Top Ten Bollywood Stars Of All Time.
India is famous for mostly two things, 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 tough to choose the best ten among them.
However, out of no disrespect to anyone, here is the list of top 1o Bollywood stars of all time based on their popularity, acting skills, and success.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
He has been in the industry for a decade but is still considered one of the main pillars of Indian Cinema.
Amitabh Bachan was born in 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 Khwaja Ahmad Abbas directed. However, he did not taste success until 1973. With the movie Zanjeer, he became the overnight megastar, and the rest is history.
He has many 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.
He has not been successful only as an actor and gained success as a singer, TV actor, and social activist.
This “one-man industry” has shown and proves himself worthy over and over again. 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 actor in Indian Cinema. Popularly known as “King of Bollywood,” he has been awarded the Padma Shri by India’s Government. In 2009 Los Angeles Times named him as “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 his commercial movies’ popularity, 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 Badshah of Bollywood.
3. Kangna Ranaut
Kangna Ranaut. Though she tasted many hardships, she has proven that she is one of the Bollywood Industry’s greatest stars.
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 critically 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 a perfectionist and is one of the most powerful actors, and has done some of the most influential movies.
He started as a chocolate boy, and 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, and 3 Idiots.
Rarely, his films don’t perform well in the blockbuster. All his movies are purely magic.
5. Salman Khan
More than his movies, he is known for his fan following. Called ‘Bhaijan’ by his fans, he is the most loved actor of Bollywood. No other actor has such a strong fan following as he does.
He made his debut with Maine Pyar Kiya; since then, he had done blockbuster 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 has proved that she is more than just a pretty face. She has been part of movies 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 women empowerment participation.
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 not just the beauty queen but also a compelling actor. Movies like Barfi and Mary Kom have 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 worldwide.
She is now a part of the famous American TV series Quantico.
9. Paresh Rawal
This list would have been incomplete without mentioning Paresh Rawal.
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 the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance.
Apart from the Silver Screen, he also has a successful TV series known as 24.
Well, our country is filled with talent, and it is so pleasing to see these talents rise and shine in their respective areas. I hope you enjoyed this list of the top 10 Bollywood stars of all time.
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