Freshers who made big on TV in 2014

  • Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Dec 30, 2014 18:48 IST

First jobs are always challenging, especially when you’re working in the cut-throat world of television.

However, these fresh faces have managed to make a mark, and delivered good performances in their debut shows.

We talk to the newcomers’ co-stars about what makes them actors to look out for.

Who: Mishkat Verma (Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya)

What works:
Reena Kapoor says, "In spite of being a newcomer, he picked up the nuances of his character well. His innocent looks suit the character well. He proved his mettle on the show. He’s a fast learner."

Who: Mohsin Khan (Nisha Aur Uske Cousins)

What works:
Vivek Mushran says, "He has the right combination of good looks, talent and, most of all, dedication. The right role will get him a huge female fan following."

Who: Rohan Gandotra (Everest)

What works:
Milind Soman says, "Rohan suits the role perfectly. He worked enthusiastically and shot for the show without any complaints. He’s warm and friendly and the viewers like him for his cuteness. He has the potential to be a top star."

Who: Shivya Pathania (Humsafars)

What works:
Vibha Chibber says, "Unlike other actresses, she doesn’t focus on just looking pretty, but works hard on her acting. Good looks are important in the industry, but her focus is on her craft. She is a happy-go-lucky girl and doesn’t complain about the long working hours."

Who: Radhika Madan (Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi)

What works:
Hiten Tejwani says, "Her passion for work sets her apart from the others. She wants to work hard and does just that, in her typical Delhiite, totally bindass style."

Who: Shamata Anchan (Everest)

What works:
Kishori Shahane says, "She’s sweet, fresh and raw. She has an innocence which was needed for the role and that is why the viewers connected with her. She is a subtle actor and an earnest learner."

Who: Pooja Sharma (Mahabharat)

What works:
Saurabh Raaj Jain says, "Pooja’s hard work and her conviction make her a strong actor. For a newcomer, she is very focused and talented."

Who: Preetika Rao (Beintehaa)

What works:
Riva Bubber says, "She’s a pretty girl, but it’s her certain Alice In Wonderland quality that works in her favour. But, as an actor, she needs to come out of her shell and loosen up a bit."

Who: Harshad Arora (Beintehaa)

What works:
Riva Bubber says, "His charm and good looks work for him. He put in a lot of effort and I saw him grow as an actor on the show. If he keeps up the hard work and stays humble, he will go places."

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