16 Brilliant Supporting Actors Who Are Known Just By Their Faces Not Names.


The recent pic shared by Sharat Saxena was truly a major goal set by the actor. This pic not only surprised the audiences but also left us in a dilemma of how the various supporting actors have been neglected for ages. While their immense contribution towards Indian cinema can certainly not be overlooked, there have been various other innumerable supporting actors from the industry who despite being there in the industry for ages are still remembered by their classic characters and character names rather than their original names. Let’s have a look:

Jeetu Verma

Remember “Jojo” with a weird hairstyle from the movie Soldier? Well, the Bollywood actor Jeetu Verma has been one of the most comical side actors that have worked in various Blockbusters like Tarzan The wonder car, Humraaz, Action Jackson, Jai Ho, Bol Bachchan, etc. with his latest appearance in the popular web series, Mirzapur, this actor proved his proficiency again. While we all remember him by his reel name Jojo, the actor’s real name happens to be Jeetu Verma.

Snehal Dabi

3 ki family ko 6 Kaise Karte Hain was indeed perfectly explained by this actor! Well, yes the Bollywood film Welcome famed side actor Snehal Dabi has given various brilliant performances as a sidekick in movies like, Xcuse Me, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Hera Pheri, etc. Despite working in some of the Bollywood blockbusters this actor is still not recognized by his actual name amongst the audiences.

Pradeep Rawat

The first role that runs through our minds after seeing the picture of this supporting actor happens to be from the film Ghajini. This film happened to be named after the villain, Pradeep Rawat in the film and his amazing performance in the movie has made him popular by his film name rather than his actual one. The various other popular movies of the actor include – The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, Grand Masti, Singh Is Bliing, etc.

Rajendranath Zutshi

The actor Rajendranath Zutshi or Raj Zutshi is a popular television and film actor whose immense contribution to the industry can certainly not be denied. This brilliant actor has been one of the most promising supporting actors from the industry who has worked in films like, Lagaan, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Chachi 420, Murder, etc. While he is still remembered by the fans as Ismail from Lagaan, the real name of the actor happens to be Rajendranath Zutshi.

Nitesh Pandey

The Bollywood actor Nitesh Pandey has been a popular “manager/secretary” of the industry. Why we say him as a popular manager is because of the characters played by him in various Bollywood films where he became either a secretary or a manager such as Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Om Shanti Om, Khosla Ka Ghosla, etc.

Dinesh Hingoo

This classic supporting actor has been a part of the industry for ages. With his first appearance in 1967 with the film, Taqdeer the actor has been responsible for portraying a variety of roles in his entire career. With some classic yet comical roles, his kitty such as – Judaai as a doctor, Baadshah as Dr. Rustom, No Entry as Doctor / Hotel employee, Phir Hera Pheri as Parsi man, etc. this actor is truly one of a kind.

Dinyar Contractor

Are you also the one who has no idea who he is!? Well, wait until you see the picture of this actor! The veteran actor Dinyar Contractor has appeared in various television serials and films and was also a classic comedian apart from being an actor. Some of his appearances include movies – Baadshah, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, 36 China Town, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, etc.

Mahavir Shah

Though the actor is no more amongst us, this veteran actor became a part of various Bollywood films in both positive and negative roles. Some of his works include movies like Judwaa, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Hatya Kand, Yes Boss, etc. While this actor became an inseparable part of the Bollywood industry, yet his original name is still not known to many.

Shereveer Vakil

This Indian actor and a gym trainer became immensely popular after his negative character in the Bollywood blockbuster, Welcome in 2007. While we all still recall him by the name of Lucky Xaka, the son of the don, his real name happens to be Shereveer Vakil. Though the actor was only an active part of the industry till 2010, the actor left a deep impression on the hearts of audiences with just one film named, Welcome.

Supriya Karnik

Another actress famed from the movie Welcome happens to be the Bollywood actress, Supriya Karnik. Though the actress has played a vital role in various films like Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain, Taal, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, De Dana Dan, etc. this actress is still not remembered by her actual name but rather by the roles she played!

Adi Irani

Looks like the entire star cast of supporting actors from the Bollywood classic Welcome happens to be amongst those who are not known by their actual names! The actor, Adi Irani has been an active part of both the film and the television industry who has worked in movies like – Baazigar, Pyaar to hona hi tha, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, etc. and some of his notable performances on the small screen include in serials like – Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Naaginn, C.I.D., etc. The actor is recently seen on the television serial, Durga – Mata Ki Chhaya as Advocate Batra.

Sanjay Narvekar

Popular for his performance in the Bollywood comical drama film, Hungama, this actor played the role of Anil, the fake son of Radheshyam Tiwari. While you would only remember him for his role in this movie, the actor has appeared in several other films like Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, Vaastav, Baaghi, etc.

Kurush Deboo

This actor holds a great contribution in helping Munna Bhai for Dr. Asthana ki “waat lgane ke liye”! Yes, the supporting actor, Kurush Deboo became one of the lovable actors of the industry after his brilliant work in the film, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. The actor has also worked in other projects such as – Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Mastizaade, Bhoothnath Returns, etc. While he has always been popular as Rustom amongst the fans, his real name happens to be Kurush Deboo.

Deep Dhillon

The Bollywood actor Deep Dhillon has been a popular government official of the Bollywood industry who has portrayed various roles ranging from being a Corrupt Police Officer to a Pak Colonel. While he made popular appearances in movies like The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, Maine Pyar Kiya, Humshakal, etc. The real name of the actor is Deep Dhillon.

Shri Vallabh Vyas

Famed for his supporting roles in films like The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, Lagaan, Sarfarosh, Sankat City, etc. this actor is still unknown by his real name. With having a brief career in both the television and film industry, this actor is still remembered for his performance in Lagaan as Ishwar Kaka.

Sharat Saxena

Ending the list from where we started! Yes, the final name in the list happens to be the muscular actor, Sharat Saxena. Though the actual name of the actor came to prominence with his recent appearance in the posts, before this, nobody barely knew about the name of the actor. His brilliant performances and works include movies like – Krrish, Mr. India, Ghulam, Baghban, with recent ones being Sherni and Tadap.

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