100 Years Of Indian Cinema:The Greatest Indian Actor Ever?

100 Years Of Indian Cinema:The Greatest Indian Actor Ever? 0
100 Years Of Indian Cinema:The Greatest Indian Actor Ever? 0

On 3rd May,1913-a century ago-the first Indian film:Raja Harishchandra opened it's doors to the audience giving an upstart to an era of glory,glitz and greatness and an obsession with our stars from time immemorial. As Indian Cinema completes a glorious century of entertaining billions today let us look at the actors and actresses across the country whom we've admired not only for their disarming hysterics but also box-office appeal,good looks,nationwide appeal.First a look at the several Indian actors who made an impression on Indian Cinema.As per a poll by CNN-IBN,kate Telegu giant NTR was adjuged the greatest Indian actor of 100 years.Who do you reckon out of these giants is the best?

N.T. RAMA RAO:

NTR, as he was fondly known, was a giant of Telugu cinema famous for playing mythological characters, including Krishna and Rama. Later in his career, he switched from playing deities to the common man fighting the system. NTR became one of the most successful crossovers from movies to politics. He founded the Telugu Desam Party and served as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for three terms. He died of a massive heart attack in 1996.

DILIP KUMAR:

The first man to get a Filmfare Award for acting,Dilip Kumar was a splendidly naturalistic hero, one of the first mainstream actors to eschew theatricality in favour of a more understated approach. And yet, perhaps because of this very approach, few could ever do high drama quite like Dilipsa'ab.Appearing in many of Bollywood's landmark films, including Mughal-e-Azam, Naya Daur, Ganga-Jamuna, Madhumati, Devdas and Ram Aur Shyam and is cited as the favourite of countless future greats-from Amitabh Bachchan to SRK.

AMITABH BACHCHAN:

Forty years and counting. The Big B is a legend without parallel in Indian or World cinema, a man who has been ruling the industry for an unfathomably long time.Best known for playing the Angry Young Man through the 1970s when audiences thirsted for a fighter, Bachchan evolved over the years into an actor who can do anything at all: from his “angry young man” in Zanjeer, Deewar,Sholay and Agneepath, through the romantic and comedic hero of Silsila,Kabhi Kabhie,Namak Halaal & Amar Akbar Anthony. Undeniably the “Poster Boy Of Indian Cinema”.

KAMAL HAASAN:

If ever there was a one-man industry, Kamal Haasan is it. Actor, director, screenwriter, producer and choreopgrapher, there is nothing that he can't do. A highly respected actor, Kamal is unquestionably a living legend, one who has stretched himself beyond the points of fathomable versatility. Perhaps most applauded for his performance in Mani Rathnam's Nayagan, Haasan is a rigid method actor who breathes the air his characters do.The truly impressive thing, however, is his refusal to be pigeonholed into any one 'kind' of cinema.

RAJ KAPOOR:

The Showman of Bollywood took the Kapoor clan from a travelling theatre group to the first family of the screen. Cinema's lovable tramp, Kapoor gamely put himself through the popular poor-man prism to entertain audiences by giving them just what they most longed for. Brimming with an almost unbearable optimism, Kapoor's screen persona smiled at the hardest of times, showering simple, sheer pleasure on grateful audiences hungering for escape.He and his films were adored in the USSR, China and Middle East, creating a diplomatic channel for India.

UTTAM KUMAR:

Literature-loving Bengal embraced the movies with abandon, and never more so when Uttam Kumar romanced Suchitra Sen in black-and-white. He ushered in a new Bengali hero – urbane, sophisticated and charming dominating Bengali cinema for three decades.A veritable one-man industry, Uttam Kumar was the first ever recipient of the National Award for Best Actor, winning the prize for his performances in Anthony Firinghee and Satyajit Ray's Chiriyakhana. He died of a heart attack in 1980 and Kolkata came to a standstill as the funeral procession would it's way to the crematorium, with fans thronging the streets for a last look at their hero.

SIVAGI GANESHAN:

In the Tamil lexicon, Sivaji Ganesan is legendary. The first ever Indian star to win a Best Actor award at an international film festival, Sivaji Ganesan is cited by many South Indian actors as their biggest influence. He played a variety of roles, from villain to hero, and was beloved for his portrayal of mythological characters. Many of his films were remade in other languages.Sivaji Ganesan also had a surprisingly unsuccessful stint in politics, serving with the Congress and Janata Dal. He died in 2001 after having suffered from heart illness for years.

RAJESH KHANNA:

The term “superstar” was coined for Rajesh Khanna, who inspired fan frenzy and hysteria of unprecedented proportions. Film lore says that the mere sight of him caused women to faint, he was sent letters written in blood, and his driver had to clean lipstick marks off his car everyday. Rajesh Khanna was beloved not just for his hairstyle, distinctive kurta and sideways nod, but also for memorable screen characters like the eponymous Anand, from who he took a cue and left a prerecorded farewell message to be played after his death.

RAJNIKANTH:

Google ”Rajnikanth jokes” and you’ll find out how Rajni spins the world like a basketball or how he’s the only one who can count to infinity.Asia's second highest paid actor after Jackie Chan,he might be the country's most revered Superstar, but very early in his career did Rajnikanth decide to go incredibly mainstream, embracing a larger-than-life persona that mythically overshadowed his impressive thespian abilities. Rajinikanth has not died on-screen for several years now because producers fear that his character's death would send fans on a rampage.

BALRAJ SAHNI:

Film experts often discuss with surprise and wonder the fact that an actor of Balraj Sahni's caliber never received a single award. A disarmingly natural actor with a sophisticated style that naturally veered away from showiness, Sahni was an excellent foil for the NeoRealist filmmakers in India.Several of his performances are acting masterclasses, but he will perhaps be remembered most for his role in Garam Hawa, where he played a defiant Muslim man refusing to leave India during the partition.

M.G.RAMACHANDRAN:

MGR, an actor-politician like Telugu counterpart NTR, was the heartthrob of Tamil cinema, appearing in a string of blockbuster romance and action films. MGR won the National Award for Rickshawkaran and broke box office records with Ulagam Sutrum Vaalibhan, one of the early films to be shot abroad. MGR founded the AIADMK and served three terms as chief minister of Tamil Nadu which was short lived as he was shot in the ear by actor-politician M R Radha. MGR died of a kidney illness in 1987.

PANKAJ KAPUR:

Without question one of the finest actors ever seen on our screens, Kapur possesses the chameleonic ability to completely immerse himself into his characters.Be it the hopeless junkie from Khamosh, the exasperated tongue-flicker of Ek Ruka Huya Faisla, the sinister mafia head in Maqbool or the despicably corrupt builder from Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro: the result is always stunning.

UTPAL DUTT:

A tour de force in the modern Indian theatre movement, Utpal Dutt straddled the world of Bengali cinema and Bollywood with ease. He made the character actor respectable in films like in Gol Mal, Rang Birangi and Naram Garam. Satyajit Ray cast him in several movies including Agantuk, Jana Aranya and Hirak Rajar Deshe. In Mrinal Sen's landmark Bhuvan Shome his performance of an uncompromising civil servant who takes a holiday that transforms him and his world view fetched him a National Award.

DR.RAJKUMAR:

Unlike most other South Indian stars, he never appeared in films in any other language but Kannada, though some of him movie were dubbed into Telugu. Dr Rajkumar began acting at the age of eight and starred in over 220 films. Winner of two National Film awards for Best Actor, his popularity was unmatched while he was active in movies.Although he did not opt for a political career,he is credited with promoting and protecting the Kannada language.

NASEERUDDIN SHAH:

A pioneer actor from the parallel cinema movement, Naseeruddin Shah's impact on Indian pop culture has been immense. The first true star of independent Hindi cinema, Naseer was one of the few actors who, thanks to his dashing charm, flourished on both sides of the fence, finding both arthouse as well as masala success. Few heroes can manage a Tirchhi Topiwale alongside a Mirch Masala, but Shah remains every director's dream actor.

MOHANLAL:

Like Rajinikanth, Malayalam titan Mohanlal started his tryst with destiny as a villain. 25 films later, he switched to playing the hero and also forged a hit partnership with director Priyadarshan. He has since played a variety of roles ranging from romantic to tragic, comic to dramatic while also making successful inroads into Tamil and Hindi cinema winning three National Awards for Best Actor, including a Special Jury award.

ASHOK KUMAR:

When it comes to sheer versatility and the ability to portray characters as different as chalk and cheese then Ashok Kumar’s resume-that stretching over six decades and 305 films,ranging from a grandfather to a suave criminal to a dirty old man-would be hard to beat.After all he’s the most recognised star from India’s silent film and immediate post-indepedence era.

MAMMOOTTY:

Three-time National Award winner Mammootty is a matinee idol in Kerala, star of hit films like Athirathram and Oru CBI Diary Kurippu. A frequent collaborator of director Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Mammootty has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films.With Mohanlal, Mammootty makes up the top echelon of Malayalam movies. He is also beloved in Kerala for his involvement in philanthropic projects.

SANJEEV KUMAR:

It's impossible to narrow down this terrific actor's most memorable performance, and for sheer awesomeness we can just look at two ends of the Sanjeev Kumar spectrum: Sholay, where he played a dramatically helpless hero, making up for lack of limbs with spectacular grit; and Angoor, where he delivered one of the most effortlessly perfect comedic performances of all time.

CHIRANGJEEVI:

In keeping with the tradition of Rajinikanth and Mohanlal, Chiranjeevi started out as an anti-hero. His stylized performances gradually earned him not just the lead roles but also superstardom. By the mid-Eighties he churned out blockbuster after blockbuster & was hailed as the man who put act into action also appearing in Bollywood films.

DEV ANAND:

"When you are at an impressionable age you make idols. But when you grow out of the phase, you develop your own persona. I don't want to be known as India's Gregory Peck, I am Dev Anand",said Dev of his comparison to Gregory Peck. Indeed when you’re Dev Anand,the coiffed hair,the deer-stalker hat,the uber-cool collars and never-say-die attitude is enough to have fans swooning left,right and centre.With a career spanning over 65 years and 114 films,the forever young Devsaab continued to rule the hearts of the audience from films like Jewel Thief,Guide,C.I.D.,Kala Pani in the 60s to his death two years back.

SOUMITRA CHATTERJEE:

Recently awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award,Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee is a living legend in his own terms known among other things for his frequent collaborations with the great Bengali film director Satyajit Ray and his constant comparison with the Bengali screen idol Uttam Kumar.

DHARMENDRA:

Bollywood actors were never quite known to be lookers,leaving that part to the pretty ladies to fulfil.When the lean and mean Dharmendra burst into screen with his chiselled face and alpha male personality,it had all the women in the audience quivering with delight at the arrival of Indian Cinema’s definitive He-Man.Also considered to be one of Bollywood’s most commercially successful stars,Garam Dharam’s illustrious career has spanned over decades including Sholay.

AAMIR KHAN:

The fresh-faced teen idol of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak proved he was not going to be an average superstar with his second film.Known for his willingness to experiment and his dedication to detail, Aamir has played against type his whole life, graduating from chocolate boy roles in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander to dramatic successes in Sarfarosh, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai and Rang De Basanti while making an acclaimed debut as director with Taare Zameen Par & starring in Bollywood's top-grossing film 3 Idiots.Just named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People, Aamir has proved over and over again that following convention is not what this Khan does.

SHAH RUKH KHAN:

According to a global survey 2.7 billion people know Tom Cruise while 3.2 billion know Shah Rukh Khan,making SRK the biggest movie star in the world today. From the proverbial outsider to a reigning superstar, Shah Rukh Khans enjoyed uninterrupted success for the greatest chunk of his career.And while the critical jury may be polarized regarding his acting skills, clearly King Khan makes enough of an impression on the audience-from playing the loverboy in DDLJ to an anti-hero in Darr and a hockey coach in Chak De!-to still remain etched in the public consciousness for more than two decades.

So who do you think is the greatest Indian actor of all times?


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Anonymous's picture

AMITABH SIR, HE IS GOD OF INDIAN CINEMA, AMITABH BACHCHAN SIR JI GREATEST INDIAN ACTOR EVER

Anonymous's picture

NTR is god of All Film industries...

Anonymous's picture

Srk no.1 always

Anonymous's picture

Dr Rajkumar is best his popularity was so high only actor in india whose first film itself won national award.........only actor in india to get national award for singing and acting....the first actor in the indian film industry to get Doctorate for acting so he called Dr Rajkumar......the sucess rate of his movies is 95% highest ever than any other actor in the indian film industry....he acted only in his own language kannada movies over a period of 50 years other than that he didnt went to act in other languages many big directors and producers from other lang wanted him to act in other lang for their movies but the love towards his mother tongue kannada he never excepted even many biggies approached him including bollywood and south industries actors also .....he not did even a single remake movie in his whole career he acted in 215 + films in main lead as hero.....only actor to have around 5000 fans association across the world... first actor to be honored with dada saheb palke award from the above list actors and Only indian and first overseas citizen (apart from prime minister's of UK and Russia) to be honoured with prestigeous award 'kentucky colonel' title by the USA ........only actor in the indian film industry, in whose name the state goverenment is giving an award when he was still alive, every year to a person who has given outstanding contribution to the film industry he is great only thing is he acted only in kannada not in other languages if he has acted in other lang also then there will be good recognisation of him........

Anonymous's picture

Mammootty the best indian cenima mega star only mammootty and rajini kamal etc.....

Anonymous's picture

Dev anand is the acting star of bollywood.Stylish actor of not indian ,but also world cinema was only Dev anand.Evergreen star..........with real impressions.Then Dilip,Raj,Rajesh and Amitabh.These 5 stars are real acting men of industry.

Anonymous's picture

Vishnuvardhan is missing in dis list.

Anonymous's picture

shahrookh khan is very best

Anonymous's picture

NTR is the best if you seen all his movies. No one can cross his line. That is a historical fact. Every one below was awarded NTR national Award.

Anonymous's picture

1.kamal hassan
2.mohanlal
3.DILIP KUMAR
4.NASEERUDDIN SHAH
5.Amitabh bachan
6.NTR
7.Mammoty
8.Aamir khan
9.nanapadekkar
10.sharukhkhan

Anonymous's picture

I think Shahrukh Khan should stand in the front as he got the best actor male in the year 2013.And he also has 600 millions.I think he should be in the front .He is the best actor in the world which I think.I love you Shahrukh Khan I love you very very very much

Anonymous's picture

NTR is the best for ever,,,,,,,

Anonymous's picture

kamal haasan should stand first.....its mentione one man film industry and also he is the one who won most awards in indian cinema...ever...

Anonymous's picture

Mohan lal is original no.1 acter in the world .if you any dowout please watch his movies.kamaladhalam. Vanaprastham. Eruvar.thalavattam. Yoda.thanmathraa.etc

Anonymous's picture

List is great.
Still I think that Uttam Kumar should be there in TOP 3.
and it can be increased from 22 to 25 to acomodate kadar khan,SV Rangarao and amjad khan(Man,these 3 are superb).

Anonymous's picture

SV RANGARAO IS BEST

Anonymous's picture

Why there is no mention of Hritik Roshan ...? All others are ok but Hritik should have been mentioned.

Anonymous's picture

dharmendra is the best ...

Anonymous's picture

srk is the best ever

Anonymous's picture

Looks like the survey was taken mostly with Telugu people. The most charismatic personality of all Indian actors ever is undoubtedly the one and only MGR. The undisputed emperor of Cine field. The first actor in the world to capture power and rule a state. Never lost the elections in his life. Till death he was the CM of Tamil Nadu consecutively for 3 terms which itself was a record then. The first person to won an election without going for campaigning. The person who won the elections from the hospital bed of Brooklyn, New York. No one ever has had the star power and fan following like MGR and will never have as well.

Anonymous's picture

1.mammooty 2.kamal hasan 3.dileep kumar 4.rajesh khanna 5.amitabh bhachan 6.mohan lal 7.uttam kumar 8.naseerudheen shah 9.raj kapoor 10.rama rao

Anonymous's picture

venkatesh from tollywood missing

Anonymous's picture

1. Uttam Kumar -- he is much much ahead of the rest .
2. Amitji
3. Aamir khan
4. Nasir ji
5. Raj Kapoor
6. NTR
7. Sanjeeb Kumar
8. Kamal Hasan
9. Utpal Dutta
10. Mammootty

Anonymous's picture

DEV ANAND

Anonymous's picture

Shahrukh is the best from 1990. "My Name Is Khan" is the sign of greatest talent in bollywood history

Anonymous's picture

NTR....if you could ever picture god in your mind...its him you will see for the roles of lord rama or krishna in front of you

Anonymous's picture

The person who has made this list does not know anything about " ACTING IN MOVIES " .

NTR , MGR , SHIVAJI GANESHAN AND DR. RAJKUMAR were loud and lousy theatrical actors .

RAJ KAPOOR and DEV ANAND imbibed the same mannerisms in all their acting roles , the character of the movie was meaningless ; so are RAJNIKANT , CHIRANJEEVI AND SRK ; all of them are SHOW MEN not ACTORS of great qualities .

If HAMMING is considered as ACTING then DILIP KUMAR ( like MARLON BRANDO ) is a Great Actor .

The list would be as follows { considering versatality ( romantic , comedy , negative and character roles ) and NATURAL ACTING in general } , though may not be in strict order :

1 . UTTAM KUMAR ( the best ACTOR of all times with due respect to ROBERT DE NIRO and AL PACINO )
2. KAMAL HASSAN
3. AMITABH BACHCHAN
4. NASEERUDDIN SHAH
5. SANJEEV KUMAR
6. MAMMOOTTY
7. ASHOK KUMAR
8. BALRAJ SAHNI
9. RAJESH KHANNA
10. AMIR KHAN

Anonymous's picture

Rajesh Khanna & Uttam Kumar

Anonymous's picture

SV Ranga Rao was one of the all time great actors who could compete with Hollywood actors in 1950's and 60's. Indian Best actor's list should never miss his name.

Anonymous's picture

chiranjeevi is the greatest actor in india

Anonymous's picture

Dharmendra is the greatest actor/ star in the world, the most successful actor/ star ever. No other actor comes any close to dharmendras success. He rated the no 1 others follow but long long long way back are actors like Rajesh khanna amitabh Bachan dilip kumar, actors like sharukh salman amir are just babies yet.

Anonymous's picture

i think u missed an actor from telugu called S.V.Ranga rao.. he brought international fame to the TFI.. as far as telugu cinema is concerned he is the best!!

Anonymous's picture

shahrukh khan sabse bad hero hai india ka kyonki ye kabhi bhi indian k favour me nahi bolta kamina

Anonymous's picture

u forgot the biggest star of the country...
i mean salman khaaaan....
any best actor i think will genuinly b shared by mammootty mohanl and aamir khan

Anonymous's picture

where is kannada superstar vishnuvardan he is done 220 movies in 5 languages

Anonymous's picture

Dr. Rajkumar sir is the best...

Anonymous's picture

Amitabh Bachhan is the best among all

Anonymous's picture

ajay is the best actor yar..

Anonymous's picture

The King of bollywood srk is my favourite actor, chahe negetive roll ho ya positive roll sabko apni acting dekhne ke liye khiche .uski acting me jese jadu hai uski har dilough me reality he ilove srk

Anonymous's picture

This is absolutely perfect list.. i think there is only one name missing in top 10 i.e akkineni Nageswar Rao..apart from that the list is quite right. NTR definately the gr8st actor of all time in Indian Cinema..I am glad that people finally recognised how gr8 an actor he is..Only he can do the mythological stuff along with social movies.

Anonymous's picture

SRK is the greatest. amitabh is also but his main life span as a lead actor was shorter than srk , amir, even s-llu, ....SRK , an outsider frm bollywood fraternity ,came out in 1992 after some competitor but swings in da bollywood acting life like a superman in bollywood. won hundreds of awards , & their competitors got sleepless nights.. he has many haters and their hater fans but still he is most popular..so SRK is the best

Anonymous's picture

Mohanlal is the best

Anonymous's picture

Mohanlal !!! the living legend of INDIAN-Cinema!!

Anonymous's picture

Where is nana patekar?

Anonymous's picture

Srk for sure. Whether it be acting or popularity or fan base or anything..this man is unstoppablr! No as indian.appeared in.forbes most powerfull men list before (actor), he has got everything. Bbc world's biggest actor & peoplr doubting his acting ability are either fools or jealous. While many are.tryna get into international arena,.SRK is taking Indian cimema to.the world

Anonymous's picture

pavan kalyan too

Anonymous's picture

srk

Anonymous's picture

Biggest movie star in whole world srk

Anonymous's picture

Rajesh Khanna was the greatest & best ever.

Anonymous's picture

Rajesh Khanna his name is enough

Anonymous's picture

Mohanlal is the greatest actor of all time.

Anonymous's picture

Dr Rajkumar is best his popularity was so high only actor in india whose first film itself won national award.........only actor in india to get national award for singing and acting....the first actor in the indian film industry to get Doctorate for acting so he called Dr Rajkumar......the sucess rate of his movies is 95% highest ever than any other actor in the indian film industry....he acted only in his own language kannada movies over a period of 50 years other than that he didnt went to act in other languages many big directors and producers from other lang wanted him to act in other lang for their movies but the love towards his mother tongue kannada he never excepted even many biggies approached him including bollywood and south industries actors also .....he not did even a single remake movie in his whole career he acted in 215 + films in main lead as hero.....only actor to have around 5000 fans association across the world... first actor to be honored with dada saheb palke award from the above list actors and Only indian and first overseas citizen (apart from prime minister's of UK and Russia) to be honoured with prestigeous award 'kentucky colonel' title by the USA ........only actor in the indian film industry, in whose name the state goverenment is giving an award when he was still alive, every year to a person who has given outstanding contribution to the film industry he is great only thing is he acted only in kannada not in other languages if he has acted in other lang also then there will be good recognisation of him........

Anonymous's picture

hrithik roshan the best...................

Anonymous's picture

DR RAJKUMAR is the best.........

Anonymous's picture

SHAH RUKH KHAN is the "BEST ACTOR" of this century....

Anonymous's picture

Srk is d best in bollywood.........

Anonymous's picture

1.SHAH RUKH KHAN
2.AMITABH BACHCHAN
3.MAMMOOTTY

Anonymous's picture

srk is best

Anonymous's picture

Rajesh Khanna the greatest Charishmatic superstar actor ever . No other actor has impacted the industry like him

Anonymous's picture

I can't believe the commenters here have so little knowledge of rajesh khanna !! If they knew his movies surely they would say he was the greatest of them all ! No one comes close AB SRK SALMAAN are all nothing in front of the Great Rajesh Khanna!!

Anonymous's picture

srk is the greatest actor of indian cinema and the the world....but there is too many problems what you have written about srk....his acting skills is the best ever Mashalllah....Stupid...Hater of srk//

Anonymous's picture

Ajith is the Greatest man in cine industry he has more fans clubs comaparing with any actor he is no 1 in fan club than how the survey has conducted without his name fake survey showing great has only boolywood why not south.

Anonymous's picture

mohanlal the great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Again here I would rather have greatest roles than greatest actors. Names like Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Kamal Hassan will have many entries but names like the 3 khans will have none specially someone like SRK who does not have one single role to be termed as good

Anonymous's picture

Look here is the perfect list and the actor means who act excellent !!!

1,Kamalhasan
2,mohan lal,
3,Mammooty,
4,Nasarudheen
5,Amitab bachen
6,Anupam kher
7,shivaji ganeshan
8,M G.R,
9,Raj kapoor
10,Rajkumar

and try to see all indian movies and decide who are best........

Anonymous's picture

1. Kamal hasan
2. Mohanlal
3. Nassarudin Shah
4. Amithab Bachaan
5. Paresh Rawal
6. Vikram
7. Anupam Kher
8. Mammooty
9. Sharukh Khan
10. Irfan Khan

Anonymous's picture

1) raj kapoor
2)amitabh bachchan
3)amrish puri
$4)kader khan
5)amjad khan
6)sanjay dutt
7)jackie sharof
8)sunny deol
9)pran
10)dilip kumer

Anonymous's picture

NTR is the great world actor. he is one of the icon of film industry..........forever

Anonymous's picture

SRK, Hrithik roshan and salman Khan.

Anonymous's picture

east or west srk is the best

Anonymous's picture

IF SRK is for 20 years , Big B is for 40 + years.So Amitji is the best actor from India....

Anonymous's picture

its only SRK for the period of 20 years he ruled the bolllywood

Anonymous's picture

ShahRukh khan that's it..!

Anonymous's picture

Shah Rukh Khan is the best and has been for over 20 years. He is so special and multi-talented. I just love him.

Anonymous's picture

There are many but SRK stood out. This man can play anything. His talent is terribly versatile.

onlyrani's picture

Aamir khan
Nana Patekar
Naseerudin Shah
Rajesh khanna
Shah Rukh Khan
Akshay kumar

Anonymous's picture

mammootty, mohanlal, sanjeev kumar, kamal hassan, nasseruddin shah

Anonymous's picture

I have to admit. It's Shah Rukh. He is a gifted actor. Sometimes I do wish he works in HW. He is capable of doing any character easily if he wish.

Anonymous's picture

sharukh khan. damn right he is the biggest superstar on the planet

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Sat, 2013-05-04 16:13 — Anonymous

Shah Rukh. One of my most favorite Indian films and act are his. CDI, Swades, My Name Is Khan and Dil Se are lead marks.
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I agree. You mentioned few of his best performances. He's superbably talented and versatile since his Darr days. Also, Devdas and Anjam are epic performances.
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And I agree with you both!:)

Anonymous's picture

Srk and I can prove it with more than 20 films of his. He is super talnetd and I wish he do more films which show more of his wacky mobile talent.

Anonymous's picture

GOD DAMN IT! Amitabh looks SEXY in that pic! Srk, damaji, pankaj, amair and a few missing others are good actors a la Rishi Kapoor.

Anonymous's picture

Its hard to choose from the list. Each of these actors contributed and enriched cinema in different ways. For me, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Nasiruddin Shah, Kamal Hasan, Shahrukh khan, Amir Khan. You're right about Uttam Kumar and he is a legend. My Mom and Dad are crazy about Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen movies and I've watched them myself a lot, thanks to them and absolutely love them. He glides into the characters so easily, I don't think I've ever seen anyone like that. Soumitra is phenomenal. His movies with Satyajit Ray are so ahead of their time. His acting is Avand Garde. Utpal Dutta, I had to mention. Hirak Rajar Deshe is my all time favorite movie. The first thing that pops into my mind when I hear his name is "Dori dhore maro tun, Raja hobe khan khan". Then there's Golmaal, Aguntak and Padda Nodir Majhi.

Anonymous's picture

being a good actor and being a star are two different things.
srk is a product of marketing, pr and endorsing products, just like katrina. he literally has the same expressions and acting in every one of his films. He is marketed well thats why people think he is a good actor.

Other actors like amir, or amitabh dont do tons of adverts, only some, but have substance in their acting and actually have different expressions with the different characters they play.
Indians are number 1 for being fools, and falling for marketing tactics. This is why even garbage can be nicely wrapped and packaged and sold in india.

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Very good observation. SRK buys media, dances in weddings, appears on multiple TV ads, and is a severely restricted actor. Neither can he pull off comedy, nor action. Nor does he exude peace in his roles. Neither realism. It is a sign of our times and Indian public that they fall easy preys to marketing tactics...just as they did in political arena for several decades...

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Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjeev Kumar

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Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah RUkh Khan

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1 sanjay dutt
2 dilip kumar
3 mithunda
4 dharmendra
5 amitabh

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SRK, period.

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Sat, 2013-05-04 16:13 — Anonymous

Shah Rukh. One of my most favorite Indian films and act are his. CDI, Swades, My Name Is Khan and Dil Se are lead marks.
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I agree. You mentioned few of his best performances. He's superbably talented and versatile since his Darr days. Also, Devdas and Anjam are epic performances.

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