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In the era of smart television, being on the small screen has tremendous perks in terms of the admiration and recognition telly stars receive. Television is one of the stepping stones to making it big in the showbiz. Today, we bring to you a list of actors who began their journey with serials and reality shows and later took off to hit the celluloid.

Radhika Madan

Radhika Madan started her career as a dance instructor before she turned an actress. With her television debut in Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi, the gorgeous actress became a popular face on the small screen and it won her many telly awards. Soon enough, Radhika made her debut in Vishal Bhardwaj’s comedy-drama, Pataakha for which she earned a Filmfare nomination under the categories, Best Debut (Female) and Best Actress (Critics). Now, the actress awaits the release of her film with Homi Adajania’s, Angrezi Medium.

Vikrant Massey

Vikrant Massey, who is now making splashes overseas with his short film, “Half Full”, has emerged from humble beginnings. The talented actor made successful stints over television in the serials Dharam Veer, Balika Ka Vadhu, Baba Aiso Varr Dhoondo and Qubool Hai. Taking one rung at a time, Vikrant landed supporting roles in Dil Dhadakne Do and Half Girlfriend. At the height of his career, Massey is now one of the rising talents in the Indian film industry. The skilled actor awaits the release of Chhapaak opposite Deepika Padukone.

Mrunal Thakur

Mrunal Thakur became a popular name across small screens with her role as Bulbul in Kumkum Bhagya. The gorgeous actress made a commendable debut in David Womark’s Love Sonia and from then on the actress has never looked back. Mrunal was last seen opposite John Abraham in Batla House.

Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput rose to prominence with his socially relevant films. After Kis Desh Mein Hain Meraa Dil and Pavitra Rishta, he became a household name. Soon after, Sushant scored a significant role in Kai Po Che! and established his acting prowess with M. S. Dhoni and Kedarnath. Favourite of the masses, Sushant never fails to make the critics rave about his performances.