9. Vijay Maurya
Often referred to as “that guy from that movie or that ad”, Vijay Maurya has been around the Indian Film Industry for the last 16-odd years. Having done films like Satya, Paanch and Black Friday, he is yet to make his mark as a mainstream actor. With the new wave of Indian cinema, things only look good for brilliant character actors like him.
10. Namit Das
Namit Das is from the breed of actors who play the hero’s friend/brother for years before Bollywood discovers them (if at all). The President is Coming, Wake Up Sid and Ankhon Dekhi are a few movies where we’ve seen him play small but memorable parts. It takes a special talent to make its presence felt in an ensemble cast and Namit Das has done it more than once.
11. Amrita Puri
She made her breakthrough in the otherwise dull film, Aisha where she stole the show. Audience and critics came together to applaud her on-screen presence and ability to emote with ease in front of the camera. She replicated this in Kai Po Che. She still has a long way to go to get there but we hope she does.
12. Tannishtha Chatterjee
Despite having won a National Award, Tannishtha still remains to be discovered. She was last seen in Angry Indian Goddesses. And we’re so excited to see her play the lead role opposite the retired Australian fast bowler Brett Lee in UNindian.