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12 Supporting Actors Who Outshined The Lead Actors

In India when movies hit the box office, people get very inquisitive about the lead actors or rather the “Hero” and “Heroine” of the film. But sometimes, the ones supporting the actors, who is one of the supporting cast, often called as a supporting actor steals the thunder from the lead actors. How do they do that? Well, by their sheer passion and exceptional acing. That is how they win our hearts and we are left perplexed as to who the lead actor is.

There have been movies where we were left in awe by the supporting actors more than the lead actors themselves.

1. Deepak Dobriyal – Tanu Weds Manu

He was a pure delight to watch

2. Priyanka Chopra – Bajirao Mastani

Her character’s name may not have been in the title, bt she made sure she shined the brightest.

3. Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Bajrangi Bhaijaan

His character is what made the movie funnier.

4. Irrfan – Haider

He appeared for five minutes and owned the screen the entire time.

5. Parineeti Chopra – Ladies vs Ricky Bahl

How can we forget Parineeti’s debut which was beyond amazing.

6. Zaira Wasim – Dangal

She made us want to believe in ourselves.

7. Annu Kapoor – Vicky Donor

We all laughed hard to the point where we begged to stop while catching our stomachs.

8. Zeeshan Ayyub – Raanjhanaa

“Tumhara pyar na ho gaya, UPSC ka exam ho gaya. Dus saal se clear hi nahi ho raha hai”, he was pure perfection

9. Jim Sarbh- Neerja

He played a negative role of a terrorist, but his acting made us cheer for him.

10. Tahir Raj Bhasin – Mardaani

He made us root for the bad guy.

11. Swara Bhaskar – Raanjhanaa

12. Ashutosh Rana – Sangharsh

He made us fall in love with the villain.


Supporting actors are an essential par of films and more often than not are the driving force behind a film’s script. Tell us who tops the list for you when talking about supporting actors.

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