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Top 10 Bollywood Celebrities Who Were First Models

1) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

 

The first in series has to be Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. One of the most beautiful ladies of all times, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the Miss World pageant 1994. She is still one of the ‘Evergreen beauties of the world.’ She started her modeling career which later led to her entry in Bollywood, both her careers being golden for her. She gave up her education and started modeling early. Still, after marriage and a daughter at the age of 43, she looks amazingly elegant and half her age.

2) Arjun Rampal

He was a military kid who went on to become India’s supermodel, still is a heartthrob for thousands of girls. He started modeling after his graduation. He initially could not get hits in his Bollywood career but later established himself very well. Today he is counted amongst the most versatile actors of all times. From being a villain to a hero, he is known to play every role with ease and grace. He is not only a model and an actor; he is a producer as well. Even in his forties, he has an equal fan following as that of any new Bollywood star.

3) Priyanka Chopra

Being a military kid, she was born and brought up with all the comfort. Although she aspired of becoming an aeronautical engineer, she ended up entering, Femina Miss India contest of 2000 which she finished second. Seemed this wasn’t enough for her as she further grabbed the Femina Miss India World title. She then enrolled in to the Miss World pageant, where she won Miss World’ 2000 and also was announced the Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty in Asia.. Although her modeling career isn’t even half golden as the acting one is, she got a break only after the pageant. Today, not only in Bollywood, she rules the screen even in Hollywood. She is not only an actor, model but a successful singer with hits like ‘In my city.’

4) John Abraham

Unlike other model turned actors, it wasn’t that easy for John to get into Bollywood. His first movie was an average rated one. Even though he won the ‘Gladrags Manhunt 1999,’ he wasn’t welcomed as the other models were. But since then till now, he has a perfect ‘Chocolate Boy’ image. Still those dimples are the reason he is one of the most admired actors in the industry. His body and fitness are an inspiration to my other aspiring models and actors. He’s more of a producer than an actor these days.

5) Deepika Padukone

Her father, Prakash Padukone, being a well known badminton player with several national awards, encouraged her into badminton. Later, she left her sports career for a career in modeling. She was successful in charming the audience through her modeling skills and her beautiful, dimpled smile. She won many hearts by her debut in a Kannada film followed by her debut in Bollywood. She has already marked her way to Hollywood. Her modeling career was as golden as her acting career.

6) Sidharth Malhotra

He started his modeling career very early at the age of 18. He was quite successful due to his charming looks and physique. Even though, he had a smooth modeling career; he wanted something else for himself for which he further went on to assist Karan Johar as a director. Further climbing with Karan Johar he made his debut with ‘Student of the year,’ which was a great success. And since then, he has been a charmer and a perfect actor.

7) Sushmita Sen

 

Her name itself is enough to define beauty. This Bengali girl went on to steal many hearts be it in modeling or Bollywood. She is still one of the most beautiful and successful models of all times. She was the first Indian to bag the ‘Miss Universe’ pageant in 1994. She then went on to establish her career in Bollywood and became one of the most admired actors of her times. She also judged the Miss Universe 2016 pageant. Her smile still is one in a million.

8) Lara Dutta

Her modeling career is one of the most successful modeling careers of all times. Although her Bollywood career couldn’t reach the same peaks as her modeling career, she made a mark altogether. She won the annual Gladrags Megamodel India in 1995. She was known as a beauty queen whom went on to become Miss Intercontinental’1997 and Miss Universe 2000. She became the second woman to be crowned Miss Universe, from India. Lara has been the only candidate from India to win the crown ever` since.

9) Anushka Sharma

Her modeling career was as good as her acting career. She had a grand entry in Bollywood, opposite Shahrukh Khan, in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.’ She grabbed a modeling assignment under Wendell Rodricks as her first project in 2007. She then realized her potential in modeling and moved to Mumbai. Here she gave her complete time to pursue modeling as her full-time career. Her audition for her debut was for Yashraj films which became the turning point for her. She now has three to four movies under the hundred crore list including PK and Sultan.

10) Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda, being amongst the most versatile actors in the industry, always has proved to be the best in his acting skills as well as his modeling skills. Even though he had always left a mark through every performance in Bollywood, his ramp walks are always more convincing. He has been modeling for many commercial products and brands. He had started acting since his college years and still takes our breath away through his performances in movies like Highway and Sarabjit.

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