As we step into the year 2020, we thought this will be a good time to reflect on the top performances in the decade. In this list, we pick some exceptional performances by the lead actors that have impressed us the most. While some of the serials went on to be TRP toppers, the others did not get the attention that they deserve. Nevertheless, we feel this is a good time to revisit some memorable performances from 2009 to 2019.
Before we head on to this, one good point to note is that this list is in no particular order.
The actor that brings effortless style and finesse to his performance. He made his mark with the show Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara and then etched his mark in the minds of people with his portrayal as Shivaay Singh Oberoi in Ishqbaaaz. In this show, it was not just his chemistry with his co-star Surbhi Chandna that was the talk of the town but even his bonding with his on-screen brothers was viewers’ favorite.
He shot to fame with his portrayal of Kartik Goenka in Star Plus’ longest running show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. It is not easy to step into an on-going show and establish oneself but Mohsin has been able to do just that. His chemistry with Shivangi Joshi is unbeatable and no doubt the actor has been able to portray a myriad of emotions in the last 2 years of the show. Be it romance or emotions, he has nailed everything on screen.
Harshad Chopda has been delivering consistent performance right from the start of this decade. He started the decade as Anurag Ganguly in Tere Liye, went on make a mark in “Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava?” as Raghavendra Pratap Singh. He was recently seen as Randeep Hooda in Bepannaah and people just could not get enough of him in this show too. From his entry scenes to catching him shirtless, everything about him was the talk of the town.
Karan Patel won hearts of the viewers with his stint in Ye Hai Mohabbatein. As Raman Bhalla, he not only received accolades but also got praises from critics for his realistic acting. His chemistry with Divyanka Tripathi also made headlines throughout the last 6 years of the show’s run. The actor also did take part in Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2019.
Have you ever heard of people physically transforming for a role on TV? Not really! Eijaz Khan was an exception. The actor gained 17 kgs for his role in Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage. It was a show that was known for its powerful storytelling and Eijaz’s performance has been appreciated in the show. Apart from this, he even played the role of ACP Kabir in Laut Aao Trisha on Life OK show that started off with a lot of fanfare.
He is another actor that one thought had given his all in the last decade. However, he started this decade with one of its kind mature love story with Bade Acche Lagte Hain (BALH). His chemistry with Sakshi Tanwar became the talk of the town and the show also went on to become one of the most successful daily soaps in Sony TV’s history.
Parth Samthaan has managed to fill the shoes of Anurag Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay with such finesse. It was hard to imagine this cult love story being recreated and the only reason why it is being appreciated is the performance. Even prior to this Parth had played the most memorable character of Manik Malhotra in the college love story – Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan on MTV.
Right from his first show Navya, Shaheer has managed to become the talk of the town. Navya was about college romance and breaking stereotypes and it is remembered till date. However, it was for his portrayal as Arjun in Star Plus’ Mahabharat that brought immense fame to the actor including the one from international shores. While Shaheer manages to keep his Indonesian fans happy, he even does his bit for Indian fans. We still are head over heels for his role in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. Dev aka Mr Obhodro we still find you endearing. He can be currently seen in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke as Abir and even in this show that he is winning the hearts of people.
Think Barun Sobti and think ASR. He has managed to etch this character in our hearts forever. It has been years since Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon went off air but even now its reruns and the everything about Arnav Singh Raizada is memorable.
Who can forget Rishabh Kundra of Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon? He then dabbled into reality TV as a contestant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. Post this stint, he was back on the same channel with another great show with a really unique concept in the form of Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki. Even in this role, he managed to impress us all.