When it comes to Nepotism, Bollywood is full of it; whether we accept it or not. As of current scenario, most of the young actors have some or the other connection in Bollywood. Janhvi Kapoor has superstar mother, Ishaan Khatter has actor brother, Alia has filmmaker dad, and the list goes on.
We are not taking away any credit from them as some of them are really fabulous artists. However, we cannot turn our back towards the fact that they found the right opportunities in Bollywood because of their godfathers.
Amid these long lists of star kids, star nephews, star siblings, etc. there is a fresh respite among actors who made it big without godfathers. Let’s check it out who they all are.
Ayushmann Khurrana started his career as a VJ on Channel V, post which he went on doing many commercials. Though he was unnoticed for the initial few years, he made it big with his Bollywood debut Vicky Donor. Post that, he never looked back.
2. Jitendra Kumar
Many of us know him for his TVF stints and his OTT performances. Jitendra made his Bollywood debut with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. He played the role of a homosexual man who comes out to his family only to get outcasted. Did you know, Jeetu is an IIT Kharagpur graduate?
3. Sidhant Chaturvedi
Sidhant Chaturvedi made a mark for himself in Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy. Though he was a supporting character, in few scenes he even overshadowed Singh. Currently, he is working opposite Deepika Padukone in Shakun Batra’s next.
4. Kirti Kulhari
Kirti Kulhari is currently basking in the success of Four More Shots. With her performances in films like Pink, Kirti certainly has a magnetic screen presence.
Rajkummar Rao won many accolades for his stalwart performances in Bollywood movies. Despite having no source in Bollywood, he successfully made a name for himself in the industry.
6. Abhishek Banerjee
After his stint in Stree as Jana, Abhishek Banerjee took a challenging role in Paatal Lok. Given his mind blowing performances, Bannerjee is believed to have a bright future in Bollywood and OTT platforms.
Jaideep Ahlawat made headlines for his performance as a lead in Pataal Lok. Despite being in the industry for so long, it is until recently that he got fame for what he did. Being a non-star kid, Ahlawat is not termed as one of the best actors on OTT platforms.
8. Sayani Gupta
Sayani Gupta is one of the most underrated actresses in Bollywood. She proved her mettle with many films like Article 15, Jolly LLB 2, Parched, etc., however it has been long due that Bollywood recognizes her talent.
9. Vikrant Massey
The actor has been in the industry for quite few years now. Starting from a TV serial, Massey went on starring opposite Deepika Padukone in Chhapaak. Next, he will be seen opposite Taapsee Pannu in Haseen Dilruba.
10. Amit Sadh
Amit Sadh came to Bollywood after doing few daily soap operas on small screen. He is known for his role in Kai Po Che which also starred Sushant Singh Rajput.
11. Taapsee Pannu
She is one of those non-star kids who can carry an entire film on her shoulders. With her talent and knack for recognizing a good script, Taapsee is going to be Bollywood’s only female superstar.
12. Kartik Aaryan
It is believed that Kartik Aaryan doesn’t have a godfather that’s why he’s currently facing troubles holding a project. The actor made his debut with ī and never looked back ever since. Let’s see how Kartik breaks all stereotypes and achieves the title of being a Superstar in Bollywood.