5 Indians conquering the West with their English shows!
Many Indians have made it big and currently ruling hearts overseas. Stars like Kunal Nayyar, Nimrat Kaur, and Suraj Sharma have gone on to feature in hit English shows. The latest one to join the bandwagon is none other than Anupam Kher with his medical show, New Amsterdam.
Let us revisit the iconic shows that have made these Indian stars popular in the west!
Quantico: Priyanka ChopraThe actor does not need an introduction anymore. Priyanka Chopra took on the global domination with her fame post her role as Alex Parish an FBI agent in the super-hit series Quantico. She won two awards for her role in Quantico: Favourite Actress in a New TV Series in 2016—making her the first South Asian to win a People's Choice Award—and Favourite Dramatic TV Actress in 2017.
Wayward Pines: Nimrat KaurNimrat Kaur marked her American TV debut with mysterious-science fiction titled Wayward Pines, which is based on the Wayward Pines novels by Blake Crouch. The show received a great response in its first innings and later the makers decided to come up with the second season with the actor on board. She essays the role of Rebecca Yedlin, a mysterious architect with her actual shade being revealed towards the end of the show. Nimrat surely made waves in the west for her role.
New Amsterdam: Anupam KherAfter starring in over 150 films, Anupam Kher marks his debut on American Television screens with medical drama New Amsterdam based on the book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer. Veteran actor Anupam Kher as Dr Vijay Kapoor is already winning hearts with his picture-perfect act.
God Friended Me: Suraj SharmaSuraj Sharma, who was loved by all for his role of Pi Patel in Life Of Pi is currently featuring in the CBS comedy-drama series God Friended Me as Rakesh Sehgal. The actor has always chosen to go different with his choice of roles, leaving a deep imprint in the minds of the audience! He was also a part of Anushka Sharma’s PHILLAURI, which released last year.
The Big Bang Theory: Kunal NayyarAn Indian and a known face in the west, Kunal Nayyar rose to fame with the superhit show - The Big Bang Theory! With his 12th super stint on the show, he continues to be celebrated for his cult character – Rajesh Koothrappali. The actor also grabbed third position on the Forbes' list of world's highest-paid TV actors in 2015. His marriage to the Femina Miss India Universe 2006 was the talk of the town for long.