Web series are the new rage in this generation of the internet and online streaming sites. More and more TV actors have taken the plunge and participated in this new movement of web series. Be it on YouTube, Hotstar or any other platform, web serials have their loyal fan base and are gaining more popularity each day. Here are ten TV actors who have starred in web series and impressed the targeted audience.
Surbhi Jyoti is majorly known for her role in the serial
Qubool Hai aired on Zee TV. Currently, she is doing the serial Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai. She has also worked in several Punjabi films. Apart from appearing on Indian television in several comedy shows and events, Surbhi has also starred in a web series named Tanhaiyan. Streamed on Hotstar, Tanhaiyan is the story of Haider and Meera who both have their own issues underlying their perfect lives. How they fall in love and discover each other forms the crux of the story. Surbhi has done q few bold scenes for this web series.
Sakshi Tanwar has done great work both on television and in films. Her notable shows on television include Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Code Red,
Balika Vadhu, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, etc. In Bollywood, she has appeared in films like C Kkompany, Mohalla Assi, Dangal, etc. Currently, Sakshi has started working on a web series named Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat. The show is streamed on ALTBalaji and also stars
Ram Kapoor and Raaj Singh Arora. The show is about an aging, alcoholic star named Karan and his counselor named Tipsy, who find solace in each other after their lives are affected by a tragedy. The show has a gained huge amount of appreciation from the viewers.
Barun Sobti embraced the digital platform first when he appeared in a few online episodes of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon on Hotstar. The episodes were streamed to take forward the TV show’s storyline and show what had happened to the beloved characters, Arnav and Khushi. After experimenting with some films, Barun is back on the series format again. He has recently acted in the Surbhi Jyoti starrer web series, Tanhaiyan, which was also aired on Hotstar. Barun played the role of Haider Ali Khan, a charming and amorous man who has some pain of his past hidden under his happy exterior. The show was quite well-received.
Nakuul Mehta is a handsome television actor whom we best know for his roles in Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara and Ishqbaaz. Recently, he has done great work in the web series named I Don’t Watch TV. The show is streamed on the online site called Arre. Apart from Nakuul, the show also stars Rajeev Masand,
Karan Wahi, etc. It is based on the daily lives of television actors in India and showcases the struggles they have to do to put up a spotless show in front of the audience. The content of the show is funny and satirical.
Gorgeous actress Nia Sharma has done a few serials on TV like Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, Kaali – Ek Agnipariksha,
Jamai Raja, etc. She has also appeared on
Comedy Nights Bachao and participated in
Box Cricket League. Nia is currently playing the role of Alia in the web series, Twisted. The show is about the murder of a business tycoon’s wife and the investigation that follows. Alia is the girlfriend of the business tycoon, Ranbir. Nia’s role in this show is glamorous and bold, and her acting has been appreciated quite a lot. The show is an engaging murder mystery with unforeseen twists and makes for a great watch.
Kushal Punjabi is an Indian actor who has appeared in serials and films. The shows that he has done are Dekho Magar Pyaar Se, Yeh Dil Chahe More, Kasam Se, Santaan, Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat, etc. He has also done films like Andaaz, Lakshya, Salaam-e-Ishq, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, etc. Recently, we have seen him in a web series named Love Bytes. It is based on the love life of a couple, Abhishek and Ananya, who are in a live-in relationship. The show highlights the trials and tribulations of such a couple and the backlash they might face from their families. The show is quite relatable and deals with current issues.
Shama Sikander is a popular actress on Indian television who has done serials like
Baal Veer, Seven, Yeh Meri Life Hai, Kaajjal, C.I.D, etc. She has also made an appearance in films such as Mann, Prem Aggan, etc. Her most recent piece of work is in the web series named Maaya. The series has been created by
Mahesh Bhatt. The trailer showed a strong, young woman who acts on her heart’s desire and that takes her to a hospital bed. Her show has drawn comparisons with the erotic thriller, Fifty Shades of Grey. She plays the role of a married woman who has hidden sexual desires. Her role is indeed very bold according to Indian standards.
8. Karan Veer Mehra
Karan Veer Mehra has worked in many serials and films in India. His serials include
Shanno Ki Shaadi,
Pavitra Rishta, etc, along with films such as Ragini MMS 2, Mere Dad Ki Maruti,
Love Story 2050, etc. Now, he is doing a web series named Its Not That Simple. The show also stars
Vivan Bhatena, and
Akshay Oberoi. The show streams on Viacom 18’s digital platform, Voot. It is based on the problems that arise in an urban marriage. It also focuses on extramarital relationships and the problems that they create. This web series is also a bold attempt to make urban India face its prevailing problems.
Meiyang Chang was initially a contestant on
Indian Idol. After his stint there, he appeared as a singer, actor, television presenter, and reality TV contestant. He has recently taken a bold step in his career by acting in the web series Untag. He plays the role of Nischay Barua who has various talents including sports, painting, etc. Branded as gay by people around him, he has to deal with the social pressures that come along with the tag. The show also deals with issues such as body shaming and bullying, which are very relevant in the modern world.
Raghu Ram is mostly known for creating and headlining the reality show, MTV Roadies. He, along with his twin brother, Rajiv Lakshman, has worked hard to make the show a brilliant success. Now, Raghu has launched a web series named A.I.S.H.A – My Virtual Girlfriend. It is streamed on the virtual site named Arre. Actor Harman Singh plays the lead in the show. Raghu plays the role of a strict office boss who bullies the protagonist, Sam, who is termed a geek by the people around him. The show also has robots, technology, humor, and fun.