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8 Underrated Actors Who Don’t Get The Respect They Deserve

When do we actually call an actor great? It is his finesse to gel with the role so minutely that we tend to forget while watching the movie or the series that this is a separately acted out piece.

It is the prowess of the actor to make it look as silky as he can, as smooth as he can, it is his realistic touch which makes the role and the character special to us.

Bollywood has presented us several actors who, despite, showcasing impeccable talent in their very limited appearances couldn’t really hog the limelight. However, with those curbed appearances, this actors have managed to still win our hearts innumerable times. We will look at a list of very underrated actors who managed to steal our hearts every time they took up acting.

1. Vijay Raaz

His sense of comedy is from another dimension and his timing of comical strips and his awesome throw of the same makes it an absolute wonder to feast your eyes with.

His versatility is so amazing that we are awed each time we see him blend into a character. However, very limited opportunities has played a significant role in denting his aspirations. With all the obstacles noted, Raghu Romeo belted out a masterclass for himself.

2. Kay Kay Menon

Recently leaving the audience stunned with his heroic aura in The Special Ops, segregating his character into two separate facets, one of a loving father and husband while the other one is that of a ruthless boss, using his brain to nab a terrorist mastermind who has been haunting India for almost decades now. His blend in the role was in absolutely clinical measures, making it big.

Once again making versatility his biggest weapon, Menon has trounced several other actors hands down in any role that he opted for, may it be a villain or a hero or even a comical side-kick.

With movies like Gulaal, Black Friday and Haider, Menon has proved time and time again that why is he one of the best of the industry and why exactly does he needs more chances.

3. Sanjay Mishra

Stunning everyone with his latest role in Kamyaab which very spectacularly summarises his story in Bollywood, Sanjay Mishra once again made a solid statement for himself.

He is mainly a comical superhero and has shown class of the highest order.

He started his growth into Bollywood with ‘Satya’ and ‘Dil se’ in the popular tv show called “Office office”.

He later went on to star in several other roles which has seen him improving with leaps and bounds.

4. Vinay Pathak

Another flawless actor who can be equally villainous as he can be heroic and comical, Vinay Pathak is one of the smoothest actors on screen.

He started off with a considerably small role in Deepa Mehta’s fire and from thereon went to play significant cameos on the sets of Badlapur, Rab ne Bana Di Jodi and many others. However, he took his acting skills a thousand notches higher with Khosla ka Ghosla and Bheja Fry.

5. Ranvir Shorey

Tragic but he too made the list. This man has tremendous acting potential and has showcased his versatility with flamboyant splendour in every single role that he has played.

It is believed that he will get a lot more screentime with the impeccable acting flair that he houses.

6. Tisca Chopra

Her acting career started off with television while she was balancing herself on the fringes of both theatre and movies.

She has been an absolute sensation as her roles spanned across 45 different feature films in different languages.

She caught the eye of the industry with her phenomenal rendition of Ishan Awasthi’s mother in Taare Zameen Par.

She has also been the brand ambassador of several brands however, Bollywood is still to exploit her talents.

7. Jim Sarbh

Stealing the show with his lethal performance of the main terrorist in Neerja, Jim Sarbh showed it to the world, that how wonderful of an actor he can be.

Despite showcasing high-class acting, Sarbh is still to make his mark in Bollywood as his roles are very limited.

8. Gajraj Rao

His footfall in Bollywood came through Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Princess and since then he has awed his fans with his celestial acting skills.

His supporting roles in Talvar and Blackmail also hogged considerable attention.

He turned the tide in his favour with his mind-blowing rendition of Mr Kaushik, the middle class family patriarch in Badhaai Ho.

In an interview, Rao mentioned that he was stunned to see that a role so late in his career brought him such overwhelming success.

Written by Rohit Ganguly

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