Here's looking at the most promising faces of 2020 who shone bright, delivering strong, understated performances that are etched in our minds.
Tripti Dimri: One may remember her from Laila Majnu, but in 2020, Dimri surprised everyone with a flawless performance in Anvita Dutt's Bulbul. Playing the enigmatic wife of a wealthy zamindar in the 1800s, Tripti beautiful traversed her journey from being a precocious girl to a solid woman who finds her purpose and identity. (Image: Instagram)
Ishwak Singh: Having seen him in Veerey Di Wedding in the past, Ishwak Singh truly owned the screen with his actor in Pataal Lok. Holding his ground in a crucial part alongside Jaideep Ahlawat, Ishwak followed up his masterful act by giving a terrific performance in Nikkhil Advani's short in Amazon Prime's Unpaused where he starred alongside Richa Chadha. (Image: Instagram)
Prajakta Koli: Known as the country's most vivacious Youtuber, who knew Prajakta had her acting chops in place as well. The influencer turned actress who debuted with teen romance series Mismatched on Netflix, gave an assured performance as the leading lady of the show. (Image: Instagram)
Priyanshu Painyuli: Starting off by playing the villain opposite Chris Hemsworth in Netflix's Extraction, Priyanshu Painyuli seemed to keep topping it up with Mirzapur. Effortlessly going from devilish in the former to charming in the latter, Priyanshu showcased his diverse range in a matter of merely two projects. In 2021, he has the brilliant Rashmi Rocket opposite Taapsee Pannu and Pippa with Ishaan Khatter and Mrunal Thakur. (Image: Instagram)
Shreya Dhanwanthary: You'd remember her prominently from The Family Man but in 2020, Shreya donned many caps as she delivered one surprise after another. One was barely done relishing the show when the actress blew everyone's minds with her depiction of Sucheta Dalal in Scam 1992. Pitch perfect as the no-nonsense journalist who excavates the murky business of Harshad Mehta, Shreya's performance leaves an indelible impression. (Image: Instagram)