The Gujarati film industry has seen an evolution over time. Production houses are investing in more content-driven films on the big screen for their Gujarati audience. Remade in Hindi for a nationwide audience, many of these films earned recognition globally. Gujarati actors play a critical role in evolving the industry. Keep reading to know about the best Gujarati actors in 2022.
1. Malhar Thakkar
Before establishing himself as an actor, Thakkar worked in theatre for nine years. He debuted in the commercially successful Gujarati film Chhello Divas in 2015. The film became an all-time blockbuster movie in the Gujarati film industry. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the Gujarati film industry. Vickida No Varghodo, Dhuandhaar, and Dhummas are his recent Gujarati film releases. He appeared in several web series like
Do Not Disturb
on MX Player and
Vaat Vaat Ma
on ShemarooMe. His upcoming film in 2022 is Shubh Yatra.
The actor rose to fame with the most popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on SAB TV, where Bhavya played the character of Tapu. In 2010, he received the Indian Telly Awards for the Most Popular Child Artist (Male) category. In 2017, he debuted in the Gujarati film Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay by
. The film was a box office success and was also critically acclaimed. Bau Na Vichar, Tari Sathe, and Kehvatlal Parivar are his recent Gujarati film releases. He will be announcing his upcoming Hindi film, , soon.
The actor gained popularity with his debut Gujarati film Chhello Divas in which he played the character of Loy. Later in 2015, Gadhvi was also seen playing the lead role of Meet in Bas Ek Chance, a hit Gujarati film by
. He also appeared in Sab TV’s Crime Patrol for a cameo role. Mitra was also doing theatre for a long time before coming into films.
The actor is well known for playing the character of Harshad Mehta in the series, Scam 1992, directed by
, available on SonyLiv. Pratik was associated with theatre for a long time before getting into films. He debuted in the hit Gujarati film Bey Yaar by
in 2014. In 2016, he appeared in the National Award-winning Gujarati film, Wrong Side Raju by
in the lead role. Dhunki, Luv Ni Love Storys, Aavartan, Kehvatlal Parivar, and Sarathi are his recent Gujarati film releases.
In 2016, Kamdar debuted in the Gujarati film Hu Tu Tu Tu – Aavi Ramat Ni Rutu by
. The actor rose to fame with the 2018 Gujarati comedy drama
, directed by
. Raunaq bagged a spot in the Ahmedabad Times 50 Most Desirable Man (2019). Teacher of The Year, 21mu Tiffin, and Order Order Out of Order are his recent Gujarati film releases. In 2022, he will also be seen in his upcoming web series Chaskela on the OTT platform Oho Gujarati.
Jayesh More is a famous Gujarati actor who hails from Surat, Gujarat. He also worked in the film Wassup! Zindagi and Affraa Taffri, as a dialogue writer as he is a good dialogue and screenplay writers. The actor made his debut in Bollywood in the Hindi film OMG: Oh My God. In 2019, Jayesh appeared in Bhakarwadi, a Hindi television show on Sab TV in which he played the character Prabhakar Gokhale. Mrugtrushna, Milaaj, Hellaro, and Dhummas are his recent Gujarati film releases.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Divyang Thakkar is a Whistling Woods alumnus. A breakthrough success for the actor came in 2012 with his debut Gujarati comedy film Kevi Rite Jaish, directed by Abhishek Jain. Thakkar also appeared in the 2017 web series Boygiri, available on ALTBalaji. Thakkar made his Bollywood directorial debut in Jayeshbhai Jordaar, starring
in the lead role. Yash Raj Films produced the film.
Yash made his debut in the 2015 Gujarati film Chhello Divas, directed by
. The film was a box office hit, and the actor gained lots of recognition in the Gujarati film industry for his performance in the movie. In 2019, the actor also appeared in a theatre play Tran Aadi Liti in which he played the character of Hemang. Chaal Jeevi Laiye, Naadi Dosh, and Raado are his recent Gujarati film releases.
Debuted in the Gujarati film Kevi Rite Jaish by Abhishek Jain in 2014, Hemang is a trained Tabla player. He is also associated with theatre for a long time. The actor also appeared in the 2016 Gujarati comedy film Thai Jashe by
, which also starred
, and Malhar Thakkar in the lead roles. Lady Lalkuwar, Kasturba, , Jagi Ne Jounto are some of his theatre plays. Order Order Out of Order, Petipack, and Adko Dadko are his recent Gujarati film releases.
A well-known Gujarati theatre actor Siddharth Randeria made his debut with the 2015 Gujarati film Gujjubhai The Great, a box office hit. The actor is the son of Gujarati stage actor and writer Madhukar Randeria. Siddharth has been associated with theatre since 1970 and participating in many live performances as a lead actor. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award received for his work in the 2018 Gujarati film Natsamrat. He was in the lead role in the Gujarati film Chaal Jeevi Laiye which ran in theatres for over a year and became the highest-grossing film in the Gujarati film industry. His recent Gujarati film is Kehvatlal Parivar, released in 2022.