Indian Actors

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1. Rajesh Khanna

Actor | Anand

Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema with 74 Golden Jubilee Hits - (which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 26 Golden Jubilee Hits) & in addition had 22 Silver Jubilee Hits and 9 average hits, was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, India.Rajesh entered Hindi ...

2. Dilip Kumar

Actor | Gunga Jumna

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...

3. Raj Kapoor

Actor | Sangam

Raj Kapoor was the son of well-known Indian actor Prithviraj Kapoor, who acted both in film and on stage. After apprenticing in the Bollywood production studios of the 1940's, at 24 years of age Raj Kapoor produced, directed and acted in Aag (1948), with his new company, RK Films. His next ...

4. 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 ...

5. 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 ...

6. Amrish Puri

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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...

7. 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.

8. 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 ...

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. 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), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and Rang De Basanti (2006).

11. 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 Fraud Business (2000), OMG (2012) and Awara Paagal Deewana (2002). He is married to Swaroop Sampat. They have two children.

12. 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 ...

13. Aamir Khan

Actor | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

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...

14. Dharmendra

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 ...

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. 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 ...

17. 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 (2012), Vivekananda (1994) and Guru (2007). He has been married to Yogeeta Bali since July 1982. They have four children. He was previously married to ...

18. Rajinikanth

Actor | Enthiran

Rajinikanth has been a megastar in the Tamil movie industry since the 70s. He is one of the highest earning actors in Asia. Primarily starring in Tamil movies, he has also worked in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and American movies. He was born in Bangalore (India), and was employed as a bus conductor ...

19. Manoj Bajpayee

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

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

20. 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 ...

21. Rishi Kapoor

Actor | Agneepath

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 ...

22. 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 ...

23. Atul Kulkarni

Actor | Rang De Basanti

Atul Kulkarni was born on September 10, 1965 in Karnataka, India. He is an actor, known for Rang De Basanti (2006), Devrai (2004) and Page 3 (2005).

24. 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 ...

25. 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 ...

26. 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.

27. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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 ...

28. Sanjay Dutt

Actor | Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Sanjay Dutt, son of Nargis and Sunil Dutt, was first featured in Rocky (1981), the movie was a box office hit.

Sanjay's personal life was exacerbated by drug problems, and he later lost his wife Richa Sharma, to cancer. He was also arrested for having illegal weapons, and was imprisoned. After his ...

29. Saif Ali Khan

Actor | Kal Ho Naa Ho

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. He has two sisters, Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan,...

30. 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 ...

31. Hrithik Roshan

Actor | Kaabil

Hrithik Roshan is an Indian actor, born on 10th January 1974, well known globally for his versatile roles, unmatchable dancing skills, and attractive looks.

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 ...

32. Rahul Bose

Actor | Everybody Says I'm Fine!

Rahul Bose was born on July 27, 1967 in India. He is an actor and writer, known for Everybody Says I'm Fine! (2001), Split Wide Open (1999) and Poorna (2017).

33. 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...

34. Ranbir Kapoor

Actor | Rockstar

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 ...

35. Madhavan

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 ...

36. Rajkummar Rao

Actor | Shahid

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 ...

37. Shahid Kapoor

Actor | Haider

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 ...

38. Riteish Deshmukh

Actor | Ek Villain

Riteish Deshmukh is an Indian actor, producer and architect who appears in Bollywood films. He is the son of Late. Vilasrao Deshmukh, the former Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India, and the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Riteish debuted with K. ...

39. Zakir Hussain

Music_department | Apocalypse Now

Zakir Hussain was born on March 9, 1951 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India as Zakir Hussain Qureshi. He is known for his work on Apocalypse Now (1979), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002).

40. Vinay Pathak

Actor | Bheja Fry

Vinay Pathak was born on July 12, 1968 in Bhojpur District, Bihar, India. He is an actor and writer, known for Bheja Fry (2007), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and My Name Is Khan (2010).

41. Saurabh Shukla

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Shukla's family left Gorakhpur for Delhi when he was two years old. After completing his schooling, he graduated from Khalsa College, Delhi. His professional career began in 1984 with his entry into theater.

Shukla began serious theater in 1986 with roles in plays like A View From The Bridge (Arthur...

42. 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. ...

43. Ranvir Shorey

Actor | Ek Tha Tiger

Ranvir Shorey was born on August 18, 1972 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He is an actor, known for Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Khosla Ka Ghosla! (2006) and Bheja Fry (2007). He was previously married to Konkona Sen Sharma.

44. Ranveer Singh

Actor | Bajirao Mastani

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 ...

45. 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...

46. 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).

47. Rajat Kapoor

Director | Raghu Romeo

Rajat Kapoor was born on February 11, 1961 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor and director, known for Raghu Romeo (2003), Ankhon Dekhi (2013) and Fatso! (2012).

48. Sanjay Mishra

Actor | Ankhon Dekhi

Sanjay Mishra is known for his work on Ankhon Dekhi (2013), Masaan (2015) and Dilwale (2015).

49. Tigmanshu Dhulia

Writer | Paan Singh Tomar

Tigmanshu Dhulia is a writer and director, known for Paan Singh Tomar (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and The Master, the Wife and the Gangster Return (2013).

50. 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...

51. Vineet Kumar Singh

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Vineet Kumar Singh is an actor and writer, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Mukkabaaz (2017) and Ugly (2013).

52. Pankaj Tripathi

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Pankaj Tripathi is an actor, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Newton (2017) and Mango Dreams (2016).

53. Abhimanyu Singh

Actor | Gulaal

Abhimanyu Singh is a producer and actor, known for Gulaal (2009), History Of Blood (2010) and Braveman - Chapter One (2017).

54. Randeep Hooda

Actor | Sarbjit

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 & ...

55. 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.

56. Asif Basra

Actor | Outsourced

Asif Basra is an Indian film and theatre actor. He has appeared in several international English-language productions, such as the acclaimed 2006 movie Outsourced (United States), Tandoori Love (Switzerland/ Germany) and One Night with the King (United States) with Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole.

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57. 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), Kyunki... Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi... (2000) and 2 States (2014). He has been married to Neelam Singh since December 25, 2003. They have two children.

58. Rahul Bhat

Actor | Yeh Mohabbat Hai

Rahul Bhat is known for his work on Yeh Mohabbat Hai (2002), Ugly (2013) and Ghaav: The Wound (2002).

59. Vivek Oberoi

Actor | Company

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 ...

60. Ayushmann Khurrana

Actor | Vicky Donor

Ayushmann Khurrana was born on 14 September 1984 in Chandigarh, India. Ayushmann started off his career as a popular radio jockey, and eventually became a VJ on MTV India and one of the most popular hosts in India. He shot to stardom with the runaway hit, 'Vicky Donor' in 2012. His effortless act ...

61. 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 ...

62. Yashpal Sharma

Actor | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Yashpal Sharma was born on August 9, 1970 in Hisar, Haryana, India. He is an actor and casting director, known for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Gangaajal (2003).

63. Raj Zutshi

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Raj Zutshi was born on February 4, 1961 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He is known for his work on Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) and Rudraksh (2004).

64. 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 Gandhi to Hitler (2011).

65. 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 ...

66. Deepak Dobriyal

Actor | Omkara

Deepak Dobriyal is an actor, known for Omkara (2006), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) and Found a Treasure Called Love (2015). He has been married to Lara Bhalla since 2009.

67. Ankur Vikal

Actor | Slumdog Millionaire

Ankur Vikal is an Indian film and theatre actor. He was drawn to acting from his working class upbringing in Gujarat, India, where he grew up listening to his grandfather's stories. His modest beginnings sensitized him to the narratives around him, and drew him to the power of inspiring ...

68. 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 Rebel: A Rebel for Love (1990). He has been married to Ekta Bahl since 1992. They have two children.

69. Ganesh Yadav

Actor | Bajirao Mastani

Ganesh Yadav is an actor, known for Bajirao Mastani (2015), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) and Company (2002).

70. Jackie Shroff

Actor | Devdas

Jaikishen was born in the Gujarati-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 hit Heera Panna (...

71. Rahul Khanna

Actor | The Emperor's Club

Rahul Khanna was born on June 20, 1972 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. He is an actor, known for The Emperor's Club (2002), Bollywood/Hollywood (2002) and Wake Up Sid (2009).

72. Aditya Pancholi

Actor | Bajirao Mastani

Aditya Pancholi was born on January 4, 1965 in India. He is known for his work on Bajirao Mastani (2015), Yes Boss (1997) and Gambler (1995). He has been married to Zarina Wahab since 1986. They have two children.

73. 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 Raazi (2018).

74. Milind Soman

Actor | Arn: Tempelriddaren

Milind Soman was born on November 4, 1965 in Scotland. He is an actor and producer, known for Arn: Tempelriddaren (2007), Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Arn (2010). He was previously married to Mylène Jampanoï.

75. Nishikant Kamat

Director | Dombivli Fast

Nishikant Kamat is an actor and director, known for Dombivli Fast (2005), Drishyam (2015) and Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008).

76. 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 Ra.One (2011).



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