing with both nationally and internationally.

Diana Penty Ramp Walk

8. Freida Pinto

Freida is a Hollywood star, yeah that’s true. She was also a model before her starting a big career in Hollywood. Her modelling agency has shortlisted her for the big role in Slumdog Millionaire.

freida-pinto model turned actor

9. Milind Soman

Soman is actually a model, acting has been part of his career. He was the ruler of the Ramp. He was already popular but Alisha Chinai’s song Made in India Video in 1995 made him more popular into the nation. Well, these days people refer to him as an Ironman.

Milind Soman Ramp walk

10. Anushka Sharma

She had her career on Modelling before hitting into the world of acting. She has pursued her career in modelling in Mumbai and soon after that, she appeared as a lead role in a blockbuster movie called “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”.

Anushka Sharma on ramp
















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