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    Here's What 16 Famous OTT Actors Looked Like In Their First Ever Role Vs Their Most Recent One

    I still can't believe that Pankaj Tripathi was part of the iconic Kauwa Biryani scene from Run.

    1. Here's Pankaj Tripathi as Kaleen Bhaiya in Mirzapur.

    Pankaj Tripathi as Kaleen Bhaiya
    Excel Entertainment

    His Bollywood debut was a blink-and-you-miss-it role in Run (2004), of the "Kauwa Biryani" fame.

    Pankaj Tripathi smiling
    BSK Film Network

    He also had an uncredited role in the Kannada film, Chigurida Kanasu (2003).

    And here's Pankaj Tripathi in his upcoming project, Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga.

    2. Here's a resplendent Neena Gupta as Manju Devi from Panchayat.

    Neena Gupta mid-dialogue
    Prime Video

    Neena made her debut in the film Saath Saath in 1982.

    A very young Neena Gupta in the movie Saath Saath

    She reprised her role of Manju Devi in Panchayat's second season, which released in May 2022.

    Neena Gupta sifting grains in a still from Panchayat
    Prime Video

    3. Here's Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.

    Pratik Gandhi walking with two other people in a still from Scam 1992
    Sony Liv

    Pratik's first ever film was an English movie calledYours Emotionally, which released in 2006.

    Pratik Gandhi and Premjit sitting on a bed and talking
    Waterbearer Films

    He was last seen in the show Modern Love: Mumbai (2022).

    Pratik Gandhi and Ranveer Brar smiling and dancing
    Prime Video

    4. Here's Sobhita Dhulipala as Tara Khanna in Made in Heaven.

    Sobhita Dhulipala eating breakfast in a still from Made in Heaven
    Prime Video

    Raman Raghav 2.0, which released in 2016, was her debut film.

    Sobhita Dhulipala in a nightclub
    Phantom Films

    Her latest project was the recently released Telugu/Hindi film, Major (2022).

    Sobhita Dhulipala sitting in a corner
    Sony Pictures International Productions

    5. Here's Divyenndu aka Munna Bhaiya, from Mirzapur.

    Divyendu talking angrily in a still from Mirzapur
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    He made his debut with a small role in the film Aaja Nachle in 2007.

    An audience
    Yash Raj Films

    While he was last seen in the web series Salt City (2022), he also has a role in the upcoming film, Brahmastra.

    Divyendu in a still from Salt City
    Sony Liv

    6. Here's Shefali Shah as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in Delhi Crime.

    Shefali Shah as a police officer

    Shefali's first ever film was Rangeela, which released in 1995.

    Shefali Shah in a scene from Rangeela. She's doing her makeup.
    Varma Creations

    She was last seen as Rukhsana in the film Jalsa (2022).

    Shefali Shah standing in disbelief
    Prime Video

    7. Here's Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ganesh Gaitonde in Sacred Games.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui smoking a cigarette in a still from Sacred Games

    He debuted with a minor role in the film Sarfarosh in 1999.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from Sarfarosh
    Cinematt Pictures

    And he was last seen as Laila in Heropanti 2 (2022).

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Heropanti 2
    AA Films

    8. Here's Rasika Dugal as Beena Tripathi in Mirzapur.

    Rasika Dugal sitting on a bed and talking
    Excel Entertainment

    Before she became an OTT favourite, Rasika's first ever role was in the movie Anwar, which released in 2007.

    Rasika Dugal in a scene from Anwar
    Dayal Creations Pvt. Ltd.

    Her latest role was a cameo in the web series, OK Computer (2021).

    Rasika Dugal laughing
    Disney+ Hotstar

    In 2022, Rasika was seen in the short film, The Miniaturist of Junagadh.

    9. Here's Vikrant Massey as Aditya from Criminal Justice.

    Vikrant Massey in a court stand
    Disney+ Hotstar

    Vikrant made his debut with the incredibly popular TV series, Dhoom Machaao Dhoom in 2007.

    Vikrant Massey as a school student
    Disney Channel

    We will see him next in the movie Forensic, which releases this month.

    Vikrant Massey in a forensic lab

    10. Here's Radhika Apte as Nida Rahim from Ghoul.

    Radhika Apte looking at something in fear

    She made her debut with the film Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! in 2005.

    A very young Radhika Apte in a still from Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!
    Aavishkaar Films

    Radhika will also be seen in the film Forensic (2022), alongside Vikrant Massey.

    Radhika Apte as a police officer

    11. Here's Jaideep Ahlawat as Hathi Ram Chaudhary in Paatal Lok.

    Jaideep Ahlawat reading a newspaper
    Prime Video

    His first mainstream role was in the movie Aakrosh (2010).

    Jaideep Ahlawat in a still from Aakrosh
    Zee Studios

    Jaideep had a guest role in the 2008 short film, Narmeen.

    And he was last seen in the web series, The Broken News (2022).

    Jaideep Ahlawat walking in a newsroom

    12. Here's Shriya Pilgaonkar as Sweety from Mirzapur.

    Shriya Pilgaonkar in Mirzapur
    Excel Entertainment

    She began her career at the mere age of five with the TV show Tu Tu Main Main. The show was directed by her father, Sachin Pilgaonkar, and starred her mother, Supriya Pilgaonkar.

    Supriya Pilgaonkar and Reema Lagoo in Tu Tu Main Main
    Prime Channel

    Shriya was also last seen in The Broken News (2022), along with Jaideep Ahlawat.

    Shriya Pilgaonkar talking on a cellphone

    13. Here's Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari from The Family Man.

    Manoj Bajpayee driving a car
    Prime Video

    The acting powerhouse made his debut in 1993 with a small role in the TV show, Shikast.

    Manoj Bajpayee looking through a frosted glass door
    Sony TV

    14. And he was last seen in the movie Dial 100 (2021).

    Manoj Bajpayee as a police officer

    15. Here's Mithila Palkar as Kavya from Little Things.

    Mithila Palkar talking

    While many people think that Girl in the City was her debut, it actually wasn't. Mithila was first seen in the movie Katti Batti in 2014.

    Mithila Palkar laughing and listening to someone
    UTV Motion Pictures

    And she was last seen in the film Tribhanga (2021).

    Mithila Palkar in a still from Tribhanga
    Ajay Devgn FFilms

    16. And finally, here's Jitendra Kumar as Jeetu Bhaiya in Kota Factory.

    Jitendra Kumar sitting at a desk
    The Viral Fever

    He made his debut in the web series Permanent Roommates in 2014.

    Jitendra Kumar dresses as a groom
    The Viral Fever

    And we're soon going to see him in the upcoming film Jaadugar, which releases next month.

    Jitendra Kumar pointing at something