With the Indian film industry being one of the largest in the world, there is always space for young and emerging talent to shine and leave a mark with their impeccable performances. This year also saw emerging actors who swiftly cut through the heavy competition and made the audiences sit up and take notice of their talent. If there is anything we needed this year, it’s for some breath of fresh air and these young stars gave us just that and we absolutely enjoyed seeing them on screen!
Here’s a list of actors who passed with flying colours:
Alaya FWhile a number of fresh faces were paving their way into the Bollywood industry, most placed their bets on Alaya F, who made her big debut with ‘Jaawani Jaaneman’ alongside Saif Ali Khan and Tabu. The young actress, with her talent and captivating screen presence, was the most promising debutante of the year and left an indelible mark on the audience. It sure is not an easy task for any newcomer to share screen space with actors like Tabu and Saif Ali Khan in their very first film, but Alaya definitely stood her ground and lent a fresh vibe to the film!
Shreya ChaudhryEver since Amazon Prime Video‘s show Bandish Bandits dropped, everyone’s been talking about the very talented, Shreya Chaudhry! She earlier worked with Imtiaz Ali on a short film, but truly got recognised as the struggling pop singer Tamanna Sharma in the web series that took the audience and the internet by storm. The actress has apparently received several offers post her Bandish Bandits stint and we sure are super excited to see more of her on screen!
Sanjana SanghiSanjana Sanghi was first seen in small roles in films like Rockstar, Hindi Medium and Fukrey, but she made her feature film debut as the lead actress alongside Sushant Singh Rajput in the film ‘Dil Bechara’. Sanjana’s nuanced and sensitive performance in the film as the terminally-ill teenager, Kizzie Basu ,won her a lot of praise from audiences and critics alike! Sanjana has now been roped in to star opposite Aditya Roy Kapur in the action thriller, ‘Om: The Battle Within.’
Ritwik BhowmikAfter being a part of several short films in the past, Ritwik got his big break as he starred as the lead in the Amazon Prime Video series, Bandish Bandits. His performance as the passionate and driven Indian classical singer who wants to make it big won hearts everywhere. His charming smile and fun personality is only an added bonus! We sure can’t wait to see what the actor has in store for us in the coming times.
Prajakta KohliPopularly known by her YouTube name ‘MostlySane’, the digital influencer took the leap and made her full-fledged acting debut with the Netflix series ‘Mismatched’. And she did a fabulous job in it, striking a chord with her audiences once again as the ambitious yet hopeless romantic youngster in this college drama. This is not it, Prajakta has also been roped in to star alongside Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani and Neetu Kapoor in the upcoming film, Jug Jugg Jeeyo.
I sure am super excited for all that these talented stars have in store for us in the coming times! What about you guys?