Satyadev Kancharana

Where: Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya

Why: In a Film Companion interview, the actor joked that his appearance in a film was an instant sign that his character would die two scenes later: so brief (and so predictable) were the parts he was getting. But with the Telugu film Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya - a sincere, funny, rooted remake of the Malayalam film Maheshinte Prathikaaram, released on Netflix - Satyadev manages to make a Fahadh Faasil character his own, with a sweetness you hardly find in today’s leading men. In the process, he’s managed something rare: he’s become a (sort of) star during the lockdown.



Saloni Gaur

This 20 year old Delhi University student breaks down complex issues with her satirical videos


Diljit Dosanjh

Created and released an entire album of 16 songs during the lockdown


Anushka Sharma-Karnesh Ssharma

For backing new talent and scoring twice this year with Paatal Lok and Bulbbul


A R Rahman

The composer has disrupted the traditional shelf-life of a composer