Bollywood is an aspiration for many and this year was a marquee year as many fresh faces proved their talent in acting. From thrillers to love stories, filmmakers explored all kinds of scripts allowing young actors to explore and showcase their talent. Some stood out as they embodied their character par excellence and carved a niche for themselves in tinsel town.

Here are the top eight male debutants that made their mark in 2019:

Siddhant Chaturvedi

One of the most special finds of this year was Siddhant Chaturvedi. Delivering an absolutely memorable performance in Gully Boy, he found instant stardom for his talent. He has also been at the receiving end of fans’ love for his fitness and boy-next-door looks.

Vishal Jethwa

One of the most surprising performances of 2019 was that of Vishal Jethwa in Mardaani 2. The actor, who started out with television, played a psychopath in the film who kidnaps, rapes and murders girls. While critics liked Rani Mukerji’s performance in Mardaani 2, it was Vishal Jethwa’s portrayal of the criminal that made people think.

Abhimanyu Dassani

Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu Dassani rather than taking the shorter route chose to audition for his first film. He made his debut with Vasan Bala’s Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota and received critical acclaim for his acting and action scenes. Next, he will be sharing screen space with Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Shirly Setia in Nikamma.

Vardhan Puri

With Amrish Puri as his grandfather, this young lad has acting in every cell of his body. His debut film Yeh Saali Aashiqui allowed him to showcase his talent and what a splendid job he has done!

Zaheer Iqbal

Zaheer made her debut with Nitin Kakkar’s Notebook opposite another newcomer, Pranutan Bahl. He was founded by Salman Khan during a wedding and was found of acting. His performance in the film was lauded by the fans.


Jaaved Jaaferi’s son Meezaan got his big debut under the banner of Sanjay Leela Bhansali Films with Malaal. The actor surprised everyone with his acting talent in the film. Meezaan played the role of a goon who falls in love with a girl who moves into their locality. Meezaan has signed his second film Hungama 2, which is the sequel to Priyadarshan’s 2003 film.

Karan Deol

Sunny Deol launched his son Karan Deol with much pomp and show in Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. A romantic drama, the film showed Karan as a naive trekker boy who falls for a Dilli ki ladki played by Sahher Bambba. The film started making headlines even before it went on the floors but disappointed many after the release. Sunny Deol returned to the director’s chair for his son’s debut film.

Karan Kapadia

Simple Kapadia’s son Karan Kapadia started with a short film at the age of 15 and was found of acting. He made his Bollywood debut as an actor with the action thriller Blank.

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