There are many actors who have authored books. Some are about their life experiences, some about their journey to success and some even write fiction or cookbooks. All these stories are inspiring, moving and at times funny. Here 10 famous books written by Bollywood actors.

Khullam Khulla by Rishi Kapoor

In Khullam Khulla, Rishi Kapoor brings Punjabi zest to his writing. This book is a personal biography. In this book Rishi Kapoor writes about growing up in the shadow of a legendary father, skipping school to act in Mera Naam Joker and other things like the workings of the musical hits of the era, his streak of bad luck with awards, and an encounter with Dawood Ibrahim, his heroines and their working relationship, the gossip that was sometimes real, his approach to his craft, his clinical depression, and more. In Khullam Khulla, Rishi Kapoor writes candidly about everything. This book is one of the famous books written by bollywood actors

Cracking The Code: My Journey To Bollywood by Ayushmann Khurrana

Cracking The Code: My Journey to Bollywood is book by Ayushmann Khurrana is co-authored by his wife, director Tahira Kashyap. The book talks about Ayushmann’s journey into the film industry and his path to success. The book is positive and inspirational, and it has a message for people who have dreams of making it big in Bollywood. Along with his personal journey in the industry and Ayusmann offers guidance to aspiring actors.

Perils Of Being Moderately Famous by Soha Ali Khan

Actor Soha Ali Khan’s debut book, Perils of Being Moderately Famous is a collection of personal essays where she recounts what it was like growing up in one of the most eminent families of the country. The book contains never before published photos from her family’s archives. The books takes the readers through some of the most moving moments of Soha’s life, from growing up as a modern-day princess and her days at Balliol College to life as a celebrity in the times of social media culture and finding love in the unlikely of places. The Perils of being Moderately Funny book is honest and witty.

Mrs. Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna

Mrs. Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna is full of wit and hilarious observations. Mrs Funnybones represents the life of the modern Indian woman, who organizes dinner each evening after having been at work all day, who runs her own life but has to listen to her mother, who worries about her weight and the state of the country.  Mrs. Funnybones is based on Twinkle Khanna’s brilliant column.

The Diary Of A Domestic Diva by Shilpa Shetty Kundra

The Diary of a Domestic Diva by Shilpa Shetty contains quick and hassle-free recipes to cook good food. In this book, the actor writes about 50 of her most special recipes, some of which feature in her popular Sunday Binge videos on Instagram. These recipes are favorites of the Shetty-Kundra household. The Diary of a Domestic Diva has a variety of different recipes that are easy to cook.

Aap Khud Hi Best Hain by Anupam Kher

Aap Khud Hi Best Hain by Anupam Kher is full of down-to-earth wisdom for improving your life and finding inner bliss and tranquility. Anupam Kher uses examples from his own life and experiences, to motivate and inspire you. The book is a handy guide to discovering your true self and finding peace of mind. In this book Kher says that the best way to counter the negativity that is fear, insecurity, stress, frustration and unhappiness, is by obtaining a positive outlook.

He shares some personal advice for success as well as some no-nonsense methods to get the most out of your life. The book contains Anupam Kher’s views on a wide variety of topics such as anger, change, thought control, dealing with relationships, conquering stress, getting rid of fears, coming to terms with failure, realizing the power within oneself, coping with loss, death and much more.

An Ordinary Life: A Memoir by Nawazuddin Siddique

An Ordinary Life is memoir of a young man from small-town Budhana in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, moved to Delhi to try his luck at theatre. Nawazuddin Siddique is one of Bollywood’s most sought-after actors. A versatile performer with a roots in theatre. He has surprised audiences with every role he has played such as officer Khan in Kahaani, Faizal Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur and Shaikh in The Lunchbox to Liak in Badlapur, Chand Nawab in Bajrangi Bhaijan and Dasrath Manjhi in Manjhi.

However, Siddique’s journey to fame and fortune was not easy, it took hard work. In this memoir Nawazuddin Siddique take his reader over the years, when he went from being a manager at a petrochemical factory in Haridwar to a watchman in Delhi. This memoir is about his journey to become one of the most successful actors.

The Kiss Of Life by Emraan Hashmi

Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi in his book ‘The Kiss Of Life’ takes the readers through the memories that have shaped him. Memories from a confused teenager who did a variety of things to find his true calling to become a smart and unorthodox actor. Th book centers around the most important and transformative experience of his life, the period when his son, Ayyan, was battling with cancer. The book reveals how Emraan Hashmi dealt with his son’s illness. The Kiss of Life is an honest and heart-warming book.

Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur

Pannkaj Kapur’s Dopehri was first written in 1992 . It was a one-act play which earned him a lot of critical acclaim. The play was published as a novella in 2019 by Harper Collins.  Dopehri is about Amma Bi, an elderly widow who lives alone in her deserted Lucknow haveli. Every afternoon, at exactly 3 o’clock, Amma Bi hears the sound of unknown footsteps. Every afternoon, she looks out and sees that no one is there.

She starts to panic and considers moving to an old people’s home, before finally taking in a tenant, Sabiha, a charming young woman. Sabiha’s arrival, fills Amma Bi’s lonely world with love and laughter. When Sabiha finds herself in trouble, Amma Bi helps her resolve the situation.

And Then One Day: A Memoir by Naseeruddin Shah

And Then One Day: A Memoir by Naseeruddin Shah is about his extraordinary journey from a feudal hamlet near Meerut to film stardom in Mumbai. This is a story written with honesty and wit. Naseeruddin Shah in his memoir recounts his struggle to earn through acting, his experiments with the craft, his love affairs, his early marriage, his success and failures. In the book he also talks about his family members, funny accounts of his school days and about directors and actors he has worked with, such as Ebrahim Alkazi, Shyam Bengal, Girish Karnad, Om Puri and Shabana Azmi. ‘And Then One Day’ is a wonderful memoir with excellent anecdotes.

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