On This Day – Gulshan Devaiah’s Birthday: A List of His Best Performances
The actor turns 45 today.
Gulshan Deviah is a powerhouse of talent who, without an iota of doubt, is one of the finest in his generation. Right from the beginning of his career, he has never failed to amaze us with his acting prowess. But it is extremely unfortunate that the actor is criminally underrated, and is yet to receive his due!
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Today, on Deviah’s 45th birthday, let’s have a look at some of his best performances in this article.
Karan Chaudhary in ‘Shaitan’ (2011)
Deviah made his Bollywood debut in 2010, but came to the limelight the following year for his performance in ‘Shaitan’.
Helmed by Bejoy Nambiar, the film features him as a rich brat who dreams of living an adventurous life. Deviah brought immense intensity to the character, leaving the audience in awe. For this performance, he received a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
The film was ahead of its time, bringing a whiff of fresh air to Bollywood. It received huge acclaim from both critics and audiences.
Mandar Ponkshe in ‘Hunterrr’ (2015)
Deviah’s first lead role came in 2015 in the adult comedy ‘Hunterr’. And well, it goes without saying that his most iconic role to date is Mandar Ponkshe from this film.
Deviah’s performance here is extraordinary in the truest sense of the term. He lived the character, making it extremely popular, especially among the youth.
The film (although it received backlash for its content) had a unique approach to its storytelling. It was successful at the box office.
Karate Mani and Jimmy in ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ (2018)
People who have seen ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ would agree that it is an absolute pleasure to watch Deviah in the film. He appears in a double role here (Karate Mani and Jimmy), leaving a significant mark on the audience.
As many critics believe, this performance is a textbook for all budding actors.
The film, on the other hand, received lots of praise from the critics. It premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People’s Choice Award: Midnight Madness.