Updated: July 11, 2015 8:56:37 pm
There was a time when films were made with established and famous actors, providing less opportunities to young and new talents in Bollywood. But things have changed a lot over the years as people have now started accepting real cinema with realistic backgrounds and plots comprising of young and new talented actors.
In B-Town, there are such actors, who have made a name for themselves and cemented their place in the industry, solely of their acting prowess.
Here’s a look at a fews actors, who have made their way into the limelight on their sheer acting skills.
National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao made his debut with ‘Love Sex aur Dhokha’ (2010) and was later seen in Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Ragini MMS’ (2011), where he garnered appreciation for his performance in the film. He next appeared in ‘Kai Po Che’ (2013) based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’ which achieved a great success. He then appeared in a biographical film ‘Shahid’ (2013), for which he was awarded the National Award for Best actor for portraying Shahid Azmi, a lawyer and human rights activist. Rajkummar Rao is on top of his game and again the actor stunned everyone with a stellar performance in his next film ‘Citylights’ (2014). Rajkummar was the leading man in Vikas Bahl’s ‘Queen’ (2014) which had global success and won several awards.
From being credited as ‘Criminal 1’ in ‘Sarfarosh’ (1999), ‘Waiter’ in ‘Shool’ (1999), ‘Pickpocketer’ in ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’ (2003) and ‘1st Bandit’ in ‘The Bypass’ (2003) to being credited as ‘Liak’ in ‘Badlapur’ (2015), Nawazuddin Siddiqui has come a long way. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who used to act as a junior artist in his earlier Bollywood career, has now appeared in big banner films with Aamir Khan in ‘Talaash’ (2012) and Salman Khan in ‘Kick’ (2014). He won Special Jury Award at National Film Awards 2012 for his work in ‘Kahaani’, ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Dekh Indian Circus’ and ‘Talaash’. Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be next seen in Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, which is releasing this Eid. He is also working with SRK in Raees.
Deepak Dobriyal started his career way back in 1994 doing theatre and doing small parts in the films. He worked in many films like ‘Gulaal’ (2009), ‘Delhi 6’ (2009), ‘Omkara’ (2006), ‘Shaurya’ (2008) and ‘Dabangg 2’ (2012). He got his recognition in ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ (2011) and with ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ (2015) the actor has got his due. His role of Pappi bhaiya has become a household name. The actor will be seen with Salman Khan in ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’.
Radhika Apte, who made her mark with regional cinema, didn’t take time to establish a place for herself in the Hindi film industry. Radhika Apte had acted in Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi movies. Radhika started her Bollywood career with small and supporting roles in the films like Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rakta Charitra’ (2010) and Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Shor in the City’ (2011), which was enough for her potential to get noticed. Her major break through came with Varun Dhawan’s ‘Badlapur’ (2015) and was praised for her exceptional performance in the film. She then appeared in a lead role in ‘Hunterrr’ (2015), an adult comedy film, which revolves around a sex addict and his life journey.
Huma Qureshi, who made her debut with criminal drama ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, is known for portraying strong characters onscreen. Her characters like ‘Mohsina’ from ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (2012), ‘Tamara’ from ‘Ek thi Dayaan’ (2013) and ‘Jhilmil’ from ‘Badlapur’ (2015), are still fresh in everyone’s mind. Huma Qureshi was nominated for the Best Debut Female Award for her performance in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, Best Actress in a Supporting Role in ‘D-Day’ (2013), ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ (2013) and ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ (2014).
Sohum Shah, who made his debut with ‘Ship of Theseus’, garnered a lot of praise for his performance. The movie travelled to many festivals that made Sohum popular on international circuit and many well known directors from west appreciated the film and Sohum’s work. Sohum will be next seen in ‘Tumbad’, which is an epic fantasy based on India of 1940’s.
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