The A To Z Newsmakers Of 2020 From Television And Digital Medium


In the year 2020 there have been many newsmakers grabbing the headlines for various reasons. From actors, to shows, to web series everything has made news.

As the year 2020 is in its final leg, we thought why not give our readers the A to Z newsmakers of the year. Please note that there are some of the letters that we have left this year. May be due to the less work in the industry, we could not find suitable takers for them.

So without further ado here we go.

A –

Anupamaa : Star Plus’ 2020 offering Anupamaa has been in the news ever since its commencement. The show is minting high TRP’s and the Director Kut Productions daily soap showcasing Anupamaa’s journey is garnering appreciation!

Amit Sadh : Actor Amit Sadh has entertained the audience throughout 2020 essaying different characters on the digital platform. Be it as Major Videep in SonyLiv’s Avrodh The Seige Within or as Kabir in Breathe Into The Shadows, he has been impressive. Recently the actor won the best male actor in a supporting role in a drama series award at the Flyx Flimfare OTT awards!

B –

Barun Sobti : Ardent admirers of Barun Sobti were in for a treat in 2020 as the actor starred in the web series Asur (on Voot) and in the web movie Halahal (on Eros). Getting into the skin of the character, getting the dialect spot on he was brilliant as Inspector Yusuf Qureshi. In 2020 Barun Sobti has indeed upped the ante with his flawless performances!

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Choti Sarrdaarni : Choti Sarrdaarni airing on Colors has kept the viewers glued. The twists and turns in Meher and Sarabjeet’s lives have caught attention. The way Sarab accepted Meher’s child as his own and the way Meher’s priority has been Param (Sarab’s son) deserves a special mention!

D –

Dil Bechara : Dil Bechara, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi as Manny and Kizie, this Hotstar release is Sushant Singh Rajput’s last movie. The movie is an emotion and it evoked numerous emotions making the audience smile and cry. In terms of viewership the film broke a number of records. The film garnered more 90 million viewers within 24 hours of its release. The movie’s trailer is the 1st trailer on YouTube to get 10 million likes. Come what may this movie is here to stay in the audiences hearts forever!

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Eijaz Khan : Eijaz Khan, the Indian television actor is currently a participant in the reality show Bigg Boss 14. As a participant he has been in constant news in the social media platforms.

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G –

Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin : Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin airing on Star Plus is a show that deserves a mention in the A to Z news makers of the year 2020. The way the female lead protagonist Sai’s character is written is catching attention. The way her character is written, the way she is outspoken, putting her foot down against odds, is a fresh change.

H –

Helly Shah : Actress Helly Shah has always impressed the audience with her acting ability. In 2020 too as Riddhima in Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 she has been brilliant. The actress brought the character of Riddhima alive onscreen and she has made the viewers live the character with her. Undoubtedly she has slayed essaying the character.

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Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 : Produced by Beyond Dreams Productions the thriller Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 airing on Colors has kept the audience thoroughly entertained throughout the year 2020. The twist and turns, the manipulations done and the manipulators pulling the strings, topped with the factor of Ishq has kept the viewers on the edge of their seats. Revolving around the characters of Vansh, Riddhima and Kabir the show has been engaging.

J –

JL 50 : The SonyLiv web series released in September 2020. It is a sci-fi thriller. The series starred Pankaj Kapur and Abhay Doel essaying pivotal characters. The series incorporated the concept of time travel in its storyline very well. The web show was an interesting watch throughout. Jl 50 plot line is diversified and is a mixture of science, mythology, history and warfare. The series is one of its kind. The viewers thought that the series was entertaining with the blend of historical mytho and science.

K –

KK Menon And Karan Tacker : The two talented actors starred in the Disney Plus HotStar web series Special Op’s. The series was one of its kind and actors KK Menon and Karan Tacker executed their characters finely in the espionage thriller series. As Himmat Singh and Farooq Ali the actors put their best foot forward and stole the show.

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M –

MishBir : Abir and Mishti from Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke came and conquered the viewers hearts. Fondly known as MishBir this onscreen pair has bowled everyone over. MishBir have been a treasure, all heart and love for the TV viewing audience in the year 2020. With the soft melody of dheere dheere playing the background as Abir and Mishti fell in love the audience fell in love with them. Even now after the show has culminated the viewers want their beloved MishBir back.

Mere Dad Ki Dulhan : Mere Dad Ki Dulhan the Sony Entertainment Television’s show was different and unique. Revolving around a daughter finding a bride for her father, actors Varun Badola and Shweta Tiwari essayed the middle aged couple brilliantly. Slowly but steadily as Amber and Guneet found companionship and fell in love with each other the show and its story line warmed hearts. The show, its treatment was really fresh.

Mahabharat : Mahabharat Star Plus 2014 hit offering came back to the screens during the lockdown phase in 2020 and returning back onscreen this show received high trp’s and it ruled the charts. The viewers enjoyed watching the reruns thoroughly.

N –

Naxalbari : Naxalbari the Zee5 web series offering is an out and out action packed and thrilling show. Revolving around STF agent Raghav’s mission to curb the uprising Naxal movement, every minute there was a new twist and turn in the series. From political angles, to corporate plotting, to secret missions, to hidden revelations, Naxalbari keeps the audience’s minds churning and on their toes guessing the next twist in the tale.

O –

Operation MBBS : The web show Operation MBBS traced the lives of 3 first year students at the MBBS college. The show was all about their journey, their ups and downs, their hardships. The show had the element of friendship and also showcased a medical student’s life. The audience liked watching the series.

P –

Panchayat : The Amazon Prime web series Panchayat made the viewers laugh. Coming from the comedy drama genre it revolved around the character of Abhishek, a city boy who joins as a secretary of a Panchayat office in a remote village Phulera in Uttar Pradesh since he lacks a job. The series was helmed by a talented bunch of actors. Actors Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Raghubir Yadav, Biswapati Sarkar were a part of the show. The show was light and the message rolled in humor hits home. With an excellent cast the series has thoroughly entertained.

Pratik Gandhi : The actor essayed the character of Harshad Mehta in SonyLiv’s web offering Scam. Throughout the series he has been impressive and has delivered a fine performance. Pratik Gandhi is winning praises and accolades from everyone for portraying the character so well.

Q –

Qubool Hai Returns : Who can forget Zee TV’s hit show Qubool Hai and its characters Asad Ahmed Khan (Karan Singh Grover) and Zoya Farooqui (Surbhi Jyoti). The show till date enjoys a separate fanbase of its own. Qubool Hai is now returning with a brand new season on the web platform. With actors Karan Singh Grover and Surbhi Jyoti getting back to the groove of the characters, the admirers just cannot keep calm.

R –

RiAnsh : Vansh and Ridhimma from Colors show Ishq Mein Marjawan are fondly called RiAnsh. This onscreen pair has literally won and bowled the audience’s over. All through the year 2020 RiAnsh have been trending on the social networking website – Twitter from time to time. RiAnsh are hands down adored and admired by the TV viewing viewers.

Rhea Sharma : Actress Rhea Sharma needs no introduction. She has made a place for herself in the viewers’ hearts. In 2020 she spread sweetness on the television screen essaying the character of Mishti. Full of life as Mishti conquered the odds – fighting and thriving, Rhea Sharma put life into the character making sure the audience lived it.

Rajeev Khandelwal : Actor Rajeev Khandelwal has always created and left behind a strong impact each time he has appeared on screen. This year too has been no different. Starring in different web series, essaying the characters of Anurag in Marzi and Raghav in Naxalbari, he has delivered flawless performances and displayed versatility in 2020.

S –

Sushant Singh Rajput : Sushant Singh Rajput, the talented actor though may not be with us yet he is alive in the memories of innumerable number of people. From June 14 to now, his fans, followers, family and well wishers are fighting for justice for Sushant. An actor, a do-gooder, a dancer, an educationist, Sushant Singh Rajput has brought together strangers throughout the world in quest for justice. In 2020 SSR’s fans have taken up different initiatives from distributing food to the needy with #Food4SSR campaign to planting plants and trees with #Plant4SSR campaign. His fans are fulfilling his dreams. With words, with thoughts, Sushant Singh Rajput is inspiring umpteens out there and following his words, his thoughts and his ideologies. His ardent followers are keeping him alive!

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V –

VaNi : Veer and Bani the lead characters of Colors offering Naagin 5 are fondly referred to as VAni by their fans and admirers. In 2020 VAni have impressed the audience. Actors Ssharad Malhotra and Surbhi Chandna have put life into the characters. The audience really liked the Aadhi Naagin and Cheel’s tashan and chemistry. With Dil Ibadat playing in the background as Veer and Bani appear on screen, VAni have made a spot for themselves in the viewers dil.

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Y –

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai : Director Kut Productions Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has been on air since 2009 and even today it is one of the show’s that is watched by the television viewing audience religiously. The show with its twist and turns in Kartik – Naira’s lives has kept the viewers glued in 2020. Recently KaIra from YRKKH celebrated 1200 episodes since the character’s introduction. The recent twist in the show revolving around Naira’s death is also making headlines.

Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke : Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke was one of the most talked about television shows on the social networking websites in the year 2020. The show happened to be the talk of the town of the television viewing audience and even now after it has culminated the audience cannot get over the serial and they still gush about the characters of Abir and Mishti. The ardent viewers of Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke wish and hope the show comes back with a new season with their beloved characters and actors.

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Special Mentions

Shaheer Sheikh : Actor Shaheer Sheikh pumped life into the character of Abir Rajvansh in the year 2020. The actor made sure the viewers fell in love with Ajeeb Rajvansh and they still adore the character. This year he was also in news as Arjun in Mahabharat as during lockdown times the show was brought back on-air. Shaheer Sheikh this year has also starred in different music videos and they have minted innumerable views. The actor towards the end of 2020 made headlines with the happy news of his wedding bells.

Nakuul Mehta : Actor Nakuul Mehta essayed the character of Sumer in Zee5’s Never Kiss Your Best Friend at the very beginning of 2020. He delivered a skilled act as Sumer and once again proved his acting prowess. Through the year the actor has kept his followers hooked with his entertaining social media postings. His narration of the poems for democracy series written by Ajay Singh on Twitter is really noteworthy. In November the actor shared the joy of embracing parenthood with Jankee in his usual charming style.

Rupali Ganguly : Ever since the commencement of Anupamaa on Star Plus in 2020, actress Rupali Ganguly is making heads turn essaying the titular character in the show. The way the actress is emoting and portraying the character is winning praises from all quarters. The actress recently won big at the Dadasaheb Phalke Icon Award 2020. She was awarded the popular icon award.

Erica Fernandes : At the very beginning of 2020 Erica Fernandes in the month of January gave her followers a pleasant surprise by announcing her relationship status via a Instagram post. Through the year she has entertained the audience onscreen. She has also starred in music videos. The actress has shared screen space with Harshad Chopda in the music video Juda Kar Diya and the music video had 11,183,204 views at the time of filing the article. She has also been making heads turn with her on point make up and style statements on Instagram.

Wishing all our readers a happy and prosperous new year!!

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Surya Ravi, an MBA in marketing and HR, is a writer, translator has worked as a freelance instructional designer. Hailing from Hyderabad, her biggest strength is her optimism. A romantic at heart, it reflects in the way she writes. She loves to watch television, films and absolutely adores potatoes. A north Indian dish of 'aloo' is her greatest weakness. She is a great friend to her friends and always a child at heart. She is both our right and left hand and we absolutely adore her presence in Fuze family!


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