13. Pankaj Tripathi
From playing the villain’s right/left hand to becoming Sultan in Gangs of Wasseypur, life has come a full circle for Pankaj Tripathi in these past few years. However, he is yet to get to the point where people would recognize him by his name. He was last seen and appreciated by everyone alike in Masaan. We would definitely like his talent to be exploited much more.
14. Geetanjali Thapa
While she hasn’t been discovered by the masses as yet, her performances in I.D. and Liar’s Dice have been the talk of international film festivals. So far, she has gone the non-commercial way as far as cinema is concerned but she will soon be seen opposite Emraan Hashmi in Academy Award winning director Danis Tanovic’s next, Tigers.
15. Gajraj Rao
He started off with doing theater with the likes of Manoj Bajpayee and Piyush Mishra. The funny man from many famous advertisements, Gajraj Rao has been appearing in Hindi movies for a long time now. He was last seen as Inspector Dhaniram in Talvar. Internet generation may know him from TVF videos or the recent web-series Bang Baaja Baarat where he played the groom’s hysterical father.
16. Vineet Kumar Singh
Another “yet to be discovered actor” who’s been on spectrum for quite some time now is Vineet Singh. He played Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s elder brother in Gangs of Wasseypur. He was also seen delivering a brilliant monologue in Ugly. If you’ve seen the film, you know which particular scene we’re referring to. Such a brilliant actor, such little screen time.