01/13These Bollywood actors started out as models

These Bollywood actors started out as models

We have often been charmed by these Bollywood actors, we always appreciate their physic and their abs, after all, most of our actors started out as models. Many of these B-Town beauties started their careers in front of a different type of lens. After setting the ramp on fire, these actors have sizzled on the silver screen and made room in our hearts and minds with their six pack abs and ‘Greek God’ like personalities. From Milind Soman to Sidharth Malhotra all of them have made their mark in Bollywood. So, here are some handsome actors who started out as models.


02/13Salman Khan

Salman Khan

‘Dabangg’ Khan has started off his career at the age of 15, he appeared in a soft drink advertisement. The commercial was made by veteran ad-filmmaker and Salman’s friend Kailash Surendranath for a group of drinks. Later the actor ventured into acting, he made his acting debut with a supporting role in the 1988 film ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’ in which his voice was dubbed by someone else. His first leading role in a Bollywood movie was in Sooraj R. Barjatya's romantic family drama ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, which was one of India's highest-grossing films.


03/13Milind Soman

Milind Soman

The dapper Milind Soman began his career in modelling by becoming the model for a clothing manufacturer. He made his acting debut with the Indian Science fiction TV series, where he played the lead role. He then went on to play diverse roles in various movies and television series. He started acting in films from 2000. Milind Soman was also the producer of the Hindi film ‘Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula’. He also acted in films like ‘Bhram’, ‘Say Salaam India’ and ‘Bheja Fry’.


04/13John Abraham

John Abraham

Actor John Abraham has been a model for various advertisements. He started his acting career with the 2003 film ‘Jism’. The film also earned him a Filmfare Best Debut Award nomination. Post the success of ‘Jism’, he went on to do many more movies in Bollywood which proved commercial successes as well. Some of his most popular movies include ‘Dhoom’, ‘Zinda’, ‘Water’, and others. The actor has now turned producer as well.


05/13Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal

Apart from being a successful actor Arjun Rampal is also a model, producer, and a television host. The actor was a supermodel. He was voted as Times of India's 'Most Desirable Man' of 2012, beating 49 other men including actors, politicians, and sportsmen. He made his acting debut in the romantic film ‘Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat’ which also earned him the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. Also his performance in the movie ‘Rock On!’ fetched him the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. Arjun Rampal was spotted at a Delhi disc by a renowned designer and Mehr was already a supermodel and former Miss India at that time. The two met and later tied the knot 1997.


06/13Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda began modelling when he returned to India from Melbourne after completing his studies. He made his acting debut in Mira Nair’s 'Monsoon Wedding' where he played the role of a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) from Australia. After the success of Monsoon Wedding, he acted in Ram Gopal Verma’s 'D' for which he received glowing reviews. He then went onto act in some movies which didn’t become commercial successes. Post this lean phase; he once again started acting in Bollywood movies which proved to be box-office hits.


07/13Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy

The actor is popularly known for being the cruel father in the film ‘Udaan’ or the sports coach from ‘Student of the Year’. While he is more popular on the small screen than for his roles in movies, off late, he has made quite a few significant performances which have earned him recognition and awards. His latest being his cool performance in ‘2 States’. He has also worked with Akshay Kumar.


08/13Sidharth Malhotra

Sidharth Malhotra

Actor Sidharth Malhotra started off his modelling career at the age of 18 and he decided to quit the profession due to dissatisfaction. He then went on to pursue a career in the film industry by assisting Karan Johar on the sets of his movie ‘My Name is Khan’. Later the actor made his acting debut with Karan Johar’s film, ‘Student of the Year’. He was nominated for the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance in ‘Student of the Year’. Apart from Student of the Year, he then went on to act in other commercial films as well.


09/13Pulkit Samrat

Pulkit Samrat

Many didn't know that Pulkit Samrat is also a popular face from the hit TV soap ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. But the actor too started his career with modelling and then moved to television before eventually managing to set foot in Bollywood with ‘Bittoo Boss’. He has also acted in ‘Fukrey’, ‘Jai Ho’ and most recently in ‘O Teri’. In 2015, his first film was Arbaaz Khan's ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ opposite Sonam Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao. In 2016, Samrat starred in Divya Khosla Kumar's ‘Sanam Re’ opposite Yami Gautam. The film was a hit. Samrat has also been signed on for Vicky Bhari's ‘Ticket To Bollywood’ opposite Amyra Dastur.


10/13Dino Morea

Dino Morea

Former supermodel Dino Morea made his acting debut with the movie ‘Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi’. Later the actor has acted in many Bollywood films as well as a Kannada movie ‘Julie’ and a Tamil film ‘Kandukondain Kandukondain’. His prominent films include ‘Raaz’, ‘Gunaah’, ‘Rakht’, and others as well.