Indian Actors in Short Filmsby TheOriginalCinephile | created - 7 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Back in the day, a short film was just a project for students in film school. But today with short film channels mushrooming all over the Web, short films have managed to garner an identity for themselves not only with a niche audience but also with the masses. And with this rise of short films, many well known actors in India have started acting in them, giving the medium it's much needed impetus.
Actor | Bajrangi Bhaijaan
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Early life and ...
2. Richa Chadha
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Actor | Be an ARTIST
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12. Amrita Puri
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13. Ashutosh Rana
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19. Akshay Oberoi
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21. Jackie Shroff
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22. Taapsee Pannu
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23. Sayani Gupta
Actress | Article 15
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26. Irrfan Khan
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29. Tisca Chopra
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30. Radhika Apte
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31. Nimrat Kaur
Actress | Dabba
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Actress | Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
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43. Mandira Bedi
Actress | 24
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45. Rohan Shah
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79. Chunky Pandey
Actor | Don
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Actress | Roja
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92. Shefali Shah
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93. Divya Dutta
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94. Vir Das
Actor | Delhi Belly
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95. Jimmy Sheirgill
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96. Esha Deol
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