Bollywood is the term used in the Indian filming industry. It houses a lot of beautiful and handsome Indian stars who have world class talents in movie making and acting. Some of these celebrities even managed to seize the international spotlight of filming industry. Here are the top 10 iconic Bollywood actors that you should know:
10. Anil Kapoor
For more than 30 years, Anil Kapoor constantly performed excellently as an actor. In the 80’s, he was hailed as the 2nd biggest star Bollywood has to offer. Apart from Bollywood, he also becomes extremely famous because of his exemplary roles in several international films like Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Slumdog Millionaire.
9. Sanjay Dutt
His acting career began way back in 1981. This iconic Bollywood is actually not new in the filming industry since both of his parents are also famous Bollywood stars during their times. He already starred in a lot of comedy, action, and romance Hindi movies.
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8. Akshay Kumar
His real name is Rajiv Bhatia. At first, he strived and asserted himself in the modeling world. Luckily, he found great success in this field, and it is all thanks to his handsome face and athletic built. Later on, he entered the world of filming, and managed to become one of the iconic Bollywood actors.
7. Salman Khan
Despite the fact that he is branded as Bollywood’s “bad guy”, this iconic actor actually has a golden heart. His real name is Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan. In his earlier years in the industry, he already captured some awards like Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He has indebted this award in his second movie.
6. Naseeruddin Shah
This iconic Bollywood actor had already proven his excellence in the field of filming. It can be confirmed by the awards he had captured. Some of these awards are Venice Film Festival Best Actor Award, Filmfare Awards for Best Actor, and National Film awards.
5. Mithun Chakraborty
His real name is Gouranga Chakraborty. His acting career allows him to acquire several National Film Awards. Aside from being an excellent Bollywood actor, he’s also a dedicated social worker and a successful entrepreneur. In his debut film, he acquired National Film Award for Best Actor.
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4. Shahrukh Khan
This actor is informally called as SRK. The Indian media also branded him as “King of Romance”, “King Khan”, and “Badshah of Bollywood”. Believe it or not, his excellent acting talent helped him acquire 14 Filmfare Awards. All in all, he starred in 75 Hindi films.
3. Rajesh Khanna
It was in the 1960’s when this iconic actor started his acting career in Bollywood. All in all, he had done 180 films; 17 short films and 163 feature films. In the Indian Cinema, he was branded as the “original superstar” and the “first superstar”. In fact, his 15 consecutive films became box office.
2. Amitabh Bachchan
For more than 4 decades, this actor has been performing excellently in the Bollywood filming industry. He has done more than 180 Indian films. Teji Bachchan and Harivansh Rai Bachchan, who happened to be poets, are his parents. This iconic actor also penetrates in Hollywood in the year 2013.
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1. Dilip Kumar
He’s a Pakistani who managed to penetrate in the Bollywood filming industry. His real name is Muhammad Yusuf Khan. It was in the year 1944 when he started acting. He became a successful Bollywood actor for 6 decades, and starred in over 60 Hindi films.
These are the top 10 iconic Bollywood actors you should know. Their stories before achieving great success are really inspiring.