Top 10 best actors in Bollywood
Bollywood is a mixture of action, comedy, romance, thriller, and amazing songs.
But, for whom does the audience crave at the halls? Yes! You’re correct! The actors.
These great personalities put forth various roles in front of us and prepare outstanding movies.
Today, in this article, you will be reading about the top 10 actors in Bollywood.
The list moves from 10th place towards the 1st, and you’re going to know who is topping the list at the end!
So, without any further introduction, dive into the actors’ world.
10. Ayushman Khurrana
The top 10th place holder in the list of top 10 Bollywood actors is Ayushmann Khurrana.
He started his career in the media field after becoming the champion of MTV Roadies, a reality show.
The foremost film in which he starred was ‘Vicky Donor, in which he was exceptionally brilliant.
He accomplished The Filmfare Award for The Best Male Debut for this film.
Leaving apart his acting capabilities, he is also best at singing and Television Hosting.
In 2015, he came up with another hit film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’.
His acting career started to climb high with the films in which he starred –
‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’,
‘Subh Mangal Savdhan’,
His initial song, ‘Pani Da Rang’ received The Award for Best Male Playback Singer.
Also, he made it a point to fix his place in the Forbes magazine among the top 100 Indian celebrities.
And, in Time Magazine, he is one of the 100 influential people in the world.
The other two masterpiece films, ‘Andadhun’ and ‘, Article 15’ permitted him to win two back-to-back Filmfare Critics Awards for Best Actor.
Some of his famous dialogues are:
“Duniya mein har koi galat hai … aur sahi woh hai joh kam galat hai”.
“Dil kehta hai unse mil … dimag kehta hai duty ke baad mil”.
9. Rajkumar Rao
One of the youngest heartthrobs of Bollywood cinema is Rajkumar Rao whose real name is Raj Kumar Yadav.
He sits in 9th place in the list of top 10 actors of Bollywood.
He completed his graduation from Delhi University and afterward started to study acting at ‘Film and Television Institute of India’.
Initially, he was starring in the supporting roles in movies like – ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur Part 2’ and ‘Talaash’.
But then, he moved on to get showcased in the main role in his 1st movie- ‘Kai Po Che’.
In 2013, he became a well-known public figure after he played the role of a lawyer in Hansal Mehta’s film ‘Shahid’.
For this film, he has been awarded The National Film Award for Best Actor and also Filmfare Critics Award For Best Actor.
Some of his rom-com super hit films are ‘Queen’, ‘Aligarh’, ‘Trapped’ etc.
The largest earning film of his life is ‘Stree’ which was a horror-comedy.
Some more achievements in his life are Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Actor.
Few famous dialogues of Rao are:
“Yeh ishq nahi aasaan bas itna samajh lijiye … ek aag ka dariya hai aur wahin bhasma ho jaana hai”.
8. Rajkumar Rao
“Kuch Rishton main logic Nahi Hota hai … sirf magic hota hai”. Rajkumar Rao
8. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
This famous actor gained his acting knowledge from the National School of Drama and today he is ranking at no.
8 among the top 10 actors in Bollywood.
He made his debut in Prashant Bhargava’s film ‘Patang’.
His performance in the aforementioned film was highly appreciated by Roger Ebert (cinema critic).
Henceforth, he achieved recognition Internationally for his films like – ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Black Friday’, ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ etc.
Moreover, his role in the movie ‘Lunchbox’ has been a great success in his film career.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the sole actor in the world whose 8 films were handpicked and presented at the Cannes Film Festival.
Apart from his filming journey, he makes sure to continue farming in his domestic state of UP.
Siddiqui also performed in the series named ‘Sacred Games’ and ‘McMafia’.
The greatest achievements of his life were Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor,
Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role-male, and Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He was entitled as the Breakthrough Talent at the 2012 GQ Men of the Year Awards.
In addition to this, he acclaimed the Special Jury Award at the 60th National Film Awards 2012.
For the series ‘Sacred Games, he won The Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the reputed Singapore International Film Festival.
Few exceptional dialogues of Siddiqui are:
“Jab tak todengein nahi, Tab-tak chodegein nahi. Bahut hi lamba dangal chalega re tohra Hamar. Taiyaar Hai? Ha ha ha Taiyaaar!”.
“Jeet mein toh har aadmi saath deta hai…saathi toh woh hai joh haar mein bhi saath de”.
7. Manoj Bajpayee
Being in 7th place on the list of top 10 Bollywood actors is worth appreciation.
Leaving aside Hindi cinema, he has also worked for Tamil and Telugu cinemas.
Coming from a small village in Bihar, he dreamt of showcasing his talent as an actor before everyone.
For this, he got admission to the National School of Drama and kept up his theatrical skills while pursuing the degree.
Initially, he got featured in few disregarded roles in ‘Dorhkaal’ and ‘Bandit Queen’.
Then, in 1998 he appeared as ‘Bhiku Mhatre’ in Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Satya’.
For this movie, he achieved National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.
After doing these films, he starred in ‘Kaun’ and ‘Shool’.
Moreover, he accomplished 3 National Film Awards, 4 Filmfare Awards, 2 Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Performance by an Actor,
and finally, he received one of the most honored awards, ‘Padma Shri’ for his offerings towards art.
Some other movies in which he appeared are ‘Aiyaari’, ‘Aligarh’, ‘Special 26’, ‘Rajneeti’ ‘Rukh’ etc.
Some exceptional dialogues of Manoj Bajpayee are:
“Aasmaan Mein Thookne Waale Ko Shayad Pata Nahin Hai…Ki Palat Ke Thook Unhi Ke Chere Par Giregi”.
“Zindagi mein koi na koi cheez toh honi chahiye joh jeene ka bahana bani rahe”.
6. Irrfan Khan
One of the most talented actors in Indian Movies was Irrfan Khan
His one after the other hit movies helped him gain a reputation as one of the top 10 Bollywood actors.
He has fixed his spot on 6th place among the top 10 Bollywood actors.
His unnoticed role in ‘Salaam Bombay!’ was the very first performance in his movie career.
After he starred in ‘Maqbool’ and ‘Haasil’, he got the opportunity to prove his worth in Hindi cinema.
After this, he kept on rising as an actor and acted in films like-
‘Namesake’, ‘Life in a Metro’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ etc.
Not only in Bollywood, but he has also acted in celebrated movies in Hollywood named-
‘Life of Pi’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘The Amazing Spider Man’ and ‘Inferno’.
Some of his masterpieces works in Bollywood are –
‘Lunchbox’, ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘Piku’ etc. His achievements include 3 Filmfare Awards,
The Padma Shri Award, and 1 Asian Film Award.
Unfortunately, his last appearance was in the movie ‘Angrezi Medium’ and then in 2020, we lost him forever.
Nonetheless, he is still the king of our hearts and will forever be.
Remembering some of his outstanding dialogues:
“Sirf Insaan Galat Nahi Hote…Waqt Bhi Galat Ho Sakta Hai”.
“I suppose, In The End, The Whole Life Becomes An Act Of Letting Go”.
5. Amitabh Bachchan
To start with him, in one word he is a living legend.
Since 1969 he has been one of the top 10 Bollywood Actors.
His talent got its 1st revelation in ‘Saat Hindustani’.
After that, he came up with blockbuster movies- ‘Deewar’, ‘Mohabaatein’, ‘Mard’, ‘Don’, ‘Agneepath’ etc.
This legend is still continuing with his acting skills and has maintained his position in Bollywood at 5th place undoubtedly.
In the 1970s and 80s, he was entitled as ‘one-man industry’ by Francois Truffaut (French Director).
Besides, being an actor, he has also been a playback singer, producer, and Television presenter.
Amitabh Bachchan was a well-known host for hosting the program – ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’.
His accomplishments consist of 4 National Film Awards as Best Actor,
Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 15 Filmfare Awards, Padma Shri, Padma Bhusan, Padma Vibhushan.
Moreover, he received an honorary award from the government of France –
Knight of the Legion of Honor for his outstanding career in movies.
Bachchan even made a mark in Hollywood Movie – Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’.
In this film, he acted in the role of a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.
Let us look forward to some of his amazing dialogues:
“Sahi baat ko sahi waqt pe kiya jaye to uska maza hi kuch aur hai, aur main sahi waqt ka intezaar karta hoon”.
“Parampara, Pratishtha, Anushasan. Ye is gurukul ke teen stambh hai.
Ye wo aadarsh hain jinse hum aapka aane waala kal banaate hain”.
4. Shah Rukh Khan
Mostly, he is called after his initials- SRK in Bollywood.
Initially, he was an actor appearing in television serials in 1998.
Afterward, he entered Bollywood and became the ‘King Khan’.
Success met him in his very first film ‘Deewana’, and subsequently today he has completed doing 80+ films altogether.
Some of the successfully ran films of Shah Rukh Khan are
‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Dil to Pagal hai’, ‘Darr’, ‘Anjam’, ‘Baazigar’ etc.
Some of his latest films that received high recognition are
‘Dilwale’, ‘Dear Zindagi’, ‘Raees’, ‘Chak De India’, ‘Happy New Year’, and many more.
For this, he is ranked in 4th place among the top 10 Bollywood actors.
Along with movies, his interest in cricket made him the co-owner of an Indian Premier League team – ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’.
Also, he is the co-owner of the Caribbean Premier League team – ‘Trinbago Knight Riders’.
Moreover, he is entitled as ‘Brand SRK’ by the media industry for his business ventures.
The accomplishments which he acquired over the years are 14 Filmfare Awards,
8 Special Awards for Best Actor, and Padma Shri.
In addition to these, he received awards from the France Government – Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award,
French Legion of Honor, and Chevalier Legion d’honneur.
Some of his important dialogues are:
“Kehte hain agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaho … to puri kainaat usse tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai”.
Shah Rukh Khan
“Kabhi kabhi jeetne ke liye kuch haarna bhi padta hai … aur haar kar jeetne waale ko baazigar kehte hai”.
Shah Rukh Khan
3. Ajay Devgn
Being in 3rd place on the list of top 10 actors of Bollywood is not easy.
He has earned his place by presenting his best acting skills in all the movies he has performed.
In total, he has been an actor for 100+ films.
Initially, he was seen in ‘Phool Aur Kante’ in 1991 for the 1st time.
But then, Ajay Devgn became a prominent Bollywood figure for the
films – ‘Jigaar’, ‘Sangram’, ‘Dilwale’, ‘Diljale’.
His immense success at the film, ‘Golmaal: Fun Unlimited’ in 2006 made him collaborate with Rohit Shetty for his series of films-
‘Golmaal Returns’, ‘All the best: Fun begins’, ‘Singham’,
‘Bol Bachchan’, ‘Singham Returns’, ‘Golmaal Again’ etc.
The most highly earned film in which be starred was ‘Tanhaji’ and ‘Total Dhamaal’.
Additionally, he owns his production company ‘Ajay Devgn FFilms’.
From his own production house, the 1st film which was directed by him which was:
‘U, Me Aur Hum’.
He has acquired 2 National Film Awards, 3 Filmfare Awards, 2 Bengal Film Journalist Association Awards,
1 Producers Guild Film Award, 1 Zee Cine Award, 4 Stardust Awards, 3 Screen Awards, and Padma Shri Award.
To speak about his dialogues, some of the famous ones are:
“Hamari tasveerein kheench ke apni dukaan mein laga lena … kabhi zaroorat padhe, toh dono mein se ek bhagwan chun lena”.
“Jinki manzil ek hoti hai … woh raaston par hi toh milte hai”.
2. Akshay Kumar
Placing himself in the 2nd spot among the top 10 Bollywood Actors,
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia a.k.a. Akshay Kumar has attained huge success in his filming career.
Besides his career as an actor, he is also a producer, martial artist, and television presenter.
For about 29 years and counting, Akshay Kumar has been a great actor, starring in more than 100 films.
In 1991, he debuted in the film ‘Saugandh’, but his prosperity came with the film ‘Khiladi’.
Not only in action films but also in romantic films, he gained huge victory –
‘Dhadkan’, ‘Andaaz’, ‘Namaste London’, ‘Waqt’, ‘Patiala House’ etc.
His skills in performing stunts gave him the entitlement of ‘Indian Jackie Chan’.
Moreover, he has hosted one of the most difficult shows –
‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi’.
In 2014, he started the show – ‘ Dare 2 Dance’.
In the World Kabaddi League, he owns a team named – ‘ Khalsa Warriors’.
Some of the latest releases of Akshay Kumar are – ‘Airlift’, ‘Padman’,‘
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ etc.
His list of achievements is huge, he accomplished 2 Filmfare Awards,
A National Film Award For Best Actor, and Padma Shri Award.
A few of his famous dialogues are:
“Mana ki tu ek insaan hai sari duniya ke liye … magar sari duniya hai kisi ek insaan ke liye”.
“Maa ke doodh mein toh dum hota hi hai … chahe woh Hindustan ki ho ya Pakistan ki”.
The actor who tops the list of the top 10 Bollywood actors is Amir Khan.
His talent is not limited to acting but similarly in directing and filmmaking.
Not just these, but he is also a host of a prestigious talk show – ‘Satyamev Jayate’.
Ruling the Hindi Movie Industry for the last 30 years and went on gifting one after the other amazing hits to his fans.
Amir Khan is titled the ‘biggest movie star’ in the whole world by Newsweek. For many years,
he has been listed continuously among the ‘500 most influential Muslims’ of the world.
He was first seen on screen as a child actor in Nasir Hussain’s film,
‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’.
But, his first leading acting role was in ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’.
After these, he acted in films like – ‘Fanaa’, ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘Taree Zameen Par’, ‘Dhoom 3’, ‘3 Idiots’, ‘PK’, ‘Dangal’ etc.
Every film of his earned high amounts and ruled the Box Office.
The largest grossing Indian Film in which he shared the screen with a budding actress,
Zaira Wasim is a ‘Secret Superstar’.
He achieved 9 Filmfare Awards, 4 National Awards, Padma Shri, Padma Bhusan, and many more.
Some best handful dialogues of Amir Khan among many are:
“Kamyaab Home ke liyr nahi, Kabil home ke liye padho’’.
“Har bachche ki apni khoobi hoti hai, apni kaabiliyat hoti hai, apni chahat hoti hai”. Amir Khan
Thus, now you know about the top 10 Bollywood actors in totality.
A short bio was included in the article, for you to know about them in a gist.
Also, the summary list has been written at the end in proper 1st to 10th order.
Each one of them has gifted us many blockbuster movies and a lot of entertainment.
Hopefully, you have loved reading the article. The summary of the top 10 actors of Bollywood are as follows:
1. Amir Khan
2. Akshay Kumar
3. Ajay Devgn
4. Shah Rukh Khan
5. Amitabh Bachchan
6. Irrfan Khan
7. Manoj Bajpayee
8. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
9. Rajkumar Rao
10. Ayushmann Khurrana
This article has been providing you with a list of the top 10 actors of Bollywood.
Some of their films, famous dialogues, awards are all enlisted in this article.
The hard work of all the top 10 Bollywood actors is huge enough to place them on the list of the top 10 actors in Bollywood.