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These are the famous Indian-American actors and actresses in Hollywood. Indian American actresses and actors on this list are involved in film, TV and other types of entertainment. Indian American actors are known for their versatility and good looks. While Bollywood is a thriving industry in India, there are many Indian actors who have made a name for themselves in the USA. Americans on this list all have roots in India and many still maintain a residence there. Because of their shared heritage, many of the people on this list have a strong following in the rapidly growing Indian-American community.

For a more general list, check out this list of famous Indian American celebs, that also includes actors, but expands to all types of famous Indians in America. 

Kal Penn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Indian-American Actors & Actresses
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Kal Penn is an American actor, producer, and civil servant. As an actor, he is known for his role portraying Dr. Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as the character Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar film series. He is also recognized for his performance in the critically ...more

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Aziz Ansari is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Indian-American Actors & Actresses
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Aziz Ishmael Ansari is an American actor and comedian. He starred as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation. Ansari began his career performing standup comedy in New York City during the summer of 2000 while attending New York University. In 2007, he created and starred in the critically ...more

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Padma Lakshmi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Indian-American Actors & Actresses
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Padma Lakshmi is an American cookbook author, actress, model, television host and executive producer. Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in ...more

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Noureen DeWulf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Indian-American Actors & Actresses
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Noureen DeWulf is an American actress, who starred as Lacey in FX's Anger Management. She is best known for her roles in films such as West Bank Story, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and The Back-up Plan. ...more

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