Anil Kapoor joins Fox's '24'

Bollywood star in first U.S. TV gig

In his first American TV gig, "Slumdog Millionaire" co-star Anil Kapoor has joined Fox's drama "24" as a regular on the show's upcoming eighth season.

He will play a Middle Eastern leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.

A Bollywood icon who has appeared in more than 100 films in his native India, Kapoor received a worldwide recognition for playing game show host Prem Kumar in the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire."

The actor recently signed with ICM.