Top 13 young Bollywood actors ruling audience's hearts: Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan to Kartik Aaryan

Presented here is a collection of talented and charismatic young Bollywood actors who are currently captivating audiences with their performances and magnetic presence.

Updated on Feb 17, 2024  |  02:34 AM IST |  767.4K
Top 13 young Bollywood actors ruling audience's hearts: Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan to Kartik Aaryan
Top 13 young Bollywood actors (Pic Courtesy: Rahul Jhangiani, Varun Dhawan, Kartik Aaryan Instagram)

The film industry has witnessed the emergence and ascent of numerous new-generation actors in recent years. While veteran actors still enchant audiences with their timeless allure, a new wave of young Bollywood actors has also carved out their own niche in the spotlight. With compelling off-screen personas and the ability to mesmerize viewers with their on-screen performances, they consistently grab headlines.

While some have already amassed massive fan bases, others are steadily building a loyal following for themselves. Let's take a glimpse at a selection of young male actors in India, all under 40 years old, who are currently commanding attention with their debonair looks, talent, and charisma.

List of 13 young actors in Bollywood who are currently dominating the scene:


1. Ishaan Khatter

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  • Date of Birth: November 1, 1995 (age 28)

Ishaan Khatter, son of actors Neelima Azeem and Rajesh Khattar, made his initial screen appearance as a child in the film Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, alongside his half-brother Shahid Kapoor. His first leading role was in Beyond the Clouds (2017), and he achieved commercial success with Dhadak in 2018. Ishaan also starred in the British miniseries A Suitable Boy (2020).

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2. Siddhant Chaturvedi

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  • Date of Birth: April 29, 1993 (age 30)

Siddhant Chaturvedi, one of Bollywood’s young actors, gained recognition through his role in the web series Inside Edge before making his mark on the silver screen in the critically acclaimed Gully Boy in 2019. His repertoire further includes roles in the romantic drama Gehraiyaan and the coming-of-age film Kho Gaye Hum Kahan.

3. Tiger Shroff

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  • Date of Birth: March 2, 1990 (age 33)

Tiger Shroff, born to Jackie Shroff and Ayesha Shroff, made his foray into Hindi cinema with the movie Heropanti in 2014. He has demonstrated his prowess in a variety of mainstream films, particularly excelling in the action genre with hits like Baaghi and War. Tiger is also renowned for his flawless dancing and martial arts skills, solidifying his position among the roster of popular Indian young actors.

4. Kartik Aaryan

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  • Date of Birth: November 22, 1990 (age 33)

Kartik Aaryan, one of the youngest actors in Bollywood, initially pursued an engineering degree while simultaneously auditioning for movie roles. He made his acting debut in 2011 with the comedy film Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Kartik has achieved commercial success with movies like Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, while also earning critical acclaim for Dhamaka and Satyaprem Ki Katha.

5. Vicky Kaushal

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  • Date of Birth: May 16, 1988 (age 35)

Vicky Kaushal, a prominent figure among young actors in India, initially appeared in minor roles before catapulting into the spotlight with the 2015 film Masaan. Since then, Vicky has been involved in a plethora of projects, such as Raazi, Sanju, Sardar Udham, Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, Sam Bahadur, Dunki, and more. His portrayal in the 2019 war drama Uri: The Surgical Strike earned him the prestigious National Award.

6. Varun Dhawan

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  • Date of Birth: April 24, 1987 (age 36)

Varun Dhawan, the son of acclaimed filmmaker David Dhawan, burst onto the Bollywood scene with a spectacular debut in the 2012 film Student of the Year. Since then, he has particularly excelled in the comedy genre with hits like the Dulhania series. Varun has also demonstrated his acting chops in more serious roles, earning immense praise for Badlapur and October.

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7. Vikrant Massey 

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  • Date of Birth: April 3, 1987 (age 36)

Vikrant Massey, one of the youngest Bollywood actors, began his career with television before making his Hindi film debut in 2013 with Lootera. His filmography includes roles in Dil Dhadakne Do, A Death in the Gunj, and he garnered significant acclaim for his performance in the biographical film 12th Fail.

8. Aditya Roy Kapur

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  • Date of Birth: November 16, 1985 (age 38)

Aditya Roy Kapur, one of the young heroes in Bollywood, rose to prominence with his breakthrough role in Aashiqui 2 in 2013. His filmography boasts notable appearances in films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Malang, and Ludo, among others. Aditya has also made a mark in the OTT space with his role in the series The Night Manager.

9. Ranveer Singh

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  • Date of Birth: July 6, 1985 (age 38)

Ranveer Singh, another name among the youngest actors, made his debut in the 2010 romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat. Since then, he has consistently delivered stellar performances, showcasing his versatility in films like Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Gully Boy, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, and others. 

10. Arjun Kapoor 

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  • Date of Birth: June 26, 1985 (age 38)

Arjun Kapoor, the son of filmmaker Boney Kapoor, began his acting career in 2012 with the film Ishaqzaade. Since then, he has showcased his talent in popular movies such as 2 States, Ki & Ka, and more.

11. Sidharth Malhotra

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  • Date of Birth: January 16, 1985 (age 39)

Sidharth Malhotra entered the film industry with Student of the Year in 2012 and subsequently appeared in a variety of popular films, including Ek Villain, Kapoor & Sons, and the highly acclaimed Shershaah. He also ventured into the digital space with the action-packed series Indian Police Force.

12. Ayushmann Khurrana

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  • Date of Birth: September 14, 1984 (age 39)

Ayushmann Khurrana forayed into Hindi cinema with the 2012 film Vicky Donor. Some of his most celebrated projects include Badhaai Ho, Dream Girl, and Article 15, among others. Ayushmann's stellar performance in Andhadhun was honored with the National Film Award.

13. Rajkummar Rao

Pic Courtesy: Rajkummar Rao Instagram

  • Date of Birth: August 31, 1984 (age 39)

Rajkummar Rao, hailed as one of the most acclaimed young actors in Bollywood, embarked on his acting journey in 2010. His diverse filmography boasts movies like Queen, Newton, Stree, Badhaai Do, and many others. Rajkummar received the National Award for his portrayal in Shahid.

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