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    18 Seriously Underrated Indian Actors Who Totally Won Us Over With Their Roles

    Can we please give these actors the credit they deserve?

    1. Amruta Subhash in "Gully Boy".

    Excel Entertainment

    While "Gully Boy" had a lot of brilliant actors, some were certainly overshadowed — one of them being Amruta Subhash. Amruta's character Razia heartbreakingly captured the struggles that a lot of Indian women have to overcome everyday. Amruta has played the lead in many Marathi movies and has also appeared in shows like "Sacred Games". I really hope to see more of her in Bollywood.

    2. Supriya Pathak in "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela".

    Bhansali Productions

    While we've seen Supriya Pathak in movies like "Wake Up Sid" and "Delhi-6" (apart from being the adorable Hansa, of course) as a warm and loving mother figure, her character in "Ram Leela" was a drastic change and created a badass image of hers that was etched in our minds for quite a bit!

    3. Konkona Sen Sharma in "Wake Up Sid".

    Dharma Productions

    Konkona Sen Sharma is without a doubt a great actor and she stole my heart when she slowly grew out of her bubble as Aisha in "Wake Up Sid". Only Konkona could make you witness the kind of character growth we saw in the movie and I absolutely loved how Aisha become super adorable towards the end.

    4. Shashank Arora in "Lipstick Under My Burkha".

    Prakash Jha Productions

    If you remember, Shashank Arora was Dhruv in "Lipstick Under My Burkha". I'm just going to say this — bad boy character meets good acting is a combo that we really love to see. 

    5. Anand Tiwari in "Aisha".

    Anil Kapoor Films Company

    "Aisha" is a guilty pleasure for me and honestly, Anand Tiwari deserved SO much more screen time because of how genuinely cute, caring, and non-toxic his character was.

    6. Shefali Shah in "Dil Dhadakne Do".

    Excel Entertainment

    Shefali's character came off as a trophy wife in the beginning but as the story developed, we realised how overshadowed she was. While Shefali played this role beautifully, I sometimes wish she wasn't typecast as a mother so early on.

    7. Naveen Kaushik in "Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year".

    Yash Raj Films

    Naveen Kaushik brilliantly played Ranbir Kapoor's annoying boss who eventually came around. If I'm being honest, the beard (if that's what we're calling it) is damn weird, but his acting was so on point!

    8. Atul Kulkarni in "Rang De Basanti".

    Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures

    I personally hated the character in the beginning of the film (and so did you), but it was because of some mad acting skills by Atul Kulkarni that Laxman really grew on us.

    9. Tisca Chopra in "Taare Zameen Par".

    Aamir Khan Productions

    Like Shefali Shah, Tisca Chopra too was typecast as a mother way too early in her career. But the pain she brought to the screen as Ishaan's mother was something I cannot possibly picture with any other actor.

    10. Rajat Kapoor in "Dil Chahta Hai".

    Excel Entertainment

    I have to admit, Mahesh uncle seemed like the non-dysfunctional, supportive uncle we could all use in our lives.

    11. Amrita Puri in "Kai Po Che!".

    UTV Motion Pictures

    Being the only female actor in "Kai Po Che!", Amrita was of course in the limelight, but after her timid girl role in "Aisha", watching Amrita as Vidya was a breath of fresh air.

    12. Rahul Khanna in "Love Aaj Kal" (The OG one).

    Illuminati Films

    If I am being honest, Meera was full of red flags! Rahul Khanna played Vikram so well that even though Jay and Meera were meant to be together, I hated them for a solid seven minutes because of how brutal they were to Vikram.

    13. Namit Das in "Wake Up Sid".

    Dharma Productions

    Namit Das' screen time in "Wake Up Sid" was less than ten minutes and, honestly, he really deserved more than that to deal with Sid's horrible attitude, and show off his SOLID acting skills.

    14. Nimrat Kaur in "The Lunchbox".

    UTV Motion Pictures

    Nimrat Kaur was one with Ila in this not-so-conventional romance. She was even nominated for an IIFA for Best Actress in 2013. I wonder why we haven't seen a lot of Nimrat in Bollywood since "The Lunchbox", except for her role in "Airlift".

    15. Divya Dutta in "Veer Zaara".

    Yash Raj Films

    Apart from playing Shabbo in "Veer Zaara", Divya Dutta has played quite a few remarkable roles in movies like "Delhi-6", "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", and "Chalk and Duster". It is high time we see her as a lead and give her the love she deserves.

    16. Neena Gupta in "Badhaai Ho".

    Junglee Pictures

    Neena Gupta made her BIG Bollywood comeback with "Badhaai Ho" and has since appeared in a few web series and movies including "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan", "Panchayat", and "Panga". Honestly, Neena gives me solid badass vibes and I wish we saw her leading a Bollywood film.

    17. Tabu in "Cheeni Kum".

    MAD Entertainment Ltd.

    "Cheeni Kum" is a movie that had the potential to become super cringe but wasn't because of some fine direction and acting. Tabu is the only actress I can imagine, who could pull off this unconventional love story with a man twice her age. While I don't think she is underrated, she deserves a lot more credit for this particular role of hers.

    18. Jitendra Kumar in "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan".

    Colour Yellow Productions

    This Bollywood newcomer stole my heart with his role in "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan". Apart from SMZS, you know Jitendra, aka "Jeetu Bhaiya" from web-series like "Kota Factory", "Panchaayat", and "TVF Pitchers".