Over the past few years, many Bollywood actors have been experimenting with different kinds of roles they essay on screen. No longer are actors rigid as far as they get to be part of great content. Also the advent of different platforms of entertainment coming in has made options available to the audience giving actors a chance to be seen in across platforms apart from just TV or Films. These actors’ talent knows no boundaries and keeps themselves occupied doing what the love the most – acting. Other than doing feature films these actors have been seen doing theatre, variety of online content, short films apart from talking on film roles. Here is the list of actors who are dabbling their talent on multiple such platforms:
1. Rasika Dugal
From theatre and web series to hosting and acting in TV shows and feature films, Rasika has tried her hands at every medium. Some of her popular work include Vikram Kapadia’s play Bombay Talkies, the feature film Qissa, and the TV show POW — Bandi Yuddh Ke. She was part of the short film, ‘Chutney’ starring along with Tisca Chopra and Adil Hussain which won the Filmfare award for the Best Short Film and was recently also part of a short film titled ‘The School Bag’ which has won over 30 award globally. She will now soon be seen in Nandita Das’ Manto opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
2. Sumeet Vyas
This actor made his television debut with a role in serial ‘Woh Hue Na Hamare’. He then starred in TV show ‘Rehna Hai Teri Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein’. After which he made his web series debut with popular series ‘Permanent Roommates’ with The Viral Fever. He has also acted in movies like ‘English Vinglish’, ‘Guddu Ki Gun’, ‘Parched’ and ‘Aurangzeb’. Sumeet was also seen in critically acclaimed web series TVF ‘Tripling’ which he also co-wrote. Now the actor apart from being the heart throb of the online world is all set to be seen in lead roles in films including ‘Ribbon’ with Kalki Kochelin, an unannounced film with Swara Bhaskar and will be seen with Kareena Kapoor Khan in ‘Veere Di Wedding’.
3. Kalki Koechlin
Kalki has right from the start experimenting with different mediums, she has been part of independent as well as commercial films like ‘Magarita With A Straw’, ‘Ek Thi Dayan’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and has many awards for her contribution in Indian cinema. Not only that she has also been part of many projects internationally, she has done a web series called ‘Smoke’ which is soon to release. She has also successfully done collaborations with groups like All India Bakchod and more recent ‘Noise’ and ‘Printing Machine’ with Blush Channel making her a rather creative individual.
4. Ratna Pathak Shah
Ratna Pathak Shah stepped into the world of theatre but enjoyed all mediums immensely. She is known for her work in theatre, television, short films and films. She is most known for her portrayal of Maya Sarabhai in the critically acclaimed Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai TV serial and is back again with a web series which is coming 12 years after the TV show went off air. She also portrayed roles in popular movies including ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, ‘Golmaal 3’ and ‘Kapoor & Sons’.
5. Mithila Palkar
The young and beautiful actress Mithila Palkar is a YouTube sensation with her web series ‘Girl In The City’ and ‘Little Things’ and Dice web series. The actress won hearts of millions by her cute looks and natural performances in all her web series. The actress started off her career with a short film in ‘Marathi Maza Honeymoon’ which was showcased in 16th Mumbai Film Festival where her presence in the film was much appreciated. She then went on to explore feature by doing a Hindi film ‘Katti Batti’ alongside Imran Khan. Other than being an actor, Mithila also tried her vocals for a Marathi song that instantly went viral after it was released on Maharashtra Day. After exploring platforms of web series, short films and Hindi feature film the young budding actress did a Marathi feature film ‘Muramba’ as the lead. The actress doesn’t have limits showcasing her talent and is expected to explore other platforms of entertainment in coming days.
6. Nimrat Kaur
Whether she’s playing a frustrated housewife in ‘The Lunchbox’ or an ISI agent in ‘Homeland’, Nimrat Kaur will captivate the attention of anyone who likes good acting. And yes, she too has a theatre background. Ever since her SRCC days in Delhi University, she has been on stage, and once she moved to Mumbai, she appeared in plays such as ‘Baghdad Wedding’ and ‘All About Women’. Her breakthrough performance came when she was cast opposite Akshay Kumar as his wife in ‘Airlift’. Since then there is no stopping for this versatile actor. Having work experience with two of the top actors in Bollywood Irrfan Khan and Akshay Kumar, Nimrat already nailed it in the long run of top actresses.
7. Tannishtha Chatterjee
Versatile actor Tannishtha Chatterjee is one such actor who is been exploring almost all platforms of entertainment. From doing Hollywood mainstream cinema to Bollywood and regional cinema she had done it all. Tannishtha started her career from theatre in India and then went on doing theatre with some of the best international theatre directors. She is best known for her performance in Hollywood film ‘Brick Lane’, ‘Shadows of Time’ and recent release ‘Lion’. She has many Hindi films to her credit with the recent release ‘Parched’ where her performance is much appreciated. Tannishtha is known name in Bengali films too and now she has foray into Marathi films too with ‘Doctor Rakhmabai’. Like other actors Tannisththa too felt exploring the popular platform by doing web series. She was seen in Culture Machine Web Series ‘Alisha’ portraying a negative character for the first time ever.