Bollywood’s Rising Stars: The 10 Best Debutants of 2023

From SRK’s daughter to Tamil icons, these fresh faces of Bollywood caught everyone’s attention.

The vibrant landscape of Bollywood witnessed a fresh wave of talent in 2023, with newcomers making their mark and promising to redefine the industry.

From star-studded lineups to remakes of international hits, the debutants of 2023 have showcased versatility and potential, leaving audiences eagerly anticipating their next moves.

Here are the standout debutants who have taken Bollywood by storm this year:

Suhana Khan

The daughter of the legendary Shah Rukh Khan, Suhana Khan stepped into the limelight with her dazzling debut in Zoya Akhtar’s Netflix film, The Archies. Playing the stylish and energetic Veronica Lodge, Suhana’s infectious dance moves and undeniable charisma have marked her as a future Bollywood diva.

Agastya Nanda

Taking on the role of Archie Andrews in The Archies, Agastya Nanda made an impressive debut, commanding the screen with confidence. With red hair, cute freckles, and a fair complexion, Agastya has drawn comparisons to the late Rishi Kapoor, earning praise for his performance.

Khushi Kapoor

In the same film, Khushi Kapoor shone as Betty Cooper, delivering flawless dance routines and portraying the love-hate bond with Veronica. The daughter of the late Bollywood icon Sridevi, Khushi’s acting skills have drawn parallels to her mother’s legacy.

Vedang Raina

Portraying Reggie Mantle in The Archies, Vedang Raina brought charm and charisma to the screen, winning the hearts of fans. Amid a talented ensemble, Vedang managed to stand out, showcasing potential for a promising career.

Shehnaaz Gill

Known for her multi-talented prowess in singing, modeling, and TV hosting, Shehnaaz Gill made her Bollywood debut in Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan alongside Salman Khan. Her versatile performance contributed to the film’s success at the box office.

Palak Tiwari

Daughter of TV icon Shweta Tiwari, Palak Tiwari entered Bollywood with Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, marking a successful debut under Salman Khan’s production. Palak aims to carve her niche on the big screen, following in her mother’s footsteps.

Alizeh Agnihotri

Salman Khan’s niece, Alizeh Agnihotri, showcased her super-confident character in Farrey, earning praise for her debut performance. Her charismatic personality and radiant beauty have captivated Bollywood fans.


A prominent figure in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films, Nayanthara made her highly-anticipated Bollywood debut in the blockbuster “Jawan” alongside Shah Rukh Khan. Her extensive filmography and impactful performances have earned her the title of the “Lady Superstar” in Indian cinema.

Rajveer Deol and Paloma Dhillon

Sunny Deol’s son, Rajveer Deol, made a striking debut alongside Paloma Dhillon (Paloma Thakeria), the daughter of Bollywood icon Poonam Dhillon and producer Ashok Thakeria. Both young stars have won over fans with their impressive performances.

Avneet Kaur

Transitioning from television to the big screen, Avneet Kaur made her Bollywood debut as a leading lady in Tiku Weds Sheru alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

With her acting prowess, Avneet is poised to become a future star in Bollywood, leaving audiences eager for more.