By Chetan Mehrishi
A supporting character in a story plays a pivotal role as the lead itself. And these actors make those characters relatable and real with their raw performances. Here’s a list of 10 best Supporting actors in Bollywood.
Deepak Dobryal is a stellar performer playing characters entirely different from each other. From the conniving Rajju Tiwari in Omkara to the lovable Pappi in Tanu Weds Manu Series Dobryal the variety Dboriyal brings to the table is unmatched.
Many may not remember the movie Run but everyone seems to know the quote “Chhoti Ganga bolke naale mein kuda diya“. That’s the ability of Vijay Raaz to come up with memorable performances. Even while playing serious roles like Jauhari in Made In Heaven Vijay does it convincingly.
We can go on and on about the different shades of characters this man has played over the years. Be it the menacing Sultan Qureshi In Gangs of Wasseypur, the loving father in Bareilly Ki Barfi, the undisputed Godfather in Mirzapur or the Chugalkhor Babulal in Luka Chuppi Pankaj pulls them off with ease
Vinay Pathak has been an underrated actor despite the different roles he’s played. We can’t watch Khosla Ka Ghosla, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and even Made In Heaven without giving him a due credit for the justice he did to his respective parts.
The Babli Bhai has given us so many memorable performances over the years. Mishra is master of his craft and his presence on screen always leaves us rolling on the floor laughing.
Yashpal Sharma is a prime example of how a supporting character should be portrayed. His performances have shocked us and left us in awe with the sheer realism displayed by this talented actor.
Vipin Sharma has played many relatable characters over the span of his career. The simplicity he brings in his characters brings a certain flavour to them. He has many memorable characters under his belt like Ehsaan Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur) and the strict yet caring Nandkishore Awasthi (Taare Zameen Par)
This theatre veteran has made us laugh our guts out with his performance as Dr. Asthana and VIRUS. Besides these Irani has portrayed characters of all shapes and sizes. The challenges and risks this guy takes truly make him a professional.
The Kallu Mama of Bollywood has earned his name by playing pivotal and powerful roles in movies. His latest appearances in Raid and Jolly LLB Series has left no doubt that Shukla can hand down be the best highlight of any film.
We can’t say enough about this veteran theatre artist, writer, poet, and singer. His prowess was on full display in movies like Dil Se, Maqbool, and Gulaal. The man knows and delivers just exactly what his character needs.
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Zeeshan Ayyub theatre artist and an engineering graduate turned as a best buddy of Bollywood through his performance of Murari in Raanjhnaa. He has a different approach for different characters each time. Hansal Mehta’s Turram Khan will be his next film in which he will be playing antagonist that will cause major twists and turns in the story.
Jim Sarbh is a stage actor and the hijacker from Neerja is best known for his supporting work in Bollywood. Jim nailed with the performance of Malik Kafur in Padmaavat which was a quite challenging one. His recent work in the web series like ‘Smoke’ and ‘Made in Heaven’ made him more recognizable as a brilliant actor for times to come.
Ashutosh rana best known for his contribution to Bollywood in a negative role which managed him to grab best performance in negative role awards for ‘Dushman’. His versatile acting skills manages to win the audiences hearts every single time.
National Award winner Adil Hussain, started his career as a theatre artist in Assam. Adil made a splendid debut in the web with Netflix’s Delhi Crime and the performance left the audience in awe craving for more. Hussain mesmerized the audience with his simplicity, intensity, and depth.