10 Celebs Of Indian Origin Who Have Taken Hollywood By Storm

It’s good to find Indian characters depicted in real, meaningful characters in international cinema other than drivers, convenience store owners or the timid little boy in school.

But with A-listers like Dev Patel, Mindy Kaling, and Priyanka Chopra taking over the entertainment industry, South Asians are no longer token diversity hires—they’re the people who control Hollywood both in front of and behind the camera, changing the ridiculous Indian stereotypes one critically acclaimed performance at a time.

In honor of India’s Independence Day, we bring you a list of the ten most famous celebrities of Indian origin who have reached international stardom—from Bollywood big names who’ve pursued parallel careers abroad, to actors from India who went straight to Hollywood fame and glory.


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