Top 10 Best Indian Actors

India is the land of Bollywood, the world's most colorful and lively film industry. Bollywood has given us many stars who have won our hearts and minds with their amazing acting skills. From the old classics to the new hits, Bollywood actors have shown their range, charm, and talent on the big screen.

In this list, we will celebrate the top ten best Bollywood actors of all time, based on their acting skills, awards, popularity, and impact on cinema. From the legends who made history to the icons who rule today, these actors have made Bollywood proud and continue to impress and entertain us with their brilliant performances. So get ready to enjoy the magic of Bollywood and discover its top ten greatest actors of all time.
The Top Ten
1 Shahrukh Khan Referred to as the "King of Bollywood," Shahrukh Khan has acted in over 80 films in a career that spans nearly three decades. Noted for his charisma and emotive capabilities, he has received 14 Filmfare Awards from more than 30 nominations. His worldwide fan following makes him one of the most recognized figures in global cinema. Khan's roles in films like "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge," "My Name Is Khan," and "Chakde India" have garnered critical and commercial acclaim.

He is the king of acting, like Dileep sir, and also the king of style. So, in my view, he is always India's number one star.

Shahrukh Khan is more than the best. He was given the title of being the king of Bollywood, which is the right decision. His film 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' has made a record in Bollywood, celebrating 300 weeks in cinemas all over and breaking old Bollywood records up to the present.

Again, his film 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' also made history as the first Bollywood film to enter the British cinema top ten films of the year, which no one had done in the history of Bollywood. I think no one can do it again unless King Khan does it himself. So, you have to adjust the list by putting Shahrukh Khan first.

Love you, Shahrukh Khan. You are the best, especially when you are with Kajol. Proud of you two, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.

2 Mammootty Mammootty is highly respected in Indian cinema for his incredibly versatile range of roles, spanning over four decades. Known primarily for his work in Malayalam cinema, the actor has over 400 films to his name, a testament to his commitment and prowess. He is a three-time National Award winner, earning accolades for his nuanced performances in films like "Mathilukal," "Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha," and "Ponthan Mada." His on-screen presence is often cited as transformative, bringing a level of authenticity and depth that is unparalleled.

An actor who created a screen space for himself in Indian cinema that is almost impossible to replace. Even though he is from a corner of the country where the reach is small, he was noticed by film lovers of the country due to the diverse characters he has brought to life. He has won only three national awards, but he has been in the final list more than a dozen times, competing with Amitabh Bachchan and others.

I wonder why, despite all that, he had to be the loser after 2000. In his career, the first phase of 15 years until 2000, he won three national awards. However, in the next phase of 15 years, he couldn't win a single one. His best performances came during this time. I would say he is the number one actor in India.

3 Vijay Acclaimed for his performances in Tamil cinema, Vijay is especially famous for his engaging portrayals in action and romantic films. His mass appeal has made him one of the highest-grossing actors in the Tamil film industry. With a career spanning over 30 years, Vijay has worked in more than 60 films, receiving numerous awards for his roles, including Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. His compelling screen presence and unique acting style have made him a household name in South India and among Tamil-speaking audiences worldwide.

He is mostly known as Illayathalapathy. He has a strong fan base all over the world. His latest movie, Nanban, is confirmed as the 4th highest-grossing Indian film.

He is a very nice actor and very talented in acting and dance.

Ilayathalapathy Vijay is a great actor who has a strong fan base all over the world. He is an awesome actor, dancer, singer, respectful, honorable, and honest person. Usually, his films always make a box office hit and achieve super collection. Other than in the film field, he is liked by everyone because of his gentle character, love, and care for others.

He is very helpful to society by supporting good things and encourages his fans to do only good things. He always respects elder and senior actors. Most of the Hollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood, Bollywood, and other actors like him and his acting. There are many other unbelievable facts about him which will make you say that he is suitable for the next SUPERSTAR, KOLLYWOOD KING. He has fans all over the world of all age groups from all countries including Australia, India, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaysia, USA, Japan, Africa, America, U.K., Germany, and uncountable others.

4 Rajinikanth With a career spanning more than four decades, Rajinikanth is a cultural icon in Tamil cinema and has considerable influence in other film industries in India as well. He is lauded for his magnetic screen presence and signature style, which includes unique mannerisms and catchphrases. Rajinikanth has won numerous awards, including the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan, for his contributions to Indian cinema. His box-office draw is so immense that he is often referred to as the "Superstar" of Indian cinema.

He is the role model for today's young actors. The one and only hero who ruled three decades of Indian Cinema. Apart from the cinema, he did many good things which led other actors to do the same. No matter the actors who may have felt down or reached the highest position, this man ruled and tasted the very top position forever.

Even this poll shows that currently, actor Vijay is in the second top position only because of social network popularity. Mr. Rajinikanth has fans spanning three decades. They don't know anything about social networks, and the only thing they know is Mr. Rajinikanth. So this poll was voted only by his fans from the current generation. Thus, the power of Rajinikanth.

5 Salman Khan Salman Khan is an indomitable force in Bollywood, primarily known for his roles in action-packed masala films. His movies often set box-office records, cementing his status as one of the industry's top earners. Khan has been honored with several awards, including two National Film Awards as a film producer and two Filmfare Awards for acting. His sheer star power and ability to captivate audiences are reflected in his consistently successful career.

Salman Khan is the best and the most versatile actor. He holds numerous records, such as the most number of All-Time Blockbusters, Annual top grossers, etc. Loved by the classes and the love of the masses.

Bhai of Bollywood... The person with a golden heart and the most popular actor in India... The superstar Salman...

When it comes to popularity, Salman Khan is undoubtedly on the top. Right from his first film as a leading actor, he is hugely popular with the public. A hero of the masses, loved by all generations, and a man with a golden heart. That's what Salman Khan is all about.

6 Aamir Khan Aamir Khan has distinguished himself in Bollywood as a multifaceted talent, renowned for taking on complex characters and unconventional roles. With hits like "Lagaan," "PK," and "Dangal," he has a knack for choosing scripts that resonate with both critics and audiences. Khan is also known for his meticulous preparation for roles, often undergoing physical transformations to bring his characters to life. He has received numerous awards, including four National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards.

Aamir Khan is not just the most popular actor in India, but also overseas. He has given some of the best movies in India in terms of content, such as Ghajini, Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, Dil Chahta Hai, Dhoom 3, PK, and more. He has been ruling the box office in India and overseas as well. His movie PK was the first to cross the 300 crore club and is the most successful movie in Bollywood.

Aamir Khan has a huge fan following on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites. After actors like Rajesh Khanna, Dilip Kumar, and Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan is considered to be the most versatile actor in Bollywood.

7 Hrithik Roshan Celebrated for his exceptional dancing skills and chiseled physique, Hrithik Roshan has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood. His performances in films like "Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai," "Jodhaa Akbar," and "Super 30" have garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success. Roshan has won six Filmfare Awards and has been recognized for his contributions with numerous other honors. His ability to adapt to different roles while captivating audiences sets him apart as one of India's leading actors.

This guy definitely deserves the title of the best actor in India. His acting, always good-looking, his dancing, physique, emotions, and attitude. He is very good at everything that an actor needs. There are not many actors who can be perfect like this, even in the world.

He is the most handsome Indian action hero with a great body. He is the only hero in India who can be compared with Hollywood stars. Only he should not have discarded Ghajini, Bahubali, etc., to have been number 1. I suggest he not refuse superhit South movies remaking in Hindi.

8 Barun Sobti Barun Sobti has gained recognition not only in Indian television but also in films and web series. Known for his nuanced performances, he gained widespread acclaim for his role in the television show "Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?" Sobti has won several awards, which include the Indian Telly Award for Best Actor. His portrayal of complex characters with emotional depth sets him apart as one of India's exceptional talents in acting.

He is a wonderful actor. Acting is his passion. The fame he has earned is won in minutes and seconds, not in years. His relationship with a live audience is very different than his relationship with the camera. His acting deals with very delicate emotions. It is not putting up a mask. Each time he acts, he does not hide. He exposes himself. His acting is magical. He changes his looks and his attitude, and he can be anyone.

He is the most talented person I have ever seen. It's just that he started from TV, not from big movies under big banners and production houses. He is meant for big screens and will soon be there. He is the most handsome and cute guy in the whole world. He can portray any kind of role with his good acting skills and charm. I have never seen so many girls from around the world dying to see Barun in real life. He is such a darling and a very down-to-earth person. God bless you.

9 Amitabh Bachchan Often referred to as the "Shahenshah of Bollywood," Amitabh Bachchan has had a storied career spanning over five decades. His deep baritone voice and commanding screen presence have made him a cultural icon in India. Bachchan has received numerous accolades, including four National Film Awards for Best Actor and the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. His roles in films like "Sholay," "Deewar," and "Piku" have etched him into the annals of Indian cinema history.

He should not even be included in a comparison, for no one can beat him or even come close to him. For 40 years, he has always been delivering outstanding performances, which no one disagrees with. He still keeps our minds blown by every single scene he performs to date.

#5 is so unfair and untrue, especially when there are actors like SRK who is a student and an admirer of him and still learns from his great experience ahead of him on this list. Amitabh Bachchan is a senior, a legend, a perfect actor with flawless performances all the way. I deeply believe that no one on this Earth can be even half as talented and natural as he is.

10 Ajith Kumar Ajith Kumar is a luminary in Tamil cinema, known for his versatility in tackling a wide variety of roles. He has received several awards, including three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and four Vijay Awards. His knack for performing intense, complex characters in films like "Vaali," "Mugavaree," and "Villain" has garnered him a dedicated fan following. Ajith is not only a skillful actor but also a motor car racer, exemplifying his diverse talents.

He is the NEXT level of Acting, Style, and Charisma. His screen presence is greater than any other actors, even Rajni sir. The way he carries himself is an art that other actors need to learn from him. The hardcore fans and the biggest fan base he has in India and overseas are tremendous. Also, his personality, real-life character, and his being a simple person without stardom.

He takes himself for risky shots and stunts, a real-life car racer. And a great thing is even if he dismisses his fan base... But still, he has the biggest fan base and even has the ultimate level of superstardom... But he denies all the superstar titles. That makes him more than a Superstar or Megastar title. He has the quality of a real Superstar.

The Contenders
11 Kamal Haasan Known for his extraordinary versatility, Kamal Haasan has worked in a variety of Indian film industries, including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi cinema. His ability to portray a wide range of characters has earned him several awards, including four National Film Awards and 19 Filmfare Awards. Haasan has showcased his talent in groundbreaking films like "Nayakan," "Anbe Sivam," and "Dasavathaaram," where he played ten different roles. His contributions to cinema have been recognized with prestigious honors like the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

Kamal Haasan (note the correct spelling) is accepted all over India as the only living true actor. He is surpassed by only one actor from the yesteryears - Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan, who also happened to be his mentor. Maybe the name of this list should be corrected to "Top Ten Commercially Successful Actors in India." Even then, Vijay will not make No. 1. He is a great entertainer but not an actor to be compared with method actors like Kamal, Amitabh, Mammootty, or anyone else for that sake. It's a shame on the voters for either not understanding the list's focus or just being blind to the most commercial actor in Tamil Nadu.

12 Mohanlal Widely respected in the Indian film industry, Mohanlal is particularly known for his work in Malayalam cinema. His acting skills are marked by naturalism and an extraordinary ability to immerse himself in any character. He has received five National Film Awards and has been honored with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. Mohanlal's work in films like "Vanaprastham," "Drishyam," and "Bharatham" highlights his unparalleled contribution to Indian cinema.

This is it. Not only the greatest living Indian actor, but the greatest Indian actor of all time as well. Kamal Hassan is a great actor too (I love him as an actor), but he just doesn't reach Lal's level of natural acting and spontaneity. Kamal does a lot of different kinds of roles, and people easily get influenced by the vast changes in appearance he undergoes for different movies. He is a rigorous method actor in that aspect.

Now, coming to Bollywood, "Company" (2002) alone is enough to show that Mohanlal is greater than all of the so-called actors in Bollywood (even Amitabh Bachchan, in my opinion, is not that great an actor. He is a powerhouse on-screen, but surely not a great actor). None of them can touch his performance in the role of a police officer. Though his screen time wasn't much, he stole the movie from the lead actors, hands down. I still cannot comprehend why people consider over-emoting (to the point of exaggeration) to be "good acting."

If you were to ever choose one Indian actor to send for a one-on-one acting showdown with Robert De Niro, it would have to be Mohanlal. Anyone else (saving a few guys like Kamal and Mammootty) would fail miserably.

13 Ranbir Kapoor Renowned for his emotionally nuanced performances, Ranbir Kapoor has established himself as one of Bollywood's leading actors. He has won six Filmfare Awards for films like "Barfi!," "Rockstar," and "Wake Up Sid." Known for his chameleonic ability to adapt to different roles, Kapoor has proven his mettle in a wide array of genres. His work consistently receives critical acclaim, making him one of the most accomplished actors of his generation.

Great pedigree, has all the potential to match the senior superstars but still a long way to go. He needs to focus on scripts that work for the audience, not for his inner satisfaction.

He is the best of all in Indian cinema. He is handsome, kind, and very talented. I am not a celebrity person, but I am a huge fan of Ranbir Jan.

He is the best! He has won millions of hearts in just a few years!

14 Akshay Kumar Recognized for his versatility, Akshay Kumar has excelled in a wide array of genres including comedy, action, and drama. His disciplined work ethic is evidenced by his prolific output. He typically releases multiple films each year, most of which are commercial successes. Kumar has been honored with the Padma Shri and has received several Filmfare Awards. His roles in films like "Hera Pheri," "Khiladi," and "Kesari" exemplify his diverse talents and widespread appeal.

Akshay is one of the top actors. He can deliver any kind of action (Action, Comedy, Drama, Sad, etc.) and is much better than all the Khans (Shahrukh, Aamir) who have one or two modes of acting skills. But unfortunately, he lacks luck. Hrithik, Arjun Rampal, Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, and Abhishek are also very good actors. But why does the Bollywood industry always praise the Khans and their movies, even though their movies are not good and theirs is the worst action (Salman, Saif, etc.)? Why the double standards? Think a while.

15 Mahesh Babu Mahesh Babu is an iconic figure in Telugu cinema, celebrated for his on-screen charisma and compelling performances. He has received eight Nandi Awards and five Filmfare Awards South, making him one of the most awarded Telugu actors. With blockbuster hits like "Okkadu," "Dookudu," and "Srimanthudu," Mahesh Babu has proven his capability to excel in a variety of genres. His immense popularity is evident not only in South India but also among Telugu-speaking communities globally.

Mahesh is a natural and dynamic actor who is known for his intense portrayals in his movies and charm. He gives his best in all the roles he does and emotes very well without being overly melodramatic, like what we usually see in Indian movies.

He is a cut above the rest and undoubtedly one of the best actors and greatest entertainers in Indian cinema. Not to mention, he is very good-looking with a unique style.

Mahesh was the most handsome, talented, and most reputed hero all over. He was rocking out here with excellent timing and all.

16 Pawan Kalyan Pawan Kalyan is a highly influential actor in Telugu cinema, also known for his political activism. His dynamic performances in films like "Gabbar Singh," "Tholi Prema," and "Attarintiki Daredi" have won him numerous awards and a devoted fan following. His on-screen energy and distinctive acting style make him a standout performer in Indian cinema. Kalyan's influence extends beyond films as he has been actively involved in philanthropy and politics.

He has the highest fanbase in Tollywood. He is such a good person because he rejected a 10 Cr offer from Pepsi and Co to advertise them, thinking about his fans' health. This is his first and last advertisement.

Every other top hero in Tollywood is advertising the brands even if they are not using those, so I consider Pawan Kalyan to be much more responsible towards his fans.

Pawan Kalyan is really an ultimate actor. No need to compare with others. He has his uniqueness in the industry. He is known for his character. All other stars should learn a lot from him.

17 Allu Arjun Allu Arjun is a prominent figure in Telugu cinema, known for his exceptional dancing skills and versatile acting. He has won several awards, including five Filmfare Awards South for his compelling performances in films like "Arya," "Parugu," and "Race Gurram." His dedication to his roles often involves undergoing significant physical transformations, setting him apart as a committed artist. The actor's versatility and ability to take on challenging roles make him one of the leading talents in the industry.

He is the most versatile actor, and he can fit any role in a film. He won four Filmfare awards as best actor in just 10 years of his film career. Probably the most stylish and most energetic actor in India we ever have is Allu Arjun. He belongs to Tollywood, but he has followers from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. And his movies are remade in Bollywood, and some of his dubbed Hindi movies are being watched by millions of North Indians. That's his fan base in India, and he got a unique style of dance, and he is the best dancer next to Prabhu Deva, Hrithik!

18 Farhan Akhtar Farhan Akhtar is a multi-talented figure in Bollywood, excelling as an actor, director, and singer. His performances in films like "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag," "Rock On!!," and "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" have earned him numerous awards and critical acclaim. Akhtar’s deep understanding of filmmaking, derived from his directing background, adds layers to his acting. His dedication to his roles often involves rigorous physical and emotional preparation.

A very good actor. Can anyone forget his performance in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'?

19 John Abraham John Abraham is primarily celebrated for his roles in action films and thrillers in Bollywood. He started as a model before transitioning into acting, where he garnered attention with performances in films like "Dhoom," "Madras Cafe," and "Vicky Donor," the latter two also marking his success as a producer. Abraham has received several awards, with particular praise for his ability to combine physicality with emotional depth in his roles. His commercial successes indicate his strong box-office appeal.

John Abraham is one of the versatile actors in India. Now his acting skills have risen to a certain level. He should be promoted to the top ten list.

He will be back with a bang. It won't be long before he is the best actor in India. John Abraham rocks.

John Abraham has risen from a non-actor to a well-known actor. Once I hated him, but when I saw his Madras Cafe, I was totally wrong about him. My perception of him was wrong. I do love to watch his films further. Waiting for his upcoming films like Dostana 2, Rocky Handsome, Welcome Back. He's truly a genuine actor. Should be promoted to the top 10.

20 Saif Ali Khan Saif Ali Khan has a diverse filmography that ranges from romantic comedies to intense dramas in Bollywood. He has received several accolades for his acting, including a National Film Award for his role in "Hum Tum." Notable for his polished technique and smooth screen presence, Khan has demonstrated his versatility in films like "Omkara" and "Love Aaj Kal." He has also forayed into web series, receiving praise for his performance in the critically acclaimed "Sacred Games."

He is a superstar for India. He will become King Khan.

21 Johnny Lever Johnny Lever is one of India's most celebrated comedians, making a name for himself in both television and film. With over 300 films to his credit, Lever has the ability to provide comic relief without overshadowing the main narrative. He has received thirteen Filmfare Awards for Best Comedian, which is an unparalleled record. His comic timing and unique style of humor have made him a beloved figure in Indian cinema.
22 Suriya Sivakumar Noted for his diverse roles in Tamil cinema, Suriya has demonstrated exceptional range and depth in his acting. He has been honored with several awards, including three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards South. His performances in films like "Kaakha Kaakha," "Perazhagan," and the "Singam" series showcase his talent for portraying complex characters with authenticity. Beyond acting, Suriya is also known for his philanthropic efforts, adding another dimension to his influential career.

He is the most beautiful and talented actor. He is the first man to introduce the six-pack in the Tamil industry. He is the most hard-working person. He perfectly matches any role, and his eyes are very expressive.

He is better than many actors you mentioned ahead of him here. He is a real hard worker and also the best bankable star currently. Even his average movies bring in a profit.

He is suitable for any character and always tries to change his body language for a movie. He is always looking for and selecting different stories in the South Film Industry.

23 Vikram Vikram is a highly respected actor in Tamil cinema, celebrated for his ability to fully immerse himself in the characters he portrays. His transformative roles in films like "Anniyan," "I," and "Sethu" have earned him numerous accolades, including a National Film Award. Vikram is also a recipient of the honorary doctorate for his contribution to the arts, further solidifying his legacy. His unparalleled commitment to his craft is evident in the depth and authenticity he brings to every role.

So many favorites in this list! Hard to find some... However, personally, my die-hard heroes are Mohanlal and Vikram. For me, the most gifted actors so far in India. Brothers... Those who opposed me, I am so sorry! Just sharing my mind... For me, action and style are for entertaining... Not to judge an actor!

The best actor in the world. Better than Mahesh Babu. Mahesh Babu is just an ordinary actor. Vikram is better than Mahesh Babu compared to 100 times. Allu Arjun is also the best actor in India and the world. Allu Arjun should be in the world's top ten and top five in India. Allu Arjun is better than Mahesh Babu.

24 Imran Khan Known for his boy-next-door image, Imran Khan has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood with films like "Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na," "I Hate Luv Storys," and "Delhi Belly." He has won several awards for his debut performance, showcasing his potential right from the outset. Khan has often been lauded for his easygoing, naturalistic style of acting. His screen presence effortlessly connects with the youth, making him a relatable figure in contemporary cinema.

Whatever it is - looks, personality, smile - he is the best and the most good-looking actor in Bollywood.

25 Amir Khan Aamir Khan is one of Bollywood’s most influential figures, revered for his meticulous preparation for each role. Notable films like "Lagaan," "PK," and "Dangal" have earned him both critical acclaim and massive box office success. He has received numerous awards, including four National Film Awards in various capacities. Khan is also recognized for his social activism, often choosing roles that tackle social issues, thus expanding his impact beyond the realm of cinema.

He is truly a perfectionist. He gives his 110% in every movie. He is an amazing actor.

Greatest actor in the whole universe.

I think he's the best actor in the world.

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