While many can become an actor but not everyone can have the gift of versatility. A quality that sets some of the actors apart from the rest, these performers never really shy away from experimenting with different roles and nailing each character like it was written just for them. Celebrating such noteworthy artists, below we list Bollywood’s five most versatile actors who have been winning hearts with their performances one after the other.
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1. Kunal Kemmu
An actor whose versatility highly speaks of his calibre, Kunal Kemmu is one of Bollywood’s underrated gems. Having performed a range of characters from comedy, romance, and action to intense roles, the actor has starred in critically acclaimed films like ‘Go Goa Gone’, ‘Loot Case’, ’Malang’, ‘Traffic Signal’, ‘Kalyug’, ‘Golmaal’ series and more. Next to be seen in Raj & DK’s web show, ‘Gulkanda Tales’, Kunal Kemmu is also branching out as a director with Excel Entertainment’s upcoming comedy-drama film ‘Madgaon Express’.
2. Shahid Kapoor
Hailed as one of the most bankable movie stars in the Hindi film industry, Shahid Kapoor began his acting journey two decades ago and ever since then, there’s been no stopping him. An ace performer, he has over the years delivered several solid performances in films like ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Kaminey’, ‘Haider’, ‘Udta Punjab’, ‘Kabir Singh’ and more. Shahid Kapoor made his long-awaited OTT debut with the black comedy crime thriller ‘Farzi’ which received immense love and appreciation from critics & audiences. Following the success of season one, the actor is returning with season two of ‘Farzi’ which is expected to come out in 2024.
3. Rajkummar Rao
Having aced almost every genre out there, Rajkummar Rao’s filmography comprises various versatile performances. Known to be one of the most experimental actors today, Rao easily moulds into any character that comes his way. Recipient of various honours, some of his finest works include ‘Badhaai Do’, ‘The White Tiger’, ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, ‘Stree’, ‘Omerta’, ‘Newton’, ‘Shahid’ and ‘Bheed’ amongst others. The actor will be next seen in the highly anticipated ‘Stree 2’ which he’s currently filming.
4. Vijay Varma
Vijay Varma’s journey from being a supporting cast in ‘Pink’ to today playing the lead in various critically acclaimed films, he has come a long way in his career. In addition to his various performances, Vijay’s act in the recent crime thriller ’Dahaad’ on Amazon Prime Video surely left the audiences asking for more. His performance in critically acclaimed titles such as ‘Gully Boy’, ‘Darlings’ and ‘Lust Stories 2’ have once again proved his versatility as an actor, taking the bar of expectations higher from the actor. Vijay Varma is back with yet another gripping series titled ‘Kaalkoot’ in which he’s seen portraying the role of a cop. The crime drama has been receiving positive reviews from both, critics and audiences.
5. Ranveer Singh
Currently enjoying all the love and appreciation pouring in for his latest release ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, Ranveer Singh is rightly hailed as one of Bollywood’s best bets in today’s age and time. Having started his career in the year 2010 with ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’, the actor has come a long way and delivered various noteworthy performances in films like ‘Lootera’, ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Gully Boy’, ‘83’ and more. Right from his larger-than-life off-screen persona to his diverse filmography, Ranveer Singh’s here to stay and win hearts with his diverse range of characters.