OTT platforms have emerged as a new entertainment medium when movie theaters across the country were closed due to the epidemic and the Corona shutdown. More than one web series and movies began to be released on OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, ZEE5, Disney Plus Hotstar, Arrows Now, Voot Special, MX Player, and ALT Balaji. Web series like Sacred Games, Mirzapur, The Family Man, Gandi Baat, Scam 1992, Mirzapur, Ashram, Panchayat, Special Ops, Jamtara, Bandish Bandits, Little Things, Paatal Lok, Delhi Crime caught everyone’s attention.
Seeing the new content and new faces in the new format on the hyped platform, the audience was heartbroken. While the careers of Bollywood actors such as Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bobby Deol, Shefali Shah, Saif Ali Khan received a boost, newcomers such as Chandan Roy Sanyal, Kranti Prakash Jha, Sunny Hinduja, Sharib Hashmi, Divyanshu Sharma and Anshuman Pushkar were the center of attention. He came in. The audience liked the web series and movies of these artists so much that subscribers also began to increase rapidly. In just five months between March and July last year, there was a 30 percent increase in paid subscribers in India.
Because of the web series, the stars of artists like Anshuman Pushkar, Ali Fazal, Chandan Roy Sanyal, and Kranti Prakash Jha are tall.
Let us know who the new OTT stars are, who are ready to challenge Manoj Bajpayee and Pankaj Tripathi …
1. Chandan Roy Sanyal
Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal, who came into the spotlight with the role of Bhopa Swami in the lead in Bobby Deol ‘Ashram’, a Prakash Jha Production web series released on MX Player, is the new star of OTT. Chandan, who has worked in the film industry for almost 20 years, has worked on such films as’ Jazbaa ‘,’ Manto ‘,’ Rang De Basanti ‘,’ Kaminey ‘,’ Faltu ‘,’ D-Day ‘,’ Jab Harry met Sejal ‘,’ Jabariya ‘. She worked on movies like ‘Jodi’ but got the real identity only from the ‘Ashram’ web series. Many people even felt new to the industry. But like Manoj Bajpayee and Pankaj Tripathi, OTT has given a new identity to this actor, who lives a life in oblivion. He is also very fond of playing the role of ‘Robby Ghosh’ in ‘Spotlight’, the fourth story in the recently released ‘Ray’ web series on Netflix.
Regarding his struggle in film career, Chandan says: ‘There was a time when I didn’t have any job for 2 years. I was unemployed in the year 2013-14. He hadn’t signed any movies at the time. All my money is gone. He couldn’t understand how it would work in the future. This condition was when he had worked in films such as ‘Kaminey’, ‘Faltu’, ‘D-Day’ and ‘Prague’. But thanks to the OTT platform, I started to work. OTT gave me a new identity and money. I think my real career has started now. Chandan has appeared in Zee5’s web series ‘Parichay’, ‘Bhram’, ‘Forbidden Love’, ‘The Sholay Girl’, MX Player web series ‘Ashram’, Netflix web series Ray and ‘Dheeth Patange’. Chandan Roy Sanyal is a resident of Delhi.
2. Kranti Prakash Jha
Actor Kranti Prakash Jha, who began his career with the Bhojpuri film ‘Deswa’ in 2011, got his true identity from the film ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ released in 2016. In this, he played the character from Santosh Lal, a special friend of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After this, Swami Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna’s biographical web series ‘Swami Ramdev: Ek Sangharsh’, released in the year 2018, attracted everyone’s attention by playing the role of Yogaguru forcefully. In the ‘Raktanchal’ web series released on MX Player last year, Kranti really revolutionized the role of a mobster. People really liked him in this role. Kranti’s film ‘Once Upon a Time in Bihar’ (2015), Mithila Makhan (2017), Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Kashi in Search of Ganga (2018), stories of Rabindranath Tagore living in Begusarai, Bihar 2015) and Casa Batla (2019).
3. Sunny Hinduja
Sunny Hinduja has become an engineer turned actor in the discussion by playing the character of ‘Sandeep Bhaiya’ on the TVF web series ‘Aspirants’. He made his debut in the horror film ‘Shapit: The Cursed’ alongside Aditya Narayan and Shweta Agarwal. He has appeared in small roles in many Bollywood films ‘Mardaani 2’, ‘Brijmohan Amar Rahe’, ‘Cycle Kick’, ‘Kill the Rapist’, ‘Pinky Mamasab’. But the real success began to come from the year 2018, when he turned to OTT. Her performance on Alt Balaji’s web series ‘Home’ was highly appreciated. After this, he has played very important roles in the web series ‘Bhaukaal’, ‘Uncle Vidhayak Hai Hamare Season 2’, ‘Rasbhari’ and ‘Mum Bhai’. The role of NIA Officer Milind has taken on a new identity in both seasons of the popular Amazon Prime Video web series ‘The Family Man’.
4. Sharib Hashmi
Sharib Hashmi, who appeared as JK Talpade, a friend of Detective Shrikant Tiwari in Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani and Samantha Akkani’s web series ‘The Family Man’, began his career in 2008 with the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ . This movie won the Oscar. After this, in the year 2012, he did a major role in the movie ‘Filmistan’ with Inamulhaq and Kumud Mishra. Shah Rukh Khan appeared alongside Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in the movie ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan,’ but the actual identity came from the Amazon Prime web series The Family Man and the Voot Select blockbuster Asur. Apart from this, Sharib Hashmi has also worked in films Badmikiyaan (2015), Fullu Fullu (2017), Vodka Diaries (2018), Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018), Nakkash (2019), Ujda Chaman (2019), Darbaan (2020) ). ) and the web series ‘Sex chat with Pappu and Papa’, ‘A Viral Wedding’, ‘Scam 1992’, as well as worked in many commercials. Sharib’s upcoming projects include Kangana Ranaut’s film ‘Dhaakad’, Sidharth Malhotra’s ‘Mission Manjnu’, a Hotstar and Netflix original film. He also has a role in the third season of ‘The Family Man’.
5. Divyanshu Sharma
Divyanshu Sharma, who played the role of Kalin Bhaiya’s son Munna Bhaiya in the Amazon Prime Video web series ‘Mirzapur’, is no longer interested in any performances. This actor, who made his Bollywood debut with the movie ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’, acted in many Bollywood movies, but only got recognition from the Mirzapur web series. Now it has become a familiar face of OTT. In addition to ‘Mirzapur’, he has also appeared on Zee5’s web series ‘Scorpion Ka Khel’, Fatafat, Film Shukranu, Kanpuriye, Chashme Baddoor, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Aaja Nach Le, Badnaam Gali, Toilet Ek Prem Katha. Divyanshu has also worked in theater for a long time.
6. Ali Fazal
Ali Fazal, who appeared on web series like Mirzapur 2, Forbidden Love, has been in many discussions since last year. Ali received much recognition from the audience as Guddu Pandit in Mirzapur, after which he will now be seen playing a major role in the Hollywood film Death on the Nile. Her look from the movie has also been released. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film will open on September 21. Before debuting in Bollywood with the Aamir Khan film 3 Idiots in 2009, Ali worked on James Dodson’s television show The Other End Of The Line, the Hollywood show Bollywood Hero, Ek Tho Chance with Amita Arora and Saurabh Shukla. People began to notice him with the movie Fukrey released in 2013. This was followed by Fukrey Returns, Happy Bhag Jayegi and Bobby Jasoos.
7. Anshuman Pushkar
Newcomer actor Anshuman Pushkar, who appeared in the recently released web series ‘Grahan’ on Disney Plus Hotstar, has brought the character of Rishi Ranjan to life with his effortless performance. It seems that his character has been coined just for him. Anshuman, who came into the limelight with the character of Rocky in the web series ‘Jamtara’ released on Netflix last year, proved himself to be a long racehorse with his natural performance in the SonyLIV web series ‘Kathmandu Connection’ this year. Her character Sunny Sharma in ‘Kathmandu Connection’ is so straightforward, straightforward and beautiful as a lover despite being a gangster, for whom any girl would die. His character in ‘Eclipse’ is so strong that it will also be effective for him in the future. Anshuman has worked primarily on OTT platforms.
8. Abhishek Banerjee
Casting director-turned-actor Abhishek Banerjee has done a great job on movies like Stree and Dreamgirl. In the year 2020, Abhishek became very popular with the character of Hammer Tyagi on the web series ‘Patal Lok’. He has made his mark of outstanding performance by becoming Munna Bhaiya’s (Divyanshu Sharma) right-hand man in the second series of the famous Amazon Prime Video web series ‘Mirzapur’. Previously, he was a part of films and web series such as Humorously Yours, TVF Pictures, Typewriter, Kali, Parivar, and Unposed. At the moment he has many important projects in Bollywood. He has received the Zee Cine Award for Best Comedic Actor for Stree and the Filmfare OTT Award for Best Supporting Actor for Paatal Lok. He has also done a great job as a casting director.
9. Kirti Kulhari
The film actress Kirti Kulhari is one of those actresses who has won the hearts of the public with her good acting. Whether her films are hits or not, Kirti’s performance has always been popular. He has shown his talent with films such as ‘Pink’, ‘Indu Sarkar’, ‘Blackmail’, ‘The girl on the train’ and ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. Along with this, he also showed his strong acting on web series like ‘Four More Shots’, ‘Bard of Blood’, ‘Criminal Justice Behind Close Door’. Kulhari began his career with commercials for theater and television. He did a month-long acting workshop with a Hindi theater group called Yatri Theater, under the direction of Om Katare. After this, he worked on three works. Currently, it has many OTT original movie and web series offerings.
10. Jitendra Kumar
Jitendra Kumar, who became the center of attention with the Amazon Prime Video web series ‘Panchayat’, has been engineering since IIT Kharagpur. It was here in 2012 that he met Vishwapati Sarkar, who invited him to join TVF. Jitendra made his acting debut for TVF in 2013 with ‘Munna Jazbaati: The Q-Tia Intern,’ which immediately went viral. After this, he played many characters in the TVF videos. In 2014 he stepped onto the OTT platform with the Permanent Roopmate web series. It became popular with young people through ‘Kota Factory’. After this, the Panchayat took him to the heights of fame. Media consultancy Ormax Media ranked Jitendra Kumar fifth on the list of the top 10 OTT stars. Currently, he is working on the second season of Panchayat.