Top 50 underrated actors (India)

by seccess | created - 21 May 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

1. Vivek Oberoi

Actor | Company

Vivek Oberoi was born on the 3rd of September,1976 and attended Mayo college in Ajmer. At an actors' workshop in London he was spotted by none other than the director of NYU who (unsurprisingly) whisked Vivek off to New York, where he completed his Masters Degree in film acting. Back home in India ...

2. Harshvardhan Rane

Actor | Sanam Teri Kasam

Harshvardhan Rane is an actor, known for Sanam Teri Kasam (2016), Avunu (2012) and Fidaa (2017).

3. Vinayakan

Actor | Kammatti Paadam

Vinayakan is an actor and composer, known for Kammatti Paadam (2016), Maryan (2013) and Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014).

4. Arjun Rampal

Actor | Don

From Jabalpur, Arjun Rampal went to Delhi to complete his education.

At a party in Delhi, Fasion Designer Rohit Bal spotted Arjun Rampal and cast him as a male model in his shows.

In 1994, Arjun proclaimed the title for 'Society's Face Of The Year'. And soon after went on to become an Indian ...

5. Ali Fazal

Actor | Furious Seven

Ali Fazal was born on October 15, 1986 in Lucknow, India. He is an actor, known for Furious 7 (2015), Victoria & Abdul (2017) and 3 Idiots (2009).

6. Neil Nitin Mukesh

Actor | Johnny Gaddaar

He had a normal childhood, like most other children. He graduated from HR College, with a B.Com degree. At his father's insistence, he has been very focused on his career since he was in the 12th standard. He did a 4-month workshop with Kishore Namit Kapoor and also at Anupam Kher's institute, ...

7. Shiney Ahuja

Actor | Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

Shiney Ahuja was born on May 15, 1973 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor, known for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003), Destroyed in Love (2006) and The Maze (2007). He is married to Anupam Pandey. They have one child.

8. Akshaye Khanna

Actor | Dil Chahta Hai

Akshaye Khanna was born in Mumbai in 1975. He is the middle son of Bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna, and the younger brother of actor Rahul Khanna.

After studying in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, Khanna made his acting debut in Bollywood in 1997 with the movie Himalay ...

9. Kunal Kapoor

Actor | Rang De Basanti

Kunal Kapoor was born on October 18, 1975 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Rang De Basanti (2006), Don 2 (2011) and Dear Zindagi (2016).

10. Rajeev Khandelwal

Actor | Shaitan

Rajeev Khandelwal is an Indian film and television actor. Some of his most notable characters have been Dr. Aamir Ali in the 2008 debut film Aamir and ACP Arvind Mathur who battles his inner demons in Shaitan, the Tinnitus affected DJ from Soundtrack. He also played Vivaan Agasthi in the 2013 ...

11. Milind Soman

Actor | Arn: Tempelriddaren

Milind Soman was born on November 4, 1965 in Scotland. He is an actor and producer, known for Arn: Tempelriddaren (2007), Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Arn (2010). He was previously married to Mylène Jampanoï.

12. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

Actor | Raanjhanaa

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is an actor, known for Raanjhanaa (2013), Raees (2017) and Thugs of Hindostan (2018).

13. Sushant Singh

Actor | Jungle

Sushant Singh is an actor, known for Jungle (2000), Baby (2015) and Lakshya (2004).

14. Rahul Khanna

Actor | The Emperor's Club

Rahul Khanna was born on June 20, 1972 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor, known for The Emperor's Club (2002), Bollywood/Hollywood (2002) and Wake Up Sid (2009).

15. Gulshan Devaiah

Actor | Shaitan

Gulshan Devaiah is an actor, known for Shaitan (2011), Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and Hate Story (2012). He has been married to Kallirroi Tziafeta since March 2012.

16. Deepak Dobriyal

Actor | Omkara

Deepak Dobriyal is an actor, known for Omkara (2006), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) and Found a Treasure Called Love (2015). He has been married to Lara Bhalla since 2009.

17. Indrans

Actor | Apothecary

Indrans is a Malayalam film actor and costume designer. He acts mainly in comedy roles. He has acted in over 250 films.

Indrans, a tailor by profession, debuted in the film Choothattam as a costume designer. It was producer Charlie who offered him a chance to assist in costume designing. Although he...

18. Jitendra Kumar

Actor | A Wednesday

Jitendra Kumar is an actor, known for A Wednesday (2008), TVF Pitchers (2015) and Chaman Bahar.

19. Neeraj Kabi

Actor | Ship of Theseus

Neeraj Kabi is an Indian film and theatre actor and theatre director known for his works in International films and Hindi cinema, Theatre, and Television. He is also the founder and artistic director of Pravah Theatre Laboratory which is involved in theatre performance, training and research. ...

20. Pavan Malhotra

Actor | Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Pavan Malhotra was born on July 2, 1958 in Delhi, India. He is an actor, known for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Don (2006) and Gandhi (1982). He is married to Aparnaa Malhotra.

21. Vijay Raaz

Actor | Monsoon Wedding

Vijay Raaz was born and raised in Delhi where he attended Kirori Mal College. While at college he was a part of the dramatic society The Players. He also appeared in plays at the National School of Drama. He decided to focus on a film career and moved to Mumbai where he received a role in Ram Gopal...

22. Rajat Kapoor

Director | Raghu Romeo

Rajat Kapoor was born on February 11, 1961 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor and director, known for Raghu Romeo (2003), Ankhon Dekhi (2013) and Fatso! (2012).

23. Kay Kay Menon

Actor | Haider

Kay Kay Menon was born on October 2, 1966 in Kerala, India as Krishna Kumar Menon. He is an actor, known for Haider (2014), Black Friday (2004) and Gulaal (2009). He is married to Nivedita Bhattacharya.

24. Manoj Bajpayee

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Manoj Bajpayee was born on April 23, 1969 in Belwa, Bihar, India. He is known for his work on Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Satya (1998) and Aks (2001). He has been married to Neha since February 23, 2005.

25. Saurabh Shukla

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Shukla's family left Gorakhpur for Delhi when he was two years old. After completing his schooling, he graduated from Khalsa College, Delhi. His professional career began in 1984 with his entry into theater.

Shukla began serious theater in 1986 with roles in plays like A View From The Bridge (Arthur...

26. Sanjay Mishra

Actor | Ankhon Dekhi

Sanjay Mishra is known for his work on Ankhon Dekhi (2013), Masaan (2015) and Dilwale (2015).

27. Jimmy Sheirgill

Actor | A Wednesday

Shergill was born in a Sikh family in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He moved to Punjab, the place of his ancestors, in 1985 where he studied in Yadavindra Public School, Patiala and Bikram College Patiala. He learnt acting from Sri Harpal Singh, and then moved to Mumbai to work in the entertainment ...

28. Randeep Hooda

Actor | Sarbjit

Randeep Hooda was born in a small village called Daseya in the Rohtak district of Haryana. His mother, Asha Hooda, is a BJP politician and his father is a surgeon by profession. He did schooling from Delhi Public School before moving to Australia for higher studies. He is Bachelors in Marketing & ...

29. Ronit Roy

Actor | Udaan

Ronit Roy was born on October 11, 1965 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India as Ronit Bose Roy. He is an actor, known for Udaan (2010), Kyunki... Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi... (2000) and 2 States (2014). He has been married to Neelam Singh since December 25, 2003. They have two children.

30. Amit Sadh

Actor | Gold

Amit Sadh, born on 5th June, 1983, is a well-known Indian actor. He started his acting career on television, acting both, fiction and non-fiction genres. He soon realized his love for films and potential to make a mark in the Indian Film industry. To master his craft, he joined The Lee Strasberg ...

31. Sharman Joshi

Actor | 3 Idiots

Sharman Joshi was born on April 28, 1979 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor, known for 3 Idiots (2009), Rang De Basanti (2006) and Hotchpotch: Fun Unlimited (2006). He has been married to Prerna Chopra since 2000. They have three children.

32. Rahul Bose

Actor | Everybody Says I'm Fine!

Rahul Bose was born on July 27, 1967 in India. He is an actor and writer, known for Everybody Says I'm Fine! (2001), Split Wide Open (1999) and Poorna (2017).

33. Vikrant Massey

Actor | A Death in the Gunj

Vikrant Massey is an actor and producer, known for A Death in the Gunj (2016), Dharam Veer (2008) and Lootera (2013).

34. Gulshan Grover

Actor | Hera Pheri

Gulshan Grover was born, raised and educated in Delhi, India. After receiving his master's degree in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, he decided to pursue his passion and made a lifelong commitment to entertainment industry. He honed his acting skills in theatre, and after many stage ...

35. Arvind Swamy

Actor | Thani Oruvan

Arvind Swami was born in Chennai, India. His parents were V.D.Swami and Vasantha Swami. V.D.Swami was a freedom fighter and an industrialist and Vasantha Swami was an accomplished Bharatanatyam Dancer. Arvind Swami did his schooling in Sishya School and Don Bosco School in Chennai. He went to ...

36. Siddharth

Actor | Rang De Basanti

Siddharth is an actor, playback singer and screenplay writer! He is an avid cricket lover, and has experience in cricket commentary and writing.

After completing his MBA from Mumbai, Siddharth landed the role of assistant director for Mani Ratnam's "Kannathil Muthamittal" and later made his debut in...

37. Saurabh Raj Jain

Actor | Mahabharat

Saurabh Raj Jain is a popular TV actor. He is best known for his role of Lord Krishna in popular TV show Mahabharat (2013). Saurabh was born on 1 December 1985 at New Delhi, India. Sourabh started his television career as supporting actor in Remix (2004) at age 19. He established himself as a ...

38. Rahman

Actor | Traffic

Rahman was born as Rashin Rahman. He is an actor, known for Traffic (2011), Singam 2 (2013) and 16 Extremes (2016).

39. Vijayaraghavan

Actor | Oru Vadakkan Selfie

Vijayaraghavan is an actor, known for Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015), Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) and Ramji Rav Speaking (1989).

40. Vivan Bhatena

Actor | Talaash

Vivan Bhatena was born on October 28, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Talaash (2012), Dangal (2016) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008).

41. Prashant Narayanan

Actor | Fredrick

Prashant Narayanan is an actor and assistant director, known for Fredrick (2016), Schatten der Zeit (2004) and Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II (2003).

42. Vipin Sharma

Actor | Taare Zameen Par

Vipin Sharma is an actor and editor, known for Taare Zameen Par (2007), Rainbow (2015) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).

43. Vinay Pathak

Actor | Bheja Fry

Vinay Pathak was born on July 12, 1968 in Bhojpur District, Bihar, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Bheja Fry (2007), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and My Name Is Khan (2010).

44. Pankaj Tripathi

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Pankaj Tripathi is an actor, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Newton (2017) and Mango Dreams (2016).

45. Ashutosh Rana

Actor | Sangharsh

Ashutosh Rana born in Gadarwara, Madhya Pradesh is an Indian actor working in the Hindi Film and Telugu Film industry. He finished his Primary School education in Gadarwara and used to play the role of ravana in the city Ramleela. Later, he went to National School of Drama (New Delhi) for acting. ...

46. Shishir Sharma

Actor | Dangal

Shishir Sharma is an actor, known for Dangal (2016), Destroyed in Love (2006) and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015).

47. Vir Das

Actor | Go Goa Gone

Vir Das is an actor and writer, known for Go Goa Gone (2013), Delhi Belly (2011) and Shivaay (2016).

48. Sunil Shetty

Actor | Main Hoon Na

Sunil Shetty made his debut in 1992 with Balwaan (1992), which was not a major hit. Yet his great acting skills got noticed. For two years success eluded him until action thriller Mohra (1994) came along in 1994. Then followed his success streak with a comical film Gopi Kishan (1994) in which he ...

49. Manjot Singh

Actor | Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Manjot Singh is an Indian born actor whose portrayal of young Lucky in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) made him accepted as dynamic sardar actor in Bollywood. Manjot had never acted before getting this first break. Manjot comes from a well educated Sikh family.

50. Shashank Arora

Casting_department | Furious Seven

Born Shashank Sunny Arora in New Delhi, India, on February 21, 1989, Shashank Arora was interested in music and theatre from a young age. After finishing high school in early 2006, he left for Montreal, Canada to study cinema and music. While there, he briefly joined a street theatre group formed ...

51. Ranvir Shorey

Actor | Ek Tha Tiger

Ranvir Shorey was born on August 18, 1972 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He is an actor, known for Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006) and Bheja Fry (2007). He was previously married to Konkona Sen Sharma.

52. Arshad Warsi

Actor | Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Arshad Warsi was born in Mumbai, India, and did his schooling at a boarding school, Barnes School, Deolali in Nashik district, Maharashtra. He was orphaned at the age of 14 and struggled for a living in Mumbai during his early days.

Financial circumstances forced Warsi to start work as a door-to-door...

53. Emraan Hashmi

Actor | Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

Emraan Hashmi was born 24 March 1979) is an Indian film actor who appears in Hindi languagefilms. Through his successful career, Hashmi has received three Filmfare Award nominations and has established himself as one of the most popular and highest-paid actor of Hindi cinema.

Hashmi, member of the ...

54. John Abraham

Actor | Dhoom

Born and brought up in Mumbai, India, John Abraham is one of the most successful male models in India. John grew up in a middle class family. His father Abraham John is a Syrian Christian (Nasrani or Saint Thomas Christian) from Aluva, Kerala, India and his mother Firoza Irani is a Zoroastrian ...



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