12 Brilliant Outside Actors Who Got Success Without Any Support.


Though the topic of Nepotism has certainly been a big question for the Bollywood industry which helped in exposing the true identities and faces of various established people in the industry. The deep pile of dirt present behind this glam industry is certainly something not visible to the general public. And not only this but various other professions like modeling also includes a deep dark truth behind them! While we have already got a glimpse about the society thanks to Madhur Bhandarkar films – Heroine and Fashion, various other issues have still been undiscovered by the fans. While we are already aware of the fact that to make it big in the glam industry, one either has to be associated with a family of a veteran star or should have a godfather from the industry. However, some popular celebs went on to surprise both the audiences and the film industry by emerging as one of the classic actors without any external help or godfather but rather with their true dedication and hard work. Let’s have a look:

Siddhant Chaturvedi

Starting his career in 2016 with a brief role in the series Life Sahi Hai, an Indian actor made his Bollywood stint as a supporting actor in the film, Gully Boy. While he was immensely praised for his role in the film, the actor received several accolades for his breakthrough performance and became a star overnight. There were various noticeable instances from his movie where he even overshadowed the performance of the lead actor, Ranveer Singh in the film. And talking about his future endeavours, the actor is currently working on three upcoming films – Bunty and Babli 2, Phone Bhoot, and an untitled Shakun Batra film alongside actress, Deepika Padukone. The actor established himself in the industry with his dedication and hard work rather than having any godfather.

Abhishek Banerjee

This casting director and a popular actor became prominent in the industry after his exceptional performance in the web series, Paatal Lok, and film Stree. Starting his career as an actor with the debut film Rang De Basanti, Abhishek has never looked back since. With his popular appearances in various web series and films, this actor is a self-made man who is now working on his upcoming film, Bhediya.

Kirti Kulhari

With some successful films in her kitty such as Uri: The Surgical Strike, Mission Mangal, Pink, etc. this actress also stands as one of those self-made stars of the industry. With her extreme dedication and hard work, the actress shot to prominence with her strong performance in the web series, Four More Shots Please Kirti has managed to steal the hearts of audiences.

Vikrant Massey


Believe it or not, we instantly fell for this actor after his positive yet charming character in the popular serial, Balika Vadhu. Right!? Well, a beloved actor of both the television and the film industry, the actor has worked in several other web series as well as in some short movies. And with his recent appearance in the Netflix film Haseen Dilruba has garnered him even more success in the industry. While we already know about the start of his journey from a television serial to the film Chappak alongside stunning actress, Deepika Padukone, this actor has established himself as one of the rising stars of the industry on his own. The actor’s future projects include movies – Yaar Jigri, 14 Phere, Mumbaikar, and Love Hostel.

Kartik Aaryan

Now we certainly don’t feel the need to explain much about the brilliance of this actor! But what surprises more about the actor is the fact that despite hailing from a family of doctors, where his father is a pediatrician and his mother is a gynecologist, this actor chose a completely different path for himself! This self-made actor stole the show with his long nonstop speech from the film Pyaar Ka Punchnama.

Ayushmann Khurrana

A self-made actor who is responsible for giving back-to-back blockbuster hits to Bollywood, Ayushmann is one of the most sought-after actors of Bollywood. The actor has not only managed to stun the audiences with his classic performances but has always tried to give a hidden social message in most of his films. And the actor has not only been good on the reel but in real life as well! A good soul indeed!

Jaideep Ahlawat

Though Jaideep wished to become an Indian Army officer, he landed up becoming an actor instead who managed to impress the audiences with his performance in the series, Paatal Lok. After facing a lot of struggles and years of hard work, the actor was able to garner success in the industry in recent times. Despite hailing from a non-filmy background, Jaideep has proved himself as one of the brilliant actors of the OTT platforms.

Amit Sadh

You might remember this actor well for his stellar performances in movies like – Sarkar 3, Kai Po Che, Sultan, etc. Right!!? Amit started his journey towards the glam industry with appearances in various daily soap operas and finally stepped towards the Bollywood industry. Post his appearances in various serials, the actor marked his entry in Bollywood with the film Phoonk 2 and stands out as one of the self-made actors of the industry.

Jitendra Kumar

The actor Jitendra Kumar started his stint in the industry with his appearances in several web series. And after grasping success on the small screens, the actor went on to make his career on the big screens as well. While we already know about his extraordinary role and performance in the movie, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan alongside actor Ayushmann Khurrana, the actor has garnered a separate fan following for himself. Talking about the upcoming film of the actor, he is currently working for his role in the upcoming film, Jaadugar.

Rajkummar Rao

Perceivably one of those brilliant actors of the industry who no matter how much we write upon, will fall short on words! Rajkummar Rao has been one of those established actors from the industry who certainly didn’t need a helping hand for his future in the glam industry and has worked immensely hard for what he is today. With his last appearance in the movie Roohi, the actor is all set to make his mark in upcoming films – Hum Do Hamare Do and Badhaai Do.

Sayani Gupta

This actress is indeed more “Sayani” than anyone thought! LOL. One of the self-established actresses from the industry happens to be another lead from the series, Four More Shots please, named Sayani Gupta. The actress won the hearts of many with his appearance in movies like – Jolly LLB2, Pagglait, Article 15, etc., and became an all-time favorite for the audiences.

Taapsee Pannu

While we were already in love with this actress, she made us all drool over her even more after the release of her latest Netflix movie, Haseen Dilruba. A recipient of various accolades for her strong performances in movies like – Pink, Thappad, Badla, Naam Shabana, etc. this actress has truly emerged as one of the strongest actresses of the industry.

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