5 Indian Cricketers Turned Actors

sunil gavaskar in movie

Indians are multi-talented and best in every field. They perform their skills not even in their field but also in other fields too. If we talk about cricket then it is the most popular game in India. It provides a great deal of entertainment to its lovers. But we have seen many Indian crickets that turned into actors and did a fantastic job over there too. Here is list given below of those cricketers who have done acting also apart from the game.

1.       Vinod Kambli:

vinod kambli

He was known as a great combo with the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. He has given the example of acting talent with the movie named ‘Annarth’ in the year 2002. Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Shetty was the costar along with him in this film. As he did marvelous job in cricket he did same with the acting too.

2.       Sunil Gavaskar:

sunil gavaskar in movie

He has been considered as the most successful cricketer as well as opener of his time. After his retirement he played the lead role in a Marathi film called “Savli Premach”. Although film did not get much appreciation but his contribution was awesome. Apart from that he also made a guest appearance in a Hindi movie called ‘Maalamal’ with Naseeruddin Shah.

3.       Salil Ankola:

salil ankola movie

Although he was not so much successful in the field but he made centuries in other fields. Salil Ankola made his appearance in movies like ‘Kurukshetra’, ‘Pitaah’ and ‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne’. He further turned to the small screen in various serials like “Karam Apna Apna”

4.       Ajay Jadeja:

ajay jadeja movie

He was a successful player for the Indian team until he was not charged for the match fixing. After banning from the cricket he turned himself in acting. He did his debut with Celina Jaitley, Sunil Shetty and Sunny Deol starrer film “Khel”. The film was successful at that time and after that Jadeja became cricket analyst and commentator.

5.       Kapil Dev:

kapil dev in movie

The legend for Indian Cricket team Kapil Dev is known as the only Indian World Cup winning captain who turned into movies. He never played a lead role but did his appearance in movies like ‘Stumped’, ‘Iqbal’ and Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii’ amongst others.

These are the famous Indian Cricketers who gave their contribution in cricket as well as movies too. Either it was Cricket or Bollywood they have been loved by the people in every field.


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