Bollywood boasts a plethora of great actors thanks to the modeling business. Several models begin their careers as models and then go on to appear in films, but only a few become celebrities. Here are several Bollywood models that have made a name for themselves as actors, ranging from Deepika Padukone to Arjun Rampal

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a Bollywood actress who has also appeared in Hollywood films such as ‘Bride And Prejudice’ (2004), ‘Mistress Of Spices’ (2005), and ‘The Pink Panther 2’ (2009). The actress appeared in the American version of Vogue and a few ads before winning the Miss World contest in 1994.

Deepika Padukone: Before becoming a well-known Indian actress, this gifted actor dabbled in two big industries: athletics and modeling. Deepika stopped badminton to pursue a modeling career.

Katrina Kaif: The ‘Bharat’ starlet began modeling when she was just 14 years old. After filmmaker Kaizad Gustad noticed Kaif during a fashion show in London, she made her Bollywood debut with ‘Boom.’

Arjun Rampal was a supermodel and one of the most well-known faces in the modeling profession before making his film debut in 2001 ‘Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat.’

Milind Soman began modeling in 1988 as a fitness fanatic. He rose to prominence after appearing in Alisha Chinai’s Made in India music video.

Randeep Hooda: One of Bollywood’s most outstanding performers, Randeep began his modeling career and worked in Delhi’s amateur theatre.

Anushka Sharma began her acting career in 2007 as a model. She made her runway debut for the late designer Wendell Rodricks’ Les Vamps presentation at Lakme Fashion Week.