Indian Cricketers Turned Actors

Kapil Dev

The legend of Indian Cricket team Kapil Dev charmed his audiences with small roles in movies like Stumped, Iqbal and Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii amongst others.

Ajay Jadeja

He was quite a successful cricketer before he was charged with match-fixing. The 5-year ban overshadowed his achievements. During that time he made his debut with a movie called Khel alongside Celina Jaitley, Sunil Shetty and Sunny Deol.

Salil Ankola

Although he didn’t gain much success in cricket, but he was quite popular when it comes to acting. 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, CID, Bigg Boss 1 and the list just goes on. 

Vinod Kambli

He was known as a great combo with the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. He did a movie named Annarth in the year 2002. Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Shetty was his co-star.

Sunil Gavaskar

He has been considered as the most successful cricketer as well as the opener of his time. After his retirement, he played the lead role in a Marathi film called Savli Premach. Apart from that he also made a guest appearance in a Hindi movie called Maalamal with Naseeruddin Shah.