Alaya F, Manushi Chhillar, Ahan Shetty, Isabelle Kaif: Debutants to watch out for in 2020

Updated: Jan 05, 2020, 12:07 | Anshul Vipat
  • Alaya F, Pooja Bedi

    Alaya F: Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaya F is already a sensation on social media, thanks to her sultry pictures on Instagram. Now, the youngster is all ready to take a plunge in the world of Bollywood with Nitin Kakkar's Jawaani Jaaneman, which stars Saif Ali Khan and Tabu. Alaya will be playing Khan's teenage daughter in the film. Alaya has done a one-year acting course at New York Film Academy. She will play a fun-loving, independent girl, sporting a modern look in the film. The film, after having been postponed and preponed a lot of times, is set to release on January 27. Best of luck for your future Alaya!

  • Priyaank K Sharma, Padmini Kolhapure

    Priyaank K Sharma: Veteran actress Padmini Kolhapure's son Priyaank Sharma made his Bollywood debut in Sab Kushal Mangal. Priyaank plays the role of Pappu Mishra, a news anchor in the romantic comedy, which also stars Akshaye Khanna, Satish Kaushik, and Supriya Pathak. Apart from Priyaank, the film also marks the debut of another star kid. Want to know who she is? Check out the next slide.

  • Riva Kishan, Ravi Kishan

    Riva Kishan: Meet Riva Kishan, Ravi Kishan's daughter. As a child, Riva always had an aspiration for acting. You will be surprised to know that she has worked with Naseeruddin Shah's daughter, Heeba for a play titled, Parindo Ki Mehfil in 2015. In Sab Kushal Mangal, Riva is caught in a love triangle between Priyaank and Akshaye. Sab Kushal Mangal released on January 3, 2020.

  • Isabelle Kaif, Katrina Kaif

    Isabelle Kaif: Katrina Kaif debuted in Bollywood 17 years ago. Now her younger sister Isabelle Kaif is set to follow her. The 28-year-old will enter the glamour world through Kwatha, co-starring Aayush Sharma, who himself made his debut last year. Karan Butani's movie is set against a military backdrop. A major chunk will be shot in the north-east. There are also reports of her collaborating with Sooraj Pancholi in Stanley D'Costa's Time to Dance.

  • Ahan Shetty, Suneil Shetty

    Ahan Shetty: Another star kid who is all set to be launched in Bollywood is Suneil Shetty's son Ahan Shetty with the remake of RX 100 titled Tadap, which is directed by Milan Luthria and also stars Tara Sutaria. Ahan has a dream debut given the cult status the original film has acquired. We hope he turns out to be as good as his father in the action genre.

  • Manushi Chhillar

    Manushi Chhillar: Almost two years after being crowned Miss World, Manushi Chhillar is set to enter Bollywood. Manushi has been roped in for Yash Raj Films' historical drama Prithviraj where she will be seen in the lead role opposite Akshay Kumar. Manushi will be playing Sanyukta, one of the three wives of Prithviraj Chauhan. The film is likely to release in Diwali 2020. While former international beauty pageant winners Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, and Lara Dutta have already consolidated their hold in the Hindi film industry, it would be intriguing to witness what the future holds for Manushi.

  • Lakshya

    Lakshya: This boy is brought to you by Karan Johar. The ace producer, who has been a launching pad for young actors like Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday, is set to introduce a fresh face to the tinsel town - Lakshya. The actor is just 23-years-old and has grabbed the third lead in a Dharma film, Dostana 2, in which he will be sharing screen space with Kartik Aryan and Janhvi Kapoor. Well, we must say, Lakshya does look like one dashing newcomer!

  • Shalini Pandey

    Shalini Pandey: The original Preeti from the Telegu blockbuster Arjun Reddy is set to make her Hindi film debut with Ranveer Singh in Yash Raj Film's Jayeshbhai Jordaar. YRF has always discovered talented actors like Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, etc who have become stars in their own right. So, one can imagine that Shalini will definitely be an actress to watch out for given YRF's trust in backing her as the leading lady opposite Ranveer.

  • Keerthy Suresh

    Keerthy Suresh: She became a household name due to her role in Mahanati, which fetched her the National Award for Best Actress. After impressing everyone with her acting down south, Keerthy will be teaming up with Ajay Devgn for Amit Sharma's Maidaan, which marks her Bollywood debut. Maidaan is based on the golden years of Indian football and will see Ajay Devgn play the role of the legendary coach Syed Abdul Rahim. The film will release on November 27, 2020.

  • Shirley Setia

    Shirley Setia: Social media star and budding singer Shirley Setia has been roped in for Sabbir Khan's action film Nikamma, which also stars Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota actor Abhimanyu Dassani. The film is set to release in June 2020. Shirley hails from New Zealand, and it was a contest conducted by T-Series that made her a star. She recorded her first song in her bedroom while she was wearing pyjamas, which gave her the nickname "Pyjama Popstar". Four years of singing and performing and after gaining 1.8 million YouTube subscribers, she moved to Mumbai to make it big in Bollywood. Nikamma also marks the return of Shilpa Shetty on the screen after 13 years.

  • Namashi Chakraborty

    Namashi Chakraborty: Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty's son Namashi will be making his Bollywood debut with filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi's BadBoy. However, B-town is not new for him. The star kid has previously worked as an assistant director for his brother, Mahaakshay's movie, Ishqedarriyaa. Badboy also marks the debut of another celebrity.

  • Amrin Qureshi

    Amrin Qureshi: Amrin is the daughter of producer Sajid Qureshi. She will be the leading lady of Badboy and will be seen romancing newcomer Namashi. The film is likely to be on the lines of Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'cruz's Phata Poster Nikla Hero and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani that featured Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. Interesting, isn't it?

  • Malvika Raaj

    Malvika Raaj: Remember the girl who played the young Kareena Kapoor, Poo, in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham? Her name is Malvika Raaj. Niece of veteran actress Anita Raaj, Malvika is all set for her big film with another star kid (check out the next slide to know his name).

  • Rinzing Denzongpa

    Rinzing Denzongpa: Meet Rinzing Denzongpa, son of one of India's most celebrated villain, Danny Denzongpa. The film featuring Malvika Raaj and Rinzing Denzongpa is an action-thriller titled Squad. Squad is being helmed by director Jyoti Kumar Das. Rinzing enjoys a good bonding with his dad's frequent co-star Jackie Shroff's son Tiger.

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About The Gallery

2019 was a great run for Bollywood stars, both big and small, earning critical and commercial acclaim. The last year also saw a host of fresh faces making their Bollywood debuts. And from the looks of it, 2020 also appears really promising, with some stunning fresh faces all set to rock the silver screen. From Alaya F and Ahan Shetty to Manushi Chhillar check out the entire list we've rounded up for you. (All images: mid-day archives/Instagram and Twitter account of celebrities)