10 Hollywood celebs who've starred in Bollywood movies
We run through the 10 best Hollywood cameos
Will Smith's dance in Student Of The Year 2 was the unexpected Hollywood cameo we didn’t know we needed. After all, who doesn’t love a famous Hollywood face making an appearance in Bollywood? We take a look at some of the best Hollywood celebrities who’ve made their way onto Bollywood screens.
Sir Ben Kingsley - Teen Patti
Frequently seen on stage performing Shakespeare, Sir Kingsley traded in the plays for Bollywood in the 2010 film, Teen Patti. Kingsley starred alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Madhavan, Raima Sen and Shraddha Kapoor in the film about chances and probability.
Sylvester Stallone - Kambakkht Ishq
The legendary Rocky actor plays himself in Kambakkht Ishq, featuring in a short scene where he saves Kareena Kapoor’s characters from some thugs. In the scene, Kareena starts running away from the group of thugs when she bumps into Stallone. In the epic scene, Sylvester goes on to single-handedly beat them up and saving the girl.
Will Smith - Student Of The Year 2
Having previously shared his interest in starring in a Bollywood film, Karan Johar invited Smith onto the set of Student Of The Year 2 to join a major dance sequence alongside Ranveer Singh and Tiger Shroff. Smith briefly joined the film’s major dance sequence for a quick 10 second twirl.
Kylie Minogue - Blue
The Australian popstar made her Bollywood debut in a musical cameo in Blue. She recorded and sang on the catchy Chiggy Wiggy song which features in the film. For the song Kylie sings the song in a club scene alongside Akshay Kumar who plays the lead character. The singer was paid Rs 5.5 crore for the film.
Snoop Dogg - Singh Is King
“Yo, what up this is big Snoop Dog, represent that Punjabi, aye yo, hit 'em with this..”, raps Snoop at the beginning of Singh Is King. This legendary rap cameo from Snoop is only one the many reasons Singh Is King did so well at the box office. In the musical number, Snoop raps accompanied by a posse of Singhs including Akshay Kumar. He even gets involved in some bhangra dancing alongside Katrina Kaif and Akshay.
Whoopi Goldberg - Kambakkht Ishq
In addition to features from Sylvester Stallone and Denise Richards, Whoopi Goldberg is yet another famous face in the film. She made a quick cameo, playing herself. Blink and you might miss her.
Ali Larter - Marigold
The American actress and model, Ali Larter, plays the character of Marigold, a spoiled actress who travels to India to shoot a film. Things don’t go to plan but she ends up falling in love with an indian choreographer played by Salman Khan.
Annabelle Wallis - Dil Jo Bhi Kahey
The Peaky Blinders actress played the heroine and love interest in this 2005 romance drama. Dil Jo Bhi Kahey was Wallis’ debut film role which led her to grow into a huge star.
Denise Richards – Kambakkht Ishq
Denise plays the role of Akshay Kumar’s second love interest in this 2009 romantic comedy. This was Richards’ first major Bollywood role, and the James Bond actress said, “Bollywood is so unexpectedly awesome!” when asked about her experience working on the film.
Akon - Ra One
Akon’s contribution for Ra One was the song Chammak Challo which he performed with Hamsika Iyer. This was Akon’s first collaboration with Indian musicians. In the music video for the song, Akon is seen dancing in the club with Kareena Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan, Arjun Rampal and Armaan Verma.