Bollywood Versatile Actorsby Usman Mahmood | created - 30 Jul 2011 | updated - 03 Aug 2014 | Public
This list is a homage to the actors, who performed a variety of roles naturally and beautifully. No order!! I respect them all equally.Thanks to the people who helped me giving this homage to these great people.
1. 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 ...
Actor | Sholay
Dharmendra is one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema. Dharmendra Deol played the romantic hero in woman centric films from 1960-1968 and became romantic hero from 1968-69 and played the role of action hero from 1971-1997. Dharmendra has appeared in 306 films.
He is known as 'Garam' Dharam in ...
3. Salman Khan
Actor | Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Born on December 27, 1965 Salman Khan is the son of the legendary writer Salim Khan, who penned many super-hits in the yesteryear's like Sholay (1975), Deewaar (1975), and Don (1978). Salman started his acting carrier in 1988 by doing a supporting role in the movie Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988). The ...
4. Akshay Kumar
Actor | Hera Pheri
Akshay Kumar, born September 9, 1967, is an actor. He studied martial arts in Hong Kong. It was a student that suggested that he try modeling. 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 ...
Actor | Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
Emraan Hashmi was born 24 March 1979) is an Indian film actor who appears in Hindi languagefilms. Through his successful career, Hashmi has received three Filmfare Award nominations and has established himself as one of the most popular and highest-paid actor of Hindi cinema.
Hashmi, member of the ...
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 ...
7. 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 ...
8. Ajay Devgn
Actor | Company
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 ...
10. 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 ...
11. Dev Anand
Actor | Guide
After having played the Lead Actor for more than five decades in over 110 motion pictures, Dev Anand continues to bestride Indian Cinema today. He has given a new dimension to that magical state known as Stardom. And for his exemplary work he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001 by the President ...
12. Ashok Kumar
Actor | Mahal
Ashok Kumar was one of India's most famous actors from before to after its independence from the UK. As a young assistant to Bengali film-maker Himanshu Rai, he got his start in acting by accident when he volunteered to substitute for the lead actor, Jeevan Naya (1936), who fell ill before ...
13. Shashi Kapoor
Actor | Kalyug
Shashi Kapoor is one of the leading actors of Indian cinema having appeared in 160 movies - 12 in English and 148 in Hindi. He has appeared in 148 Hindi films - of them played the solo lead hero in 61 films, was lead hero in 53 released multi star cast Hindi films, 2 unreleased multi star film and ...
14. Kader Khan
Actor | Naseeb
15. Vinod Khanna
Actor | Dilwale
At the start of his career, he played supporting or villainous characters in films such as Purab Aur Paschim, Sachaa Jhutha, Aan Milo Sajna, and Mastana in 1970, and in Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Elaan and Aan Milo Sajna in 1971.He got his first break as the solo lead hero in the film Hum Tum Aur Woh (...
16. Sanjeev Kumar
Actor | Sholay
Harihar Jariwala a.k.a. Sanjeev Kumar was born in a Gujrati family in 1938. He portrayed many roles irrespective of the age or the type of chararcter. The actor ballooned in size in later years of his life due to the gastronomical pleasures he had inherited by sleeping in a kitchen while he was a ...
Actor | Kalyug Ke Avtaar
Ravi Kapoor was born in a business family that dealt with imitation Jewelery and used to live in a chawl. While supplying jewelry to V. Shantaram, he was cast as Sandhya's double in the 1959 movie 'Navrang'.
His first break as a Bollywood leading man came in 'Geet Gaya Patharon Ne'. Although Ravi ...
20. Naseeruddin Shah
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.
21. Sanjay Dutt
Actor | Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
Sanjay Dutt, son of Nargis and Sunil Dutt, was first featured in Rocky (1981). 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, and his ...
22. Sunil Dutt
Actor | Mujhe Jeene Do
Actor, social activist and politician. Sunil Dutt wore many hats and excelled in a plethora of roles that came his way - both on and off screen.
Born on June 6th, 1929, Sunil Dutt grew up as Balraj Dutt in a family that had survived the Partition of India. A student of Mumbai's Jai Hind college, he ...
23. 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 ...
24. Amrish Puri
Believe it or not, Amrish Puri wanted to become a Bollywood movie hero but failed a screen test in 1954. And what a failure it was! Mr. Puri went on to become one of the most renowned and credible villains in the history of Indian cinema. His most memorable and often quoted role is the character of...
25. Om Puri
Actor | The Hundred-Foot Journey
Om Puri was 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. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri ...
27. Aamir Khan
Actor | Taare Zameen Par
Aamir is no doubt one of the most dedicated actors in this world. With his recent success in India and China markets combined he has got the title of Worlds Biggest Superstar. He went through rapid transformations in his body structure for his films to bring out the reality factor in his characters...
28. Irrfan Khan
Actor | Dabba
Acclaimed by the critics and 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 ...
Actor | Don
Pran was one of the leading character actors of Indian cinema. He was born on 12 February,1920 at Delhi. Pran was educated at different places namely Kapurthala, Unnao, Meerut, Dehradun and Rampur as his father late Lala Kewal Krishnan Sikand was a Government Civil Contractor for the construction ...
31. 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. ...
32. 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 ...
33. Utpal Dutt
Actor | Gol Maal
Utpal Dutt was born on March 29, 1929 in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, British India. He was an actor and director, known for Gol Maal (1979), Bhuvan Shome (1969) and Baisakhi Megh (1981). He was married to Sova Sen. He died on August 19, 1993 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.
Actor | Do Phool
Mehmood was born on September 29, 1932 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is known for his work on Do Phool (1974), Andaz Apna Apna (1994) and Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966). He died on July 23, 2004 in Pennsylvania, USA.
Main khoobsurat hoon
35. Om Prakash
Actor | Dus Lakh
Om Prakash was born on December 19, 1919 in Lahore, Punjab, British India as Om Prakash Bakshi. He was an actor and director, known for Dus Lakh (1966), Namak Halaal (1982) and Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966). He died on February 12, 1998 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
36. Shah Rukh Khan
Actor | Devdas
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 ...
Actor | Sholay
Iftekhar was born on February 22, 1920 in Jullundur, Punjab, British India as Sayeedana Iftekhar Ahmed Shareef. He is known for his work on Sholay (1975), Don (1978) and Meri Surat Teri Ankhen (1963). He died on March 4, 1995 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
38. Raj Kiran
Actor | Karz
39. Suresh Oberoi
Actor | Mirch Masala
Suresh Oberoi was born on December 17, 1946 in Quetta, Baluchistan, British India as Vishal Kumar Oberoi. He is an actor, known for Mirch Masala (1987), Namak Halaal (1982) and Kanoon Kya Karega (1984).
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 ...
41. 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.
42. 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 ...
43. Raj Babbar
Actor | Pukaar
Raj Babbar was born on June 23, 1952 in Tundla, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an actor, known for Pukaar (2014), Umrao Jaan (1981) and Gardish (1993). He is married to Nadira Babbar. They have two children. He was previously married to Smita Patil.
44. Dalip Tahil
Actor | Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
45. Satish Shah
Actor | Kal Ho Naa Ho
Satish Shah was born on June 25, 1951 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India as Satish Ravilal Shah. He is an actor, known for Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995).
Main hoon na
46. Mohnish Bahl
Actor | Sanjivani: A Medical Boon
Mohnish Bahl was born on February 14, 1963 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is known for his work on Sanjivani: A Medical Boon (2002), Eena Meena Deeka (1994) and Baaghi: A Rebel for Love (1990). He has been married to Ekta Bahl since 1992. They have two children.
Hum sath sath hain
Actor | Bajrangi Bhaijaan
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 ...
48. Jimmy Sheirgill
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 ...