March 27 is celebrated every year as World Theatre Day. Various international theatre events are organized to mark this day. Bollywood has been home to many such artists who have come all the way from theatre to celluloid, just because of their sheer talent. Over the years, Bollywood has imported many actors from the stage. Here is a list of 5 actors who have routed their way into Bollywood via theatre in recent times.
1. Aparshakti Khurana
Before making a name for himself by being a part of ‘Dangal’, a movie that created history, Aparshakti Khurrana was a part of a theatre group. The actor then went on to start his journey in front of the camera through television as well. Well, he is following the exact footsteps of his elder brother, and we are sure of the fact that he is on the path to superstardom as well!
2. Sanya Malhotra
Sanya Malhotra has been a theatre-worm from a very early age and she studied theatre as a kid too. For Sanya, even today, films and theatre run parallel. The actress has produced written and acted in several plays during her college days before making a grand debut with Aamir Khan’s Dangal, and there has been no looking back for the talented actor ever since!
3. Ranveer Singh
He needs no introduction. There’s no doubt that Ranveer Singh has brought ‘sheer acting skills’ back into fashion. It’s good to see that the Bajirao Mastani actor has got his due in the industry. During his tenure in Mumbai University, he actively worked in theatre and took part and directed multiple plays as well. The actor has surely come a long way from the world of stage plays to becoming one of the most sought-after lead actors in Bollywood today.
4. Kangana Ranaut
The beautiful young woman who made his debut with Gangster also started off as a theatre artist. She did theatre under the guidance of Arvind Gaur. She acted in several of his plays including Girish Karnad-scripted Taledanda. She also played the role of a man herself when her male co-star went missing.
5. Siddhant Chaturvedi
Before making his debut, Siddhant Chaturvedi used to do plays and was a theatre artist. Siddhant made his debut with Excel Entertainment’s Gully Boy in 2019, which was not his first on-screen outing. The young actor also made an appearance in ‘Inside Edge’, a sports drama web-show backed by Excel Entertainment as well. The show is available on Amazon Prime for those who want to catch Siddhant in his very first on-screen outing!