From Kareena Kapoor Khan To Varun Dhawan: Bollywood Stars Making Their OTT Debut

This year we have already witnessed some of the major actors in Bollywood who have made their OTT debuts. The list of course does not end there since there are a lot more known faces yet to showcase their talent on the streaming platforms.

Published On Sep 26, 2023 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


With the world of streaming constantly evolving, OTT does not fail to mesmerise us with its content, talent and brilliant performances. The world of OTT has indeed captivated audiences worldwide. With the constant growth of streaming platforms in terms of content, this year there have been a number of big faces in Bollywood who have been seen making their OTT debuts. Whether it is Kareena Kapoor Khan’s glamour and talent in Jaane Jaan or Shahid Kapoor’s wit and impactful performance in Farzi, we surely have witnessed a rollercoaster ride of entertainment. 

OTT debuts of Bollywood actors you should check out

With an outstanding performance as a con artist in the crime thriller series Farzi, Shahid Kapoor has surely made his mark in his OTT debut. He plays the character of Sunny, who is a brilliant small-time artist propelled to make the perfect counterfeit currency note. Surely a milestone performance in his career, it was definitely a delight to watch Shahid Kapoor in this cleverly executed series.

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime

Playing the role of Anjali Bhaati, a female cop in this gripping series about chasing a psycho killer, Sonakshi Sinha surely gave a power-packed performance. A series made by the talented duo Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, Dahaad follows the story of investigating a series of deaths of women who have been found dead under mysterious circumstances in public bathrooms.  With subjects like caste and violence against women being taken as a part of the story, Dahaad is surely a compelling watch.

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime

What can be better than watching the universal heartthrob Aditya Roy Kapoor in an intense role in a crime thriller series? Looking absolutely staggering, and with a performance as good, Aditya Roy Kapoor was seen playing the role of a Navy officer turned spy in this intense series. A remake of the British series by the same name, The Night Manager was surely a thrill to watch.

Streaming platform: Disney+Hotstar

Varun Dhawan was seen in this romantic drama, playing the role of Ajay Dixit, who is a small-town man and falls for a beautiful girl in his town. He intends to marry her in order to raise his social position. Thoroughly living up to his character, Varun Dhawan surely amused his audiences with an incredible performance.

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime

The absolutely stunning Kareena Kapoor Khan was recently seen in her OTT debut film Jaane Jaan. She played the role of a single mother, Maya D’Souza who gets caught up in a crime investigation. Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, this film is an adaptation of a Japanese novel. With an outstanding performance, this was surely a landmark project in Kareena’s career.

Streaming platform: Netflix

Ananya Pandey will be seen making her OTT debut with the series Call Me Bae. She plays the role of a spoiled girl in this series who has to look out for herself after she gets disowned by her wealthy family. The release date of the show has not yet been announced, though the filming has been completed. It will surely be quite fun and interesting to watch Ananya Pandey in this series.

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime

With Rohit Shetty coming back with another cop universe, now in the OTT platform, Sidharth Malhotra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra will now be seen making their OTT debuts with the Indian Police Force. Reported with a release somewhere around Diwali this year, the series will also star Vivek Oberoi and will surely be quite entertaining.

Streaming platform: Amazon Prime

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