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10 Bollywood Actors Who Started Late in The Film Industry

There is never too late to make it big. Age is just a number and if you are super talented then you surely do not have to worry about your age. There are some actors in the Bollywood industry who are so much talent that proves that age is just a number and talent, hard work and dedication are what you need to achieve something big in your life. Below mentioned are such Bollywood actors who started late in the industry.

1) Boman Irani

Boman Irani is a 55-year-old actor who started his career when he was 44 years old. He is a super talented actor in the film industry. You all must have seen him in various films, playing various roles. He is an emotional and loyal person. He began his career as a waiter, he went on to become a professional photographer, then did theatre and finally made his debut in Bollywood at the age of 44 with Raju Hirani’s Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.  He is gained various recognition for his roles and performances in the movies like Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Main Hoon Na, Veer-Zaara, Hey Babyy, Don, Well Done Abba, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, Cocktail, Student of The Year, Jolly LLB, PK and many other. Watching him on screen is a delight. 

2) Sanjay Mishra

Sanjay Mishra is a 55-year-old talented actor. He gained nationwide recognition and respect for his roles in the films like ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ and ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’. The actor was also loved for his performances and role as RGV in ‘All the Best’ and ‘Phas Gaye Re Obama’. Also, His dialogue “Dhondu, just chill” is remembered by the people throughout the nation. The actor’s latest mainstream releases include ‘Ankhon Dekhi’, ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ and ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, for all these movies, the actor was praised and respected for the roles he played by both audiences and the critics.

3) Pankaj Tripathi

Pankaj Tripathi is one hard-to-find gem of Bollywood. He has made his mark in the industry with his amazing acting skills and superb roles. he is one actor who is a true delight to the cinema. He did a critically acclaimed part in Gangs of Wasseypur and Omkara. He is remembered and respected for his amazing roles in the movies like Maanjhi, Fukrey, Masaan, Anaarkali of Sarah and Barely ki barfi. 

4) Kirron Kher

Many people are not aware of this fact that Kiron Kher started her career in the 1980s but she soon gave up on it to raise her kids properly. It was later in her life that she made a comeback with Sardani begum in the year 1996. She was 44 years old when she got the national award for her amazing performance in Sardani Begum. With this movie, she again entered the Bollywood industry and did numerous roles which are still known and remembered by millions of people in the country. She is best known for her roles in Main Hoon Na, Veer Zaara, Hum Tum, Mangal Pandey, Rang De Basanti, and Dostaana.

5) Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy was a TV star and had a secure job in the television industry as he was popularly known as TV’s Mr.Bajaj. Ronit Roy surprised us with his amazing acting skills in his Bollywood debut Udaan. His role and performance were loved by the people and he became famous for his work. Since then he has been seen in various Bollywood blockbusters like ‘student of the year’, ‘Kabil’ and ‘2 states.’  He has also managed to create his name in the industry. He is known for his hard work and discipline.   He was 27 years old when he first entered the Bollywood industry with his debut film, Udaan.

6) Naseeruddin Shah

Bollywood Actors Who Started Late

Naseeruddin Shah is a superbly talented actor who has performed numerous roles in various movies. He is a talented and a hard working. It is such a delight to watch him perform on screen. No matter how big or small his role his, his performance is mesmerizing, it leaves you spellbound like he had a small role in ZNMD, but whatever he did was so impactful and so strong that you will never forget him once you watch him perform. When asked in an interview if it was a better time for him to be an actor now or in the past when he was young, he said, “It’s just getting better and better. And I am getting roles as I got in A Wednesday, Ishqiya, or The Dirty Picture, all three of which I like, and I enjoyed doing all those three roles. And the small movies at the same time.” He has worked with Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winning director Shyam Benegal and James Bond actor Sean Connery. He has done films Sparsh, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Ijaazat, Masoom, Umraao Jaan, Chamatkar, 7 Khoon Maaf, A Wednesday, Ishqiya and Finding Fanny.

7) Lillete Dubey

Bollywood Actors Who Started Late

Lillete Dubey is a talented actress who entered late in the Bollywood industry. She has been in the film industry for more than a decade and in spite of her age, we have seen her perform her roles so gracefully that we have become her fan. It was the year 2001 when Shyam Sir approached her to play an important role in the film Zubeidaa, and since then, she has done many movies which were blockbusters.  She is loved and remembered for her roles in movies like Gadar-Ek Prem Katha, Monsoon Wedding, Pinjar, Chalte Chalte, Baghban, Kal Ho Na Ho and Ritesh Batra’s classic and Lunchbox.

8) Piyush Mishra

Bollywood Actors Who Started Late

Piyush Mishra is known for his depth in his art. He is a great actor and has given the industry some of the unforgettable roles. He has given the stinging music that he composed for Anurag Kashyap’s Gulaal. We have seen his flawless part in Gangs of Wasseypur, Pink and Traffic. Piyush Mishra is an amazing fluid player but only this he has unmatchable talent. When He first appeared on the silver screen with Shah Rukh Khan in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Dil Se’ in the year 1998, he was 35 years old.

9) Adil Hussain

Bollywood Actors Who Started Late

Adil Hussain is commonly known as a screen actor for his roles in films ‘life of Pi’, ‘ English English’ . he was praised and remembered for his roles in these films. He has been able to pull off every character he has played with a lot of grace. The talented actor has acted in  English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Norwegian and French films.

10) Paresh Rawal

Bollywood Actors Who Started Late

Who does not know Paresh Rawal? He is a superb actor who has performed versatile roles. he has given the Indian cinema some amazing characters which are hard to forget. it was in 2000, while playing the character of Baburao Ganpatrao Apte in the Hera Pheri series, that his comic timing made this movie a blockbuster. People even now after so many years still love to watch his performance in that movie. He has done a carious movie and has managed to create a name in the industry with his work. His first lead role came in the year 2012 in the film ‘Oh My God!’ along with the actor Akshay Kumar. He was last seen in the film ‘Sanju’.

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