Radio Jockeys Who Turned Stars of Bollywood

From hitting the airwaves to rocking the screen

 
Radio Jockeys Who Turned Stars of Bollywood
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We have seen our very own Sulu win our hearts a thousand times when Vidya Balan played the role of an over excited radio jockey in one of her best performances in Tumhari Sulu. However, little did we know about some of the renowned Bollywood stars who had tried their hands at being radio jockeys before turning to the silver screen. Not all the aspiring actors are lucky enough to lay their hands on a smashing break in the film industry. Some have had to work their way through it pretty hard. When we were down because life happened to us, we have many a times tuned in to their radio stations and have had their calm voices soothe us back to sleep. Little did we know that these will be voices which will reappear on the silver screen and take our breath away, once again, this time in a different way.

So let us take a roller coaster ride down the memory lane and take a look at those celebs who rocked the radio before the screen:

The Vicky Donor Khurrana

Ayushmann with his unique talent, rocked the radio studio as well
Ayushmann with his unique talent, rocked the radio studio as well

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Ayushmann Khurrana, the milti-talented celeb, was our favorite in his days as an RJ. Not only did he win the second season of the reality show, Roadies, he also was a very famous radio jockey, who worked at Big FM, Delhi.

Nikhil Chinapa – The King Of MTV

The MTV VJ who had captured all our hearts once, started as an RJ
The MTV VJ who had captured all our hearts once, started as an RJ

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One of the most popular video jockey in India, Nikhil Chinapa, worked as a radio jockey before all the popularity took place, and truth be told, this man has not stopped ever since.

Manish Paul – The Man Who Has Tried It All

Manish is now quite a popular face in TV shows and also in films
Manish is now quite a popular face in TV shows and also in films

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He became immensely popular as an RJ in Mumbai Radio City and made the audience go gaga over him with his show Kasakai Mumbai. Since then there has not been much of looking back as he has made appearances in popular Hindi TV shows and has been rocking ever since as his role as a host in award shows.

The NH 10 Guy – Neil Bhoopalam

Neil Bhoopalam also started off as an RJ before he starred in movies
Neil Bhoopalam also started off as an RJ before he starred in movies

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The actor who did great in his role opposite Anushka Sharma in NH 10, started off as a radio jockey in Delhi while he was still graduating.

Aparshakti Khurrana – The Brother From Dangal

Aparshakti Khurrana, the younger Khurrana brother is also multi-talented like his brother
Aparshakti Khurrana, the younger Khurrana brother is also multi-talented like his brother

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He, much like his big brother, is a man of many talents and we all remember him mostly for his role as the ideal cousin brother in Dangal. But, before making his debut in Aamir Khan’s Dangal, he too was a radio jockey in Big FM, Delhi. He was active in theatre for quite some time too and also played for the under 19 Haryana cricket team as well.

These stars have indeed captivated us with their immense talent.