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Many Bollywood stars started their career with modeling before stepping into the B-town. They caught the attention of filmmakers at fashion events that helped them enter the film industry. Fashion world helped them to land easily into the tinsel town.
Bollywood superstars such as Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone etc. are model turned actresses. Take a look at these 25 unseen images of your favorite Bollywood superstars in their modeling career you have never seen before.
Aishwarya left her college in the 90s to start a career in modeling. Soon she became a top model and got a number of advertisements from reputed brands such as Lakme and Pepsi.
Before stepping into the film industry, Salman Khan was a model. Salman has done modeling for brands like Hero Honda and Double Bull shirts.
Aamir Khan has done a few modeling assignments before bagging a role in the movie 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' in 1988.
Priyanka Chopra started career in modeling and won beauty pageant for 'Miss World' in 2000. After winning the Miss World competition, Piggy Chops started getting several movie offers from Bollywood.
Katrina Kaif started modeling at the age of 14 years in London. In her modeling career, Kat got an offer from the filmmaker Kaizad Gustad for the movie Boom.
Deepika Padukone used to work as a child model in her school life. She was famous as the girl from Kingfisher calendar before stepping in the film industry. Deepika bagged a role in the movie 'Om Shanti Om' after winning 'Model of the Year' award at the Kingfisher fashion awards.
Before becoming an actor, Khiladi Kumar worked for just one modeling assignment for Perfect 10 gym. Akshay gathered money from his modeling assignment to arrange for his photo shoot to get an offer from the B-town.
Lara Dutta is a model turned actress who won the beauty pageant for Miss Universe in 2000. After doing several modeling assignments, Lara bagged a role for Bollywood movie Andaaz in 2003.
Before working in the porn industry, Sunny Leone has done modeling assignments for several magazines including Penthouse, Cheri, Mystique, High Society, Swank, AVN online, Leg world etc.
R. Madhavan's first modeling assignment was a commercial for talcum powder in 1996. Then he moved to the small screen and worked in several serials. After some time, he started getting offers from Tamil movies.
Anushka Sharma's first modeling assignment was for the fashion designer Wendell Rodricks in 2007. While working as a model in Mumbai, Anushka got selected at the audition for Yash Raj movies and luckily bagged a role opposite King Khan in 'Rab ne Bana di Jodi' in 2008.
Malaika Arora started her career as video jockey for MTV shows such as Love Line and Style Check. Soon Malaika started working as model and got offer of several item numbers in Bollywood movies.
Jacqueline Fernandez is the winner of the beauty pageant for Miss Universe Sri Lanka in 2006. Jacqueline started her modeling career in India in 2009 and got selected in the auditions for Aladin movie.
Sidharth Malhotra was a successful Indian as well as International model before stepping into the film industry. He has walked the ramp for international designer Roberto Cavalli in Paris, Milan, New York etc.
Bipasha Basu became the Ford Supermodel of the world at the age of 17 years. While working as model, Bipasha managed to get a role in Bollywood movie Ajnabee in 2001.
Zeenat Aman used to work as model before stepping into the film industry. After working in Pond's ad campaign, Zeenat Aman won the title of Miss Asia/Pacific and then soon made an entry into Bollywood.
Preity Zinta won millions of hearts in the ads of Liril and Perk. Preity made her foray into Bollywood with movie Dil Se(1998) and soon became a successful actress in the B-town.
Sushmita Sen won the beauty pageant for Miss India and Miss Universe in 1994. After modeling for two years, Sushmita entered the film industry and made debut in Dastak in 1996.
Neha Dhupia started her career in TV serial Rajdhani in 1999 and worked in several modeling assignments. She became Miss India in 2002 and fetched role in the movie Qayamat: City under Threat in 2003.
Madhuri Dixit was a trained professional dancer and model before stepping into the film industry. Dhak dhak girl made her debut in Rajshri productions movie Abodh in 1984.
Juhi Chawla was a top Indian model before stepping in Bollywood. Juhi won the beauty pageant for Miss India in 1984 and made her debut in Sultanat movie in 1986.
Lisa shifted to India from US for starting her modeling career in 2007. This model turned actress is also a fashion designer and works in collaboration with global lifestyle brand.
Arjun Rampal started getting modeling offers in his college days. Arjun made his acting debut with the movie Pyar Ishq aur Mohabbat in 2001.
Dino Morea is a former Indian model and Bollywood actor. When Dino was working as a model for a fashion company, he was offered a role in the movie Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi.
Lisa Ray started modeling at the age of 16 years and bagged a role in Bollywood movie Hanste Khelte.
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