Top 7 Standout OTT Performances of 2023’s First Half: These Actors Are Unforgettable!

We are half way through 2023 and we have had some spectacular performances from some of the actors on OTT. Some of the recent performances have proved that an actor’s performance is not dependent on the screen time. Here are some of the actors whose performance was loved by both the fans as well by the critics:

  • Isha Talwar – Saas Bahu aur Flamingo:

Even with stalwart and veteran actors like Dimple Kapadia in the star cast, Isha Talwar made her presence felt with an outstanding performance as Badi bahu, aka Bijlee, who runs a drug cartel. She also quite sensitively handled her character who struggles between a same-sex relationship and a marriage of convenience, making it quite relatable among the queer community.

  • Ishwak Singh – Rocket Boys 2:

Ishwak Singh made a mark by playing the role of India’s noted scientist Dr Vikram Sarabhai. With his acting, Ishwak made the character so iconic that Dr Vikram Sarabhai became synonymous with him. His performance was deeply appreciated by his fans and critics.

  • Wamiqa Gabbi – Jubilee:

Wamiqa’s portrayal of Nilofer stays as one of the unforgettable performances in Jubilee. The actress seamlessly brought out Nilofer’s ambitious and never say die attitude, without showing the character in a negative light. Her performance got her praise from veteran actresses like Zeenat Aman.

  • Gulshan Devaiah – Dahaad:

Known for giving natural performances, Gulshan Devaiah made his Dahaad character- police officer Devilal Singh relatable. His smooth delivery of dialogue and his skill of capturing subtle details of his character is noticeable.

  • Aparshakti Khurana – Jubilee:

Aparshakti beautifully captured the journey of his character from being a Binod Das, a nobody, to the superstar Madan Kumar. Through his performance, he managed to set the tone for this multi-starred show. Aparshakti was deeply appreciated for getting the nuances of yesteryear’s world right.

  • Rajshri Deshpande – Trial By Fire:

There is a reason why Rajshri is one of the critically acclaimed actors in the industry. With her subdued yet impactful performance in Trial by Fire, she made the audience feel the pain of a mother who is struggling to get justice for the death of her children.

  • Vijay Varma – Dahaad:

Vijay Varma as Anand Swarnakar in Dahaad, gave a new face to psychopathic characters. His performance convinced the audience to hate him, getting him nods from various critics.

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