Bollywood has always had a steady stream of new faces enter the industry aspiring to be the next big thing in acting. We have compiled this list of seven upcoming actors in Bollywood who have shown a lot of promise and are worth your attention.
Her role in Amir Khan starring blockbuster Dangal (2016), was executed with such skill that Zaira Wasim immediately popped on the entire country’s film radar. At just 17 years old, she is already the recipient of a National Film Award, among other accolades. Her second film, Secret Superstar (2017), has helped her further strengthen her footing in the industry, winning praise from both critics and moviegoers.
Though he has acted in minor roles in a few films over the years, it was his performance in Masaan (2005) which set him up on his current path as one of the most promising young actors to watch out for. The actor who has since starred in only a couple of films, including a critically acclaimed performance in Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016), has almost six major projects coming up in the near future.
Though she has been a consistent presence in Indian television for quite some time, Shweta Tripati has established herself as a Bollywood actor worth watching out for only recently. Her performances in critically acclaimed films Masaan (2015) and Haramkhor (2015) won a lot of critical praise, with the former bagging her a Filmfare Award. She has quite a few interesting projects coming up, promising filmgoers more quality performances to enjoy in the near future.
Having played a few minor roles in star studded films such as Piku (2015) and Fitoor (2016) in the past, Akshay Oberoi has already become a familiar face to filmgoers in the country. However, this star has been setting himself up as a promising face in the industry recently with thoroughly gripping performances in films such as Laal Rang (2016) and Gurgaon (2017). He has quite a few interesting projects coming up, including one of several lead roles in Kaalakaandi (2018), directed by the trendsetting director of Delhi Belly (2011), Akshat Verma.
His rage-inducing performance of the villain in Pink (2016) has definitely marked Angad Bedi as one actor to watch out for. With one of the lead roles in the critically praised web series “Inside Edge” (2017) and several interesting projects lined up, Bedi is not missing out on any chances to establish himself in the industry.
Though she has been breathing life into supporting characters for a few years now, her performances as the leads in Nil Battey Sannatta (2015) and Anaarkali of Aarah (2017) have clearly proved that she belongs nowhere but in the forefront. Luckily for filmgoers, the actor has a bunch of projects lined up for the near future with fleshed out characters.
Fatima Sana Shaikh
This former child actor from major ’90s hits like Chachi 420 (1997) made herself a household name again with her performance in Dangal (2016). The actor has now lined up a string of upcoming films she’ll be starring in—all of which will be watched carefully to see if she’ll match up to her promise.