10 Influencers Who Made Their Way Into The Big Screen

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These Youtubers and influencers were already famous, having created a fiercely loyal fan base over the years with their mastery as social media influencers. They have managed to be idols for the youth and to make an impact. This year, many of them will try their luck in acting for the big screen. With the digital world growing larger with every passing day, social media influencers are seeking their way to attain big screen stardom.
We all are aware of how Bollywood usually treats star kids, they are the ones born with a silver spoon and a fixed position in Bollywood irrespective of their acting skills. And it is very difficult for an outsider to make a mark. But nowadays, Bollywood is giving a fair chance to the influencers to showcase their talent on the big screen. These social media influencers are launched by filmmakers because they are already accepted by the audience and it gives the filmmakers a new face, so it’s a win-win situation for both.
Here are 10 social media influencers whose acting debuts deserve your attention :
Prajakta Koli: Indian YouTube sensation Prajakta Koli popularly known by her YouTube name “ Mostly Sane” is all set for her debut into Bollywood with the film “ Jug Jug Jiyo”, with other popular faces that are Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani and Varun Dhavan. The film is directed by popular director Raj Mehta.
Although she has been seen in a short film which was released on YouTube, this will be the first time when she will be showcasing her acting skills on the big screen. 
Carry Minati Ajey Nagar also known by his YouTube name “Carry Minati” is a YouTuber and a popular gamer. Known by few as a rapper, his rap ‘Yalgaar’ was used in Disney Hotstar film ‘Big Bull. He will walk into Bollywood with a role in the Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan and Rakul Preet Singh starrer MayDay. He will play a social media sensation.
Shirley Setia : She is a social media sensation and a singer. Although she has given her vocals for movies like ‘A Gentleman’, this will be her debut in bollywood as an actor and she will be sharing screen with Abhimanyu Dasani, an assistant director turned actor in the much awaited movie ‘Nikamma’ directed by Sabbir Khan. She will also get featured in a Telugu movie ‘NS22’.
Sahil Khattar: Sahil was a radio jockey at first and then he got popular through his YouTube videos for Being India. He will walk into the world of Bollywood in Ranveer Singh starrer ‘ 83’. He will be seen in the role of wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani in the film. The highlight of the film is that it also stars Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathi, Hardy Sandhu, Deepika Padukone in key roles and many more renowned actors.
Harsh Beniwal: Harsh is a digital content creator in India. He made his  debut on the big screen with ‘Student of the year 2’. He was already popular among youth because of his vines.
Dolly Singh : Influencer,YouTuber and actor , made her debut with the comedy series ‘Bhaag Beanie Bhaag’. She played as the best friend of the protagonist. She is expected to appear in the second season of the web show as well.
Kusha Kapila The social media influencer and YouTuber got popular from her show on YouTube ‘ Behensplaining’. She made her acting debut in Karan Johar’s story anthology ‘Ghost Stories’. In 2021 she will be featured in ‘LOL- Hasee Toh Phasse’ TV series and ‘Plan a Plan B’
Mallika Dua: She is a social media influencer, actor and YouTuber. She first got popularity and fan base through YouTube and then she made her first mark in Bollywood through movies like ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘Namaste England’ and ‘Zero’, but these were more like cameos. She shared screen with ‘Kiara Advani’ in ‘Indu ki jawani’ with a full-fledged role on OTT platform.
Aashika Bhatia: A child actor, TikTok star and an Influencer. She got popularity after her act as a child artist in ‘Parvarish’ and then a few years later she gained a strong fan base through her TikToks. She walked into Bollywood through Salman Khan starrer ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo’.
Faisal Shaikh: After attaining fame from his TikToks and creative content, social media star turned actor is all set to hit the OTT platform with his action thriller “Bang Bang: The Sound Of Crimes”.
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