Success is a phase where talent gets recognition and ultimate appreciation. Patience is the key and you can achieve anything you want with passion and dedication. But, showbiz is totally different world. No matter how trained and experienced you are, if you are in show business, then struggle stays with you like your shadow. This is why some people spend almost their entire life to get a shot in the entertainment industry.
Indian film industry is flooded with people struggling for years to get a chance to showcase their skills. But, getting the first chance isn’t enough as some people don’t get much gigs or appreciation even after having successful records in their portfolios. In this post, I will list out some of those male actors that are extremely talented and yet they are so underrated:
- Irrfan Khan
People say that success comes by thinking out of the box. Irrfan Khan is an actor who not just thinks this way but also picks this way. The characters played by him are either experimented or completely fresh. Known for delivering the best performances in Bollywood and Hollywood, Irrfan Khan has spent more than 20 years in showbiz.
- Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee, the recipient of two national film awards works in Indian Cinema along with South Indian film industry. He has spent almost two decades in showbiz and has played all types of roles including the roles of psychopath, crook, local goon and corrupt politician. He is one of the finest and most underrated Bollywood actors.
- Vijay Raaz
The funniest characters of Hindi comedy movies are often enjoyed and loved by the audience. But, it’s an irony that these roles are remembered but the actors don’t get as much attention. The situation sets completely true for Vijay Raaz who never fails to impress viewers with his brilliant comic timings. There are plenty of strong reasons why he is in this list of underrated Bollywood actors.
- Deepak Dobriyal
It was not just the care-free character played by Kangana Ranaut in Tanu Weds Manu. It was also the lead actor’s friend Pappi Ji (played by Deepak Dobriyal) who fetched eyeballs in the famous movie. It’s quite ironic that even after giving outdtanding performance in movies, he is counted amongst the most underrated Bollywood actors.
- Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is a former student of National School of Drama who started his career in Bollywood in 2011. He began his career with critically acclaimed movie No one Killed Jessica. He also played small roles in commercial roles but nothing worked well. Then, he grabbed the role of lead actor’s best friend in Raanjhanaa that helped him win the attention of viewers again. Now, he is being offered bigger roles with famous movie banners.
- Sanjay Mishra
Mostly remembered for popular comic roles, Sanjay Mishra is a well-known film actor who works mainly in Indian movies. He is an alumnus of National school of Drama who began his career in mid-90s. Irrespective of the length of the roles, he always focuses on making his characters admired by every single viewer. Sanjay Mishra is listed among the underrated Bollywood actors as he hasn’t received the appreciation he deserves.
- Rajkummar Rao
The National Award winner Rajkummar Rao is known for living the characters he plays in his movies. He began his career in 2011 with Ragini MMS which was a commercial success. But, it really wasn’t helpful for his as he kept waiting for better opportunities. Whether it’s a struggling small town guy from Citylights or a selfish fiancé from Queen, Rao knows how to nail the character.
- Randeep Hooda
Born in Rohtak in the Indian state of Haryana, Randeep Hooda used to act in school productions. After completing his education in Melbourne, he moved back to India and pursued modeling and theatre acting. He commenced his journey with a successful movie but then waited for 4 years to get his next gig. That’s not all as he also delivered tremendous performances in movies like Highway, Sarbjit, and Rang Rasiya.
So, this was the list of some extremely talented yet underrated Bollywood actors. In my upcoming post of the same section, I will share the list of some of the finest and yet underrated Bollywood actresses who deserve recognition for their exquisite performances.