VP's GREATEST INDIAN ACTORS of ALL TIME.

by varunpathak1985 | created - 15 Jul 2016 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

1. 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.

2. Irrfan Khan

Actor | Dabba

Born Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (NW India) January 7, 1967 to a Pashto speaking Muslim family. Khan's mother, Begum Khan, was from the Tonk Hakim family and his father, Jagirdar Khan, from the Khajuriya village near the Tonk district, ran a tire business.

The Khan family name ...

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).

4. 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 ...

5. 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 ...

6. 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...

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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.

10. 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 Courage (1992), Dilwale (1994), Suhaag (1994), Naajayaz (1995), Diljale...

11. Aamir Khan

Actor | Taare Zameen Par

Aamir is no doubt one of the most dedicated actors in this world. With his recent success in India and China markets combined he has got the title of Worlds Biggest Superstar. He went through rapid transformations in his body structure for his films to bring out the reality factor in his characters...

12. 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...

13. 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 ...

14. Amol Palekar

Director | Bangarwadi

Amol Palekar was born on November 24, 1944 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is an actor and director, known for The Village Had No Walls (1995), Kairee (1999) and Gol Maal (1979).

15. Utpal Dutt

Actor | Gol Maal

Utpal Dutt was born on March 29, 1929 in Barisal, Bengal Presidency, British India. He was an actor and director, known for Gol Maal (1979), Bhuvan Shome (1969) and Baisakhi Megh (1981). He was married to Sova Sen. He died on August 19, 1993 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

16. Sunil Dutt

Actor | Mujhe Jeene Do

Actor, social activist and politician. Sunil Dutt wore many hats and excelled in a plethora of roles that came his way - both on and off screen.

Born on June 6th, 1929, Sunil Dutt grew up as Balraj Dutt in a family that had survived the Partition of India. A student of Mumbai's Jai Hind college, he ...

17. 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).

18. 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).

19. 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.

20. Smita Patil

Actress | Bhumika

Smita Patil was born on October 17, 1955 in Pune, State of Bombay, India. She was an actress, known for Bhumika (1977), Chakra (1981) and Raahee (1987). She was married to Raj Babbar. She died on December 13, 1986 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

21. Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Actor | Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Kulbhushan Kharbanda was born on October 21, 1944 in Hasan Abdal, Punjab, British India. He is an actor, known for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), Haider (2014) and Hera Pheri (2000).

22. 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...

23. Farhan Akhtar

Producer | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Writer Javed Akhtar's and Honey Irani's son 'Farhan Akhtar' is an extremely talented and creative and young director and has made a place for himself in very little time.

He entered Bollywood at the age of 17, assisting directors and cinematographers. He dropped out of college and did various jobs ...

24. Konkona Sen Sharma

Actress | Omkara

Konkona Sen Sharma is an awarding winning actress and the daughter of the celebrated actress and director Aparna Sen. Konkona is regarded as one of the most respected actresses in Bollywood with her memorable performances right from Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) to Page 3 (2005), from Omkara (2006) to ...

25. Paresh Rawal

Actor | Hera Pheri

Paresh Rawal was born on May 30, 1950 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is a producer and actor, known for Hera Pheri (2000), OMG: Oh My God! (2012) and Awara Paagal Deewana (2002). He is married to Swaroop Sampat. They have two children.

26. Sanjay Mishra

Actor | Dilwale

Sanjay Mishra is known for his work on Dilwale (2015), Masaan (2015) and Port Djema (1997).

27. Satish Kaushik

Director | Tere Naam

Satish Kaushik was born on April 13, 1956 in Mohindergarh, Patiala and East Punjab States Union, India. He is a director and actor, known for In Your Name (2003), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) and Ram Lakhan (1989).

28. Balraj Sahni

Writer | Baazi

Balraj Sahni was born on May 1, 1913 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India. He was an actor, known for Baazi (1951), Bhabhi (1957) and Kabuliwala (1961). He was married to Santosh Chandhok and Damayanti Sahni. He died on April 13, 1973 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.

29. 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 ...

30. Shabana Azmi

Actress | Fire

One of the leading lights of the now-largely-defunct Indian New Wave, Shabana Azmi (alongside the late Smita Patil) was one of the main female actors who dominated the films of the so-called "Parallel Cinema" in India in the 1970s and 1980s. Born to noted Urdu progressive poet and lyricist Kaifi ...

31. Nandita Das

Writer | Firaaq

Nandita Das was born on November 7, 1969 in Delhi, India. She is known for her work on Firaaq (2008), Bawandar (2000) and Kannathil Muthamittal (2002). She has been married to Subodh Maskara since January 5, 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Saumya Sen.

32. 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. ...

33. Rakesh Bedi

Actor | Uri: The Surgical Strike

Rakesh Bedi was born on December 1, 1954 in New Delhi, India. He is an actor and producer, known for Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), Pyar Bhara Dil (1991) and Banjaran (1991).

34. 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 Iqbal (2005). He has been married to Ratna Pathak Shah since April 1, 1982. They have three children.

35. Girish Karnad

Writer | Ondanondu Kaladalli

Girish Karnad was born on 19th May 1938 in Matheran, Maharashtra. He is acclaimed for his contemporary playwrights in Kannada. He is also an actor, director and screen writer. He was conferred Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and won four Filmfare Awards where three are ...

36. Mohan Agashe

Actor | Kaasav: Turtle

Mohan Agashe was born on July 23, 1947 in Bhor, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is an actor and producer, known for Kaasav: Turtle (2016), Rang De Basanti (2006) and Gandhi (1982).

37. Rajit Kapoor

Actor | The Making of the Mahatma

Rajit Kapoor was born on May 22, 1960 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He is an actor, known for The Making of the Mahatma (1996), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) and The Threshold (2015).

38. 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...

39. 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 ...

40. Pankaj Tripathi

Actor | Gangs of Wasseypur

Pankaj Tripathi is an actor, known for Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Stree (2018) and Newton (2017).



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