Prachi Desai: She attained popularity with the TV series Kasamh Se, and went on to work in films like Rock On!!, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Bol Bachchan, Policegiri, and many others. The actress will next be seen in the film Kosha, which is directed by Amman Advaita. Kosha revolves around a disruptive girl who is a rock band member with a history of alcohol and substance abuse. Prachi has also learned guitar for her role in the film. Talking about the same in an interview with IANS, Prachi said: “When I had to shoot this particular scene where I had to jam with a guitar I thought why not learn it so that it looks real. So yes, I learned the instrument and I am happy to say that I am playing it for real in the scene.”
Sakshi Tanwar: Sakshi rose to fame with the role of Parvati in Ekta Kapoor’s TV show Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. She later featured in several shows such as Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and 24. And in 2017, she made her foray into the digital world with the web series Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat. But before making her debut with the web show, Sakshi also tried her hands in Bollywood. After featuring in films such as C Kkompany, Coffee House, Bawra Mann, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali, Sakshi’s role in Aamir Khan’s Dangal gave a big push to her career. She also starred alongside Sunny Deol in Mohalla Assi.
Aamna Sharif: Aamna Sharif started her small-screen career with shows like Kahin To Hoga, Honge Juda Na Hum before turning to Bollywood. Her filmography includes films like Aloo Chaat, Aao Wish Karein, Shakal Pe Mat Jaa, and Ek Villain (2014). Aamna Sharif tied the knot with producer Amit Kapoor on December 27, 2013. The duo was blessed with a baby boy, Arain Kapoor on September 14, 2015. After a sabbatical, Aamna made a comeback with Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay where she plays the antagonist Komolika Basu replacing Hina Khan.
Shruti Seth: Shruti Seth, who achieved fame with Shararat, forayed into Bollywood with Fanaa in which she essayed the role of Kajol’s friend. She has also appeared in the films Ta Ra Rum Pum, Rajneeti, and Aagey Se Right. Shruti was last seen in the web-show Mentalhood.
Anita Hassanandani: The actress, who won the hearts of TV lovers as Shagun in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, also turned to Bollywood, but her films Kuch To Hai, Koi Aap Sa, and Krishna Cottage, didn’t make much of an impact at the box office. In an interview with mid-day, Anita was asked whether she missed Bollywood, as she has now switched back to TV, to which Anita said: “I am not going to lie about it. I have never been offered anything exciting in films. Television is more secure. I’ve been doing this since I was 16 and I’m happy in this space.”
Mouni Roy: With her big break as a small-town girl in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Mouni Roy has charmed the audience with her innocent looks and acting skills. Years later, Mouni took the television industry by storm with the third season of Naagin, which became the highest TRP grosser of the year. Then, the actress shared screen space with Akshay Kumar in the film Gold. In an interview with IANS, Mouni shared her experience of the big switch from TV to the silver screen, “My transition to big screen happened very organically, but yes I do feel a loss because it was like leaving your home and entering a new territory as it was my first film, and there were a lot of personal struggles involved.” Mouni will next be seen in Brahmastra. She also has ZEE5’s London Confidential.
Kritika Kamra: Kritika started her career with the show Kitni Mohabbat Hai and became an instant favorite of the audience. Her acting skills garnered her a large number of fans across all quarters. Her debut movie, Mitron, saw her playing the role of a small-town girl. Kritika made her debut opposite Jackky Bhagnani in the film.
Radhika Madan: Radhika Madan from Meri Aashiqui Tumse, popularly known as Ishani, became a household name in no time with her debut show itself. With her popularity in Indian television, the actress landed herself a role in Vasan Bala’s Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota opposite Abhimanyu Dassani. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota gained popularity at the global premiere of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Radhika was also seen playing a rustic role alongside Sanya Malhotra in Pataakha. Her last outing was Irrfan Khan’s Angrezi Medium.
Hansika Motwani: Hansika, who appeared as a child artiste in Shakalaka Boom Boom, Son Pari, and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, went on to make her Bollywood debut with Himesh Reshammiya in Aapka Suroor. The actress also tried her luck in the South Indian film industry and now, she is a known face down south. Hansika will be next seen in action thriller Maha.
Ankita Lokhande: The Pavitra Rishta actress was part of Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi where she played the warrior Jhalkaribai. Ankita shared the first look of her character on social media, and captioned it, “Jhalkaribai knows the way to even a modern man’s heart. It’s blurred for a reason.” The actress was seen romancing the famous Marathi actor Vaibhav Tatwawaadi, who essayed the character of Puran Singh, a soldier, who is in love with Jhalkaribai, a close aide of Rani Laxmibai.