Bollywood may look very glamorous from the outside but from the inside, it’s just like other industries where the competition is cutthroat. Sometimes good actors don’t get chances in Bollywood because it’s very tough to reach out to producers and directors but in the last two years, the advent of OTT revolutionized the whole acting industry and good actors are getting chances in various web series where they can show their talent.
Here is a list of 7 famous actresses on OTT who made a mark for themselves with their amazing performances.
Manvi Gagroo is an actress who worked in various web series along with movies. She began her career in 2007 when they hosted Disney’s television show Dhoom Machao Dhoom. She got recognition after featuring on various web series like TVF Pitchers, TVF Tripling, Made in Heaven and Four More Shots Please. Along with web series, she also worked in a few movies like Kill Dill,PK, Ujda Chaman, and Shubh Mangal Jyada Saavdhan.
Angila Dhar is a very talented young actress but unlike other actresses, her career didn’t start with acting but as a part of TV production with Channel V. After that she worked as an assistant director for a few shows and movies. The first time she appeared on screen after being offered to be an anchor in the Beg, Borrow,Steal by UTV Bindaas. Her first movie appearance was in 2016 with the movie Ek Bura Aadmi featuring Arunoday Singh. She then appeared in Y-Film’s web series Bang Baja Baarat and the movie Love Per Square opposite Vicky Kaushal which was directly released on the streaming platform. In 2019, starred in the film Commando 3 alongside Vidyut Jammwal and recently she was seen as a lawyer in Ajay Devgn’s Runway 34.
Shriya Pilgaonkar is the daughter of actors Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar.Her first screen appearance was as a child artist on television in the Hindi serial Tu Tu Main Main, where her mother Supriya Pilgaonkar was also working. She is a theatre artist also who made her theatre debut in 2012 with Karan Shetty’s 10-minute short play Freedom of Love where she was applauded a lot for her performance. Her first movie was the Marathi movie Ekulti Ek with her parents Sachin Pilgaonakar and Supriya Pilgaonkar. She became famous after Mirzapur streaming on Amazon Prime where she played the character of Sweety.
Yashaswini Dayama is an actress and part-time singer who came into the limelight after appearing in the Alia Bhatt starring movie Dear Zindagi. She was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra and after completing her graduation from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai she started to chase her dream of being an actress. She started her career with TVCs like Airtel 4G,Hike, Micromax, and Coca Cola. Her first stint in movies started with the movie Phobia starring Radhika Apte in 2016. She appeared in many well-known videos and short movies on the YouTube channel of Filter Copy. She also featured in a few OTT-based web series like Adulting, Made in Heaven and Delhi Crime.
Nidhi Singh is an actress who appeared in many movies, television serials and web series. She became famous after starring in the famous web series Permanent Roommates by TVF where she played the character of Tanya Nagpal. Her first television appearance was in 2013 when she featured in a multilingual short film Khuli Khidki. Her movie debut was the Saqib Saleem and Tapsee Pannu starrer Dil Junglee in 2018. She appeared in many web series like Permanent Roommates, Pitchers, Apaharan- Sabka Katega, M.O.M- Mission Over Mars, Abhay, Mismatched, etc.
Palomi Ghosh is an Indian actress known acted in international projects like The Waiting City (2009) and Gandhi of the Month (2014). She won the Certificate of merit for Female Actor at the National Film Awards for her role in the Konkani movie Nachom-ia Kumpasar in 2015 along with Best Actress award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival Awards. She made her OTT debut with Netflix’s series Typewriter in 2019 and then she featured in M.O.M- Mission Over Mars on ALT Balaji in the same year. Her Bollywood debut was with the movie Satellite Shankar starring Sooraj Pancholi.
Kritika Kamra is a well-known actress who appeared mainly in TV serials but she worked in movies and web series also. She became famous after working in the television serial Kitni Mohabbat Hai and afterward, she starred in quite a few serials like Pyaar Ka Bandhan, Zara Nachke Dikha, Kitni Mohabbat Hai-2, Reporters, etc. She has been part of the show MTV Webbed where she was the narrator. Her Bollywood debut was in 2018 when she acted in the movie Mitron opposite Jacky Bhagnani. She also starred in a few web series like Friend Zoned, I Don’t Watch TV, Tandav and Kaun Banega Shikharwati.