With the OTT Platform gaining popularity, many Indian TV actors have made the career shift from the daily soap to web shows. With the career shift, they are not only unlocking the opportunities to choose the best scripts from the various options available. They are also acing every opportunity available to them, leaving all their fans and viewers in awe. Due to the variety of opportunities available, many Indian TV actors have left no stone unturned to grab what’s best for them and have left their mark on the OTT platform. Let’s see who they are and how they are ruling OTT platforms.
Popularly known as Arnav Singh Raizada in the daily soap Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon (2011–2012), Barun Sobti made his OTT debut with Tanhaiyan on Disney+Hotstar in 2017, where he played a lead role alongside
. He gained popularity on OTT through Asur (2020), streamed on Jio Cinema, and was again back with the second season of Asur on 1st of June 2023, alongside
, and more.
Vikrant Massey has worked in lead and supporting roles in various movies such as Half Girlfriend, Haseen Dilruba, 14 Phere, and daily soaps like Balika Vadhu (2009–2010), Baba Aisa Var Dhoondo (2010–2011), and Yeh Hai Aashiqui (2013). He rose to fame with his role as Bablu Pandit in the action crime thriller Mirzapur (2018), which premiered on Amazon Prime and was created by
and directed by Karan Anshuman, Gurmeet Singh, and
. He also has many popular web shows in his name, including Broken But Beautiful and
Mohit Raina is a versatile actor. He has appeared in many movies and TV shows, but his role as Shiva in Devon Ke Dev: Mahadev (2011–2014) has left viewers in awe. Since 2019, he has worked in many web series, such as Bhaukaal,
, and movies like Uri: The Surgical Strike,
, and Shiddat. But he gained popularity on the OTT platform through his 2019 release, Mumbai Diaries 26/11. In this web show, he was roped into a lead role as Dr. Kaushik Oberoi, alongside
Konkona Sen Sharma
as Chitra Das.
4. Nakul Mehta
is popularly known as the chocolate boy of Indian television due to his roles in Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara (2012–2014), Ishqbaaaz (2016–2019), and Bade Ache Lagte Hai (2021–2023). Till date, he has worked in various movies, TV shows, and web series. He ruled the OTT platform with his second web series, Never Kiss Your Best Friend Season 1 (2020), as Sumer Singh Dhillion. The second season of Never Kiss Your Best Friend was released in 2022.
Known as the favorite Bahu of Indian TV shows, Sakshi Tanwar ruled households through her role as Parvati in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki (2000–2008). She has also done many popular shows like Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin (2004), Balika Vadhu (2010), and Bade Ache Lagte Hai (2011–2014) and appeared on Kaun Banega Crorepati Seasons 2 and 6 as a contestant. After leaving her mark on daily soap, she switched to the OTT platform to bring more popular shows under her name, such as
Mission Over Mars
(2019) and Mai: A Mother’s Rage (2022).
Jennifer Winget made her TV debut as Piya in Shaka Laka Boom Boom (2002–2003). She is famous for her roles in the daily soap Beyhadh (2016–2017) as Maya Mehrotra and as Kumud Desai in Saraswatichandra (2013–2014). She made her OTT debut with the web show Code M as Major Monica Mehra, which was immensely loved by the audience.
Parth Laghate, popularly known as Parth Samthaan, made his television debut with Gumrah: End of Innocence (2012), which premiered on Channel V. He rose to fame with the MTV show Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan (2014–2015), where he was roped in a lead role as Manik Malhotra. The show is quite popular among college students. Due to the popularity of the show, Parth Samthaan made his OTT debut in 2018 with the third season of Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan, which premiered on Voot. Later on, he also appeared in other web shows, such as Main Hero Boll Raha Hu (2020) and Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2 (2019).
Mona Singh is an Indian actress and dancer who has worked in various television shows, movies, reality shows, and web series. She made her television debut as Jasmeet Walla in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi (2003–2006) and her movie debut as Mona Sahastrabuddhe in 2009, which was a high-grossing movie of the year. After making her mark in both the television and film industries, she moved to the OTT platform to leave her mark with M.O.M.: Mission Over Mars (2019) and Made in Heaven Season 2 (2023).
Sharad Kelkar is popularly known as a Hindi and Marathi actor and has worked in various movies, television shows, and web series. He started working in movies and TV shows since 2004 and made his OTT debut in 2019 as Arvind in The Family Man premiered on Amazon Prime, which gained him massive popularity. He also ruled the OTT platform with his IB Officer Surya role in the
released in 2020.
10. Ridhi Dogra
Riddhi Dogra has worked in many movies and television shows. She made her OTT debut in 2020 with Asur, directed by
and produced under Ding Entertainment alongside Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti, and others. Due to the massive hit of Asur season 1, she gained popularity among OTT audiences. Other than Asur, she also has web series like TVF Pitchers,
The Married Woman
in her name.