Vicky Kaushal to Rajkummar Rao: Breakthrough performances in 2018

This year will be registered in the history of Indian Cinema, as the year marks the stardom of content. In 2018 we saw the emergence of actors like Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sohum Shah as a formidable draw at the box office. And also movies like Badhaai Ho, Stree, Raazi and Tumbbad turning out to be big hits. Below mentioned are those actors who got their well-deserved recognition this year. These actors have been around for a while and have been giving good performances but somehow always fell under the radar. However, this year things changed for this talented lot and they got the much-deserved acclaim, recognition and some of them even got the love of the audience as their films
 
Vicky Kaushal

 

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Dhyaan kithhey?! #Manmarziyaan #14thSept
A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Sep 5, 2018 at 11:03pm PDT

Vicky Kaushal was appreciated by the critics for his performance in Masaan and Raman Raghav 2.0 but this year finally got his big breakthrough with Sanju and Raazi. Though the actor had a supporting role in Sanju and a small role in Raaz made the role his own and walked out with equal praises as the lead star Ranbir Kapoor. His performance in Manmarziyaan added to the film’s reviews. He is now been touted to be the next big thing as he has a big budget Karan Johar film Takht in his kitty, among others.
 
Sohum Shah

 

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I had to literally become a new person to portray Vinayak in Tumbbad. Had to push my physical limits by learning rope climbing, doing all my own stunts, bulking up heavily- something i dont think any one in my family has ever done. Everything about this experience was new. #Tumbbad #TumbbadThisFriday
A post shared by Sohum Shah (@shah_sohum) on Oct 10, 2018 at 3:17am PDT

Sohum had already gotten a National Award for the first film as a producer ‘Ship of Theseus’ and this year he received his acknowledgement as an actor too. He played a supporting role with Irrfan Khan in Talvar and opposite Kangana Ranaut in Simran. While he received praise for most of his performances, Tumbbad turned out to be his true blue breakthrough. Do yourself a favor, watch Tumbbad. Even if you end up not liking the film as much, I can guarantee you his performance is something that is one of the major draws of the film and you’ll be in awe of it.
 
Ayushmann Khurana

 

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He stumbled upon love. She, fell in it. What does fate have in store for them? Watch #AndhaDhun in cinemas on 5th October to know. Trailer Out Now! Trailer in bio. @tabutiful @radhikaofficial @manavvij #SriramRaghavan @ameet_trivedi @viacom18motionpictures @matchboxpix @zeemusiccompany @andhadhunfilm
A post shared by Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) on Sep 3, 2018 at 11:11pm PDT

The actor gave two blockbusters this year Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho releasing back to back in a month. Both the films have impressed the audiences and also were commercially hit. 2018 has turned out to be a great year for Ayushmann.
 
Rajkummar Rao

 

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#Stree se bachne ke liye hum taiyaar hokar aa rahe hain, aap bhi savdhaan ho jaao! #StreeTrailerToday @ShraddhaKapoor #DineshVijan @amarkaushik @pankajtri3 @Aparshakti_khurana @nowitsabhi @maddockfilms #D2RFilms @krishna.dk @rajanddk @officialjiocinema @tseries.official
A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Jul 25, 2018 at 7:37pm PDT

Rajkummar Rao has been doing great films and 2018 has been a great year for him. The actor got his first 100 cr film with Stree where the actor was seen opposite Shraddha Kapoor.
 

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