Reality TV is like the junk food of television – we all enjoy it, but we know deep down that it isn’t really good for us. But you might be surprised to learn just how successful some reality stars have become. In fact, many of your favorite celebrities got their start on reality television, and you didn’t even know it!
These 14 reality TV stars have proved themselves the most adept at jumping off from their reality beginnings and achieving careers that stand strong on their own.
1- Kapil Sharma
Kapil Sharma needs no introduction. The famous comedian has become a household name. Kapil rose to fame after winning The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007. Today, he is one of the famous entertainers in India.
2- Divyanka Tripathi
Divyanka is one of the most popular actresses on television. Before rising to fame, she participated in the talent show India’s Best Cinestar Ki Khoj in 2004 and was declared a winner. Since then, she has appeared in numerous TV serials.
3- Abhijeet Sawant
The first season of Indian Idol was a junoon of sorts and Abhijeet emerged as the winner of the show. Now he is an established playback singer and often acts in films and hosts TV shows.
4- Sunil Pal
He was the first winner of the stand-up comedy series The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2005. After clinching the title, Pal appeared in several Bollywood films in minor comic roles.
5- Ayushmann Khurrana
Ayushmann Khurrana first got fame when he took part in the second season of Roadies and won it. After that, he became an overnight star and now is one of the most popular actors in Bollywood.
6- Salman Yusuff Khan
Salman Yusuf Khan is the winner of Dance India Dance season 1. He then participated in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa as a choreographer and even bagged his first Hindi movie, ABCD.
7- Rannvijay Singh
He gained fame when he won the first season of Roadies and rest as they say is history. Ranvijay Singh is a very popular host, VJ, actor and the list goes on.
8- Prince Narula
Narula, who started off as a model, won several reality shows including MTV Roadies (2015), Splitsvilla (2015), Bigg Boss 9 (2015-16), and Nach Baliye (2019) with his wife Yuvika Chaudhary. He has also appeared in several TV series and is still associated with MTV Roadies as a gang leader.
9- Vishal Karwal
Karwal is the first winner of MTV’s reality show Splitsvilla, which aired in 2008. Since then, he has appeared in several TV series and in 2016, he made his Bollywood debut in 1920 London.
10- Scarlett Rose
The Splitsvilla Season 7 winner is a popular model and makes appearances on various TV shows.
11- Gurmeet Singh Rehal
Gurmeet is the winner of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 2 and has made appearances on different reality shows.
12- Shakti Mohan
Shakti is a dancer who came to the limelight after winning Dance India Dance Season2. She is a Bollywood choreographer and also appears as a captain in Dance Plus.
13- Dimpy Ganguly
She won the reality TV show, Rahul Dulhania Le Jayenge, and regularly appears on other reality TV shows.
14- Prashant Tamang
The winner of Indian Idol Season 3 is now an established singer-actor in the Nepalese cinema.