Bollywood has produced innumerable iconic actors since the birth of Hindi film industry. They are the trend setters and have enjoyed undying fame and adulation among the Indian movie fans. Over the years, their celebrity statuses have grown and have started spreading their influence in every sphere of Indian life.
Gradually, these Bollywood film actors have grown in name and fame so much that thousands of people followed their lives in blind hero worship. What they eat, where they live, the names that are associated with each of their lives, what’s happening in their lives, their career, and their personal life started to interest people and people did not rest in peace as long as all details of their lives were made public.
With some of the more prominent film actors, life actually became very difficult as whatever they did in their lives became actions that created furore and very often was followed by the millions of fans. They became models or icons and became the champions of social causes.
Not only their acting skills, their physical attributes, their looks, personality, their way of talking all create the charm and turn a million hearts into brilliant fans every minute with every movie presence. The big names such as Devanand, Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Jitendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Askhok Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Vinod Khanna, Kamaal Hassan, Firoz Khan, Dharmendra, Mithun and those that followed in the later years such as Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Hrithik Roshan, Emraan Hashmi, John Abraham, Ajay Devgan have created larger-than-life characters on the silver screen and have entertained the masses for decades.
Some superstars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Sharukh Khan and Rajnikanth have attained demigod status and are capable of causing mass hysteria. The villains of Hindi Cinema such as Amrish Puri, Amzad Khan, Pran, Gulshan Grover, Prem Chopra, Mac Mohan, Ajit have etched the most ruthless and the vilest characters in the life of Indians. On the other hand, the comedians Mehmood, Asrani, Jagdeep, Jhonny Walker, Om Prakash, Kishore Kumar, Keshto Mukherjee, Paintal, I. S. Johar, Kader Khan, Paresh Rawal, and Johnny Lever have brought a million smiles and unending laughter in serious faces. Their antics, jokes, inimitable style, versatility provide the very essential comic relief to the movie script.
The following are some of the finest actors in the Indian Film industry:
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