Top Ten Bollywood Stars Of All Time.
India is famous for mostly two things, that is Bollywood and cricket. Bollywood is known for its larger-than-life depiction and has always depicted India as a vibrant and colorful country to the world. Its music or actors are widely loved and appreciated around the world.
Bollywood has some of the most remarkable actors and it is very hard to choose the best ten among them.
Here is the list of top ten Bollywood stars of all time based on their popularity, acting skills and success.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
He has been in the industry since a decade but still is considered as one of the main pillars of Indian Cinema.
Amitabh Bachan was born on October 1949 in Allahbad. He is the Son of the famous poet Harshvardhan Rai Bachan.He made his debut in Bollywood in the movie Saat Hindustani which was directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. However he did not taste success until 1973. With the movie Zanjeer he become the overnight mega star and the rest is history.
He has a large share of blockbuster movies like- Sholay, Silsila, Chupke Chupke, Abhiman, Natwarlal etc. He is the winner of 4 National Awards and infinite numbers of other prestigious awards.
Not just as an actor he has been successful as a singer , TV actor as well as a social activist.
This “one man industry” has shown that even at the age of 70 he is still the legend of the industry.
His latest movie PIKU has been a major hit and has won many praises.
2. Shahrukh Khan
He is the most iconic actors of Indian Cinema. Popularly known as “King of Bollywood”, he has been awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 2009 Los Angeles Times named him as the “ the world’s biggest movie star”.
Some of his biggest hits include -Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge Kuch Kuch Hota Hai ,Kal ho na ho and Om shanti om
Apart from knowing for his commercial movies he is also famous for movies like Swades, Chak de India and Ashoka.
He has proven time and again that he will always remain the Badshaah of Bollywood.
3. Kangna Ranaut
Kangna Ranaut, though she tasted many hardships, yet she has proven that she is one the greatest stars of Bollywood Industry.
She was born on 23 March in a small town of Himachal Pradesh. Known for her bold attitude and free spirit, she has won 2 National Awards and many film fare awards.
Apart from the epic movie Queen, she has also done many critical acclaimed movies like- Fashion, Life in a Metro and Gangster.
Her latest movie Tanu Weds Manu has won her endless applauds from around the world.
4. Aamir Khan
He is known as the perfectionist and is one of the most powerful actors and has done some of the most influential movies of all time.
Started as a chocolate boy, he has since then proved that he is much more than just a poster boy.
His movies include-Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Raja Hindustani, Andaz Apna Apna, Sarfarosh, Ghulam, Ghajini, Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots
It’s very rare that his films ever get flopped, his movies are magic.
5. Salman Khan
More than his movies, he is known for his fan following. Called as Bhaijan by his fans, he is the most loved actors of Bollywood. No other actor has such a strong fan following like he does.
He made his debut with the commercial success Maine Pyar Kiya, since then he had done block buster movies like- Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Karan Arjun, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,Tere Naam, Wanted, Dabangg, and Ready.
His recent movie Bajrangi Bhaijan has become successful not just in India but also worldwide.
6. Deepika Padukone
She debuted with Shahrukh khan in the movie Om Shanti Om and since has proved that she is more than just a pretty face. She has been part of movie like-Piku, Ram leela and Chennai Express
She is the daughter of the famous badminton player Prakash Padukone .
Apart from her acting skills she is an active feminist and is popular for her participation towards women empowerment.
7. Akshay Kumar
Known as the Indian Jackie Chan, he is one of the most entertaining actors of Bollywood. Whether it’s his comic timing or his action scenes, he is a gem for the Bollywood industry.
He is famous for giving most of the commercially blockbuster movies to the Indian Cinema. Some of them include-Singh is King, Namaste London and Welcome.
In recent years he has been seen doing movies like Oh My God and Gabbar which are socially driven and are equally successful.
8. Priyanka Chopra
This former Miss World is the most successful beauty queens in the world. She has proved that she is just not a beauty queen but also a very powerful actor. Movies like Barfi and Mary Kom has been one of the most critically successful movies of Priyanka Chopra.
Apart from being an incredible movie actor she is also very famous for her singing skills and has won appreciation world wide.
She is now is a part of the famous American TV series Quantico.
9. Paresh Rawal
This list would have been incomplete without mentioning Paresh Rawel.
He is known as the umbrella actor because he can play the role of any character.
Some of his movies include – Oh My God, Phir Hera Pheri, Welcome and Chupke Chupke.
10. Anil Kapoor
Bollywood will be incomplete without mentioning the Kapoors. This Kapoor has proven that hard work can take you to amazing heights.
He has been in the industry for 30 years and has been part of movies like- Dev, Wo Saat Din and Race.
He has also been part of the Oscar winning movie Slum Dog Millionaire and has won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance for that.
Apart from the Silver Screen, he also has a successful TV series known as 24.
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