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OTTplay Awards 2023: Abhilash Thapiyal wins Versatile Performer – Male

At the OTTplay Awards 2023, Abhilash Thapiyal was awarded with Versatile Performer – Male for his performance in Blurr

OTTplay Awards 2023: Abhilash Thapiyal wins Versatile Performer – Male
Abhilash Thapliyal at the OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023

Last Updated: 06.33 PM, Nov 02, 2023


Abhilash Thapiyal has been honoured with the male Versatile Performer of the year at the recently held OTTplay Awards 2023. The actor is recognized for his role in the film, Blurr. Abhilash plays the role of Chander in the film which stars Taapsee Pannu in the lead role.

Here's all you need to know about Abhilash and Blurr…

About the winner

Marking Taapsee Pannu’s debut as a producer, Blurr is the Hindi remake of the Spanish movie, Julia’s Eyes. The horror thriller movie revolved around Taapsee’s double role as Gayatri and Gautami. Playing twin sisters, Gayatri tried to find out the mystery behind Gautami’s death. That is where Chander comes into play.


Blurr was welcomed with mixed reviews. However, most notably, Taapsee’s performance and the execution were lauded. The film was called layered, intense and fresh.

Know Abhilash Thapiyal a little better

Abhilash Thapiyal is best known for his work on OTT. The actor started his career as a host and RJ and eventually shifted to acting. He commenced his acting career with Inmates, where the actor played Suckesh. He then made his debut in films with Taapsee’s Dil Juunglee.

However, Abhilash is best recognized as SK sir in Aspirants. The second season of the series is now out on Amazon Prime Video.

Abhilash was seen in Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan and Blurr in 2022. This year, he was seen in the web series, Faadu as well as the movie Kennedy, starring Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone in the lead roles.

A heartfelt gratitude, straight from the winner's heart

"I just want to thank all the directors - Alia, Anurag Kashyap, Navdeep Singh, Amit Sharma, Ajay Behl - for making me a part of their beautiful stories. We actors struggle to become a part of good stories," he said and went on to share an insight on what his acting life has been like.

Upcoming films/web series/project

Kennedy has not released in theatres yet. We are awaiting to hear about the release date for the movie. Abhilash plays the role of Chandan in the film. He is yet to announce his next project after this.

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