From Rajpal Yadav to Nawazuddin Siddique, Bollywood Actors Who Made it Big Even with Their Unconventional Looks. (Part I)

Earlier in Bollywood, there was this preconceived notion that it’s only the tall, fair, and muscular actors can make it big in the industry. But with time things have changed and audiences along with industry people understood that actors with unconventional looks can also make it big given they have the talent required. Here are a few actors with unconventional looks who made it big in Bollywood.

Rajpal Yadav 

Rajpal Yadav is one of the best comic actors in India but don’t think of him as just a comedian as he has given brilliant performances in movies like Jungle, Darna Mana Hai, and Main,MeriPatniaur Who, and these movies prove his versatility as an actor. 

Rajpal Yadav made his acting debut with the show ‘Mungerike Bhai Naurangi Lal on TV but his talent was recognized in Ramgopal Varma’s Jungle where he played a ruthless and cruel member of a group of dacoits. After Jungle he became quite popular and his collaboration with Priyadarshan gave us many entertaining movies. In between, he acted as the protagonist in the movie Main,MeriPatniaurWoh where he gave a brilliant performance as an insecure and low esteemed husband.

Nawazuddin Siddique

Nawazuddin Siddiqui struggled for more than a decade to reach the position he is today. One of the few actors who made it big despite his unconventional looks.  

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most sought-after actors today and his kitty is full of both commercial and offbeat movies but his struggles to reach here is something everyone shall take inspiration from. Nawazuddin Siddique is from a family of farmers in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh. He is one of the eight children in his family and his world had no connection with the film industry in any way but with sheer dedication and patience, he made it of his own in Bollywood.


RanvirSheroy started his career by doing small roles in movies like EkChoti Love Story, Lakshya, etc. He didn’t get lead roles because of his normal looks but he proved his worth with his acting abilities. 

RanvirSheroy is famous for his comic timing in movies like ‘Pyaarke Side Effects, ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd’ and ‘Khosla kaGhosla’ but he proved his versatility with movies like Traffic Signal, No Smoking, Titli, A Death in the Gunj, etc. Despite his very normal looks, he keeps getting movies because of his talent. He is quite active on the micro-blogging site Twitter and does not hesitate to express his views on various topics openly.

Vijay Raaz

Vijay Raaz without a doubt is one of the best actors in Bollywood. No matter what role you give him, comical or serious he completely nails it with his performance.

Vijay Raaz impressed everyone with his performance in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding. He has very unconventional looks but it’s his actions and not his appearance that does most of the talking. He featured in many successful movies like Company, Delhi Belly, Dhamaal, and the recent GangubaiKathiavadi.

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