Popular TV Actors In ZEE5 and ALT Balaji series
TV actors are finally getting their due with the advent of web series. The stars who once ruled TV screens are turning to web series, which offer them more room to explore their characters as well as meatier roles. A lot of these actors have made their digital debuts with ZEE5 and ALT Balaji shows, after working for years with Zee TV and Balaji telefilms. Here’s a list of these talented TV actors on ZEE5 from Shabir Ahluwalia on Kumkum Bhagya to Sandhya Mridul from Banegi Apni Baat.
1. Shabir Ahluwalia - Fixerr And Kumkum Bhagya
Shabir Ahluwalia is by no means an ex-TV star. He has currently been playing his most popular of role of Abhi in Kumkum Bhagya for more than 5 years. He has been around on TV for a long time before making his explosive debut in the web series Fixerr. Completely different from the rockstar and loving husband he plays on TV, Fixerr shows Shabir as a gun for hire who will do anything if he is paid well enough.
2. Krystle Dsousa - Fittrat, Brahmarakshas
Krystle Dsouza has quickly cemented her place as one of the most popular actors on TV. Her show, Brahmarakshas, with Zee TV also became widely popular in a short time. When she stepped into the digital space with Fittrat, it again became a massive success and her story of Tarini who goes from being a gold-digger to a goal-digger became an inspiration to many.
3. Ram Kapoor - Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat, Kasamh Se
Ram Kapoor became a household name with his roles in TV shows like Kasamh Se and Bade Acche Lagte Hai. It was no surprise that when he decided to make his entry in the digital space with Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat, his co-star was Sakshi Tanwar. This reunion of sorts sent the fans into a tizzy and made sure that the show became a massive hit.
4. Mona Singh - Mission Over Mars, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain
Mona Singh shot to fame with her show ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi‘. Since then, she has gone to achieve success in TV shows and eventually moved into films. She returned with a fresh love story, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain, alongside Ronit Roy and Gurdeep Kohli. Last year, she also played a vital role in Mission Over Mars alongside longtime TV colleague Sakshi Tanwar.
5. Shweta Tiwari - Hum Tum And Them
Shweta Tiwari is another actor that has done everything in TV from top-ranking daily soaps to popular reality TV shows. She recently made her web debut with Hum Tum And Them opposite Akshay Oberoi. She brings the fresh story of a single mother who hopes to raise her daughter well while finding time for love.
6. Sakshi Tanwar - Mission Over Mars, Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat
Sakshi Tanwar was in some of the earliest successful daily soaps in the 2000’s such as Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki. Since then, she has gone on to do films and TV roles that interest her. However, she has recently taken the web world by storm. She has done two widely popular and interesting series with ZEE5 and ALT Balaji – Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat and Mission Over Mars. She also played a vital role in the ZEE5 series The Final Call.
7. Asha Negi - Pavitra Rishta, Baarish
Asha Negi shot to fame with her role in the popular Zee TV show Pavitra Rishta along with Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh Rajput. She was also a part of the TV show Ek Mutthi Aasman along with other reality TV shows. She recently made her web debut in the romantic series Baarish opposite Sharman Joshi.
8. Jennifer Winget - Code M
Jennifer Winget gained popularity on TV for playing roles that were unexpected or out of the box. She maintained the trend by playing the role of an army lawyer in Code M. Jennfier Winget’s role as Major Monica Mehra won her praise from audiences and critics, while the show’s story was also lauded for tackling sensitive issues in the right way.
9. Rajeev Khandelwal - Juzz Baat, Cold Lassi Aur Chicken Masala
Rajeev Khandelwal was a TV heartthrob with his earlier roles. He went on to try his luck in films and his film Salt Bridge even won him an Oscar nomination. For a while, he was the host of a chat show Juzz Baat where he highlighted stories of under-appreciated TV actors. He returned to series playing the role of a Michelin star chef in Cold Lassi Aur Chicken Masala opposite Divyanka Tripathi.
10. Divyanka Tripathi - Banoo Main Teri Dulhan, Cold Lassi Aur Chicken Masala
11. Sandhya Mridul - Banegi Apni Baat, Mentalhood
Sandhya Mridul has been a part of the kind of TV that people get nostalgic about now. She was a part of the Zee TV show Banegi Apni Baat before she went on to have a successful film career. She returned to the small screen with the ZEE5 and ALT Balaji series Mentalhood alongside Karisma Kapoor, Shruti Seth, and Shilpa Shukla, among others.
12. Gurdeep Kohli - Kasam se, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain
Gurdeep Kohli is another TV actor who gained popularity on the Zee TV show Kasam Se before going on to do other TV shows. She made the leap to web series with Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain along with popular TV actors Ronit Roy and Mona Singh.
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