Bollywood is blessed with talents and our actors always keep on proving that to us.

Here’s a list of the top Bollywood Actors:

Bollywood film industry produces hundreds of movies every year. Just like cricket, films are a religion and the actors are the most loved, emulated, and revered people in the country. Here are some big stars, who have dazzled Bollywood over the years with their hard work, charisma, and splendor is no joke!

Top Bollywood Actors:

  • Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is a perfect example of how hard work and patience can take you to places. His career in the 90s was not all that smooth sailing.  He had big hits in the form of his ‘Khiladi’ and ‘Mohra’, he had flops as well. He was never really considered competition for the three Khans back then.

With  ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Dhadkan’ his career suddenly took off. He has had huge hits like ‘Namastey London’, ‘Singh is King’, ‘Rowdy Rathore’. Since then and has established himself as one of the most bankable stars of Bollywood. Along with commercial success, he has also been critically praised for his performances in movies like ‘Special 26’, ‘Holiday’, ‘Airlift’, ‘Rustom’, which made a lot of money as well. Akshay Kumar is truly at the best phase of his career.

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  • Amrish Puri

Amrish Puri and his famous dialogue from Mr. India- ‘Mogambo Khush Hua’, where he played the iconic character of ‘Mogambo’. Amrish Puri’s popularity as a villain overshadowed many lead actors’ careers. Amrish Puri was the most feared villain of the 1980s and 1990s. Some of his most famous roles as villains are from the films ‘Mr. India’, ‘Meri Jung’, ‘Nagin’, ‘Ghayal’, ‘Karan Arjun’ and ‘Damini’.  He won three Filmfare awards in his prolific career. We at think he was the greatest antagonist there ever was.

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  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui

 Nawazuddin Siddiqui was first noticed in ‘Peepli Live’(2010). The year 2012 changed his career. He won accolades for movies like Gangs of Wasseypur and Kahaani.

He went to win a Special Jury Award in National Film Awards that year for his performances in these films along with ‘Talash’ and ‘Dekh Indian Circus’. In the years that followed, he did more incredible work in films like ‘The Lunch Box’, ‘Badlapur’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijan’, ‘Manjhi-The Mountain Man’, ‘Te3n’ and ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’. His unconventional looks and honesty, both on-screen and off-screen have made him popular with the audiences in India, who are finally waking up to good films. Today, he is in a position when his career is being closely looked at by every film critic. Actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Ranbir Kapoor consider him to be the very best of Bollywood! Nawazuddin Siddiqui is definitely the man to watch in the years to come!

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  • Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor is the youngest actor to be a part of this list. He has been in Bollywood for just 10 years but has already proven himself with some top-notch performances.  The love-stricken singer in ‘Rockstar’, or as the deaf and mute Barfi in ‘Barfi’. The rich spoilt brat who comes of age in ‘Wake Up Sid’, Ranbir has played each character with a lot of depth and sincerity.

He has surely been one of the most exciting Bollywood actors of the 21st century and his ‘Kapoor clan’ good looks and appeal have further helped him on his road to stardom. He has already won 5 Filmfare awards, 2 for Best Actor (‘Rockstar’ and ‘Barfi’), 1 for Best Actor (Critics) for 3 films altogether (‘Wake Up Sid’, ‘Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahani’, ‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year’) and 1 for Best Debut (‘Saawariya’). Looking at the way he is going, there are surely going to be many more in the future!

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  • Paresh Rawal

The first time mainstream India took really good notice of Paresh Rawal was when ‘Hera Pheri’ released back in 2000. Although he was a well-known character actor before that, Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty were still the bigger commercial stars. However, after the film was over, surprisingly it was Paresh Rawal about whom the people couldn’t stop talking. His Marathi accent, dialogue delivery, comic timing, everything was pitch-perfect in ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Babu Rao Ganpat Rao Apte’ became one of the most iconic characters of the 21st century.

Even before ‘Hera Pheri’, Paresh Rawal had done some amazing work in films like ‘Who Chokri’ and ‘Sir’, where he played negative roles, and also ‘Sardar’, where he played the role of ‘Vallabhbhai Patel’. He is one of those few actors who have done equally good work as villains as well as comedians. Over the years, he has established himself as one of the most respected actors in the industry with his performances in films like ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Woh Chokri’, ‘Sir’, ‘OMG-Oh My God’, ‘Hulchul’, ‘Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?’, ‘Awaara Paagal Deewana’ and many more!