I acted in variety show (8)
I believe the answer is:
'show' is the definition.
(I know that show can be written as indicate)
'i acted in variety' is the wordplay.
'variety' indicates anagramming the letters.
'actedin' with letters rearranged gives 'ndicate'.
(Other definitions for indicate that I've seen before include "Mark" , "Point out, make known" , "Point, show, signal" , "Point out, suggest" , "Make a signal" .)