It is frequently stated that it is always better to begin when one is young. However, it is occasionally preferable to start late and come prepared. This aphorism applies to some of our Bollywood stars who have reshaped the industry’s performance conventions. While most star kids start performing at the early age of 17 or 18, these artistic jewels came late to the game, but in such a way that they left an indelible impression.
We’ve compiled a list of all the renowned Bollywood actors who don’t need an introduction in this post. They have etched their names in Indian cinema’s history, and some of them are still doing so.
1. Boman Irani
Anyone who has seen Khosla Ka Ghosla or 3 Idiots can attest to Boman Irani’s mastery of his trade. However, few people are aware that the Parsi actor began his career late in life. He made his Bollywood debut at the age of 44 with the horror film Darna Mana Hai. Irani rose to prominence after appearing in Rajkumar Hirani’s Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
2. Sanjay Mishra
Sanjay Mishra is one of those performers who doesn’t have to play the lead to make an impression on us. Mishra’s comic timing and acting skills are what we take home from the theatres, regardless of who is portraying the lead. The actor possesses enough brilliance to outshine any Bollywood A-lister. It could be due to the fact that he entered the industry late. At the age of 33, he made his first film, Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India.
3. Lillete Dubey
Lillete Dubey is the equivalent of a superb wine. With each passing day, she improves even more. She is known for her memorable roles in films such as Zubeidaa, Kal Ho Na Ho, Pinjar, and Monsoon Wedding. With the TV series Kabhie Kabhie, she broke into mainstream cinema and television at the age of 44.
4. Adil Hussain
Adil Hussain directed a number of notable films, but it wasn’t until Sridevi’s English Vinglish that his work became more widely recognised. He featured alongside Vidya Balan and Naseeruddin Shah in Abhishek Chaubey’s film Ishqiya. Due to his creative elegance, Hussain became a go-to choice for new age directors like Mira Nair and Ang Lee.
5. Ronit Roy
Kasautii Zindagii Kasautii Zindagii Kasautii Zind Ronit Roy, who played Mr. Bajaj in the iconic TV series, is one of the most sought-after performers in the business. Despite the fact that he hasn’t played many leading roles, his performance elevates the film. His performance in Udaan was a little underwhelming, but it cemented his reputation as one of Bollywood’s best actors. Roy began in the industry at the age of 27, despite having such killer beauty and amazing acting skills.
6. Kirron Kher
The actor-turned-politician has received numerous awards for her outstanding performances in Bollywood. But did you know that Devdas, starring Shah Rukh Khan, was her first entry into mainstream cinema? She signed the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film when she was 41 years old. Despite the fact that her participation in the romantic drama was not very large, it was one of the most significant in the picture. She quickly became a household name in the industry as a result of this. Kher went on to judge India’s Got Talent and appeared in comedic parts in films like as Hum Tum, Dostana, and Om Shanti Om.
7. Amrish Puri
Amrish Puri’s name will live on forever in our hearts. For his legendary role in Mr. India, he is affectionately regarded as Bollywood’s Mogambo. Despite his impressive acting abilities, he began his acting career at the age of 38.
8. Pankaj Tripathi
Pankaj Tripathi has only minor roles in films before to Gangs of Wasseypur and Omkara. Tripathi proceeded from project to project in search of the appropriate character for himself, despite not knowing his precise age at the time of his debut. With the 2017 film Gurgaon, in which he played a grey shade character, he earned an overnight success.
9. Chitrangada Singh
Chitrangada was 27 years old when she made her Bollywood debut in the film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. She made some risky decisions after this film, such as Hate Story 3 and Inkaar.
10. Piyush Mishra
In Gangs of Wasseypur, writer, singer, and actor Piyush Mishra leaves an indelible impression. He is, nonetheless, a multi-talented individual. He has the ability to write, act, and even make music. When he was 35 years old, he made his Bollywood debut in Shah Rukh Khan’s Dil Se.