Most Underrated Bollywood Mainlead Actors/Actressesby letsmohit | created - 19 Oct 2013 | updated - 19 Oct 2013 | Public
A lot of factors shape careers of movie stars, but many actors mostly got typecast roles and were commercially average draw (usually) over the years. Honestly, sometimes their choices were questionable. Since many of them are still active and signing solo good budget movies I wish them the consistency and success they deserve. Unfortunately, few are dormant or are restricted to character roles nowdays. List & ranking is just an opinion...
P.S. If you are wondering why your favorite critically acclaimed actor/actresses are not here... reread the title and dont quote once in a while exceptions to support your theories.
1. Sunil Shetty
Actor | Main Hoon Na
Sunil Shetty made his debut in 1992 with Balwaan (1992), which was not a major hit. Yet his great acting skills got noticed. For two years success eluded him until action thriller Mohra (1994) came along in 1994. Then followed his success streak with a comical film Gopi Kishan (1994) in which he ...
Actress | Don
Coming from a Konkani-speaking Mangalorean family of learned academicians, Isha has herself completed a course in Life Sciences from Ruia College, and was born on September 19, 1976 in Bombay, India. She has a younger brother.
After completing her college course, she contested the 1995 Miss India ...
Actress | Inkaar
"You have outdone Smita Patil," said Shekhar Kapur, when he saw Chitrangda Singh's performance in her debut movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003). And he is not the only one. Time and again Chitrangda has been compared to the legendary Smita Patil.
Chitrangda began her career as a model prior to ...
7. Lisa Ray
Actress | Water
Lisa Ray was finishing high school in Canada with aspirations of majoring in Journalism at University when a celebrated fashion magazine approached her to model for them, and she ended up on the cover. This catapulted her into a state of instant celebrity. Her high-profile career got her noticed by...
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 ...
10. 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...
Actor | Vikram Vedha
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 ...
13. Arjun Rampal
Actor | Don
From Jabalpur, Arjun Rampal went to Delhi to complete his education.
At a party in Delhi, Fasion Designer Rohit Bal spotted Arjun Rampal and cast him as a male model in his shows.
In 1994, Arjun proclaimed the title for 'Society's Face Of The Year'. And soon after went on to become an Indian ...
14. Isha Sharvani
Actress | Maattrraan
Isha is 20 years old who lives at an ashram in Kerala, India. She is trained in gymnastics, martial arts, yoga, ballet, kathak, aerial dance etc. She started dancing at the age of seven and has already performed in 22 countries in the last seven years. Her mother is of Indian-origin, Daksha Seth, ...
15. Vidyut Jammwal
Actor | Force
Given his elaborate expertise in the martial arts especially the ancient form called Kalaripayattu (which he's trained in since he was all of 4 years old), Vidyut has committed himself to creating a platform for action and stunts in world cinema. His first Bollywood outing Force (a remake of the ...
Actor | Shaitan
Rajeev Khandelwal is an Indian film and television actor. Some of his most notable characters have been Dr. Aamir Ali in the 2008 debut film Aamir and ACP Arvind Mathur who battles his inner demons in Shaitan, the Tinnitus affected DJ from Soundtrack. He also played Vivaan Agasthi in the 2013 ...
20. Richa Chadha
Actress | Gangs of Wasseypur
Richa began her career as a model and then she moved to theater. She has performed plays touring in India and Pakistan. Later, she also received her training under Barry John
Richa acted in the critically acclaimed movie Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! as the character of Dolly, both the movie and her role ...
21. 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 ...
Actor | Johnny Gaddaar
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, ...
27. Neetu Chandra
Actress | 13B: Fear Has a New Address
Neetu Chandra is the most talented and beautiful face of Indian cinema. She has appeared in a number of Hindi and Tamil movies and with every film, she leaves an unforgettable impression of her immense acting skills. And if this is not enough, she holds the Black Belt in Taekwondo (Martial Arts) ...
28. Arshad Warsi
Actor | Munna Bhai 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...
31. Vinod Mehra
Director | Gurudev
Vinod Mehra was born on February 13, 1945 in Amritsar, Punjab, British India. He was an actor, known for Gurudev (1993), Dada (1979) and Parde Ke Peechey (1971). He was married to Kiran, Meena Broca, Bindiya Goswami and Neeta Mehta. He died on October 30, 1990 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.
33. Sameera Reddy
Actress | Race
Sameera's versatility as an actress and a trained Indian classical dancer made her perfect for Bollywood films. She debuted in a music video that got her noticed and kick started her movie career as one of the top actresses in India and has appeared in over fifteen films in just four years. She has...
34. Tulip Joshi
Actress | Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
Tulip was born in Bombay, India, to a Hindu Gujerati father and a Christian Lebanese mother. As a result she has practiced both Hinduism and Christianity. She participated in and excelled in sports activities. She studied in Bombay, and went to graduate from Mithibai College in Food and Chemistry. ...
38. Sonu Sood
Actor | Happy New Year
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 ...