We have always talked about various celebs making a shift from the television industry to the silver screen. However, there have been times when some off-beat actors not only engaged in giving brilliant performances on the small screens but also proved their brilliance on the silver screens. Following this, we have created a list of some exceptional actors who are well remembered by the fans for both their performances in the television and film industry. Let’s have a look:
Just imagine! Playing the role of Bahadur in the film Krrish, this actor became a highly favorite for the audiences. Nailing his role in the popular sitcom Office Office back in 2000, the actor was highly recognized for his role as Pandey Ji. Hailing from Uttrakhand, Hemant started his career in 1996 with the serial Taank Jhaank. And after gaining prominence with numerous TV shows, the actor became well-known for his side roles in films like Krishh and Milenge Milenge. Apart from this, the off-beat performances of this actor have also been witnessed in films like RHTDM, Yaariyan, Hera Pheri, Ready, etc. The brilliance of this actor both on the small and silver screens made his name among this list.
Daya Shankar Pandey
Though you might not be able to recognize this actor by his original name, however, as soon as we hear about his performances or have a look at his picture, it will ring a bell in our minds. Being seen in films like Lagaan, Swades, Gangaajal, Rajneeti, etc. the various side roles played by the actor are still recognized in the industry. And as for his performance on the smaller screens, the actor became a prominent face for essaying the role of Inspector Chalu in the longest-running sitcom Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah. Being an offbeat actor for both the film and television industry Daya Shankar Pandey is truly one of a kind.
“I’ll explain!” The nightmare caused by this actor to the Sarabhai family was indeed hilarious. A technology freak who was highly conscious about the electronic devices in the comedy series Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. Charming the audiences with his hilarious performances in this serial, the actor was also praised for his other television performances in serials life Malgudi days, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Office Office, Baa Bahoo Aur Baby, etc. After proving his brilliance on the smaller screens, the actor went on to deliver some of the performances in films like Jo jeeta wohi Sikandar, Andaaz, Khichdi the movie, Agneepath, etc.
Looks like the entire cast of Office Office had been highly brilliant to gain their position on this list. After being a national entertainer for the audiences as the role of Bhatia in the sitcom Office Office, the actor astounded the audiences with his supporting roles in various blockbuster films like Jolly LLB, Singh is King, Dabangg 2, Dil Dhadakne Do, Article 15, Mulk, etc. Being regarded as one of the off-beat actors of the industry, Manoj Pahwa hails from Punjab and is married to the prominent actress Seema Bhargava who worked together with him in the serial Hum log. Manoj started his career back in 1996 with the appearance in the sitcom Just Mohabbat and has never looked back since.
We certainly do not feel the need to explore more of this actor for his performance on the television screen as ACP Pradyuman. Making a distant place in the television industry after working for years in the television series CID Shivaji Satam is still addressed by the fans by his character name rather than his original one. And as for his exceptional performances in films, the actor was highly praised for his work in films like Nayak, Vaastav, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta hai, Uttarayan, taxi number 9211, etc. The actor is not only a bankable one for the Bollywood industry but is also highly recognized for his various Marathi films with Wedding Cha Shinema being the latest marking release in 2019.
A highly prominent actor well known for his brilliant contribution to the television industry, Varun Badola has also been responsible for delivering exceptional performances on the silver screen. After marking brilliance with television series like mere dad Ki Dulhan, des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand, Kutumb, Astitva…Ek Prem Kahani, Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan, etc. The actor is also remembered by the audiences for his work in films like Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh, Mickey Virus, Jai Ho, Azhar, Charas, etc.
Singer, actor, and television host, Rajeev Khandelwal has given a brilliant contribution to the television industry. Starting his career in 2002 with the series Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat, the actor went on to stun the audiences with his performance as a lead in the serial Kahin to Hoga. Post this, the actor went on to star in some brilliant television shows like Left Right Left, Reporters, and various others and also became a host to one of the most notorious reality shows Sach Ka Saamna. While we could not get over his brilliance on the small screen, the actor went on to prove himself with his appearance in movies like Aamir, table number 21, Shaitan, Samrat & Co, etc. And has been responsible for delivering mesmerizing performances both on the smaller and the bigger screens.
The dilemma of choosing between mother and wife was deeply experienced by the actor Sumit Raghavan in the sitcom, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. Gaining prominence as Sahil Sarabhai in the serial, he was probably one of the most relatable characters from the series. While we could deeply understand his pain and felt that he was the only most sorted character seen in the serial, the actor Sumit Raghavan has also delivered exceptional performances in various other television series like Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo, Wagle Ki Duniya – Nayi Peedi Naye Kissey, Mahabharat by B.R. Chopra as Sudama, etc. Despite being an actor for the smaller screens Raghavan has also proved a gem for the film industry by making prominent appearances in films like Holiday, My Name Is Khan, U Me Aur Hum, etc.
Bhabhiji ghar par hai kya!? The cunning smile of this actor in the sitcom Bhabhiji Ghar par hai has been highly appreciated by the audiences and is probably the major reason behind people developing a liking for this series. While we have already been drooling over his works in the television industry, the actor has also given his brilliant performances on the silver screens by taking up roles in movies like Munna Bhai MBBS, Kya Kehna, A Wednesday, PK, etc.
Now, who is not aware of his cunning and mischievous acts in the serial, Bhabhiji Ghar par hai. Essaying the character of Vibhooti Narayan Mishra in the serial, he has maintained his position of being one of the most likable characters from the series. The various other notable television appearances of the actor include the serials like hum log and yes boss. And as for his performance on the silver screen, only one line of “what a joke” is enough to explain his character in the film Karan Arjun. The quirky looks adapted by the actor in the film and his accent of “what a joke” became highly prominent for the audiences. Apart from this, the actor has also appeared in various other films making him one of the brilliant actors in the industry.