Best Alive Actors in Hindi Cinema

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1. Anupam Kher

Actor | Silver Linings Playbook

Anupam Kher was born on March 7, 1955 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), A Wednesday (2008) and Rang De Basanti (2006).

2. Naseeruddin Shah

Actor | The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Naseeruddin Shah was born on July 20, 1950 in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an actor, known for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), A Wednesday (2008) and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983). He has been married to Ratna Pathak Shah since April 1, 1982. They have three children.

3. Dilip Kumar

Actor | Shakti

Dilip Kumar is considered to be one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema. Starting his career in 1944, he has starred in some of the biggest commercially successful films in the period 1949-1961. . He was the first actor to receive a Filmfare Best Actor Award and holds the record for most number...

4. Kader Khan

Actor | Naseeb

Kader Khan was born on December 11, 1937 in Pishin, Balochistan, British India. He is an actor and writer, known for Naseeb (1981), Taqdeerwala (1995) and Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990).

5. Amitabh Bachchan

Actor | Black

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 ...

6. Nana Patekar

Actor | Parinda

Vishwanath Patekar (born on January 1, 1951 in Murud-Janjira, Maharashtra, India) is an actor, writer and filmmaker. He is known for his work on Ab Tak Chhappan (2004), Raajneeti (2010) and Parinda (1989). He made his acting debut in the early 70's and since then has been nominated for multiple ...

7. Paresh Rawal

Actor | Hera Pheri

Paresh Rawal was born on May 30, 1950 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Hera Pheri (2000), OMG: Oh My God! (2012) and Awara Paagal Deewana (2002). He is married to Swaroop Sampat. They have two children.

8. 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 ...

9. Kamal Haasan

Actor | Vishwaroopam

Kamal Haasan was born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu. He debuted as a child artiste in the film "Kalathoor Kannamma" (1960), which was released in the year 1960. Since then, he has starred in nearly 200 films in the major Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. ...

10. Annu Kapoor

Actor | Vicky Donor

Annu Kapoor made his debut in the film Mandi directed by Shyam Benegal in 1983.His career has spanned nearly 30 years including a distinctive presence in Bollywood cinema, television serials, and reality game shows. He is best remembered for hosting the singing show Antakshari, produced by ZEE TV. ...

11. Girish Karnad

Writer | Ondanondu Kaladalli

Girish Karnad was born on 19th May 1938 in Matheran, Maharashtra. He is acclaimed for his contemporary playwrights in Kannada. He is also an actor, director and screen writer. He was conferred Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and won four Filmfare Awards where three are ...

12. Rishi Kapoor

Actor | Love Aaj Kal

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 ...

13. Raghuvir Yadav

Actor | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Raghuvir Yadav was born on June 25, 1957 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. He is known for his work on Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Dil Se.. (1998) and 1942: A Love Story (1994).

14. Mohan Agashe

Actor | Rang De Basanti

Mohan Agashe was born on July 23, 1947 in Bhor, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is an actor and producer, known for Rang De Basanti (2006), Gandhi (1982) and Ab Tak Chhappan (2004).

15. Manoj Bajpayee

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Manoj Bajpayee was born on April 23, 1969 in Belwa, Bihar, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Satya (1998) and Aks (2001). He has been married to Neha since February 23, 2005.

16. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actor | Dabba

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 ...

17. Kay Kay Menon

Actor | Haider

Kay Kay Menon was born on October 2, 1966 in Kerala, India as Krishna Kumar Menon. He is an actor, known for Haider (2014), Black Friday (2004) and Gulaal (2009). He is married to Nivedita Bhattacharya.

18. Irrfan Khan

Actor | Dabba

Acclaimed by the critics & the entire world as one of the best actor of his times Irrfan Khan hails from India. Born and brought up in Jaipur into feudal Nawab family, though had no one from the entertainment field in the family, his passion was acting since childhood.While he was doing his masters...

19. Ramesh Deo

Actor | Fakira

Ramesh Deo is an actor and director, known for Fakira (1976), Mastana (1970) and Senani Sane Guruji (1995). He is married to Seema Saraf. They have one child.

20. Manoj Kumar

Actor | Roti Kapada Aur Makaan

Manoj Kumar was born on July 24, 1937 in Abbottabad, North-West Frontier Province, British India as Harikishen Giri Goswami. He is an actor and writer, known for Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (1974), Upkar (1967) and Clerk (1989).

21. Saeed Jaffrey

Actor | The Man Who Would Be King

Saeed Jaffrey was born in Maler Kotla, Punjab, India. He was born on the 8th of January 1929. He attended University of Allahabad where he completed his post-graduate degree in history. He also attended the Staff Training Institute of All India Radio. He started his career in drama, as the founder ...

22. Shreeram Lagoo

Actor | Gharaonda

Shreeram Lagoo was born on November 16, 1927 in Satara, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is an actor and director, known for Gharaonda (1977), Gandhi (1982) and Do Aur Do Paanch (1980).

23. Pavan Malhotra

Actor | Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Pavan Malhotra was born on July 2, 1958 in Delhi, India. He is an actor, known for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Don (2006) and Gandhi (1982). He is married to Aparnaa Malhotra.

24. Danny Denzongpa

Actor | Baby

Danny, who married Gawa Denzongpa, a Sikkimese princess and niece of the last chogyal from her hometown of Gangtok, currently resides in Juhu in Mumbai. He likes to listen to Nepali folk music especially Nepali flutes. In recent times he has become more selective as to the roles he plays. He does ...

25. Aamir Khan

Actor | Taare Zameen Par

Aamir was first introduced as a child artiste in the 1970's hit Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) - he was the youngest child in the trio.

His performance in Earth (1998) as the Ice-Candy man has received rave reviews from Indian and international critics. Using classic "method acting" and an adopted ...

26. Boman Irani

Actor | 3 Idiots

Boman Irani was born on December 2, 1959 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is an actor, known for 3 Idiots (2009), Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003) and Don 2 (2011). He has been married to Zenobia since January 28, 1985. They have two children.

27. Prem Chopra

Actor | Do Anjaane

Prem Chopra is an actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. Prem Chopra was born to a Hindu Punjabi family in Lahore on 23 September 1935 to Ranbirlal and Rooprani Chopra. He was third of six children.His father worked at the attorney-general's office. He was brought up in Shimla. His father wanted him to ...

28. Sachin Khedekar

Actor | Maattrraan

Sachin Khedekar was born on March 14, 1965 in Mumbai, Maharahstra, India. He is known for his work on Maattrraan (2012), Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005) and 13B: Fear Has a New Address (2009). He has been married to Jalpa Khedekar since December 19, 1993. They have two ...

29. Vijay Raaz

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...

30. Abhimanyu Singh

Actor | Gulaal

Abhimanyu Singh is a producer and actor, known for Gulaal (2009), Rakhta Charitra (2010) and Lakshya (2004).

31. Govinda

Actor | Happy Ending

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 ...

32. Mithun Chakraborty

Actor | OMG: Oh My God!

Mithun Chakraborty was born on June 16, 1947 in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, British India as Gouranga Chakraborti. He is an actor, known for OMG: Oh My God! (2012), Guru (2007) and Vivekananda (1994). He has been married to Yogeeta Bali since July 1982. They have four children. He was previously ...

33. Anil Kapoor

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 ...

34. Ajay Devgn

Actor | Shivaay

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 ...

35. Mukul Dev

Actor | Adhurs

Mukul Dev was born on November 30, 1970 in Delhi, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Adhurs (2010), R... Rajkumar (2013) and Omerta (2017).

36. Piyush Mishra

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...

37. Deepak Dobriyal

Actor | Hindi Medium

Deepak Dobriyal is an actor, known for Hindi Medium (2017), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) and Omkara (2006).

38. Ranvir Shorey

Actor | Khosla Ka Ghosla!

Ranvir Shorey was born on August 18, 1972 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He is an actor, known for Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006), Bheja Fry (2007) and Gour Hari Dastaan: The Freedom File (2015). He was previously married to Konkona Sen Sharma.

39. Abhay Deol

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...

40. Manoj Joshi

Actor | Devdas

Manoj Joshi is an India film and television actor. Joshi began his career in Marathi theatre, also putting up performances in Gujarati and Hindi theatre. He has also acted in over 60 films since 1998, many of his roles being comedic. His earliest well known serials include Chanakya, Ek Mahal Ho ...

41. Makrand Deshpande

Actor | Hanan

Makrand Deshpande was born on July 3, 1958 in India. He is an actor and writer, known for Hanan (2004), Danav (2003) and Company (2002).

42. Ronit Roy

Actor | Udaan

Ronit Roy was born on October 11, 1965 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India as Ronit Bose Roy. He is an actor, known for Udaan (2010), 2 States (2014) and Kaabil (2017). He has been married to Neelam Singh since December 25, 2003. They have two children.

43. Rajpal Yadav

Actor | Kal Ho Naa Ho

Rajpal Yadav was born on March 16, 1971 in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Jungle (2000) and Bhoothnath (2008). He has been married to Radha Yadav since June 10, 2003.

44. Arif Zakaria

Actor | Krrish 3

Arif Zakaria was born on November 11, 1966 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Krrish 3 (2013), My Name Is Khan (2010) and The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003).

45. Hrithik Roshan

Actor | Kaabil

Hrithik Roshan is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. After having appeared in films as a child actor in the 1980s, Roshan made his film debut in a leading role in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000) for which Roshan earned his Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Best Male Debut. In 2001, he ...

46. Farhan Akhtar

Producer | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Writer Javed Akhtar's and Honey Irani's son 'Farhan Akhtar' is an extremely talented and creative and young director and has made a place for himself in very little time.

He entered Bollywood at the age of 17, assisting directors and cinematographers. He dropped out of college and did various jobs ...

47. Sharman Joshi

Actor | 3 Idiots

Sharman Joshi was born on April 28, 1979 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor, known for 3 Idiots (2009), Rang De Basanti (2006) and Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006). He has been married to Prerna Chopra since 2000. They have three children.

48. Rahul Dev

Actor | Champion

Rahul Dev was born as Rahul Dev Kaushal. He is an actor, known for Champion (2000), Footpath (2003) and Indian (2001).

49. Daya Shankar Pandey

Actor | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Daya Shankar Pandey is an actor, known for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Swades (2004) and Ek Ajnabee (2005).