Like every year, Bollywood saw a sway of new comers marking their first marks on the big screen in 2019. As usual, most of the debuts that had huge anticipations built on, had a filmy background attached to them.
Unfortunately, no big family names came in handy for these debutants, and only a few could make a promising entry into the industry.
Here are 10 debutants who were introduced through 2019 movies. Who is your favorite?
One of the most awaited debuts of the year was that of 90s hero, Chunky Panday's daughter, Anaya Panday. The petite beauty had amassed huge following on social media way before entering Bollywood, and had been ruling headlines since long. This helped create the hype for her debut in Student of The Year 2 as well, for she already had a sizable fan-base awaiting her at the box office. The K.Jo entertainer did an average business, but the young lady managed to bag a couple of more movies. Her second release this year would be, Pati, Patni Aur Woh. With his 2019 release, SOTY 2, Karan Johar gifted another fresh face to the industry. The stunner is a 20 something TV actress who was presented on the 70 MM after a striking make-over. With the sweetest smile ever, and a face with perfect symmetry, Tara turned into an overnight sensation as soon as the movie released. She had two releases this year, the second one being Marjaavaan. She contested in Femina Miss India South 2008, and ended up as the 1st runner up. She has since worked in a handful of web-series, and appeared in a couple of South Indian films. Shreya earned popularity after becoming the face of brands like Pantaloons, Airtel, D’damas jewelry, and Gitanjal Maya Gold jewelry, and turned Bollywood ward with the Emraan Hashmi starrer, Why Cheat India. Unfortunately, it was a box office disaster. After becoming a fan-favorite for essaying Lord Shiva with matchless perfection in Devon ke Dev... Mahadev, Mohit Rana turned toward the big screen. He was beyond convincing as Major Karan Kashyap in Uri: The Surgical Strike; the movie based on India's retaliation to the Uri attacks was with received abundant love from the cine-goers and all the actors, including the debutant were generously acclaimed. Zaheer was launched by Salman Khan, who is also a childhood buddy of Zaheer's father, Iqbal Ratnasi. The romantic flick produced by Salman Khan narrated an underwhelmingly dull story which failed in keeping the audience engaged. Accompanying Zaheer on his debut, we had the granddaughter of yesteryears' exemplary actress, Nutan, and daughter of Manish Behl. Unfortunately, she had to share the bad luck of the movie, with co-star, Zaheer. What worked for both the new comers was the freshness in their performance. Despite the movie falling on its face, Zaheer and Pranutan's acting chops were acknowledged by critics and movie makers alike. Sunny Deol's son registered his Bollywood entry with Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas this year. The home production direction by papa, Sunny Deol, performed rather poorly at the box office. It collected only 1.15 INR crore on its opening day, and made a little more than 4 crores through the first weekend. Cast opposite Karan Deol to play his love interest in his debut, Sahher too, started her big screen journey with Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. While the weak story-line did nothing to roll out her career, the mediocre direction by an actor-father, focused on getting all arch-lights on his son, stripped the actress of the little scope that she could have used in her favor. The model-turned-actress would certainly need more movies, ones with sturdy story-lines and meaty roles for her, to get her due in the industry. Small screen star, Ankita Lokhande, had been eyeing a dream debut on the 70 mm silver for long. Her wait finally came to an end when Kangana Ranaut roped her into, Manikarnika. The actress had a brief but powerful role, but she did full justice to the character of Jhalkari Bai with her fine acting chops. Dimple Kapadia's nephew and Twinkle Khanna's cousin, Karan Kapadia debuted this year with the action thriller Blank. The movie, much like its name, was a total 'blank' as far as entertainment and cinematic value-add is concerned. Not only was the box-office collection sad, the movie raved negative reviews from almost every film critic who bothered to spare two words on it.