We have a list of Bollywood celebs who appeared as a cameo in several Bollywood films. We often focus on the main character while watching movies and miss the cameo of some popular faces. Yes, Shahid Kapoor was in Dil To Pagal Hai, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui was in Munna Bhai MBBS in a bit role, but have you ever noticed Arjun Kapoor and Anushka Sharma? Let’s find out how many did you notice earlier.
Shahid Kapoor in Taal and Dil To Pagal Hai
Everyone knows about his Taal(1999) cameo, but not many know the fact that he was in Dil To Pagal Hai(1997)as well. As a student of choreographer Shiamak Davar, Shahid Kapoor appeared as a background dancer in a few films of the 1990s. Later he started his career with music videos and television commercials.
Dia Mirza in En Swasa Kaatre
We know that Dia Mirza made her Bollywood debut with Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein opposite R. Madhwan in 2001. But a couple of years before her debut in the lead role, she was one of the background dancers in a song from the Tamil film En Swasa Kaatre. The song, “Jumabalika Jumbalika” later got dubbed into its hit Hindi version and got featured in Thakshak. Beauty queen Dia Mirza, is an actress and producer who won Miss Asia Pacific 2000 title.
Anushka Sharma in Munna Bhai MBBS
Anushka Sharma, one of the highest – paid actresses in India, was seen there on a billboard in a scene of Sanjay Dutt starrer Hindi film “Munna Bhai MBBS”.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Munna Bhai MBBS, Shool, Jungle and Sarfarosh
Before making a breakthrough in 2007, in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Black Friday’ and landing a lead role in Prashant Bhargava’s ‘Patang’, Siddiqui was mostly seen in various cameo appearances here and there. If you say you noticed him in all those films before you watched “Gangs of Wassepur”, then you are either a genuine film nerd or a liar.
Saif Ali, Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan in Pehla Nasha
Ashutosh Gowariker’s directorial debut, Pehla Nasha is a comedy thriller Hindi film released in 1993 with leading roles played by Deepak Tijori, Raveena Tandon, and Pooja Bhatt.The film also has cameo appearances by Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Saif Ali Khan, Sudesh Berry, and Rahul Roy. They all played themselves and were seen making bad puns about their own hit films. It is the only film to feature Aamir and Shahrukh in a scene together.
Avantika Khan in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
Remember shaking a leg to the Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu track “Aunty Ji, Get Up And Dance” a few years ago? Imran Khan’s wife, Avantika Khan, had a really brief cameo in that song.
Zoya Akhtar in Kama Sutra – A Tale Of Love
Director and screenwriter Zoya Akhtar made her acting debut in a Mira Nair film Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. She was one of the disciples of Rasa Devi a role portrayed by legendary Bollywood actress Rekha. Zoya was all of 25 then, and still more than a decade away from making her directorial debut in Bollywood with 2009 film Luck By Chance.
Reena Dutta in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Reena Dutta, the ex-wife of Aamir Khan was featured in the song “Papa Kehte Hain” of Hindi film “Qyamat Se Qyamat Tak“. Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta got married on April 18th, 1986 against the wishes of their family who did not like the idea of the inter-religion marriage. The couple got divorced in 2002 on mutual consent citing temperamental differences as the reason for their legal separation.
Yash Chopra and Pamela Chopra in Dil To Pagal Hai
Yash Raj Films are famous for melodious songs and beautiful locations. Director Yash Chopra and his wife Pamela Chopra starred in the song “Ek Duje K Vaaste” of Dil To Pagal Hai.
Nikhil Advani and Farah Khan in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Farah Khan and Nikhil Advani were friends with Karan Johar way before either of them became directors. They both appeared in the fictional reality show ‘The Neelam Show’ in Karan Johar’s directorial debut romantic blockbuster film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.” Shahrukh and Kajol are the lead actors of ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai‘.
Ayan Mukherji in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
He was spotted in the “Tumhi Dekho Na“ in the Karan Johar film wearing a green costume. He was an assistant to Karan Johar for the film “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna“. Mukherji made his directorial debut at the age of 26 with the coming-of-age comedy “Wake Up Sid“, a 2009 film, produced by Karan Johar.
Geeta Kapoor in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
You may know choreographer Geeta Kapoor as the judge of reality shows Dance India Dance and Super Dancers, but there was a time when she was slogging it out behind the scenes as a secondary background dancer in many song sequences such as the song ‘Dum Tara‘ of Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, ‘Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aaye‘ from the movie “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, and ‘Gori Gori’ from “Main Hoon Na“. Dance reality show judge Geeta Kapoor started her career by joining the troupe of noted Bollywood choreographer Farah Khan at 15 years of age.
Imtiaz Ali in Black Friday
“Jab We Met” and ‘Rockstar’ director Imtiaz Ali had a brief role in an Anurag Kashyap film “Black Friday“. Ali portrayed the role of a real-life suspect of the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Bombay, Yakub Memon in the film.
Kiran Rao in Dil Chahta Hai
Kiran Rao has done a minute role of supporting actress in the 2001 Farhan Akhtar film “Dil Chahta Hai“. She is the second wife of film’s lead actor Amir Khan in real life.
Karan Johar and Farah Khan in Kal Ho Na Ho
We are pretty sure they were short of extras when they decided to just sit in one of the tables to fill space. This is, again, one of the most ignored cameos made in Bollywood films.
Anaita Shroff Adajania, Karan Johar, and Uday Chopra in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
We spotted Karan Johar played one of SRK’s besties in the first half of the film. What many don’t know is that the Vogue India Fashion Director, who was just a budding stylist at the time, Anaita Shroff Adajania acted in walk-on roles in films, like “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge “(1995), wherein she played Sheena, Simran’s (Kajol) friend in London whom Raj (Shahrukh Khan) flirts with at the start of the European trip. In “Kal Ho Naa Ho” (2003), she played Gita, Rohit’s (Saif Ali Khan) friend. What is an even bigger bummer is most people don’t know that Uday Chopra had a cameo, where he cycles past Kajol in one of the scenes.
Jatin-Lalit in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
The famous duo, who created some of our favourite 90s melodies, got nominated for a Filmfare Award for their music in “Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar“. They had a cameo appearance in the music competition sequence.
Arjun Kapoor in Neerja
Anushka Sharma is not the only one who has appeared in a film in the form of a picture. Arjun Kapoor’s childhood photo was seen in the family album that Neerja’s mother was seen browsing through.