Top 50 underrated actors (India)

by seccess | created - 21 May 2017 | updated - 11 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 Kavacham (2018).

3. Vinayakan

Actor | Kammatti Paadam

Vinayakan is an actor and composer, known for Kammatti Paadam (2016), R.I.P. (2018) and Maryan (2013).

4. Arjun Rampal

Actor | Om Shanti Om

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 | Victoria & Abdul

Ali Fazal was born on October 15, 1986 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor, known for Victoria & Abdul (2017), 3 Idiots (2009) and Mirzapur (2018).

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), Gangster (2006) and Fanaa (2006). 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 | Left Right Left

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 | Bajirao Mastani

Milind Soman was born on November 4, 1965 in Scotland. He is an actor and producer, known for Bajirao Mastani (2015), Arn: The Knight Templar (2007) and Arn (2010). He has been married to Ankita Konwar since April 22, 2018. He was previously married to Mylène Jampanoï.

12. Jaideep Ahlawat

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Jaideep Ahlawat is an actor, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Raazi (2018) and Rockstar (2011).

13. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

Actor | Raanjhanaa

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is an actor, known for Raanjhanaa (2013), Raees (2017) and Article 15 (2019).

14. Viineet Kumar

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Viineet Kumar is an actor and writer, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), The Brawler (2017) and Bard of Blood (2019).

15. Sushant Singh

Actor | The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Sushant Singh is an actor, known for The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), Jungle (2000) and Virrudh: Har Rishta Ek Kurukshetra (2007).

16. Rahul Khanna

Actor | Wake Up Sid

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

17. Gulshan Devaiah

Actor | Shaitan

Gulshan Devaiah is an actor, known for Shaitan (2011), Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (2018) and Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013). He has been married to Kallirroi Tziafeta since March 2012.

18. Deepak Dobriyal

Actor | Omkara

Deepak Dobriyal is an actor, known for Omkara (2006), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015). He has been married to Lara Bhalla since 2009.

19. 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...

20. Jitendra Kumar

Actor | A Wednesday

Jitendra Kumar is an actor, known for A Wednesday (2008), TVF Pitchers (2015) and Cheesecake (2019).

21. Neeraj Kabi

Actor | Ship of Theseus

Neeraj is a multiple award winning film and theater actor, best known for his powerful performances in Ship of Theseus and Talvar. He won the Best Actor Awards at the Sakhalin International Film Festival in 2014 and the NBC Newsmakers Achievers' Awards in 2015. Neeraj is the owner of the renowned ...

22. 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 Black Friday (2004). He is married to Aparnaa Malhotra.

23. 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...

24. 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 Bheja Fry (2007).

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. Saurabh Shukla

Actor | Jolly LLB

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...

28. Sanjay Mishra

Actor | Masaan

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

29. 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 ...

30. 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 & ...

31. 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), Kaabil (2017) and Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2001). He has been married to Neelam Singh since December 25, 2003. They have two children.

32. 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 ...

33. 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 Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006). He has been married to Prerna Chopra since 2000. They have three children.

34. 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).

35. 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 Criminal Justice (2019).

36. Viineet Kumar

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Viineet Kumar is an actor and writer, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), The Brawler (2017) and Bard of Blood (2019).

37. Gulshan Grover

Actor | Badman

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 ...

38. 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 ...

39. 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...

40. 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 ...

41. Rajendra Prasad

Actor | Srimanthudu

Rajendra Prasad was born on July 19, 1956 in Nimmakuru, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India as Babu Rajendra Prasad Gadde. He is known for his work on Srimanthudu (2015), Nannaku Prematho (2016) and Mahanati (2018).

42. Rahman

Actor | Ranam

Rahman was born as Rashin Rahman. He is an actor, known for Ranam (2018), Singam 2 (2013) and Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016).

43. Vijayaraghavan

Actor | Ramji Rav Speaking

Vijayaraghavan is known for his work on Ramji Rao Speaking (1989), Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015) and Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995).

44. 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).

45. Prashant Narayanan

Actor | Fredrick

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

46. Vipin Sharma

Actor | Taare Zameen Par

Vipin Sharma is an actor and editor, known for Like Stars on Earth (2007), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Hotel Mumbai (2018).

47. 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).

48. Pankaj Tripathi

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Pankaj Tripathi is an actor, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Stree (2018) and Newton (2017).

49. Ashutosh Rana

Actor | Dushman

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. ...

50. Shishir Sharma

Actor | Talvar

Shishir Sharma is an actor, known for Talvar (2015), Dangal (2016) and Fanaa (2006).

51. Vir Das

Actor | Delhi Belly

Vir Das was born in Dehradun, India. He was raised in Nigeria and studied at the Indian Language School in Lagos, Nigeria, as well as at The Lawrence School, Sanawar and in Delhi. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Knox College, Illinois, in Economics and Theatre with a concentration in ...

52. 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 ...

53. Vijay Varma

Actor | Gully Boy

Vijay Varma started his acting journey as a theatre artiste in his hometown Hyderabad. He worked on numerous plays before he decided to move to Pune for two years to get a formal education in acting at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). After finishing his Post Graduate course, he ...

54. 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.

55. Shashank Arora

Casting_department | Fast & Furious 7

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 ...

56. Ranvir Shorey

Actor | Ek Tha Tiger

Ranvir comes from a family of movie professionals. His father is Writer, Producer and Director KD Shorey and He has 2 older Brothers, Lokesh Shorey an actor and Shrinath Shorey a movie Writer and Director. Ranvir though born in Panjab, was raised and educated in Mumbai. He was very active in ...

57. 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...

58. 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 ...

59. 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 ...

60. Shreyas Talpade

Actor | Om Shanti Om

Shreyas Talpade was born on January 27, 1976 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor and director, known for Om Shanti Om (2007), Iqbal (2005) and Dor (2006).

61. Aditya Srivastava

Actor | Black Friday

Aditya Srivastava was born on 21 July 1963 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is known for his work on Black Friday (2004), Lakshya (2004) and C.I.D. (1998). He has been married to Mansi Varma since 1989. They have four children. He is the father of Kajol Srivastava, Sparsh Shrivastav, Arushi ...

62. Piyush Mishra

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Piyush Mishra, is an Indian film actor, music director ,lyricist, singer, script and dialogue writer, and a well known theatre director and Hindi playwright. He spent his early life in Gwalior, where he received his education.

Theater and television After his graduation from National School of Drama...

63. 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), Kaabil (2017) and Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2001). He has been married to Neelam Singh since December 25, 2003. They have two children.

64. Pitobash

Actor | Million Dollar Arm

Pitobash was born in Deuli, Nayagarh, Orissa to an Oriya Brahmin family. He is the youngest among his 3 brothers and 2 sisters. His mother is a Retd. school teacher and his father worked for the Agriculture department.

Pitobash was brought up in Bhubaneswar where he completed his schooling from ...

65. Annu Kapoor

Actor | Vicky Donor

Annu Kapoor made his debut in the film Mandi directed by Shyam Benegal in 1983.His career has spanned nearly 30 years including a distinctive presence in Bollywood cinema, television serials, and reality game shows. He is best remembered for hosting the singing show Antakshari, produced by ZEE TV. ...

66. Sayaji Shinde

Actor | Shool

Sayaji Shinde is an actor and producer, known for Shool (1999), 1 - Nenokkadine (2014) and Sanju (2018).

67. Amole Gupte

Writer | Taare Zameen Par

Amole Gupte is an Indian screenwriter, actor, and director, known for his work on Bollywood films like Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth), Stanley ka dabba, Kaminey and others. He is also an actor in Bheja Fry 2 (2011), stanley Ka Dabba (2011),Urumi (2011) Phas gaye re obama (2010) and Kaminey.

68. Vrajesh Hirjee

Actor | Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai

Vrajesh Hirjee was born on June 16, 1971 in Bihar, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000), Fanaa (2006) and Lakeer - Forbidden Lines (2004).

69. Shri Vallabh Vyas

Actor | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Shri Vallabh Vyas was born as Vallabh Vyas. He was an actor, known for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Sardar (1993) and Time Bomb (2005). He was married to Shobha V. Vyas. He died on January 7, 2018 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

70. Mohan Agashe

Actor | Kaasav: Turtle

Mohan Agashe was born on July 23, 1947 in Bhor, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is an actor and producer, known for Kaasav: Turtle (2016), Rang De Basanti (2006) and Gandhi (1982).

71. Manoj Joshi

Actor | Devdas

Manoj Joshi is an India film and television actor. Joshi began his career in Marathi theatre, also putting up performances in Gujarati and Hindi theatre. He has also acted in over 60 films since 1998, many of his roles being comedic. His earliest well known serials include Chanakya, Ek Mahal Ho ...



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