Newcomers of 2017: From Arjun Reddy’s Shalini Pandey to Aruvi’s Aditi Balan, these were the best debutantes

With a great start to their career, they sure are few actors to watch out for and are already grabbing some big movies.

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2017 witnessed quite a few new faces making their debut in South Indian cinema and actors making their debut in different industries. While few of them made a huge impact and made a long-lasting impression, few of them couldn’t really make it big. With a great start to their career, they sure are few actors to watch out for and are already grabbing some big movies. Today, we take a look at few actors who had a great debut in 2017 and left us amazed with their performances.

Shalini Pandey – Arjun Reddy:

Actress Shalini Pandey made her debut with the surprise hit ‘Arjun Reddy’ which starred Vijay Deverakonda in the lead role and was directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Arjun Reddy was a modern day take on love and breakup, and the portrayal of realistic episodes in the film made it one of the biggest hits in Telugu cinema. Shalini Pandey impressed audiences and critics with her performance in the film, even though she had a shorter duration compared to Vijay Deverakonda’s role. Shalini Pandey has already grabbed some big movies, one of them being the biopic on yesteryear legendary actress Savitri which is titled ‘Mahanati’.

Shalini Pandey

Sai Pallavi – Fidaa:

Fidaa is another film in Tollywood that released this year which impressed everyone with its subtle narration and storytelling. Starring Varun Tej in the lead role, Fidaa marked the debut of Sai Pallavi in Telugu cinema. Sai Pallavi is already a huge star in Malayalam because of her performances in Premam and Kali alongside Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salmaan respectively. And with Fidaa, she continued with her effortless performance and impressed one and all in Telugu cinema. Sai Pallavi will next be seen in MCA, another Telugu movie this year, which stars Natural Star Nani in the lead role.

Sai Pallavi

Aditi Balan – Aruvi:

The last week saw the release of a small-budget film titled Aruvi which marked the debut of a young actress named Aditi Balan. The film was produced by S.R.Prabhu and has been receiving terrific reviews from audiences and critics all around. Aditi Balan is being lauded for her performance in the film and mature approach towards the role. Tamil movie-buffs are all praise for the young actress and are terming Aditi Balan as pitch-perfect actress for offbeat subjects in Tamil cinema.

Aditi Balan

Aathmika – Meesaya Murukku:

Music composer Hip Hop Tamizha aka Aadhi made his debut in acting with Meesaya Muruku which was well received by the Tamil audiences. Besides Hiphop Tamizha, Meesaya Muruku also brought a new face to Tamil cinema – Aathmika. The pretty young girl impressed Tamil cinema lovers with her performance and is one of the cute actresses on the block this year. She sure is one of the young talents to look out for in coming days.


Akshara Haasan – Vivegam:

This Haasan girl doesn’t really need an introduction who made her debut in Tamil cinema with Ajith’s Vivegam. Akshara Haasan’s role was long enough for the young actress to rove her mettle in acting and grab attention of filmmakers and silence her critics. Akshara Haasan will also work on her father, Kamal Haasan’s directorial Sabaash Naidu and will be assisting him on the film. She sure is another actress/filmmaker to watch out for in Indian cinema.

Akshara Haasan

While there were a lot of new faces that entered the South Indian cinema, these actors had the best start to their acting career and impressed the audiences and critics with their debut performances. So, who impressed you the most? Let us know in the comments box below:


    wtf where is saba qamar?







    TBH, all of them have talent and acted very well bbut the most stand out one was Aditi Balan – Aruvi! She lived her character. She has so much talent. Plus the movie ARUVI, HATSS OFFFF

    My ranking would be :
    1. Aditi Balan
    2. Shalini
    3. Aathmika
    4. Pallavi
    5. Akshara Hassan


    where is Priya bhavani shankar and induja from meyadha maan…..

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