Top 10 Bollywood Actors

Friday, April 1 by Annette Smith

The Hindi film industry has featured many talented actors through the years, including these top 10 Bollywood actors. Often regarded as film icons, these men have a huge fan base across India, Asia and around the world. Known for their exceptional acting skills and extraordinary good looks, here are some of the best Bollywood actors ever to grace the silver screen.

  1. Amitabh Bachchan The legendary Amitabh Bachchan is a prominent figure in Indian cinema. The 1973 Hindi film “Zanjeer” established the actor’s persona as the “angry young man” of Bollywood films. Bachchan is known for his amazing acting skills and dancing style.
  2. Dharmendra Dharmendra is another Bollywood icon. Known as the “Action King” for his roles in Hindi action movies, Dharmendra is often regarded as a living legend. He is best known for the classic film “Sholay.”
  3. Raj Kapoor Raj Kapoor, who was 63 when he died in 1988, was known as “The Show Man.” The award-winning Indian actor, producer and director is best known for two films from the 1950s “Awara” and “Boot Polish.”
  4. Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir Kapoor is Bollywood’s rising star. The grandson of Raj Kapoor, he made his acting debut in the 2007 Hindi film “Saawariya,” based on a Dostoevsky short story. The 2010 political thriller “Raajneeti” was a blockbuster hit for Kapoor.
  5. Aamir Khan Aamir Khan is one of the leading actors in Hindi cinema. He began his career as a child actor in the early 1970s with his career breakthrough in the late 1980s. Khan won Best Actor awards for his roles in “Raja Hindustani” and “Lagaan.”
  6. Salman Khan Salman Khan is one of the most successful Bollywood actors today. He has appeared in more than 80 Hindi films. The 1989 romantic drama “Maine Pyar Kiya” gave Khan his first commercial success. “Dabangg,” his 2010 action film, is one of the highest-grossing Bollywood movies of all time.
  7. Shahrukh Khan Shahrukh Khan is a prominent Bollywood actor, producer and television host. He is well known for his 1980s television serials and he made his film debut in the 1992 drama “Deewaana.” A winner of numerous acting awards, Khan is considered one of the world’s biggest movie stars and most influential people.
  8. Rajesh Khanna Rajesh Khanna is a Bollywood actor, producer and politician. The winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award, he has appeared in nearly 200 films, including the 1971 Hindi classic “Anand.” The handsome actor rose to fame in the 1970s with a huge female fan base.
  9. Akshay Kumar Akshay Kumar has appeared in more than 100 Hindi films. He is known for his action films, romantic dramas and comedies. Kumar’s most popular films are the “Khiladi” suspense thrillers of the 1990s.
  10. Dilip Kumar Dilip Kumar is a legendary Bollywood actor and a former member of parliament. He was the very first actor to win a Filmfare Best Actor Award. With a career that began in the early 1940s, Kumar ended his acting career with a dual role in the 1988 film “Qila.”