Gone are the days when only ‘stars’ had a presence on the big screen. This new breed of actors is relatable, versatile, and knows the craft of acting well. These underrated Bollywood actors and refreshing faces are gradually making their mark in the film industry and are being loved by the viewers and critics alike. Some of them are:
10. Tahir Raj Bhasin
Recently seen in the movie ‘Manto’ as a supporting actor to Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tahir made brief appearances in Kai Po Che! (2013) and One by Two (2014). The role that fetched him recognition was for playing the villain in the movie ‘Mardaani’ alongside Rani Mukherjee. He received a lot of awards and nominations for playing the best antagonist in the film. He also played the protagonist in the online short film “The road trip” by Y-films along with Nimrat Kaur.
9. Angira Dhar
Angira Dhar made her debut in the Y-films series Bang Baaja Baraat alongside Ali Fazal. The actor played a feisty and independent Shahana in the show. Later, she appeared in the Netflix exclusive Love per Square foot alongside the newly popular actor Vicky Kaushal.
8. Manav Kaul
This underrated actor has made a lot of cameos in popular Bollywood flicks like Kai Po Che, Haider, City Lights, Jolly LLB-2 etc. His career breaking role was in the 2017 film Tumhari Sulu alongside Vidya Balan. You can also spot him in his recent work, a Netflix original called ‘ Ghoul’, alongside Radhika Apte.
7. Vikrant Massey
This talented soul started off as a T.V serial actor in 2008. He went on to deliver some brilliant performances in a lot of short movies as well as Bollywood films. Some of his noted work on Bollywood is in A death in the Gunj, Lootera, Lipstick under my Burkha and Dil Dhadakne do.
He’s also been a part of web series like ‘Rise’ and ‘Copy’.
6. Shashank Arora
Shashank Arora is an Indian actor, writer, and musician. He made his debut on screen as a lead in the Yashraj Films’ black comedy ‘Titly’. His performance was appreciated alont by the audience as well as the critics. Later, he also played an antagonist in the popular movie Lipstick Under my Burkha. His recent work can be seen in the 2018 movie ‘Manto’.
5. Shreya Mehta
This spirited, energetic woman is known for playing a lot of parts in the online videos of various online platforms such as TVF, The Timliners, Screenpatti and Girlyapa etc. The beauty who justifies her instagram username ‘The Filmy Kudi’, is making her Bollywood breakthrough debut in the movie ‘Namaste England’ along with Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra. You can also spot her in the recent online series, College Romance by the Timeliners.
4. Mithila Palkar
Known for her online presence on the channel filter copy and in the series like A girl in the city, Little things and Official Chukyagiri. Along with a cameo in the Bollywood movie Katti Batti, Palkar made her proper debut on the big screen alongside Irrfan Khan in the 2018 movie Karwaan. The second season of Pocket aces series Little things premiered on Netflix this month.
3. Amol Parashar
You may have seen this handsome face in a lot of advertisement commercials. He has made appearances in movies like Rocket Singh as well as Traffic. He also played roles in the online web series TVF Tripling as well as ‘What happened in Honkong’.
2. Aahana Kumra
Aahana stood out for her performance in the 2016 movie, Lipstick Under My Burkha. She’s also been a part of a lot of short films and short films. She’s famous for having a presence on digital webseries such as official Chukyagiri alongside Sunny Kaushal as well as It happened in Hongkong along with Amol Parashar.
1. Sumeet Vyas
This chocolate boy made his breakthrough in the series Permanent roommates by The Viral Fever. He also went on to play a lot of major roles in numerous short films. He appeared in Indian web series like TVF Tripling and Official Chukyagiri. He made cameos in well-known movies like English Vinglish, Guddu ki Gun and Parched. He played the lead in the 2017 movie Ribbon along with Kalki Koechlin and also played a role in the commercial Veere di wedding alongside Swara Bhaskar and Kareena Kapoor.