Which actor impressed you in the first half of 2018: Ranveer, Ranbir, Shahid, Varun, Tiger, Vicky, Nawazuddin

Stars like Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor and many others have given fine performances in their films in the first half of 2018.
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Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Rishi Kapoor, Aamir Khan are celebrated actors. Ajay Devgn’s Raid and Akshay Kumar’s PadMan were amongst the best films of the year. Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan’s 102 Not Out struck a chord with the audience. The veteran actors were able to convey a touching story with humour. Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakandi was a different kind of film that did not connect with the audience. Saif Ali Khan’s performance was nonetheless lauded.

Fresh pool of talent has entered the industry in the recent past and we see stars who are trained, give in their best with every film and don’t mind going the extra mile for their films. Film-makers are approaching young stars with fresh content and story ideas. Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Shahid Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Irrfan Khan and Tiger Shroff are some of the best actors today. Here’s looking back at these actor’s performances in their films that released in 2018.

Shahid Kapoor: Shahid Kapoor gave one of the best performances of his career in Padmaavat. The film that released in January this year had Shahid play the role of a noble king. Shahid impressed the audience with his subtle and nuanced performance as Maha Rawal Ratan Singh in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial.

Ranveer Singh: Ranveer Singh has established himself as a top star and has showcased his versatility in various films. In Padmaavat, Ranveer took on the challenge of playing the antagonist. Ranveer nailed the role of the evil and vicious Alauddin Khilji in the film.

Vicky Kaushal: Vicky Kaushal has portrayed endearing characters on screen in the first half of the year. His performance in Netflix’s Lust Stories and Love Per Square Feet has catapulted him in another league of actors. Vicky’s fine performance in Sanju and Raazi makes him a promising star.

Kartik Aaryan: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety saw Kartik Aaryan give a praiseworthy performance. The film crossed the Rs. 100 crore mark. Kartik has received wide acclaim for his performance in the film.

Vineet Kumar Singh: Vineet Kumar Singh got noticed in films like Bombay Talkies and Gangs of Wasseypur, but he shined on screen in Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz that released earlier this year. He played the role of a boxer and trained for the part for two years.

Tiger Shroff: Tiger is a true action star. Trained in martial arts, he has taken high-octane action sequences a notch higher with his films. This year, his film with girlfriend Disha Patani, Baaghi 2 broke all box office records.

Irrfan Khan: An actor par excellence, Irrfan Khan is battling NET and is seeking treatment in London. Two of his films, Blackmail and Karwaan released this year and both received critical acclaim.

Varun Dhawan: Varun Dhawan reinvented himself with Shoojit Sircar’s October. Varun portrayed Dan effortlessly. It seemed to the audience that he was living Dan’s life. Varun gave a mature and restrained performance in the film.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the star of Netflix’s Sacred Games. The actor plays the baddie Ganesh Gaitonde and displays exemplary acting skills in the role of a criminal.

Ranbir Kapoor: Ranbir Kapoor has had a spate of flops before Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju. Ranbir Kapoor completely transforms himself as Sanjay Dutt in the film. Ranbir is able to evoke deep and strong emotions from the viewers through him phenomenal acting chops.

Ishaan Khatter: Ishaan Khatter’s debut film, Beyond the Clouds saw him in the role of Amir. He was the soul of the film. His second release, Dhadak saw Ishaan displaying confidence and talent of an established actor.

Rajkummar Rao: Rajkummar Rao gave a pitch-perfect performance as Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. Rajkummar Rao managed to stir and shake the audience emotionally with his performance in the film.

These are some of the best performances of the year. Let us know which actors impressed you the most with their acting prowess.


Ranveer for sure

No "Which Actress page?", Pinkvilla? Anushka's anti-christ role in Pari was far more terrifying than Ranveer's over-the-top laughable Khilji. He was almost CUTE. Deepika was way more regal as queen than Shahid as king. Alia kicked ass and had more subtle skill than Tiger masala in Raazi. Jesus Christ.

It’s difficult to portray someone who’s so relevant even today. And he’s known for his particular style. While the portrayal of khilji is nowhere to what history describes him to be. RS was given full liberty whereas RK had to pull greater task without an iota of mistake.

Khilji has to be most overrated performance in the history of bollywood. Because there was no substance to what he portrayed in the movie. It was just over the top shouting and scary weird expressions. Where as ranbir made people cry in sanju.
That speech to father scene had iron hearted guy like me in tears. Ranveer can never do that. Ask those people to tell us one scene from ranveers entire filmography where he made people cry.

They are all good actors with Ranbir Kapoor being above the lot as he has proved his versatility in each film he has played......with different types of roles......hit or flop.

I think who impressed is Vicky kaushal to be honest...we know ranveeer is a superstar...we expected that performance from him and like always he lived up to expectation...shahid is also good...tiger n Varun have unexpected increase in fan following....ranbir did a good job...but surprise is Vicky kaushal..and also Jim Sarbh....I don’t know y his name not there

Aishwariya was first choice for these roles.

No doubt Ranveer, Shahid and Vicky Kaushal

Ranveer and Vicky are the best. Shahid is a good actor and he did good job in Padmavat but he looked not right for that role because no matter what he always looks boyish even with beard and that role required someone manly looking, Ranbir was ok but not as good as in barfi or rockstar even in tamasha he did better job, I think he was confused , didn't know how to play someone that people know very well so ended up being caricaturish a little bit, specially trying to do Sanju's voice. Tiger shouldn't be here at all, he is a nice guy and can do good action that's it, he can't act to save his life and when it comes to action he is nowhere near to Vidyut Jammwal who hasn't bollywood's support because he is an outsider


Not follow the stardom you should justify with your own self who played best role in movie? And I am sure It will be Ranbir Kapoor.

Varun dhawan is the best

Best actor - Ranbir
Best actor in a negative role - Ranveer
Best actor in a supporting role - Vicky
Best debut - Ishan

Voila we got them all in.

Ranveer and Shahid were the best

Most natural realistic portrayal was of Varun in October

Varun dhawan
Did you seen his cuteness
And his crying face

Ranveer as Khilji - sexy beast!

without any doubt one & only Ranveer Singh with his unforgettable & awesome acting as Khiliji

dont like ranbir that much but after sanju m a fan n i cant say he was way better than every actor u have shown here m not saying they were bad but ranbir in sanju was 200% perfection i mean how he manages to act like sanjay dutt..i was so confused that i m looking at sanjay dutt or ranbir..

Ranbir kappor undoubtely the best actor ive ever seen after dilip kumar...

Personally i like ranbir a lot n vicky too n rajkumar too but i think ranbir desrves it this time bc he was minblowing in sanju

Salman khan

Salman khan

Ranveer singh

Rockstar kapoor

I can say ranbir really played sanju with perfection i mean how could he play a charcter like sanju with so much ease bc sanjay is not a fictional charcter but a well known person n that with so much ease n not only that n played all ages of his life from 19 to 60 wow this is unbelivable

It is very easy bcaz the person is alive and can go and talk to him...u can see his previous videos to act like him....personally I didn’t like his acting....he made Sanjay dutt look gay...n Sanjay was a real man...a flawed real man...but this guy totally ruined it...but the story was so engaging that I ignored ranbir....n no I’m not a pr person...I’m an audience member from Pakistan...

Wait for iffa awards we will know who will win....n i can bet 200% sure ranbir will win it..

Vicky kaushal n ranbir kapoor i think ranbir will bc he was perfection on sanju no mistakes n he made people belive that its sanjay dutt n not him n u will see he wiol defenatily

Who cares about bollywood awrds ranbir will get nationap award

I know ranbir will win i m 200% he will

Jury r not blind so u all think they r not goona give award to ranbir lol ranbir charcter in sanju is like impossible areh to play a living charcter n that famous like sanjay duty is impossible bc sanjay dutt has been known by everybody so ranbir had to live sanju not play him onscreen n he did it with so much ease n with 0 mistakes n yea he wil for sure win

This site has all ranveer fans so he will win in this comment section for sure but i think ranbir 200% will win it...dekh leh yar

Ranbir kapoor bc playing a famous loving charcater loke sanju dutt is imposible but ranbir did it without 0% mistake n yea i will bet he will


Ranveer and Vicky most definitely the best this year!

For sure Ranveer as Khilji. All are great actors but if you are asking till now in 2018, it is RANVEER SINGH hands down!

The Ranveer singh

Varun Dhawan

Salman khan

Varun and Vicky

Ranveer Singh as Khilji unless you are biased or did not watch him


Ranveer forever! He is the only Real star!

Vicky and Rajkumar rao

Ranveer Singh and then Vicky Kaushal

Ranveer & Vicky

Shahid has nailed it really. How beautifully he has carried the role of noble king. His eyes says everything

Ranbir Kapoor no doubt

Ranveer Singh

Shahid Kapoor for sure

Ranveer. Vicky. Ranbir. Ishaan.

Ranveer singh 's khilji , no doubt abt dat.even

Ranbir and only ranbir

Ranbir kapoor

Shahid kapoor

Rajkumar rao, nawaz, ranveer and vicky were the best

Ranveer superstar Singh

Ranbir, Ranbir, Ranbir, Ranveer, in that order. Why are we having Shahid Kapoor in this list? He was the female version of Ratan Singh and did not suit the part at all. And his acting was pathetic in the movie. Actually, Ranveer should be considered the lead in Padmaavat.

Ranveer was the lead

without doubt Ranveer Singh

Khilji the real trasnformation .. not mimicry of Sanju

Ranveer talented Singh

Rajkumar Rao or Vicky Kaushal without a doubt, Ranbir comes a close third.

Only Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir kapoor

Rajkumar rao, nawaz, ranveer and vicky were the best

Obviosuly Ranveer without a Doubt

Vicky kaushal yr, he is fab

Vicky for sure. He was way better than Ranbir in Sanju


Shahid, Vicky, Rajkumar (Ishaan is too new to be compared with the rest but he is a very good actor)

Vicky Kaushal

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