12 Bollywood Actors Who Made Their Name Big Without A Godfather


Bollywood is rife with nepotism, whether we like it or not. As of now, the majority of young actors have some sort of link to Bollywood. Janhvi Kapoor’s mother is a superstar, Ishaan Khatter’s brother is an actor, Alia’s father is a filmmaker, and so on.

We’re not taking anything away from them since some of them are truly amazing artists. However, we must ignore the reality that it was due of their godfathers that they were able to find the proper possibilities in Bollywood.

There is a fresh reprieve among performers who made it big without godfathers among these extensive lists of famous kids, star nephews, star siblings, and so on. Let’s have a look at who they are.

1. Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana began his career as a VJ on Channel V before going on to film numerous commercials. Though he went unknown for the first few years, his Bollywood debut, Vicky Donor, catapulted him to stardom. He never looked back after that.

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2. Jitendra Kumar

Many of us are familiar with him from his appearances on TVF and his over-the-top theatrics. Jitendra made his Bollywood debut opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. He was cast in the character of a gay man who comes out to his family only to be rejected. Jeetu is an IIT Kharagpur graduate, in case you didn’t know.

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3. Sidhant Chaturvedi

In Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy, Sidhant Chaturvedi created a name for himself. Despite being a secondary character, he overshadowed Singh in a couple scenes. He is now starring alongside Deepika Padukone in Shakun Batra’s upcoming film.

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4. Kirti Kulhari

Kirti Kulhari is enjoying the success of her film Four More Shots right now. Kirti has a compelling cinematic presence, as evidenced by her appearances in films like Pink.

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5. Rajkummar Rao

Rajkummar Rao has received numerous awards for his outstanding performances in Bollywood films. Despite the fact that he had no connections in Bollywood, he was able to make a name for himself.

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6. Abhishek Banerjee

Abhishek Banerjee took up a hard task in Paatal Lok after his term as Jana in Stree. Bannerjee is expected to have a great career in Bollywood and on OTT platforms, based on his mind-blowing performances.

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7. Jaideep Ahlawat

Jaideep Ahlawat’s performance as a lead in Pataal Lok earned news. Despite having worked in the profession for a long time, he did not achieve prominence until recently. Ahlawat isn’t considered one of the top actors on OTT platforms because he’s a non-star kid.


8. Sayani Gupta

Sayani Gupta is one of Bollywood’s most underappreciated actresses. She has proven her mettle in a number of films, like Article 15, Jolly LLB 2, Parched, and others, but Bollywood has been slow to appreciate her talent.

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9. Vikrant Massey

The actor has been in the business for quite some time. Starting with a TV show, Massey went on to star in Chhapaak alongside Deepika Padukone. He’ll next be seen in Haseen Dilruba, with Taapsee Pannu.

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10. Amit Sadh

After appearing in a few daily soap operas on television, Amit Sadh moved to Bollywood. He is well recognised for his part in the film Kai Po Che, in which he co-starred with Sushant Singh Rajput.

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11. Taapsee Pannu

She’s one of those non-actors who can carry a movie on her shoulders. Taapsee will be Bollywood’s lone female superstar, thanks to her talent and ability for detecting a good script.


12. Kartik Aaryan

Kartik Aaryan is said to be without a godfather, which is why he is currently unable to hold down a project. The actor made his acting debut with and hasn’t looked back since. Let’s see how Kartik defies all expectations and earns the title of Bollywood Superstar.

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