Some of the movies like 'Kai Po Che', 'Shuddh Desi Romance', 'Chashme Baddoor, 'Raanjhanaa', which had a good run at the box office, saw many talented debutantes make their successful beginning in the tinsel town. (Agencies)
Newbie actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who rose to fame with TV serial 'Pavitra Rishta', managed to steal the limelight with his confident performance in his debut 'Kai Po Che'.
Helmed by Abhishek Kapoor, the big screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel 'The 3 Mistakes of My Life', also starred another newcomer Amit Sadh and 'Love Sex aur Dhokha' actor Rajkummar Rao.
Sushant's effortless acting flooded him with so many projects that he had to turn down Kapoor's offer to star in his next film 'Fitoor', opposite Katrina Kaif.
Sadh, who debuted with TV shows, was seen in the first season of the controversial reality show 'Bigg Boss'. The actor's performance in the slice-of-life film was critically appreciated.
As for Rao, this movie served as a boon, which gave him a recognition in the eyes of the audience. He later went on to play the titular character in Hansal Mehta's 'Shahid', which garnered much appreciation from international and national critics.
Aditya Chopra's 'Shuddh Desi Romance', not only had a good box office standing, but it added yet another name to the promising debutantes launched by Yash Raj Films, by introducing newbie Vaani Kapoor.
While the lead actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra, grabbed eyeballs with their chemistry, Kapoor was no less in living up to the benchmark created by other actors, who have been launched by banner.
The starlet would be next seen in the Tamil-Telugu remake of 'Band Baaja Baaraat', which marks the banner's debut in Southern film industry.
Girish Kumar, the son of producer Kumar Taurani, made his debut with Prabhudheva's romantic film 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya', opposite Shruti Haasan.
Although the film was a flop, Girish was well accepted by the audience with his down-to-earth performance.
Tamil star Dhanush, who got an overnight recognition with his hit track 'Kolaveri Di', made his Bollywood debut with romantic film 'Raanjhanaa', opposite Sonam Kapoor.
The actor, who is the son-in-law of superstar Rajinikanth, was already popular in the South. But with 'Raanjhanaa', he got a pan India fan following. Dhanush is now all set to play the lead in R Balki's next film, which will also star Amitabh Bachchan.
Telugu actor Ram Charan Teja, son of superstar-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, forayed into Bollywood with 'Zanjeer', which was the remake of the hit film of the same name starring Amitabh Bachchan.
The movie however, failed to do well at the box-office and garnered negative reviews.
Actor Shakti Kapoor's son Siddhant Kapoor ventured into Bollywood with multi-starrer film 'Shootout at Wadala'.
While John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai hogged the limelight, the newbie actor also succeeded in catching the eyes of the viewers as a promising talent. Abraham even hailed him as a future superstar.
The actor will be next seen in Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly'.
Southern actress Taapsee Pannu took on the role of Deepti Naval in her Bollywood debut with veteran filmmaker David Dhawan's remake of 'Chashme Baddoor'.
The movie also starred Rishi Kapoor, Ali Zafar, Siddharth, and Divyendu Sharma.
Debutant director Saurabh Varma cast newcomers Manish Paul and Sweden born actress Elli Avram, for his thriller-comedy 'Mickey Virus'.
The popularity of Paul can be estimated from the fact that even before his debut was released, he had bagged the lead role in Abhishek Sharma's sequel to 2010 hit satire 'Tere Bin Laden'.
Even though to some critics Avram's role did not seem very influential, thanks to her successful stint in 'Bigg Boss', the actress has already been offered many films.
Model-turned actress Poonam Pandey, who has always been in the news for her publicity gimmicks, made her debut with 'Nasha'.
Some of the movies like 'Kai Po Che', 'Shuddh Desi Romance', 'Chashme Baddoor, 'Raanjhanaa', which had a good run at the box office, saw many talented debutantes make their successful beginning in the tinsel town.