Underrated Indian actors who got limelight through OTT platforms

Thanks to the Indian OTT platforms, real talents who remained unnoticed for a long time, are finally getting their due recognition.

Over the last few years, the OTT platforms have completely changed the way we approach cinema and series. People are watching more contents on the web platforms, rather than visiting theatres. Many brilliant actors, who used to appear only as side characters in movies, are now getting big roles in web movies and shows. Here, let's take a look at some of those underrated actors who got big breaks in the OTT platforms.

  1. Jitendra Kumar: Regarded as "TV Ka Shahrukh Khan", Jitendra Kumar has appeared in several web series such as 'Pitchers', 'Kota Factory', 'Panchayat' etc and gained huge popularity across the nation.
  2. Abhishek Banerjee: Abhishek Banerjee appeared in several movies and shows, but it was the Amazon Prime series 'Patal Lok' which burst him into the limelight. In this series, he portrayed the dark, intense and tough character Hathoda Tyagi and left everyone spellbound.
  3. Rasika Dugal: Rasika Dugal is a fine actress who can fit into absolutely any kind of character. She stole everyone's heart with her strong performances in series like 'Delhi Crime' and 'Mirzapur'.
  4. Pratik Gandhi: A regular actor in Gujarati theatres and films, Pratik Gandhi's performance in the Sony Liv series 'Scam 1992' made him an overnight star across the whole country. The way he portrayed the real life character Harshad Mehta in this series, is beyond any words and he truly deserves everything he has gained lately.
  5. Jaideep Ahlawat: Jaideep is one such actor who has been working for years but never got any limelight. However in 2020, he played the protagonist in the web series 'Patal Lok' and proved how great an actor he is!
  6. Divyendu Sharma: The 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' actor Divyendu Sharma went through a lot of struggles before he finally could make it big in the OTT platform. The way he portrayed every shade of the character Munna Bhaiya in the series 'Mirzapur', is truly commendable.
  7. Arjun Mathur: Despite of being an immensely talented actor, Arjun Mathur remained unnoticed for years and finally came into the limelight through the web series 'Made in Heaven'. He received an "International Emmy nomination for Best Actor" for his epic performance in this show.
  8. Sayani Gupta: After appearing in several Bollywood films and not gaining enough popularity, Sayani Gupta finally got benefitted from the web platforms. Series like 'Inside Edge' or '4 more shots' and web originals like 'Posham Pa' or 'Axone' made her what she is today.
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