BEST ACTORS IN INDIA [TOP 35]by ameenmdps | created - 31 Jan 2016 | updated - 30 Apr 2017 | Public
"THIS LIST TRIES TO DESCRIBE INDIAN BEST ACTORS WHO HAS SHOWN EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE ON SCREEN"
Actor | Dasharatham
Mohanlal was born to Viswanathan Nair (father) and Santhakumari (mother) in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, in the southern part of India on 21st May 1960. Starting his career with a classic villain role, he has now become an outstanding actor of Malayalam Cinema in Kerala. Without no doubt, ...
Mohan Lal was born to father Viswanathan Nair and Mother Santhakumari in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, in the Southern part of India on 21st May 1960. Starting his career with a classic villain role, he has now become an outstanding actor of Malayalam Cinema in Kerala. Without no doubt, Mohan Lal is today's one of the best actors India has ever produced...
“ is an Indian film actor and producer best known for his work in Malayalam films.He was elected as most popular Keralite in a 2006 online poll conducted by CNN-IBN on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Kerala's formation. In 2001, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for his contributions to Indian cinema. He has won four Indian National Film Awards — two Best Actor Awards, one Special Jury Award for acting, and one Award for Best Film as producer along with six Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor. In 2009, he became the first actor to be given the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army of India and in 2010 received an honorary doctorate from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala.
Mohanlal has received a number of awards including the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2001. He has also received the National and Kerala state awards for best actor several times.
In 2008, while shooting for the movie Kurukshetra in which he plays the role of an Army officer, Mohanlal expressed interest to join Territorial Army of India as an officer. On 9 July 2008, he was formally inducted to the Territorial Army in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by then Army Chief Deepak Kapoor. Rules had to be amended to accommodate him as men above the age of 42 are not eligible to join the volunteer force. He is the first and only Indian actor to get the title
Mohanlal was awarded an honorary doctorate by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady in 2010. The citation praised Mohanlal as "an excellent performer after actor Sathyan in Malayalam film the world, who played a rich variety of roles with equal ease and poise."
In 2012, he was bestowed with the title of Black belt in Korean martial art Taekwondo from Kukkiwon, the world Taekwondo Headquarters, Seoul, South Korea. He is the first and only South Indian actor to get the title.
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Mohanlal at the International Film Festival of Kerala in 2012. This is a list of awards and nominations received by Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair, better known as Mohanlal, an Indian film actor, producer, writer and playback singer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema and has acted over 320 films. He received his first Kerala State Film Award in 1986 and has received numerous acting awards since then. In addition to awards for film acting, the government of India honoured him with Padma Shri award in 2001, and he was given the honorary rank of Lt. Colonol from Indian Territorial Army as well as a number of other recognitions. Contents [hide] 1 Titles and honours 2 National Film Awards 3 Kerala State Film Awards 4 Filmfare Awards South 5 International Indian Film Academy Awards 6 Star Screen Awards 7 Screen-Videocon Awards South 8 South Indian International Movie Awards 9 All India Radio (AIR) Awards 10 Asianet Film Awards 11 AsiaVision Amma Malayalam Movie Awards (Dubai) 12 Kerala Film Critics Awards 13 Vanitha Film Awards 14 Mathrubhumi Film Awards 15 Amrita TV Film Awards 16 Jaihind TV Film Awards 17 Kerala Film Audience Council Awards 18 Other awards and recognitions 19 References 20 External links Titles and honours Year Honour Honouring body Ref(s) 2001 Padma Shri Government of India  2009 Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Indian Territorial Army  2010 Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit  2003 IMA Award Indian Medical Association  2013 Honorary Black Belt in Taekwondo World Taekwondo Headquarters, South Korea  National Film Awards Year Category Nominated work Outcome Ref(s) 1989 Special Jury Award (Actor) Kireedam Won  1991 Best Actor Bharatham Won  1999 Best Actor Vanaprastham Won  1999 Best Film (Producer) Vanaprastham Won  Kerala State Film Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 1986 Best Actor T. P. Balagopalan M.A.  1988 Special Jury Award Padamudra, Chithram, Ulsavapittennu, Aryan, Vellanakalude Nadu  1991 Best Actor Abhimanyu, Kilukkam, Ulladakkam  1991 Second Best Film (Producer) Bharatham  1995 Best Actor Spadikam, Kaalapani  1995 Second Best Film (Producer) Kaalapani  1999 Best Actor Vanaprastham  2005 Best Actor Thanmathra  2007 Best Actor Paradesi  Filmfare Awards South Year Category Nominated work Language Ref(s) 1986 Best Actor Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam Malayalam  1988 Best Actor Padamudra Malayalam  1993 Best Actor Devaasuram Malayalam  1994 Best Actor Pavithram Malayalam  1995 Best Actor Spadikam Malayalam  1999 Best Actor Vanaprastham Malayalam  2005 Best Actor Thanmathra Malayalam  2007 Best Actor Paradesi Malayalam  2009 Special Jury Award Bhramaram —  International Indian Film Academy Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2002 Best Performance in Supporting Role Company  Star Screen Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2002 Best Supporting Actor Company  Screen-Videocon Awards South Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 1997 Best Actor Aaraam Thampuran, Oru Yathramozhi, Guru, Chandralekha  South Indian International Movie Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2012 Best Actor Pranayam  2013 Best Actor Spirit  All India Radio (AIR) Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2007 Best Actor Rasathanthram, Vadakkumnathan, Kirtichakra  Asianet Film Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2003 Best Actor Balettan  2005 Best Actor Thanmathra, Udayananu Tharam  2006 Best Actor Kirtichakra  2007 Most popular Actor Hallo, Chotta Mumbai  2008 Best Actor Madampi  2009 Best Actor Bhramaram, Evidam Swargamanu  2011 Best Actor Pranayam, Snehaveedu  2012 Best Actor Spirit, Grandmaster, Run Babby Run  AsiaVision Amma Malayalam Movie Awards (Dubai) Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2012 Best Actor Spirit, Run Baby Run, Grandmaster  2012 New Sensation in Singing - Male Run Baby Run  Kerala Film Critics Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 1988 Best Actor Paadha Mudra, Chithram  1991 Best Actor Bharatham, Ulladakkam  1999 Best Actor Vanaprastham  2005 Most Popular Actor Naran, Thanmathra  2007 Best Actor Paradesi  2008 Best Actor Kurukshetra, Pakal Nakshatrangal, Aakashagopuram  2011 Best Actor Pranayam  2013 Best Actor Drishyam  Vanitha Film Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2003 Best Actor Balettan  2007 Most Popular Actor Hallo, Chotta Mumbai  2008 Best Actor Twenty:20, Madampi, Akasha Gopuram  2009 Most Popular Actor Bhramaram, Evidam Swargamanu  2011 Best Actor Pranayam  Mathrubhumi Film Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2003 Best Actor Balettan  2006 Excellence in Acting Vadakkumnathan  2008 Best Actor Aakashagopuram, Kurukshetra, Pakal Nakshatrangal  2011 Best Actor Pranayam  Amrita TV Film Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2010 Abhinaya Keerthi Award  2011 Best Actor Pranayam  2012 Best Actor Spirit  2013 Best Actor Drishyam  2006 Best Actor Keerthi Chakra, Vadakkumnathan  Jaihind TV Film Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2007 Best Actor Paradesi  2010 Chalachithra Ratnam Award  Kerala Film Audience Council Awards Year Category Nominated work Ref(s) 2003 Best Actor Balettan  2007 Best Actor Paradesi  Other awards and recognitions 1977-78 State Wrestling Champion and Inter-college Champion 2006 CNN-IBN poll - Most Popular Keralite Award 2007 Kerala AIDS Control Society - Goodwill Ambassador 2009 Kerala State Athletics - Goodwill Ambassador 2010 Reader's Digest included him in the list of "100 Most Trusted Indians" 2010 Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair Memorial National Award for his contributions to Indian Cinema 2010 Asianet Film Awards - Golden Star Award- for his film performances 2010 Kerala Handloom Industry - Goodwill Ambassador 2011 The Kochi Times Film Awards - Best Actor - Male for Pranayam 2013 Outlook India -"Most Influential Indian from Kerala" 2013 Forbes India included his 1991 role in Bharatham as one of the 25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema 2013 CNN-IBN survey on "100 years of Indian cinema" - 3rd position as India's Great Actors 2012 Asiavision Awards (Dubai) - Most Influential Malayali 2013 Asianet Film Awards - Millenium Actor for contribution to Indian Cinema
2. 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. ...
Kamal Haasan was born November7, 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. He has been a part of the film industry for 52 years...
“ is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, director, playback singer, choreographer and lyricist who works primarily in the Tamil film industry. Haasan has won several Indian film awards (including four National Film Awards and a number of Filmfare Awards), and has starred in the highest number of films submitted by India for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Haasan's production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films. ”
Haasan received in 1990 the Padma Shri and in 2014 the Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian cinema. At age six he won the President's Gold Medal for Best Child Actor for his debut film, Kalathur Kannamma. Haasan is tied with Mammootty and Amitabh Bachchan for the most Best Actor National Film Awards with three. He won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for producing the 1992 Tamil film, Thevar Magan. Haasan has a record 19 Filmfare Awards in five languages; after his last award, in 2000, he wrote to the organisation requesting no further awards. In 2003, his films Hey Ram, Pushpak, Nayakan and Kuruthipunal were showcased in the "Director in Focus" category at the Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2004, Virumaandi won the inaugural Best Asian film award at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
Civilian honours In 1990 Haasan was honoured with a Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour awarded by the Government of India, for his contributions to the Indian film industry. He was the first recipient of Abraham Kovoor Award, which is awarded to Philanthropists. Year Award Honouring body Outcome Ref 1990 Padma Shri Government of India Won  2004 Abraham Kovoor National Award for Humanist Activities Bharathiya Yuktivadi Sangam Won  2014 Padma Bhushan Government of India Won  Industry, Media & Government Recognitions CNN IBN The CNN IBN television network honoured Haasan with the title "Indian of the Year" in 2010 for completing 50 years in the film industry. Year Award Honouring body Outcome Ref 2010 CNN-IBN Indian of the Year CNN-IBN Won  FICCI Living Legend The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) funds and supports many governmental and non-governmental educational institutions across the country. Year Award Government awards The Government of Tamil Nadu honoured Haasan with the Kalaimamani in 1980 for his contribution to the Tamil film industry. In 2010 Haasan was honoured by the Government of Kerala upon his completion of 50 years in Indian cinema. Year Award Honouring body Outcome Ref 1980 Kalaimamani Government of Tamil Nadu Won  2010 Honorary Award Government of Kerala Won  2010 Special Achievement Award United Progressive Alliance Won  Film Awards Asianet Film Awards The Asianet Film Awards are presented by Asianet, a Malayalam language television channel in the Indian state of Kerala. The award ceremony has been held annually since 1998. Year Artist Category Outcome Ref 2009 Kamal Haasan Special Jury Award Won  2013 Kamal Haasan Popular Tamil Actor Won Filmfare Awards The Filmfare Awards are presented by The Times Group to honour artistic as well as technical skills of artists in the Hindi film industry of India. The award was established in 1954. Haasan has been awarded twice out of six nominations. Year Film Category Outcome Ref 1981 Ek Duuje Ke Liye Best Actor Nominated  1983 Sadma Best Actor Nominated  1985 Saagar Best Actor Won  Best Supporting Actor Nominated  1997 Virasat Best Story Won  Chachi 420 Best Actor Nominated  Filmfare Awards South
3. 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).
“ Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor who has appeared in nearly 470 films and 100 plays. Though mainly appearing in Bollywood (Hindi) films, he has had roles in some films from other nations as well most notably the 2013 Oscar nominated Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell. He has held the post of Chairman of the Censor Board and National School of Drama in India. In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema. Kher has won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role five times, more than any other actor ”
Actor | Ustad Hotel
Thilakan (born Surendranatha Thilakan) was a Malayalam film actor. Widely considered one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema, he was stubborn, uncompromising and very critical of the way lead actors worked in comparison to character actors. In a span of around 40 years, Thilakan handled a huge ...
Probably the best actor India ever produced and one of the most versatile and gifted actor in the world. Thilakan was stubborn, uncompromising and very critical of the way lead heroes. But his actiing capabilities were well above a normal actor can think of. He is one of the few actors along with Jagathy Sreekumar whom movie industry didn't exploit well...
Actor | Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
Malayalam film actor Mammootty was born to Ismail (an agriculturist) and Fatima (a homemaker). He had two younger brothers Ibrahim and Zakariah; and three sisters, Ameena, Sauda and Shafina. He did his high school (pre-degree) at Maharaja's College, Thevara and then studied law at Ernakulam ...
Mammootty, the mega actor of Malayalam film industry, was born to Ismail (an agriculturist) and Fatima (a homemaker). He had two younger brothers Ibrahim and Zakariah; and three sisters, Ameena, Sauda and Shafina. He did his high school (pre-degree) at Maharaja's College, Thevara and then studied law at Ernakulam Government Law College... “ He has been awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor three times. He has also won five Kerala State Film Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards. In 1998, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions towards the arts. He was also honoured a Doctor of Letters by the University of Kerala in January 2010 and by the University of Calicut in December 2010. He is considered a megastar of Indian cinema ” Mammootty has won three National Film Awards, five Kerala State Film Awards, twelve Filmfare Awards, eleven Kerala Film Critics Awards and five Asianet Film Awards (from fourteen nominations). In 1998, the government of India honoured Mammootty with its fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri for his contribution to the Indian film industry. He was conferred with the Doctor of Letters degree by University of Calicut and University of Kerala in 2010. National Film Awards 1999: National Film Award for Best Actor for Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar 1993: National Film Award for Best Actor for Vidheyan and Ponthan Mada 1989: National Film Award for Best Actor for Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha and Mathilukal
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 ...
Actor, The Great Gatsby The trademark deep baritone voice, the tall, brooding persona, and intense eyes, made Amitabh Bachchan the ideal "Angry Young Man" in the 1975-84. The son of the late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan, he was born in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. After completing his education from Sherwood College... “ 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 widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. So total was his dominance of the movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director François Truffaut called him a "one-man industry". Bachchan has won many major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards as Best Actor (a record he shares with Kamal Hassan and Mammootty), a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies and fourteen Filmfare Awards. He is the most-nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 39 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. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984 and the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for his contributions towards the arts. Bachchan made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The Great Gatsby, in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.
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.
Naseeruddin Shah Actor, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen “ 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 and one Venice Film Festival. The Government of India has honoured him with both the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan civilian awards for his contributions to Indian cinema. In 2013, his second Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag was selected as an official entry from Pakistan to the 86th Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. It also won four international awards at International South Asian Film Festival in Canada before released.His contribution of works made him as one of the greatest actor of Indian Cinema particularly known as Bollywood. ”
8. 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 ...
Vishwanath "Nana" Patekar (Marathi: नाना पाटेकर) (born 1 January 1951) is an Indian actor, writer and filmmaker. Nana Patekar has been awarded Padma Shri award for his dedication in the field of Films and Arts in 2013 on the eve of 64th Republic Day. Nana Patekar is the only actor ever to win Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Villain categories. Award Film Year Status National Film Award National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Parinda 1990 Won National Film Award for Best Actor Krantiveer 1995 Won National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Agni Sakshi 1997 Won Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Andha Yudh 1989 Nominated Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Parinda 1990 Won Filmfare Best Villain Award Angaar 1992 Won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman 1993 Nominated Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Tirangaa 1994 Nominated Filmfare Best Actor Award Krantiveer 1995 Won Filmfare Best Villain Award Shakti: The Power 2003 Nominated Filmfare Best Villain Award Apaharan 2006 Won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Raajneeti 2011 Nominated Star Screen Awards Star Screen Award Best Actor Krantiveer 1995 Won Star Screen Award Best Villain Apaharan 2006 Won Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards Bengal Film Journalists' Association - Best Actor Award (Hindi) Ab Tak Chhappan 2004 Won
9. 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 ...
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... “ is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Bollywood. He is also known for his works in British Indian films, Hollywood ventures, and a Telugu film.He was credited as Irrfan Khan in the 2012 U.S. film The Amazing Spider-Man. 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 and Rog. 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 English-language mainstream work includes character roles in movies like The Namesake, New York, I Love You, 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 three 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. He has garnered the National Film Award for Best Actor in the 60th National Film Awards 2012, for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar ”
10. Nedumudi Venu
Actor | Charlie
K. Venu Gopal (born 22 May 1948), known popularly by his stage name Nedumudi Venu, is an Indian film actor from Kerala. Widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, he has also written screenplays and has directed one film.[ Nedumudi Venu From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nedumudi Venu Nedumudi Venu 2008.jpg Born K. Venugopal May 22, 1948 (age 67) Alleppey, Travancore Residence Trivandrum, India Years active 1978-present Spouse(s) T. R. Susheela Children Unni, Kannan Parent(s) P. K. Kesavan, P. Kunjikkuttiyamma K. Venu Gopal (born 22 May 1948), known popularly by his stage name Nedumudi Venu, is an Indian film actor from Kerala. Widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, he has also written screenplays and has directed one film. Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Family 3 Career 4 Awards 4.1 Film festivals 5 Filmography 5.1 Malayalam 5.2 Tamil 5.3 English 6 Television 7 References 8 External links Early life Venu was born as Venugopal to P. K. Kesavan Nair-a school master- and P. Kunjikkuttiyamma in Nedumudi, Alappuzha as youngest of their five children. He has four elder brothers. He had his primary education from N S S Higher Secondary School, Nedumudi, and St. Mary's Higher Secondary School,Champakulam. He was involved in art and music since his academic period. After graduating from Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha, he worked as a journalist in Kalakaumudi and as a teacher in a tutorial institute. Venu was living in Thiruvananthapuram when he made friends with the likes of Aravindan, Padmarajan , Bharath Gopi etc. This ultimately paved way for his film career. He is a talented Mridangam player. Family He is married to T. R. Susheela. The couple have two sons, Unni and Kannan. Career Venu started his career in theater and went on to act in films. He was a member of Kavalam Narayana Panicker's dramas. He debuted in the film Thambu (1978) by director G. Aravindan. His acting skills were showcased in the Bharathan film Aaravam. Padmarajan's Oridathoru Phayalwan and Kallan Pavithran set a milestone for him. It marked his start in karanavar (head of the family) roles, which included most of his memorable performances. Venu also wrote scripts for movies. He wrote the stories for the films Kattathe Kilikkoodu, Theertham, Sruthi, Ambada Njane, Oru Katha Oru Nunnakkatha, Savidham, and Angane Oru Avadhikkalathu. He also tried his hand in direction with Pooram. He has also acted in a few Tamil films with director Shankar, such as Kamal Hasan's Indian and Vikram's Anniyan. Venu has also acted in some television serials. He acted in NFDC film Parinamam(The Change), directed by P. Venu that won the best screenplay award at the Ashdod International Film Festival held in Israel. He won the Best Actor award for his role in 'Saira at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival which concluded in September 2007; Saira was the only film from India to be included in the festival. The committee mentioned that he acted compellingly and convincingly in his portrayal of a man caught between secularism and fundamentalism. Awards National Film Awards: 1990 - Best Supporting Actor - His Highness Abdullah 2003 - Special Jury Award - Margam 2006 - National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Narration / Voice Over - Minukku Kerala State Film Awards: 1980 - Second Best Actor - Chamaram 1981 - Best Actor - Different films 1987 - Best Actor - Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam 1990 - Special Jury Award - Bharatham, Santhwanam 1994 - Second Best Actor - Thenmavin Kombath 2003 - Best Actor - Margam Asianet Film Awards 2005 - Best Supporting Actor Award - Thanmatra 2007 - Best Script Writer Award - Thaniye 2011 - Best Supporting Actor - Best Actor, Elsamma Enna Aankutty 2013 - Best Character Actor - "North 24 Kaatham" Filmfare Award 1997 - Lifetime Achievement Award Kerala Film Critics Association Awards 2007 - Second Best Actor - Thaniye 2007 - Lifetime Achievement Award/Prathibha Puraskaram Other Awards 2003 - Best Actor Award won in Television Gallup Poll conducted by University of Kerala union for Ragardram (Doordarshan) 2006 - Sathyan Award 2006 - Kalavedi International Prathibha Award was presented at Tagore Theatre, Trivandrum in 2006. 2007 - Bahadoor Award 2008 - Kala Ratnam Award of KALA Abu Dhabi 2011 - Serve India Media Award
11. 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 ...
Rajesh Khanna (About this sound pronunciation (help·info) born Jatin Khanna; 29 December 1942 – 18 July 2012) was a Bollywood actor, film producer and politician. He is referred to as the "first superstar" and the "original superstar" of Indian cinema. He starred in 15 consecutive solo hit films in the period 1969 to 1971. He made his debut in 1966 with Aakhri Khat. Through his career he appeared in more than 160 feature films and 17 short films. He received the Filmfare Best Actor Award award three times and the BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) four times. In 1991, he was awarded the Filmfare Special Award and in 2005, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the highest paid Indian actor from 1970 to 1987 where Amitabh Bachchan shared the same tag with Khanna from 1980 to 1987. He was also a Lok Sabha member of the Indian National Congress from New Delhi constituency from 1992 to 1996. He married Dimple Kapadia in March 1973, eight months before her debut film Bobby was released and had two daughters from the marriage. Their elder daughter Twinkle Khanna is married to actor Akshay Kumar, while they also have a younger daughter Rinke Khanna. After being critically ill, Khanna died on 18 July 2012. Khanna has been posthumously awarded India's third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan. On 30 April 2013 he was officially bestowed with the title The First Superstar of Indian cinema at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards  He has also been honored with a stamp and statue of his likeness, and a road being renamed in his honor.
12. 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 ...
Dharamdev Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011), better known as Dev Anand, was an Indian film actor, writer, director and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema. Part of the Anand family, he co-founded Navketan Films in 1949 with his elder brother Chetan Anand. Anand is regarded as one of the influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2002 for his contribution to Indian cinema. His career spanned more than 65 years with acting in 114 Hindi films, of which 92 have him play the main solo lead hero, and he did two English films. Civilian award 2001 – Padma Bhushan (India's third highest civilian award from the Government of India) National Film Awards Winner 1965 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi for Guide 2002 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award for cinematic excellence Filmfare Awards Winner 1959 – Best Actor for Kala Pani 1967 – Best Film for Guide 1967 – Best Actor for Guide 1991 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award National honours and recognitions 1996 – Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award 1997 – Mumbai Academy of Moving Images Award for his Outstanding Services to the Indian Film Industry 1998 – Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ujala Anandlok Film Awards Committee in Calcutta 1999 – Sansui Lifetime Achievement Award for his 'Immense Contribution to Indian Cinema' in New Delhi 2000 – Film Goers' Mega Movie Maestro of the Millennium Award in Mumbai 2001 – Special Screen Award for his contribution to Indian cinema 2001 – Evergreen Star of the Millennium Award at the Zee Gold Bollywood Awards on 28 April 2001 at the Nassau Coliseum, New York 2003 – Lifetime Achievement Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema" at IIFA Award in Johannesburg, South Africa 2004 – Legend of Indian Cinema Award at Atlantic City (United States) 2004 – Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in recognition of his contribution to the Indian entertainment industry 2005 – Sony Golden Glory Award 2006 – ANR National Award by the Akkineni International Foundation 2006 – Glory of India Award by IIAF, London 2007 – Punjab Ratan (Jewel of Punjab) Award by the World Punjabi Organisation (European Division) for his outstanding contribution in the field of art and entertainment. 2008 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Ramya Cultural Academy in association with Vinmusiclub 2008 – Lifetime Achievement Award by Rotary Club of Bombay 2008 – Awarded at the IIJS Solitaire Awards 2009 – Outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the Max Stardust Awards 2009 – Legend Award was given to Dev Anand by Rajnikanth 2010 – Phalke Ratna Award by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy 2010 – Rashtriya Gaurav Award 2011 – Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Samman from the Government of Madhya Pradesh 2011 – NDTV Indian of the Year's Lifetime Achievement Award with Rahul Dravid Lifetime Achievement Maestro Award by the Whistling Woods International Institute. 2013 – To honour him, a brass statue of his was unveiled at Walk of the Stars at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai in February 2013. 2013 – On the occasion of 100 years of the Indian cinema, a postage stamp bearing his face was released by India Post to honour him on 3 May 2013. International honours and recognitions In July 2000, in New York City, he was honoured by an Award at the hands of the then First Lady of the United States of America, Hillary Rodham Clinton, for his 'Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema'. In 2000, he was awarded the Indo-American Association "Star of the Millennium" Award in the Silicon Valley, California. Donna Ferrar, Member New York State Assembly, honoured him with a "New York State Assembly Citation" for his 'Outstanding Contribution to the Cinematic Arts Worthy of the Esteem and Gratitude of the Great State of New York' on 1 May 2001. In 2005, he was honoured with a "Special National Film Award" by the Government of Nepal at Nepal’s first NationIndian film festival in Stockholm. In 2008, he was guest of honour at a dinner hosted by the Provost of Highland Council in Inverness, Scotland to celebrate 10 years since he first worked in the Scottish Highlands. He spent several days in the area, en route to Cannes, as a guest of the Highlands and Islands Film Commission
13. Salim Kumar
Actor | Karutha Joothan
Salim Kumar (born on 10 October[birthday 1] 1969) is a National Award winning Indian film actor and mimic predominantly acting in Malayalam cinema. He is one of the prominent comedian actors of the current generation in Malayalam cinema, but has shown his versatility in the drama genre of films, such as Achanurangatha Veedu, Gramophone, Perumazhakkalam and Adaminte Makan Abu. Salim Kumar's role as Abu in Adaminte Makan Abu won him both the National Award and Kerala State award for Best Actor for the year 2010. Earlier he had won a Kerala State Film Award for the Second Best Actor in 2005 for his role as Samuel in Achanurangatha Veedu.
14. Shivaji Ganesan
Actor | Deiva Magan
Tamil superstar from a poor family in Tamil Nadu, India. His father worked on the railways.
On the day of his birth his father, Chiniah Pillai, follower of Mahatma Gandhi, was jailed for participating in the Independence movement in Nellikuppam (Tamil Nadu, India). He was frequently in and out of ...
Vettaithidal Chinnaiahpillai "Sivaji" Ganesan (1 October 1928 – 21 July 2001) was an Indian stage and film actor active during the latter half of the 20th century and was one of the most respected film actors in India. He was well known for his versatility and acting skills with numerous roles depicted on screen, which gave him also the Tamil honorific name Nadigar Thillagam (English: the pride of actors). He progressed from a stage actor since his childhood to the filmdom with such an authority that the Tamil cinema considered as the golden era. In a career spanning close to five decades he has acted in nearly 300 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. His eidetic memory helped him remember his scripts at a glance. Ganesan was the first Indian film actor to win a "Best Actor" award in an International film festival, the Afro-Asian Film Festival held in Cairo, Egypt in 1960. Many leading South Indian film actors have stated that their acting was influenced by Ganesan. He was also the first Indian actor to be made a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Ganesan is remembered as an iconic figure of Tamil cinema. He is referred to as "The Marlon Brando of Indian Cinema". He received the President's Award for Best Tamil Actor on numerous occasions. He is a recipient of four Filmfare Awards South and a National Film Award (Special Jury). In 1997, Ganesan was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, highest honour for films in India. He received in 1998 the NTR National Award. In spite of his celebrated film career, his short stint in politics became a futile attempt.
Actor | Witness
One of the best actor ever graced Indian film. He was the son of the write Jagathy N Achari. He was very active in the school and college drama activities and wanted to be an actor from childhood. Since he didn't want to use his father's name to get a chance in movies, he never revealed about his ...
Sreekumar Achary (born 5 January 1951), better known by his stage name Jagathy Sreekumar, is an Indian film actor known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He is popular mainly for his comedy roles. He has also directed two films and has written screenplays for two films. 2007 Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury Award) - 'Paradesi, Veeraalipattu 2009 Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury Award) - Raamanam Kerala Film Critics Award 2007 – Second Best Actor – Classmates, Palungu and Vaastavam Jaihind TV Awards 2008 – Jaihind Utsav Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for overall contribution to Malayalam cinema 2011 – Abhinaya Samrat Award by Jaihind TV Other awards 2003 – Bahadoor Award for his contributions to Malayalam cinema 2005 – Prem Nazir Award for his contributions to Malayalam cinema spanning three decades 2005 – Sathyan Memorial Award 2011-The Kochi Times Film Award- Best Actor in a Negative Role in Urumi. 2012 – Thikkurussy Award for Most Popular Actor 2015 - Asianet Comedy Awards 2015 (Lifetime Achievement Award)
16. 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 ...
Rishi Kapoor (born 4 September 1952)  is an Indian Bollywood actor, film producer and director. He received the National Film Award in 1971, for his debut role as a child artist, and Filmfare Best Actor Award for Bobby in 1974 as well as a number of other awards including the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. 1970 – Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards: Special Award for Mera Naam Joker. 2009 – Honoured by Russian Government for contribution to cinema. 2010 – Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Love Aaj Kal. 2011 – Zee Cine Awards: Best Lifetime Jodi along with Neetu Singh. 2013 - The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), Best Actor in a Negative Role for Agneepath. 2016 - Screen Lifetime Achievement Award
17. Prakash Raj
Actor | Anniyan
ONE OF THE BRILLIANT ACTOR OF THIS TIME... Prakash Raj (born Prakash Rai on 26 March 1965) is a polyglot Indian film actor, film director, producer, thespian and television presenter who is known for his works in the South Indian film industry, and few bollywood films. He acted in back-to-back stage shows for ₹300 a month in the initial stages of his career when he joined Kalakshetra, Bengaluru, and he has 2,000 street theatre performances to his credit. After working in the Kannada television industry and Kannada cinema for a few years, he made his debut in Tamil cinema through Duet (1994) by K. Balachander and has since been a commercially successful film star in Tamil. In remembrance, he named his production company Duet Movies. Prakash has also worked in a number of Bollywood films. Apart from his mother tongue Kannada, Prakash's fluency in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi and English has placed him among the most sought after actors in Indian cinema. He has played a variety of roles, most notably as the antagonist and, of late, as a character actor. Prakash, as an actor has won a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998 for Mani Ratnam's Iruvar and a National Film Award for Best Actor in 2009 for his role in Kanchivaram, a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan, and as a producer has won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada for Puttakkana Highway directed by his long-time theatre friend B. Suresh in 2011. Prakash was also the host of Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi during the shows second season.
Actor | Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam
Dr. Rajkumar was born in 1929 in Gajanur and brought up in a poor family. He only studied up to 3rd standard before he dropped out of school. He wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father, a traveling actor who performed in various villages. He joined the Gubbi Veeranna drama company to play ...
Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju (24 April 1929 – 12 April 2006), known mononymously by his stage name Rajkumar, was an Indian actor and singer in the Kannada cinema. Widely acclaimed as one of the finest actors in the history of Indian Cinema, he is considered a cultural icon, and holds a matinée idol status in the Kannada diaspora, among who, he is popularly adulated as Nata Saarvabhouma (Emperor of Actors), Bangarada Manushya (Man of Gold), Vara Nata (Gifted Actor) and Rajanna (Brother Raj).
A method actor, Rajkumar entered the film industry after his long stint as a dramatist with Gubbi Veeranna's Gubbi Drama Company, which he joined at the age of eight, and got his first break as a lead in the 1954 film Bedara Kannappa. He went on to work in over 220 films essaying a variety of roles, and excelling in portraying mythological and historical characters in films such as Bhakta Kanakadasa (1960), Ranadheera Kanteerava (1960), Satya Harishchandra (1965), Immadi Pulikeshi (1967), Sri Krishnadevaraya (1970), Bhakta Kumbara (1974), Mayura (1975) and Babruvahana (1977) and Bhakta Prahlada (1983). awards: Rajkumar was awarded numerous State,National & International awards. He was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, a doctorate from Mysore University, and the Karnataka Ratna, the highest civilian honour of the State of Karnataka, recognising him as a "Jewel of Karnataka State".In 1985, he was honored by a famous Kentucky colonel award by the then-governor of Kentucky, United States. By this he became the only Indian actor to receive this prestigious from the Kentucky state, United States of America. In 1995 he received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his outstanding contributions to the Kannada film industry. In 2011, during the 83rd birth anniversary of Rajkumar, the Chief Minister of Karnataka announced that the state government is recommending Rajkumar for a Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the country for his outstanding contribution to the film industry.
National Film Awards 1963 – President Medal Best Actor for the movie Santa Thukarama 1992 – Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Naadamaya Ee Lokavella" from the movie Jeevana Chaitra 1995 – Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2002 – NTR National Award  Filmfare Awards South Rajkumar holds the record of winning ten South Filmfare Awards in the Best Actor category in Kannada cinema. Some of the films for which he received Best Actor awards include:
Gandhada Gudi in 1973 Mayura in 1975 Shankar Guru in 1978 Keralida Simha in 1981 Shravana Banthu – 1984 Ade Kannu – 1985 Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma – 1986 Aakasmika in 1993 Total of 10 filmfare awards for best actor category.
Karnataka State Film Awards Rajkumar has won 13 Karnataka State Film Awards (9 for best actor, 2 for best singer, 1 lifetime achievement) Best Actor:
1967–68 – Bangaarada Hoovu 1970–71 – Kula Gourava 1974–75 – Bhakta Kumbara 1976–77 – Babruvaahana 1981–82 – Hosa Belaku 1982–83 – Haalu Jenu 1988–89 – Devatha Manushya 1992–93 – Jeevana Chaitra 1993–94 – Odahuttidavaru Best Singer:
1993–94 -Aakasmika – Huttidare Kannada Naadal Huttabeku 1994–95 – Thayi Illada Thavaru – Arishina kunkuma Other Awards and Honours Padma Bhushan in 1983. Karnataka Ratna in 1992 and Title: Nata Saarvabhouma in 1967 from the Government of Karnataka. An honorary Doctorate from the Mysore University in 1976. Kentucky colonel, an honorary order from the governor of Kentucky, United States in 1985. Postal Stamps and Gold coins having the actor's face were issued in 2009 by Central Government of India. More than 1100 statues of Rajkumar are placed in Karnataka. A statue in the Mayura touch placed in Basaveshwaranagar worth 10 million rupees. The Nadoja Award, an honorary Doctorate from Hampi University in 1999. Nine Karnataka State Film Awards in the Best Actor category. Two Karnataka State Film Awards in the Best Male Playback Singer category. "Vishwa Maanava" named by Kannada poet Kuvempu. Etv Kannadiga of the Year Award in 2003. A 6-kilometre (3.7 mi) road is named Dr. Rajkumar road. The road stretches from government soap factory in Yeshwanthpur to Prasanna theater, Magadi road in Bangalore. On 24 April 2017, Rajkumar's 88th birth anniversary, Google India dedicated a Google Doodle in his honor. Sarthaka Suvarna On July 2005, government of Karnataka captioned by N. Dharam Singh, the Chief Minister of Karnataka conducted a felicitation ceremony for honoring Rajkumar for his (50 years of) services to Karnataka at Bangalore Palace named Sarthaka Suvarna (Significant Gold). This ceremony was attended by the entire Kannada film industry marking respect and tribute to the legend, and could be called as an official celebration of Golden Jubilee of Rajkumar's works and services to Kannada film industry.
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 ...
Gourang Chakraborty, better known by his stage name Mithun Chakraborty (Bengali: মিঠুন চক্রবর্তী); informally referred to as Mithun Da, is an Indian film actor, singer, producer, writer, social worker, entrepreneur and a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the recipient of three National Film Awards. He made his acting debut with the art house drama Mrigayaa (1976), for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor. He began his career as a junior actor and went on to establish himself as one of the top lead actors in Bollywood. He is particularly recognized as one of the best "dancing-heroes" in Bollywood with his unique "Disco and Desi" fusion-style dancing that is immensely popular among the masses. Along with legendary actor Raj Kapoor, Chakraborty is hugely popular in Russia for his role as dancer Jimmy in the 1982 Bollywood film Disco Dancer. He later won two more National Film Awards for his performances in Tahader Katha (1992) & Swami Vivekananda (1998). Chakraborty has appeared in more than 350 films including Bengali, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Telugu and Punjabi pictures. National Awards Won 1976 - Best Actor for Mrigayaa 1992 - Best Actor for Tahader Katha 1995 - Best Supporting Actor for Swami Vivekananda Filmfare Awards Won 1991 - Best Supporting Actor for Agneepath 1996 - Best Performance in a Negative Role for Jallaad Nominated 2008 - Best Supporting Actor for Guru Screen Awards Won 1996 - Best Villain for Jallaad Stardust Awards Won 2007 - Lifetime Achievement 2007 - Role Model of the Year Award BFJA Awards Won 1977 – Best Actor for Mrigayaa 1995 – Best Actor for Tahader Katha Anandalok Awards Won 1999 – Special Editor Award 2007 – Best Actor for Minister Fatakeshto Other honors In 2010, Guinea-Bissau issued postal stamp in Mithun Chakraborty’s honour. In popular culture
20. 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...
Sir Amrish Lal Puri (Hindi: अमरीश लाल पुरी; 22 June 1932 – 12 January 2005) was an Indian actor, who was an important figure in Indian theatre and cinema. He worked with notable playwrights of the time, such as Satyadev Dubey and Girish Karnad. He is remembered for playing iconic negative roles in Hindi cinema as well as other Indian and international film industries. To Indian audiences he is the most remembered for his role as Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur's Hindi film Mr. India (1987), and to Western audiences he is best known as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). Puri has won three Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. 1968: Maharashtra State Drama Competition,, 1979: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre 1986: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Meri Jung 1991: Maharashtra State Gaurav Puraskar 1994: Sydney Film Festival, Best Actor Award – Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda 1994: Singapore International Film Festival, Best Actor Award – Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda 1997: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Ghatak 1997: Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor – Ghatak 1998: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award- Virasat 1998: Star Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor – Virasat Nominations 1990: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Tridev 1993: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Muskurahat 1994: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Gardish 1996: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Karan Arjun 1996: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 1999: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Koyla 2000: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Baadshah 2002: Filmfare Best Villain Award – Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
21. Bharat Gopy
Actor | Kodiyettam
Bharath Gopi was part of the golden era of Malayalam movies spear headed by P. Padmarajan, K.G. George, Bharathan, MT Vaudevan Nair, I.V.Sasi, Aravindan, Pavitran, Sreenivasan, Lohitadas, T. Damodaran etc with fellow actors like Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Nedumudi Venu, Mohanlal, Mamootty. He was...
Gopinathan Velayudhan Nair, also known as Bharat Gopy, (2 November 1937 – 29 January 2008) was an Indian film actor, producer, and director. He was one of the first actors to be associated with the New Wave cinema movement in Kerala during the 1970s. He has won many awards, including the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role as Sankarankutty in Kodiyettam (1977), and hence he got the name Bharath. His well known roles include Aiyappan in Yavanika, Vasu Menon in Palangal, Prof. "Shakespeare" Krishna Pillai in Kattathe Kilikoodu, Dushasana Kurup in Panchavadi Palam, Nandagopal in Ormakkayi, Mammachan in Adaminte Vaariyellu, Shankaran in Chidambaram, and Krishnan Raju in Aghaat. As a filmmaker he is known for Ulsavapittennu (1989) and Yamanam (1991). He produced the movie Padheyam (1993) directed by Bharathan. In 1991 the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions towards the arts. On 24 January 2008, Gopi was hospitalised with chest pains. He died five days later following a cardiac arrest. International awards and honours Special Jury Award at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival, Tokyo (1985) A five-film retrospective of his films was held in Paris, France by the Government of France (1985). The only other Indian actors to be awarded this honour are Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Amitabh Bachchan Civilian awards Padma Shri – 1991 National Film Awards Best Actor – Kodiyettam – 1977 Best Film on Other Social Issues – Yamanam – 1991 Best Book on Cinema – Abhinayam Anubhavam – 1995 V. Shantaram Award Best Film Award – Padheyam – 1991 (as producer) Kerala State Film Awards Best Actor – Kodiyettam – 1977 Best Actor – Ormakkayi – 1982 Best Actor – Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku, Eenam, Ettillam, Kattathe Kilikoodu – 1983 Best Actor – Chidambaram – 1985 Filmfare Awards 1982 – Best Actor – Ormakkayi Other awards Four critics awards Two Gulf Malayali association awards
22. Aamir Khan
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...
Aamir Khan (pronounced [ˈaːmɪr ˈxaːn]; born Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan on 14 March 1965) is an Indian film actor, director and producer. Through his successful career in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including four National Film Awards and seven Filmfare Awards. He was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2003 and the Padma Bhushan in 2010. Khan first appeared on screen as a child actor in his uncle Nasir Hussain's film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973). His first feature film role came with the experimental film Holi (1984), and he began a full-time acting career with a leading role in the highly successful tragic romance Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). His performance in the film and in the thriller Raakh (1989) earned him a Special Jury Award at the National Film Award ceremony. He established himself as a leading actor of Hindi cinema in the 1990s by appearing in several commercially successful films, including the romantic drama Dil (1990), the romance Raja Hindustani (1996), for which he won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor, and the drama Sarfarosh (1999). He was also noted for playing against type in the critically acclaimed Canadian-Indian film Earth (1998). In 2001, Khan started a production company, whose first release, Lagaan, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and earned him a National Film Award for Best Popular Film and two more Filmfare Awards (Best Actor and Best Film). After a four-year absence from the screen, Khan continued to portray leading roles, most notably in the 2006 box-office hits Fanaa and Rang De Basanti. The following year, he made his directorial debut with Taare Zameen Par, a major success that garnered him the Filmfare Awards for Best Film and Best Director. Khan's greatest commercial successes came with the thriller Ghajini (2008), the comedy-drama 3 Idiots (2009), the adventure film Dhoom 3 (2013), and the satire PK (2014), all of which held records for being the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time.
Actor | Anniyan
Vikram is an Indian film actor, voice actor and a playback singer. He made his debut in the 1990 film En Kadhal Kanmani, which was followed by a series of Tamil and Telugu films and supporting roles in few Malayalam films throughout the early decade. After the critical and commercial success of ...
Vikram (born as Kennedy John Victor on 17 April 1966) is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Tamil language films and has won six Filmfare Awards as well as one National Film Award and Tamil Nadu State Film Award amongst other recognitions and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the People's University of Milan in May 2011. He made his debut in the 1990 film En Kadhal Kanmani, which was followed by a series of small-budget Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films in the 1990s, many of which went unnoticed. However the success of Bala's tragedy film Sethu (1999), in which Vikram appeared as a rogue turned lover, started Vikram's successful career as an actor. In the early 2000s, Vikram appeared in a series of masala films, with Dhill (2001), Gemini (2002), Dhool (2003) and Saamy (2003) becoming commercially successful ventures. During the period, Vikram also appeared in diverse roles and received critical acclaim for his performance as a blind villager in Kasi and a Robin Hood-esque figure in Samurai. In 2003, Vikram's performance as a gravedigger with autism spectrum disorders in Bala's Pithamagan saw him win the National Film Award for Best Actor, with his character only speaking a couple of lines of dialogue in the entire film. His appearance as an idealistic lawyer with multiple personality disorder in Shankar's blockbuster Anniyan (2005) also won critical acclaim, as did his appearance as a superhero in Kanthaswamy (2009). Vikram's portrayal of Veeraiya, a tribal leader inspired by the Ramayana character Ravana, in Mani Ratnam's Raavanan saw him secure further accolades, as did his appearance as a mentally challenged adult with the maturity of a six-year-old boy in Deiva Thirumagal (2011). He consequently appeared in multiple get-ups as a bodybuilder and a crippled hunchback, losing up to 35 kilograms for sequences, during the making of Shankar's romantic thriller I (2015) and won rave reviews from critics for his performance. It is currently the third highest-grossing Tamil film of all time. Vikram has promoted various social causes and appeared as the Youth Envoy for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in 2011. He has been a brand ambassador of Sanjeevani Trust and a school for special children, Vidya Sudha, which he stayed at during the making of Deiva Thirumagal as well as having long-term associations with the Kasi Eye Care and running his own welfare association through the Vikram Foundation. In 2016, he produced and directed the video to the flood relief anthem, Spirit of Chennai, as a tribute to the city's volunteers following the 2015 South Indian floods.
Actor | Raanjhanaa
Venkatesh Prabhu known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer who has worked predominantly in Tamil cinema. In 2011, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the Tamil film "Aadukalam" and in the same year, he received international ...
Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer who works predominantly in Tamil cinema. In 2011, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for Aadukalam. The same year, he received international attention with his popular song "Why this Kolaveri Di", which became the first Indian video to cross 100 million views on YouTube. He has won six Filmfare Awards. In 2015, he received his second National Award for producing the children's film Kaaka Muttai in 2015. Dhanush's first film was Thulluvadho Ilamai, a 2002 coming-of-age film directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. Over the next ten years, Dhanush featured in 25 film and made his Hindi debut in Raanjhanaa in the year 2013. He produces films under his production company, Wunderbar Films.
25. 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...
Dilip Kumar (born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on 11 December 1922) is an Indian film actor also known as Tragedy King, and described as "the ultimate method actor" by Satyajit Ray. He debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata in 1944 produced by Bombay Talkies. His career has spanned over six decades and with over 60 films. He starred in films of a variety of genres such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the social Ganga Jamuna (1961). In 1976, Dilip Kumar took a five-year break from film performances and returned with a character role in the film Kranti (1981) and continued his career playing leading roles in films such as Shakti (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991). His last film was Qila (1998). The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan award in 1991, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions towards Indian cinema and nominated him to Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament for a term. The Government of Pakistan honoured him with its highest civilian honor Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1997. He is the first recipient of Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954) and still holds the record for the most number of Filmfare awards won for that category with eight wins. Critics acclaimed him among one of the greatest actors in the history of Hindi cinema.
26. 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 ...
Om Rajesh Puri OBE (born 18 October 1950) is an Indian actor who has appeared in mainstream commercial Indian and British films, Independent films and art films. His credits also include appearances in American films. He has been awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India. 1981: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Aakrosh 1982: National Film Award for Best Actor for Arohan 1984: National Film Award for Best Actor for Ardh Satya 1984: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Actor for Ardh Satya 1998: Brussels International Film Festival Best Actor for My Son the Fanatic 1990: Padmashri, India's fourth highest civilian award 1998: Grand Prix Special des Amériques Montréal World Film Festival for exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art 2004: Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to The British Film Industry 2009: Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award 2015: Lifetime Achievement Award International Film Festival of Prayag Nominations 1990: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Ghayal 1997: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Maachis 1998: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Gupt: The Hidden Truth 1999: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha 1999: BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for East Is East
Actor | Ennu Ninte Moideen
Prithviraj Sukumaran (born 16 October 1982), credited mononymously as Prithviraj, is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer best known for his work in Malayalam films. He has also acted in a number of Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films.
Prithviraj Sukumaran was born in Thiruvananthapuram to actors...
Prithviraj Sukumaran PrithviRaj in RobinHood.jpg Prithviraj in 2009 Born Prithviraj Sukumaran 16 October 1982 (age 33) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India Residence Thevara, Kochi, India Occupation Film Actor, Producer, playback singer Years active 2003– Present Spouse(s) Supriya Menon (2011 – Present) Children 1 Relatives Sukumaran (father) Mallika Sukumaran (mother) Indrajith Sukumaran (brother) Poornima Indrajith (sister-in-law) Awards Kerala State Film Awards, Filmfare Awards Prithviraj Sukumaran (born 16 October 1982), credited mononymously as Prithviraj, is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer best known for his work in Malayalam films. He has also acted in a number of Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. Prithviraj made his debut in Rajasenan's Nakshathrakkannulla Rajakumaran Avanundoru Rajakumari (2002) at the age of 19, although it was released only after the release of his second film Nandanam. Prithviraj has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor in 2006 for his performance in Vaasthavam and in 2012 for Ayalum Njanum Thammil and Celluloid. Indian Rupee, co-produced by Prithviraj (under the banner of August Cinema), won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam in 2011. He is the youngest actor to receive the Kerala State Award for the Best Actor at the age of 24 2011 – Best Feature Film in Malayalam (Producer) for Indian Rupee Kerala State Film Awards 2012 – Best Actor for Celluloid and Ayalum Njanum Thammil  2011 – Best Film (Producer) for Indian Rupee 2006 – Best Actor for Vaasthavam Filmfare Awards 2014 - Nominated – Best Supporting Actor – Tamil for Kaaviya Thalaivan 2013 - Winner - Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South for Celluloid 2012 – Nominated – Best Actor – Malayalam for Ayalum Njanum Thammil 2011 – Nominated – Best Actor – Malayalam for Indian Rupee 2010 – Nominated – Best Actor – Malayalam for Anwar 2010 – Nominated – Best Supporting Actor – Tamil for Raavanan SIIMA Awards 2014 - Best Actor (Critics) for 7th Day 2013 – Nominated – Best Actor for Ayalum Njanum Thammil 2012 – Best Film for Indian Rupee IIFA Utsavam Awards 2015 - Best Actor for Ennu Ninte Moideen Asianet Film Awards 2013 – Most Popular Actor 2012 – Most Popular Actor 2009 – Youth Icon of the Year Zee Cine Awards 2013 – Nominated – Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut for Aiyyaa Mathrubhumi Film Awards 2011 – Most Popular Film (Producer) for Urumi 2011 – Most Popular Actor 2008 – Youth Icon of the Year 2006 – Most Popular Actor 2004 – Special Jury Award for Akale 2003 – Best Onscreen Couple Award (shared with actress Navya Nair) Asiavision Awards 2015 - Best Actor for Ennu Ninte Moideen 2013 – Man of the Year  Other awards 2013 – Vanitha Film Awards - Best Actor for "Mumbai Police", Celluloid 2011 – Surya TV Film Awards – Popular Actor 2011 – Vayalar Rama Varma Chalachitra Madhyama Award – Best Actor for Indian Rupee 2010 – Jai Hind TV Awards – Youth Icon of the Year 2008 – Jai Hind TV Awards – Best Actor for Thalappavu and Thirakkatha 2007 – Sathyan Memorial Award – Best Actor for Vaasthavam 2005 – Thikkurushi Award – Best Actor for Akale 2003 – Film Critics Award – Best Actor for Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum and Chakram
28. 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 ...
Pankaj Kapoor 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 Inspector P.K. in Raakh (1989), Dr. Dipankar Roy in Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991) and Abba ji, (based on Shakespeare's King Duncan) in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of Macbeth; Maqbool (2003), all three roles which got him National Film Awards. He along with Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are considered the "Walking Acting school of India.". In the 1980s, he became a household name through the TV series Karamchand, a comedy television series in the detective genre. And in the millennium, Office Office, a comic satire on prevalent corruption in India. Awards 1989 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Raakh 1990: Nominated: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Raakh 1991: National Film Award – Special Jury Award: Ek Doctor Ki Maut 2004: National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Maqbool 2005: Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, Maqbool 2006: Nominated: Filmfare Best Villain Award for Dus 2007–08 Best Actor National Award by Journalist Association of India
29. Atul Kulkarni
Actor | Rang De Basanti
Atul Kulkarni (born 10 September 1965) is an Indian film actor who has acted in multiple-language films. Kulkarni won the National Award for the best supporting actor for the films Hey Ram and Chandni Bar. He is also the president of Quest, a research-action organization concentrating on enhancing quality of education.
2000: Won: Best Supporting Actor in Hey Ram Citation: For his serious performance as a cold blooded fundamentalist stalking the cities during the turbulent years of partition that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. 2002: Won: Best Supporting Actor in Chandni Bar Citation: For depicting a ruthless character, trapped in a world without social values. Filmfare Awards 2001: Nominated: Best Supporting Actor for Hey Ram 2012: Won : Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada for Edegarike Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2010: Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor for Natarang
Actor | Aadharam
Murali was born on May 25, 1954 in Kollam, Kerala, India. He was an actor and director, known for Aadharam (1992), Kanakkinavu (1996) and Aaram Vardil Aabhayandhara Kalakam (1990). He died on August 6, 2009 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Murali (Malayalam: മുരളി, 25 May 1954 – 6 August 2009) was an Indian actor and author. He mainly appeared in Malayalam and Tamil films. He won the National Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a communist freedom fighter and professional weaver in the film Neythukaran (2002). He was also a stage actor and television actor. Regarded by experts as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, he was known for his powerful portrayal of character roles, lead roles, and negative roles. His last film was Aadhavan. 2001 - Best Actor - Neythukaaran Kerala State Film Awards: 1992 - Best Actor - Aadhaaram 1996 - Best Actor - Kaanakkinavu 1998 - Best Actor - Thalolam 2001 - Best Actor - Neythukaaran 1991 - Second Best Actor - Amaram 2007 - Second Best Actor - Veeralipattu, Pranayakalam Kerala state TV Awards 2005-Best Actor - Aranazhikaneram Filmfare Awards: 1992 - Best Actor - Aadharam Other awards: Madras Film Fans Award Kerala Film Critics Award Shivaram Award Best columnist award: for his feature "Vyazhaporul" in the Malayala Manorama newspaper
31. 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 ...
Vishal Veeru Devgan (born 2 April 1969), known as Ajay Devgan and sometimes spelt Ajay Devgn, is an Indian Bollywood actor, film director and producer. He is widely considered as one of the finest and most popular actors of Hindi cinema. He has won numerous awards, including two National Film Awards as Best Actor. He has been honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2016. He is the son of director and action director Veeru Devgan.
Devgan began his professional career with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and received a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance. He then starred in successful films such as Jigar (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale (1996) and Ishq (1997). In 1998, he appeared in a critically acclaimed performance in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Zakhm and he received his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie. In 1999, his most-talked-about film was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in which he played Vanraj, a man who tries to unite his wife with her lover.
The National Film Awards are awarded by the Government of India's Directorate of Film Festivals division for achievements in the Indian film industry. Devgan has received two awards. Year Nominated work Category Result Ref. 1998 Zakhm Best Actor Won  2002 The Legend of Bhagat Singh Best Actor Won  Filmfare Awards Established in 1954, the Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group to members of the Hindi film industry. Devgan has won three awards. Year Nominated work Category Result Ref. 1991 Phool Aur Kaante Best Male Debut Won  1996 Naajayaz Best Actor Nominated  1998 Zakhm Best Actor Nominated 1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam Best Actor Nominated 2001 Lajja Best Supporting Actor Nominated 2002 Company Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor Won  Deewangee Best Actor in a Negative Role Won 2003 Gangaajal Best Actor Nominated  2004 Khakee Best Actor in a Negative Role Nominated  2005 Kaal Best Actor in a Negative Role Nominated  2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Best Actor Nominated  2011 Singham Best Actor Nominated 
32. Fahadh Faasil
Actor | Bangalore Days
Fahadh is the son of Malayalam film director Fazil, and his wife Rozina. He has two sisters, Ahameda and Fatima, and a brother, Farhaan Faasil. He completed his schooling from SDV Central School Alleppey, Lawrence School Ooty and Choice School Thripunithara. He went on to pursue his degree from ...
Fahadh Faasil is an Indian film actor known for his work in Malayalam cinema. Fahadh made his debut at the age of 19 in his father Fazil's Kaiyethum Doorath (2002). After a gap of six years, Fahadh made his comeback in cinema with the anthology film Kerala Cafe (2009). His notable films include Chaappa Kurishu, Diamond Necklace, 22 Female Kottayam, Amen, Artist, Annayum Rasoolum, North 24 Kaatham, Bangalore Days, and Iyobinte Pusthakam. He won the Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor for his roles in Artist and North 24 Kaatham and Second Best Actor Award for his role in Akam. Awards Kerala State Film Awards 2011: Second Best Actor - Akam 2013: Best Actor - Artist, North 24 Kaatham Filmfare Awards South 2012: Best Actor - 22 Female Kottayam 2013: Best Actor - North 24 Kaatham 2014: Nominated, Best Supporting Actor - Bangalore Days Asianet Film Awards 2012: Youth Icon of the Year 2014: Performer of the Year South Indian International Movie Awards 2013: Critics Award for Best Actor - Diamond Necklace 2014: Nominated, Best Actor - North 24 Kaatham
33. Vikram Gokhale
Actor | Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Vikram Gokhale was born on October 30, 1940 in Pune, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is an actor and director, known for The Maze (2007), Tum Bin...: Love Will Find a Way (2001) and Virrudh: Har Rishta Ek Kurukshetra (2007).
Vikram Gokhale (occasionally credited as Vikram Gokhle) is a well known Indian film, television and stage actor, notable for his roles in Marathi theatre and Hindi films and television. He is the son of another well known veteran Marathi theater and film actor Chandrakant Gokhale. Gokhale directed his directorial debut in 2010, with Marathi film Aaghaat. Produced by Sprint Arts Creation and executive producer Rajesh Damble, the film is based on a story written by Dr Nitin Lavangare. The cast of the film includes actors Mukta Barve and Dr. Amol Kolhe and is shot in Pune. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2011 for his Acting in Theatre, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.  In 2013, he won National Film Award for Best Actor category for his Marathi film Anumati. 
34. 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 ...
Anil Kapoor (born 24 December 1956) is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in many Bollywood films and more recently international films. Kapoor's career has spanned almost 40 years as an actor. He was the producer for the critically acclaimed movie Gandhi, My Father.
Anil Kapoor made his Hindi film debut with Umesh Mehra's Hamare Tumhare (1979) in a small role. He was then starred as a lead actor in the 1980 Telugu film, Vamsa Vruksham directed by veteran Bapu. He then made his Kannada film debut with Mani Ratnam's blockbuster Pallavi Anu Pallavi (1984). He received his first Filmfare Award, in the Best Supporting Actor category, for his role in Yash Chopra's Mashaal (1984). Kapoor earned his first Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in N. Chandra's Tezaab (1988) and later again for his performance in Indra Kumar's Beta (1992). He has also starred in many other critically and commercially successful films: Woh Saat Din (1983); Meri Jung (1985); Janbaaz (1986); Karma (1986); Mr. India (1987); Virasat (1997), for which he won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor; Biwi No.1 (1999); Taal (1999), for which he won his second Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award; Pukar (2000), for which he won a National Film Award for Best Actor; No Entry (2005); Welcome (2007); Race (2008); Race 2 (2013); Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) for which he won his third Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
Year Award Show Award Film Won 1985 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Mashaal Yes 1987 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Actor Award Meri Jung No 1989 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Actor Award Tezaab Yes 1990 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Actor Award Eeshwar No 1992 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Actor Award Lamhe No 1993 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Actor Award Beta Yes 1995 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Actor Award 1942: A Love Story No 1996 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Trimurti No 1998 – Filmfare Award Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor Virasat Yes 1998 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Actor Award Virasat No 1998 Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Actor Virasat Yes 2000 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Taal Yes 2000 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Comedian Award Biwi No.1 No 2000 International Indian Film Academy Awards IIFA Best Comedian Award
Actor | Bahubali: The Beginning
Kollywood star, Sathyaraj, might have been the very first screen villain to have impressed Tamil audiences by being a cultured, flamboyant antagonist, and it was the audiences' liking for him that eventually led him to becoming one of the leading heroes of Tamil cinema like Rajini Kanth and Kamal ...
Sathyaraj (born Rangaraj Subbaiah on 3 October 1954) is an Indian film actor and media personality who has predominantly appeared in Tamil films. He started his career in villainous roles and later played lead roles. He has acted in over 200 films, which include a few Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films as well. He is known for his performance in Amaidhi Padai, Nadigan, Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, the Tamil Nadu government-sponsored film Periyar among others. He was also the director of the film Villadhi Villain (1995), starring himself in three different roles.