In the ever-evolving world of cinema, where talent knows no boundaries, it’s not uncommon for actors to broaden their horizons and don a different hat beyond their on-screen characters. Numerous actors have transitioned from acting to writing, and have blessed us with amazing stories.

In this article, we have mentioned some actors who turned into screenwriters for movies, and trust us, some of these would shock you. Take a look down below.


1. Kader Khan

This late veteran actor has delivered innumerable hits and has made us laugh throughout our childhood with his clean and brilliant comic timing on the camera. However, little did we know that he was also an amazing screenwriter and has written some blockbuster hit movies like Agneepath, Amar Akbar Anthony, Coolie No. 1 and Main Khiladi Tu Anari, amongst others.

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2. Farhan Akhtar

The ace director has directed some great movies that the audience has loved with all their hearts. In addition, he has also written some iconic scripts for movies that went on to become cult favourites like Dil Chahta Hai, Don, Rock On and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.


3. Kalki Koechlin

This talented actor marked her screenwriting debut with the crime-thriller, That Girl In Yellow Boots, in which she also portrayed the main role.


4. Salman Khan

While the actor is known for his on-screen fighting sequences and iconic dialogues, he has also written several scripts and dialogues for his own movies like Veer and Dabangg 3.

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5. Sunny Deol

From tareekh pe tareekh to dhaai kilo ka haath, this actor has delivered some famous dialogues throughout his career. Interestingly, he has also co-written his movie, Ghayal: Once Again, which was a sequel to his movie, Ghayal.


6. Renuka Kunzru

Remember Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Na’s Maala? Yes, the air hostess who became too invested in Jai and Aditi’s love tale? Well, that was not the only time she collaborated with Jai in real life. She wrote the movie Break Ke Baad, which featured Imran Khan as the protagonist.

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7. Sumeet Vyas

This actor, who never fails to make us laugh and smile with his clever roles, is also a screenwriter. He wrote Yash Raj Films’ Bang Baaja Baaraat, along with TVF Tripling and Love Per Square Feet.


8. Jaya Bachchan

Yes, that’s correct. The first draft of Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic movie, Shahenshah, was written by his actor-wife, Jaya Bachchan. The script was later refined by director Tinnu Anand’s father, Inder Raj Anand.


9. Ajay Devgn

Known for his amazing directorial skills, the actor also wrote his directorial debut movie, U Me Aur Hum, along with three other writers. The movie featured him along with his actor-wife, Kajol.


10. Govinda

This actor, who has done over 165 movies, also wrote his comeback movie, Aa Gaya Hero. The movie was also produced by the actor himself.


From brilliant actors to talented screenwriters, these celebrities proved that their creative prowess is much more than just delivering dialogues on the camera.

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