The league of extraordinary actors in B-Town

Pune: In this run for commercial success, where actors have forgotten the script importance, where the audience is searching for ‘Masala’, where striking a pose, showing muscles and dancing on the tacky number are what we are left with in the name of ‘Actors’. These are the following actors who are sticking to graceful acting and defining standards for an upcoming artist.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

A man, who is not only an example of a class execution of dialogues but owning the scene. Who can forget his performance in Gangs of Wasseypur, and the dialogue,’Baap ka, Dada ka, Sabka badla lega re tera faizal ‘.

His major movies have been Manjhi, Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2, Talaash and Badlapur. He hails from a small town in Muzaffarnagar District, UP, he has shown tremendous potential for bigger roles, he has paired up with Anurag Kashyap for upcoming film Raman Raghav.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)


Richa Chadda

An actress, who has repeatedly garnered accolades for the portrayal of unconventional characters in off-beat cinema. Her major breakthrough came only in 2012 with a two-part series crime film Gangs of Wasseypur. She was awarded the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for her talent in the first instalment of the same film.

Later she played supporting role in film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, she received critical acclaim and a standing ovation at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for her depiction of a girl in ‘morality crisis’ in the film Masaan last year.Richa Chadda is currently filming for Pooja Bhatt’s Cabaret, featuring Chadda as the female lead, started in June 2015. Chadda is also starring in the biopic Sarabjit Singh as the wife of Sarabjit.

Richa Chadda

Irfan Khan

As of 2015, he had appeared in more than 50 Indian films in Bollywood, and a few international films, such as Life of Pi and Jurassic World, with a featured role alongside Tom Hanks in the 2016 adaptation of Dan Brown’s novel Inferno.

Film critics, contemporaries, and other experts consider him to be one of the finest actors in Indian cinema for his versatile and natural acting. He is the first Bollywood actor to star in movies which won Academy Award for Best Director, Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi.

He has received Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour for his contribution to the field of arts.


Irfan Khan


Nimrat Kaur

The performance in The Lunchbox was her breakthrough, a critically acclaimed drama which was screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and received praise in India.

Last year, Kaur had a recurring role in the fourth season of the American television series Homeland, in which she played Tasneem Qureshi, an Inter-Services Intelligence agent.
Nirmat was born in Pilani, Rajasthan, her father was an Indian Army officer. In 1994, her father was abducted and killed by Kashmiri separatists.

She is committed to star in Saurabh Shukla’s untitled psychological drama with Rajkummar Rao, as well as in the second season of English television series Wayward Pines.


Manoj Bajpayee

A name which not only reminds us of movie Satya but the epic Gangs of Wasseypur. With two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards, he is one of the most notable actors in Bollywood.He hails from a small village in Narkatiaganj, Bihar, he has revealed numerous times that he aspired to become an actor since childhood.

His passion took him to Delhi for admission in for National School of Drama, but only to be rejected 3 times. After few unnoticed roles, he played gangster Bhiku Mhatre in Ram Gopal Varma’s 1998 crime drama Satya, which proved to be a breakthrough.His performance in Gangs of Wasseypur was received with open arms by the audience.

Mnoj Bajpai 2

Swara Bhaskar

With a touching and inspiring story, ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ have made her one of the most noticed contemporary actresses of the Hindi cinema. For her portrayal of the mother of a teenager in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Nil Battey Sannata, she was awarded the Best Actress at the Silk Road International Film Festival in September 2015.

She is the daughter of a Naval office. She rose to fame with the role of the naughty bride-to-be in the commercially successful rom-com Tanu Weds Manu, her performance in the film garnered critical appreciation and several nominations, including the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.Bhaskar has completed shooting for the delayed Abbas Tyrewala’s comedy drama Mango.


Randeep Hooda

This fine Jat from Haryana is a gem for Bollywood. He garnered further critical acclaim for his role in Imtiaz Ali’s drama Highway, Jism 2 , Murder 3, Kick, and Rang Rasiya.
He recently starred in a movie called ‘Laal Rang’, which was acclaimed by critics and public. His upcoming movies are ‘Sarabjit’, which is an upcoming Indian biographical drama film directed by Omung Kumar.

Randeep Hooda 1

Radhika Apte

Hailing from Pune, she has appeared in films in Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and English languages, besides Hindi and Marathi, has also featured in short films and a television series.

Apte has trained under Kathak exponent Rohini Bhate for eight years while residing in Pune.Radhika Apte has also acted in a number of short films, including Darmiyan, Vakratunda Swaha, Anurag Kashyap’s short film on eve teasing, That Day After Everyday, she played the title role in Sujoy Ghosh’s 2015 Bengali short film Ahalya, which made headlines over social media.

Radhika Apte


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