The list of Top Bollywood Actors This is a list of Bollywood actors on the basis of both, their popularity and their work. View: Log in to copy items to your own lists.
Amitabh Bachchan Actor, The Great Gatsby
Son of well known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has a brother named Ajitabh. He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star, in vain though, as film-makers preferred someone with a fairer skin, and he was not quite fair enough. But they did use one of his other assets...
Aamir Khan Actor, 3 Idiots
Aamir khan was born on March 14 1965 in Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai in India in a conservative Muslim family which has been part of Hindi Film Industry for a long time. Aamir first came on screen as a child artist in his Uncle Nasir Hussain's production Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), it was not a real part just a blink and miss appearance in the title song of the film...
Ajay Devgn Actor, Omkara
Ajay Devgn is an Indian film actor, director, and producer. He made his film debut with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in the film. He then starred in films such as Jigar (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997)...
Actor, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Irrfan Khan Actor, Life of Pi
Irfan Khan is from Jaipur, India. He was studying for his M.A. degree when he snagged a fellowship at (NSD) National School of Drama in 1984. After graduating in 1987, he moved to Mumbai. Theater and television kept him afloat till he appeared in a small role in Mira Nair's in "Salaam Bombay" since Khan was responsible for the acting-workshops for the children of the film...
Actor, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Often described as India's 'most complete actor', Hrithik Roshan is the culmination of old Hindi film industry from both sides of his pedigree. His maternal grandfather director-producer J. Om Prakash - first introduced little Hrithik onscreen at age 6 by slyly having his crew shoot without the boy's knowledge as he danced on the set of Aasha (1980) while visiting grandpa...
Shah Rukh Khan Actor, Kal Ho Naa Ho
Sharukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India. He married Gauri Khan on 25 October 1991. They have three children, son Aryan Khan (b. 1997), son AbRam (b.2013) and daughter Suhana (b. 2000). Khan started out his career by appearing in several television serials during 1988-1990. He made his film debut with the commercially successfulDeewana...
Actor, Gangs of Wasseypur
Akshay Kumar Actor, Special 26
This handsome man out of nowhere suddenly entered Bollywood's film industry. He studied martial arts in Hong Kong. It was a student that suggested that he try modelling. Because of his success as model, he was offered films. Along with his good looks and excellent martial art skills, he was always the first choice to do adventurous movies...
Salman Khan Actor, Dabangg
Often known as Bollywood's "bad boy," his knack of walking into trouble has overshadowed people's perception of him as an actor. He has been featured as the bad guy of the industry several times over. But many-a-common-man claims that this macho hunk has a heart made of pure gold. Born on December 27...
Ranbir Kapoor Actor, Barfi!
Son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh; nephew of actors Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor. Grandnephew of actors Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Shammi Kapoor, Geeta Bali; cousin of actresses Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor. Belongs to the fourth generation of highly prestigious and considered...
Saif Ali Khan
Actor, Dil Chahta Hai
Saif is the son of Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore, and Indian cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan. Both his grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, and father were professional cricketers. His mother, Sharmila Tagore, an actress within her own rights, is the grand-niece of renowned Rabindranath Tagore...
Actor, Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Sanjay Dutt, son of Nargis and Sunil Dutt, was first featured inRocky. Although the film did well, it failed to promote him as an established actor. Sanjay's personal life was exacerbated by drug problems, and worsened with the demise of his first wife,Richa Sharma, from cancer...
Rishi Kapoor Actor, D-Day
Born in south Mumbai, Kapoor is the second son of film director and actor Raj Kapoor. He did his schooling with his brothers at Campion School,Mumbai. His brothers are well-known actors, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor. Rishi Kapoor debuted in his father's 1970 film Mera Naam Joker, playing his father's role as a child...
Actor, Silver Linings Playbook
Kay Kay Menon Actor, Black Friday
Actor, Slumdog Millionaire
Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary. A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby O.L.P.S...
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Actor, Gangs of Wasseypur
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 1974) also known as Nowaz is an Indian film actor who has appeared in some of Bollywood's major films including, Black Friday (2004), New York (2009), Peepli Live (2010), Kahani (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 (2012). Early life and education Nawazuddin Siddiqui is from Budhana a small town of Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh...
Actor, Ab Tak Chhappan
Farhan Akhtar Producer, Don 2
If there is anybody in Bollywood who is truly versatile, it is Farhan Akhtar! He is not only an ace director, a writer and a producer, but also a dynamic actor. And if that wasn't enough, he is also a singer and lyricist. Farhan Akhtar has Bollywood running in his veins. He is the son of the famous poet...
Actor, East Is East
Om Puri is an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE. Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. He graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India. He is also an alumnus of the 1973 class of National School of Drama where Naseeruddin Shah was a co-student...
Govinda was born on December 21, 1963. Govinda has acted in over 120 films since his debut in 1986. Govinda is best-known for his comedy related roles; his powerful contribution in dancing in bollywood is inevitable. He is one of the most successful actors and is definitely the best dancer in bollywood...
Pankaj Kapur Actor, Maqbool
Pankaj Kapur the acclaimed film, television and stage actor signified the young crop of great actors of which Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah and Ifran Khan formed a part. Unlike his other counterparts Kapur hasn't broken the vow to work only in good Art and Independent projects. A perfect actor Pankaj Kapur did his engineering from New Delhi topping the class and then joined National School Of Drama...
Actor, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Abhay Deol (born in 1976, India) is an Indian film actor. He is the nephew of famous veteran actor Dharmendra and cousin of actors Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol and actress Esha Deol. After graduating from Mumbai University, Abhay headed to Los Angeles and studied Fine Arts. After completing a two year acting course...
Actor, Gangs of Wasseypur
Piyush Mishra, is an Indian film actor, music director ,lyricist, singer, script and dialogue writer, and a well known theatre director and Hindi playwright. He spent his early life in Gwalior, where he received his education. Theater and television After his graduation from National School of Drama (NSD)...
Abhishek Bachchan Actor, Dhoom
Aquarian Abhishek Srivastav was born in February 5, 1976, son of Bollywood mega-stars, Jaya Bhaduri and Amitabh Bachchan, brother to Shweta, uncle to her two children (Navya Naveli & Agastye), and the grandson of Harivansh Rai Srivastav, Hindu and Urdu poet, who wrote under the pen-name of Harivansh Rai Bachchan...
Actor, Munnabhai M.B.B.S.
Arshad Warsi was born in Mumbai, India, and did his schooling at a boarding school, Barnes School, Deolali in Nashik district, Maharashtra. He was orphaned at the age of 14 and struggled for a living in Mumbai during his early days. Financial circumstances forced Warsi to start work as a door-to-door cosmetics salesman at age 17...
Akshaye Khanna Actor, Dil Chahta Hai
Akshaye Khanna was born in Mumbai in 1975. He is the middle son of Bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna, and the younger brother of actor Rahul Khanna. After studying in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, Khanna made his acting debut in Bollywood in 1997 with the movie Himalay Putra...
Actor, Main Hoon Na
Sunil Shetty made his debut in 1992 with Balwaan, which was not a major hit. Yet his great acting skills got noticed. For two years success eluded him until action thriller Mohra came along in 1994. Then followed his success streak with a comical filmGopi Kishan in which he played a dual role...
Actor, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai
Vivek Oberoi Actor, Krrish 3
Vivek Oberoi was born on the 3rd of September,1976 and attended Mayo college in Ajmer. At an actors' workshop in London he was spotted by none other than the director of NYU who (unsurprisingly) whisked Vivek off to New York, where he completed his Masters Degree in film acting. Back home in India Vivek worked as scriptwriter and bought his first car with the money he made from that...
Sunny Deol Actor, Darr
Ajay Singh Deol popularly known as Sunny Deol was born to actor Dharmendra and Prakash Kaur. Sunny began acting with super hit film Betaab (1983) which was a love story also featuring another new comer Amrita Singh; this film was a major success and then he goes on making films which portrayed him as Bollywood's best action hero...
Abhimanyu Singh Producer, The Great Indian Comedy Show
Arjun Rampal Actor, Ra.One
Arjun Rampal, born to a Dutch mother, Gwen and Punjabi father, Amarjeet Rampal, is from the humble town of Jabalpur and went to Delhi to complete his education. At a high end party, being conducted at a discotheque in Delhi Arjun, he caught the eye of one of India's most well known fashion designers...
Shahid Kapoor Actor, Jab We Met
Shahid's rise to stardom reads like a bollywood script: from a struggler to a winner. With his hard work, perseverance and sincerity, he has written his own destiny. Shahid is a mine of unabashed talent and spark, beneath his calm and innocent veneer. Shahid Kapoor is young and vibrant, with a magnetic charm and easy going candour that sets him apart from the rest...
Sharman Joshi Actor, 3 Idiots
Madhavan Actor, 3 Idiots
Madhavan was born on June 1, 1970, in a Tamil-speaking family. At the age of 18 his college entrusted him with the responsibility of representing India as a Cultural Ambassador to Canada. A year later he and three others from his college were sent to Britain as army cadets and received training in the royal army, navy, and Air Force...
Randeep Hooda Actor, Highway
Randeep Hooda was born in a small village called Daseya in the Rohtak district of Haryana. His mother, Asha Hooda, is a BJP politician and his father is a surgeon by profession. He did schooling from Delhi Public School before moving to Australia for higher studies. He is Bachelors in Marketing & Human Resource Management...
Bobby Deol Actor, Humraaz
Bobby Deolm also known as Vijay Singh Deol is a Bollywood actor. He is said to be the second son of actor Dharmendra. Born on January 27, 1967, his eldest brother is Bollywood action hero, Sunny Deol. He has several sisters, one of whom is Bollywood actress, Esha Deol. Deol has made several films during his career which includes: Barsaat (1995)...
Ritesh Deshmukh Actor, Grand Masti
Ritesh Deshmukh is an Indian actor and architect who appears in Bollywood films. He is the son of Vilasrao Deshmukh, the Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth
Sciences, Government of India, and the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Deshmukh debuted with K. Vijaya Bhaskar's Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003) with his later to be wife Genelia D'Souza...
John Abraham Actor, Madras Cafe
Born and brought up in Mumbai, India, John Abraham is one of the most successful male models in India. John grew up in a middle class family. His father Abraham John is a Syrian Christian (Nasrani or Saint Thomas Christian) from Aluva, Kerala, India and his mother Firoza Irani is a Zoroastrian Parsi from India's Parsi community...
Actor, Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na
Tusshar Kapoor Actor, The Dirty Picture
Tusshar Kapoor is an Indian actor. He is the son of Bollywood actor Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor and brother of Ekta Kapoor. He studied at the University of Michigan and graduated with a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Tushar made his debut with Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai alongside Kareena Kapoor in (2001)...
Actor, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela
Ranveer Singh is an Indian actor working in Bollywood. Born in Mumbai, India, Ranveer Singh had always wanted to be an actor since his childhood. However, during his college days he felt that the idea of acting was far-fetched and focused on creative writing. While pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University (Bloomington)...
Aditya Roy Kapoor Actor, Aashiqui 2
Mithun Chakraborty Actor, Guru
Ranvir Shorey Actor, Ek Tha Tiger
Actor, My Name Is Khan
Jackie Shroff Actor, Devdas
Jaikishen was born in the Gujerati-speaking Shroff family on February 1, 1957. His dad's name is Kakubhai, his brother's is Hemant, and they live in Bandra, Bombay in a bungalow named 'Le Pepeyon". A vegetarian, Jaikishen made his Bollywood debut in a bit-role as a villain in the 1973 hit 'Heera Panna' which starred Dev Anand. He then went on to act in another Dev Anand starer, 'Swami Dada"...
Actor, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Neil Nitin Mukesh Actor, New York
He had a normal childhood, like most other children. He graduated from HR College, with a B.Com degree. At his father's insistence, he has been very focused on his career since he was in the 12th standard. He did a 4-month workshop with Kishore Namit Kapoor and also at Anupam Kher's institute, during vacations...
Ronit Roy Actor, Udaan
Jimmy Shergill Actor, A Wednesday
Shergill was born in a Sikh family in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. He moved to Punjab, the place of his ancestors, in 1985 where he studied in Yadavindra Public School, Patiala and Bikram College Patiala. He learnt acting from Sri Harpal Singh, and then moved to Mumbai to work in the entertainment industry. He's married to Priyanka Puri from Delhi and they have a son named Veer Shergill.
Actor, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
Shreyas Talpade Actor, Om Shanti Om
Sonu Sood Actor, Jodhaa Akbar
Sonu Sood was born in may 1973 to a entrepreneur and a teacher. He was in born in Moga,Punjab but was raised in Nagpur. He has two sisters. He is an engineering graduate. He is married to Sonali and they have a son Ishaant. He was an Mr. India contest. He is mainly known as the antagonist Pashupathy...
Kunal Khemu Actor, Go Goa Gone
Ayushmann Khurrana Actor, Vicky Donor
Ayushmann Khurrana is a Television Anchor and an Indian Film Actor. Also an MTV India Video Jockey, Ayushmann Khurrana has anchored many shows on Indian Television like India's Got Talent, the Indian version of the Got Talent Series and Just Dance. He is also working as an Actor in Indian Film Industry. Vicky Donor is his first Bollywood venture...
Actor, Monsoon Wedding
Vijay Raaz was born and raised in Delhi where he attended Kirori Mal College. While at college he was a part of the dramatic society The Players. He also appeared in plays at the National School of Drama. He decided to focus on a film career and moved to Mumbai where he received a role in Ram Gopal Varma's Jungle...
Arbaaz Khan Actor, Dabangg
Fardeen Khan Actor, No Entry
Actor, Jhankaar Beats
Actor, Shootout at Lokhandwala
Ravi Kishan Actor, Tere Naam
Omi Vaidya Actor, 3 Idiots
Rajkummar Rao Actor, Queen
Raj Kumar is also known as Rajkummar Rao. He was born in Gurgaon. He finished his schooling in Gurgaon and graduated in Arts from Delhi University. He was simultaneously doing theatre with Kshitij Repertory and SRC in Delhi. He is an Acting graduate from Pune's Film and Television Institute of India. Raj Kumar's debut film was Dibakar Banerjee's Love Sex aur Dhokha in 2010.
Actor, Main Hoon Na
Zayed Khan's parents are former Bollywood actor Sanjay Khan and interior designer Zarine Khan. Khan is the youngest of four children. His older sisters are Simone Khan (wife of Ajay Arora), Sussanne Roshan (married to actor Hrithik Roshan), and Farah Khan Ali (wife of DJ Aqeel). Khan is related as cousin brother to yet another Bollywood actor...
Sanjay Kapoor Actor, Kal Ho Naa Ho
Actor, Mumbai Diaries
Actor, Rang De Basanti
Arjun Kapoor Actor, Gunday
Sohail Khan Producer, Hello Brother
Rajat Barmecha Actor, Udaan
Rajat Barmecha is an Indian Film Actor.He was born in Ladnun, Rajasthan, and grew up in Delhi. He did his schooling and higher education from Bal Bharati Public School, Brij Vihar, Delhi. His passion for acting has been since his childhood days. Though his father holds a business background, he supported...
Actor, What's Your Raashee?
Shiney Ahuja Actor, Gangster
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