Bollywood is the largest films produced in the world. Every year around 1000 of films produced in the Bollywood and Hollywood only produces around 700 films per year. However, Hollywood is much ahead of Bollywood in terms of revenues. I am not comparing the Hollywood and Bollywood. I am just trying to say that the Bollywood films industry is so big. There are various actors, directors and producers. Not only this, many times were known Hollywood actors also worked in many Bollywood films. We are going to list some known foreign actors in Bollywood films. These actors are well known in foreign but also worked in Indian films.

12 Known Foreign Actors in Bollywood Films

1. Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone in Kambakkht Ishq

Sylvester Stallone the American actor-director famous for his Rambo films in Hollywood has worked in Bollywood films too. He appeared in Kambakkht Ishq with Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor. It was a short cameo role played by Sylvester. He mostly does action and thrilling films in Hollywood.

2. Antonia Bernath

Antonia Bernath in Kisna

The actress who have worked in films like Slaughter, Pirate Radio and popular TV series Holby, Trinity, City, etc. Antonia Bernath first worked in a Bollywood film Kisna with Vivek Oberoi and Isha Sharvani. She is now a established popular British actress.

3. Sir Ben Kingsley

sir ben kingsley in gandhi

Sir Ben Kingsley is a respected Hollywood actor like Anupam Kher and Om Puri in Bollywood. He also appeared in a most notable Indian autobiographical film based on Mahatma Gandhi’s life in 1992. After this, he also worked in a thriller film Teen Patti in 2010.

4. Sarah Thompson Kane

Sarah Thompson Kane in Raajneeti

Sarah Thompson Kane the American actress who is known for her role in 7th Heaven TV Series, Cruel Intentions 2, and Angel. She appeared in a hit Bollywood film Rajneeti, she played an important role in the film. She played the American girlfriend of Ranbir Kapoor in the film.

5. Michael Maloney

Michael Maloney in kisna

Michael Maloney is an English actor who has worked in films like Richard’s Things, Hamlet, Othello, and By Any Means. He has worked in Kisna: The Warrior Poet Bollywood film as Peter Beckett. He has also worked in multiple of  radio plays and given his voice in the video game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate.

6. Rachel Shelley

Rachel Shelley in Lagaan

English actor Rachel Shelley is known for her role in television series The L Word, film Gray Matters and The Children. She made a remarkable role in the Oscar-nominated Bollywood film Lagaan. She played the love interest of Aamir Khan in the film. She is well known in the film industry for this role.

7. Barbara Mori

Barbara Mori in Kites

Barbara Mori is a Mexican actress, model, writer and producer known for his work in TV Series Mirada De Mujer and Rubi. She worked in Kites Bollywood film with Hrithik Roshan directed by Anurag Basu. She was casted opposite to Hrithik Roshan in the film. She won the best actress award in Mexico for her role.

8. Lauren Gottlieb

Lauren Gottlieb in ABCD

Lauren Gottlieb is a dancer and actress from the United States. She worked in many films and TV series as a dancer. She first appeared in a Bollywood Film as a dancer Rhea in ABCD: Any Body Can Dance. After this, she appeared in multiple of dance realty shows in India and worked in multiple of Indian films too.

9. Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne in Lagaan

Paul Blackthorne is an English actor known for his roles in American TV series 24 and ER. He also worked in The Dresden Files, Lipstick Jungle, and Arrow series. He appeared in the Indian film Lagaan as Captain Andrew Russell. He has also worked in many Hollywood films.

10. Toby Stephens

Toby Stephens in Mangal Pandey

Toby Stephens is an English actor who has appeared in Hollywood and Bollywood films. He is best known for his roles in James Bond: Die Another Day and TV Series Jane Eyre and Black Sails. He appeared in the Indian film The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey as a British Army Captain.

11. Denise Richards

Denise Richards in Kambakkht Ishq

Denise Richards is an American actress and model known for her roles in Starship Troopers, Wild Things, The World is Not Enough and in Valentine. She appeared in Bollywood film Kambakkht Ishq as herself.

12. Chia-Hui Liu

Chia-Hui Liu in Chandni Chowk to China

Chia-Hui Liu is a Chinese actor known for his roles in Kill Bill: Vol 1, Kill Bill: Vol 2 and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. The actor also appeared in a Bollywood film. He played a negative role in Chandni Chowk to China. He is well trained Marshal Arts actor often play roles like Warriors.

These are the 12 known foreign actors in Indian films. The list doesn’t this end here. There are so many Hollywood and foreign actors who have worked in Indian films. If you know any actors add them in the comment.


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