Get over Khans and Kapoors! There are some new talented actors on the block coming to knock you off! And the double whammy is that they are not limited to movies or serials, these are new age artists who have taken to new platforms like documentaries, short films and Youtube videos. They are good looking, smart, funny, versatile and you just can’t have enough of them!
1. Kartik Aaryan
We noticed him in PyaarKaPunchnama a few years ago and there is no doubt that he is a great actor. His 2 minute nonstop rant in Part 2 received many accolades from critics and audiences alike.
2. Divyendu Sharma
He is the cutest amongst the lot. Divyendu Sharma tickles your funny bone and reminds you of Ross from FRIENDS. His recent stint in Permanent Roommates and new short film The Virgins is making rounds these days.
3. Saqib Saleem
He displayed amazing skills right from his first film Mujse Frandship karoge, then Mere Dad ki Maruti and many, many short films and ads. He has done many music videos too. Tum Ho Toh with Tapsee Pannu and Shaan is very popular these days.
4. Amit Sadh
He began with Television shows like Kyun Hota hai Pyar and Guns and Roses, which were youngsters’ favourite, and a stint in Big Boss. But he finally made the cut as an ace actor in Sultan where he was pitted with Salman and he did a wow job at it.
5. Mohit Marwah
He isn’t a star kid officially, but is a cousin of the Kapoors trained under the wing of Salman Khan. Though all said and done Mohit Marwah is out carving a niche of his own and will get there soon.
6. Nimrat Kaur
The Lunch Box and Airlift prove that Nimrat Kaur has caught the attention of big names in B town and she is a very capable actress who could match up to the levels of Irrfan and Akshay. She dose many short films and is a very gifted actress.
7. Imaad Shah
Nasiruddin Shah’s elder son is as gifted as his father and has proved his mettle in theatre and art films. His upcoming M cream is a film all are excited about. We are looking forward to this unconventional young star take the screen.
8. Radhika Apte
Radhika Apte is a sought after actress doing well on all fronts - Hindi, Marathi films, short movies and documentaries. She is also an opinionated woman and very vocal about issues that affect her and the society at large.
9. Tahir Raj Bhasin
He is extremely handsome and a stupendous actor. Small roles in films do not cover the fact that he has immense potential, but he shows it time and again with his works. His short film Love Shots was a huge hit.
10. Swara Bhaskar
Heavily accented with a good voice, Swara Bhaskar is someone to watch out for. Her role in Tanu weds Manu and then in Raanjhana has put her on the map along with all the talented stars of Bollywood.
11. Ali Fazal
Our hearts leapt out to him when he hanged himself in 3 Idiots and he hasen't looked back ever since making a name for himself. He went international with a cameo in Furious 7 with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. He also did a great job in Bang Baaja Baraat, a short web series with Y films and is now doing a lead in Happy Bhaag Jaegi.
12. Saba Azad
She started with a bang playing a Tomboy in Mujse Fraandship Karoge and has done many side roles in Yashraj films. Her latest stint in Ladies Room for Y films is doing round these days and she is hilarious as Dingo.
13. Namit Das
He always plays the perfect friend. Namit Das is the adorable guy next door. In Wake up Sid or Sumit sambhal lega, he is shown to be very genuine and has that really innocent smile. He is also a Youtube and advertisement favorite with his endorsement of Flipkart going places.
14. Vikrant Massey
This guy started long ago as a teenage artist with Dhoom Machao Dhoom on Disney and did many soaps after that. He later graduated to films and has quite a few good roles in his pocket like Dil Dhdakne do and others.
They belong to a new generation of actors and are very active on social media especially Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so follow them today. Also check out their lesser known videos and other great works online which are just as amazing.
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