7 OTT actors who stood out with their outstanding performance in the first half of 2023

We are already half way through 2023 and we have witnessed spectacular performances from some of the actors on OTT. Some of the recent performances have proved that an actor’s performance is not really dependent on how much screen time he gets, but mostly on how well they perceive their character and present it on the screen. Here are some of the actors whose performance was loved by both fans as well critics:

1. Isha Talwar – Saas Bahu aur Flamingo:
Isha Talwar has made her presence felt with her outstanding performance as Badi bahu, aka Bijlee, who runs a drug cartel. She also quite sensitively handled her character. Her role is of a lady who struggles between a same-sex relationship and a marriage of convenience, making it quite relatable among the queer community.

2. Ishwak Singh – Rocket Boys 2:
Ishwak Singh made a mark by playing an outstanding role of India’s noted scientist Dr Vikram Sarabhai. With his acting skills, Ishwak made the character so iconic that Dr Vikram Sarabhai became synonymous with him. His performance was deeply appreciated by his fans and even the critics.

3. Wamiqa Gabbi – Jubilee:
Wamiqa’s portrayal of Nilofer will always stay as one of the unforgettable performances in Jubilee. The actress seamlessly brought out Nilofer’s ambitious and never say die attitude, without showing the character in any negative light. Her performance got her praise from veteran actresses like Zeenat Aman.

4. Gulshan Devaiah – Dahaad:
Gulshan Devaiah, known for giving natural performances, made his Dahaad character- police officer Devilal Singh relatable. The smooth delivery of dialogues and the skill of capturing subtle details of his character were noticeable and appreciated.

5. Aparshakti Khurana – Jubilee:
Aparshakti Khurana beautifully captured the journey of his character from being a Binod Das, a nobody, to the superstar Madan Kumar. Through his mind-blowing performance, he managed to set the tone for this multi-starred show. Aparshakti was also appreciated for getting the nuances of yesteryear’s world right.

6. Rajshri Deshpande – Trial By Fire:
Rajshri is one of the critically acclaimed actors in the industry. With her impactful performance in Trial by Fire, she made the audience sympathize with the pain of a mother who is struggling to get justice for the death of her children.

7. Vijay Varma – Dahaad:
Vijay Varma played the role of Anand Swarnakar in Dahaad and gave a new face to psychopathic characters. His performance convinced the audience to hate him, getting him nods from various critics.


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