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Top 5 Male Performances Of 2020 – Hindi Series

Here are some of the best acting performances (male) in Hindi series from 2020

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Murtaza Ali Khan
Murtaza Ali Khan
An award-winning Film & TV critic and journalist.

INDIA: The year 2020 has proven to be a rather interesting year for the Hindi entertainment industry. At a time when the Coronavirus outbreak forced the human population at large to spent majority of its time indoors, the different OTT platforms came to the rescue.

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Here are some of the best acting performances (male) in Hindi series from 2020.

5. Sumeet Vyas (Dark 7 White)

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Sumeet Vyas (Dark 7 White) - Series
Photo Credit: ZEE5

Sumeet Vyas’ menacing performance of a manipulative politician in ALTBalaji and ZEE5 series is easily one of the biggest surprises of the year in the Indian web space. The political thriller series which is based on Shweta Brijpuria’s book ‘Dark White’ follows the story of Prince Yudhveer Singh Rathore aka Yudi, a young and power-hungry politician for whom losing is not an option. And Vyas absolutely nails it.

4. Jitendra Kumar (Panchayat)

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Jitendra Kumar (Panchayat) - Series
Photo Credit: Amazon Prime Video

Jitendra Kumar’s brilliant performance of an engineering graduate who reluctantly takes up the job of a secretary at a village panchayat is the USP of the Amazon Prime Video series Panchayat. The actor is certainly proving himself with each new performance. There is undoubtedly something very special about him. He makes it look so effortless; whether playing a teacher in Kota Factory, a gay man in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, or a panchayat secretary in Panchayat. He really has come a long way from his TVF Pitchers days.

3. Pratik Gandhi (Scam 1992)

Pratik Gandhi (Scam 1992) - Series
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The SonyLIV series Scam 1992 stars Pratik Gandhi in the central role of Harshad Mehta. It’s a breakthrough role for Gandhi who has been associated with Gujarati theatre for over a decade. It’s been a long struggle for Gandhi whose career has seen the ebbs and flows for the last decade and a half but the 40-year-old actor has finally announced himself with a knockout performance. Quick-witted and oozing with an air of confidence and charm, Gandhi never really misses a note during his challenging portrayal.

2. Jaideep Ahalawat (Pataal Lok)

Jaideep Ahalawat (Pataal Lok)
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Jaideep Ahalawat who has been on a roll since Raazi delivers the definitive performance of his acting career in Pataal Lok. As the washed-out cop Hathiram Chaudhary, Ahalawat is an absolute treat to watch. It’s raw and gritty with him going through an entire gamut of emotions. His comfort at delivering some of his lines in Haryanvi makes the part even more convincing.

1. Kay Kay Menon (Special OPS)

Kay Kay Menon (Special OPS)
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In Special OPS, Kay Kay Menon essays Himmat Singh to a T. The spy master character may even remind some of le Carré’s iconic George Smiley. Like Smiley, Singh first comes across as innocuously polite, unassuming, and someone you don’t easily feel threatened by. He is clever enough to hide his razor-sharp memory, inner cunning, and his ability to quickly detach himself from his human subjects if need be. In other words, he is the quintessential spymaster who knows how to get the job done regardless of what it takes to achieve it. Menon’s multilayered performance is a reminder of his remarkable range as an actor.

Honorable Mentions:

– Atul Kulkarni (Bandish Bandits)

– Arshad Warsi (Asur)

– Amit Sadh (Breathe: Into the Shadows)


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