Famous For Their Acting In an industry ruled by Khans, Kapoors and Kumars, and where stardom decides not only the fate of the movie but also of an actor, somewhere the real acting takes a back seat. Acting and stardom somehow don’t go hand in hand; they don’t cross paths. Now is the time where most actors run after the 100 crore club and awards. However, there are some maestros in the crowd who forced directors, producers, & audience to stop and think as to what we are watching, where we are investing our money and time, and most importantly whether it is worth watching. These actors are true to the meaning of their profession and strive to make a difference.
One of the most critically acclaimed actress right now. She debuted in Bollywood through the movie, ‘Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!’ She began her acting career in theatre then moved to feature films. Her first starring role was in the Bengali film, ‘Antaheen.’ She achieved success in Bollywood in the year 2015. She proved her talent in the movie ‘
’ and then ‘Manjhi-The Mountain Man,’ and got great appreciation for her role in the psychological thriller ‘Phobia.’ She loves doing bold roles which was proved in the film, ‘Parched.’
Having acted in 40 feature films in 10 different languages, this twice jury member of the Cannes Film Festival is most known for her work in movies like ‘Earth,’ ‘Fire’, ’Bawandar,’ ‘Kannathil Muthamittal,’ and ‘Azhagi.’ This actor/director was never a fan of the mainstream Hindi cinema, hence decided to direct films. That is when the intense ‘
Remember that corporate guy from ‘
Go Goa Gone
’ who asks
Saif Ali Khan
“Are u really Russian? You look a little desi” or the adorable one in ‘
’ who tried to woo
? Yes, unerringly that guy is Anand Tiwari. He has been working in theater for many years and now makes short films and web series. His best-known films include ‘
’ and ‘Kites.’ He was also seen in various commercial advertisements.
Being the beautiful chirpy girl from ‘Raanjhaana’ and having done other good roles in movies like ‘
Tanu Weds Manu
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
,’ ‘Veere Di Wedding,’ etc. Swara Bhaskar is one of the most critically appreciated actresses of today’s times. She makes heads turn even in the advertisements she has worked.
5. Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub
He acted as Dhanush’s childhood friend in ‘Raanjhaana’ with a little shikha on his head. He did a splendid job as the antagonist in ‘No One Killed Jessica’ and as the friend of the protagonist in ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.’ Those were such amazing works, still so underrated.
Best known for her role in Ekta Kapoor’s TV serial ‘
’ as ‘Maham Anga,’ this stunning performer has won the hearts of many people. But she is still away from the limelight. Her roles in the ‘
’ series added spice to the super-hit comedy.
Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ gave the Hindi film industry one of the finest raw talents of this generation. A foul-mouthed wife of a gangster, an outrageous local gangster, a poised ladylike Indian woman; she has it all on her list of roles. She attained commercial success through her role in ‘
’ as Bholi Punjaban. Her 2015 release ‘
’ is critically acclaimed and got a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. This success gave her a niche in the industry.
An Indian television actor who got his Bollywood break as supporting cast in Vikramaditya Motwane’s, ‘Lootera.’ In his second film, Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do.’ he has done enough work to turn heads. He is most loved for his work in Zee TV’s hit show, ‘
’ and Colors TV’s ‘Balika Vadhu.’ He currently has few movies in his bag, and we eagerly wait to see him.
9. Rajkumar Rao
With a typical debut in Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Love, Sex Aur Dhokha’ brought people’s attention to him. He achieved success in 2013 with ‘Kai Po Che.’ He was awarded the National Award and the Filmfare Critics Award for his biographical movie, ‘
’ depicting the role of Shahid Azmi.
Kay Kay Menon
Having acted in movies like ‘
,’ ‘Black Friday,’ ’Sarkar,’ ‘
Mumbai Meri Jaan
,’ ’Life in a ..Metro,’ and ‘
,’ he is one of those polished actors who can mold himself according to the intensity of the character.