List of All Time Great and Top Indian Actors

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Like any other industry, Bollywood is full with top Indian actors and remains no far behind in having its own etymological meaning. Do you know where the term Bollywood came from?

Well, it’s been decades when the word Bollywood was coined for the first time in the history of Indian cinema.

It was named on the financial capital of India- Bombay. As you know, India seems quite enigmatic in its culture, heritage, topography and living style.

The movies produced by the country truly reflect their own culture and lifestyles.

As we discuss the role of Indian cinema on people’s minds, we should never forget those who make this possible.

They’re none other than a plethora of top Indian actors and actresses who work hard to produce films in almost all possible genres. Hindi cinema (Bollywood) comes to light with a blend of comedy, adventure, action, romance, etc.

Have a look at some of the top Indian actors

Ever since the industry (Bollywood) has come into existence, top Indian actors from the country made their contributions to produce unbeatable world class movies.

At the same time, they expect people to be vicarious while watching them. But as the time changed, everything changed as well.

If we analyze Hindi Cinema, it clearly indicates how our movies are getting changed as per the changing times.

Have a look at some of the top Indian actors who are credited of taking the entertainment industry to new heights.



Aamir Khan is one of the top Indian actors who is also a gem of Hindi cinema. He was born on March 14, 1965.

Aamir is one such great actor who has the potential to make you glued on your seats, if you watch any of his films.

In his entire career, he begged numerous awards and recognition. He has won 7 Filmfare Awards and 4 National Film Awards. Aamir is also the recipient of Padama Shree (2003) and Padma Vibhushan (2010) from Government of India.

Aamir first appeared in a film (as a child actor) released in the ear 1977 by the name Yaadon Ki Baaraat.

But he appeared as a full time actor only from a tragic romance film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. The film was released in 1988 and everyone appreciated his performance in the film.

In the same ways, he acted in some other films that gave a reason for the audience to appreciate him as a complete actor.

Some of the films in which he acted are- Dangal (2016), Dil (1990), Raja Hindustani (1997), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Sarfarosh (1999), Ghajini (2008), Dhoom 3 (2013) and many more.



Amitabh Bachchan is an evergreen film star who is acting for more than 4 decades now. He’s a versatile actor and was born on October 11, 1942.

Bachchan became famous for the first time during 1970s after the release of his classic films- Deewar (1979), Zanjeer (1973) and was dubbed Angry Young Man status (for his on screen acts) soon after that. He’s also referred to the star of the Millennium, Big B.

Bachchan is one of the top Indian actors who has begged numerous awards and recognition in his entire career till now.

He has won 4 National Film Awards as best actor, 15 Film fare Awards and so many other awards at the International Film Fare awards ceremony.

He also got so much of name and fame after he hosted one of the most popular TV show of all time- Kaun Banega Crorepati.



Kamal Haasan not only belongs to the list of top Indian actors, but also a fine producer, director, play back singer, scriptwriter, choreographer and dancer.

He was born on November 7, 1954. He has a plethora of awards in his name and has been three times winner of National Film Award. He has also won 19 Film fare awards as well.

The star actor got his first break in the year 1975 when he first appeared in a drama by the name Apoorva Raagangal.

It was a romantic story of a young lad in love with an older woman. Some of his well known films include- Hey Ram (2000), Vishwaroopam (2013), Dasavathaaram (2008) and many more.



Dilip Kumar is regarded as one of the top Indian actors without any doubt. He has unmatched quality in delivering his best to the box office He was born on December 11, 1922 and has given numerous films since then.

As an actor, he performed in a film Jwar Bhata for the first time in 1944. Being a versatile actor, he has acted in all kinds of films like romance, drama, action, etc.

You can see some of his great performances in films like Andaz (1949), Aan (1952), Devdas (1955), Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961) and many more.

He has received the utmost honor from the Government of India in the form of Padma Bhushan (1991) and Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1994). He’s also the recipient of Padma Vibhushan (2015) for his unmatched contribution in Hindi Cinema.



Irrfan Khan is a well known face in the Indian Cinema who was born on January 7, 1967.

He’s a versatile actor who is known for his great acting talent. Irrfan has garnered the National Film Award for the best actor for his film Paan Singh Tomar, released in 2012.

There is no doubt of him being one of the top Indian actors who has begged as many as 3 Film fare Awards, 3 International Academy Awards and a number of other honors.

Some of his best films include- I Love You, Slumdog Millionaire, New York, Life in a metro, Life of Pi, Jurassic World and many more.



ShahRukh Khan is one of the top Indian actors who was born on November 2, 1965. He’s not only an actor but also a fine producer, director and Television personality.

He’s also known as King of Bollywood after his successful venture in a number of films released earlier in his career.

Till now, he has enacted in over 80 films. He has won 14 Filmfare Awards and numerous other accolades.

Some of his best films include- Darr (1993), DDLJ, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), to name a few.



Rajinikanth is basically a Tamil film actor. He’s known as a mega star in Tamil cinema who was born on December 12, 1950.

He has given many hit films, both in Tamil and Hindi cinema. In fact, he’s one of the top Indian actors who has worked both in Hindi and Tamil films.

He has received a number of awards- Padma Bhushan (2000), Padma Vibhushan (2016) and many other awards and recognition. Some of his films include- Sivaji (2007), Chandramukhi (2005) and many more.



Naseeruddin Shah is also among top Indian actors who was born on July 20, 1949. He’s not only a fine actor, but also a director and stage artist.

Like others, Shah has also received numerous awards and recognitions. He has received 3 Film fare Awards, 3 National Awards Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan for his contribution.



Akshay Kumar is one of the pillars of Indian film industry. He’s among top Indian actors who looks most fit as compared to other Bollywood stars. He was born on September 9, 1967.

He’s not only a fine film actor, but also a producer and a martial arts champion.

He has been 2 times winner of Filmfare awards. The actor has delivered numerous hit films in the past.

Some of them include- Mohra (1994), Jaanwar (1999), Hera Pheri (2000). Some of his latest films are- Airlift (2016), Rustom (2016), etc.



Salman Khan is one of the top Indian actors that our film industry has ever produced. He was born on December 27, 1985.

After his journey of doing endless films as an actor, he also has a credit of producing a number of successful hit films as well.