Are you one of the Bollywood addicts? Or are you just a newbie to the Bollywood movie which you might find it interesting to watch lately? It doesn’t matter which category you are in because as long as you are the Bollywood fan, it is important to know something about the best and most popular actors in Bollywood industry so that you can understand their biography and see how they become so successful. Moreover, you should also know about their talent so that every time you see the Bollywood you will feel enthusiastic of the movie you watch. Here is the list of top 10 most popular Bollywood actors.
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1. Amitabh Bachchan
First, let’s take a look at the late adult actor who is very talented in Bollywood industry, Amitabh Bachchan. He was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad. Having the father as a poet, Mr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan, he is very talented in being an actor. He is a tall man with the height of 1.85 making his body perfect for being an actor. Amitabh graduated from Uttar Pradesh and started his career as a film star. He was not really successful in his career at first, but since the introduction to the Bollywood by his friend, Rajiv Gandhi, his glittering success comes. He is married to Jaya Bhaduri and has two children.
2. Aamir Khan
Another successful actor of Bollywood that is gaining the big support from the Bollywood fans all over the world is Aamir Khan. He got many nicknames as AK or even Mr. Perfectionist. He is not quite tall with only 1.65 meter of height. He was born on 14 March 1965 in India. He made his first performance as a child artiste in 1970 with the movie Yaadon Ki Baaraat. He was very athletic and used to be a tennis champion in his school. In his 21, he fell in love with a girl next door, but because of the religious difference, they eloped and finally got accepted from both families. He is a kind of method actor whose characterizations are diverse so he is considered as one of the biggest superstars in Indian Cinema.
3. Guru Dutt
Guru Dutt is another big superstar in Bollywood film whom most of the Bollywood fans would recognize him already. He was born on 9 July 1925 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. His birth name is Vasanth Kumar Shivsankar Padukone. He was very well known for his artistic and lyrical content in the Golden age of Bollywood. Dutt had a very miserable childhood. His first entry to the Indian industry was in 1944. He had made less than fifty films and he passed away on 10 October 1964 by suicide of overdose. His death has overshadowed his wife who later drank herself to death. Though there was such a tragedy in his life, his triumph and fame remains in Indian film industry.
4. Kamal Haasan
Another senior actor who has made the big impact of the success of Bollywood industry is Kamal Haasan. His gifted talent and commitment is also the part of Indian film’s fame and prosperity. Kamal was born on November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu. He made his debut as a child artiste in 1960 in the movie of Kalathoor Kannamma. He is known and set a nick name as the Universal hero. So far in his career, he has starred in nearly 200 films in the major Indian languages taking up various roles from child artiste to romantic lead to one of the most respected and revered heroes of the film industry today. Besides being an actor, he is also a famous writer.
5. Amrish Puri
Let’s now turn the attention to the leading Villain actor in the history of the Indian Cinema, Mr. Amrish Puri. He was born on 22 June 1932 in Nawanshahr, Punjab, India. Amrish made his first attempt to become the Bollywood movie hero and renowned as credible villains. His most memorable role is the character of Mogambo in the movie of Mr India (1987). He was married to Urmila Divekar on 5 January 1957. His contribution has made such a triumph to the Bollywood film industry. Unfortunately, Amrish died in Mumbai on January 12, 2005 due to brain hemorrhage.
6. Irrfan Khan
Another big Indian movie actor who brought the life of Indian film back into famous is this Irrfa Khan. Irrfa was born on 7 January 1967, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. His perfect shape and height of 1.8 meter gives credit to his filming. He got the passion of acting since he was a child though he had no members in his family working in entertainment field. He was offered the scholarship at National School of Drama in New Delhi. His films has made the youngsters in India to seek for alternative entertainment from cinema after the long loss of the fame in cinema watching. His amazing triumph is that he even made his move into Hollywood movie, “The amazing Spiderman”, “Life of Pi” and even “Jurassic World” which are really famous to the world. He has won three Filmfare Awards so far in 2011 and many more national awards for his amazing performance.
7. Boman Irani
If you have ever watched “3 idiots”, you will surely know this actor. Boman Irani was born on 2 December 1959 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is 1.85 meter tall. He made his appearance to only a few of Indian movies, but his biggest success was in “3 idiots” which he received a lot of critics and supports. He was married to Zenobia and has two children. He began his acting career late in his life of the age of 44. His most well-known movies are 3 idiots (2009), PK (2014), and Don2 (2011). He was very talented in acting various characteristics.
8. Hrithik Roshan
One of the hottest male lead movie stars in Indian film and is the idol of most women in India is this Hrithik Roshan. He has the shape of model whose height is 1.82 m. Hrithik was born on 10 January 1974, in Mumbai, India. He was given the nickname of Duggu Bolunath. He made his debut in 2000 in the film of Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, and he received the Filmfare Awards for best Actor and Male Debut. He continues to make his appearance in many other Indian movies so far, but his first biggest triumph was in his performance in Jodhaa Akbar (2008), which he received his first international award at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival.
9. Ranbir Kapoor
Another talented young male leading actor in Bollywood film industry is known as Ranbir Kapoor. He is the son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh and has many relatives as famous Indian actors. He was born on 28 September 1982 in Mumbai, India. His family was recognized as the first family of Bollywood, Kapoor family. His perfect shape well along with the gifted talent of acting makes him being one of the successful actors in India. He has been making progress in his career and is walking towards the success as the actor of Indian film.
10. Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor is a charming and calm innocent actor in Bollywood industry. He is deep inside every Bollywood’s female fans. He was born on 25 February 1981, New Delhi, India. He is given the nickname of Dodo Sasha. He is hardworking and committed to his own future which contributes to his triumph. He made his debut starring as the young and carefree boy-next-door in “Ishk Vishk” and he got the ward of Filmfare best male debut. His unique styles and emotional characteristic makes up very sensational performance to the movie. He is very talented in mood changing making him suitable to performance in any role.