Indian-Origin Actors Who're Having A Major Moment In Hollywood
Indian-Origin Actors Who're Having A Major Moment In Hollywood

Meet the desi dynamos stealing the spotlight


Forget Bollywood dreams, the desi diaspora is taking Hollywood by storm. Diversity is finally taking centre stage in a thrilling shift, and Indian actors are no longer relegated to stereotypical roles. Forget the Apu-esque caricatures of the past – these talented individuals are captivating audiences with their sheer brilliance and undeniable star power. Here are just a few of the faces leading this exciting charge.

Ambika Mod

Ambika Mod.jpgRising from improv stages to Netflix stardom, this British-Indian actress is captivating audiences with her wit and depth. From the dark humour of "This Is Going to Hurt" to the nuanced romance of "One Day," Mod's versatility shines. Not just a performer, she's a writer and comedian, shattering stereotypes and carving her own path. Watch this star climb – she's just getting started.

Simone Ashley

Simone Ashley.jpgSimone Ashley, a British actress of Indian origin, has carved her path in television. Starting with small roles, she gained recognition for playing Olivia Hanan in the Netflix comedy-drama "Sex Education". Her breakthrough came with the role of Kate Sharma, the captivating lead in "Bridgerton" season 2.

Dev Patel

Dev Patel.jpgPatel's career skyrocketed with his Oscar-nominated performance in "Slumdog Millionaire." He has since established himself as a versatile actor, starring in critically acclaimed films like "Lion," "The Green Knight," and "The Personal History of David Copperfield." His upcoming project, "Chaplin," promises to solidify his talent further.

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kailing.jpgThis powerhouse writer, actress, and producer has redefined representation in Hollywood. Kaling's comedy series "The Mindy Project" broke barriers, and she continues to create diverse and hilarious content with "Never Have I Ever" and "Sex Lives of College Girls."

Rahul Kohli

Rahul Kohli.jpgFrom a charming doctor in "iZombie" to Bly Manor's haunted chef, British-Indian actor Rahul Kohli is captivating audiences. This genre-bender isn't afraid to switch it up, shining in both TV hits and chilling horrors like "Midnight Mass." With a knack for humour and depth, Kohli proves he's more than just a pretty face (and moustache). 

Neelam Gill

Neelam Gill.jpgNeelam Gill, a British-Indian model, shattered barriers in fashion. From Vogue covers to iconic runways, she defied norms and became a global icon. Openly discussing personal struggles, she also advocates for self-acceptance and inspires young women to chase their dreams.

Suraj Sharma

Suraj Sharma.jpgFrom Life of Pi's epic journey to "How I Met Your Father's" charming Sid, Suraj Sharma's star is rising fast. This Indian talent isn't confined by language or genre, captivating audiences with his depth and versatility.

Sarita Choudhury

Sarita Choudhary.jpgFrom her sizzling debut in "Mississippi Masala" to "And Just Like That," Sarita Choudhury defies stereotypes. This British-Indian actress is a chameleon, switching from Hollywood blockbusters ("Hunger Games") to independent gems ("The Green Knight"). A powerful voice for diversity, she redefines the leading lady, proving range and unpredictability are her signatures.

Kunal Nayyar

Kunal Nayyar.jpgBeyond Big Bang. From London roots to Hollywood heights, this Indian-born actor isn't just sitcom sidekick Raj. He's a producer, an advocate, and a star on the rise. 

All images are sourced from Instagram.





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