The excellent thing about OTT platforms and a continuous stream of A1 digital content is this pool of ridiculously talented actors who have graced our screens, and NEED to be appreciated more! Here’s a list of underrated actors whom we can’t wait to see more of!
Having acted in acclaimed web series like Mirzapur, Delhi Crime, and most recently – A Suitable Boy (2020), Rasika Dugal, in various interviews, has stated how she owes all of her fame to the digital space.
After playing Savita Kapoor in Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy, she doesn’t go unnoticed.
Her upcoming project is that of ‘Out of Love’, where she plays a doctor. She has donned a different are more feisty look in Season 2 of Mirzapur!
One thing’s for sure, this fresh face has a lot to give.
The man playing the badass cop in Pataal Lok (2020), Jaideep Ahalwat is the talk of the town.
Although he has been part of the industry for over a decade, he received his due appreciation with his power-packed, fantastic performance in the recent web series, Pataal Lok – which took the viewers by storm.
One of the most versatile actors of today, Shweta shot to instant fame after her work in Masaan (2015) alongside Vicky Kaushal and their sizzling chemistry.
She bagged numerous roles on OTT platforms including Mirzapur (2018), Made in Heaven (2019), and Laakhon Mein Ek (2017).
And with each of these, she has proved that she’s an impeccable powerhouse of talent we only want more of!
Arjun Mathur is no new-bee to the film industry. Having been a part of numerous films including Luck By Chance (2009) and My Name Is Khan (2010).
Arjun has now gained his much-deserved stardom after his remarkable performance in Zoya Akhtar’s Made in Heaven – that even got him his first Emmy nomination (2020) for ‘Best Performance by an Actor’.
His upcoming projects include the Season 2 for Made in Heaven; and you best believe we’re all getting really impatient!
She made her debut in Kanu Behl’s Titli (2014) and was recently seen playing the middle-class, gauche, small-town girl – Jaspreet Kaur in Made In Heaven (2019).
Needless to say, she’s an undeniable breath of fresh air!
Seen alongside Mithila Palkar in the Netflix series, Little Things (2016), Dhruv Sehgal aces the ‘boy next door’ character.
He began his journey as the video content creator for PocketAces and Filtercopy, but fate had other plans.
What’s more – not only is he an actor this talented, but he was also the writer of the show!
Her Emmy 2020 nomination for the show Four More Shots Please! (2019) is telling of Sayani Gupta’s arguably raw talent.
She’s confident, fearless, and manages to blend into every role she plays quite seamlessly.
Sayani has worked as a supporting actor in many critically acclaimed movies including Fan (2016), Jolly LLB 2 (2017), and Article 15 (2019).
Watch out for her in the upcoming season 2 of Four More Shots Please!
Remember the Pakistani flirt from English Vinglish? Or the patient, sane Kareena’s fiancée in Veere De Wedding? Yep, that’s him.
Although he had been a part of the industry since 2006, Sumeet Vyas got noticed for his work in this Sridevi starrer hit film- but the digital OTT space gave him the chance to explore his niche.
He featured in several web series: Permanent Roommates (2014), TVF Tripling (2016), and Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (since 2015)
All of only 23 years old, Tanya Maniktala has gained ominous appreciation over the lockdown for her lead role in ‘A Suitable Boy’ (2020) as Lata, a determined, strong-headed and witty university student, who is on the hunt for a suitable boy – for which she also awarded ‘the Rising Star’ by TIFF 2020.
She had previously worked in TVF’s ‘Flames’ (2018). Hailing from quite the ordinary background of working as a copyrighter in Delhi, she doesn’t plan on looking back now!
And to us, she makes for a promising new entrant in the industry.
Remember this charmer from behind the camera lens in Made In Heaven (2019)?
His voice-over at the end of every episode, coupled with his effortless performance ensured that he makes it to this list!
He was also seen in Manto (2018) and Brahman Naman (2016)
We can testify that watching these actors has been an absolute delight. Don’t miss out!