Lights, camera, action! From the grandeur of Indian cinema to the revolution of OTT platforms, the entertainment world has undergone a remarkable shift. With viewers shifting to digital streaming services, actors, too, embraced this new medium, delivering captivating performances that left viewers in awe. Let’s look at the actors who wowed us with their remarkable performances.
Bobby Deol, an actor shaped by destiny, began his journey as a child artist and later emerged as a leading man in notable films like Barasat, Gupt: The Hidden Truth, Soldier, and Ajnabi’. In 2020, he surprised everyone with his performance in MX Player’s popular series Aashram, directed and produced by Prakash Jha. His portrayal of Baba Nirala garnered praise from critics and fans alike. Aashram became the pinnacle of his OTT career. The third season was released in June 2022, and fans are eagerly waiting for season four.
Dimple Kapadia recently made a dazzling OTT debut with Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo as the firebrand Rani Maa, aka Savitri. In the world created by Homi Adajania, she effortlessly embodied the character, exceeding all expectations. Her portrayal of Savitri exuded ease and captivated viewers, leaving a lasting impression on her OTT venture.
Suniel Shetty, known for his versatile roles in over 100 films, made a much-awaited entry into the world of OTT. He made his debut with the hit show Dharavi Bank, where he played the role of Thalaivan – a powerful, feared and unattainable kingpin of India’s largest slum – Dharavi. The show was No 1 across all OTT platforms for over 8 weeks and the conversation around the much-awaited second season is already in the air.
Sushmita Sen made a remarkable OTT debut with the gripping series Aarya. Her comeback performance in the show was nothing short of outstanding, earning her well-deserved acclaim. Playing the role of a doting wife and protective mother, Sen captivated audiences with her nuanced portrayal. The spine-chilling storyline and gripping narrative added to the allure of her performance, leaving a lasting impression on viewers.
Vivek Anand Oberoi
Vivek Anand Oberoi has made a successful transition from the big screen to the world of OTT and has carved a niche for himself with his impressive performance. His journey began with Inside Edge. He played the character of a cop with a sense of dignity – JCP Jayant Gavaskar in Dharavi Bank. The intense and ruthless portrayal of an inspector, the chase between him and Suniel Shetty and the underlying chemistry with Sonali Kulkarni in the show captivated audiences.
Shahid Kapoor unleashed his magic on the OTT space with an unforgettable debut in Raj & DK’s Farzi. Stepping into the shoes of a con artist, he mesmerised audiences with his performance, leaving them in awe. The critics hailed his portrayal, and fans claimed it to be one of his career’s finest moments.
Manoj Bajpayee, a powerhouse of talent, left an indelible mark on the OTT platform with his brilliant performances in The Family Man and the psychological drama Gali Guleiyan. His recent OTT venture, Gulmohar, further showcased his acting prowess, earning him an appreciation for his poignant portrayal of Arun Batra and his exploration of family complexities.
Pankaj Tripathi’s transition to the world of OTT brought him overnight stardom. His impeccable acting skills and captivating screen presence made him a standout performer in the OTT space. His portrayal of the iconic character Kaleen Bhaiya in Mirzapur left a lasting impression on viewers. Tripathi further showcased his talent in the role of Guruji in Sacred Games.