Many young actors and actresses made their entry into Bollywood in the recent years. Some of the newcomers made a bang with their debut flicks and some disappeared without any notice. However, the changing trends is welcoming one that shows Bollywood is opens to all.
The entry of Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh spiced up the B-town with their films and wide spread rumors about their off-screen relationship.
On the other hand, the entry of Indo-Canadian porn actress Sunny Leone into the industry with her impending Bollywood debut film "Jism 2" made a hue and cry among various section of the society. However, many critics have the opinion that her entry to the B-town optimizes the diasporic nature of the industry.
The successful entry of British model-turned-actress Katrina Kaif to the silver-screen apparently made an impetus to many filmmakers and producers to import wannabe models to appear in their films. Since then the number of foreign models, beauty queens with or without any Indian descent has been increasing.
British beauty pageant Amy Jackson and Pakistani model Nargis Fakhri, who made their Bollywood debut with "Ekk Deewana Tha" and "Rockstar" respectively, are among those who were imported to the realm of Indian film very recently.
Here are some other popular Bollywood debutants in recent years.
Kalki Koechlin: The French descent actress made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap's film "Dev D".
The 29-year-old actress won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the critically acclaimed film.
Latter the actress married to Anurag Kashyap on April, 30, 2011.
Amy Jackson: She made her Bollywood debut with director Gautham Menon's film "Ekk Deewana Tha" opposite actor Prateik Babbar in the lead role.
Zarine Khan: She is known for her similar look with Katrina Kaif. It's believed that her look endears actor Salman Khan to decide to cast in his film "Veer".
Sonakshi Sinha: The 24-year-old actress and daughter of veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha made her screen debut with the blockbuster film "Dabangg". She won the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance in the film.
After her debut film, "Veer" Salman again offered her to for a cameo in "Ready". Her latest film is "Housefull2- The Dirty Dozen".
Ali Zafar: He is a multifaceted Pakistani musician, composer, singer and actor. Zafar made his Bollywood debut with "Tere Bin Laden" and he was nominated to various India's prestigious awards including Filmfare Best Male Debut Award, Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut, IIFA Award for Best Male Debut, Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male for his performance in the film.
Jacqueline Fernandez: The former Miss Sri Lanka made her Bollywood debut with director Sujoy Ghosh's film "Aladin".
After her debut film she was seen in other films like "Jaane Kahan Se Aaayi Hai", "Housefull", and very recently in "Housefull 2- The Dirty Dozen".
Ranveer Singh: He made his Bollywood debut with director Maneesh Sharma's commercially successful film "Band Baaja Baaraat".
His role in the film was lauded by many critics and he won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award.
Anushka Sharma: She made her screen debut with Aditya Chopra's film "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi", and she was nominated to Filmfare Award for Best Actress. The small budget film fetched around Rs. 158 at the box office.