25 Bollywood actors (active) who can act !
Naseeruddin Shah (born 20 July 1950) is an Indian/Bollywood film actor and director. He is widely considered to be one of the finest Indian stage and film actors. He is an influential actor of the Indian Parallel (New Wave) Cinema. Shah has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards for Best Actor, and a Best Actor Award (The Volpi Cup) at the Venice Film Festival. The Government of India has honored him with both the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan civilian awards for his contributions to Indian cinema. ” - norulezz00
Amitabh Bachchan, born Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan on 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the "angry young man" of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in a career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.
Bachchan has won numerous major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards as Best Actor - a record he shares with Kamal Haasan and Mammootty - and fourteen Filmfare Awards. He is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 37 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. He also had a stint in politics in the 1980s. He has received both the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan civilian awards from the Indian government. ” - norulezz00
Manoj Bajpai (born 23 April 1969), also credited as Manoj Bajpayee, is an Indian film actor, known for playing offbeat and unconventional roles. He first shot to fame with his breakthrough role in Ram Gopal Varma's 1998 film Satya. He also got praise for his role of Sardar Khan in Anurag Kashyap's film Gangs of Wasseypur. In a short span he won many awards including a few national awards for his performances. ” - norulezz00
Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan, previously known as Irrfan Khan and later as just Irrfan in Bollywood movies (Hindi: इरफ़ान ख़ान; born 7 January 1967),is an Indian actor in film, television, and theatre.
In India, Khan gained the reputation of a skilled actor from his roles in Bollywood movies such as The Warrior, Maqbool, Haasil, Paan Singh Tomar, Rog and The Namesake. He also hosted the TV show Mano Ya Na Mano and appeared in popular Vodafone commercials. In 2012 he appeared in the lead titular role in Paan Singh Tomar, a biopic about an athlete. Both the movie and Khan's performance received critical acclaim. He has appeared in more than 30 films in Bollywood.
Khan's work in hollywood includes character roles in movies like A Mighty Heart, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Life of Pi, as well as in the HBO series In Treatment.
Khan has won two Filmfare Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Independent Spirit Award nomination. He is also the recipient of 2011 Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award in India. ” - norulezz00
Kamal Haasan (born 7 November 1954) is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, producer and director, considered to be one of the leading method actors of Indian cinema. He is widely acclaimed as an actor and is well known for his versatility in acting. Kamal Haasan has won several Indian film awards, including four National Film Awards and 19 Filmfare Awards, and is known for having starred in the largest number of films submitted by India in contest for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In addition to acting, screenwriting and directing, he has also featured in films as a songwriter, playback singer and choreographer.His film production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films. In 1990, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions to Indian cinema. Kamal Haasan is also a recipient of an Honorary doctorate by Sathyabama University. In 2009, he became one of very few Indian actors to have completed 50 years in cinema.
After several projects as a child artist, Kamal Haasan's breakthrough into lead acting came with his role in the 1975 drama Apoorva Raagangal, in which he played a rebellious youth in love with an older woman. He secured his second Indian National Film Award for his portrayal of a guileless school teacher who tends a childlike amnesiac in 1982's Moondram Pirai. He was particularly noted for his performance in Mani Ratnam's Godfatheresque Tamil film Nayagan (1987), which was ranked by Time magazine as one of the best films of all time. Since then he has gone on to appear in other notable films such as Anbe Sivam and his own productions, Hey Ram and Virumaandi, as well as Dasavathaaram, in which he appeared in ten distinct roles. ” - norulezz00
Vishwanath "Nana" Patekar (born 1 January 1951) is an Indian actor and filmmaker. ” - norulezz00
Shahrukh Khan ; born 2 November 1965, often credited as Shah Rukh Khan and informally referred as SRK, is an Indian film actor. Often referred to in the media as "Badshah of Bollywood", "King Khan", "King of Romance" and "The King of Bollywood", Khan has acted in 75 Hindi films in genres ranging from romantic dramas to action thrillers. His contributions to the film industry have garnered him numerous achievements including fourteen Filmfare Awards from thirty nominations. His eight Filmfare Best Actor Award wins make him the most awarded Bollywood actor of all time in that category, tied only with Dilip Kumar. In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions towards Indian cinema.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics, he started his career appearing in theatre and several television serials in the late 1980s and later made his Hindi film debut in 1992 with Deewana. Early in his career he was recognised for his unconventional choice in portraying negative roles in films such as Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993) and Anjaam (1994). He later rose to prominence by playing a series of romantic roles in the films Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)., Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). The commercial success of these films garnered him the tag of "the King of Romance", Khan subsequently earned wide critical appreciation for his portrayal of a NASA scientist in Swades (2004), a hockey coach in Chak De! India (2007) and as the titular character in My Name Is Khan (2010).Eleven of the films he has acted in, have accumulated gross earnings of over one billion, making him one of the most successful leading actors of Hindi cinema.
Khan is the co-founder of Dreamz Unlimited, a production company and occupies the position of CEO and co-chairman of the motion picture production and distribution company Red Chillies Entertainment and the animation studio Red Chillies VFX. He is also co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. The year 2007 marked his debut as a television presenter with the Star Plus gaming show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Khan is often labelled by the Media as "Brand SRK" due to his various brand endorsement and entrepreneurship ventures. He is also a regular stage performer and award ceremony host and has been involved in philanthropic endeavors related to Health care, relief funds and children's education, for which he was honoured with the UNESCO's Pyramide con Marni award in 2011.
Khan is considered to be one of the biggest film stars in cinematic history, with a fan following claimed to number in the billions; in 2011, the Los Angeles Times called him "the world's biggest movie star." He has also been regularly featured in the listing of the most powerful names in Indian Cinema and in 2008, Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world.Khan has an estimated net worth of over 25 billion (US $540 million). He has been married to Indian film producer and interior designer, Gauri Khan since 1991, and together they have two children. ” - norulezz00
Aamir Khan (born:Aamir Hussain Khan on 14 March 1965) is an Indian film actor, director, and producer who has established himself as one of the leading actors of Hindi cinema.
Starting his career as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain's film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), Khan began his professional career eleven years later with Holi (1984) and had his first commercial success with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). He received his first National Film Award as a Special Jury Award for his roles in the films Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Raakh (1989). After eight previous nominations during the 1980s and 1990s, Khan received his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the major grosser Raja Hindustani (1996) and later earned his second Best Actor award for his performance in the Academy Award-nominated Lagaan, which also marked the debut of his own production company.
Following a four-year break from acting, Khan made his comeback playing the title role in the historical drama Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005), and later won a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his role in Rang De Basanti (2006). The following year, he made his directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par, for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Director. This was followed by the thriller Ghajini (2008), which became the highest grossing film of that year, and the comedy 3 Idiots (2009), which became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all-time, unadjusted for inflation. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his contributions towards the arts.
On 30 November 2011, Khan was appointed as national brand ambassador of UNICEF to promote child nutrition. Khan is part of the government organised IEC campaign to raise awareness about malnutrition. ” - norulezz00
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Hindi: नवाज़ुद्दीन सिद्दीक़ी, Urdu: نواز اُلدین صِدٌیقی), (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), Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 (2012) and Talaash (2012). ” - norulezz00
Ajay Devgan (Hindi: अजय् देव्ग्न्), born Vishal Devgan on 2 April 1969, 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. He then starred in films such as Jigar (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997). In 1999, he received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Zakhm.
In the early 2000s, he starred in Lajja (2001) and Company (2002). In 2003, he won his second National Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bhagat Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi's biopic The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Throughout his career he has given many critically and commercially successful films including Raincoat (2004), Yuva (2004), Omkara (2006), Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006), Golmaal Returns (2008), All the Best: Fun Begins (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), Golmaal 3 (2010), Raajneeti (2010), Singham (2011), Bol Bachchan (2012) and Son of Sardaar (2012). Having done so, he has established himself as one of the leading actors of Bollywood. In 2008, he debuted as a film director with his starrer U Me Aur Hum which proved to be a moderate success at the box office. He then established the production house Ajay Devgan Films. ” - norulezz00
Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor who has appeared in nearly 450 films and 100 plays. Though mainly appearing in Bollywood films, he has had roles in some films from other nations as well. He has held the post of Chairman of the Censor Board and National School of Drama in India ” - norulezz00
Menon was raised in Ambarnath and Pune, Maharashtra. His early life was in "H" type Rangehills, Khadki which were factory quarters for those working in the ammunition and high explosives factories. His father was popularly known as "Cashier Menon". His parents moved from Kerala to Mumbai when he was very young. ” - norulezz00
Rajkummar Rao (born Rajkumar Yadav on August 31, 1984) is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. He made his film debut with the 2010 experimental film Love Sex aur Dhokha and achieved success in 2013 with the drama film Kai Po Che!, for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Shahid Azmi in the 2013 biographical film Shahid. In 2014, Rao portrayed the leading man in the box office hit Queen. ” - norulezz00
Ranbir Kapoor (born 28 September 1982) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. Born to actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Kapoor began his career by assisting director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and later made his acting debut with the director's 2007 film Saawariya for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Kapoor later earned critical praise for his performances in Wake Up Sid, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year in 2009. These performances earned him the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, and he was later recognized for his role as an aspiring politician in the political thriller Raajneeti (2010). In 2011, Kapoor received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance in the Imtiaz Ali-directed drama Rockstar, and was also acclaimied for his portrayal of a deaf-mute man in Barfi! (2012), his biggest commercial success till date. Having done so, Kapoor has established himself as one of the leading contemporary actors of Hindi cinema. ” - norulezz00
Abhay Singh Deol (born 15 March 1976), better known as Abhay Deol, is an Indian film actor and producer whose family has a long history in the Hindi film industry. Deol has appeared in films such as Dev.D, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Shanghai. ” - norulezz00
He became known in Indian Cinema after his movie Dushman where he played a cold blooded murderer and psychopath killer. He is mostly given roles of antagonists in movies, particularly that of a killer. And in some movies he played supporting roles. He has acted in South Indian films, and is known as "Jeeva" in certain parts of the southern Indian Film Industry. He frequently appears in Mahesh Bhatt's films.
He has acted in many Kannada films. He has shared screen space with South Indian Super Star Dr.Vishnuvardhan, a star of 220 movies in five different languages. He acted in the Kannada film Vishnu Vijaya starring Akshay Kumar. He also acted with Dr.Vishnuvardhan in the 2005 released super hit film Vishnu Sena and the 2007 released movie Kshana Kshana that also starred Aditya and Prema. ” - norulezz00
Sanjay Dutt (born July 29, 1959) is an Indian film actor, producer and politician, known for his work in Hindi cinema. Dutt, son of film actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, made his acting debut in 1981. He has since featured in films that are amongst some of the most popular Hindi language films of the past three decades. Although Dutt has enjoyed major success in movie genres ranging from romance to comedy, it has been roles of gangsters, thugs and police officers in films representing the action genres that has won Dutt unprecedented adulation, with fans and Indian film critics alike referring to him as the "Deadly Dutt," for his larger-than-life portrayals of such characters. ” - norulezz00
Hrithik Roshan (born on 10 January 1974) is an Indian film actor known for his versatility and work ethic in addition to great dramatic range.After small appearances as a child in several films throughout the 1980s, Roshan made his film debut in a leading role in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai in 2000. His performance in the film earned him Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Best Male Debut. He followed it with leading roles in Fiza and Mission Kashmir (both released in 2000) and a supporting part in the blockbuster Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).
Following through with several unnoticed performances from 2002 to 2003, he starred in the blockbusters Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) and its sequel Krrish (2006), both of which won him numerous Best Actor awards. Roshan received his third Filmfare Award for Best Actor in 2006 for his performance in the action film Dhoom 2, and his fourth for Jodhaa Akbar for which he was also awarded at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival. He later received further acclaim for his work in Guzaarish (2010), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Agneepath (2012), his biggest commercial success so far. These accomplishments have established him as a leading contemporary actor of Hindi cinema. ” - norulezz00
Paresh Rawal (born 30 May 1950) is an Indian Hindi film actor of Gujarati background.
He made his debut in the film industry in 1984 played supporting and villain roles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Since 2000, he has started playing comic roles and has succeeded in it. ” - norulezz00
Ranveer Singh Bhavnani received praise for portraying a disguised robber in the period film Lootera (2013), a Gujarati boy in the tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), which also became one of his biggest commercial successes and earned him Best Actor nominations at various award ceremonies, and a Bengali criminal in the action-drama Gunday (2014).He went on to appear in the comedy-drama Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) as the younger sibling of a dysfunctional Punjabi family, and later that year, in the epic historical romance Bajirao Mastani (2015) as the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I, one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films, for which his performance was met with critical acclaim, winning him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor ” - norulezz00
Pankaj Kapur is an Indian theatre, television and film actor from Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He has appeared in several television serials and films. His most acclaimed film roles to date have been that of Dr. Dipankar Roy in Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991) and Abba ji, (based on Shakespeare's King Duncan) in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaption of Macbeth; Maqbool(2003), both of which got him National Film Awards.
In the 1980s and 1990s he became a household name through his TV series like Karamchand, a comedy television series in the detective genre and, most recently, Office Office, a comic satire on prevalent corruption in India. ” - norulezz00
Sanjay was born on 6 October 1963 into a Hindu family in Bihar. His father was a journalist named Shambhu Nath Mishra. He Joined National School of Drama after completing 12th. He passed out in 1989 from there. He did many commercials and small movie roles before he got the opportunity to stand with Amitabh Bachchan in a Mirinda commercial. Mishra's releases like Zameen, Charas and Plan. Though he kidnaps Bipasha Basu in Zameen and acts as a companion of don in Satya, yet he is typecast as a comedian. He makes a mention of himself in other TV serials too like Office Office, Ram Lakhawan and Public Sub Jaanti Hai. Phas Gaye Re Obama was a serious comedy based on the recession. He is currently directing a movie named Pranaam Walekum. The movie is going to be released in January 2012, as well as Dhama Choukdhi, which also stars Sanjay Mishra,Dipraj Rana and controversial model Rozlyn Khan. ” - norulezz00
Irani began his acting career in theatre and moved to film in 2000 at the age of 41 with a role in Josh. Irani gained attention for his role in the 2003 comedy Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. He later appeared in Lage Raho Munna Bhai for which he received several IIFA award nominations and in 3 Idiots opposite Aamir Khan which earned him a Filmfare Award and a Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Villainous Role. He is the host of Bollywood Ka Boss. ” - norulezz00
After his graduation from NSD in 1986, Piyush Mishra started his career as a theatre actor in Delhi, and in 1990, helped start the theatre group Act One, with founder-director NK Sharma and stage actors like Manoj Bajpai, Gajraj Rao and Ashish Vidyarthi. In the following years he wrote and directed several plays as a part of Act-1 Group, including the acclaimed play, Gagan Damama Bajiyo (The Sky Resounds with the Call to Arms), based on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, which was first performed in 1994, and upon publishing, sold its first edition in just seven days. In 1996 he joined Asmita Theatre Group, and performed his Popular one man shows An Evening with Piyush Mishra. He wrote the lyrics for Asmita's popular plays. Piyush acted as Maniac in operation three star (an adaptation of Dario Fo's play Accidental Death of an Anarchist). Piyush is also known for his performance in Swadesh Deepak's Court Martial as Surat Singh, first with Ranjeet Kapoor (1991) and later under the direction of Arvind Gaur (1996).
By then, he had established himself as a theatre director and directed Comedy of Terror play for Shriram Centre Repertory Company.,and also presented his solo act play at the National School of Drama's Annual Theatre Festival, Bharat Rang Mahotsav in 1999. Mishra has also acted in a television series, Rajdhani, directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia for Star TV.
His Performance at GIMA Award 2012 remarkable. Industry noticed his exceptional talent of being a lyrisist , Singer and Composer. He got standing ovation from the Music Fraternity. ” - norulezz00
Hooda made his Bollywood debut with Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding in 2001. However, even after a delivering a good performance in the film he had to wait for four years to get a second project. His second film was Ram Gopal Varma's D (2005), which earned him critical acclaim. Post D, Hooda worked in a series of unsuccessful projects, until he featured in Milan Luthria's Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010), which proved to be a turning point in his career. He was subsequently noted for his performance in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster (2011) and Jannat 2 (2012).
Apart from acting in films and theatre, Hooda regularly participates in professional horse riding sports such as polo and other equestrian jumping events. He is also active in various philanthropic activities. ” - norulezz00