Bollywood produces double the movies than Hollywood, which is the most recognized international art industry (and we are not even pointing out the Indian regional industries). It tells the esteem of movies in India. Here, actors and actresses are not just loved but basically preached. And when we see an Indian becoming an international star and killing it out there, in front of the world, we basically go crazy.
And to be clear, there are a lot, A LOT of international celebs who are natively Indian and are showing the world how it’s done. Let us take a look at them.
15 Famous International Indian Stars
1. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra deserves to be on the top of this list. She started her career when she was merely 18 years old, and today she is one of the most loved actresses worldwide. People take utmost pride in the fact that she is an Indian. Yes, we are very proud of you Priyanka, and we love Nick!
2. Irrfan Khan
The late actor Irrfan Khan has made several successful appearances in international films, including Jurassic World and The Amazing Spider-Man. He was, indeed, the finest actor India ever had. We miss you!
3. Anupam Kher
There is a reason why the ‘so-called’ superstars of Bollywood are not in the lights of international films since the productions need to promote the best acting more than anything else. Anupam Kher has to be in the international fame since he knows how it is done. HE KNOWS.
4. Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling is the most loved International star who is natively Indian. I mean, she was on The Office, now come on (she knew Michael Scott, there is nothing better than that). Mindy is an amazing personality, a talented actor and writer, and a very proud single mother of two. That will show the world what desi blood is.
5. Kunal Nayyar
You are definitely lacking a life of loud peals of laughter if you need an introduction of this man. So, to do formalities, Kunal Nayyar is well-known for playing (or to be specific, nailing) the role of Raj Koothrapaali on the most loved show of all time – The Big Bang Theory.
6. Lilly Singh
Don’t know who Lilly Singh is? Superwoman? No? You are living under a big, damn rock, dear! This Indian woman is a grave and loud voice for all minorities. She is the first brown woman to have her own Late Night Show. In your face, those who say minorities and women can’t do it!
7. Dev Patel
Mostly known for his brilliant and unforgettable performance in the International blockbuster movie Slumdog Millionaire. He started his career in early 2006 after landing a role in the series called Skin.
8. Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto is a woman who knew that she wanted to be an actor in the very early days of her high school and managed to make it big as an actor. She made her debut with Slumdog Millionaire and was nominated for many graceful awards for her role. You did it, girl, YOU DID IT!
9. Karan Brar
Karan Brar is most famous for portraying Chirag Gupta in the famous film franchise called ‘The Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ and Ravi Gupta Balasubramanium Ross on the comedy show called Jessie. Indians are hilarious, thank you.
10. Jimi Mistry
Though Jimi has lived a life like a Brit, he is still an Ahmedabad ka Parsi kid. He has worked on many movies like East is East, West is West and Touch of Pink.
11. Sendhil Ramamurthy
Born in America to Tamil Indian parents, Sendhil Ramamurthy has been in many famous shows that are loved worldwide, which includes The Office and the latest Netflix hit Never Have I ever.
12. Manish Dayal
Manish Dayal is another famous Indian that has made his mark in international movies and series. Though he looks handsome and young as hell, you won’t believe that he is a father of two. Wow!
13. Tiya Sircar
If you are a fan of good tv shows, you will be quite familiar with Tiya Sircar. She is also the voice of Sabrina Wren from the world of Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, and Disney Infinity 3.0. Indians, indeed, have their voices over the world.
14. Deepika Padukone
Apart from being one of the highest-paid actresses in India, Deepika has also spread her magic internationally. She made her Hollywood debut in 2017 with the very handsome and talented actor Vin Diesel in XXX: Return of Xander Cage. Though she never got around to signing more international projects, she is still loved worldwide. There is hella no doubt there!
15. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Last but not the least. Aishwarya Rai is one of the most loved actresses in India. Though she has done loads of international projects, she has already been recognized worldwide even when she was only primarily working in Indian movies. She was also the 1994 Miss World, so that says it all.
They make us proud!