The OTT space is booming at an alarming rate. Since the past few years, the digital platforms have seen an upsurge and today, the viewer is hooked on to his laptop, tablet or mobile phone to watch the latest web show. As much as the story-telling has contributed in bringing about this change, kudos to the actors too, who have contributed in a large way in making the OTT space, more popular. In return, these actors too have cashed in on the popularity through the digital medium.
So, let’s have a quick look at the faces who became Digital Superstars:
Millennial star Mithila Palkar can be regarded as the digital queen today. What began as a singing video for the actress, soon blossomed into some bigger and better as she took on the web space. From The Girl In The City to The Little Things and also films like Karwaan and Chopsticks, Mithila has become a force to reckon with.
Sumeet Vyas became extremely popular post the success of Permanent Roommates. None would recollect his brief role in English Vinglish, but post the popularity of the show, the actor had no looking back. Next, he followed it up with shows like TVF Tripling and due to his roaring popularity, he even bagged films like Veere Di Wedding and Made In China.
Jitendra Kumar rose to popularity post his roles in comedy sketches of The Viral Fever. He is widely known for his characters of Jeetu Bhaiya in The Kota Factory, Munna Jazbaati, Gittu in Permanent Roommates. If you’ve enjoyed watching him in shows like The Kota Factory and TVF, then you would definitely know what a talented performer he is. His performances helped him bag the secondary lead in Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhaan opposite Ayushmann Khurrana.
For Sobhita Dhulipala, fame happened post her stint in the digital space. After a career in modeling followed by roles in films like Raman Raghav 2.0, Chef and Kaalakaandi, the real deal happened with the web show, Made in Heaven that increased her fan following tremendously and brought her into the limelight. With a charming personality and an impressive performance, Sobita became the next big thing in the OTT space and followed it up with the Bard of Blood on Netflix.
Maanvi is not a relative newcomer to the industry and been there for a while, but it’s only after her stint in shows like TVF Tripling, Four More Shots Please and Made In Heaven that she became extremely popular. None could possibly remember her short roles in movies, but her performances in these shows made the viewers sit up and notice. Rightly after, she bagged Ujda Chaman and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Now, she is geared up to return with the 2nd season of Four More Shots Please that promises to be crazier than the previous one.
Not just an actor, but Shashank Arora is also a writer and musician. However, it was his performance in Made In Heaven that did wonders to boost his career. He has been part of films like Titli, Lipstick Under My Burkha and Manto, to name a few.
Naveen has a rich repertoire of web shows to his credit so far. From TVF Pitchers, Social Series, Bose Dead/Alive, Fuh Se Fantasy, Thinkistan to many more, he is the preferred choice in the digital space. Naturally, the guy has turned into an Internet sensation and we’re guessing there are many more to come our way.
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