In Bollywood, we have witnessed some of the iconic movies and blockbuster performances by some really talented actors in the industry. From actors like Rajkummar Rao, and Manuj Sharma to Vijay Varma and Vicky Kaushal, the ability and skill acquired by these exceptional actors through their theatre roots shine brightly on the silver screen as they captivate audiences with their award-winning performances. These actors have shown impeccable talent in the realm of cinema and given us some of our most loved characters with their brilliant performances.
Here are six exceptional theatre actors who have left a lasting impact with their breathtaking performances.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. His portrayal of the notorious Ganesh Gaitonde in ‘Sacred Games’ and the vengeful Liak in ‘Badlapur’ left audiences resonating with his underdog personality which left a lasting impact.
After winning accolades for his theatre endeavours Manuj Sharma gave some remarkable performances by choosing the most versatile roles. He delivered delightful comic timing in ‘Lootcase’ and showcased his versatility in 'Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’.
Rajkummar charmed viewers with his witty performance in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and displayed versatility in the intense thriller horror-comedy ‘, ‘Stree’.
From playing gangster Bhiku Mhatre in Ram Gopal Varma's 1998 crime drama 'Satya' to playing the iconic character, Srikant Tiwari in ‘The Family Man’, Manoj is one of the finest actors. His ruthless Sardar Khan in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ has become etched in the minds of audiences.
Varma showcased his versatility as an actor through his standout performances as Ravi in ‘Darlings’, the cunning Shatrughan Tyagi in
‘Mirzapur’, the unnerving Anand Swarnakar in 'Dahaad' and finally a good guy in the recently release 'Kaalkoot'.
Vicky Kaushal is also a great actor. His emotionally charged performance in ‘Masaan’, and fierce determination in ‘Uri’, established him as a force to be reckoned with in Bollywood.