10 Most Famous Bollywood Actors

Thursday, August 18 by Anita York

These top 10 most famous Bollywood actors have made a definite name for themselves, not only in the Indian entertainment industry, but around the world. Most of these stars have emerged in the last 20 years, but some of them are veterans to the world of film, music, and ingrained in the culture around them.

Shahrukh Khan.

When talking about Bollywood, one has to talk about this acting icon. From his debut in the film "Deewana" it has been hard not to notice this actor. Now 45, his career is still going strong with hits such as “Om Shanti Om” and “Chak De India.”

Hrithik Roshan.

A young and up-and-coming star in the industry, his debut film was “Aasha” in 1980 but what really got him out into the limelight was his role in “Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai.”

Amitabh Bachchan.

One of Bollywood’s greatest legends. He got his acting debut in “Saat Hindustani” and launched a career that would change the face of the Indian film industry for years. At age 68, he is still acting. One of his most recent successes was “Paa” in 2009.

Abhishek Bachchan.

The son of Amitabh Bachchan, he began his acting career at the age on 24 with the film “Refugee.” Ever since, and not simply because of his father’s fame, Abhishek Bachchan has become one of the most well-known faces in Bollywood cinema.

Salman Khan.

Although his debut film was “Biwi Ho To Aisi” in 1988, he really stepped out in 1989’s “Maine Pyar Kiya” and ever since has been in over 80 films in the last 20 years.

Arjun Rampal.

A recent star on the Bollywood radar, he made his debut in “Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat” in 2001. He has been in 28 movies since, earning a name for himself with movies such as “Rock On!!” and “Om Shanti Om”.

John Abraham.

A more under-the-radar star than the rest, but still note-worthy. He is making his way up the acting ladder with films such as “Dhoom” and “Baabul”.

Harman Baweja.

Another up-and-coming actor, he has only been acting since 2008 but his performances in “Love Story 2050” and “What’s Your Raashee?” have been making his name know.

Sanjay Dutt.

Since his debut film “Rocky” in 1981, this actor has been in 130 films and is still acting to this day.

Govinda.

Both an actor and a politician, he has won 13 awards and been in over 120 films. Possibly one of the most well-known actors in Bollywood, he made his debut with “Ilzaam” in 1986.