The film, which has been described as a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, saw Efron playing the male lead Troy Bolton, a high school basketball player who feels conflicted when he finds himself interested in participating in the school musical with Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), a girl from the scholastic decathlon team.The film, which also starred Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman in pivotal roles, became a major success and helped Efron gain recognition among teenage audiences.There are rumors afloat that probably the couple is in a relationship now.

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In his subsequent musical films, Efron did his own singing.

Efron was next seen playing the role of Link Larkin in the musical comedy film Hairspray (2007), based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name.

He also appeared in some films, including the Lifetime television film Miracle Run (2004), for which he earned a Young Artist Award nomination for his performance as one of two autistic twins.

Efron's career reached a turning point with the teen musical television film High School Musical (2006), which premiered on the Disney Channel in January 2006.

He was recommended to an agent in Los Angeles by his drama teacher, Robyn Metchik (the mother of actors Aaron Michael Metchik and Asher Metchik).

and was then accepted into the University of Southern California but did not enroll.Zac Efron and Olympian swimmer Sarah Bro were seated together at the ring side of the UFC 235 fight in Las Vegas last weekend. Zac Efron, 31 and Sarah Bro, 23 were together at the UFC 235 fight held at the T-mobile arena in Las Vegas last Saturday.They were seated on the ringside and were smiling as they watched the match.The couple’s presence at the same place and often together was enough to ignite rumors of their relationship.Sarah follows Zac on his Instagram but he does not follow her yet.After the match ended, the two left the arena together.